Favorite Christmas Poems
Courier Corporation, Mar 2, 2012 - Poetry - 112 pages
What would Christmas be without such charming and heartwarming poems as "A Visit from St. Nicholas"? That famous poem, also known as "The Night Before Christmas," is only one of the many sparkling highlights of this festive collection, a rich and varied compilation of yuletide verse that will enchant readers of all ages.
These poems range from serious seasonal reflections by Martin Luther ("From Heaven Above to Earth I Come") and John Milton ("On the Morning of Christ's Nativity") to flights of fancy such as Lewis Carroll's "Christmas Greeting from a Fairy to a Child" and Kenneth Grahame's "Carol of the Field Mice" from The Wind in the Willows. Other contributors include Christina Rossetti, Rudyard Kipling, Edgar Allan Poe, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Emily Dickinson, Thomas Hardy, John Donne, Ben Jonson, and Sir Walter Scott. Twenty-five timeless black-and-white etchings, engravings, and drawings enhance this treasury of verse.
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angels sing Babe baby bells Bethlehem birth blessèd born breast bright bring cheer child Christ CHRIST’S NATIVITY CHRISTINA ROSSETTI CHRISTMAS CAROL Christmas Eve dancing dark dawn dear doth Eddi eyes fire flock fore Christmas G. K. CHESTERTON glad glory gold good-will happy hath head Hear the sledges heard heart Heav’ns heaven heavenly HENRY VAUGHAN HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW highly favoured lady holy night Jack Frost King Wenceslas Kriss Kringle light Lord lowly Mahogany Tree manger Manhood End merry mirth MORNING OF CHRIST’S mother Nicholas Nowell sing o’er old tree peace on earth pomp poor Post and Pair pray Prince of peace Ring ROBERT HERRICK ROBERT SOUTHWELL Round the old RUDYARD KIPLING Savior SHEPHERDS WATCHED Sleep snow song stable star sweet tamarisks—the thee things thou Three Kings throng turn’d VISIT FROM ST voice weary wild wings winter wonder