Archive for December 20, 2009

He’s Jack and He’s back with a Vengeance

Posted in CHRISTMAS, HOME, POETRY, WATCHED with tags , , , , , , on December 20, 2009 by echostains


It’s obvious that Jack Frost has been to work these past couple of days, not only has it been snowing, it’s also dangerously icy.  I think he’s also been at work on my PC which seems to have ceased up – it’s gone very slow indeed.  But who exactly is Jack Frost?  We know what he feels like, but what does he look like? 

jack frost

I’ve always imagined him to have sharp features and long bony fingers, ideal for nipping at your extremities.   Wherever he goes he leaves a trail of ice crystals behind him.  Perhaps a cross between the above image and the Judder man off the Metz Schnapps advert

‘Jack Frost and the Hooded Crow’ by Tull is great Christmas song and I love it!  But I think the last word about Jack must come from this poem which I found here

Jack Frost

Look out! Look out!
Jack Frost is about!
He’s after our fingers and toes;
And all through the night,
The gay little sprite
Is working where nobody knows.

He’ll climb each tree,
So nimble is he.
His silvery powder he’ll shake;
To windows he’ll creep,
And while we’re asleep,
Such wonderful pictures he’ll make.

Across the grass
He’ll merrily pass,
And change all its greenness to white.
Then home he will go;
And laugh, “Ho! Ho! Ho!
What fun I have had in the night!”