Christmas Poem XVIII: “Something’s Brewing this Christmas”

Every year, I write a poem for Christmas, and include it in my Christmas cards to friends and family. For the days leading up to Christmas, I'm publishing all of my Christmas poems here, as a kind of Advent calendar. Today's poem was written in 2009, the first Christmas of my oldest child Zoe. My … Continue reading Christmas Poem XVIII: “Something’s Brewing this Christmas”

Christmas Poem XVII: “On That Night”

Every year, I write a poem for Christmas, and include it in my Christmas cards to friends and family. For the days leading up to Christmas, I'm publishing all of my Christmas poems here, as a kind of Advent calendar. Today's poem was written in 2008. On the last starry night of the season A … Continue reading Christmas Poem XVII: “On That Night”

Christmas Poem XVI: “O What is this Night”

Every year, I write a poem for Christmas, and include it in my Christmas cards to friends and family. For the days leading up to Christmas, I'm publishing all of my Christmas poems here, as a kind of Advent calendar. Today's poem was written in 2007. O what is this night, This night full of … Continue reading Christmas Poem XVI: “O What is this Night”

Christmas Poem XV: “In Bethle’em’s Sky”

Every year, I write a poem for Christmas, and include it in my Christmas cards to friends and family. For the days leading up to Christmas, I'm publishing all of my Christmas poems here, as a kind of Advent calendar. Today's poem was written in 2006. It's a bit autobiographical, about a long walk I … Continue reading Christmas Poem XV: “In Bethle’em’s Sky”

Christmas Poem XIV: “In the Occasional Year”

Every year, I write a poem for Christmas, and include it in my Christmas cards to friends and family. For the days leading up to Christmas, I'm publishing all of my Christmas poems here, as a kind of Advent calendar. Today's poem was written in 2005, a year when I finally heard the call to … Continue reading Christmas Poem XIV: “In the Occasional Year”

Christmas Poem XIII: “Songs of Christmas”

Every year, I write a poem for Christmas, and include it in my Christmas cards to friends and family. For the days leading up to Christmas, I'm publishing all of my Christmas poems here, as a kind of Advent calendar. Today's poem was written in 2004. The Carol of the Bells sounds out Ring-Ding-A-Ding, Ring-Ding-A-Ding … Continue reading Christmas Poem XIII: “Songs of Christmas”

Christmas Poem XII: “Christmas in My Heart”

Every year, I write a poem for Christmas, and include it in my Christmas cards to friends and family. For the days leading up to Christmas, I'm publishing all of my Christmas poems here, as a kind of Advent calendar. Today's poem was written in 2003. Houses built with love and joy Homespun poems with … Continue reading Christmas Poem XII: “Christmas in My Heart”

Christmas Poem XI: “Watch for the Magic of Christmas”

Every year, I write a poem for Christmas, and include it in my Christmas cards to friends and family. For the days leading up to Christmas, I'm publishing all of my Christmas poems here, as a kind of Advent calendar. Today's poem was written in 2002. on the darkest day of the year   watch … Continue reading Christmas Poem XI: “Watch for the Magic of Christmas”

Christmas Poem X: “The House Where It’s Always Christmas”

Every year, I write a poem for Christmas, and include it in my Christmas cards to friends and family. For the days leading up to Christmas, I'm publishing all of my Christmas poems here, as a kind of Advent calendar. Today's poem was written in 2001; I was a newlywed. This poem is about my … Continue reading Christmas Poem X: “The House Where It’s Always Christmas”

Christmas Poem IX: “On a December Day”

Every year, I write a poem for Christmas, and include it in my Christmas cards to friends and family. For the days leading up to Christmas, I'm publishing all of my Christmas poems here, as a kind of Advent calendar. Today's poem was written in 2000, my first Christmas out of school. This was a … Continue reading Christmas Poem IX: “On a December Day”