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‘Twas the night before Christmas………..

23 december , 2010 - af Newyorkerbyheart - Kategori: Jul - Tags: ,

Jeg er vild med dette digt af Clement G. Moore…….

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (eller “A visit from St. Nicholas) 
af Clement Clarke Moore

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
while visions of sugar plums danced in their heads.
And Mama in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap.

When out on the roof there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
tore open the shutter, and threw up the sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
gave the lustre of midday to objects below,
when, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
but a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer.

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
More rapid than eagles, his courses they came,
and he whistled and shouted and called them by name:

“Now Dasher! Now Dancer!
Now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! On, Cupid!
On, Donner and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch!
To the top of the wall!
Now dash away! Dash away!
Dash away all!”
 

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
when they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky
so up to the house-top the courses they flew,
with the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
the prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head and was turning around,
down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound.
 

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.

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
and I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself.
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head
soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
and filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk.
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
and giving a nod, up the chimney he rose.

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,
 

“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!” 


Håber, at I har nydt at læse den – for mig er det ikke jul uden – og på den note, vil jeg ønske Jer alle en rigtig glædelig jul sammen med dem I elsker og holder af. 
Jeg håber at dem der skal nå frem, når frem, selvom vejret driller.
Jeg håber at I fejrer jul med fred og lykke i sind og hjerte.
Jeg håber, nyder at være sammen med Jeres familier
– og ikke mindst så håber jeg, at I får masser af GOD mad!

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16 kommentarer


  1. Dec 24, 2010
    12:17 am

    Piskeriset

    Rigtig glædelig jul til dig, kæresten og ikke mindst prinsessen! Håber I får en dejlig dag og aften, at maden vil blive perfekt, og at gaverne er lige, som de skal være 🙂


  2. Dec 24, 2010
    12:20 am

    Ulla

    Hej Birthe.
    Jeg elsker også The night before christmas….Rytmen når det læses rigtigt… ahhh så juleagtigt. Glædelig jul til dig også.

    Ho ho ho; Ulla


  3. Dec 24, 2010
    8:19 am

    heidi

    Rigtig glædelig jul til dig og jer endnu engang – håber du har nået at få det hele klar, og at du kan slappe af og hygge dig med den gode mad i aften 🙂


  4. Dec 24, 2010
    11:15 am

    Bitten

    Jeg håber også, at du og dine kære får en rigtig god jul 🙂


  5. Dec 24, 2010
    11:46 am

    monasblog

    Hej Birthe,
    Rigtig glædelig til dig, kæresten og den lille prinsesse. Tak for mange dejlige opskrifter og skønne billeder.

    Julehilsen fra
    Mona i Ishøj


  6. Dec 24, 2010
    2:54 pm

    LaTascha

    Hej Birthe.

    Jeg håber du må få en rigtig glædelig jul med dejlige gaver, lækker mad og med masser af dejlige oplevelser, som kan blive til juleminder, som du kan gemme på til fremtidige jule…

    Mange hilsner fra

    Anne.


  7. Dec 25, 2010
    10:17 pm

    Newyorkerbyheart

    Hej Piskeriset!

    Mange tak og i lige måde (lidt forsinket) 🙂

    Mange hilsner
    Birthe


  8. Dec 25, 2010
    10:20 pm

    Newyorkerbyheart

    Hej Ulla!

    Du har fuldstændig ret, rytmen er meget vigtig – jeg elsker den 🙂

    Mange hilsner
    Birthe


  9. Dec 25, 2010
    10:20 pm

    Newyorkerbyheart

    Hej Heidi!

    Mange tak 🙂

    Mange hilsner
    Birthe


  10. Dec 25, 2010
    10:21 pm

    Newyorkerbyheart

    Hej Bitten!

    I lige måde – lidt forsinket 🙂

    Mange hilsner
    Birthe


  11. Dec 25, 2010
    10:21 pm

    Newyorkerbyheart

    Hej Mona!

    Mange tak – og i lige måde (igen forsinket) 🙂

    Mange hilsner
    Birthe


  12. Dec 25, 2010
    10:22 pm

    Newyorkerbyheart

    Hej Anne!

    Tusinde tak – og i lige måde (stadig forsinket) 🙂

    Mange hilsner
    Birthe


  13. Dec 26, 2010
    6:43 pm

    Claus Dalby

    Kære Birthe,

    Nu hvor vi er ved at være igennem julen, vil jeg ønske dig et rigtigt godt og lykkebringende nytår. En stor tak for flot omtale af Klematis' bøger.

    Jeg har i øvrigt lige lagt en nem, god, hurtig og fleksibel kage på min blog også også linket til dig.

    Bedste hilsner fra Claus


  14. Dec 26, 2010
    9:43 pm

    Newyorkerbyheart

    Hej Claus!

    Mange tak og i lige måde – jeg håber, at du får et fantastisk nytår. Et nyt ubeskrevet blad, det har jeg altid godt kunnet lide 🙂

    Det har været en fornøjelse at skrive om Klematis' bøger og jeg synes at du er meget, MEGET heldig at ha' boet på Drakamöllan, det er min drøm at opleve på et tidspunkt! Den ser virkelig lækker ud den kage – og tak for henvisningen….

    Mange hilsner
    Birthe


  15. Dec 26, 2010
    11:13 pm

    Peggy

    Hope you had a Merry Christmas!


  16. Dec 26, 2010
    11:27 pm

    Newyorkerbyheart

    Hi Peggy,

    I did, thank you – but now I'm so tired 🙂
    I hope you had ad wonderful Christmas too….

    My best,
    Birthe

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