Friday, December 23, 2016

The Night Before Christmas

**With a wink and nod to Clement Moore**

'Twas the night before Christmas
and all through the cabin
not a creature was stirring,
not even a mouse
(oh thank goodness).

The stockings were hung
by the woodstove with care
in hopes that something
would miraculously appear.

With Wayne in his hoodie
and I in my sweats,
we’d just snuggled in
for a cozy night’s rest.

When out in the Narrows
there sounded such a roar,
we ran down the stairs
to look out the glass door.

Rounding the point
and coming into sight
was Terry’s green tug
all decked out in lights.

Up in the sky
the stars were a-twinkling
guiding him home
without any lingering.

To loggers and tug drivers,
forest workers and all,
a very Merry Christmas
from Hole in the Wall.

Wayne and Margy Lutz

16 comments:

  1. May your Christmas be blessed with Love, Joy, Hope and Peace, sending much love to you and your dear ones

    Xx Dany

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    1. You have a wonderful Christmas and holiday season too. - Margy

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  2. Merry Christmas to you both!

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  3. The tug with lights would be delightful to see. Happy holidays to both of you and thanks for sharing your amazing float home with us.

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    1. When they tow log booms down after dark they use a searchlight to work their way through the narrows. Once in a while it will shine right into our upstairs bedroom window. Merry Christmas back to you. - Margy

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  4. Merry Christmas Wayne and Margy - from our home to yours
    Roger Whittaker

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    1. Merry Christmas to you, Jena and the kids. - Margy

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  5. I like your little tree!

    A very Merry Christmas to you both!

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    1. Thanks. Something went wrong with the growth tip so it looks a bit like a Charlie Brown tree. - Margy

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  6. Merry Christmas and cute revision.

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    1. Thanks Judy. I like making up Christmas songs and poems. - Margy

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  7. What a fun christmas - lights and boats and stars.

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    1. It was fun to put lights on my little fir tree. Don't know if I'll take them off or not. - Margy

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  8. I do love your photos and the work you do!!!
    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

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    1. And I love to follow your adventures. - Margy

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