Poor Old Rudolph

Mike Oxley

Cornwall Ontario, Canada

  • Available
  • Artist
  • Artwork Comments 85

Wall Art

Home Decor



Artist's Description

Best viewed larger

If you have a couple of poetic lines to add, feel free and I’ll post them, with all due credit, of course!



He went for a peek at the water
And slipped on a slippery rock.
And I do believe,
Come Christmas Eve,
St. Nick will be in for a shock.

Verse two (from Larry Trupp)

“Down through the chasm he slithered
Holding his breath as he slowly sank,
His thoughts were wild in anticipation.
Could this be just a wistful prank?”

Verse three (from Deb Cole)

“Then St. Nick’s Magic
And a wee bit of luck
Wrought free the poor Rudolph,
Our brave young buck!”

Verse four (from Ken)

“It’s a good thing St Nick’s magic was able to free me
Now on Christmas Eve all will be able to see me!
And NEVER again will I step on a slippery rock…
In future I vow to use only the dock!!!”

Verse 5 (from Grandmamattie)

“….though I did like the water
cool, clean and in I went
with a splash
bumped my nose
and made it all red
Now all it can do is sparkle
and flash.”

Verses 6 through 8.

By special invitation, the one and only Auld Yin, a.k.a. Alex Gardiner. An excerpt from his epic poem, the complete version below in the comments column.

“Noo per wee rudolph his slipped in the waaaater,
am sorry aboot that cos’ it dis really matter.
Whit will Santa dae whin chrissy cums along,
an’ we wullnae be able tae sing Rudolph’s song.

Rudolph the rid nosed reindeer,
his hid a very waaatery fate.
Noo he canny fullfull his duwtie,
naw noo he canny pull his weight.

Noo Santa a new helper he needs tae find,
an’ the big sook joak jist springs tae mind,
He wid dae a wunnerful jobe the great big pose,
aye ! Even doon tae his large whisky rid rid nose!"

The Falls, Rotary Eco Gardens, Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
November 7, 2010

Sony Alpha 700, Sigma 28 to 300 at 160 mm, circular polarizer
iso 100, aperture priority F38.0, 0.5 second

Artwork Comments

  • Leslie van de Ligt
  • Mike Oxley
  • Brenda Dow
  • Mike Oxley
  • Dorothy Thomson
  • Mike Oxley
  • John44
  • Mike Oxley
  • LaFleureRouge1
  • Mike Oxley
  • rodeorose
  • Mike Oxley
  • Mike Oxley
  • julie08
  • Mike Oxley
  • Hugh Fathers
  • Mike Oxley
  • Colin Metcalf
  • Mike Oxley
  • vigor
  • Mike Oxley
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10% off

for joining the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.