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Does anyone have any Christmas specific poetry that they love?

A lot of Robert Frost's poems have winter imagery, but I'm talking more specifically about Christmas.

I'd love to read some!
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Here are a few to start you off with:

"A Dear Little Schemer"
By M. M. D. [Mary Mapes Dodge]

There was a little daughter, once, whose feet were---oh, so small!
That when the Christmas Eve came 'round, they wouldn't do at all.
At least she said they wouldn't do, and so she tried another's,
And folding her wee stocking up, she slyly took her mother's.

"I'll pin this big one here," she said---then sat before the fire,
Watching the supple, dancing flames and shadows darting by her,
Till silently she drifted off to that queer land, you know,
Of nowhere in particular, where sleepy children go.

She never knew the tumult rare that came upon the roof!
She never heard the patter of a single reindeer hoof;
She never knew how Some One came and looked his shrewd surprise
At her wee foot and the stocking---so different in size!

She only knew, when morning dawned, that she was safe in bed,
"It's Christmas---ah!"---and merrily she raised her pretty head;
Then, with wild glee, she saw what "dear Old Santa Claus" had done,
And ran to tell the joyful news to each and every one!

"Mama! Papa! Please come and look! A lovely doll, and all!"
And "See how full the stocking is? Mine would have been too small!
I borrowed this for Santa Claus. It isn't fair, you know,
To make him wait forever for a little girl to grow.

* * * * *

"God Bless Us Every One"
By James Whitcomb Riley

"God bless us every one!" prayed Tiny Tim,
Crippled, and dwarfed of body, yet so tall
Of soul, we tiptoe earth to look on him,
High towering over all.
He loved the loveless world, nor dreamed, indeed,
That it, at best, could give to him, the while,
But pitying glances, when his only need
Was but a cheery smile.
And thus he prayed, "God bless us every one!"
Enfolding all the creeds within the span
Of his child-heart; and so, despising none,
Was nearer saint than man.
I like to fancy God, in Paradise,
Lifting a finger o'er the rhythmic swing
Of chiming harp and song, with eager eyes
Turned earthward, listening---
The Anthem stilled-- the angels leaning there
Above the golden walls-- the morning sun
Of Christmas bursting flower-like with the prayer,
"God bless us Every One!"

* * * * *

"Under The Holly Bough"
By Charles Mackay

Ye who have scorned each other
In this fast fading year,
Or wronged a friend or brother,
Come gather humbly here:
Let sinned against and sinning
Forget their strife's beginning,
Be links no longer broken
Beneath the holly bough,
Be sweet forgiveness spoken
Beneath the holly bough.


Ye who have loved each other
In this fast fading year,
Sister, or friend, or brother,
Come gather happy here:
And let your hearts grow fonder
As mem'ry glad shall ponder
Old loves and later wooing
Beneath the holly bough,
So sweet in their renewing
Beneath the holly bough.


Ye who have nourished sadness
In this fast fading year,
Estranged from joy and gladness,
Come gather hopeful here:
No more let useless sorrow
Pursue you night and morrow;
Come join in our embraces
Beneath the holly bough;
Take heart, uncloud your faces
Beneath the holly bough.
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Does anyone have any Christmas specific poetry that they love?

A lot of Robert Frost's poems have winter imagery, but I'm talking more specifically about Christmas.

I'd love to read some!

I have a few dear to me...
Check here if you get a minute...
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I like this by Sir John Betjeman who was Poet Laureate to the Queen


Christmas

The bells of waiting Advent ring,
The Tortoise stove is lit again
And lamp-oil light across the night
Has caught the streaks of winter rain
In many a stained-glass window sheen
From Crimson Lake to Hookers Green.

The holly in the windy hedge
And round the Manor House the yew
Will soon be stripped to deck the ledge,
The altar, font and arch and pew,
So that the villagers can say
'The church looks nice' on Christmas Day.

Provincial Public Houses blaze,
Corporation tramcars clang,
On lighted tenements I gaze,
Where paper decorations hang,
And bunting in the red Town Hall
Says 'Merry Christmas to you all'.

