“Christmas Eve” by Christina Rossetti

Hello, all. I’m sure you’re super busy this week. I am too. That’s why I’m just dropping in to say Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and please read this poem. Christina Rossetti is always great, of course, but I’ve especially been enjoying her Advent poems lately. “Christmas Eve” by Christina Rossetti Christmas hath a darknessContinue reading ““Christmas Eve” by Christina Rossetti”

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Poem: “The House of Christmas”

Merry Christmas, all you darling people. “The House of Christmas” by G. K. Chesterton There fared a mother driven forth Out of an inn to roam; In the place where she was homeless All men are at home. The crazy stable close at hand, With shaking timber and shifting sand, Grew a stronger thing to abideContinue reading “Poem: “The House of Christmas””

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Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, Read by Neil Gaiman

As Christmas looms nearer still, I thought I’d dig up this old gem. This time last year, Neil Gaiman was asked to give a reading of Dickens’s A Christmas Carol at the New York City Public Library, using the selfsame manuscript from which Dickens himself gave readings back when. Below is a recording of thatContinue reading “Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, Read by Neil Gaiman”

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Bookish Links – December 2014

Christmas is over, so it’s a little late for this list of awesome presents for readers/writers. But there are always birthdays! Authors, take note: these are the worst types of book endings. From Suzannah Rowntree: “How to Balance Your Literary Diet.” C. S. Lewis is kind of a common theme on these lists, if youContinue reading “Bookish Links – December 2014”

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“A Voice, a Chime, a Chant Sublime”

If you don’t have presents to wrap/buy or lights to string right now, I thought I’d show you this little poem someone wrote about Christmas many years ago. It’s “Christmas Bells” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. It’s been a favorite of mine for a while just because the words are so beautiful (the title of thisContinue reading ““A Voice, a Chime, a Chant Sublime””

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Poem of the Week: “Love Came Down at Christmas”

“Love Came Down at Christmas” by Christina Rossetti Love came down at Christmas, Love all lovely, love divine; Love was born at Christmas, Star and angels gave the sign. Worship we the Godhead, Love incarnate, love divine; Worship we our Jesus: But wherewith for sacred sign? Love shall be our token, Love shall be yoursContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “Love Came Down at Christmas””

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Poem of the Week: “The Savior Must Have Been a Docile Gentleman”

This week’s poem is by Emily Dickinson (who else would give a poem such a cumbersome title?). “The Savior Must Have Been a Docile Gentleman” by Emily Dickinson The Savior must have been A docile Gentleman— To come so far so cold a Day For little Fellowmen— The Road to Bethlehem Since He and IContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “The Savior Must Have Been a Docile Gentleman””

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Poem of the Week: “In the Bleak Midwinter”

Last Thursday was Thanksgiving, so you know what that means . . . we can listen to Christmas music! Legally! I can also post Christmas-themed poems every week from now til Christmas, which I fully intend to do. First, Christina Rossetti takes the stage: “In the Bleak Midwinter” by Christina Rossetti In the bleak midwinter,Continue reading “Poem of the Week: “In the Bleak Midwinter””

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