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#49780 - 12/11/01 09:30 AM Favorite Christmas Poems
WhitmanO'Neill Offline
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I thought a thread of favorite Christmas poems (or stories) might help to add some needed cheer. In starting I offer a work I really love, that for me stands far ahead of the rest:

A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IN WALES by Dylan Thomas

(too long to paste-in here, so here's the url for a beautiful presentation of the piece):

http://www.bfsmedia.com/MAS/Dylan/Christmas.html


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#49781 - 12/11/01 09:13 PM Re: Favorite Christmas Poems
Jackie Offline
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I've always liked The Gift of the Magi that Anna mentioned, and The Little Match Girl. I remember thinking, as a child, how sad it was that she died, but the way it was written made me know that she was ok.
As to a poem, there are too many childhood memories for it not to be "Twas the Night Before Christmas"!


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#49782 - 12/15/01 12:03 PM Re: Favorite Christmas Poems
Keiva Offline
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Stern poetic justice shall be meted to those who would deny the existence of Santa Claus:

In Baltimore there lived a boy, / He wasn't anybody's joy.
Although his name was Jabez Dawes, / His character was full of flaws.
In school he never led his classes, / He hid old ladies' reading glasses,
His mouth was open when he chewed, / And elbows to the table glued.
He stole the milk of hungry kittens, / And walked through doors marked No Admittance.

He said he acted thus because / There wasn't any Santa Claus.
...
Yet people pardoned every sin, / And viewed his antics with a grin,
Till they were told by Jabez Dawes, / "There isn't any Santa Claus!"


http://www.huumor.com/article.php?sid=15 tells the full story of Jabez's horrible fate.


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