The Anser Story
On 12/1 no matter how the advent calendar falls,
for Anser the Christmas preparations call.
12/2 is reserved for the potting of poinsettias.
On 12/3 she rejoices by sharing her latest recipes for profiteroles.
12/4-15 the nativity play roles are assigned and rehearsals begin.
From 12/16-19 Anser creates and dons her holiday trims,
making garlands and wreaths with berries, nuts, spruce and greens.
On 12/20 her gaggle gathers round to quack carols about town.
12/21 despite it’s shortness, is no day for rest,
for this is when Anser counts her blessings and cleans her nest,
12/22 she starts her roux, polishes her shoes, and dusts church pews,
wings and feathers flying she always quacks “my how time flew!”
12/23 is marked by the smell of her fresh baked buche de noels.
12/24 is Anser’s day for prayer, feasting and a well deserved rest.
On 12/25 she rises early to see what has been left in her stocking,
then it’s off to church, followed by time at home with her flocking.
12/26 Anser sews and presses all the gosling dresses,
then delivers gifts to those with less and prays for “God’s blessings”.