Christmas Poems (New Directions Paperbook)

Christmas Poems (New Directions

Awake the voice!  Awake the string! Dark and dull night fly hence away, And give the honor of this day That sees December turned to May.            ―William Herrick Christmas Poems is a pleasing and diverse selection of classic holiday poems that goes all the way back to an eclogue of Virgil, moves along to a wide range of authors such as Chaucer, Herbert, Longfellow, Dickinson, Paul Dunbar, Rilke, Yeats, William Carlos Williams, Robert Frost, E. E. Cummings, Kenneth Patchen, Thomas Merton, Wallace Stevens, Marie Ponsot, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Frank O’Hara, Denise Levertov, and Bernadette Mayer. Beautifully designed, this New Directions gem (originally published in the 1940s and reissued in the 1970s) rings with the deep sentiments of the season and just the right splash of holiday cheer. Christmas Poems comes with French flaps and is the perfect size for a stocking stuffer.Christmas Poems was originally edited by Albert M. Hayes and New Directions founder and publisher James Laughlin as A Wreath of Christmas Poems, and published as part of the "Poets of the Year" series in 1942. The collection was updated and revised in 1972, and selections for this newly revised 2008 edition have been chosen by the editorial staff at New Directions.

  • ASIN: 0811218082

50 Best Loved Christmas Stories and Poems for All Ages (Cambridge World Classics Edition) (Christmas Books Classic Literature Book 1)

50 Best Loved Christmas Stories and Poems for All Ages (Cambridge World Classics Edition) (Christmas Books Classic Literature Book

This wonderful collection brings together, for the very first time, fifty of the best loved Christmas stories and poems in a single, beautifully illustrated volume. Opening with O. Henry’s classic story of transcendent love, The Gift of the Magi, and closing with Robert Frost’s celebratory poem, Christmas Trees, this anthology passes through the works of some of the greatest writers in world literature, including Charles Dickens, Hans Christian Andersen, Louisa May Alcott, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Sir Walter Scott, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, G.K. Chesterton, Thomas Hardy, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and William Butler Yeats.It, of course, includes the well known classics such as Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and Moore’s The Night Before Christmas. However, it also contains some relatively unknown gems such as Abbey Farwell Brown’s A Christmas Angel and two wonderful folk tales retold by Elizabeth Harrison, Little Gretchen and the Wooden Shoe and A Story of the Little Child.This collection has been newly edited, commented and painstakingly illustrated in the hope that it will create new joyous Christmas memories for generations to come.CONTENTSThis completely new anthology of Christmas stories and poems contains an original preface and introduction, as well as a fully interactive table of contents. Part One: The Meaning of ChristmasThe Gift of the Magi O.HENRYThe Fir Tree HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN The Little Match Girl HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSENA Christmas Carol CHARLES DICKENSA Christmas Dream, LOUISA MAY ALCOTT The Christmas Angel ABBIE FARWELL BROWNLittle Gretchen and the Wooden Shoe ELIZABETH HARRISONA Story of the Child ELIZABETH HARRISONInterlude: The Night Before Christmas The Night Before Christmas CLEMENT CLARKE MOOREThe Night After Christmas CLEMENT CLARKE MOORESanta Claus [read more]


Christmas Blessings: Prayers and Poems to Celebrate the Season

Christmas Blessings: Prayers and Poems to Celebrate the

Christmas Blessings is a keepsake treasury filled with prayers, toasts, and blessings that evoke the true meaning of Christmas.When Christmas seems too commercial, open to any page in this book and be filled with the spirit of the season.  Keep Christmas alive in your heart as you dip in for inspiration that conveys the true meaning of Christmas.  Over 100 poems, prayers, toasts, and blessings from contemporary writers to classic voices, such as Christina Rosetti and Emily Dickinson, fill the pages of this inspirational collection.

  • Brand: Cotner June
  • ASIN: 1449471889
  • UPC: 050837348776

Christmas Gifts

Christmas Gifts

Giving gifts at Christmas is a way of showing our love. But Christmas offers its own gifts, which aren't wrapped up under the tree. Praying, caroling, worshiping, and family are just some of the joys of Christmas that are wondrous gifts in themselves. With gentle rhymes and loving illustrations, this charming book reminds young and old of the Christmas gifts the season offers.

