Robert J. Bartlett

One Cotton Nightgown - Winter Version - Christmas 1987 - Poem by Robert J. Bartlett

Oh, deck the halls with boughs of holly,
For tis the season to be jolly.
Alas, this season my spouse did reason
That a hot toddy
Must warm her body
If her nightgown's fabric sheer,
Should prove to be so very dear
That it fails to warm her skin,
Thereby, leaving her cold again.

So in deference to your plea,
For something warm to cover thee,
I have reneged on dear tradition,
And bought one gown - as you've been wishin';
So that on cold nights, when the wind doth blow,
And you hear the strains of 'ho, ho, ho, '
You can warm your body
As you drink that toddy,
And deck the halls with boughs of holly!

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Topic(s) of this poem: christmas, clothing, coldness, wine

Comments about One Cotton Nightgown - Winter Version - Christmas 1987 by Robert J. Bartlett

  • Mihaela Pirjol (9/24/2018 3:16:00 AM)

    A jocund, festive poem with the cadence of a festive song! (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 17, 2011

Poem Edited: Sunday, January 17, 2016

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