Keep a light on

Frosted glass lamp
Timed to start its glow 
   an hour before sunset
Motif of sea foam
   and white waves

The welcome home
When daylight has gone away

Light fades earlier these chillier days
And the lamp's motif
   is a gentle reminder
Of seashore memories
That will arrive again

When the iced and frosted beach
   has melted

The waters are just an hour's drive away.