Marilyn Shepperson

(4th September 1949 / Hounslow. Middx)

A Log Fire


It's sleeting outside and there's a biting wind
The sort that goes right through you
And freezes you to the marrow
The sun is setting and it's dark with clouds
So, don't sit by the window, staring at the gloom
And stay well away from the door
Draw your chair up closer; enjoy my warmth
Gaze into my flames of scarlet and gold
Pay no heed to the spit of pine logs
As my heat splits them, the sap sparks green
Dream as I relieve the aches of joints
That winter has painfully chilled
Dream as I also ease your sorrows
And make the world seem a better place
I am your friend; I'll burn all night
Come, bring on the muffins for me to toast.

Submitted: Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Edited: Monday, October 03, 2011

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  • Lozaan Khumbah (11/8/2011 11:35:00 PM)

    Its a big departure from 'the horse chestnut tree'. The other talks about wood being made into furniture and the stump left alone. Atleast. Bt it is being burnt here. Bt still both are beautiful. I think d departure made both beautiful in their own right.. (Report) Reply

  • Jim Troy (10/9/2011 9:49:00 PM)

    This one just makes you want to step right on up to the fire and enjoy it, so I did
    and got a warmth as expected. Great poem

    Jim Troy (Report) Reply

  • Raul Castelan (6/7/2007 7:07:00 PM)

    Oh, my, what a wonderful work you displayed here with your fire. It made me feel as if I was there all along. BRAVO! ! ! (Report) Reply

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