Oops! My most valued editorial critic pointed out to me yesterday that I had already posted the poem “Prelude” sometime within the last year. So now I know one more thing about writing a blog. Be sure to check past posts to avoid repetition. I really am challenged technologically, so the fact that I even managed to create a blog is a major accomplishment. But obviously I still have a lot to learn.
I wrote the poem “Prelude” a few years ago for my niece. I bought her a snow globe with an angel inside as a Christmas present, and I decided to write a poem to go with it. For years I wrote a poem accompanied by a gift with the same theme for the teachers I worked with. One year it was an angel poem with an angel ornament. Another year it was a poem about a lighthouse accompanied by a lighthouse ornament. The gifts were not always ornaments, but they were always connected to the theme of tthe poem. I even searched for wrapping paper in the same theme. Well, I was younger then and maybe more inspired to work hard on gifts. I may reprint some of those poems for my blog, but it would be nice if some new Christmas poems came to me.
No matter what I do this year, I will check previous posts to avoid repeating one. This will continue to be a learning experience for me!