Tag: Quiet Christmas Poetry

Short Advent Poems

Christmas CDs
playing with the volume low
in the fields
the beauty of harvested
corn in snow

Northern sun
shines on frozen beach
still the days grow shorter
shadow of poinsettia
on the wall

lighting the
Christmas candle
tiny flame
the night

Christmas night sky
becomes sunrise
tree branches
covered with ice
glisten in the sun

floating in the air
across places
and time

Quiet Christmas Poetry

“lighting the Christmas candle” was also published by Hermitage (2005) and The Writers’ Bistro (2007).

Photo by Karl

looking at trees

looking at trees
I remember prayers
of friends

Published first here at Poems From Psalms And Nature on May 16, 2012.

Karl and I reprinted the poem in Quiet Christmas Poetry (2014).

Then my haiku was reprinted in this book:

The Helping Hand Haiku Anthology (Including Senryu, Tanka, and Haiga). Edited by Robert Epstein (2020, Middle Island Press).

I am grateful to see how a poem can last, be read again, and shared in new ways.

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Acrostic Poem for ADVENT

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


From Quiet Christmas Poetry – a blog became a book (2014). You can read all the poems online.

Our large print chapbook can be ordered from Time of Singing poetry journal.

Readers have enjoyed my acrostic poem for ADVENT over the years. Here are past posts, with different post designs.

December 1, 2019 – with picture of the book cover, and the winter Lake Michigan beach photo by Karl, that became the cover art.

December 2, 2018 – no picture, a simple post with the poem and book credit.

December 8, 2017 – the poem and a few photos from 2017.

November 29, 2015 – poem and photo of our poinsettia in 2015.

November 29, 2011 – poem and photos by Karl (post was updated in 2014).

November 1, 2012 – poem with Christmas painting (post was updated in 2013).


Ellen Grace Olinger

one month ends

one month ends
another begins
evergreen branches
frame the night sky

My poem is from Quiet Christmas Poetry, our large print chapbook, from our site with the same name. Perhaps you would enjoy a large print copy as well, or to set aside for a gift. You can read the poems at the site.

The book can be ordered from Time of Singing “quarterly Christian poetry journal from Wind & Water Press.” You can also visit Editor Lora Zill’s site, The Blue Collar Artist.

Thank you,
Ellen Grace Olinger