Joyce Chelmo


Warm Light & Solace - Poem by Joyce Chelmo

I have this little round
dark wood table,
it’s an antique claw-foot
with a small drawer.
Can’t remember where
I got it... probably a furnished
apartment some time in my life.

It sits in the southwestern corner
of my dinning-room;
between the bookcase
that holds
my cookbooks and favorite chaps,
and a window.

A simple black metal lamp
with a shade
the color of vanilla ice-cream
sits there perfectly centered.

The room is clean and aromatic
of vanilla and cinnamon.

After dark I enjoy the ambiance
of the soft yellow light
reflecting on the white hardwood floor.

I’m not sure why warm lights soothe me.


Comments about Warm Light & Solace by Joyce Chelmo

  • (6/6/2006 4:26:00 AM)


    A wonderfully descriptive write Joyce - I was there, enjoying the ambience, the aroma the warm light....ahh - soothing indeed! Kind regards, Justine (Report) Reply

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  • (4/27/2006 8:51:00 AM)


    A warm, lovely descriptive poem of a place I'd love to sit and put my feet up... Warm light - yes. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 27, 2006



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