Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Verse of the Day - Walter de la Mare

Mistletoe a Christmas Poem 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.

1 comment:

  1. Very nice and a great choice for this time of year. I love the one candle burning image and the shadows lurking everywhere. I wonder who kissed him? :)