By Lantern Light

I love the days getting short because we get post dusk time to linger and relax before bedtime. And what better light to linger by than lantern light. Well maybe candlelight is better but lantern light does have its charm and nostalgia. Enjoy the poem.

Latern Light

By Lantern Light

Hushed sound of the past
Hiss of camping
Light of wilderness life,
of dusk at the cottage.

Lantern light casting shadows
My hand dark over the page

A peacefulness
as darkness like frost
          grows from ground up
          to dimming sky above the trees

The lantern feels safe
Feels comforting
Extends useful day

Time for peanuts in the shell
Time for cards
and beer and friends
Time for owl howls
and frog complaints
For quaking leaves to quiet
as they tuck into night

Lantern light reminds me of Dad
and childhood
and love of nature
          remote nature.

About createthedawn

Dawn’s calling is for her poetry to make our world a positive place. She believes in the power of poetry to process, to focus, to align, and to find our way to happiness and fulfillment. Thus, her pen-name is CreatetheDawn. Follow Dawn's work on this blog and in her books to help fill your world with wit, wisdom, and wonder.
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