Art and the philosophy of life

It was The Night Before Chickmas and all through The Coop

The chicklets were playing with their hula-hoops

Some stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that St. Chicklemas soon would be there

The chicklets were nestled all snug in their beds while visions of cornbread danced fast in their heads

The hens in their kerchiefs, the roosters in caps, didn’t have time for a long winter’s nap

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter they ran to the window to see what was the matter|

And what to their wondering eyes did appear but a miniature sleigh and one tiny reindeer

As they drew in their heads they heard a new sound and saw Old St. Chicklemas, when they turned around


There were gifts for the chicklets, the hens and the cats,

the dogs and the roosters, the horses and bats.

The cows and the goats, the birds and the ducks,

even the pigs and the squirrels were in luck.

All were included, it’s always that way,

and everyone there had the best Chickmas day


The end

Comments on: "THE NIGHT BEFORE CHICKMAS by the Poetry Club and the Media Committee…9 pictures" (80)

  1. Reblogged this on House of Heart and commented:
    Merry Christmas To All… especially the Chicklets who make us smile. I hope that’s my cornbread cookies they’re snacking on. 🎁🎄

  2. Reblogged this on Becoming is Superior to Being and commented:
    Merry Chickmas! — kenne

  3. Sweet as honey, Gi!
    Merry Christmas to you and yours! xoxo

  4. So precious. Love the story and the amazing drawings so adorable. Thank you guys for the warm smile. Love and hugs 🤗 Merry Christmas and many blessings. 🎄🎄

  5. Adorable!
    Merry Christmas Gigi!
    ◽ 🎄🎄

  6. Love the stockings one 😍

  7. I love them all but it is my favorite.

  8. St-Chicklemas? LOL. You need to write chidlren’s books.

    • Thank you. Hope your holiday is fabulous, but you just visited NY so that was a great starting point.

      • It was. We should all reunite for New Year’s eve.

      • Wonderful. I know you’ll have a lovely time.

      • Your granddaughter is in Vegas? Or did I dream that?

      • She and her boyfriend moved there about 6 months ago to see what it was like to live where there was sun and no winter. They cannot wait to move back here. They have 6 months to go. They hate being away from trees and grass, squirrels and birds. They miss everyone, family and friends. They came home for christmas and are leaving on Thursday, but they don’t want to go back. LOL If they didn’t try it, they would have always thought they missed something. I doubt they’ll ever leave here again. I think my daughter learned a lesson from that as well. 🙂 Even if they could get out of their lease, they can’t drive home during the winter with a huge truck. The mountains were hard enough on the way there. So, there they are. They want to get an apartment so they can move right in, when they come back.

      • LOL. One has to try things to decide what’s best. Happy 2022 when they come back.

      • They do indeed. It’s truly the only way to learn and live your own life. Six months and they’ll be here. Even if they could return, they wouldn’t want to drive a truck and the car through the mountains in winter. Way too dangerous.

      • I can imagine some parts going your way being totally snowed in…

      • We just had a snowstorm. Definitely not that bad, especially since it’s a weekend. Sun’s out now. Probably got 8 inches or more. Not too bad. I still walked this morning…just carefully. 🙂

      • 8 inches? OMG. Though as usual, humankind adapts. Do walk carefully.

      • It was -4 with the wind child this morning. The sun was out, so that means cold weather. I waited until it was 18 before I went for a walk. It was actually nice out. I don’t know what the wind chill was when I left, but the wind was 9 mph, so it wasn’t bad at all. So far we’ve had a great winter.

      • 18F? You are very brave. 👏🏻
        Though I remember skiing in the French Alps, or climbing mountains, you just have to wear the proper clothes…
        Glad you enjoy your winter…

      • The winds are supposed to be up to 60 mph tomorrow. LOLOL Another day in paradise. The high will be 23 degrees but that’s not with the wind chill, which should be really bad. Then the temps are dropping and it will be 2 degrees at night for a couple of days. Ice out there. Snow too. Have to be careful, that’s for sure, or you’ll end up on the ground.

