The valley takes refuge in darkness

After twilight kissed the undulating landscape

Cottage light gains significance

Flickering flames light up the creaky wooden frames

Some light escape playfully through the slits 

Inhabitants pacing up and down the stilted floors

A misty night waits for a view from verandah

Holding a cup between the palm, a warm feeling

Runs through the criss-cross lines of life

Holding on to the moment, reminiscing memories

Heart’s narrative finds credence in a quiet night

Flickering lights and open flames are reassuring

Life’s simplicity is a delight to experience©