A beautiful hardcover stocking-stuffer collecting the best-loved poems to celebrate the Christmas season, ranging from traditional religious poems to works by Emily Dickinson, Dorothy Parker, and Philip Larkin. AN EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY POCKET POET.
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:
• “The Savior must have been a docile Gentleman” by Emily Dickinson
• “Christmas is Coming” by Anthony Hecht
• “Christmas in India” by Rudyard Kipling
• “Shepherd’s Song at Christmas” by Langston Hughes
• “The Christmas Robin” by Robert Graves
• “Office Party” by Phyllis McGinley
• “The Maid-Servant at the Inn” by Dorothy Parker
• “New Year Poem” by Philip Larkin
Everyman's Library pursues the highest production standards, printing on acid-free cream-colored paper, with full-cloth cases with two-color foil stamping, decorative endpapers, silk ribbon markers, European-style half-round spines, and a full-color illustrated jacket.