The House On Mason Road, In Sandwich, NH

17 Jun

The house on Mason Road

is set in the woods with a dirt driveway.

                                                —Mail box leaning

is the only indication of an entranceway.

Both for the snowplows and visitors.

—One, hopefully will miss—

The other, with blinker on

                                                —will turn in

Around the wooded curve to a clearing

where there, sits a house on Mason Road.

King, Princes, and Queen of the peaceful

Open Fire Tribe, harmoniously reside;

surrounded by pines, hardwoods,

                                                — and one apple tree.

Two Princes protect the entrance

With a bold plastic pink flamingo

                                                —ready to pounce

On imaginary villains who mean to do “good” harm!

Prince Popo? First with a plastic hammer; if the shadow has a cast.

Prince Gavyn? Waits for introductions, ducking once or twice

in the invisible clash… eventually both smile with relief

as they are greeted with the sight of bright  white teeth,

                                                —giving the signal to continue,

to all walk towards the fire

with hugs and handshakes when possible

                                                —Since most of them have their arms full.

Bringing food, twigs, beer, wine, whiskey, and wood

for an evening’s non-occasion meeting of the Fireside Tribe.

Conversation and laughter overtakes everything

as tradition prescribes,

                                                —they put all things,

other than their ancestors,

 And their continued fellowship



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16 responses to “The House On Mason Road, In Sandwich, NH

  1. annell4

    June 19, 2017 at 8:59 am

    The fireside tribe, I would like to attend.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. gillena

    June 19, 2017 at 3:37 am

    Luv the atmosphere of the house, cozy with camaraderie

    Happy you linked to my Sunday Standard this week

    Much love…

    Liked by 1 person

  3. magicalmysticalteacher

    June 18, 2017 at 11:52 pm

    A heart-warming poem!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Magaly Guerrero

    June 18, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    Love the line breaks, the wee stops that made me take a closer look at certain details. Vivid.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. 1sojournal

    June 18, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    An evening bonfire, my forever favorite. Thank you,


    Liked by 1 person

  6. Sumana Roy

    June 18, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    Aw…A true palace of joy! Thanks for taking us in!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. thotpurge

    June 18, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    Such a lovely evening by the fire… vividly described.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Mary

    June 18, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    You set this scene so well and carried it out beautifully. Love the photo as well. Looks like it was from a very happy time.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. mhatter99

    June 18, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    A moment brought to life to enjoy again

    Liked by 1 person


    June 18, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    A home is a castle and this one has some royal drama.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. sanaarizvi

    June 18, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    This is so incredibly vivid! I felt like I was there 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Sherry Marr

    June 18, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    And I have to ask… they sell many sandwiches in Sandwich, NH? Smiles.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Sherry Marr

    June 18, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    What a glorious gathering! Makes me wish to join in, guard-flamingo aside. LOL.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)

    June 18, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    Love the wonderful image of that house… I think that I would love to find the company inside.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Beverly Crawford

    June 18, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    There’s nothing like fireside for camaraderie. You took us down Mason Road. Thank you!

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Laura Bloomsbury

    June 18, 2017 at 9:08 am

    You gave the reader such an inviting look at the house just had to follow the drive to the fireside. An intriguing place of paraphernalia and company. I also liked the stop and see hyphened pauses – brilliant

    Liked by 1 person


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