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November 15, 2010

Twelfth Night

Arnold Kellett’s poem offers a bright promise in the aftermath of Christmas.

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November 08, 2010

Christmas Customs

Christmas customs brighten up mid-winter, says Arnold Kellett's poem, yet at the centre of Christmas there is a simple manger-bed.

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November 01, 2010

Little Mary

Arnold Kellett's poem tells of the enduring wonder eencapsulated in the school nativity play.

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October 25, 2010

Land-Mine Christmas

Arnold Kellett wrote this poem in memory of Princess Diana.

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October 18, 2010

The Refugee

Arnold Kellett prayed that we should be released from our Christmas greed.

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October 11, 2010

The Flight To Egypt

Arnold Kellett's poem tells of an innocent misunderstanding.

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October 04, 2010

The Child From Heaven

Arnold Kellett made this translation of the French carol 'I'l1 est ne le divin enfant'

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September 27, 2010

Epiphany

Arnold Kellett’s poem reflects upon one of the New Testament’s most famous stories.

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September 20, 2010

Nativity Update

Arnold Kellett’s poem poses and answers the question:If Jesus Christ was born today, where would it be?

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September 13, 2010

Quiet At Christmas

Arnold Kellett's poem advocates a quiet, thoughful Christmas.

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September 06, 2010

Mistletoe Tradition

Arnold Kellett writes about a Druid healing tradition, and kisses sweet.

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August 30, 2010

A Bit Of A Change

Arnold Kellett’s poem suggests a telly-less Christmas is no bad thing.

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August 23, 2010

A Christmas Calvary

Do you see holly as a crown of thorns?

Arnold Kellett’s poem firmly reminds us of the true message of Christmas.

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August 16, 2010

Three O’Clock

Arnold Kellett’s poem celebrates a British Christmas tradition.

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August 09, 2010

Gloria In Excelsis

Arnold Kellett’s poem suggests that a vandal’s stone can reveal the true nature of God.

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August 02, 2010

Simple Things

After seeing his grandchildren happily playing with a big cardboard box on Christmas morning Arnold Kellett was prompted to write this poem.

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July 26, 2010

Authentic Christmas

Arnold Kellett longed for a Christmas that was far deeper than layers of coloured wrapping paper.

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July 19, 2010

Clouded Christmas

Arnold Kellett’s poem assures us that the message of Christmas can overcome bad news.

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July 12, 2010

Cows At Christmas

Arnold Kellett's poem tells of a new pilgrim vow.

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July 05, 2010

Christmas Visits

Arnold Kellett’s poem has advice on how to deal with Christmas visitors.

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June 28, 2010

Christmas Conservation

Arnold Kellett’s poem reminds us to beware of the “invader’’who can steal our Christmas.

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June 21, 2010

Giving

Arnold Kellett’s poem reminds us of what makes life worth living.

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June 14, 2010

Jehovah’s Christmas

Arnold Kellett’s poem emphases the need to preserve the celebration and the message of Christmas.

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June 07, 2010

New Baby

Arnold Kellett’s poem tells of the most beguiling new babe in history.

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May 31, 2010

Breathalyser

Arnold Kellett’s poem warns of the dangers of convivial freedom.

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May 24, 2010

Wesley’s Christmas

Arnold Kellett’s poem speculates on how John Wesley would react to the way we now celebrate Christmas.

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May 17, 2010

Birthday, Jesus!

Arnold Kellett’s poem invites us to join the Jesus birthday party.

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May 10, 2010

Compulsory Christmas

Since Christmas is compulsory you might as well enjoy it, says Arnold Kellett.

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May 03, 2010

When I Believed In Santa Claus

Arnold Kellett’s poem expresses tender memories of childhood.

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April 26, 2010

Bethlehem Pilgrimage

Arnold Kellett wrote this poem following a visit to the Church of the Holy Nativity in Bethlehem after noticing Arab Christian children walking through the very low doorway.

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April 19, 2010

Cold-Shoulder Christmas

Arnold Kellett's poem reminds us that Christmas can be the loneliest day of the year.

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April 12, 2010

Electronic Christmas

Arnold Kellett’s poem advocates switching off the TV and concentrating on the real meaning of Christmas.

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April 05, 2010

A Killing At Christmas

Even at Christmas there’s bloodshed and loss, says Arnold Kellett.

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March 29, 2010

Holy Family

Home’s a place of honest love, says Arnold Kellett in this moving poem.

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March 22, 2010

The Dark Side Of Christmas

Our mounds of food cannot conceal
The scandalous Third World beggar's meal...

Besides the glitter and the feasting there is need for sombre thoughts at Christmas, as Arnold Kellett's poem reminds us.

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March 15, 2010

Xmas

Arnold Kellett's poem indicates the historical justifcation for using the word Xmas as a short form for Christmas.

