Advent Poems (or 12 days of 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 Advent poetry:

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


14 thoughts on “Advent Poems (or 12 days of poetry)

    • Thanks for sharing this. I am unfamiliar with this poem and author. Would you mind sending me a web link or book reference so that I might read it? Thank you!

    • Thanks for sharing the Biola Advent web link! I will take a look at it. As well as the Advent poems posted to Image Journal.

      To be honest, these are two sources I am vaguely aware of and I had not considered them as resources. I look forward to exploring.

    • Thanks for the comment and suggestion. How could I forget Eliot’s poem? I may have to revisit my “12 Days of Christmas” poetry list and expand it to a “24 Days of Advent” poetry list.

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    • Thanks for sharing this poem. I plan to update this list of poems with 12 more Advent poems. “This Advent Moon” will be added to the new list. Thanks for sharing! And thanks for reading and commenting. Much gratitude!

  2. Thank you for this wonderful resource! I hope you continue it. One small thing: Advent is the season immediately before 12/25, and the twelve days of Christmas end on January 5th. Of course, there are those who think Christmas should be in April, but that’s another story. Thanks again!

    • Thanks, Laurie! Glad you enjoyed the collection of poems. And thanks for graciously pointing out the error of the post.

      I was not raised in a home that recognized the liturgical calendar. So, when I wrote this post I was quite ignorant of the matter. Each year, for the past decade, I have tried to offer a new selection of poems, reflections, recorded readings and stories, or other interesting items.

      But one thing I have neglected to do is correct the mistake regarding the days of Advent and Christmas. Thank you for the gentle reminder. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

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