The inglenook is found within
the interstices of many an English Inn
where many a weary traveller such as I
grateful of the warm fireside where flames begin
to kindle the creative mind, in whispering:
‘Firebrand, with pen in hand…
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Linda is hosting dVerse Quadrille tonight, and she has challenged us to write a poem of exactly 44 words including the word ‘inglenook.’ I love traditional English coaching inns, and quite a few still survive in my native Cumbria, many of them containing inglenooks where you can get cosy by the fire and shelter from the cold after a day walking the fells. I can’t imagine anything more heartwarming, especially at this time of year!
I set myself an extra challenge here of playing with ‘in’ sounds whilst trying to avoid sounding monotonous. I’ll leave it up to you to decide if I succeeded!