If she had been the Mistletoe
And I had been the Rose —
How gay upon your table
My velvet life to close —
Since I am of the Druid,
And she is of the dew —
I’ll deck Tradition’s buttonhole —
And send the Rose to you.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem If she had been the Mistletoe

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  1. lou says:

    i liked this poem i didn’t really understand it but then i reread it and i guess her poem means that a misletoe isn’t the only thing that makes people feel for eachother on x-mas and she would like to get rid of that tradition. things should be loved year round and a mistletoe just feeds off the host. yeah that’s what i understood.

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