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Γενεθλιακον, by JOSEPH BEAUMONT    Poem Text            
First Line: Twelve moneths agoe, what rate would I too dear
Last Line: Dispair is better farr, than fruitless hope.
Subject(s): England; Grief; Holidays; Hope; New Year; English; Sorrow; Sadness; Optimism


Γενεθλιακον, by JOSEPH BEAUMONT    Poem Text            
First Line: Whilst I behinde me cast my annual ey
Last Line: Thy graces aid, at least now gin to live.
Subject(s): England; Grief; Holidays; Hope; New Year; English; Sorrow; Sadness; Optimism


5666-NEW YEAR-1905, by JACOB KLEIN    Poem Text            
First Line: From old to new, with broadening sweep
Last Line: Held by the hand of god.
Subject(s): Holidays; Jews; New Year; Rosh Hashanah; Judaism


A CHRISTMAS PRAYER, by AGNES GILES NEWMAN    Poem Text            
First Line: Lord, I will dress thy shrine with garlands gay
Last Line: For those whom thou and I, dear lord, hold dear.
Subject(s): Christmas; Holidays; New Year; Night; Prayer; Nativity, The; Bedtime


A HAPPY NEW YEAR, by FRANCES RIDLEY HAVERGAL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A happy new year! Oh such may it be
Last Line: Then joyously enter thy happy new year!
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


A HAPPY NEW YEAR, by MARGARET ELIZABETH MUNSON SANGSTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All robed in ethereal whiteness
Last Line: Look forth on a happy new year.
Alternate Author Name(s): Van Deth, Gerrit, Mrs.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


A HAPPY NEW YEAR, by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A happy new year' it will be -- if it's new
Last Line: Nothing old, all things new, in the happy new year!
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU, by FRANCES RIDLEY HAVERGAL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: New mercies, new blessings, new light on the way
Last Line: All this be the joy of thy new life in christ!
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


A NEW YEAR'S GIFT TO THE QUEEN, by THOMAS CAREW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou great commandress, that dost move
Last Line: The water, earth, and air inspire.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Holidays; New Year; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens


A NEW START, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "I will start anew this morning with a higher, fairer creed"
Last Line: "I will cease to preach your duty, and be more concerned with mine"
Subject(s): Holidays;new Year;resolutions


A NEW YEAR, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Over the threshold a gallant newcomer
Last Line: To be worthy our master and worthy of you
Subject(s): Holidays;new Year


A NEW YEAR, by MARY CAROLYN DAVIES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here's a clean year
Last Line: For you!
Alternate Author Name(s): Davis, Leland, Mrs.; Pawtuxie
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


A NEW YEAR, by DORA SIGERSON SHORTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Behold! A new white world
Last Line: And pure as snow.
Alternate Author Name(s): Sigerson, Dora; Shorter, Mrs. Clement
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


A NEW YEAR, by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I want a new year. New things are not patched
Last Line: To thine eternity forever new.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


A NEW YEAR GREETING, by OLIVER MURRAY EDWARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: Hark, the new year bells are pealing
Last Line: Start the new year well today!
Subject(s): Greetings; Happiness; Holidays; New Year; Winter; Joy; Delight


A NEW YEAR THOUGHT, by ALEXANDER LOUIS FRASER    Poem Text            
First Line: Finis' is writ: a book away is laid
Last Line: Alas, that I should still unpractised be!
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


A NEW YEAR'S BURDEN, by DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Along the grass sweet airs are blown
Last Line: The love once ours, but ours long hours ago.
Alternate Author Name(s): Rossetti, Gabriel Charles Dante
Subject(s): Holidays; Love; New Year


A NEW YEAR'S CAROL, by JAMES ELROY FLECKER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Awake, awake! The world is young
Last Line: The silent pools of light and truth.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


A NEW YEAR'S EVE IN WAR TIME, by THOMAS HARDY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Phantasmal fears
Last Line: To pale europe; and tiredly the pines intone.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year; World War I; First World War


A NEW YEAR'S GIFT SUNG TO KING CHARLES, by BEN JONSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Today old janus opens the new year
Last Line: Tis he, 'tis he, etc.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


A NEW YEAR'S GIFT TO BRIAN LORD BISHOP OF SARUM UPON THE AUTHOR'S ENTYERING INTO HOLY ORDERS, 1638, by WILLIAM CARTWRIGHT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now that the village reverence doth lie hid
Last Line: They do receive; but you, sir, make the gift.
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; New Year


A NEW YEAR'S GIFT TO THE KING, by THOMAS CAREW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Look back, old janus, and survey
Last Line: In his blest reign the temple door.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Holidays; New Year; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens


A NEW YEAR'S GREETING, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The century numbers fourscore years
Last Line: Down to their mates blow!
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


A NEW YEAR'S HOPE, by EFFIE WALLER SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I dare not hope that in this dawning year
Last Line: I still may courage have to struggle on.
Subject(s): Courage; Holidays; Hope; New Year; Valor; Bravery; Optimism


A NEW YEAR'S HYMN, by ANNIE MATHESON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Consuming fire! Eternal love!
Last Line: Thy will be done!
Subject(s): Greetings; Holidays; New Year


A NEW YEAR'S MESSAGE, by BLANCHE EDENS CHANDLER    Poem Text            
First Line: As I look all around me and wonder
Last Line: Living the new year, day by day.
Subject(s): Christianity; Holidays; Leadership; New Year


A NEW YEAR'S PLAINT, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The bells that lift their yawning
Last Line: "but take the ""welcome"" from your door."
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


A NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION TO LEAVE DUNDEE, by WILLIAM MCGONAGALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Welcome! Thrice welcome! To the year 1893
Last Line: And leave dundee some early day.
Subject(s): Dundee, Scotland; Farewell; Holidays; New Year; Parting


A NEW YEAR'S SACRIFICE; TO LUCINDA, by THOMAS CAREW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Those that can give, open their hands this day
Last Line: Behold the blaze of thy immortal name.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


A NEW YEAR'S SYMPHONY, by MARGARETTE BALL DICKSON    Poem Text            
First Line: To rise at morn as blythe as little child
Last Line: Fill in my task another happy year!
Subject(s): Happiness; Holidays; New Year; Symphonies; Joy; Delight; Concerts


A NEW YEAR'S THOUGHT, by HENRY AUSTIN DOBSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Yet once again in wintry ways
Last Line: Yet once again!
Alternate Author Name(s): Dobson, Austin
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


A NEW YEAR'S THOUGHT, by CHARLES LOUIS HENRY WAGNER    Poem Text            
First Line: What does the new year hold in store for me
Last Line: And take what comes, conformable to plan.
Subject(s): Future; Holidays; Life Change Events; New Year; Time


A NEW YEAR'S TIME AT WILLARDS'S, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There's old man willards; an' his
Last Line: "an' s'repty's good enough fer you!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Auctions; Christmas; Holidays; New Year; Nativity, The


A NEW-YEAR ODE, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twice twelve times have the springs of years refilled
Last Line: One heart benign, one soul supreme, one conquering name.
Subject(s): Death; God; Holidays; Life; New Year; Dead, The


A NEW-YEARES GIFT SENT TO SIR SIMEON STEWART, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No newes of navies burnt at seas
Last Line: Frolick the full twelve holy-dayes.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


A NOCTURNAL UPON ST. LUCY'S DAY, BEING THE SHORTEST DAY, by JOHN DONNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis the year's midnight, and it is the day's
Last Line: Both the year's, and the day's deep midnight is.
Variant Title(s): A Nocturnall Upon S. Lucies Day, Being The Shortest Day
Subject(s): December; Holidays; Light; Mourning; New Year; Winter; Bereavement


A PLEA FOR THE OLD YEAR, by LOUISE CHANDLER MOULTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I see the smiling new year climb the heights
Last Line: Now his strong conqueror, the new, appears.
Alternate Author Name(s): Chandler, Ellen Louise
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


A PRAYER FOR THE NEW YEAR, by LAURA F. ARMITAGE    Poem Text            
First Line: O year that is going, take with you
Last Line: And more love that is true love indeed.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year; Prayer


A PSALM FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE, by DINAH MARIA MULOCK CRAIK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A friend stands at the door
Last Line: Where there are neither days nor months nor years.
Alternate Author Name(s): Mulock, Dinah Maria
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


A RECIPE FOR A GOOD YEAR, by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Take a month of praise, and a month of prayer
Last Line: Will come a glorious year.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


A SONG FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Stay yet, my friends, a moment stay
Last Line: One parting strain, and then away.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


A SONG FOR THE NEW YEAR, by FRANK GELETT BURGESS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here's to the cause, and the blood that feeds it!
Last Line: Worthy who did what we could!
Alternate Author Name(s): Burgess, Gelett
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


A SONG FOR THE NEW YEAR, by EDMUND WILLIAM GOSSE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What graven words shall mark as mine
Last Line: Is love that's neither bought nor sold.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


A SONG FOR THE SINGLE TABLE ON NEW YEAR'S DAY, by ELIZABETH FRANCES AMHERST    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ye single folks all, that adorn this gay table
Last Line: Derry down &c.
Alternate Author Name(s): Thomas, Mrs. Elizabeth
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year; Single People; Bachelors; Unmarried People


