Friday, December 18, 2009

POETRY FRIDAY: Before Christmas by Landis Everson

So sorry I missed Poetry Friday last week. I have been battling a persistent respiratory infection all fall. I think I'm finally on the road to kicking the bug for good.
Here's a holiday poem for you this week
Before Christmas
by Landis Everson
the first reindeer
shipped North by boxcar from Lapland
but a toy model
got there first.

A dwarf invented reindeer on his own.
He was Santa’s favorite. He
hadn't known
they already existed.

This discouraged dwarf
was close to taking his life but
Santa showed up
encircled by snow.
He said, “I will use the real reindeer for my sled

You can read the rest of the poem here.

At Wild Rose Reader: Things to Do If You Are a Bell...and More Poetry for Christmas. (I have two originals holiday-themed poems and links to my previous reviews of books of Christmas poetry and Christmas picture books in verse.)
At Political Verses, I have Stand for Christmas: A Song Parody & a Poem.
Susan Taylor Brown is doing the Poetry Friday Roundup this week.

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