Home Stories Christmas History

  

Categories

Additional Pieces
Celebration
Old Carols And Exercises
Origin
Significance And Spirit
Stories


Stories

Under The Holly-bough
CHARLES MACKAY Ye who have scorned each othe...

The History Of John Wildgoose
Thomas Wildgoose was an honest and hard-working man, in...

Old Christmas Returned
All you that to feasting and mirth are inclined, ...

The Goblins Christmas
The
A Simple Bill Of Fare For A Christmas Dinner
H.H. All good recipe-books give bills of fare for di...

Why The Chimes Rang
RAYMOND MC ALDEN THERE was once in a faraway count...

A Carol
And here's a Christmas carol meant for children, and...





A Ballade Of Old Loves






CAROLYN WELLS

Who is it stands on the polished stair,
A merry, laughing, winsome maid,
From the Christmas rose in her golden hair
To the high-heeled slippers of spangled suede
A glance, half daring and half afraid,
Gleams from her roguish eyes downcast;
Already the vision begins to fade--
'Tis only a ghost of a Christmas Past.

Who is it sits in that high-backed chair,
Quaintly in ruff and patch arrayed,
With a mockery gay of a stately air
As she rustles the folds of her old brocade,--
Merriest heart at the masquerade?
Ah, but the picture is passing fast
Back to the darkness from which it strayed--
'Tis only a ghost of a Christmas Past.

Who is it whirls in a ball-room's glare,
Her soft white hand on my shoulder laid,
Like a radiant lily, tall and fair,
While the violins in the corner played
The wailing strains of the Serenade?
Oh, lovely vision, too sweet to last--
E'en now my fancy it will evade--
'Tis only a ghost of a Christmas Past.

L'ENVOI

Rosamond! look not so dismayed,
All of my heart, dear love, thou hast
Jealous, beloved? Of a shade?--
'Tis only a ghost of a Christmas Past.





Next: Ballade Of Christmas Ghosts

Previous: A Simple Bill Of Fare For A Christmas Dinner



Add to Informational Site Network
Report
Privacy
ADD TO EBOOK


Viewed: 4931