A SONG ON NEW-YEAR'S DAY BEFORE THE KING, CAR. 2, by THOMAS FLATMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My trembling song! Awake! Arise!
Last Line: Hosannah, hallelujah to th' almighty king!
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


A SPEED OF HISTORY, by MARGARET AVISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: One brilliantly cold alberta day
Subject(s): New Year; Time; Canada; Canadians


A VOW FOR NEW YEAR'S, by MARY CAROLYN DAVIES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Every hour and every minute
Last Line: That comes a model new year's day!
Alternate Author Name(s): Davis, Leland, Mrs.; Pawtuxie
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


A WAY TO A HAPPY NEW YEAR, by ROBERT BREWSTER BEATTIE    Poem Text            
First Line: To leave the old with a burst of song
Last Line: Is to have and to give a happy new year.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


A WISH - TO THE NEW YEAR, 1705, by JOHN HUGHES (1677-1720)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Janus! Great leader of the rolling year
Last Line: And cease to love in vain, and be a wretch no more.
Subject(s): Holidays; Melancholy; New Year; Wishes; Dejection


AFTER A JOURNEY, by THOMAS HARDY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hereto I come to view a voiceless ghost
Last Line: Our days were a joy, and our paths through flowers.
Subject(s): Holidays; Love; Memory; New Year; Nostalgia


AGE AND SONG (TO BARRY CORNWALL), by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In vain men tell us time can alter
Last Line: That lives in light above men's lives.
Variant Title(s): New Year's Eve
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year; Procter, Bryan Waller (1787-1874); Time; Cornwall, Barry [pseud.]


AMOR TRIUMPHANS: 15. NEW YEAR'S EVE, by ARTHUR WILLIAM SYMONS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We heard the bells of midnight burying the year
Last Line: Was born of us anew, to be immortal love.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


AMORETTI: 62, by EDMUND SPENSER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The weary year his race now having run
Last Line: And chaunge old yeares annoy to new delight.
Alternate Author Name(s): Clout, Colin
Subject(s): New Year


AN OLD YEAR'S ADDRESS, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have twankled the strings of the twinkering rain
Last Line: He had fuzzled and fazzled and fizzled away!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


ANOTHER YEAR, by FRANCES RIDLEY HAVERGAL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Another year is dawning!
Last Line: Another year for thee!
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year; Prayer


ANOTHER YEAR COME, by WILLIAM STANLEY MERWIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have nothing new to ask of you
Alternate Author Name(s): Merwin, W. S.
Subject(s): Aging; Holidays; New Year


AS, by PAUL MULDOON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As naught gives way to aught
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


AS THE NEW YEAR [18 B.C.] DAWNED, by FRANKLIN PIERCE ADAMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O postumus, alas! I hear the bells go / tinkle-tinkle!
Last Line: Shall spill upon your marble floors the wine he will inherit.
Alternate Author Name(s): F. P. A.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


AT THE ENTERING OF THE NEW YEAR, by THOMAS HARDY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Our songs went up and out the chimney
Last Line: "albeit the fault may not be thine."
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year; World War I; First World War


AT THE GATE OF THE YEAR, by VINCENT JAMES O'SULLIVAN    Poem Text            
First Line: Plunging through on a funeral gale
Last Line: Ere you will kiss mine eyes again?
Alternate Author Name(s): O'suilleabhain, Sean
Subject(s): Holidays; Kisses; Life; New Year; Sea; Soul; Ocean


AT THE NEW YEAR, by KENNETH PATCHEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the shape of this night, in the still fall
Subject(s): New Year; Relationships; Re;igion


AT THE PARTING OF THE WAYS, by MARGARET ELIZABETH MUNSON SANGSTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Go forth in thy turn,' said the lord of
Last Line: And the angels in heaven heard him, and lifted a paean of praise.
Alternate Author Name(s): Van Deth, Gerrit, Mrs.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


AT THE YEAR'S END, by EDITH BLAND NESBIT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Flushed with a crimson sunrise beauty
Last Line: The old hope's light!
Alternate Author Name(s): Nesbit, E.; Bland, Mrs. Hubert
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year; Socialism


AT THE YEAR'S END, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Night dreams of day, and winter seems
Last Line: Shall vanish when our own are true.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


AULD LANG SYNE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Should auld acquaintance be forgot
Last Line: For auld lang syne.
Variant Title(s): The Goal Of Life;auld Lang Syne (With Music)
Subject(s): Friendship; Holidays; New Year; Reunions


BEGIN A YEAR TO-DAY!, by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On new year's day you started in
Last Line: Stoutly begin a year to-day!
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


BELLS O' NEW YEAR, by CHARLES LOUIS HENRY WAGNER    Poem Text            
First Line: To the rhythm of the breeze
Last Line: And monarchs, too, are small.
Subject(s): Bells; Holidays; New Year


BEYOND TIME, by ALICE FERRIN HENSEY    Poem Text            
First Line: Time can never beat us down
Last Line: All that time proposes.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


BINSEY POPLARS (FELLED 1879), by GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My aspens dear, whose airy cages quelled
Last Line: Sweet especial rural scene.
Subject(s): Aspen Trees; Environment; Holidays; Nature; New Year; Poplar Trees; Trees; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation


CHINESE NEW YEAR, by LYNDA HULL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The dragon is in the street dancing beneath windows
Last Line: He brings me ghost money
Alternate Author Name(s): Wojahn, David, Mrs.
Subject(s): New Year; Conduct Of Life


CORINNA'S GOING A-MAYING, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Get up! Get up for shame! The blooming morn
Last Line: Come, my corinna, come, let's go a-maying.
Variant Title(s): Going A-maying;may-day
Subject(s): Carpe Diem; Courtship; Death; Holidays; May (Month); New Year; Spring; Transience; Dead, The; Impermanence


DEATH THE LEVELLER, FR. THE CONTENTION OF AJAX AND ULYSSES, by JAMES SHIRLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The glories of our blood and state / are shadows, not substantial things
Last Line: Smell sweet, and blossom in their dust.
Variant Title(s): Calchas's Song;death The Conqueror;earth's Victories;of Death;the King Of Kings;song: No Armour Against Fate;blood And State;a Dirge
Subject(s): Courage; Death; Holidays; New Year; War; Valor; Bravery; Dead, The


DECEMBER 31ST, by LASCELLES ABERCROMBIE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What is the hammering there
Last Line: Cruelty, harlotry.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


DEMETER, by CAROL ANN DUFFY    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Where I lived - winter and hard earth
Last Line: With the small shy mouth of a new moon
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


DIRGE FOR THE YEAR, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Orphan hours, the year is dead
Last Line: Follow with may's fairest flowers.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


DURING WIND AND RAIN, by THOMAS HARDY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They sing their dearest songs
Last Line: Down their carved names the rain-drop ploughs.
Subject(s): Death; Holidays; Mourning; New Year; Rain; Time; Wind; Dead, The; Bereavement


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 3: 34. MUTABILITY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From low to high doth dissolution climb
Last Line: Or the unimaginable touch of time.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year; Transience; Impermanence


ECHOES: 25, by WILLIAM ERNEST HENLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the year that's come and gone, love, his flying feather
Last Line: We shall light our lamp, and wait life's mysterious morrow.
Alternate Author Name(s): Henley, W. E.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


EDEN ROCK, by CHARLES STANLEY CAUSLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They are waiting for me somewhere beyond eden rock
Alternate Author Name(s): Causley, Charles
Subject(s): Death; Holidays; New Year; Picnics; Dead, The; Barbecues


ELEGY FOR MY FATHER: 6. THE NEW YEAR, by MARK STRAND    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It is winter and the new year
Subject(s): Fathers; Holidays; New Year


ELEGY ON THE YEAR 1788, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: For lords or kings I dinna mourn
Last Line: As muckle better as you can.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


ENCOUNTER, by CZESLAW MILOSZ    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We were riding through frozen fields in a wagon at dawn
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


END OF THE YEAR 1912, by THOMAS HARDY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You were here at his young beginning
Last Line: Once, while six bells swung thereto.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


EPISTLE TO ELIZABETH, COUNTESS RUTLAND, by BEN JONSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Madam, / whilst that for which all virtue now is sold
Last Line: My best of wishes, may you bear a son.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year; Sidney, Elizabeth. Countess Of Rutland


EXTRACTS FROM NEW-YEAR'S VERSES FOR 1825, by JOHN GARDINER CALKINS BRAINARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I love the 'universal yankee nation'
Last Line: And boast of such a sight in after years.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year; United States; America


EXTRACTS FROM VERSES WRITTEN FOR THE NEW YEAR, 1823, by JOHN GARDINER CALKINS BRAINARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where streams of light, in golden showers
Last Line: And breathe in liberty again.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


FAITHFUL PROMISES; NEW YEAR'S HYMN, by FRANCES RIDLEY HAVERGAL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Standing at the portal
Last Line: Never pass away!
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


FAREWELL TO THE OLD YEAR, 1863, by JANET HAMILTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Farewell, old year 'the bourne' is near
Last Line: To give new year good morrow.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hamilton, Janet Thompson
Subject(s): Civil War; Grief; Holidays; New Year; Peace; Time; United States; War; Sorrow; Sadness; America


