GK: A very merry Christmas from POEM, the Professional Organization of English Majors.
We wish you a merry Christmas
And also Tiny Tim
And here's to Holden Caulfield
And also Huck and Jim,
May they make it down the river
And both find happy homes
And may Emily find a boyfriend
And not write heartbreaking poems.
If you stopped by woods on a snowy evening,
May you come in from the cold,
And may J. Alfred Prufrock
Dare to wear his trousers rolled.
May Allen Ginsberg's crazy friends
Whose minds have been destroyed
See the star and hear the angels
And William Carlos Williams,
This is just to say:
The plums you found in the icebox
Are for you on Christmas Day.
Jack Kerouac out driving around
On the open road,
Slow down. It is slippery.
Last night, you know, it snowed.
And to every novelist
Who is soaked in grief and sin.
Merry Christmas, Oliver Twist.
Happy New Year Hester Prynn.
May your hearts be merry
From now til Christmas Day,
Nick Adams, Sister Carrie,
Jay Gatz, Nick Carraway,
And Huckleberry's Pa,
Some whiskey may you find,
Merry Christmas, Blanche DuBois,
May your strangers all be kind,
And maybe Captain Ahab
Can escape those cruel jaws
And I tell you, yes, Virginia,
Oh there is a Santa Claus.
May all your verbs and subjects pleasantly agree.
May you not say them when you mean He or She.
May you not say envy when you mean jealous
And may you have a story to tell us.
A story about something that is near and dear
And it will be a happy new year.