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The 12 Gifts of Winter

ON the first day winter the Earth gave to me …
one very bright shining star.

ON the second day of winter the Earth gave to me …
two owls a hooting, and one very bright shining star.

ON the third day of winter the Earth gave to me …
three soaring hawks, two owls a hooting, and one very bright shining star.

ON the fourth day of winter the Earth gave to me …
four deer leaping, three soaring hawks, two owls a hooting, and one very bright shining star.

ON the fifth day of winter the Earth gave to me …
five cows mooing, four deer leaping, three hawks soaring, two owls hooting, and one very bright shining star.

ON the sixth day of winter the Earth gave to me …
six amazing Cardinals, five cows mooing, four deer leaping, three hawks soaring, two owls hooting, and one very bright shining star.

ON the seventh day of winter the Earth gave to me …
seven coyotes yipping, six amazing Cardinals, five cows mooing, four deer leaping, three hawks soaring, two owls hooting, and one very bright shining star.

ON the eighth day of winter the Earth gave to me …
eight feet of snow, seven coyotes yipping, six amazing Cardinals, five cows mooing, four deer leaping, three hawks soaring, two owls hooting, and one very bright shining star.

ON the ninth day of winter the Earth gave to me …
nine new kittens, eight feet of snow, seven coyotes yipping, six amazing Cardinals, five cows mooing, four deer leaping, three hawks soaring, two owls hooting, and one very bright shining star.

ON the tenth day of winter the Earth gave to me …
ten tiny field mice, nine new kittens, eight feet of snow, seven coyotes yipping, six amazing Cardinals, five cows mooing, four deer leaping, three hawks soaring, two owls hooting, and one very bright shining star.

ON the eleventh day of winter the Earth gave to me …
eleven fallen pine cones, ten tiny field mice, nine new kittens, eight feet of snow, seven coyotes yipping, six amazing Cardinals, five cows mooing, four deer leaping, three hawks soaring, two owls hooting , and one very bright shining star.

ON the twelfth day of winter the Earth gave to me …
twelve fire logs, eleven fallen pine cones, ten tiny field mice, nine new kittens, eight feet of snow, seven coyotes yipping, six amazing Cardinals, five cows mooing, four deer leaping, three soaring hawks, two owls hooting, and one very bright shining star.

Copyright 2012 Kori Miller d/b/a as Kori Miller Writes

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