Saturday, June 25, 2011

Writing Abode

I set out for a traipse
Through woodland of the green
To take a breath of purest air
To renew my senses keen

Enjoying was I my little stroll
When the thicket I came upon
Gave way to scarcely a path
Beckoning me to continue on

I followed minutely a trail
Which lead me to this place
Where a quaint little cottage
Had grown flowers as her face

She stood rather small
And wore a hat of mossy thatch
Lined with ribbon about the brim
That lead to a pond of rainwater catch

Morning glory enshrouded glass eyes
In dark I know must glow
Had I not looked for them
I fear that they would never show

Her mouth was of the deepest red
Where the antique rose now grows
And above it there, entwined by ivy
A wreath grew gaily as her nose

I stepped back and looked once more
Into those eyes of glory growing blue
Their temptation proved far too much
So I fulfilled my desire to peer on through

I could see small lamps were lit
Casting warmth of fragile glow
I grew lost, encumbered by thought
Penetrate did this my soul

I then caught wind of aromatic proportion
That comes only from the rose
I believed it a polite gesture
I thought it an invitation to impose

Resisting not I stepped inside
And lunged down upon a chair
Then looked back out the window
To see the view from there

I saw such a beautiful rainbow
Lending end for even more to see
There, a plethora of flowers had grown,
I dreamed...were they there for me?

I noticed beyond all color
Encroaching was there the deepest thicket
But wiser was my cottage host
Who guarded herself with a line of white picket

Up above, I could see the sky
Of blue sheets and white pillows
And straight ahead, near the path
She had lined herself with willows

I never wanted to forget this-
This place I before never knew
I wanted to stay here forever
Though I longed to share it all with you

I thought that I might leave
To go back home and fetch you
And bring you to this mesmerizing place
So you could feel its charisma too

But afraid that I may not again find
This cottage with her lovely face
I thought that I should write it down
As never to forget this charming place

So I settled myself quite comfortably in
With pen and paper and mode
And began to relay the story of how
I found my writing abode

Nancy Roberts ©2001

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  1. A wonderful story and totally gorgeous cottages and gardens. Loved walking around them with you.

  2. Oh my goodness Nancy!
    Happy Pink Saturday:))

    I think the last time I stopped by you were knee deep in snow!!
    Happy Summer!

    Kay Ellen

  3. Sort of "Alice In Wonderland" to me. Perfect as usual, I felt as though you were my guide!

    My Best

  4. Wonderful poem....lovely cottages....
    There is just something magical about a thatched roof.
    Thank your for sharing.

    Hope your weekend has been pinkishly beautiful

  5. I've so enjoyed our little stroll! What lovely imagery.... thanks for sharing them with us as Show Off Your Cottage Monday!


  6. Wonderful Nancy. Thank you for sharing it was a pleasant visit. I enjoyed your poem and pictures. You are one who goes within and shares without. Such a lovely gift.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  7. Beautiful! I wish I could write in a place like this. I just happened upon your site and now I am glad I did. Thank you for sharing!

  8. This is so beautifully written! I am glad I found your blog whilst doing a google search for Ralph Lauren Tablescape examples. I love the scenery you paint with your lovely words! ❤

  9. This is so beautifully written!! I adore the imagery you evoke with your wonderful glad I stumbled upon your blog inadvertently whilst doing a google search for Ralph Lauren Tablescape examples. You are gifted! ❤


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