Clement Clarke Moore

New York City, New York
Clement Clarke Moore
New York City, New York
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A Visit From St. Nicholas

Rating: 3.2
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;
And mamma in her ’kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap,
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
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Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Topic(s) of this poem: christmas
Practicing Poetess 24 November 2018
... And I always thought the title was 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' ! Thank you, PH! Saving this childhood favourite to My Poems List.
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Fabrizio Frosini 25 December 2016
this lovely poem was first published anonymously on Dec.23,1823, in a newspaper (I think it was 'The Sentinel)
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Kim Barney 25 December 2015
One of my all-time favorite Christmas poems, but someone has made a typo, I'm sure, when typing the poem into PH's poem base. I remember the one reindeer's name as DONNER, not DONDER. DONNER means THUNDER in German. (BLITZ means LIGHTNING, by the way.)
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Susan Williams 25 December 2015
No wonder what your beliefs, a wonderfully charming poem is a wonderfully charming poem and a treat toi the heart and soul of children of all ages
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Ratnakar Mandlik 25 December 2015
A superb masterpiece of a Christmas poem enjoyable by reader of any age. Thanks for sharing.
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Dr John Celes 18 December 2015
a delightful presentation / narration of the visit done so endearingly. a treat to the reader during the season of Christmas
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The best Christmas poem ever written and a childhood favorite..
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Rajesh Thankappan 12 December 2015
An excellent narration of a beautiful and unexpected occasion.
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Sumit Ganguly 12 December 2015
Lively. The whole episode is enacted to the reader.
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Spock The Vegan 11 December 2015
Great poem - one of my favorites]
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