Read poems for the Chanukah season, including poems about Chanukah, light, and miracles.

Read more poems for the holidays, including poems about winter, Christmas, and family.

Classic Poems for Chanukah

Legendary Lights” by Alter Abelson
O, the legendary light...

Chanukah” by Marion Hartog
Down-trodden 'neath the Syrian heel...

Chanukah Hymn” by Adolph Huebsch 
Lord, the true that follow thee...

Chanukah Dreams” by Judith Ish-Kishor
Chanukah I think most dear...

The Feast of Lights” by Emma Lazarus
Kindle the taper like the steadfast star... 

Hanukkah Lights” by Philip M. Raskin
I kindled my eight little candles...

The Miracle” by Philip M.Raskin
The Rabbi tells his old, old tale...

Blessings for Chanukah” by Jessie E. Sampter
Blessed art thou, O God our Lord...  

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Modern and Contemporary Poems for Chanukah

Elijah vs. Santa” by Richard Michelson
Weight advantage: Santa. Sugar and milk...

Letter Spoken in Wind” by Rachel Galvin
Today we walked the inlet Nybol Nor...

Meditations on the Fall and Winter Holidays” by Charles Reznikoff
The solid houses in the mist...

Notes on the Spring Holidays, III, [Hannukah]” by Charles Reznikoff
In a world where each man must be of use...

The Coming of Light” by Mark Strand
Even this late it happens...