Monday, December 22, 2014

Advent Calender - Day 22

Photo by Kovalevska licensed thru Shutterstock
"Mistletoe" by Walter de la Mare

Sitting under the mistletoe
(Pale-green, fairy mistletoe),
One last candle burning low,
All the sleepy dancers gone,
Just one candle burning on,
Shadows lurking everywhere:
Some one came, and kissed me there.
Tired I was; my head would go
Nodding under the mistletoe
(Pale-green, fairy mistletoe),
No footsteps came, no voice, but only,
Just as I sat there, sleepy, lonely,
Stooped in the still and shadowy air
Lips unseen - and kissed me there.

9 comments:

  1. Beutiful poem. So sweet and melancholic... Thank you, Josh

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  2. Delightful, yet wistful. Plus you always find the most excellent pictures to accompany what has been written. Thank you, Josh. :)

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  3. I like Susan's wistful for this, very nice

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  4. Yes. Wistful. Perfect. Fairy mistletoe.

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  5. So lovely. Somehow reminds me of Archer from Green Glass Beads.

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  6. Aww, I like that a lot! I have problems this year to feel the right Christmas feeling! But you and your Advent Calendar, that give me Christmas, really a great gift!

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