January Now is here A fine new start For a whole new year.
Little January Tapped at my door today. And said, "Put on your winter wraps, And come outdoors to play."
Get out of bed and take your sled This cold and frosty day. The sun is bright, the snow is right For outdoor winter day.
Slide, slide, the ice is strong. Quickly, quickly slide along! Slide along and don’t be slow, In the cold your face will glow!
So softy came the snowflakes down That no one heard in all the town. And right-side up they landed too, As parachuting elves would do.
In my head I hear a humming: Summer, summer summer's coming. Soon we're going on vacation But there is a complication: Day by day the problem's growing- We don't know yet where we're going!
The breezes taste Of apple peel. The air is full Of smells to feel- Ripe fruit, old footballs,
Mild is the parting year, and sweet The odour of the falling spray; Life passes on more rudely fleet, And balmless is its closing day.
A little elf Sat in a tree Painting leaves To throw at me.
A road like brown ribbon, A sky that is blue, A forest of green With that sky peeping through.