Winter’s Night By Firelight

Winter's Night By Firelight
Winter’s Night By Firelight

Firelight bliss…

 

Light dances on walls like ballerinas pirouettes,
and shadows stretch to accommodate
the flames alive in hearths of stone,
and nestled in plush reading chairs
souls all wrapped in winter robes,
lost in stories long ago told,
read deep into the night.

Crackling wood and rising cinders commend,
the fire’s treat, its sober warmth arisen fine,
to keep the inside dry and bind
that room in oaken fragrance;
and by the hearth a hound all limp,
dreams inspired and toasted he,
in blissful sighs and snorts.

While winters frost on pane does crust,
the outside chill so far removed,
and streets deserted of human signs,
fall to winter’s scowl;
minds inside are truly lost
to worded dreams and sunny posts,
away from winter’s harsh reproach.

And ruby port in crystal glass
imbibes the glimmering firelight,
and sipped to warm from inside out,
a cozy bead of fire to bleach the day that’s been,
while words of flight waft in and out
of minds approaching slumber,
warm and safe by fireside delight.

Tony DeLorger © 2017

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Tony DeLorger

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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

6 thoughts on “Winter’s Night By Firelight

  • July 19, 2017 at 11:21 PM
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    Lovely fireside verse. Nicely penned and enjoyable to read. It brings back memories of evenings by the fireplace during cold and wet winters in the Pacific Northwest. I love it.

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  • July 19, 2017 at 11:52 PM
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    Glad you appreciated it Phyllis; nothing like an open fire on a winter’s night. Cheers!

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  • July 20, 2017 at 4:15 AM
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    This made me feel all warm and cosy, Tony. A predicted minimum of 2 degrees here tonight.

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  • July 20, 2017 at 7:11 AM
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    Thought it might warms us up a bit John. It’s certainly been a chilly winter so far. Cheers!

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  • July 20, 2017 at 7:11 AM
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    When ever I’ve had a chance to curl up beside a blazing fireplace, I’m there. Whether alone or with a lady by my side, it’s warmth and somewhat oozy feeling enters my very being. It’s flickering tongues of flame washing away all my stress, sipping a glass of something and enjoying fine company. Now what’s better than that. Nicely penned Tony, I felt the heat inside, but the cold can stay where it belongs in the far far north.

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  • July 20, 2017 at 7:36 PM
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    Glad you enjoyed it Vincent, Take care my friend.

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