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Famous Chanukah Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Chanukah poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous chanukah poems. These examples illustrate what a famous chanukah poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Piercy, Marge
 1. 

The dark socket of the year 
the pit, the cave where the sun lies down 
and threatens never to rise, 
when despair descends softly as the snow 
covering...Read More



by Lehman, David
 Christmas defeated Chanukah
once again last night
by a margin of three billion dollars
or so, but every time I hear
a Yiddish word like bupkes
in a movie (L.A. Confidential)
or when Oleg Cassini...Read More

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