Advent Poems (or the 12 days of Christmas poetry)

“Christmas Night,” a limited edition woodblock print/greeting card

It is so difficult for me to locate well-written Advent poems. A couple years ago I began collecting and posting some of my favorites. The list includes some well known poets as well as some lesser known individuals. As a way to celebrate the season, I offer the 12 days of Christmas poetry:

  1. December 14 - “Annunciation” by Denise Levertov
  2. December 15, Third Sunday of Advent  “Advent Calendar” by Rowan Williams
  3. December 16 - “Advent” by Donald Hall
  4. December 17 - “Mosaic of the Nativity (Serbia, Winter 1993)” by Jane Kenyon
  5. December 18 - “The God We Hardly Knew” by Óscar Romero
  6. December 19 – “The House of Christmas” by GK Chesterton
  7. December 20 - “Into The Darkest Hour” by Madeleine L’Engle
  8. December 21 - “The Winter Is Cold, Is Cold” by Madeleine L’Engle
  9. December 22, Fourth Sunday of Advent - “Nativity” by John Donne
  10. December 23 - “A Christmas Carol” by Christina Georgina Rossetti
  11. December 24 - “Mighty Mercy” by John Piper
  12. December 25 - “For Christmas Day” by Charles Wesley

Hope you enjoy the list. Let me know of Advent poems that are not listed here.

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