by Jean Kay

Book Cover: Christmas Poetry to Inspire
Editions:Paperback
ISBN: 978-0968712511
Kindle
ISBN: 978-0968712511

Christmas Poetry to Inspire is a collection of poems written by Jean Kay who writes a poem every morning to start her day. Her poems are thought-provoking, easy to read, understandable and usually rhyme. Reading inspirational poems relating to Christmas can create the peace of mind we all long for at this busy time of year. Give yourself a gift and take some time from the hustle bustle of the Christmas Season to relax, enjoy and soothe your soul with inspiration from Christmas Poetry to Inspire. There are many reasons to celebrate Christmas—sharing good food with family and friends, carol singing, attending concerts, lunches, and church services of all denominations. All these ways to celebrate are mentioned in poems throughout the book. One of the inspirational poems is titled Christmas Music and is the story of Christmas told by using 34 titles of Christmas carols. It has been a popular recital poem for Jean at various Christmas events. Christmas Poetry to Inspire is created to inspire, encourage, support and help us to remember that Love is the best gift to give and receive and not only at Christmas. In the poem Spirit of Christmas, one popular line reads “sharing love, spreading peace and forgiving acts of the past." Those are wonderful ways we can keep the spirit of Christmas alive and active all year.

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Christmas Music

"Jingle Bells", "White Christmas",
"I'll be Home" so "Let it Snow"
and "Santa Claus is Coming",
are all songs that we know.

But "While Shepherds Watched their Flocks"
on that "O Holy Night"
"Angels Heard on High" "A Boy is Born"
"The Lamb of God" arrived that night.

"Away in a Manger" tells us
the story of Jesus' birth.
That night "Three Kings" were guided
by watching a star shine on earth.

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Reviews:Tamara Green, LCSW, International Best Selling author, Live Calm With Cancer (... and Beyond) wrote:

"Jean Kay has a gift with words. In her book Christmas Poetry To Inspire, she captures each holiday sentiment with clever, unique and heart-felt language, mixes in her special loving magic, resulting in a cascade of pure brilliance. For daily inspiration during this special time of year, I highly recommend this gem of a book."

Doreen K. wrote:

"I just read your Christmas poem, and it was so pleasing to read. Thank you for showing your spirit and love of life through your writings. I admire you very much. You do things that make people happy, grateful, inspired and reflective."


About the Author

Jean Kay, who moved from England to Canada with her family at the age of ten,  transformed herself into a dedicated poet following her retirement as Sales Events Coordinator for Canadian Airlines. Writing poetry every day for almost thirty years, Jean has published three books of poetry: Morning Light (2004); Christmas Poetry to Inspire (2015); Thanksgiving Poetry to Inspire (2019). In addition, Jean has published poetry in several anthologies, contributed regular poems to several newsletters, and writes poetry on commission through her company JK Creations. In honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary, Jean composed the music and lyrics to the song Canada, Our Canada.

A professional member of Canadian Authors Association, Jean has been an active volunteer in various roles at Canadian Authors—BC Branch, such as program chair, vice-president, longtime treasurer, short story contest coordinator, and editor of three branch anthologies. She has also been active at the national level of CAA, serving on several conference planning committees and acting as conference coordinator for CanWrite! 2010 in Victoria, B.C. In April 2021, Canadian Authors Association awarded Jean the Allan Sangster Award in recognition of her long and meritorious volunteer service to the association.

Jean has also been a member of the Evolutionary Business Institute, World Poetry, and the Ontario Poetry Society.