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12/17/2014 09:18 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Daily Meditation: Mistletoe

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Today's meditation features a magical poem by English author Walter John de la Mare. The poem evokes all the delightful wonder of the holidays -- the magical side of which we must not lose sight of.

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Mistletoe by Walter John 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.

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