I awakened on winter’s eve

And what did I see—

Diamonds! Emeralds!

Sparkling on each tree.

The hazy moon shone

On the glittering sight,

And I could imagine a fairy

Flitting through the night.

When coming upon

This vale of untouched snow,

She decided to add

Her own crystal touch and glow.

So above the bushes

She danced and spun,

Showering cascades of jewels

On each one.

Then seeing her work

Was lovely and complete,

She twirled away, and

I went back to sleep.