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March 08, 2010

Talkin’ Turkey

Arnold Kellett’s poem tells in East Yorkshire dialect how turkey arrived in a village in the Big County.

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March 01, 2010

Christmas Tears

Arnold Kellett's poem poem expresses a plea for Christmas tears to become Christmas joy.

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February 22, 2010

Ode On The Nativity

Writing in the style of Milton, Arnold Kellett deplores the wealth that will not feel the pain of hungry millions.

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February 15, 2010

Christmas Pudding

Arnold Kellett's thoughts were not on personal pleasure as he ate his Christmas pudding.

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February 08, 2010

The Unnoticed Guest

Arnold Kellett's poem was prompted by an Act of Parliament in 1652 which abolished Christmas.

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February 01, 2010

Christmas Ain’t What It Used To Be

Arnold Kellett’s poem expresses a longing for Christmas as it used to be.

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January 25, 2010

Christmas Robin

Seeing a robin on Christmas Day reminded Arnold Kellett of life's true values.

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January 18, 2010

The Devil's Knell

Arnold Kellett's poem tells of a centuries-old Yorkshire custom.

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January 11, 2010

An Old-Fashioned Christmas

Arnold Kellett's sentimental words celebrate an old-fashioned Christmas.

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January 04, 2010

Carol Singers

Arnold Kellett’s poem is a sad memorial to a fading custom.

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December 25, 2009

Christmas

Arnold Kellett's poem reminds us of the true value and meaning of this day.

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December 21, 2009

Cashing In On Christmas - Sung To The Tune Of Jingle Bells

Arnold Kellett’s poem concerns the discomforts and dissatisfactions of a commercialised Christmas.

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December 14, 2009

Christmas Quarrel

Arnold Kellett’s poem suggests that you never forget a Hark The Herald shouting match.

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December 07, 2009

Two Donkeys

Arnold Kellett wrote the following Christmas poem for one of his grandchildren.

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November 30, 2009

Patients’ Christmas

Arnold Kellett emphasises the illuminating hope of Christmas good tidings.

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November 23, 2009

Yorkshire Christmas

Arnold Kellett, using the dialect of the West Riding, tells of a Yorkshire Christnas.

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November 16, 2009

Look Close This Christmas

Arnold Kellett’s poem tells of the vast all-cheering glow of God’s goodwill.

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November 09, 2009

Kingdom Come

Arnold Kellett’s poem anticipates a world set free to share its food and joys.

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November 02, 2009

Kingdom Come

Arnold Kellett’s poem poses a question: When you stop and think, what does Christmas mean to you?

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October 19, 2009

Christmas Spirit

Arnold Kellett’s poem celebrates the true spirit of Christmas.

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October 12, 2009

A Very Special Jew

During the census ordered by Caesar Augustus did some Roman soldier on duty in Bethlehem record the birth of Jesus?

Arnold Kellett suggests in this poem an answer to that question.

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October 05, 2009

Madonna And Child

There are reasons aplenty for the Christ child to cry, as Arnold Kellett's poem reveals.

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September 28, 2009

Who Is This?

Arnold Kellett's poem reminds us of the harsh fate of the babe born on Christmas day.

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September 21, 2009

Fairy-Tale Nativity

Arnold Kellett looks with a cool eye on the “annual Christmas fib’’.

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September 14, 2009

Bad News At Christmas

Arnold Kellett's poem reveals that bad news at Christmas can bring reflections on the true meaning of the season.

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September 07, 2009

Santa’s Lament

In Arnold Kellett’s poem Santa laments that he is only doing half the job he should be doing.

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August 31, 2009

Here On Earth

Arnold Kellett’s poem tells of the birth which brought the greatest of all pleges.

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August 24, 2009

Christmas Kitchen

Arnold Kellett’s poem makes you wonder why womenfolk should welcome Christmas.

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August 17, 2009

Close Encounters

Arnold Kellett's poem reminds us of an event which dwarfs all science fiction dreams.

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August 10, 2009

Name This Child

Arthur Kellett points out that Jesus Christ is the Greek form of the Hebrew "Joshua, Messiah''.

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August 03, 2009

Gentle Jesus

Arnold Kellett, focusinjg on the true meaning of Christmas, reminds us that twelve million children a year still die of hunger and preventable disease.

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July 27, 2009

It's A Boy!

Arnold Kellett’s poem celebrates the most famous of all events.

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July 20, 2009

A Christmas Hymn

Arnold Kellett offers a new and joyful Christmas hymn to the tune Dix.

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July 13, 2009

Christmas Dream

Arnold Kellett again highlights in rhyme the true meaning of Christmas.

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July 06, 2009

Christmas Cactus

A Christmas cactus blossoms in time to honour the Saviour's birth in this poem by Arnold Kellett.

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June 29, 2009

Magnificat

Arnold Kellett's poem focuses on the key responsibility of being a Christian.

