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NOT JUST FOR CARTOON ELVES!

NOT JUST FOR CARTOON ELVES!

 

You remember the wee little elf,

Too young to work by himself…

Caught out in snows,

They called him “Blue Toes”*

And gave him his own toy shelf.

This year it’s very much colder

Than years not too much older…

Our toes turn blue

Just like elves’ toes do,

If we leave heating fires to smoulder!

We have to wear proper socks,

Avoiding frostbite spots…

The Super Bowl game

Will be warmer (a gain),

Wherever each football fan stops.

 

–Jonathan Caswell

* “Blue Toes, The Christmas Elf”,  the animated 1988 TV special.

 

 

NEW AUTUMNAL HAIKU

NEW AUTUMNAL HAIKU

 

September sixteen,

Hooded jacket style preferred…

Flowers cowering.

First frost expected,

Football games in full scrimmage…

Mascots wear warm socks.

Branches dried too soon,

Taste of autumn in summer…

Golden not all good.

Turkeys gather fat,

Acorns litter many fields…

Squirrel-kind’s field day!

Ground mist oozes past,

Darker sooner than later…

Headlights grow auras.

Woodsmoke drifting in,

Smell the reapers bringing in…

Taste is bountiful.

 

–Jonathan Caswell