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English Poetry. Edith Matilda Thomas. Holly and Mistletoe. Эдит Матильда Томас.






Edith Matilda Thomas (Эдит Матильда Томас)

Holly and Mistletoe

Said the Holly to the Mistletoe:
  "Of this holy-tide what canst know,--
  Thou a pagan--thou
  Of the leafless bough?
My leaves are green, my scarlet berries shine
  At thought of things divine!"

To the Holly spake the Mistletoe:
  "Matters not, my leafless boughs but show
  Berries pale as pearl--
  Ask yon boy and girl!
If human mirth and love be not some sign
  Of share in things divine!"

Edith Matilda Thomas’s other poems:

  1. How the Christmas Tree Was Brought to Nome
  2. The Procession of the Kings
  3. The Witch’s Child
  4. The Christmas Sheaf
  5. The Indignant Baby




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