      • My, my… 60mph is close to a 100kmh? Do be careful. ❄️

      • That’s over. Our weather is crazy. In order for me to walk everyday, I’ve been backing my car out and parking on the street because my driveway and everything but the street, which is dry and clear, is completely covered in ice. It’s insane. When the sun’s out everything glistens like diamonds. Solid ice. So I back out, get out of my car on to street, go for a walk, get back in my car and drive into the garage. That’s crazy, right? LOL But at least I get outside for awhile. Covid is really bad here.

      • It is crazy, but indeed at least you get outside… I would probably go nuts.
        And Covid is exploding everywhere. MD daughter #1 practically locked us up again… There are cases everywhere. Even where we live which is 8 houses in a gated “community”, we just got our first case. Elderly lady who lives just in front of us…
        And of course politicos the world over handle it as usual. “Don’t worry. Everything is under control.” Control, my… foot. 🦶
        So avoid all contact.
        Be safe Gigi.

      • We are all doing out best. The thing is…it’s a virus and like the common cold or the flue, it’s never going away. Our lives have been curtailed, but I feel for the generations who will have to live this way, never knowing what it was like before.

      • I always think that the Italian and French renaissance came out during the Black Plague. So, hopefully something will come out of this. What? I don’t know. (Just wish it comes quickly!!!)

      • I’m with you. The faster the better. Our mayor has it now. My friend’s, friend’s surgery was cancelled, no available beds. Covid is out of control. Her dentist appointment was cancelled, the dentist’s wife has it, and her eye doctor is back to having people wait in their cars until they can be seen. I don’t think it will ever go away completely. I think masks are here to stay. We don’t seem to ever be able to stop a virus from infecting everyone. Colds, flu, you know. They just stay.

      • People waiting in their cars? In this weather? Wow. But I understand. She’s right. And the problem is other medical issues that get cancelled…
        The president here has it.
        But politicos don’t seem to understand…
        Oh well. Stay safe…

      • You too. Yes, they don’t want people in waiting rooms, so they wait in their cars and check in and called when they are ready for them.

      • Makes total sense. Limits the spread. My sister-in-law is a dentist. Yesterday 3 patients called to cancel: tested positive…

      • My daughter said practically everyone she knows either has it or their family members do or their co-workers. Even the medical people are cancelling appoints because they have it or someone in their family does. The climate of social interaction has changed dramatically, that’s for sure. It’s really sad, especially for kids (teens).

      • Yeah. But kids will adapt.

      • Too bad they have to do that. But you don’t really miss what you don’t have. Although word is teens are depressed and even suicidal. Having lots of problems going to school on line.

  9. PS. I finished the first Dresden file. It’s good. I had fun.

    • Around the 4th book it starts to pick up. So hang in there. The 17th book is non-stop action from the first page to the last.

      • Okay. I will Amazon the next 3 after new year’s then… Thanks for the Rec. It is a different story. I like it.

      • The books get more complex and all of his followers, can hardly wait for “the next one.” Seventeen isn’t nearly enough. The only other series I miss are THE DARK SIDE, by Simon Green, and Harry Potter. I’m so glad you enjoyed the first book. And, you’ll read about Chicago as well.

      • Chicago is always interesting to read about. Though I haven’t been yet. Boston is one reason I like Robert B. Parker. (I have been to Boston though. Briefly. Business trip).
        Happy New Year cara Gigi…

      • Happy New Year to you and your wonderful family. Maybe you’ll get her one day. It’s a beautiful city, but not as big or the same as NY. I’ve never heard of, or been to, some of the places in the books and I’ve lived here my entire life. I’ve never been to Boston. Well, it’s almost 2022…we just keep going.

      • There are still places in Paris I read about that I don’t know. 😉
        Happy New Year Gigi… 🤗

      • I think it’s that way for every one, no matter where they live to visit.

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  11. simply amazing

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