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January - the first month of the year in the Gregorian calendar ushers in the New Year. the cold and bleak landscape of winter nevertheless provides a rich background for our esteemed poets, such as Byron, Longfellow, Cowper, and Dickinson, to offer us their reflections and counterpoints.
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January - An introduction
January 1 1828, by Nathaniel Parker Willis
Written January the 1st, 1792, by Janet Little
Written January 1st 1832, by Henry Alford
Promises That Fail Their Makers Lips, by Daniel Sheehan
The Old Year, by John Clare
At the Entering of the New Year, by Thomas Hardy
Written During an Aurora Borealis, January 7th 1831, by Henry Alford
The Meeting, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
A Sonnet Occasioned... January 1616, by William Drummond
January 1795, by Mary Darby Robinson
A Tale Founded on a Fact Which Happened in January 1779, by William Cowper
The First Snowfall, by James Russell Lowell
Arm the First Rifle Ballad, January 1852, by Martin Farquhar Tupper
On the Discoveries of Captain Lewis, January 14th 1807, by Joel Barlow
A Calendar of Sonnets - January, by Helen Hunt Jackson
Eden in Winter, by Vachel Lindsay
It Is Winter, by Daniel Sheehan
Sonnet 59, by Henry Alford
Snow Flakes, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Work Without Hope, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Snow Beneath Who's Chilly Softness, by Emily Dickinson
GH on My Thirty-third Birthday, January 22nd 1821, by Lord Byron
January Cold Desolate, by Christina Georgina Rossetti
The Farm Woman's Winter, by Thomas Hardy
The Winters Are So Short by Emily Dickinson
A Song for January 26th 1824, by Charles Thompson
Ode on the Present Time, 27th January 1795, by Amelia Opie
Winter - My Secret, by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Month of January, by Hilaire Belloc
Pray to What Earth Does This Sweet Cold Belong, by Henry David Thoreau
January, by Alice Carey.

©2011 Portable Poetry (P)2011 Copyright Group
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4 out of 5 stars
By Patrick on 01-15-18

An interesting selection

This is a great idea but the selection is a little brief and the quality of the reafings are variable.

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