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Chanukah Poems

Chanukah Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about chanukah. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for chanukah.

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Blue Headroom Dynamite
Like ‘Nevermore’ sketched into water by Salvador Dali
Quickly running a message up a high mast in Mali
Or Michaelangelo his genius wild, cutting a lady less forlorn
With a savior already finished with work and free from scorn
Oddyseus’ raft might have hurried...Read More
Categories: 5th grade, allegory, anti bullying, blessing, chanukah,
Form: Curtal Sonnet

not listening
Not listening
The old poet, a Canadian of Jewish ancestry,
Was tall elegant, wearing a hat in a jaunty angle
Reminded me of Alfred, my imagined father
He had a winning personality.
Remember the coma they tell me and write
More about love, beautiful...Read More
Categories: celebration, chanukah, child, chocolate,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member The Task
The Task

The tornado that hit my desk, 
has collapsed everything...
into a sinkhole, 
which I doubt there is any...
coming back from. 
Maybe if I organized? 
If I could, I would...
or should.

It does not matter, 
the battle was lost long ago. 
I...Read More
Categories: angel, blessing, blue, chanukah, childhood, how i
Form: Free verse
Did “Merry Christmas”

Bring smiles on the face of those 
ones whose lips have sung songs 
of painfulness 

Those ones who slept on their
hungry belly while their roof seemed
to be on fire 

Did it feed brokenness and touch 
the mind of...Read More
Categories: chanukah, 5th grade, 8th grade, africa, beautiful, birth,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Miracle for Modern Times
There was a Jewish man from Andorra
Who singed his rear end on a menorah
   Sparks flew to his feet
   Providing this treat
He sure danced one mean Chanukah hora

  A menorah is the special Chanukah lamp...Read More
Categories: chanukah, dance, fire, light,
Form: Limerick

Premium Member We all unite
It's Christmas Day
  Chanukah too
A day of salvation
  for Christian and Jew

Our rituals differ
  That much is true 
Yet we all unite
  in the Festivals' Lights...Read More
Categories: chanukah, holiday, light,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member That Holiday Feeling
 ~ Melody:  On Top of Old Smokey ~

       In downtown Manhattan
          Women wearing mink fur
       Are happy...Read More
Categories: chanukah, christmas, hello, holiday, jewish,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member It's just a Christmas poem


It’s just a Christmas poem
that fell out of my pen
For all my fellow soupers
the ones that I call friend

To send you happy wishes
and moments filled with cheer
Say thank you for the kindness
you’ve shown throughout the year

And tell you just how...Read More
Categories: chanukah, christmas, good night,
Form: Rhyme
The Winter Season
The winter has come to NYC
The workers are working 
Businessmen are making their final phone calls of the day
I bought a lottery ticket
But, alas, I did not win
Well, I see that NYC is running like clockwork
Buses and subways on time
Holidays...Read More
Categories: chanukah,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member Christmas Time
Christmas time;
Christmas time;
Christmas time is here.
All that shopping you have done,
make it so dear.
Christmas time;
Christmas time;
Christmas time is here.
The tree looks rare and not so bare.
All those gifts for mom and dad make
this time the best you've ever had.
You've waited...Read More
Categories: blessing, boy, celebration, chanukah, christmas, for him,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member A Poem Scribed By A Buccaneer From Barry University
In St. Pete 
Where there is heat 
They will compete 
In a game that may not be so sweet 

You see there are these knights 
Who must fend off the herd and all their fights, 
With a forecast for rain...Read More
Categories: appreciation, chanukah, christmas, football, perspective, sports, teacher,
Form: Rhyme Royal
First Night of Chanukah
We went downtown for a movie
Near an upscale place for food
Filled with kiosks, booths and dining
For whatever suits your mood.

