night before christmas2-7

Photo by Yuval Hen

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…
He had a broad face and
a little round belly
that shook when he laughed,
like a bowl full of jelly…
a right jolly old elf,
and I laughed when I saw him,
in spite of myself…