Ani’s Advent archives – A Visit

Reblogged from Ani’s Advent last year…

Dear Santa…

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‘Twas a fortnight till Christmas
And all through the flat
Not a creature was stirring
She’s glad about that…

She’d had quite enough
Throwing balls for the day
And had told me concisely
To put them away.

The birds in the garden
All slept for the night,
(I’d sorted the pigeons…
They’d put up a fight)

The fish had been fed
And now hid in the weed,
I snored on the sofa,
She curled up to read.

Then all of a sudden
A knock on the door
Made me jump up to see,
And the book hit the floor…

“Now who could be calling
At this time of night?”
She picked up her keys
And turned on the hall light…

So I’m back on duty,
You never can tell…
And if monsters are out there,
I’ll chase them to Hell.

She slipped on my lead
As she opened the door,
While I waited ready
With growl, tooth and paw…

But as the door opened
The voices began
It wasn’t a monster,
Not even a man…

Just lots of small children
All singing with joy
About Christmas angels
And one baby boy.

They were only little
And should be in bed…
I don’t understand
All the words that they said.

I do understand, though,
The message they brought…
It is one that no creature
Shoud need to be taught…

To love one another,
With kindness and care,
To treat with respect
And to help and to share…

She listened, all smiling,
With tears on her face…
As if she’d been given
Some vision of grace.

‘Twas a fortnight till Christmas
And out in the night
Small faces were shining
Reflecting the Light.

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With apologies to Clement Clarke Moore


About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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42 Responses to Ani’s Advent archives – A Visit

  1. Darlene says:

    Reblogged this on Darlene Foster's Blog and commented:
    A wonderful poem from our doggie friend Ani! Merry Christmas from me to you from Dot as well.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Darlene says:

    I love this poem and have reblogged it!! Great job, Ani!!


  3. Mary Smith says:

    A lovely poem, Ani.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. I love your poems about Ani, Sue. To delightful.

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  6. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. What a beautiful and heartwarming poem, Ani. I loved it 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Beautiful! Thank you. Merry Christmas to you too.

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  9. delphini510 says:

    Thank you for this beautiful Christmas poem and the wisdom given to us via the dog.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. It was lovely last year and just as lovely this year 🙂


  11. Eliza Waters says:

    Love this, Sue (Ani, too)! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Woebegone but Hopeful says:

    Absolutely beautiful Ani, and well done Sue for translating it into Human.
    Has to be re-blogged.


  13. Woebegone but Hopeful says:

    Reblogged this on heroicallybadwriter and commented:
    Be fair folks, isn’t this just pure beauty?

    Liked by 2 people

  14. Awesome! 🙂 Merry Christmas, Ani. xo

    Liked by 1 person

  15. dgkaye says:

    This was a beautiful poem Ani dear. ❤ xx Hugs.


  16. That was lovely 🙂


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