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12 Days of Feasting

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Pat Beaudry | Jan 15, 2018, 6 a.m.
Five edible golden rings?

12 Days of Feasting

Many people have set new words to old tunes. We read a new version of the Twelve Days of Christmas on January 3rd. Twelve Days of Feasting is another twist on that song. (Any readers who want to try their hands at re-doing this, please send me a copy to share with others! ariele@comcast.net)

The traditional twelve days:

12 Drummers Drumming

11 Pipers Piping

10 Lords a Leaping

9 Ladies Dancing

8 Maids a Milking

7 Swans a Swimming

6 Geese a Laying

5 Golden Rings

4 Calling Birds

3 French Hens

2 Turtle Doves

and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

12 Days of Feasting according to Pat Beaudry

On the first day of Christmas, my lover baked me a pear pie.

On the second day of Christmas, my lover baked us two Cornish hens.

On the third day of Christmas, my lover fried three hens.

On the fourth day of Christmas, my lover ordered four barbequed chickens.

On the fifth day of Christmas, my lover sautéed five pineapple rings.

On the sixth day of Christmas, my lover poached six goose eggs.

On the seventh day of Christmas, my lover swirled seven swan meringues in the punch.

On the eighth day of Christmas, my lover served milk toast for breakfast.

On the ninth day of Christmas, my lover served sweet smoothies.

On the tenth day of Christmas, my lover served fried frog legs.

On the eleventh day of Christmas, my lover served piped potatoes.

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my lover served twelve hard rolls.

Pat Beaudry (Her new book Life of a Poet newly released on Amazon is at https://www.amazon.com/dp/1978423705.)

Pat Beaudry is a Mountlake Terrace resident whose poetry and stories have been published several places, including in A Holiday Sampler anthology.

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