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 – “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 – “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.

10 thoughts on “Advent Poems (or the 12 days of Christmas 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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