January 2nd, 2017
Happy New Year! Here’s a poem for the new year by Laura E. Richards from her book "Five Minute Stories". It was published back in 1895. You can listen to a lovely recording of it being sung by Ezwa and read along with the text below… MP3 of New Year Song New Year Song "New […]
January 1st, 2012
The Passing of the Year was written by Robert W. Service (1874 – 1958). It’s about the last minutes before the New Year starts, yet it still feels pertinent at the beginning of the New Year. Below you can hear it recited and read along with the poem. MP3 of The Passing of the Year […]
December 31st, 2010
I found this shortened version of the New Years poem Ring Out, Wild Bells by Tennyson in a children’s book. The shortened version is nice and short and concise… RING OUT, WILD BELLS Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky, The flying cloud, the frosty light: The year is dying in the night; Ring […]
December 28th, 2010
Here’s a poem called The New Year. It’s part of a play for kids about the months by Marion D. Paine. The New Year Snow-wrapped and holly-decked it comes, To richest and to poorest homes. Twelve jeweled months all set with days Of priceless opportunities. A silver moon, a golden sun, With diamond stars when […]
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