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A Kiss Under the Mistletoe

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A Kiss Under the Mistletoe

Though the night was quite dark, Christmas candles were shining;
The firelight flamed by the tree:
From the ceiling was strung strands of green intertwining,
'Twas mistletoe cut from the lea.

In the room was assembled a party so cheerful,
Young couples so dashing and bright;
And they sang many songs, both the sweet and the tearful,
Or danced Christmas reels through the night.

When the night was advancing, the people disbanded,
Departing in pairs though the snow;
But one girl and her escort stayed late and were stranded
By snowflakes in gales that would blow.

So they sat by the fire, holding hands through the night;
They kissed 'neath the mistletoe green:
And the eyes of the other the prettiest sight,
They thought that they ever had seen.


{Written November 26, 2013}

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  1. Date: 2/17/2014 2:57:00 AM

    hey, did this one ever get judged?? I can't even remember any more. I kept clicking on poems of yours and realized I think I have read them all! Sure hope this one wins if it has not yet been judged.

  1. Date: 12/29/2013 6:33:00 AM

    Ahhh!! So romantic a work..Enjoyed reading this one for it had such great rhythm and lfow to it..It reminded me of the rhythm of one of Rudyard Kiplings works..Thanks for the visit to my page..Sara

  1. Date: 12/26/2013 6:08:00 PM

    Such a romantic tale...........and great story telling in this charming poem!! ......ps..many thanks, Isaiah, for my placement in your recent contest.....I am honored. and ps..I hope you have had a wonderful holiday!!

  1. Date: 12/5/2013 6:03:00 PM

    this one is so lovely!!! I really liked the ending on it, how each one was the most beautiful sight to the other!!

  1. Date: 12/5/2013 5:58:00 PM

    How romantic! This poem was written just beautifully, Isaiah. I really enjoyed it, and I am adding it to my favorites! Surely, this one will be near the top of the winner's list!...Thank you for the wonderful comments on my latest poem. I appreciate it very much, and it is good to see you back!

  1. Date: 12/2/2013 9:37:00 PM

    Lovely romantic expressions, Isaiah

  1. Date: 12/2/2013 5:42:00 PM

    Bravo!! Isaiah this is a gem of a poem. The flow in this poem is so elegantly done! I see this on the winner's list. Wow!! Hugs and love, Gail

  1. Date: 12/2/2013 2:45:00 PM

    A very romantic write Isaiah, good luck with the contest xxx

  1. Date: 12/2/2013 2:45:00 PM

    Glad to be back readling such romantic verses.Outstanding Christmas feeling!!!

  1. Date: 12/2/2013 12:14:00 PM

    - A lovely writing poetry, Isaiah ! - Good luck in the contest. - // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 12/2/2013 10:51:00 AM

    People can still write wonderful rhyming traditional poems