"A Visit From Saint Nicholas" is a collection of poems about the Christmas holiday. "He was chubby and plump—a right jolly old elf; And I laughed when I saw him in spite of myself. A wink of his eye, and a twist of his head, Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread. He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work, And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk, And laying his finger aside of his nose, And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose. He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle, And away they all flew like the down of a thistle; But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight, "Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!"
Acerca de Clement Clarke Moore
Clement Clarke Moore (ne le 15 juillet 1779 a New York, mort le 10 juillet 1863 a Newport) est l'auteur du poeme A Visit from St Nicholas, lequel a largement contribue a forger le canon moderne de la legende du pere Noel dans sa version americaine