‘Twas the week before Christmas, when all through Parnassus
the cash flow was slower than frozen molasses.
The nail-biting editors squirmed in their chairs,
imploring foundations to answer their prayers:
“Forget eggnog and sugar-plums, tinsel and tissue—
just help us pay bills and bring out the next issue!”
Then all of a sudden appeared from the chimney
St. Nick of the Arts, his sleigh pulled—whoa Jiminy!—
by dozens of prancing, diminutive readers.
“Parnassus,” they cried, “is first among needers.
We want to ensure your stocking gets stuffed—
or, failing that, that you have just enough.
So we’re spreading the word, among friends and subscribers,
among teetotal poets and lit-crit imbibers:
Please give to Parnassus, please visit their site.
Season’s Greetings to all, and to all a good night!”
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