Monday, December 24, 2007

Twas The Night Before Christmas...

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the tank,
The Great Bubble Wall had stopped bubbling,
as Dr Wang paused to give thanks.

The Christmas ornaments were set in the gravel with care,
in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;

The Sea Monkeys were nestled all snug in their castle,
while visions of sugar-plums danced like a dangl-ing tassel;

Dr Wang had just settled down for a long evening's nap,
When outside the tank there arose such a clatter,
he swam to the surface to see what was the matter.
Up close to the glass he swam like a flash,
pushing apart the fake-plants in a great dash.

When what to his wondering fish eyes should appear,
but a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer.
With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
he knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.

More rapid than sharks his coursers they came,
and he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;
"Now, Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! on Cupid! on, Donner and Blitzen!

To the top of the tank! To the top of the filter!
Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!"
So up to the aquarium-top the coursers they flew,
with the sleigh full of fish food, and St. Nicholas too.

And then, in a twinkling, he heard on the light-hood,
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.

As he drew in his fin, and was swimming around,
down The Great Bubble Wall St. Nicholas came with a bound.
He was dressed all in fur, even though it looked tacky,
and his clothes were all tarnished with fish slime and algae;

A bundle of air stones he had flung on his back,
and he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
and filled Dr Wang's stocking; then turned with a jerk,
and laying his finger aside of his nose,
and giving a nod, up The Great Bubble Wall he rose.

He sprang to the waters surface and jumped into his sleigh,
then off on a wave, he went on his way.
I heard him exclaim, as he drove out of sight,
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night."

31 comments:

Marlupe said...

that was so cute! you have quite an imagination, rick! Merry Christmas to you and Dr Wang.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Very good! Happy Christmas!

WAT said...

HAPPY XMAS:

Fishy poo, Owen, Koshimi, and ye martini man.

:)

Desert Songbird said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours, Rick!

Dan said...

Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones Rick ... and to Dr. Wang and all his reindeer.

Palm Springs Savant said...

WAT- "fishy-poo" I'll have to borrow that nickname for Dr Wang!

Scott said...

Rick,

You're a genius.
Very cute.

Marry Christmas!

crazy working mom said...

That's a good one, Rick! :)

Thank you so much for stopping by with holiday wishes this morning.

Merry Christmas to you and yours.

-Tisha

Akelamalu said...

I love it!

Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, may they be all you're hoping for.

Reiki Blessings
Akelamalu
x

Suzy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog this morning. Loved the poem.

How did you get that above 3 line greeting on this comment part?

Ms. Tuesday said...

LOL... thanks for the chuckle before I head out to the in-laws for christmas eve!

merry christmas!

karma lennon said...

Haha! Too cute! :) Merry Christmas, luv!

Rising Rainbow said...

I never imagined santa in a fish tank before but then I guess if I can imagine him in my barn, you should be able to imagine him in yur fish tank!

Merry Christmas!

Arcturus said...

Just so I'm clear here, Dr. Wang is a tropical fish living in an aquarium tank, yes?

Anyway, I hope you have a very nice holiday season, P.S.S. Thank you for stopping by my blog (esp. since I changed the URL!) and commenting.

Cheryl said...

I love your blog. Just thought I'd tell you that. Have the best Christmas!

Palm Springs Savant said...

Cheryl- you just made my day! Thanks :-)

laughingwolf said...

coolios! and thx for dropping over, bud!

laughingwolf said...

dang!furgot!

merry xmas to you and yours! :D

Palm Springs Savant said...

laughingwolf- good to see you here again!

dawn said...

merry Christmas, you palmspringssavant you.
thank you for stopping by my blog & for your holiday wishes.

signed,
dawn
(in serious need of sea monkeys now!)

snowelf said...

Rick, sorry it took me so long to get over here, but I LOVE Dr. Wang's rendition. You are SO clever!! :)

Merry Christmas to you and all of your loved ones. :)

Now I'm off to find a life-changing dessert... ;)

much love,
--snow, (and the chilis)

Palm Springs Savant said...

Snow Elf- you are so sweet, thanks, and I'm glad you like Dr Wang's rendition of "Twas the Night Before Christmas...

HoosierGirl5 said...

Merry Christmas, Rick!

XXOO,
J.

Palm Springs Savant said...

Hoosiergirl- thanks J, I hope you and the kids have a wonderful, peaceful and happy day filled with love!

Mayden' s Voyage said...

Hugs and Merry Christmas Rick- hope yours is a special one~ :)

I have to scoot...I think I hear Santa circling the neighborhood!

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

Awww... that's very cute...

Merry Christmas, Rick!

Terri

Steven said...

Great job on your iambic pentameter! Thank you for sharing. May you have a Merry and Blessed Christmas, Rick!

Memphis Steve said...

I envy you your life. Let's trade. You can be Elvis for awhile and I'll live in Palm Springs.

Palm Springs Savant said...

Mayden Voyage- Hope you made it to bed in time.

Steven- wow I had no idea that was iambic pentameter that I was writing

Memphis Steve- OK, Elvis sounds good to me!

Uncivil said...

Dr Wang's (AKA..."Fishy Poo ")rendition of "Twas the Night Before Christmas...is priceless Rick! Way to go!!!
Merry Christmas.

Palm Springs Savant said...

uncivil- I'll have to find a way to work "fishy-poo" into Dr Wang's next column...

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