FOR A FIVE-YEAR-OLD, by KAREN FLEUR ADCOCK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A snail is climbing up the window-sill
Alternate Author Name(s): Adcock, Fleur
Subject(s): Holidays; Mothers; New Year; Snails


FOR NEW YEAR'S DAY 1698, by NAHUM TATE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Music now thy charms display
Last Line: Happy, happy, past expressing.
Subject(s): Great Britain - Wars With France; Heroism; Holidays; New Year; Peace; Soldiers; War; Heroes; Heroines


FOR NEW YEAR'S DAY 1703, by NAHUM TATE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hark, how the muses call aloud
Last Line: England's protecting george, and guardian of the main.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Great Britain - Wars With France; Happiness; Holidays; New Year; Peace; Queen Anne's Lace; Joy; Delight


FOR NEW YEAR'S DAY, 1874, by FRANCES RIDLEY HAVERGAL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From glory unto glory!' be this our joyous song
Last Line: Until his very presence crown our happiest new year!
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


FOR THE NEW YEAR 1777, by WILLIAM WHITEHEAD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Again imperial winter's sway
Last Line: And our great cement be—the public good.
Subject(s): Burke, Edmund (1729-1797); Finality; Great Britain - Rulers; Holidays; New Year


FOR THE KING'S BIRTHDAY 1732, by COLLEY CIBBER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Let there be light!
Last Line: And joins the joy that crowns the day.
Subject(s): George Ii, King Of England (1683-1760); Holidays; New Year


FOR THE LADY OLIVIA PORTER; A PRESENT UPON NEW YEARS DAY, by WILLIAM DAVENANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Go! Hunt the whiter ermine! And present
Last Line: Give oftener what is heard of than received.
Alternate Author Name(s): D'avenant, William
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Holidays; New Year


FOR THE NEW CENTURY: 1, by LEWIS MORRIS (1833-1907)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Nineteen long centuries to-day
Last Line: New heavens and new earth!
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year; Time


FOR THE NEW CENTURY: 2, by LEWIS MORRIS (1833-1907)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The new age comes, I hear its hidden wings
Last Line: Ascend, soar upward in the new-born light.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year; Time


FOR THE NEW CENTURY: 3. AN ODE, by LEWIS MORRIS (1833-1907)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sound trumpets! Sound a peal for the new year
Last Line: Sound trumpets! Sound a peal for this the glad new year!
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year; Time


FOR THE NEW YEAR, by CAROLINE MAXWELL LEE    Poem Text            
First Line: The turn of the year
Last Line: Of devotion.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


FOR THE NEW YEAR, by EDWIN MARKHAM    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Are you sheltered, curled up and content by your world's warm fire?
Last Line: Out to some battle.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


FOR THE NEW YEAR (2), by ROBERT CREELEY    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: From something in the trees
Last Line: Of doing nothing right
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


FOR THE NEW YEAR 1716, by NICHOLAS ROWE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hail to thee, glorious rising year
Last Line: For thee thy people all, for thee the year is blest.'
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Crowns; George I, King Of England (1660-1727); Great Britain - Wars With France; Holidays; New Year; Odes (As Poetic Form)


FOR THE NEW YEAR 1731, by COLLEY CIBBER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once more the ever-circling sun
Last Line: Hail, etc.
Subject(s): Caroline Of Brunswick, Queen Of England; Courts & Courtiers; George I, King Of England (1660-1727); Great Britain - Rulers; Happiness; Holidays; Marriage; New Year; Peace; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens; Joy; Delight; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


FOR THE NEW YEAR 1791, by HENRY JAMES PYE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When from the bosom of the mine
Last Line: Unbought by scenes of woe, and undefil'd with blood.
Subject(s): Explorers; French Revolution (1789); Holidays; New Year; Pitt, William, The Younger (1759-1806); Seashore; Trade; Exploring; Discovery; Discoverers; Beach; Coast; Shore


FOR THE NEW YEAR 1806, by HENRY JAMES PYE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When ardent zeal for virtuous fame
Last Line: And heroes, yet unborn, shall britain owe to thee.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year; Trafalgar, Battle Of


FORGIVEN - EVEN UNTIL NOW, by FRANCES RIDLEY HAVERGAL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou hast forgiven - even until now
Last Line: We see our pardoning lord; forgiven until then!
Subject(s): Holidays; Hymns (As Literary Form); New Year


FRANCISCA MADRE; NEW YEAR, 1907, by AMELIA WOODWARD TRUESDELL    Poem Text            
First Line: What cheer, francisco madre, what of cheer
Last Line: There's a cheer, francisca madre, there is cheer.
Subject(s): Forgetfulness; Happiness; Holidays; Memory; New Year; San Francisco Earthquake And Fire (1906); Joy; Delight


GHOSTS OF THE OLD YEAR, by JAMES WELDON JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The snow has ceased its fluttering flight
Last Line: "failure!"" at last."
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year; Resolutions


GOOD-BYE, OLD YEAR, by MIRIAM DEL BANCO    Poem Text            
First Line: Good-bye, old year! For you and we must part
Last Line: Our prayers to him above.
Subject(s): Absence; Heaven; Holidays; Love; New Year; Prayer; Separation; Isolation; Paradise


GOOD-NIGHT, by MARGARET ELIZABETH MUNSON SANGSTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Good-night, sweet year, that brought to me
Last Line: And all the shadows flee away.
Alternate Author Name(s): Van Deth, Gerrit, Mrs.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


GRATITUDE, by CLYDE MCGEE    Poem Text            
First Line: For sunlit hours and visions clear
Last Line: We thank the keeper of our years.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


HAPPY NEW YEAR TO THE CHILDREN OF GOD, by MARGERY SWETT MANSFIELD    Poem Text            
First Line: Carve the name of the year you live in on your heart
Last Line: Alas! Alas! No brotherhood was there.
Subject(s): Brotherhood; Holidays; New Year


HER YEARS, by LOUISE CHANDLER MOULTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Years come and go, each bringing in his train
Last Line: And makes her new years old, ere yet begun.
Alternate Author Name(s): Chandler, Ellen Louise
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year; Time


HOW THE NEW YEAR CAME ABOUT, by DEBORAH EGE OLDS    Poem Text            
First Line: On one side the curtain the new year was standing
Last Line: She mounted the throne and he passed into rhyme.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


HYMN TO THE SUN, by MATTHEW PRIOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Light of the world, and ruler of the year
Last Line: And touch thy lyre, and shoot thy beams no more.
Subject(s): Heroism; Holidays; Light; New Year; Sun; Time; War; Heroes; Heroines


I AM RUNNING INTO A NEW YEAR, by LUCILLE CLIFTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: And I leave to forgive me
Subject(s): New Year


I PACK MY TRUNK, by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What shall I pack up to carry
Last Line: From the old year to the new.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


IN HOSPITAL: 17. INTERLUDE, by WILLIAM ERNEST HENLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O, the fun, the fun and frolic
Last Line: New year comes but once a twelvemonth.
Alternate Author Name(s): Henley, W. E.
Subject(s): Holidays; Hospitals; New Year


IN MEMORIAM A.H.H.: 106, by ALFRED TENNYSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky
Last Line: Ring in the christ that is to be.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tennyson, Lord Alfred; Tennyson, 1st Baron; Tennyson Of Aldworth And Farringford, Baron
Variant Title(s): The New Year;the Old Year And The New
Subject(s): Bells; Christmas; Holidays; New Year; Religion; Nativity, The; Theology


JANUARY, by LUCY LARCOM    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We pause beside this door
Last Line: "for lo! I am the door."
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


LAMENT FOR THE MAKARIS [WHEN HE WAS SEIK], by WILLIAM DUNBAR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I that in heill [or, heal] was and glaidness [or, gladness].
Last Line: Timor mortis conturbat me.
Variant Title(s): Dunbar's Lament When He Was Sick;the Fear Of Death Confounds Me;timor Mortis Conturbat Me
Subject(s): Death; Holidays; Mourning; New Year; Dead, The; Bereavement


LARRY NOOLAN'S NEW YEAR, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Be-gorrie, al wor sorry
Last Line: When the ould year died.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year; Parties


LEWIS D. HAYES, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the midmost glee of the christmas
Last Line: Gave it again to him.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Christmas; Grief; Guests; Holidays; New Year; Voices; Nativity, The; Sorrow; Sadness; Visiting


LIMERICK, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: John woke on jan. First and felt queer
Last Line: And it certainly wasn't the beer
Subject(s): Food & Eating;holidays;new Year


LINES FOR THE NEW YEAR, by JULIE CARR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Consider the light, how it offers itself
Last Line: Stories set in funerals abd airplanes / together
Subject(s): New Year


LINES WRITTEN AT THE CLOSE OF THE YEAR, by ANNA LETITIA BARBAULD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Say, ye who thro' this round of eighty years
Last Line: "to bow the head, and say, ""thy will be done."
Alternate Author Name(s): Aikin, Anna Letitia
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


