Tuesday, December 24, 2013

St Nicholas And His Aeroplane

A Year With The Fairies by Anna M. Scott and illustrated by M. T. Ross, published in 1914




Jack Frost
Elfin pictures on the pane
Mean Jack Frost has come again;
Lace and ferns and vines and flowers,
Snow-capped peaks and fairy bowers.

Castles gleaming opalescent,
Rivers flowing iridescent;
Jewels set in filigree,
All in crystal fantasy.


Lady Winter clothed in ermine
On the North Wind gallops in,
Over crystal bridges bright,
Over carpets snowy white.


Winter Sports
On sleds of holly leaves they coast,
Of silver skates they proudly boast
And snowball fights with tiny forts--
These are their jolly winter sports.