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~


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.


  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...

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

  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;

    Comfort Spiral
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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.

  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.

  6. What a wonderful post my friend.

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

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

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

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

    Thanks for sharing.

    Cassy from Acoustic Guitar Lessons

  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!

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

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

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

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

  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!

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

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

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

  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.

  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!

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

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

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

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