When everyone had goneI sat in the libraryWith the small silent tree,She and I alone.How softly she shone!And for the first time thenFor the first time this year,I felt reborn again,I knew love's presence near.Love distant, love detachedAnd strangely without weight,Was with me in the nightWhen everyone had goneAnd the garland of pure lightStayed on, stayed on.*
*May Sarton, "Christmas Light" - from Collected Poems, W.W. Norton, 1993
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