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Christmas Poems (1999) [Anthology]
by Chinua Achebe W.H. Auden Wendell Berry John Betjeman Morris Bishop Robert Bridges Phillips Brooks G. K. Chesterton John Clare Samuel Taylor Coleridge Countee Cullen Dick Davis Walter de la Mare Emily Dickinson John Donne T. S. Eliot Eugene Field Robert Fitzgerald Robert Graves Donald Hall Thomas Hardy John Heath-Stubbs Anthony Hecht George Herbert Robert Herrick Geoffrey Hill J.H. Hopkins Langston Hughes Elizabeth Jennings Ben Jonson Rudyard Kipling Philip Larkin Janet Lewis Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Robert Lowell J.D. McClatchy Phyllis McGinley W. S. Merwin John Milton Joseph Mohr Clement C. Moore William Morris John N. Morris J.M. Neale John Frederick Nims Clement Paman Dorothy Parker Rainer Maria Rilke Edwin Arlington Robinson Christina Rossetti Gjertrud Schnackenberg Walter Scott Edmund Hamilton Sears Christopher Smart Stevie Smith Robert Southwell Robert Louis Stevenson Sir John Suckling Allen Tate Nahum Tate Alfred Tennyson William Makepeace Thackeray Unknown Author Mona van Duyn Henry Vaughan Richard Wilbur William Carlos Williams Elinor Wylie William Butler Yeats Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

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 magner 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."
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Selected and edited by John Hollander and J.D. McClatchy

Annunciation and Advent
- Elizabeth Jennings: The Annunciation
- Christina Rossetti: Christmas Eve
- Gjertrud Schnackenberg: Advent Calender
Christmas Eve
- Walter de la Mare: Christmas Eve
- Christina Rossetti: Christmas Eve
- Alfred, Lord Tennyson: from In Memoriam
- Robert Bridges: Noel: Christmas Eve, 1913
- Thomas Hardy: The Oxen
- Eugene Field: Jest 'Fore Christmas
- Clement Moore: A Visit from St. Nicholas
The Nativity
- Sir John Suckling: Upon Christ His Birth
- John Milton: On the Morning of Christs Nativity
- John Donne: Nativity
- Henry Vaughan: The Nativity
- Robert Southwell: New Prince, New Pomp
- Christopher Smart: The Nativity of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ
- John Heath-Stubbs: For the Nativity
- Stevie Smith: Christmas
- Dorothy Parker: The Maid-Servant at the Inn
- G. K. Chesterton: Joseph
- William Butler Yeats: The Mother of God
- Langston Hughes: Shepherd's Song at Christmas
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: The Three Kings
- T. S. Eliot: The Journey of the Magi
- William Carlos Williams: The Adoration of the Kings
- Rainer Maria Rilke: The Three Holy Kings
- W. S. Merwin: Carol of the Three Kings
- Ben Jonson: The Masque of Christmas
- Henry Vaughan: The True Christmas
- Sir Walter Scott: Old Christmastide
- Robert Louis Stevenson: Christmas at Sea
- Cecil Day-Lewis: The Christmas Tree
- Wendell Berry: Our Christmas Tree
- John Clare: December
Meditations on Christmas
- George Herbert: Christmas
- Robert Southwell: The Burning Babe
- Emily Dickinson: 'The Savior must have been a docile Gentleman'
- Richard Wilbur: A Christmas Hymn
- John Frederick Nims: Christmas
- Allen Tate: Sonnets at Christmas
- J. D. McClatchy: An Old Song Ended
- Dick Davis: A Christmas Poem
- Anthony Hecht: Illumination
Christmas Crackers
- William Makepeace Thackeray: The Mahogany Tree
- John Betjeman: Christmas
- Morris Bishop: The Dark Christmas on Wildwood Road
- Phyllis McGinley: Lady Selecting Her Christmas Cards
- Phyllis McGinley: City Christmas
- Phyllis McGinley: Office Party
Christmas Ironies
- Anthony Hecht: Christmas is Coming
- G. K. Chesterton: The House of Christmas
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Christmas Bells
- Rudyard Kipling: A Nativity
- Geoffrey Hill: Christmas Trees
- Mona Van Duyn: A Christmas Carol, After the Assassinations
- Chinua Achebe: Christmas in Biafra
- Thomas Hardy: A Christmas Ghost-Story
- Rudyard Kipling: Christmas in India
- Edwin Arlington Robinson: A Christmas Sonnet
- Cecil Day-Lewis: A Carol
- Robert Graves: The Christmas Robin
Christmas Songs and Carols
- Ben Jonson: Carol
- Robert Herrick: An Ode of the Birth of Our Saviour
- Clement Paman: On Christmas Day to My Heart
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge: A Christmas Carol
- Alfred, Lord Tennyson: from In Memoriam
- William Morris: French Noel
- Countee Cullen: Christus Natus Est
- Donald Hall: A Carol
- Janet Lewis: A Lullaby
- Nahum Tate: While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night
- J. M. Neale: Good King Wenceslas
- Bishop Phillips Brooks: O Little Town of Bethlehem
- J. H. Hopkins: We Three Kings
- Edmund Hamilton Sears: It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
- Joseph Mohr: Silent Night
- [traditional]: Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming
- [traditional]: The Cherry-tree Carol
- [traditional]: I Saw Three Ships
- [traditional]: I Sing of a Maiden
- [traditional]: A Child This Day Is Born
- [traditional]: To-morrow Shall Be My Dancing Day
- [traditional]: Nowell Sing We
- [traditional]: The First Nowell
- [traditional]: The Holly and the Ivy
- [traditional]: Green Grow'th the Holly
- [traditional]: The Twelve Days of Christmas
- [traditional]: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
- [traditional]: Wassail, Wassail
- [traditional]: Here We Come A-wassailing
After Christmas
- W. H. Auden: from For the Time Being
- John N. Morris: Untrimming the Tree
- William Carlos Williams: Burning the Christmas Greens
- John Frederick Nims: New Year's Eve
- Christopher Smart: New Year
- Robert Lowell: New Year's Day
- Philip Larkin: New Year Poem
- Phyllis McGinley: Twelfth Night
- Elinor Wylie: Twelfth Night
- Robert Fitzgerald: Epiphany

Original title: Christmas Poems
Original languages: English


Genre: PoetryVerseReligious And Inspirational

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