First snow! The flakes, So few, so light, Remake the world In solid white.
All bundled up, We feel as if We were fat penguins, Warm and stiff.
The toy-packed shops Half split
their sides, And Mother brings home Things she hides.
Old carols peal. The dusk is dense.
There is a mood Of sweet suspense.
The shepherds wait, The kings, the tree-- All wait for something Yet to be,
Some miracle. And then it's here, Wrapped up in hope-- Another year!