The door was shut, as doors should be,
Before you went to bed last night;
Yet Jack Frost has got in, you see,
And left your window silver white.

He must have waited till you slept;
And not a single word he spoke,
But pencilled o’er the panes and crept
Away again before you woke.

And now you cannot see the hills
Nor fields that stretch beyond the lane;
But there are fairer things than these
His fingers traced on every pane.

Rocks and castles towering high;
Hills and dales, and streams and fields;
And knights in armor riding by,
With nodding plumes and shining shields.

And here are little boats, and there
Big ships with sails spread to the breeze;
And yonder, palm trees waving fair
On islands set in silver seas,

And butterflies with gauzy wings;
And herds of cows and flocks of sheep;
And fruit and flowers and all the things
You see when you are sound asleep.

For, creeping softly underneath
The door when all the lights are out,
Jack Frost takes every breath you breathe,
And knows the things you think about.

He paints them on the window-pane
In fairy lines with frozen steam;
And when you wake you see again
The lovely things you saw in dream.

- Gabriel Setoun




Pixie said...

i have lots of fav things about christmas...but i just hate the commercialism!
1. snow. not that we ever get any
:[ but i just love the idea of stars and snow and reindeers...
2. big, cozy sweaters
3. decorating the tree
4. 'The Snowman' when it ever comes on tv
5] the smell of woodsmoke and the sound of bells...


suzannah said...

oh, this is such a beautiful post dearest meg, it is making me so excited for christmas. oh, i hope it snows, it would be so wonderful wouldn't it. your little deer looks so perfect in her little snowy forest. yours truly, suzannah ♥

suzannah said...

oh and i forgot to answer your question! but my favourite thing about christmas is the cold, magical feeling you get in the air and when families get together and have the most lovely time ♥

Erimentha said...

:) i love your blog!
my fav things about xmas:
1. the countdown
2. the family
3. the feeling that nothing will ruin my christmas day
4. swimming in the ocean
5. the celebration on the beach with glow sticks!

i treasure your blog.

Anastasia said...

Oh, this poem just makes me melt with happiness!!!

I'd have to say my favorite part of Christmas is lying on my couch in the sitting room at night and staring at the lit up Christmas tree next to the crackling fireplace. It's so cozy and though, I admit, it makes me a tad melancholy...that's the best part for me!


The Owl Diary said...

lovely blog.

favorite thing about christmas:
-winter break
-gingerbread houses
-watching elf, home alone & a christmas story
-baking the whole day through.

happy christmas. xx

Lizard said...

I love the pictures! My favorite things about Christmas:

1. Snow
2. Fairy Lights
3. Food
4. Hot Chocolate
5. Cozy Fire's