Kriss Kringle Poem By Thomas Bailey Aldrich! Filling stockings at Christmastime is one of the traditions of Santa Claus. In this lovable vacation poem, he additionally leaves a candy shock for the birds, a shock to be loved by means of anyone on Christmas morning. Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1836-1907) wrote brief stories, novels, and poems. He appreciated to use sudden endings in his quick stories.
Just as the moon was fading
Amid her misty rings,
And every stocking was stuffed
With childhood’s precious things,
Old Kriss Kringle looked around,
And saw on the elm-tree bough,
High hung, an oriole’s nest,
Lonely and empty now.
“Quite a stocking,” he laughed,
“Hung up there on a tree!
I didn’t suppose the birds
Expected a present from me!”
Then old Kriss Kringle, who loves
A joke as well as the best,
Dropped a handful of snowflakes
Into the oriole’s empty nest.