Mistletoe

Mistletoe sprig

I’m underneath the mistletoe
waiting to be kissed.
While people come and people go
I’m underneath the mistletoe
with puckered lips and heart aglow
unnoticed. How can I be missed?
I’m underneath the mistletoe
waiting to be kissed!

Elizabeth Leaper (2012)

Picture courtesy of Google Images.

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I am taking a break now but will be back on January 1st when I will be taking part in the Mindful Writing Challenge. Please click on the image in the sidebar for further information.

I wish all my readers a very Happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year.  See you all again in January.

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9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Catherine van Vliet-Saivres
    Dec 21, 2012 @ 10:45:05

    Lovely poem, lovely rythm… Happy Holidays, Libby and family. In France it is a tradition to kiss under the mistletoe on New Year’s Eve… I hope you won’t have to wait that long to be kissed under the mistletoe…

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  2. JulesPaige
    Dec 21, 2012 @ 13:48:38

    Enjoy your time away from blogging…
    Best wishes to you and yours and health, happiness and peace for the New Year.

    Hugs and kisses from across ‘The Pond’.

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  3. The Weekly Day
    Dec 21, 2012 @ 15:32:47

    Great poem. Have a very Merry Christmas!

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  4. daphnepurpus
    Dec 21, 2012 @ 23:57:21

    Happy Holidays and see you next year!!

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  5. idebenone
    Dec 24, 2012 @ 22:49:03

    It is a throwback to the Middle Ages. The Druids of ancient Britain believed that the mistletoe held magical powers; hence, it was used as protection against demons, spells, and other kinds of evil. In time, the superstition arose that kissing underneath the mistletoe would lead to marriage. In Scandinavia, mistletoe was so sacred that enemies meeting under it would lay down their weapons and give each other a kiss of peace. Considering the barbaric nature of the native inhabitants of Britain at that time, the supposed readiness of the people for Christianity is puzzling. Nor were the people who were following the Druidic religion already prepared for its introduction because of believing in the immortality of the soul and a trinity (made up of Beli, Taran and Esu). These doctrines were no part of apostolic Christianity. They were pagan and used pagan symbols such as the mistletoe with its three white berries representing the trinity and growing out of a single oak, looked upon as the sacred tree or godhead.

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  6. seedbud
    Dec 31, 2012 @ 19:29:29

    Libby, I hope your little blogging break has left you refreshed and rejuvenated. Happy New Year and may it be filled with peace, love and joy. I look forward to your 2013 posts. Thank you so much for your comments, encouragement and support in 2012.

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  7. purehaiku
    Jan 03, 2013 @ 13:05:27

    LOL! Brilliant! tho, initially I had thought it was going to be about my old cat – but I always think that about the name Mistletoe!

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