LINES WRITTEN ON THE BIRTH OF THE YEAR 1853, by JANET HAMILTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hail! Infant year, fresh from the womb of time
Last Line: This gift be yours, to crown the new-born year.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hamilton, Janet Thompson
Subject(s): Europe; Holidays; New Year; Time


LIVE IN THE PRESENT, by SARAH KNOWLES BOLTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Forget the past and live the present hour
Last Line: Who conquers now shall rule the coming years.
Variant Title(s): Now
Subject(s): Carpe Diem; Holidays; New Year


MAKING FRIENDS, by LEANDER M. ZIMMERMAN    Poem Text            
First Line: The fine art of forming friendships
Last Line: Ev'ry day a glad new year.
Subject(s): Christmas; Friendship; Holidays; New Year; Nativity, The


MANHATTAN NEW YEAR, by KATE CRICHTON GREDLER    Poem Text            
First Line: The whistles blow and through the city street
Last Line: The new year enters at a cottage door.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year; New York City; Night Clubs; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


MATER DOLOROSA, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who is this that sits by the way, by the wild wayside
Last Line: And the soul of man and her soul and the world's be one.
Subject(s): Dawn; Holidays; New Year; Soul; Time; Sunrise


MAYTIME IN MIDWINTER, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A new year gleams on us, tearful
Last Line: And life, through love of you, love.
Subject(s): Grief; Holidays; New Year; Seasons; Sorrow; Sadness


MEMORABILIA, by ROBERT BROWNING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah, did you once see shelley plain, / and did he stop and speak to you
Last Line: Well, I forget the rest.
Variant Title(s): Shelley;something To Remember
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year; Poetry & Poets; Shelley, Percy Bysshe (1792-1822); Writing & Writers


MEMORIES WRITTEN IN THE STORMY MONTHS OF THE OPENING OF THE YEAR, 1868, by JANET HAMILTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lonely musing, sadly thinking
Last Line: "just to god and man."
Alternate Author Name(s): Hamilton, Janet Thompson
Subject(s): Grief; Holidays; Life; Memory; Nature; New Year; Past; Sorrow; Sadness


MIDNIGHT MASS FOR THE DYING YEAR, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Yes, the year is growing old
Last Line: Christe, eleyson!
Subject(s): Catholics; Christmas; Holidays; New Year; Roman Catholics; Catholicism; Nativity, The


MIDNIGHT SHOW, by KARL SHAPIRO    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The year is done, the last act of the vaudeville
Subject(s): New Year


MUTABILITY (2), by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The flower that smiles today
Last Line: Then wake to weep.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year; Transience; Impermanence


MY DREAM OF THE NEW YEAR, by OLIVA WARD BUSH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Through the waning hours of moments
Last Line: Brightening up my glad new year.
Alternate Author Name(s): Bush-banks, Oliva Ward
Subject(s): Faith; Holidays; Hope; New Year; Belief; Creed; Optimism


MY NEW YEAR'S GUESTS, by ROLLIN MALLORY DAGGETT    Poem Text            
First Line: The winds come cold from the southward, with incense of fir and pine
Last Line: "long life to the hearts still beating, and peace to the hearts at rest!"
Subject(s): Guests; Holidays; New Year; Visiting


NEW YEAR, by MIRIAM DEL BANCO    Poem Text            
First Line: The stream of time glides ever swiftly by
Last Line: This glad refrain; a happy, bright new year!
Subject(s): Calendar; Holidays; New Year; Time


NEW YEAR, by ABRAM JOSEPH RYAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Each year cometh with all his days
Last Line: Of prayer, the king becomes your slave.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


NEW YEAR, by FLORENCE WEISBERG    Poem Text            
First Line: Across the life-path of our destiny
Last Line: To perfect day.
Subject(s): Holidays; Jews; New Year; Pilgrimages & Pilgrims; Judaism


NEW YEAR (2), by NAOMI SHIHAB NYE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Over our heads the words hung down
Last Line: Wonderful dies.
Subject(s): Calendars; Holidays; New Year; Time


NEW YEAR CARD, by DOLLIE CAROLINE MAITLAND RADFORD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Greeting dear friend, through shower and sun
Last Line: Still, greeting all the same dear friend.
Alternate Author Name(s): Radford, Ernest, Mrs.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


NEW YEAR CAROL, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Here we bring new water
Last Line: And the bugles that do shine
Variant Title(s): The New Year
Subject(s): Holidays;new Year


NEW YEAR DAY - TO MRS. DUNLOP, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This day time winds th' exhausted chain
Last Line: Yourself, you wait your bright reward.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


NEW YEAR DITTY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: New year met me somewhat sad
Last Line: My rugged way to heaven, please god.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


NEW YEAR HYMN, by FRANCES RIDLEY HAVERGAL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Jesus, blessed saviour
Last Line: Crown our bright new-year!
Subject(s): Holidays; Hymns (As Literary Form); New Year


NEW YEAR HYMN, by JOSEPH KRAUSKOPF    Poem Text            
First Line: Gone another year- / gone beyond recall
Last Line: May erasure need.
Subject(s): Holidays; Jews; New Year; Judaism


NEW YEAR ON DARTMOOR, by SYLVIA PLATH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This is newness : every little tawdry
Alternate Author Name(s): Hughes, Ted, Mrs.
Subject(s): New Year; Babies; Infants


NEW YEAR POEM, by PHILIP LARKIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The short afternoon ends, and the year is over
Subject(s): Christmas; Holidays; New Year; Nativity, The


NEW YEAR RESOLVE, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As the dead year is clasped by a dead december
Last Line: The wan, worn face of the bruised old world.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Courage; Future; Holidays; New Year; Valor; Bravery


NEW YEAR SONG, by EMILY HUNTINGTON MILLER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They say that the year is old and gray
Last Line: Comes merrily in to-morrow.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


NEW YEAR SONG, by EDITH BLAND NESBIT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We climb the hill; the mist conceals
Last Line: Your longed-for flower of liberty?
Alternate Author Name(s): Nesbit, E.; Bland, Mrs. Hubert
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year; Socialism


NEW YEAR'S, by ROBERT CREELEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The end of the year wears its facein the moon
Subject(s): New Year; Love


NEW YEAR'S BIRDS, by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sun on new year's morning
Last Line: They will sing to you!
Subject(s): Birds; Holidays; New Year


NEW YEAR'S CHIMES, by FRANCIS THOMPSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What is the song the stars sing?
Last Line: (rung all in rhyme.)
Subject(s): Bells; Holidays; New Year


NEW YEAR'S DAWN - BROADWAY, by SARA TEASDALE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the horns wear thin
Last Line: Dizzy and sick.
Alternate Author Name(s): Filsinger, Ernest B., Mrs.
Subject(s): Broadway, New York City; Holidays; New Year


NEW YEAR'S DAY, by RICHARD CRASHAW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Rise, thou best and brightest morning!
Last Line: But in thy fairest eyes find two for one.
Variant Title(s): Hymn For New Year's Day
Subject(s): Christmas; Holidays; New Year; Nativity, The


NEW YEAR'S DAY, by JOHN DAVIDSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This trade that we ply with the pen
Last Line: Drinc hael!
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; Holidays; New Year; Wine


NEW YEAR'S DAY, by DAVID LEHMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This is it: the night they've all selected
Subject(s): New Year; Winter


NEW YEAR'S DAY, by ROBERT LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Again and then again ... The year is born
Subject(s): Christmas; Holidays; New Year; Nativity, The


NEW YEAR'S DAY, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: New year, be good to england. Bid her name
Last Line: 01/01/89
Subject(s): England; Holidays; New Year; Time; English


NEW YEAR'S EVE, by GEORGE ARNOLD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: With a bottle and a friend
Last Line: Making wondrous merry.
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; Holidays; New Year; Wine


NEW YEAR'S EVE, by MATHILDE BLIND    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Another full-orbed year hath waned to-day
Last Line: To deathless hope we must be born again.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lake, Claude
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


NEW YEAR'S EVE, by JOHN CIARDI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Snow came with dusk, building itself on windows
Last Line: Steel guitars played auld lang syne on oaho
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


NEW YEAR'S EVE, by RICHARD SOLOMON GEDNEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I love thee, thou calm and beautiful night
Last Line: "new things are ever the best!"
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year; Peace


NEW YEAR'S EVE, by THOMAS HARDY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have finished another year,' said god
Last Line: In his unweeting way.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


NEW YEAR'S EVE, by DAVID IGNATOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I sit here glad, glad of my comfort and so somber
Last Line: With the helplessness of the newborn.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year; Solitude; Wind; Loneliness


NEW YEAR'S EVE, by ROBINSON JEFFERS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Staggering homeward between the stream and the trees the unhappy drunkard
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


NEW YEAR'S EVE, by LETITIA ELIZABETH LANDON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There is no change upon the air
Last Line: My heart is its own grave!
Alternate Author Name(s): L. E. L.; Maclean, Letitia
Subject(s): Despair; Holidays; New Year


NEW YEAR'S EVE, by ANNIE MATHESON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not that they bring us labour, pain, and care
Last Line: Friendships, achievements, deeds, a beckoning host.
Subject(s): Holidays; Love; New Year; Parties