And London shops on Christmas Eve
Are strung with silver bells and flowers
As hurrying clerks the City leave
To pigeon-haunted classic towers,
And marbled clouds go scudding by
The many-steepled London sky.

And girls in slacks remember Dad,
And oafish louts remember Mum,
And sleepless children's hearts are glad.
And Christmas-morning bells say 'Come!'
Even to shining ones who dwell
Safe in the Dorchester Hotel.

And is it true,
This most tremendous tale of all,
Seen in a stained-glass window's hue,
A Baby in an ox's stall ?
The Maker of the stars and sea
Become a Child on earth for me ?

And is it true ? For if it is,
No loving fingers tying strings
Around those tissued fripperies,
The sweet and silly Christmas things,
Bath salts and inexpensive scent
And hideous tie so kindly meant,

No love that in a family dwells,
No carolling in frosty air,
Nor all the steeple-shaking bells
Can with this single Truth compare -
That God was man in Palestine
And lives today in Bread and Wine.
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Went ahead and wrote one in between a few meetings yesterday... (Had a half hour break..
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She Has My Eyes….
Written on September 13th, 2011 by V. Rodney Harrison Jr.

With warm coffee in hand while gazing through the window,
I watch the snowflakes dance quietly from the sky.
And I daydream back to kind memories of my childhood,
Of more simple days long since been passed by.

With a deep breath that amounts to a reminisce sigh,
My soul reclaims memories of Merry Christmases past.
I can recall how ever carefree life appeared to be,
And how innocence would seem to eternally last.

The warmth of the fireplace burning freshly chopped wood,
With the sweet aroma of sugar cookies baking nearby.
My friends at the door chanting “hurry – let’s go!”
As I grab scarf and sled and kiss Mommy goodbye.

Family at the dinner table telling stories and laughing,
Grandma’s turkey and dressing abundantly filling us all.
Night services at the church as we thank God for our Savior,
Then gleefully caroling all about singing Deck the Halls!

I think to myself how I wish I could go back and return,
To those days that were so much better than……………

A small hand tugs on my sleeve and wakes me from my daze,
And a sweet voice asks “Daddy, are the cookies ready?”
I look down and see the innocence and joy in her eyes,
And its then that I realize I am back there already….
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Rudolph Saves Christmas

This is a poem that I wrote almost 14 years ago when my kids were little...enjoy!!!

It was the day before Christmas
And all through the North Pole,
The reindeer were worried,
'Cause Rudolph had a cold.

He was blowing his nose
And sneezing a lot.
He felt so tired
He took a nap on the cot.

Prancer and Dancer called Santa to say,
"Rudolph has the flu,
He can't pull the sleigh!"

Santa didn't want Rudolph's cold to get worse,
So he picked up the phone
And called the North Pole nurse.

The nurse checked Rudolph,
His eyes, ears, and nose.
She even looked at his cold reindeer toes.

When his check-up was done
She said, "Oh, dear,
This cold is much more worse than I feared."

"His nose will not glow,
He's too tired to fly,
And the storm's getting worse,
Just look at the sky."

Santa was sad,
He couldn't believe,
Poor Rudolph was sick on Christmas Eve.

"Christmas will be cancelled",
Santa said with dismay.
"For I can't fly without Rudloph,
He leads my sleigh."

"There's one thing I can try,"
Said the nurse to Saint Nick.
"This magical lotion
Just might do the trick."

Santa rubbed the lotion on Rudloph's nose,
And all of a sudden it started to glow!
"Hooray!" yelled Dasher, Dancer,
Prancer and Vixen,
Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen.

Christmas was on again!
Rudolph's nose is fixed!
Thanks to the lotion,
It sure did the trick!

After a nap, Rudolph was ready to go,
The cold was all gone,
And back was his glow!

The elves got to work
And hitched up the sleigh,
Rudolph once again
Had saved Christmas Day!!!!
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