Come to Winterfest
by Rebecca Board
art by Sandy Tew
Itís time once again for Winterfest Online,
Come join us this year one and all!
Helpers and Dwellers will gather alike
Making merry inside the Great Hall.
Rebecca has hand dipped the candles once more
And Williamís preparing his brew.
Mary? Sheís running around fretting
Over last minute work left to do.
Arthur scurries quickly to his favorite place
With flour all over his paws and his face
(It seems heís been in the kitchen again
Crawling in and out of the large flour bin).
Father rehearses new speeches and toasts
While Mouse sneaks some pieces of savory roast.
The Childrenís Quartet try a difficult song
While Samantha and Geoffrey sing right along.
Michael is writing his holiday thesis
While Brooke polishes all of Fatherís chess pieces.
Sebastian will do all his tricks again this year
While Eric tries to pull a quarter out of his own ear!
Pascal stands by his pipes and, wearing a frown,
Listens to Jamie whoís fussing over wearing a gown.
the tunnel entrance in
Vincent waits for Catherine to lead her through the dark.
Now weíre all waiting outside the Hallís heavy door,
Waiting for YOU and what are YOU waiting for?
Come to Winterfest!
from Winterfest 2010