Walter de la Mare

(1873 - 1958 / Kent / England)

Mistletoe - 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.


Comments about Mistletoe by Walter de la Mare

  • Susan Williams Susan Williams (12/24/2015 7:56:00 PM)

    Ah, this is so simple and sweet that I'd like to fall asleep under that mistletoe and see if a soft kiss comes to me (Report) Reply

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  • Dershish Kebab (12/24/2015 3:54:00 PM)

    Kissed by a ghost?
    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.
    Interesting poem. (Report) Reply

  • Ratnakar Mandlik (12/24/2015 7:41:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem with wonderful rhyme and beautifully penned. Thanks for sharing.10 points. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis Edward Kofi Louis (12/24/2015 6:20:00 AM)

    To overcome loneliness. Nice work. (Report) Reply

  • Amar Agarwala Amar Agarwala (12/24/2015 2:31:00 AM)

    Amazing words of a classical poet. They say if you kiss under a mistletoe, your love becomes immortal. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 30, 2010



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