Christopher Morley

(5 May 1890 – 28 March 1957 / Haverford, Pennslyvania)

Dedication for a Fireplace


THIS hearth was built for thy delight,
For thee the logs were sawn,
For thee the largest chair, at night,
Is to the chimney drawn.

For thee, dear lass, the match was lit
To yield the ruddy blaze-
May Jack Frost give us joy of it
For many, many days.

Submitted: Tuesday, April 20, 2010

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