In the spirit of Christmas, I’m wearing a red T-Shirt. Nothing fancy. Something that matches my black Hobie swim shorts. It’s the eve of Christmas in the year 2017, and this old, long time poem crept into my mind.
I wanted to leave a gift for all of you right here. A gift that’s very rich, very warm and fuzzy. Very nostalgic too.
We don’t need a real fireplace, as the warmth of cinders glowing in our mind, and the warmth of anticipation on the eve of Christmas is all we need; as we wait patiently for…..
A Visit from St. Nicholas
A little tidbit to ponder: “Clement Moore claimed to have been the author of “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” asserting that he wrote the poem for his own children and recited it to them on Christmas Eve 1822. After it was published anonymously the following year, it became increasingly popular, appearing in newspapers, school readers, other anthologies, and in many different single editions. The New-York Book of Poetry (1837), an anthology of works by New York poets, contained some written by Moore, including “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” although “Anonymous” was still listed as the author. Not until 1844, when Moore’s collection Poems was published, was “A Visit from St. Nicholas” acknowledged in print as having been written by Clement C. Moore, LLD.”
Source: Poetry Foundation, 61 West Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60654.
Nite Nite everyone!!