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Holiday Poems | Examples of Holiday Poetry

Read and share the best poems for the holiday season. Holiday poems relate experiences or feelings one has during or about the holidays. Whether it is Christmas, Thanksgiving, summer and school holidays, or Valentine’s day many poets have written about these moments. Poetry captures the heart and spirit of these celebrated seasons and is an integral part of holiday greeting cards and well-wishing.

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List of Holiday Poems

Note: The forms for these poems were selected by the poet. Often poems are assigned the wrong form. Please confirm the accuracy of the poetic form before referencing the poem.

PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
For Me To Hold Mike Gentile Sonnet childhood, holiday, memory,
Premium Member Poem HALLOWEEN NIGHT ALL HALLOWS EVE James Edward Lee Sr. Rhyme holiday, assonance, community, conflict, halloween,
Unsung Laborers Day Of Humanity Eric Nelson Manley Shelman Lyric holiday, appreciation, birth, celebration, child,
Tricks And Treats M. L. Kiser Limerick candy, food, halloween, holiday,
Halloween Night M. L. Kiser Rhyme adventure, halloween, holiday, horror,
festive JP Thomas Sonnet holiday, celebration, christmas, drink, happiness,
Premium Member Poem Holy Chocolate Lisle Ryder Free verse chocolate, christian, confusion, holiday,
Premium Member Poem Thanksgiving Caren Krutsinger Diamante holiday,
Premium Member Poem Shakespearean Sonnet Caren Krutsinger Sonnet holiday,
Holiday Happiness Bartholomew Williams Sonnet appreciation, christmas, happiness, holiday,

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A LOUSY HOTEL
by JAN ALLISON
A LOUSY HOTEL

Son went to his hotel room after a delicious lunch
When he opened the door there was a loud crunch
There were huge cockroaches crawling...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: holiday, humorous, insect,

Halloween Fun
by elijah zmuda
Halloween comes once a year;
Children run for fun in fear.
It's a celebration for witches;
Spells cast on treats taste delicious.
On crystal clear or stormy nights;
Q1e might...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: holiday, autumn, fantasy, funny, halloween,

Mystery Lights
by M. L. Kiser
Neck and neck in the night sky,
Dancing lights face each other;
But, what are they; UFO’s
Or Willow-the-wisp?
...

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Dodoitsu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: earth, environment, halloween, holiday,

Haunted
by M. L. Kiser
It must be fun; being a ghost.
Just knock bang and give things a rattle.
Providing a good scare.

We, the living, are easily scared.
We know when we’ve...

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Tritina | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: halloween, holiday, horror, poems,

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What diet
by Gershon Wolf
Another forty-eight hour holiday 
Eat, drink, sleep, go to synagogue and pray
  Consume piles of meat
  And desserts oh-so-sweet
I'll start my diet tomorrow,...

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Limerick | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: food, holiday, satire,

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Six-Word Couplet Series
by Andrea Dietrich
Valentine Humbug
Home all alone.
Sit and groan.

In a St. Patrick’s Day Pinch
Wore no green
*Pinch felt mean.

Easter’s Glad Tidings for Lambs
Forget the lamb.
Let’s eat ham.

Labor Day’s for...

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Couplet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: holiday,

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Autumn Hues
by Connie Marcum Wong
Autumn Hues

Oh autumn, let your brilliant hues seep into my soul.
Let the sweet scent of pumpkin pie return memories
Of childhood days of Thanksgiving with members...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: autumn, family, holiday, november,

All Souls Eve comes with horror
by M. L. Kiser
Goblins prance and dance beneath skylights;
Their contortions create shadows as they swirl.
Ghouls are disgusted by their cavorting and 
go along their way; 
searching for victims...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: holiday, autumn, candy, eve, halloween,

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HEAVENLY
by Line Gauthier


heavenly snow
sprinkles falling 
on christmas eve



posted on September 18, 2018...

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Haiku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: christmas, heaven, holiday, nostalgia,

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Hallows Eve Scary and Frightening
by Caren Krutsinger

Hallow’s Eve scary and frightening
Yellow moon smiles upon us.
Crack of thunder, witchs’ lightning.
Trick-or-treat with lots of fuss.

Soaking wet costumes in the rain,
Hallow’s Eve scary and...

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Quatern | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: holiday,

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Back home
by Lisle Ryder
Lovely to be home
to sleep well in our own bed.
So much to catch up!...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: holiday, home, sleep,

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The Smallest Shofar
by ilene bauer
The rabbi had a lot of trouble
Blowing the shofar.*
The congregation waited
But the sounds were just bizarre.

Some strangled bursts of air came out
But music was resistant.
The...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: holiday, jewish, music,

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Rosh Hashanah
by ilene bauer
Buy a challah - make it round.
Cook some kasha - lightly browned.
Bake a brisket, with a mound
Of onions on the top.

Lots of vino to be...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: holiday, jewish,

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The Great British seaside resort
by Kevin Shaw
The Great British seaside resort

The Great British seaside resort
Brash, bawdy, but unashamed
Odours of candy floss and chips,
Soundtrack of bingo and slots.
Buckets and spades on the...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: drink, holiday, sea, vacation,

Madeira - An Island of Beauty
by Gordon McConnell
This years holiday took us to Madeira
an island of exquisite beauty so rare
having a history rolling back decades
raising its inhabitants looking so fair

Columbus himself stepped...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: beautiful, holiday, sunshine,

Great Britain
by Owen Yeates
We live in the midlands and that's ok
So on holiday we can travel any way
It maybe south or why not north
To Cornwall or the firth...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: holiday,

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Florida and wonderful news
by Tom Cunningham
Flew out to Florida with family
Our rented home had Jacuzzi and pool
Tropical sun with high humidity
Swimming and ice drinks to help keep us cool.

Disney parks...

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Sonnet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: america, grandchild, grandfather, holiday,

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LABOR DAY
by Kim Rodrigues
holed up in hollow breath less laboring as my La-Z-Boy kicks back

9/1//2018

*Labor Day - Labor Day in the United States is a public holiday celebrated...

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Monoku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: holiday,

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Labor Day
by Sandra Weiss
This is a day to recognize America's workforce.
The backbone of our nation, our greatest resource.

A lifetime of working, to make your life and country a...

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Couplet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: america, holiday, patriotic, pride,

Brecon Beacons Holiday Advert
by Jonathan French
I thought myself in dire need
of a quiet getaway.
I read the holiday jargon,
here's what it had to say:
'Enjoy yourself up in these hills
of the peaceful...

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Carpe Diem | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: holiday,