a warm retreat

A quadrille for dVerse poets hosted by Linda Lee Lyberg…

in heart of home
is hearth of stone
a cozy inglenook

all those who roam
are welcomed home
to familiar inglenook

tired souls feel inspired
near kindle logs fired
in blazing inglenook

after supper, table clear,
fond stories beg to hear
by comforting inglenook

INGLENOOK (noun, English) – A close intimate corner by a fireplace where people gather for warmth; from “ingle”, a hearth (Scots).


19 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. janicead
    Jan 04, 2021 @ 12:30:23



  2. purplepeninportland
    Dec 17, 2020 @ 13:18:52

    I feel like I am there, comfort surrounding me.


  3. Christine Bolton, Poetry for Healing
    Dec 16, 2020 @ 22:02:45

    Oh so welcoming Lynn! Just lovely ๐Ÿฅฐ


  4. sanaarizvi
    Dec 16, 2020 @ 13:45:46

    This is incredibly sweet and comforting! ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’


  5. -Eugenia
    Dec 16, 2020 @ 08:47:06

    So very lovely and heartfelt!


  6. msjadeli
    Dec 15, 2020 @ 22:31:36

    It’s a wondrous hub for many things and you’ve done it honor with your poem.


  7. Tricia Sankey
    Dec 15, 2020 @ 15:16:43

    The word inglenook does draw the reader in here, like a chant, love the rhythm and rhyme! ๐Ÿ’•


  8. Bjรถrn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Dec 15, 2020 @ 15:10:30

    What a wonderful place… stories told… we need more of that.


  9. Helen Dehner
    Dec 15, 2020 @ 14:55:12

    You have captured the heart and soul of an inglenook experience!


  10. Linda Lee Lyberg
    Dec 15, 2020 @ 11:01:23

    Lynn- this is so beautiful and rhythmic!


  11. Lucy
    Dec 15, 2020 @ 10:54:47

    Indeed so warm and comforting. I love how with each stanza and verse, itโ€™s like Iโ€™m being called to the inglenook. A very beautiful and vivid piece!


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