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June 22, 2009

White Christmas

Those who really care about Christmas are not bothered whether or not it is white with snow, says Arnold Kellett’s poem.

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June 15, 2009

Christmas Wrappings

Arnold Kellett's poem reminds us that the true value of Christmas is there beneath the glossy wrappings.

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June 08, 2009

Christmas Orders

Arnold Kellett's poem expresses a yearning for the days when Christmas presents were surprises.

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June 01, 2009

Christmas Humbug

Arnold Kellett's poem reminds us of the true meaning of Christmas.

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May 25, 2009

A Christmas Carol

Arnold Kellet writes the following carol to be sung to the tune: Benevento.

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May 18, 2009

Nativity Play

Arnold Kellett’s poem raises the question: will those innocent children taking part in a nativity play remember its message in later years?

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May 11, 2009

Christians Awake!

Arnold Kellett’s poem revivies memories of the joy of caroling.

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May 04, 2009

Five Little Fingers

Arnold Kellett's poem suggests that five little fingers can represent the ultimate in power and compassion.

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April 27, 2009

In Between

Arnold Kellett's poem reminds us that we used to celebrate Christmas on a modest scale.

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April 20, 2009

What Is Christmas?

Arnold Kellett’s poem stresses that Christmas means caring.

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April 13, 2009

Christmas Morning

Arnold Kellett’s poem tells of both the joy and anguish of Christmas morn.

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April 06, 2009

Last Post

In Arnold Kellett's poem a late-delivered Christmas card stays a far more Christian act.

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March 30, 2009

Third World Christmas

...Where children stare with pleading eyes, Where filth and fly-blown squalor dwell, Where some, this night, will starve to death...

Arnold Kellett’s conscience-pricking poem compels us to remember that for all too many Christmas is just a continuation of misery and poverty.

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March 23, 2009

Bethlehem Bonanza

Arnold Kellett is less than overwhelmed by the commercialism of Christmas.

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March 16, 2009

Dies Natalis

Dies Natalis Sous Invicti - The Day of the Birth of the Unconquered Sun

But was December 25th the birth day of the Saviour. Arnold Kellett's poem raises the question - and poses a task.
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March 09, 2009

Of Our Lord

Arnold Kellett's poem reminds us that the very measuring of the years should prompt Christians to justify their name.

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March 02, 2009

Christmas Cards

Arnold Kellett's poem emphasises that there is humbug in the sending of many Christmas cards - but also an entrancing Christmas magic.

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February 23, 2009

Christmas Bed

Arnold Kellett reminds us that our Christmas joy was bought by the greatest sacrifice and pain.

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February 16, 2009

Earth Landing

There is Someone who loves Planet Earth, as Arnold Kellett's poem reveals.

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February 09, 2009

Second Coming

Arnold Kellett's poem reminds us of the true Gift and value of Christmas.

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February 02, 2009

A Nice Thought

Arnold Kellett's poem reminds us that nice thoughts should be accompanied by nice actions.

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January 26, 2009

If Jesus Had Never Been Born

...Then let us keep Christmas, the birth of the Boy
Who floodlights our darkness with infinite joy...

Arnold Kellett suggests that if Jesus had not been born we still would have brightened the dark season by feasting. But Christmas is about so very much more than turkey, puddings and pies.

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January 19, 2009

Commercial Christmas!

Arnold Kellett’s poem emphasises the sad truth that Christmas has become a festival of commercialism.

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January 12, 2009

Advent

Christmas 2008 is already fading into memory. But the good will of Christmas, the message of hope, lives on.

Week by week Open Writing will bring a Christmas poem by Arnold Kellett to help that flame of hope to continue to burn brightly.

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January 05, 2009

Christingle

Arnold Kellett wrote these words for children holding up cards at Christingle services, each saying a sentence of the acrostic - an explanation of the orange with candle and red ribbon.

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December 29, 2008

Millennium

As you will gather Arnold Kellett wrote this poem some years ago, but its message is still significant today, and on every future day and year.

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December 22, 2008

Christmas Rush

Arnold Kellett’s poem issues a Christmas challenge.

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December 15, 2008

Kellett's Christmas

Dr Arnold Kellett was born in Wibsey, near Bradford, but since 1956 has been associated with Knaresborough, where he was formerly head of modern languages at King James School. He has twice been the town's mayor, and became its first Honorary Citizen in 1996.

Dr Kellett is well known as both a local historian and Methodist lay preacher. He is a popular speaker and writer on Yorkshire dialect.

He has written a number of books, one of which, Kellett's Christmas contains a hundred Christmas poems.

Open Writing is privileged to bring those poems to our readers. And because Christmas has a year-long, millenia-long significance, we will bring you a Christmas poem every week for the next two years.

Today Arnold introduces a revised version of his book.

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