NEW YEAR'S EVE, by JOHN FREDERICK NIMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Midnight the years last day the last
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


NEW YEAR'S EVE, by ROBERT WILLIAM SERVICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It's cruel cold on the waterfront, silent and dark and drear
Last Line: "you darned old dirty hobo. . .My god! Here, boys! He's dead!"
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


NEW YEAR'S EVE, by HENRY VAN DYKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The other night I had a dream, most clear
Last Line: My hand could feel your hand was warm, warm, warm!
Alternate Author Name(s): Civis Americanus
Subject(s): Dreams; Holidays; Memory; New Year; Nightmares


NEW YEAR'S EVE - MIDNIGHT, by FREDERIKA RICHARDSON MACDONALD    Poem Text            
First Line: The dead year is lying at me
Last Line: Powerful alone my own soul's truth to keep.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


NEW YEAR'S EVE ON BROADWAY, by PERCY STICKNEY GRANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Friends, what are we seeking this new year's eve
Last Line: But a bursting blossom of life.
Subject(s): Broadway, New York City; Holidays; New Year


NEW YEAR'S EVE, 1850, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This is the midnight of the century, - hark
Last Line: Yet by one sun is every orbit bent.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


NEW YEAR'S EVE, 1913, by GORDON BOTTOMLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O, cartmel bells ring soft to-night
Last Line: The cartmel bells no more.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


NEW YEAR'S EVES, by ALICE NOTLEY                Poet's Biography
First Line: Once, in marrakech, no - boys
Last Line: "anyone."" and he said, ""that wouldn't be nice."
Subject(s): Happiness; Holidays; New Year; Parties; Joy; Delight


NEW YEAR'S GIFT FOR THE DEAN OF ST. PATRICK'S, by THOMAS SHERIDAN (1687-1738)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How few can be of grandeur
Last Line: His friends are more, his honors less.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


NEW YEAR'S GREETING, by ELEANOR B. CLAUSEN    Poem Text            
First Line: Across the frozen spaces
Last Line: Each day.
Subject(s): Growth; Holidays; New Year


NEW YEAR'S HYMN, by MATTHIAS JOCHUMSSON    Poem Text            
First Line: What message bears the new year sun?
Last Line: O living god, we pray thee, hear.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


NEW YEAR'S MOTTOES: 1, by FRANCES RIDLEY HAVERGAL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From this day
Last Line: From this day!'
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


NEW YEAR'S MOTTOES: 10, by FRANCES RIDLEY HAVERGAL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: One year less
Last Line: Faithful and true.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


NEW YEAR'S MOTTOES: 11, by FRANCES RIDLEY HAVERGAL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The lord thy god
Last Line: The lord thy god!
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


NEW YEAR'S MOTTOES: 12, by FRANCES RIDLEY HAVERGAL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The future! Who may lift the veil
Last Line: It shall be as the master saith.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


NEW YEAR'S MOTTOES: 13, by FRANCES RIDLEY HAVERGAL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now thy loving spirit
Last Line: Keep us thine alone!
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


NEW YEAR'S MOTTOES: 14, by FRANCES RIDLEY HAVERGAL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not as the world giveth
Last Line: That pass not away.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


NEW YEAR'S MOTTOES: 15, by FRANCES RIDLEY HAVERGAL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This new year thou givest me
Last Line: And fill my life with praise.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


NEW YEAR'S MOTTOES: 16, by FRANCES RIDLEY HAVERGAL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A bright new year, and a sunny track
Last Line: This is my new year's wish for you!
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


NEW YEAR'S MOTTOES: 17, by FRANCES RIDLEY HAVERGAL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Another year for jesus
Last Line: O fellow-worker true?
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


NEW YEAR'S MOTTOES: 18, by FRANCES RIDLEY HAVERGAL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Is the work difficult
Last Line: He will be with thee!
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


NEW YEAR'S MOTTOES: 19, by FRANCES RIDLEY HAVERGAL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Happy, because he loves thee
Last Line: Thus may thy new year be!
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


NEW YEAR'S MOTTOES: 2, by FRANCES RIDLEY HAVERGAL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The lord hath done great things for thee
Last Line: Fear not, be glad, rejoice!
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


NEW YEAR'S MOTTOES: 20, by FRANCES RIDLEY HAVERGAL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: For the weariest day
Last Line: May christ be thy all!
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


NEW YEAR'S MOTTOES: 3. WONDROUS GRACE, by FRANCES RIDLEY HAVERGAL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wondrously / the lord hath dealt with thee!
Last Line: Wondrous love from hour to hour.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


NEW YEAR'S MOTTOES: 4, by FRANCES RIDLEY HAVERGAL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Crown the year with thy goodness, lord
Last Line: As the crystal mountain-rills.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year; Prayer


NEW YEAR'S MOTTOES: 5, by FRANCES RIDLEY HAVERGAL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Toward the rising of the sun
Last Line: Fruitful, fair, and glad for thee.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


NEW YEAR'S MOTTOES: 6, by FRANCES RIDLEY HAVERGAL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Another year of patient toil
Last Line: Thy god himself shall be.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


NEW YEAR'S MOTTOES: 7, by FRANCES RIDLEY HAVERGAL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Praising together for all the way
Last Line: Hoping together for rest above.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


NEW YEAR'S MOTTOES: 8, by FRANCES RIDLEY HAVERGAL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Eternity with jesus
Last Line: For him whom we love best!
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


NEW YEAR'S MOTTOES: 9, by FRANCES RIDLEY HAVERGAL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord jesus, keep our dear one
Last Line: To guide and cheer.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


NEW YEAR'S NURSERY JINGLE, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Of all the rhymes of all the climes
Last Line: The golden age of now!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year; Rhyme


NEW YEAR'S POEM, by MARGARET AVISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The christmas twigs crispen and needles rattle
Subject(s): New Year


NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION, by MARIE EMILIE GILCHRIST    Poem Text            
First Line: I'll junk a lot of feelings
Last Line: Cans and wills and oughts.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS, by EUGENE FIELD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas but a month ago to-day
Last Line: For, ——— me, I'll not swear.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year; Promises; Smoking; Tobacco; Pipes; Cigars; Cigarettes


NEW YEAR'S THOUGHTS, by LILLIAN GRAY    Poem Text            
First Line: Let us walk softly, friends
Last Line: And may god guide us, friend.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


NEW YEAR'S VERSES FOR THE CARRIER OF THE MIRROR, 1826, by JOHN GARDINER CALKINS BRAINARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The carrier is a poor old man
Last Line: How should such hour be blessed.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


NEW YEAR'S WISHES, by ADAM MICKIEWICZ    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The old year is dead, and from its ashes blossoms bright
Last Line: Love the world -- wish it well -- but away from humankind.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


NEW YEAR'S WISHES (1), by FRANCES RIDLEY HAVERGAL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A pearl-strewn pathway of untold gladness
Last Line: As heaven to earth come down.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


NEW YEAR'S WISHES (2), by FRANCES RIDLEY HAVERGAL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What shall I wish thee
Last Line: A happy new year!
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


NEW YEAR, GOOD-MORNING!, by ALEXANDER MACLEAN    Poem Text            
First Line: New year, good - morning! Come and bring
Last Line: New year, good-morning!
Subject(s): Day; Happiness; Holidays; Morning; New Year; Winter; Joy; Delight


NEW YORK IN 1826, by GEORGE POPE MORRIS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Two years have elapsed since the verse of s.W.
Last Line: Be what I now wish you—a happy new year.
Alternate Author Name(s): Morris, George Perkins
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year; New York City - 19th Century; Woodworth, Samuel (1785-1842)


NEXT MAY, by T. K. WHIPPLE    Poem Text            
First Line: Next may the cherry-blossoms bright
Last Line: Live on in hearts of other men!
Subject(s): Holidays; May (Month); New Year


NOT A 'MADE-OVER' YEAR, by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Edward wears a coat of blue
Last Line: Is the new year truly new.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


NURSE'S SONG, FR. SONGS OF EXPERIENCE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When voices of children are heard on the green
Last Line: And your winter and night in disguise.
Subject(s): Bible; Children; Holidays; Mythology; New Year; Play; Time; Childhood


ODE TO THE DEPARTING YEAR, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Spirit who sweepest the wild harp of time
Last Line: God's image, sister of the seraphim.
Subject(s): Catherine The Great, Empress Of Russia; Holidays; New Year; Russia; Soviet Union; Russians


ODE UPON THE NEW YEAR (1693), by NAHUM TATE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The happy, happy year is born
Last Line: And britain's cæsar light'ning in the chase.
Subject(s): Happiness; Holidays; New Year; Joy; Delight


ODE: ON THE NEW YEAR, by NATHANIEL COTTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord of my life! Inspire my song
Last Line: The bleeding traitor from my breast.
Subject(s): Blessings; Holidays; Life; New Year


OLD POEM: 14, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "cold, cold the year draws to its end"
Last Line: My falling tears wet the double gates
Subject(s): China - Early Period (To 200 B.c.);holidays;new Year


OLD YEAR, by JOHN GALSWORTHY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tonight old year must die
Last Line: The dead year, that has slipped away and gone!
Alternate Author Name(s): Sinjohn, John
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


