Christmas tanka by Carol Purington


Slow-falling snowflakes –
from dusty attic boxes
a star for the tree,
faded stockings to be stuffed
with an orange and love


On the handmade card
silver-white birches and a splash
of cardinal –
into a season of darkness
the promise of Light

by Carol Purington

Carol kindly gives her permission for readers to reprint these two poems; please credit her work.

Here is the link to more of her poetry at her family website:

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