Saturday, December 24, 2011

Beard Of The Day


He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
and his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot.
A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,
and he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.
His eyes--how they twinkled! His dimples, how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
and the beard on his chin was as white as the snow.
The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
and the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
that shook when he laughed, like a bowl full of jelly.


CLEMENT CLARKE MOORE, Twas the Night Before Christmas

4 comments:

Amber Skyze said...

I love the Beard of the Day! :)

Happy Holidays to you and your family Penny.

Penelope said...

Hi Amber! Santa's beard is hard to beat!

Happy Holidays to you, too! :^)

heidenkind said...

When I was a kid I was terrified of men with white beards! That included Santa.

Penelope said...

Heidenkind....I hope you're still not afraid of Santa!