2.9.17

Night's Retreat

In this hut,
That stands on a hillock,
Covered with mosses, climbers and ferns,
Shimmers an old lantern,
Inviting lone, tired travellers,
To rest a while, breathe in fresh air.

The old lantern’s radiant light,
Gives many souls respite.
The off beaten path,
That only a few dare take,
Despite the odds, storms, rains and heat,
This hut with its old lantern is their night’s retreat.


20 comments:

  1. Yes, I can see how that old lantern would work while reading a poem or two.

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  2. lovely poem! a lantern looks really lovely at night esp in hills :)

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  3. A welcome read, capturing the mood.

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  4. Splendid form and such a delight to read. Greetings.

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  5. Sounds so hopeful. Lovely writing, Vandana.

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  6. This feels so welcoming... i would like to come visiting.

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  7. It is comforting for a traveler to see a lantern burning in the window, so inviting.

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  8. I think this hut is a place of delight and welcome.All those sould that it will have provided shelter for.

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  9. The thought of lanterns in the night always brings a mystery to one's skin and fills the night with a poetic dance. :) I love this.

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  10. Shelter from the storm, shelter from the world...what a lovely welcoming thing is this lantern.

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  11. Beautiful read. I'm left with the question, who lights the lantern?

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  12. Very calm and comforting indeed with the old lantern ~ Good to see you Vandana ~

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  13. Guidance and wisdom in the light. A safe-harbor offering shelter from the tumult of life's weariness. So powerfully written, Vandana.

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  14. What else would better lend such coziness for the wayfarer than a quaint lantern? Really enjoyed this!

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  15. A lantern in the darkness. Just lovely.

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  16. Despite the odds, storms, rains and heat,
    This hut with its old lantern is their night’s retreat

    There will always be something or somebody who in their
    wisdom provides life-saving facilities crucial to certain segments of society.

    Hank

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  17. It is good there is a hut waiting for them.

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  18. Such a welcome sight to a wearied traveler that would be indeed.

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  19. I welcome that light into my life.

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