I tried ice cream made with squid ink – 
Smooth but black as darkest night,
Also cold-brew coffee flavor
On a cone, a...Read More
Categories: chanukah,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Battle Cry

"Who is like unto You, O Lord?"
 The Maccabees' battle cry
   For the sake of God
   They were willing to die 

Their holiday's name is Chanukah
Which is translated as 'dedication'
   The Temple's Lamp's restoration
...Read More
Categories: chanukah, celebration, holiday, jewish, light, miracle,
Form: Rhyme
Festival of Lights
On Sunday the Festival of Light begins 
Everyone does not know what that stands for 
So I'll explain 
It celebrates a revolt against oppression 
by the Israelites 
against cruel rulers 
who refused to let them 
practice their faith 
The people...Read More
Categories: chanukah, jewish,
Form: Verse

             Christmas Tree, Menorah Meet-Up

A Christmas tree and a Menorah,woke one morning right next to
one another!
Both were shocked to be so placed, thinking this was such a total...Read More
Categories: chanukah, christian, christmas, inspiration, jewish, joy,
Form: Free verse
The Bajillion Dollar Business Of Christmas circa December 2019
Despite being atheist, 
with serpent teen eyes,
I would nonetheless bet 
Eve fen number guys
named Adam, or gals noel lies
(christened) dollars to donuts
(Dunkin and/or otherwise)
Jesus would be mighty pleased
to know, his surname
linkedin with commercial ties,

no matter, he might not garner rise
zen...Read More
Categories: chanukah, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, appreciation,
Form: Free verse
Greetings from Afar
At holiday time, I oftentimes hear
From some I don’t speak to the rest of the year.
In fact, for a few, it’s a decade or more
Since we’ve seen one another, despite our rapport.

For distance and time and life’s twists and its...Read More
Categories: chanukah, appreciation,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Light a Candle
A discordant drumbeat from Washington comes
Lawmakers to senseless partisanship succumb
   Midst the darkness, light a candle
   Pave the way for the Savior to come  

From the Oval Office menacing texts and tweets
Leaving a sour taste...Read More
Categories: chanukah, god, holiday, light,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A happy minor holiday
A happy minor holiday
  That's what Chanukah was
'Till its proximity to Christmas
   gave it an American buzz

In days of old, we lit the candles
   Spun the dreidel** for mere pennies --
Now with ceremonies in the...Read More
Categories: chanukah, holiday, meaningful,
Form: Rhyme
Stark realization, I harbor sacrilegious objection
Stark realization, I harbor sacrilegious objection...

Against merry christmas premature blowout,
(or otherwise) ejaculation galore burnout,
hence I feel like the odd man out
neither yours truly, nor the missus
spends money and/or
time at checkout

avoid madding crowds like the plague
elbowing, hustling, jostling,
pushing, racing, shoving...
seconds before...Read More
Categories: chanukah, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 9th
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Forgotten holidays
The Forgotten holidays

Written or in this case typed…
correctly; “The” as it was at the beginning correct. 
“Forgotten” as it was naming not the action but the lost.
(holidays) No capital as they are thought to be small, 
and unimportant by most...Read More
Categories: celebration, chanukah, christmas, easter, graduation, presidents day,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Amber Angel
Amber Angel

Made of glass, 
from some far off place. 
Brown like gold, 
warm like fire, 
dance upon the logs, 
of every house pyre. 

Love and gentle thoughts, 
for the few without a home, 
some that have lost, 
all, even their...Read More
Categories: angel, anniversary, chanukah, childhood, christmas, devotion, discrimination,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Warm Kwanza Christmas Hanukah Too
Warm Kwanza, Christmas, and Hanukah too.
Three reasons to celebrate, faithful glue.
Families planning the best meals today.
Loving their traditions, reasons to pray.
No matter what belief you have, know this my friend.
We will always be pals to a most fantastic end.
Warm Kwanza,...Read More
Categories: chanukah, christmas, faith, friendship, jesus, jewish, religion,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Standing In Line
Standing in Line

Today I will shop, for food. 
I will buy what is needed. 
Beans, rice, milk, eggs.
These are…on the list.

The magic of what can be made, 
with very little; flour, sugar…
cookies, and bread. 

The things that make kids smile,...Read More
Categories: america, chanukah, childhood, christmas, courage, devotion, encouraging,
Form: Narrative
Chanukah Approaching
The ancient joyous 
  will be celebrated 
again this year 
  Potato pancakes and 
sugary doughnuts 
    will delight the 
    Eight burning...Read More
Categories: chanukah, jewish,
Form: Verse