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Christmas Haiku by Carol Purington

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post was published here in December 2014 and 2017. Carol and I corresponded for years, and she enjoyed being a part of my blogs. These are Carol Purington’s haiku.

First Sunday of Advent
– the single unflickering hope
of His coming

Two Advent candles
– their glow summons shepherds, magi
and me

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

Advent’s Third Sunday
Smoke from the blown-out candles
blurs the wall-cross

Remembering the splendor
of His birthday Star
– this longest night

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

Old red stocking
– its toes frayed thin by the fragrance
of years of oranges

Haiku by Carol Purington are from her classic book, Family Farm: Haiku for a Place of Moons (1999, Winfred Press; Colrain, MA).  Second Printing 2015.

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