Inglenook – A Quadrille

photography of wood burning on fire pit
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White breath
in cold air
Rosy cheeks
glowing in firelight
as it dances 
in soulful eyes
warms the spirit
as joyful conversation
is fluid and flowing
Intimate moments
that have given life
to memories never
to be forgotten
living in the heart forever
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Linda Lee Lyberg from Charmed Chaos is hosting Monday
Quadrille at D'Verse Poets tonight and has prompted
us with the word "Inglenook"
For those of you not familiar with the word, here is a definition:
INGLENOOK (noun,English)- A close intimate corner
by a fireplace where people gather for warmth;
from ingle, a hearth (Scots)
Source: OtherWORDly words both strange
and lovely from around the world.

We are to write a quadrille which is a poem of exactly
44 words excluding the title. 

  16 comments for “Inglenook – A Quadrille

  1. Christine Bolton
    December 16, 2020 at 10:43 pm

    Yes, just pulling from memories Sanaa 🙂💕

  2. sanaarizvi
    December 16, 2020 at 2:22 pm

    This is incredibly heartening, Christine 🙂

  3. December 15, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Such fondness shared with this.

    • Christine Bolton
      December 15, 2020 at 8:26 pm

      Yes, happy memories ☺️

  4. December 15, 2020 at 3:10 pm

    Your poem is heartwarming, Christine!

    • Christine Bolton
      December 15, 2020 at 8:26 pm

      Thank you Lynn. I hope you are well ☺️💕

  5. December 15, 2020 at 8:15 am

    So tender and sweet.Love the memories created!

    • Christine Bolton
      December 15, 2020 at 3:49 pm

      Thank you Linda 🥰

  6. December 15, 2020 at 6:43 am

    I really enjoyed all of your references to the body. They give them poem a body of its own – I actually reread it to make sure that I didn’t miss any of your references 🙂


    • Christine Bolton
      December 15, 2020 at 8:19 am

      Thank you so much David. I’m happy you liked it 🙂

  7. December 15, 2020 at 3:13 am

    Ah those firelight memories! So beautiful 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      December 15, 2020 at 8:18 am

      Yes, there’s something so romantic about sitting around a fire 🥰 Thanks Ingrid.

  8. December 14, 2020 at 11:28 pm

    What a lovely, heartwarming poem Christine

    • Christine Bolton
      December 15, 2020 at 8:17 am

      Thanks so much 🥰

      • December 15, 2020 at 9:20 am

        You’re welcome 😉

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