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Subject - Holidays

Christmas, Easter and New Year's Eve are heavily represented here at Poets' Corner. Before you leave have a look at Cornish Midsummer Bonfire Song for a glimpse of a celebration that you've probably not participated in.

  1. Christmas Everywhere by Phillips Brooks
    christmas finds a place everywhere

  2. Valentine Song by Robert Argyle Campbell
    love is like a rose - thorns and all

  3. The New-England Boy's Song About Thanksgiving Day by Lydia Maria Child
    Over the river and through the wood...

  4. Christmas Day by Hartley Coleridge
  5. Jest 'Fore Christmas by Eugene Field
    jest 'fore christmas this boy's as good as he can be
  6. Landing of the Pilgrims by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
    on why the Pilgrims came to the Americas

  7. Easter Wings by George Herbert
    written to appear like a set of wings

  8. Redemption by George Herbert
    an allegory on Christ's death as propitiation for our sin

  9. Corinna's Going A-Maying by Robert Herrick
    Then, while time serves, and we are but decaying,
    Come, my Corinna, come, let's go a-Maying.
  10. Loveliest of Trees by A. E. Housman
    cherry blossoms at Eastertide, a reason to cherish each year

  11. New Year's Morning by Helen Hunt Jackson
  12. Easter Week by Charles Kingsley
  13. On the Morning of Christ's Nativity (1629) by John Milton
    ... this the happy morn
    Wherin the Son of Heav'ns eternal King,
    Our great redemption from above did bring;
  14. A Visit From St. Nicholas by Clement C. Moore
    'Twas the night before Christmas
  15. A Valentine by Edgar Allen Poe
    find the riddle in this poem

  16. New Year's Eve by Robert W. Service
    a sad tale for what should be a festive night

  17. The Passing of the Year by Robert W. Service
  18. In the Workhouse: Christmas Day by George R. Sims
    a cheerless tale reminding us that not everyone's Christmas is a blessed time

  19. Amoretti Sonnet LXVIII by Edmund Spenser
    an Easter sonnet

    Most glorious Lord of life, that on this day
    Didst make thy triumph over death and sin
  20. May Day by Sara Teasdale
  21. The Death of the Old Year by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
    the years personified must die though we may grieve their passing

  22. Ring Out, Wild Bells by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
    at the end of the year let go the failures of the past and embrace the promise of the future

  23. Christmas Cheer by Thomas Tusser
  24. On Easter Day by Oscar (Fingal O'Flahertie Wills) Wilde
  25. A Christmas Carol by George Wither
  26. Gloucestershire Wassailers' Song an ancient song
    a traditional Christmas drinking song

  27. Cornish Midsummer Bonfire Song
    An ancient song sung during the ancient custom of lighting fires on Midsummer-eve

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