Christmas Eve Gnomes, Trolls and Elves: A Holiday Villanelle

Monday, 16 December 2013 09:48 Jennifer Devore
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They Mostly Come at Night. Mostly.

by Jennifer Susannah Devore

 

Holiday elves and gnomes, turning Christmas Eve so ghostly

Scampering hither and thither, skittering creepily through the house

They mostly come at night, mostly

 

Crafting chaos, making mischief so grossly

Frightened back to their beds, all the family pets: the cats, the pup and even the mouse

Holiday elves and gnomes, turning Christmas Eve so ghostly

 

 

 

Keeping eye from the widow's walk, lookout gnomes watch closely

Searching the inky skies for the mystical deer and the one known as Klaus

They mostly come at night, mostly

 

Down in the parlour, amidst the tree and its finery so costly

Trolls now join the midnight fête, some all alone, some with a spouse

Holiday elves and gnomes, turning Christmas Eve so ghostly

 

Dancing in the hall of the Mountain King, even fairies now flit and frolic so boastly

Cavorting and carousing to the crystal clinks of Mozart, Gaga, Bing and Strauss

They mostly come at night, mostly

 

In an instant he alights, the man with cheeks so rosy

Pressies left under the tree, cookies washed down with milk in a great douse

Holiday elves and gnomes, turning Christmas Eve so ghostly

They mostly come at night, mostly

 

@JennyPopNet

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