Salvation Army Bell Ringers

SwagSalvation Army
Bell ringers
So cheerful in the cold
Adding a dollar
To a Red Kettle or two 

Published in Bell’s Letters Poet,
No. 138 – October, November, December 2011.

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Update, October 20, 2014:  You may also enjoy Short Holiday Poems and Quiet Christmas Poetry.

Photo by Karl.

Thank you.

Acrostic Poem For ADVENT


A  doration and
D  evotion
V  ision of
E  ternity
N  ow in
T  ime


Photos by Karl (2012).  I rediscovered these pictures recently.  A bouquet was ending, so I made a new arrangement.  I bought the placemat at a thrift store.

Post updated on October 30, 2014.


Quiet Christmas Poetry is a small collection, which includes this poem.

Blessings, Ellen

Two Christmas Tanka by Carol Purington: A Star and On a Drift of Air

 A star
for wise men to follow,
a star
to top my flimsy tree–
Christmas Eve

On a drift of air

that circles the globe

from heart to heart,

continent to continent–

words of a carol


By Carol Purington.

Published with her kind permission.

Christmas star courtesy of