What Are Some Inspirational Poems Appropriate for a New Year's Celebration?


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Inspirational poems for a New Year's celebration include "In Memoriam (Ring Out, Wild Bells)" by Lord Alfred Tennyson, "New Year's Morning" by Helen Hunt Jackson and "A New Year's Gift" by William Strode. Inspirational poems that are not strictly about New Year's may also be appropriate.

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New Year is a time of new beginnings, and poetry about the New Year tends to reflect this. Inspirational poems about the New Year focus more on what is to come than on the past, such as "New Year's Morning" by Jackson. For centuries, it was the charge of the British poet laureate to write a poem to greet the New Year. Laureates such as Nahum Tate and Tennyson have written poems for New Year's celebrations.

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