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he was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf

by Jen at 10:39 am on 24.12.2007 | 3 Comments
filed under: holidaze, photo, zeke the freak

yes, zeke has taken to curling up in cardboard boxes like a common hobo-cat… and yes, he has his own stocking

little silent Christmas tree
you are so little
you are more like a flower
who found you in the green forest
and were you very sorry to come away?
see i will comfort you
because you smell so sweetly
i will kiss your cool bark
and hug you safe and tight
just as your mother would,
only don’t be afraid
look the spangles
that sleep all the year in a dark box
dreaming of being taken out and allowed to shine,
the balls the chains red and gold the fluffy threads,
put up your little arms
and i’ll give them all to you to hold
every finger shall have its ring
and there won’t be a single place dark or unhappy
then when you’re quite dressed
you’ll stand in the window for everyone to see
and how they’ll stare!
oh but you’ll be very proud
and my little sister and i will take hands
and looking up at our beautiful tree
we’ll dance and sing
“Noel Noel”

“little tree” – e.e. cummings

the night before christmas (by clement clarke moore, read by harry humphrey)

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  • 1

    Comment by Your Sister

    24.12.2007 @ 16:34 pm

    He is one handsome puss.

  • 2

    Comment by kim

    25.12.2007 @ 10:04 am

    I love this photo! It’s a great shot, Jen and Zeke looks precious!

  • 3

    Comment by Amy

    28.12.2007 @ 01:42 am

    I love that photo of zeke and the tree. Fab!

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