Christmas Past: Sharing the Poem that Inspired the Hop (post by Anna, Joys of the Season Blog Hop)

Christmas Past: Sharing the Poem that Inspired the Hop (post by Anna, Joys of the Season Blog Hop)

Posted by on Dec 4, 2016 in Anna's Posts, Blog Hops, Fun Stuff | 14 comments

Joys of the Season Blog Hop 2016

Long, long ago in a high school far away, I composed a book of poetry for my honors English class. (Brag alert: I was valedictorian too.) One of my favorite poems from that collection is called “Joys of the Season.” Yes, the poem inspired the title of this blog hop! A few years after I wrote the poem, I turned it into a song no one but me has ever heard. This holiday season, though, I’m sharing the original poem with all of you.

I’m a tiny bit older now, but I’m still proud of this poem. And at the end, I’ve added a special sentiment especially for my fellow writers. Enjoy!

Joys of the Season

Chilled hands warmed by a fire
The caroling of angel choirs
Icicles upon every tree
And snowmen watching the streets

No more wishing for snow
The houses all begin to glow
Sparkling with lights in every hue
The spirit’s in me and you

These are the joys of the season
The happiest sights around
The joys of the season
Love and friendship abound
If you look very close
You’ll see it’s the most
Wonderful season of all


May Christmas inspire literary thoughts
That lead to glorious new plots
May the New Year furnish
New opportunities to flourish!


Merry Christmas to all!

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