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Christmas Poems : Everyman's Library Pocket Poets - John Hollander

Christmas Poems

Everyman's Library Pocket Poets

By: John Hollander (Editor), J. D. McClatchy (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 26th October 1999
ISBN: 9780375407895
Number Of Pages: 256

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Christmas is both a holiday and a holy day, and from the start it has been associated with poetry, from the song of the seraphim above the manger to the cherished carols around the punch bowl. This garland of Christmas poems contains not only the ones you would insist on finding here ("A Visit from St. Nicholas," "Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming," and "The Twelve Days of Christmas" among them) but such equally enchanting though lesser-known Yuletide treasures as Emily Dickinson's "The Savior must have been a docile Gentleman," Anthony Hecht's "Christmas Is Coming," Rudyard Kipling's "Christmas in India," Langston Hughes's "Shepherd's Song at Christmas," Robert Graves's "The Christmas Robin," and happy surprises like Phyllis McGinley's "Office Party," Dorothy Parker's "The Maid-Servant at the Inn," and Philip Larkin's "New Year Poem."

Forewordp. 11
The Annunciationp. 17
Adventp. 18
Advent Calendarp. 19
Christmas Evep. 25
Christmas Evep. 28
from In Memoriamp. 29
Noel: Christmas Eve, 1913p. 31
The Oxenp. 33
Jest 'Fore Christmasp. 34
A Visit from St. Nicholasp. 37
Upon Christ His Birthp. 45
On the Morning of Christs Nativityp. 46
Nativityp. 57
The Nativityp. 58
New Prince, New Pompp. 60
The Nativity of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christp. 62
For the Nativityp. 64
Christmasp. 65
The Maid-servant at the Innp. 67
Josephp. 68
The Mother of Godp. 69
Shepherd's Song at Christmasp. 70
The Three Kingsp. 72
Journey of the Magip. 76
The Adoration of the Kingsp. 78
The Three Holy Kingsp. 80
Carol of the Three Kingsp. 83
The Masque of Christmasp. 87
The True Christmasp. 92
Old Christmastidep. 94
Christmas at Seap. 98
The Christmas Treep. 102
Our Christmas Treep. 104
Decemberp. 105
Christmasp. 113
The Burning Babep. 115
'The Savior must have been a docile Gentleman'p. 117
A Christmas Hymnp. 119
Christmasp. 120
Sonnets at Christmasp. 121
An Old Song Endedp. 123
A Christmas Poemp. 125
Illuminationp. 127
The Mahogany Treep. 131
Christmasp. 133
The Dark Christmas on Wildwood Roadp. 136
Lady Selecting Her Christmas Cardsp. 139
City Christmasp. 140
Office Partyp. 141
Christmas is Comingp. 145
The House of Christmasp. 147
Christmas Bellsp. 149
A Nativityp. 151
Christmas Treesp. 153
A Christmas Card, After the Assassinationsp. 154
Christmas in Biafra (1969)p. 155
A Christmas Ghost-storyp. 158
Christmas in Indiap. 159
A Christmas Sonnetp. 162
A Carolp. 163
The Christmas Robinp. 164
Carolp. 167
An Ode of the Birth of Our Saviourp. 168
On Christmas Day to My Heartp. 170
A Christmas Carolp. 172
from In Memoriamp. 175
French Noelp. 177
Christus Natus Estp. 180
A Carolp. 182
A Lullabyp. 183
While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Nightp. 184
Good King Wenceslasp. 186
O Little Town of Bethlehemp. 188
We Three Kingsp. 190
It Came Upon the Midnight Clearp. 192
Silent Nightp. 194
Lo, How a Rose E'er Bloomingp. 195
The Cherry-tree Carolp. 196
I Saw Three Shipsp. 199
I Sing of a Maidenp. 201
A Child This Day is Bornp. 202
To-morrow Shall be My Dancing Dayp. 204
Nowell Sing Wep. 205
The First Nowellp. 206
The Holly and the Ivyp. 208
Green Grow'th the Hollyp. 210
The Twelve Days of Christmasp. 211
God Rest You Merry Gentlemenp. 212
Wassail, Wassailp. 215
Here We Come A-wassailingp. 217
from For the Time Beingp. 221
Untrimming the Treep. 224
Burning the Christmas Greensp. 226
New Year's Evep. 230
New Yearp. 232
New Year's Dayp. 235
New Year Poemp. 236
Twelfth Nightp. 239
Twelfth Nightp. 241
Epiphanyp. 243
Acknowledgmentsp. 245
Index of Authorsp. 249
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ISBN: 9780375407895
ISBN-10: 0375407898
Series: Everyman's Library Pocket Poets
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 26th October 1999
Publisher: Everyman
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 16.6 x 11.5  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.23