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Holidays: Poems for Kids

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November 30, 2016

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The following poems explore the themes of Christmas, Chanukah, New Year's, and the holiday season and are appropriate for young people.


América” by Richard Blanco
Although Tía Miriam boasted she discovered…
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Christmas Eve: My Mother Dressing” by Toi Derricotte
My mother was not impressed with her beauty…

The Savior must have been a docile Gentleman (1487)” by Emily Dickinson
The Savior must have been…

Christmas Trees” by Robert Frost
The city had withdrawn into itself…

The Oxen” by Thomas Hardy
Christmas Eve, and twelve of the clock…

"Wonder and Joy" by Robinson Jeffers
The things that one grows tired of—O, be sure...
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Taking Down the Tree” by Jane Kenyon
“Give me some light!” cries Hamlet’s…
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The Feast of Lights” by Emma Lazarus
Kindle the taper like the steadfast star…

Christmas Bells” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I heard the bells on Christmas Day…

Holidays” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The holiest of all holidays are those…

A Visit from St. Nicholas” by Clement Clark Moore
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house…

"Burning the Old Year" by Naomi Shihab Nye
Letters swallow themselves in seconds...
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Noel” by Anne Porter
When snow is shaken…

When Giving Is All We Have” by Alberto Ríos
We give because someone gave to us…
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A Christmas Carol” by Christina Rossetti
In the bleak mid-winter…

The Passing of the Year” by Robert W. Service
My glass is filled, my pipe is lit…

Toward the Winter Solstice” by Timothy Steele
Although the roof is just a story high…
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The Coming of Light” by Mark Strand
Even this late it happens…
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The Year” by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
What can be said in New Year rhymes…


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