The (not so) secret message of Christmas
Unto us a child is given.
O come let us adore Him!
Yea, Lord, we greet Thee
Emmanuel; His name is called Emmanuel.
Veiled in flesh the God-head see.
O holy night!
Light and life to all He brings.
I wonder as I wander.
© 2013 by Violet Nesdoly (all rights reserved)
The November Poem-a-day challenge for today, Thursday the 21st, is to write a secret message poem.
Having attended my first Christmas function Wednesday night, I have Christmas on my mind. Can you find the (not so) secret message of Christmas in the poem above, made up of lines from Christmas songs?
This poem is part of Poetry Friday, hosted this week by Katya at Write. Sketch. Repeat.
November 22, 2013 at 2:20 am
Great found poem, Violet. Very clever!
November 22, 2013 at 3:08 am
I found it! Lovely (and cute picture too!)
November 22, 2013 at 5:25 am
Interesting way of creating a found poem, Violet – and yes, I “found” the message! But I’ll keep quiet so as not to ruin it for others. (I’m in the Christmas Spirit already, too – I just finished writing a carol!)
November 22, 2013 at 10:09 am
November 22, 2013 at 1:30 pm
Nice found poem with a message. Thanks for starting up my Christmas!
November 22, 2013 at 2:41 pm
Is there a name for acrostics that start from the bottom up? Fun poem, I can see doing this with nursery rhymes or book titles. What fun for budding poets. Thank you for sharing.
November 22, 2013 at 4:49 pm
I don’t know about that bottom-up business, Joy! Tell me if you find out.
November 22, 2013 at 4:22 pm
Adorable photo and neat idea for a found acrostic!
Michelle Heidenrich Barnes
November 22, 2013 at 5:10 pm
I confess, it took me awhile (until a Joyful little birdie let me in on the secret). What a clever dickens you are… and what a lot of fun this would be for kids!
Keri Collins Lewis
November 22, 2013 at 5:39 pm
A clever idea, well done!