Wednesday, December 23, 2009

FreeVerse: Welcome Christmas (Dr. Seuss)

So, for what will be my final FreeVerse post of the year, I bring you some Dr. Seuss lyrics from my favourite holiday movie: the original How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Dr. Seuss, like Ogden Nash, was never one to let the non-existence of a word stand in his way. The version I post here comes from this website.

FreeVerse is brought to all of us by Cara at Ooh... Books! Head on over there for more poetry!

Welcome Christmas, Christmas Day! May all my readers have a wonderful holiday full of peace and joy, no matter what holiday you celebrate. I'll be back on the 26th.


Welcome Christmas (Reprise)

Lyrics by Dr. Seuss, 1957

Fa who for-aze!
Dah who dor-aze!
Welcome Christmas, Come this way!

Fa who for-aze!
Dah who dor-aze!
Welcome Christmas, Christmas Day.

Welcome, Welcome
Fa who rah-moose
Welcome, Welcome
Dah who dah-moose
Christmas Day is in our grasp
So long as we have hands to clasp

Fa who for-aze!
Dah who dor-aze!
Welcome Christmas,
bring your cheer
Fa who for-aze!
Dah who dor-aze!
Welcome all Whos
Far and near

Welcome Christmas
Fa who rah-moose
Welcome Christmas
Dah who dah-moose
Christmas day will always be
Just so long as we have we

Fa who for-aze!
Dah who dor-aze!
Welcome Christmas
bring your light

Welcome Christmas
Fa who rah-moose
Welcome Christmas
Dah who dah-moose
Welcome Christmas while we stand
Heart to heart and hand in hand

Fa who for-aze
Dah who dor-aze
Welcome, Welcome
Christmas
Christmas
Day

4 comments:

Cara Powers said...

Oh, I thinks this totally counts as poetry. Seuss is so poetic anyway with his rhythm and rhyming. Love this. Thanks for sharing.

J.T. Oldfield said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your choice for FreeVerse!

kiirstin said...

Cara - You're welcome!

J.T. Oldfield - I'm glad. I couldn't get it out of my head, so I had to post it. :)

Melanie said...

Ah, my favourite Christmas song! :)