OLD YEAR, GOOD-NIGHT!, by ALEXANDER MACLEAN    Poem Text            
First Line: Old year, good - night! A faithful friend
Last Line: Old year, good-night!
Subject(s): Faith; Friendship; Holidays; New Year; Night; Belief; Creed; Bedtime


ON HIS BEING [OR, HAVING] ARRIVED AT THE AGE OF TWENTY-THREE, by JOHN MILTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How soon hath time, the subtle thief of youth
Last Line: As ever in my great task-master's eye.
Variant Title(s): Sonnet: 7;on Reaching Twenty-three;on His Birthday;on Reaching Age 23;how Soon Hath Time
Subject(s): Aging; Ambition; Holidays; New Year


ON NEW YEAR'S DAY, 1640: TO THE KING, by JOHN SUCKLING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Awake, great sir, the sun shines here
Last Line: Who cannot wish.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


ON THE NEW YEAR, by JANE BOWDLER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis past: - another year for ever gone
Last Line: And lead my soul to peace—to bliss—to thee!
Subject(s): Greetings; Happiness; Holidays; New Year; Peace; Joy; Delight


ON THE THRESHOLD, by ASTLEY H. BALDWIN    Poem Text            
First Line: Ring out, o bells! Ring silver sweet o'er hill and moor and fell!
Last Line: That god may gracious be to us in this the bright new year!
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


PETER STUYVESANT'S NEW YEAR'S CALL, 1 JAN. 1661, by EDMUND CLARENCE STEDMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where nowadays the battery lies
Last Line: To breakfast at his bouwery.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year; New York City - Dutch Period; Patriotism; Stuyvesant, Peter (1610-1672); United States - Dutch Settlements


PINDARIC ODE: TO THE NEW YEAR, by ABRAHAM COWLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Great janus, who dost sure my mistress view
Last Line: They feel least cold and pain who plunge at once into it.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


POEM FOR A NEW YEAR, by RACHEL WETZSTEON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Love that a reign of terror struck dumb
Subject(s): Love; Winter; New Year


POLITICAL SONG FOR THE YEAR'S END, by THOMAS MCGRATH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The darkness of the year begins
Last Line: Sing to the moon, for every change is known
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year; Politics & Government; Socialism


PRAYER FOR THE NEW YEAR, by ALLEN WEBSTER JOSLIN    Poem Text            
First Line: As before thee, god
Last Line: When I wake to face anew the day.
Subject(s): God; Holidays; New Year; Peace; Prayer


PROLOGUE FOR NEW YEAR'S DAY, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No song nor dance I bring from yon great city
Last Line: Believe our glowing bosoms truly feel it.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


PROSIT NEUJAHR, by GEORGE SANTAYANA    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Be the new year sweet and short
Last Line: Prosit neujahr!
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year; Toasts


RONDEAU, by JAMES HENRY LEIGH HUNT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Jenny kissed me when we met
Last Line: Jenny kissed me!
Alternate Author Name(s): Hunt, Leigh
Subject(s): Friendship; Holidays; Innocence; Kisses; Love; New Year; Time; Women


SNOW SOLACE, by REBECCA FUSFELD    Poem Text            
First Line: A clean wind ushers the new year in
Last Line: A newly-made bridal shroud.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year; Snow; Winter


SOAP SUDS, by FREDERICK LOUIS MACNEICE    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: This brand of soap has the same smell as once in the big
Alternate Author Name(s): Macneice, Louis
Subject(s): Cleansing Agents; Holidays; New Year; Detergents; Soap; Cleansing Compounds; Disinfection And Disinfectants


SON-DAYS, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bright shadows of true rest! Some shoots of bliss
Last Line: Of a full feast; and the out-courts of glory.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Variant Title(s): Son-dayes
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year; Sabbath; Sunday


SONG FOR A YEAR, by SADIE FULLER SEAGRAVE    Poem Text            
First Line: Wrapped in silver and gold
Last Line: Or another song to sing?
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


SONG FOR THE NEW YEAR, by ELIZA COOK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Old time has turned another page
Last Line: And a prayer for those who love us.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


SONG OF THE NEW YEAR, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I heard the bells at midnight
Last Line: "will in peace be ushered in."
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Bells; Future; Holidays; New Year


SONG OF THE OLD YEAR, by ELIZA COOK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh! I have been running a gallant career
Last Line: And bury me under the green holly-tree.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


SONG OF THE SON, by JEAN TOOMER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Pour, o pour that parting soul in song
Subject(s): African Americans; Holidays; New Year; Slavery; Negroes; American Blacks; Serfs


SONNET: 12, by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: When I do count the clock that tells the time
Last Line: Save breed, to brave him when he takes thee hence.
Variant Title(s): The Approach Of Age
Subject(s): Aging; Holidays; New Year; Time


SONNET: 64, by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: When I have seen by time's fell hand defac'd
Last Line: But weep to have that which it fears to lose.
Variant Title(s): Time And Love
Subject(s): Holidays; Love; New Year


SONNET: ONE NEW YEAR'S EVE, by LOUISA SARAH BEVINGTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Heart! Art thou dead within me? Why this calm
Last Line: Thy very self of self that suffered?
Alternate Author Name(s): Leigh, Arbor; Guggenberger, Mrs. Ignatz; Bevington, L. S.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


SPECTRES THAT GRIEVE, by THOMAS HARDY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It is not death that harrows us,' they lipped
Last Line: Until the new-year's dawn strode up the air.
Subject(s): Grief; Holidays; New Year; Sorrow; Sadness


SPRING AND FALL: TO A YOUNG CHILD, by GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Margaret, are you grieving
Last Line: It is margaret you mourn for.
Variant Title(s): Spring And Fall
Subject(s): Autumn; Children; God; Grief; Holidays; Labor & Laborers; Mnemonics; Mourning; New Year; Seasons; Social Protest; Spring; Fall; Childhood; Sorrow; Sadness; Work; Workers; Bereavement


STANLEY WARE, by EDNA DEAN PROCTOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now as sinks the new year's sun
Last Line: Hours celestial — stanley ware!
Alternate Author Name(s): Dean
Subject(s): Death; Holidays; New Year; Sailing & Sailors; Dead, The


STANZAS ON THE NEW YEAR, by LETITIA ELIZABETH LANDON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I stood between the meeting years
Last Line: "for happiness dwells there!"
Alternate Author Name(s): L. E. L.; Maclean, Letitia
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


SUDDEN LIGHT, by DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have been here before
Last Line: And day and night yield one delight once more?
Alternate Author Name(s): Rossetti, Gabriel Charles Dante
Subject(s): Deja Vu; Holidays; Love; Memory; New Year


SUNSET AND MOONRISE, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All the west whereon the sunset sealed the dead year's
Last Line: All the hours are theirs of all the seasons: death has but his hour.
Subject(s): Death; Evening; Holidays; Moon; New Year; Night; Dead, The; Sunset; Twilight; Bedtime


SUPERNATURAL SONGS: 4. THERE, by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There all the barrel-hoops are knit
Last Line: There all the planets drop in the sun
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


THE AULD FARMER'S NEW YEAR MORNING SALUTATION ... AULD MARE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A guid new year I wish thee, maggie
Last Line: Wi' sma' fatigue.
Subject(s): Animals; Holidays; Horses; New Year; Nature; Friendship


THE AUTHOR'S EPITAPH, MADE BY HIMSELF, by WALTER RALEIGH    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Even such is time, that takes in trust
Last Line: My god shall raise me up, I trust.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ralegh, Walter
Variant Title(s): Verses Found In His Bible .. At Westminster;the Conclusion;lines Written The Night Before His Execution;to-day A Man, To-morrow None;last Line;his Epitaph;lines Found In His Bible In The Gate-house;even Such Is Time;verses Made The Night Before His Beheading;verses Made The Night Before He Died;lines Said To Have Been Written On The Eve Of His Execution;epitaph;verses Written In His Bible
Subject(s): Ambition; Death; Easter; Faith; Great Britain - History; Heaven; Holidays; New Year; Religion; Time; Transience; Dead, The; The Resurrection; Belief; Creed; English History; Paradise; Theology; Impermanence


THE BAMBOO, THE PLUM AND THE PINE, by JANET B. MONTGOMERY MCGOVERN    Poem Text            
First Line: Somewhere in this land they must be found
Last Line: To the new year three-in-one, the bamboo, the plum and the pine.
Subject(s): Holidays; Marriage; New Year; Worship; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THE CHARIOT, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Because I could not stop for death, / he kindly stopped for me
Last Line: Were toward eternity--
Subject(s): Death; Future Life; Holidays; Immortality; Mortality; Mourning; New Year; Religion; Dead, The; Retribution; Eternity; After Life; Bereavement; Theology


THE CHILD AND THE YEAR, by CELIA LEIGHTON THAXTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Said the child to the youthful year
Last Line: "o child! And crown thee a king!"
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


THE CHRISTIAN'S NEW YEAR PRAYER, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou christ of mine, thy gracious ear low bending
Last Line: This is a christian's prayer.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Heaven; Holidays; Jesus Christ; New Year; Prayer; Soul; Paradise


