2015/12/07

BOOKMAS DAY 7:
BOOK REVIEW:
CHRISTMAS POEMS

Title: Christmas Poems
Edited by: J. D. McClatchy
Published: 1999
Language: English
Pages: 256
Rating: 3/5


Summary:
A festive collection of Christmas poetry.


Review:
This was a wonderful little collection of festive poetry. I found it really enjoyable, though there were some poems that I didn't enjoy as much as others. I also found it really enjoyable that it included a lot of Christmas songs in their poetry form.

This is a little repetitive though, as the theme is fairly narrow. It's probably best to space the poems about a bit when you read, so it doesn't all just feel like one poem.

One of my favorite poems from this collecton was Upon Christ His Birth by Sir John Suckling:

Strange news! a city full? will none give way
To lodge a guest that comes not every day?
No inn, nor tavern void? yet I descry
One empty place alone, where we may lie
In too much fullness is some want: but where?
Men's empty hearts: let's ask for lodging there
But if they not admit us, then we'll say
Their hearts, as well as inns, are made of clay.
p. 45

Definitely a collection read for the festive season!

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2 comments

  1. I love how beautiful the cover is! It's just... I never understand poetry, so I guess instead of giving me Christmas spirit, it will only frustates me...

    Tasya // The Literary Huntress

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    1. It is beautiful! Not great if you don't like poetry though XD

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