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A poem by

ee cummings


      • Read the poem using the illustrations to replace the missing words.



little silent Christmas

you are so little

you are more like a
who found you in the green

and were you very to come away ?

see i will comfort you because you smell so sweetly

i will your cool and you safe and tight

just as your mother would,

only don't be

look the spangles that sleep all year in the dark

dreaming of being taken out and allowed to shine

the the chains red and gold the fluffy threads,

put up your little arms

and i'll give them all to you to hold

every shall have its

and there won't be a single place dark or unhappy

then when you're quite dressed

you 'll stand in the for every one to see

and how they'll stare !

oh but you'll be very proud

and my little sister and I will take
and looking up at our beautiful

we'll dance and sing


"Noel Noel"


"little tree" was reproduced as originally published in The Dial Vol. LXVIII, No. 1 (Jan. 1920). New York: The Dial Publishing Company, Inc.

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