Christmas Haiku by Carol Purington

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

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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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The Haiku Foundation Libraries and Book of the Week

THF Celebration Fortnight – Day 8 post, by Jim Kacian, honors The Haiku Foundation hard copy and digital libraries.  These celebration posts include a lot of information.

Garry Eaton is the Digital Librarian at The Haiku Foundation.

This year I wrote these lesson plans for all ages, that help parents, teachers, and others discover the resources at THF.  Thanks to Jim Kacian for designing and publishing the new lessons at The Haiku Foundation Education Resources.

Using Poems from Book of the Week

Using Poems from The Haiku Foundation Digital Library

Ellen Grace Olinger

The Haiku Foundation Haiku Registry

THF Celebration Fortnight 2017 – Day 7 post, by Jim Kacian, highlights the Haiku Registry, as “THF Fact of the Day.”  Billie Wilson is the manager for THF Haiku Registry.

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This lesson plan from The Haiku Foundation Education Resources features a haiku by Peggy Willis Lyles, from her Poet Profile page at The Haiku Registry:

Haiku Awareness Plan for Grades 1 – 2.

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You can see my page here.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Two Poems by Carol Purington

Clouds and full moon
– light to dark to light
my path

by Carol Purington

Family Farm: Haiku for a Place of Moons
Winfred Press 1999
Second Printing 2015

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First card
silver-white birches and a splash
of cardinal –
into a season of darkness
the promise of Light

Faces I Might Wear: Tanka by Carol Purington
Winfred Press 2013

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Please visit Woodslawn Farm for more information.
All Rights Reserved.