Friday, August 19, 2011

No place to go....


The happiest nights
I ever know
Are those when I've
No place to go,
And the missus says
When the day is through:
"To-night we haven't
A thing to do."

Oh, the joy of it,
And the peace untold
Of sitting 'round
In my slippers old,
With my pipe and book
In my easy chair,
Knowing I needn't
Go anywhere.

Needn't hurry
My evening meal
Nor force the smiles
That I do not feel,
But can grab a book
From a nearby shelf,
And drop all sham
And by myself.

Oh, the charm of it
And the comfort rare;
Nothing on earth
With it can compare;
And I'm sorry for him
Who doesn't know
The joy of having
No place to go.

~Edgar Guest~

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I think there are times when perhaps we can all relate to this poem. We love our get-togethers with family and friends, but a quiet evening at home is oh so enjoyable.

26 comments:

  1. What a lovely poem Denise, it rings so true....
    We enjoy visiting and spending time with friends, but ooh, a night at home in each other's company, is what we love...
    ~Jo

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  2. Oh so true Denise - time at home is so pleasurable and becoming more so. What a lovely poem. A x

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  3. AMEN.
    When we moved to Honolulu from the neighbor island we were thrilled that there is SO much NOT to do over here!


    Aloha from Waikiki;


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  4. Today,Saturday and Sunday,we have nothing to do and do not want to go anywhere,the first time for ages.
    This lovely poem is so apt after a hectic summer,with visitors and traveling.Thank you for sharing.
    Carolyn.

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  5. The old phrase that 'fish and visitors smell after three days' has a strong grounding in truth. Nothing to do and nowhere to go is almost essential in my life.

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  6. What a wonderful post my friend.

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  7. I had to smile reading this, Denise. We had one of those evenings tonight and it was very lovely indeed.

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  8. How wonderful it is to do nothing all day, and then to sit down afterwards and rest.

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  9. Oh, I can relate to this. I loved the sketch and the poem.

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  10. yes- there are times when I can relate to your poem.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Cassy from Acoustic Guitar Lessons

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  11. I can't tell you, the last time we did go out for the night, and I wouldn't have it any other way!

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  12. The best(especially in the winter).
    Jane x

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  13. So true, so true. I'm looking forward to one of those when we return to Brisbane.

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  14. Yes, Denise, my time is the best time. Loved the poem, it says it all readlly.

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  15. I enjoy quite a bit of time by myself.

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  16. I always make sure that we have lots of time to do our own thing, or not, as the case may be.
    Having too full a schedule stresses me out!
    Lovely poem Denise!

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  17. Cute poem! On the other hand, I tend to stay home too much and need to get out and about! lol.

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  18. I really like going places and doing things but often staying in with the family is just the thing.

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  19. You're so right!!! I loved the poem!
    And...Happy birthday to your baby!!!
    May he has love and health everyday!!!

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  20. We just had company last week - I can relate to the poem. Still trying to decide to go out tonight or rest at home.

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  21. Oh but I love rushing home and staying at home too! A lot of people can really relate to that, Denise!

    Belated happy bday to Brad and I'll check the critters guide soon!

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  22. Oh, this is lovely...I am very much a homebody.

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  23. A very nice blog and thought id say hello. Richard from the Amish community of Lebanon,Pa.

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  24. Very lovely poem and the little house is so nice and comfy looking.

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  25. Love this! So glad I scrolled down! Hmm, perhaps I should take up pipe smoking!

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