Christmas Poems

ISBN-10: 0375407898
ISBN-13: 9780375407895
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/26/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 4.75" wide x 6.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

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."

John Hollander has edited several Everyman's Library Pocket Poet volumes, including "Robert Frost", "Christmas Poems", "War Poems", "Marriage Poems", "Animal Poems", & "Garden Poems". He is the A. Bartlett Biamatti Professor of English at Yale University, & the author of numerous books of poetry & criticism. He was made a MacArthur Fellow in 1990.

J. D. McClatchy is the author of four books of poems, two books of literary essays, & four opera libretti. He is the editor of "The Yale Review" & a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.

Foreword
The Annunciation
Advent
Advent Calendar
Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve
from In Memoriam
Noel: Christmas Eve, 1913
The Oxen
Jest 'Fore Christmas
A Visit from St. Nicholas
Upon Christ His Birth
On the Morning of Christs Nativity
Nativity
The Nativity
New Prince, New Pomp
The Nativity of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ
For the Nativity
Christmas
The Maid-servant at the Inn
Joseph
The Mother of God
Shepherd's Song at Christmas
The Three Kings
Journey of the Magi
The Adoration of the Kings
The Three Holy Kings
Carol of the Three Kings
The Masque of Christmas
The True Christmas
Old Christmastide
Christmas at Sea
The Christmas Tree
Our Christmas Tree
December
Christmas
The Burning Babe
'The Savior must have been a docile Gentleman'
A Christmas Hymn
Christmas
Sonnets at Christmas
An Old Song Ended
A Christmas Poem
Illumination
The Mahogany Tree
Christmas
The Dark Christmas on Wildwood Road
Lady Selecting Her Christmas Cards
City Christmas
Office Party
Christmas is Coming
The House of Christmas
Christmas Bells
A Nativity
Christmas Trees
A Christmas Card, After the Assassinations
Christmas in Biafra (1969)
A Christmas Ghost-story
Christmas in India
A Christmas Sonnet
A Carol
The Christmas Robin
Carol
An Ode of the Birth of Our Saviour
On Christmas Day to My Heart
A Christmas Carol
from In Memoriam
French Noel
Christus Natus Est
A Carol
A Lullaby
While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night
Good King Wenceslas
O Little Town of Bethlehem
We Three Kings
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
Silent Night
Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming
The Cherry-tree Carol
I Saw Three Ships
I Sing of a Maiden
A Child This Day is Born
To-morrow Shall be My Dancing Day
Nowell Sing We
The First Nowell
The Holly and the Ivy
Green Grow'th the Holly
The Twelve Days of Christmas
God Rest You Merry Gentlemen
Wassail, Wassail
Here We Come A-wassailing
from For the Time Being
Untrimming the Tree
Burning the Christmas Greens
New Year's Eve
New Year
New Year's Day
New Year Poem
Twelfth Night
Twelfth Night
Epiphany
Acknowledgments
Index of Authors

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