  • Brand: Brand: Boyds Mills Press
  • ASIN: 1590780833

The First Gift of Christmas

The First Gift of

Explores the meaning of Christmas in reflections and introspections centered on the four seasons of Christmas--the Advent, Christmas Eve, Christmas morning, and Christmas night

  • Brand: Gibbs Smith
  • ASIN: 0879057637

Amazing Peace: A Christmas Poem

Amazing Peace: A Christmas

  • ASIN: B00486UEVW

A Family Christmas

A Family Christmas

"When I began assembling [this] collection, I was skeptical that I would learn anything new about Christmas, but reading and reflecting on the history and spirit of Christmas brought back many memories, and taught me a great deal. . . . The literature of Christmas ranges from the miraculous to the tragic, the profound to the ridiculous, but always represents the connection to something larger than ourselves." --Caroline Kennedy In A Family Christmas, Caroline shares the Christmas poetry, prose, scriptural readings, and lyrics that are most dear to her, drawing on authors as diverse as Harper Lee, Nikki Giovanni, Martin Luther King Jr., Billy Collins, John and Yoko, and Charles Dickens. There are also many lesser-known gems throughout and personal treasures from her own family--including a young Caroline's Christmas list to Santa Claus and a letter from her father as President to a child concerned about Santa's well-being. This diverse and unique anthology will become a timeless keepsake, and will enrich your heart and mind with the spirit of Christmas. A Family Christmas includes selections from: Groucho Marx, Emma Lazarus, Mark Twain, Sandra Cisneros, Pearl S. Buck, Truman Capote, Gabriela Mistral, Ogden Nash, Clement Clarke Moore, Vladimir Nabokov, Marianne Moore, Calvin Trillin, E. B. White, and many more.

  • Brand: Kennedy, Caroline (COM)
  • ASIN: 1401322271

Christmas Bells: A Novel

Christmas Bells: A

New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini celebrates Christmas, past and present, with a wondrous novel inspired by the classic poem “Christmas Bells,” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. I heard the bells on Christmas Day / Their old familiar carols play / And wild and sweet / The words repeat / Of peace on earth, good-will to men!   In 1860, the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow family celebrated Christmas at Craigie House, their home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The publication of Longfellow’s classic Revolutionary War poem, “Paul Revere’s Ride,” was less than a month hence, and the country’s grave political unrest weighed heavily on his mind. Yet with his beloved wife, Fanny, and their five adored children at his side, the delights of the season prevailed. In present-day Boston, a dedicated teacher in the Watertown public school system is stunned by somber holiday tidings. Sophia’s music program has been sacrificed to budget cuts, and she worries not only about her impending unemployment but also about the consequences to her underprivileged students. At the church where she volunteers as music director, Sophia tries to forget her cares as she leads the children’s choir in rehearsal for a Christmas Eve concert. Inspired to honor a local artist, Sophia has chosen a carol set to a poem by Longfellow, moved by the glorious words he penned one Christmas Day long ago, even as he suffered great loss. Christmas Bells chronicles the events of 1863, when the peace and contentment of Longfellow’s family circle was suddenly, tragically broken, cutting even deeper than the privations of wartime. Through the pain of profound loss and hardship, Longfellow’s patriotism never failed, nor did the power of his language. “Christmas Bells,” the poem he wrote that [read more]

  • ASIN: B00SI02BZ6

Wild Embers

Wild Embers

"You cannot burn awayWhat has always been aflame"Wild Embers explores the fire that lies within every soul, weaving words around ideas of feeling at home in your own skin, allowing yourself to heal, and learning to embrace your uniqueness with love from the universe. Featuring rewritten fairytale heroines, goddess wisdom, and poetry that burns with revolution, this collection is an explosion of femininity, empowerment, and personal growth.

  • ASIN: 0316519847

The Gifts They Gave

The Gifts They Gave

Jesus our brother, kind and good,Was humbly born in a stable of wood,And the friendly beasts around him stood,Jesus our brother, kind and good. This beautiful holiday book uses a timeless, beloved Christmas song to tell the story of the nativity. In the manger where Jesus was born, all the animals flock around Him and tell of the special gifts they gave to the infant. From the donkey that carried Mary to Bethlehem to the sheep whose wool made the baby a warm blanket and the doves that cooed a lullaby, these fluffy creatures will steal children's hearts. Author/illustrator Patricia Eubank even penned two new verses to include the familiar cat and dog! 

  • ASIN: 1454905085