THE CLOSING YEAR, by LIZETTE WOODWORTH REESE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When chimneys no more music hold
Last Line: The year is at the close!
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


THE CURTAIN FALLS, by MARGARET ELIZABETH MUNSON SANGSTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Over the sorrow and over the bliss
Last Line: Silently downward the curtain falls.
Alternate Author Name(s): Van Deth, Gerrit, Mrs.
Subject(s): Healing; Holidays; New Year; Cures


THE DAWNING O' THE YEAR, by MARY (MAY) ELIZABETH (MCGRATH) BLAKE    Poem Text            
First Line: All ye who love the springtime - and who but loves it well
Last Line: Till ye meet it in old ireland in the dawning o' the year!
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


THE DEATH OF THE OLD YEAR, by CARROLL RYAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Farewell, old year! Thy latest sobbing breath
Last Line: What thou hast shown, perhaps but to destroy?
Alternate Author Name(s): Ryan, William Thomas Carroll
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


THE DEATH OF THE OLD YEAR, by ALFRED TENNYSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Full knee-deep lies the winter snow
Last Line: A new face at the door.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tennyson, Lord Alfred; Tennyson, 1st Baron; Tennyson Of Aldworth And Farringford, Baron
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year; Time


THE DYING OLD YEAR: 1867, by JANET HAMILTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Avaunt, away! Dread shapes of hate and fear
Last Line: Then passed away, with one low, moaning sigh.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hamilton, Janet Thompson
Subject(s): Crime & Criminals; Death; Holidays; Italy; Law & Lawyers; New Year; Social Protest; Treason & Traitors; Dead, The; Italians; Attorneys


THE ELECTRIC SLIDE BOOGIE, by AUDRE LORDE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: New year's day 1:16 am
Alternate Author Name(s): Adisa-warrior, Gamba
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


THE FIRST MORNING OF 1860, by CAROLINE CLIVE    Poem Text            
First Line: One evening 'mid the summer flown
Last Line: Peace to endow the new-born year.
Alternate Author Name(s): V; Meysey-wigley, Caroline
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


THE GLAD NEW YEAR, by WILLIAM SHATTUCK    Poem Text            
First Line: There's coming a year all mirth and joy
Last Line: Are you that happy, glad new year?
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year; Time


THE GOOD-MORROW, by JOHN DONNE    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: I wonder by my troth, what thou and I
Last Line: Love so alike, that none do slacken, none can die.
Subject(s): Holidays; Life Change Events; Love; Love - Marital; New Year; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love


THE GRIEF OF A GIRL'S HEART, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: It is late last night the dog was speaking of you
Last Line: And my fear is great that you have taken god from me!
Variant Title(s): Donal Og
Subject(s): Grief;holidays;love;love - Loss Of;new Year; Sorrow;sadness


THE HOTEL NORMANDIE POOL, by DEREK WALCOTT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Around the cold pool in the metal light
Subject(s): Blacks - History; Holidays; Middle Age; New Year


THE JEWISH NEW YEAR, 5660, by CARROLL RYAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When chaos lay beneath god's hand
Last Line: Will bless you in your works and ways.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ryan, William Thomas Carroll
Subject(s): Holidays; Jews; Memory; New Year; Peace; Judaism


THE LAST OF THE NEW YEAR'S CALLERS, by HENRY CUYLER BUNNER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The door is shut-I think the fine old face
Last Line: In front of the old-time door that's shut.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year; New York City; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


THE LITTLE NEW YEAR'S COME TO STAY, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
Last Line: Stay new and bright and full of cheer
Subject(s): New Year


THE MASTECTOMY POEMS: 6. DECEMBER 31, by ALICIA SUSKIN OSTRIKER                Poet's Biography
First Line: I say this year no different
Last Line: Well and happy / new year
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


THE MESSAGE OF THE NEW YEAR, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: I asked the new year for some message
Last Line: God's will to love
Subject(s): Holidays;new Year


THE MILLENNIUM, by PETER JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the basement
Subject(s): Christmas; Family Life; Holidays; New Year; Nativity, The; Relatives


THE NEGRO SPEAKS OF RIVERS, by JAMES LANGSTON HUGHES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I've known rivers
Last Line: My soul has grown deep like the rivers.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hughes, Langston
Subject(s): African Americans - History; Holidays; New Year; Racism; Rivers; Time; Black Heritage; Racial Prejudice; Bigotry


THE NEW YEAR, by DINAH MARIA MULOCK CRAIK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who comes dancing over the snow
Last Line: He is the wonderful glad new year.
Alternate Author Name(s): Mulock, Dinah Maria
Variant Title(s): The Glad New Year
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


THE NEW YEAR, by LILLIAN GARD    Poem Text            
First Line: Standing with folded wings of mystery
Last Line: And we—we pause a little while to pray!
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


THE NEW YEAR, by HORATIO NELSON POWERS    Poem Text            
First Line: A flower unblown: a book unread
Last Line: Beyond tomorrow's mystic gates.
Variant Title(s): The Year Ahead
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


THE NEW YEAR, by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I walk on the cold mountain above the city
Subject(s): Holidays; Nature; New Year


THE NEW YEAR, by MARGARET ELIZABETH MUNSON SANGSTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The clock struck twelve in the tall church tower
Last Line: Which the wise are swift to see.
Alternate Author Name(s): Van Deth, Gerrit, Mrs.
Subject(s): Greetings; Holidays; New Year


THE NEW YEAR, by J. DICKEY TEMPLETON    Poem Text            
First Line: I am the new year, and I come to you pure and unstained
Last Line: All that I ask—you keep the faith unbroken!
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


THE NEW YEAR, by ALFRED TENNYSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I stood on a tower in the wet
Last Line: And new year blowing and roaring.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tennyson, Lord Alfred; Tennyson, 1st Baron; Tennyson Of Aldworth And Farringford, Baron
Variant Title(s): "1865-1866;""i Stood On A Tower In The Wet"";
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year; Time


THE NEW YEAR, by NATHANIEL PARKER WILLIS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fleetly hath passed the year; the seasons came
Last Line: Have praises for the well-completed year.
Variant Title(s): January 1, 1828
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


THE NEW YEAR BABE, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Two together, babe and year
Last Line: Brother year was gone!
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Babies; Holidays; New Year; Infants


THE NEW YEAR DAWNS, by LOUISE CHANDLER MOULTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The new year dawns -- the sun shines strong and clear
Last Line: My new year dawns not till thy face I see.
Alternate Author Name(s): Chandler, Ellen Louise
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


THE NEW YEAR'S NIGHT OF A MISERABLE MAN, by JEAN PAUL RICHTER    Poem Text            
First Line: In the lone stillness of the new year's light
Last Line: Of thy departed youth, -- it never will return!
Variant Title(s): The Young Parson's Dream
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year; Pain; Suffering; Misery


THE NEW YEAR'S NIGHT OF AN UNHAPPY MAN, by JEAN PAUL RICHTER    Poem Text            
First Line: Once on a time, it was the new year's night
Last Line: The golden years can never more return.
Subject(s): Aging; Holidays; New Year; Old Age; Sin; Youth


THE NEW YEAR'S QUEST, by HARRIET ALLEYNE RICE    Poem Text            
First Line: Another milestone passed along the road
Last Line: Take up the endless life in a new birth.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year; Wellesley College


THE NEW YEAR: TO MR. W.T., by CHARLES COTTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hark! The cock crows, and yon bright star
Last Line: Till the next year she face about.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


THE NEW YEAR; ADDRESSED TO PATRONS OF PENNSYLAVNIA FREEMAN, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The wave is breaking on the shore
Last Line: A new and happy year.
Subject(s): Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Holidays; New Year; Antislavery Movement - United States


THE NEW YEERE'S GIFT, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Let others look for pearle and gold
Last Line: The richest new-yeeres gift to me.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


THE NEW-YEAR MINE, by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Every year's a hidden mine
Last Line: Or only dust and ashes?
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


THE OLD YEAR, by MATTHIAS BARR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Farewell old year, farewell old year
Subject(s): New Year


THE OLD YEAR, by EDMUND CHARLES BLUNDEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The moon was going down; the empty trees shook, sighing
Last Line: Remaining.
Alternate Author Name(s): Blunden, Edmund
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year; Time


THE OLD YEAR, by JOHN CLARE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The old year's gone away
Last Line: Left the old year lost to all.
Subject(s): Christmas; Holidays; New Year; Nativity, The


THE OLD YEAR, by CHRISTOPHER PEARSE CRANCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O good old year! This night's your last
Last Line: I see your cab is waiting.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year; Time


THE OLD YEAR, by GEORGE MURRAY (1830-1910)    Poem Text            
First Line: Good night, old year, good night!
Last Line: And wait god's will with patience till the end.
Subject(s): Farewell; Future; Holidays; New Year; Past; Parting


THE OLD YEAR, by PRISCILLA JANE THOMPSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Infirm and aged, doth he sit
Last Line: And through it comes the glad new year.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year; Time


THE OLD YEAR, by CLARENCE THOMAS URMY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What is the old year? 'tis a book
Last Line: Close it and lay it in god's hand.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


