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Books by Carol Purington

There is information about Carol’s new book, Farm Song, at Woodslawn Farm “A Seventh Generation Family Farm in Colrain, Massachusetts.” You can also learn more about her books at her Poetry page. Her family links to her page on Amazon and provides more information.

Morning Song Poems for New Parents, Edited by Susan Todd and Carol Purington, was published in 2011 by St. Martin’s Press / Macmillan, in New York.

Previous post in this new series for Carol:

Creative Note in Memory: Carol Purington (1949 – 2020)

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Tanka By Carol Purington

From my friend the pilgrim
Mardi Gras beads
wrapped around
her favorite recipe
for communion bread

Winter sky
the holy blue distance
of eternity
all day on my friend’s forehead
the smudge of Ash Wednesday

By Carol Purington

Posted with her kind permission.
All Rights Reserved.

Morning Song: Poems For New Parents is Carol’s latest book, and is edited with Susan Todd (2011, St. Martin’s Press, New York).


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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 www.morningsongpoems.com.

For current news, please visit Carol’s poetry page at her family website:  http://woodslawnfarm.blogspot.com/p/poetry.html.

This post was updated on December 19, 2013.

Blessings, Ellen