Homely Love

Homely Love


A heavy cloud descends upon the town

The sun has withdrawn its brilliant rays

A creeping mist winds its way along the streets

Few if any venture out into this damp landscape

Huddled around hearth and fire for warmth

Kettles whistle as crumpets are toasted by lurid flames

Night draws in to exclude the outside world

Street lights glimmer in the encroaching gloom

Supper and sleep beckon to escape the terrors of night

Deep slumber and a heavy rest send out their message

A new day lingers on the unseen horizon

The world waits expectantly for a new entrance

But here and now we drift into a world beyond

Where thought and desires are entwined

As the mundane fuses with fantasy

To illuminate a humbled soul which lives only for love

◄ A Silver Framed Photograph

A Curse or a Blessing ►


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keith jeffries

Tue 24th Mar 2020 10:38

John, Martin, Kevin, Charlotte, Po., Dorothy, Jennifer and Don,

Thank you all for your comments as they are much appreciated.


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John Marks

Mon 23rd Mar 2020 21:10

I really admired this poem Keith. I like the heavy stresses at the beginning of the lines and the thumping verbs - glimmer, slumber, linger - and also the whole tonal effect, like bells chiming. John

jennifer Malden

Mon 23rd Mar 2020 16:24

Hi Keith, agree absolutely with Martin. You really write beautiful poems. One can see this happening.


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Martin Elder

Fri 20th Mar 2020 21:54

You paint such a wonderful picture here Keith. I have got to say this is among one of your best.

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Don Matthews

Thu 19th Mar 2020 21:52

Yes, nicely written....

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Thu 19th Mar 2020 21:46

May Love be your constant companion Keith.

Beautifully written

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