The Lantern

The Lantern


A lantern burns outside the door

it is never extinguished

A welcome and hospitality are assured

a knock and the door opens

A room with a fire burns in the grate

an armchair is close by

A hot drink is brought followed by food

then a bedroom upstairs is ready and waiting

Clean sheets and several blankets

bring a deep sleep without fear

The morning light enters the room

a sunny day with a crust of frost

A bath is drawn in which to luxuriate

then dressed and down to breakfast

A pot of hot tea with toast and marmalade

then farewell and out into a new day

Leaving as entered but restored

◄ Winter´s Doldrums

Wisdom ►



Thu 10th Jan 2019 17:34

Peace and calm summed up Keith.

It really IS the little things my friend.


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keith jeffries

Thu 10th Jan 2019 08:31

Taylor, John and Don,

Thank you for your comments. One frequently finds that we create our own stress. The generosity and hospitality of others is a blessing and we can do the same for others. We don´t need to drive ourselves into the ground but stop and take stock of what is already on offer in life and enjoy it to the full.

Thank you again,


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Don Matthews

Thu 10th Jan 2019 08:26

Sounds a perfect day Keith. No hassles. no troubles. Just a nice bit of luxury 😎

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Taylor Crowshaw

Thu 10th Jan 2019 06:45

Beautiful Keith. Thank you 💕

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