THE OLD YEAR AND THE NEW, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As one in sorrow looks upon
Last Line: As happy as the old!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Bells; Future; God; Holidays; Laughter; New Year


THE OLD YEAR AND THE NEW, by ABRAM JOSEPH RYAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How swift they go
Last Line: And the stranger's face makes the friend's forgot.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year; Time


THE OLD YEAR AND THE NEW, by JOHN GODFREY SAXE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Good-by, old year! I can but say
Last Line: "for much, I ween, they have yet to do!"
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


THE OLD YEAR AND THE NEW, by WILLIAM CLEAVER WILKINSON    Poem Text            
First Line: Last night at twelve, amid the knee-deep snows
Last Line: O blithe young year, but keep thy promise true!
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year; Time


THE OLD YEAR TO THE NEW, by CLINTON SCOLLARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The snows of death are drifting deep
Last Line: Save the long legacy of sleep!
Subject(s): Aging; Holidays; New Year


THE OLD YEAR'S BLESSING, by ADELAIDE ANNE PROCTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I am fading from you
Last Line: While he crowns my past.
Alternate Author Name(s): Berwick, Mary
Subject(s): Disease; Future; Happiness; Holidays; New Year; Past; Temptation; Joy; Delight


THE PASSING OF THE YEAR, by ROBERT WILLIAM SERVICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My glass is filled, my pipe is lit
Last Line: There! Bless you now! Old year, good-bye!
Subject(s): Change; Holidays; New Year


THE PAST AND COMING YEAR, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wave of an awful torrent, thronging down
Last Line: Its last and faintest echo. Fare thee well!
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


THE POEMS OF COLD MOUNTAIN: 24, by HAN SHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The new year ends a year of sorrow
Last Line: Who can sleep past dawn
Alternate Author Name(s): Kanzan; Hanshan; Han-shan
Subject(s): Chinese Literature; Holidays; New Year; Spring


THE PROCESSION, by CHARLES HANSON TOWNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The gray year drifted out
Last Line: Die on a winter's day.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


THE SUNFLOWER, FR. SONGS OF EXPERIENCE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah sun-flower! Weary of time
Last Line: Where my sun-flower wishes to go.
Variant Title(s): Ah Sunflower
Subject(s): Bible; Holidays; Mythology; New Year; Sunflowers


THE TURN OF THE YEAR, by JAMES L. PENNYPACKER    Poem Text            
First Line: Down by the marsh the twigs of the maples are flaming
Last Line: May kiss the tips of her fingers.
Subject(s): Holidays; June; New Year


THE TWA CORBIES, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: As I was walking all alane
Last Line: The wind sall blaw for evermair
Variant Title(s): The Two Corbies
Subject(s): Holidays;new Year;ravens;scotland;tragedy


THE WAKE, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come anthea let us two
Last Line: Then to want the wake next yeare.
Subject(s): Country Life; Holidays; New Year


THE YEAR, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What can be said in new year rhymes
Last Line: And that's the burden of the year.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Dreams; Fear; Holidays; Hope; New Year; Nightmares; Optimism


THE YEAR IS DONE, by MIRIAM DEL BANCO    Poem Text            
First Line: The year is done. Upon june's tender breast
Last Line: A glorious era dawns! A golden age is born!
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


THE YEAR THAT'S AWA', by JOHN DUNLOP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here's to the year that's awa'!
Last Line: May they live, etc.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


THIS YEAR - NEXT YEAR, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: This year - next year - sometime - never
Last Line: Never - earth say yet
Subject(s): Holidays;new Year


TO A CHILD, by GEORGE EDWARD WOODBERRY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How shall I thee remember
Last Line: "thy ""buon natale"" in my ear."
Subject(s): Holidays; Longing; Memory; New Year


TO AGE, by WALTER SAVAGE LANDOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Welcome, old friend! These many years
Last Line: Dreads not the frost of age.
Subject(s): Aging; Holidays; New Year


TO CARA, ON THE DAWNING OF A NEW YEAR'S DAY, by THOMAS MOORE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When midnight came to close the year
Last Line: That hope shall shed on scenes before us!
Alternate Author Name(s): Little, Thomas
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


TO EDWARD CASWALL, by JOHN HENRY NEWMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once, o'er a clear calm pool
Last Line: And see a heaven on earth.
Subject(s): Caswall, Edward (1814-1878); Gifts & Giving; Holidays; New Year


TO HIS COY MISTRESS, by ANDREW MARVELL    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Had we but world enough, and time / this coyness, lady, were no crime
Last Line: Stand still, yet we will make him run.
Subject(s): Carpe Diem; Desire; Holidays; Love; New Year; Time


TO MISS LOGAN, WITH BEATTIE'S POEMS, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Again the silent wheels of time
Last Line: An edwin still to you.
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Holidays; New Year


TO MISTRESS ANNE CECIL, by WILLIAM CECIL    Poem Text            
First Line: As years do grow, so cares increase
Last Line: You, long years; and father, health!
Alternate Author Name(s): Burleigh, Lord; Burghley, 1st Baron
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Holidays; New Year


TO THE LORD CHANCELLOR EDWARD HYDE, EARL OF CLARENDON, by JOHN DRYDEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: While flattering crowds officiously appear
Last Line: Because the centre of it is above.
Subject(s): Holidays; Hyde, Edward. 1st Earl Of Clarendon; Nations; Nature; New Year; Politics & Government; War


TO THE NEW YEAR, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text            
First Line: Welcome, new year, but be more kind
Last Line: I'll thank the lord the devil knows.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


TO THE NEW YEAR, by PRISCILLA JANE THOMPSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Prince new year, welcome to thy throne
Last Line: His kingdom falls to you.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


TO THE NEW YEAR, FOR THE COUNTESS OF CARLISLE, by THOMAS CAREW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Give lucinda pearl nor stone
Last Line: As shall crown both her and thee.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


TO THE NEW YEERE, by MICHAEL DRAYTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Rich statue, double-faced
Last Line: The diadem that beares.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


TO THE PENDING YEAR, by WALT WHITMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Have I no weapon-word for thee -- some message brief and fierce?
Last Line: Crouch low thy neck to eleemosynary gifts.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


TO THE VIRGINS, TO MAKE MUCH OF TIME, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gather ye rosebuds while ye may
Last Line: You may forever tarry.
Variant Title(s): Counsel To Girls;counsel To Virgins
Subject(s): Carpe Diem; Flowers; Holidays; Love; Love - Marital; Marriage; New Year; Roses; Time; Youth; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


TWENTY GOLDEN YEARS AGO, by JAMES CLARENCE MANGAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O, the rain, the weary, dreary rain
Last Line: Twenty golden years ago!
Subject(s): Disappointment; Holidays; New Year; Past; Time


TWENTY-EIGHT AND TWENTY-NINE, by WINTHROP MACKWORTH PRAED    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I heard a sick man's dying sigh
Last Line: I shall worship in twenty-nine!
Subject(s): Holidays; Love; New Year


TWO CLOCKS, by SIMON ARMITAGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the same bedroom we kept two small clocks
Last Line: Maybe these clocks are a poor example
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


TWO HOUSES, by CHARLES MACKAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twill overtask a thousand men
Last Line: Shut up the door till doom!
Subject(s): Holidays; Houses; New Year


ULTIMATE DECEMBER, by MYRA PERRINGS    Poem Text            
First Line: The year has come so soon
Last Line: Of ultimate december.
Subject(s): December; Holidays; New Year


UPON NEW YEAR'S EVE, by ARTHUR THOMAS QUILLER-COUCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now winds of winter glue
Last Line: Sit unafraid.
Alternate Author Name(s): Q; Quiller-couch, A. T.
Subject(s): Holidays; Marriage; New Year; Spring; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


UPON PRINCESS ELIZABETH, BORN THE NIGHT BEFORE NEW YEAR'S DAY, by JOHN CLEVELAND    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Astrologers say venus, the self-same star
Last Line: With every year a new epiphany.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


UPON THE THRESHOLD, by G. E.    Poem Text            
First Line: Once more we stand with half-reluctant feet
Last Line: So shut the book and bid the year good-by!
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


WINTER, 1825, by SAMUEL WOODWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Nor is stern winter's icy sceptre swayed
Last Line: Till new-year's happy morning crown'd the whole.
Subject(s): Christmas; Holidays; New Year; New York City - 19th Century; Seasons; Winter; Nativity, The


WISHES TO MY SON, JOHN; FOR THIS NEW, AND ALL SUCCEEDING YEARS, 1630, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If wishes may enrich my boy
Last Line: My wishes crowned, in crowning thee.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year; Sons


WITH A BARRIE BOOK, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: An old year dies, and a new is born
Last Line: Lo, here's barrie!
Subject(s): Books; Hate; Holidays; Laughter; Lies; Love; New Year; Reading


YEAR'S END, by EDNA FREDERIKSON    Poem Text            
First Line: In fading fields the dawn-cold vapours roll
Last Line: The gray mists rise.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


YEAR'S-END, by RICHARD WILBUR    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Now winter downs the dying of the year
Variant Title(s): At Year's End;at Yearsend;year's End
Subject(s): History; Holidays; New Year; Historians