Egyptian Christmas

by H. P. Lovecraft

Haughty Sphinx, whose amber eyes
Hold the secrets of the skies,
As thou ripplest in thy grace,
Round the chairs and chimney-place,
Scorn on thy patrician face:
Rise not harsh, nor use thy claws
On the hand that gives applause--
Good-will only doth abide
In these lines at Christmastide!