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Awake the voice!  wide awake the string!

Dark and boring evening fly for that reason away,

And provide the glory of this day

That sees December became to May.            —William Herrick[i]

Christmas Poems is a satisfying and numerous choice of vintage vacation poems that is going all of the as far back as an eclogue of Virgil, strikes alongside to quite a lot of authors reminiscent of 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 instructions gem (originally released within the Forties and reissued within the Seventies) jewelry with the deep sentiments of the season and simply the ideal splash of vacation cheer. [i]Christmas Poems comes with French flaps and is the ideal dimension for a stocking stuffer.

Christmas Poems was once initially edited via Albert M. Hayes and New instructions founder and writer James Laughlin as A Wreath of Christmas Poems, and released as a part of the "Poets of the Year" sequence in 1942. the gathering used to be up-to-date and revised in 1972, and choices for this newly revised 2008 version were selected via the editorial employees at New instructions.

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Called to rape the earth . . though they think of it as work . . they stop to cool themselves in the shade of my pine trees though if they had their way the trees would be ashes in the wind since construction people always like to burn what they call rubbish but what is actually warmth giving cool giving life giving green . . one wonders . . why even so unbright a group as highway and byway constructionists cannot find a way to save something that gives life while they build something that most certainly will take life .

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