Christmas Haiku By Carol Purington


Christmas cookie cutters
in the Christmas cookie tin
. . . a lamb, a donkey

In their flames
the brightness of His rising:
four Advent candles

The old apple tree –
its Christmas carol the red
of a cardinal

In the barn manger
an armful of sweet-breathed hay
Out the window a star

Carol and I began corresponding many years ago.  As you can see, these haiku by Carol are from her book, FAMILY FARM Haiku for a Place of Moons.  Illustrations by Shirley L. Horn.  Published by Winfred Press (Colrain, MA).  All Rights Reserved.

Another of Carol’s many books is Morning Song: Poems For New Parents.  An anthology edited by Susan Todd and Carol Purington.  St. Martin’s Press.  Their website is

For current news, please visit Carol’s poetry page at her family website:

This post was updated on December 19, 2013.

Blessings, Ellen

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