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Poem by Dora Sigerson Shorter

At Christmas Time

For that old love I once adored
I decked my halls and spread my board
      At Christmas time.
With all the winters flowers that grow
I wreathed my room, and mistletoe
Hung in the gloom of my doorway,
Wherein my dear lost love might stray
      When joy-bells chime.

What phantom was it entered there
And drank his wine and took his chair
      At Christmas time?
With holly boughs and mistletoe
He crowned his head, and at my woe
And tears I shed laughed long and loud;
Get back, O phantom! to thy shroud
      When joy-bells chime.

Dora Sigerson Shorter

Poem Theme: Christmas

Dora Sigerson Shorter's other poems:
  1. A Bird from the West
  2. The Fairy Changeling
  3. A Vagrant Heart
  4. A Weeping Cupid
  5. For Ever

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