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The Poetry of December

A Month in Verse
Length: 39 mins
Categories: Classics, Poetry

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Publisher's Summary

December - the 12th and closing month in the Gregorian calendar. Winter is upon the land, and the poets, including such as Keats, Shelley, Tennyson, Shakespeare, and Stevenson, share their views and thoughts.

The tracks are:

  • December - An Introduction
  • Ode Written on the First of December, by Robert Southey
  • A Calendar Of Sonnets - December, by Helen Hunt Jackson
  • A December Day, by Robert Fuller Murray
  • A Wife in London (December 1899), by Thomas Hardy
  • Come Come Thou Bleak December Wind (Fragment 3), by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • Snow-Bound (The Sun That Brief December Day), by John Greenleaf Whittier
  • How Like a Winter Hath My Absence Been (Sonnet 97), by William Shakespeare
  • December, by John Payne
  • Lines Written Among the Euganean Hills, by Percy Bysshe Shelley
  • Sicily, December 1908, by Henry Van Dyke
  • December, by John Bannister Tabb
  • December Sales Drive, by Daniel Sheehan
  • The Idlers Calendar: Twelve Sonnets for the Year - December, by Wilfred Scawen Blunt
  • The December Rose, by Edith Nesbit
  • On the Death of Major Whitefoord, December 15th 1825, by Eliza Acton
  • December Matins, by Alfred Austin
  • To a Lady Who Presented to the Author a Lock of Hair Braided with His Own and Appointed a Night in December to Meet Him in the Garden, by Lord Byron
  • Winter Stores, by Charlotte Bronte
  • In Drear Nighted December, by John Keats
  • The Foolish Fir Tree, by Henry Van Dyke
  • The Death of the Old Year, by Alfred Lord Tennyson
  • Christmas at Sea, by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • December 23rd 1879, by George MacDonald
  • Old Christmastide (An Extract), by Sir Walter Scott
  • Christmas Bells, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • Ceremonies for Christmas, by Robert Herrick
  • December 27th 1879, by George MacDonald
  • At the Entering of the New Year, by Thomas Hardy
  • Ring Out Wild Bells, by Alfred Lord Tennyson

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