Saturday, May 15, 2010

Writing Abode


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

 Only a couple of days left to enter the $40 Gift Certificate Giveaway HERE

Visit How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday 
A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday 
 Blue Monday at Smiling Sally
Weekly Words to Live By at A Cottage Industry
Show Off Your Cottage Monday at House in the Roses






Making Your Home Sing Monday, hosted by Mom’s the Word
Gathering at the Well, hosted by At the Well

Happy Homemaker Monday, hosted by Diary of a Stay at Home Mom
Homemaking Mondays, hosted by 11th Heaven’s Homemaking Haven


29 comments:

  1. Oh I love it! I so want one of these!!! I do want to live in a cottage with a garden!!♥♥♥♥
    Happy Pink Saturday!
    Hugs, Lisa

    ReplyDelete
  2. Really?! You wrote this?!!!!! WOW! I want this to happen to me. Although, you sound like goldilocks a bit. =] There are several pictures in your words and photos that run deep with me. Thanks for this lovely post!!!

    Love, katy

    ReplyDelete
  3. What a creative post and beautiful pictures. How peaceful and relaxing.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hi Katy,

    I wrote this a long time ago. I've written poetry most of my life, since I was a little girl. I went through a stage about 10 years ago where I wrote and wrote and wrote. When I wrote this, these are the kinds of places I imagined in my mind.

    Thank you for your sweet comment!

    Nancy

    p/s My Mom painted the painting of the thatched cottage with the bridge in front.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Nancy, you just made my day! Loved this!!
    xoxo Pattie

    ReplyDelete
  6. gorgeous photos and such lovely verses!
    thank you.

    ReplyDelete
  7. What powerful imagery you have in your writing!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thank you for such a lovely post. I felt my heart quickening as you shared the amazing pictures. It was like a brief vacation :).
    I especially love the first picture with the sea of blue flowers and then the house with the pond in front of it. Beautiful poem, too.

    Hope you're having a great weekend,
    Erin

    ReplyDelete
  9. Oh Nancy! these are just stunning pictures!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Just beautiful!! I especially love the flowers and greenery.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Oh, what a beautiful post! Your writing is wonderful and the pictures just go along with it so beautifully! I wanna live there too! :)
    thanks for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

    ReplyDelete
  12. So beautiful words, so pretty place.

    Hugs
    Charo

    ReplyDelete
  13. Lovely! I think the best homes are blessed with a welcoming garden :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. What a charming post, Nancy. Happy Blue Monday.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Your blue makes my heart go pitter pat. I adore it.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Love it!! Beautiful words and the pictures draw me with a longing to sit a spell and enjoy!

    ReplyDelete
  17. This is just the most wonderful post. I felt as if I were strolling along enjoying it all with you. Fabulous choices for Blue Monday. Thank you for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  18. These are beautiful pictures, and fit the poem perfectly! I would love to have some of these lovely homes and gardens.

    Thanks for sharing and uplifting us with all this beauty today, and thank you for posting!

    ~ Nan

    ReplyDelete
  19. Wouldn't it be lovely to own one of these cottages. I guess I'll just have to add touches of it to the house I now have. The pictures and writing are beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Beautiful words and a beautiful verse. All in all an inspirational post today. Thank you for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  21. How very enchanting; I think these pictures and the words depict many a one's dream of sweet cottage living. I am charmed,
    Kathy

    ReplyDelete
  22. Wonderful gardens and cottages... the pics fit your verse beautifully.
    ...Karen

    ReplyDelete
  23. Oh what gorgeous images; is there anything more atmospheric than an English thatched cottage? I feel as if I could write VOLUMES in one of those settings!
    But I'd have to have a cat; they just suit the surroundings. My dog would not approve.
    Cass

    ReplyDelete
  24. Oh what a fabulous post! I would love to live in one of those lovely cottages! More specifically, the third picture from the top! When I saw the white arbor and bench, I had to show my mother because it looks like the one my father built on their property in Maine. I love your poem. Your mother is very talented! The picture she painted is lovely.

    ~ Tracy

    ReplyDelete
  25. What a beautiful enchanted stroll through wonderful sceneries and gardens... thank you for taking me along... and for participating in "Show Off Your Cottage Monday".... is always nice seeing you at the house in the roses...

    cielo

    ReplyDelete
  26. I felt like Goldilocks! very beautiful! Lezlee

    ReplyDelete
  27. Beautiful verse and beautiful photos! Cottages and gardens just naturally go together. Thanks for sharing and Happy Pink Saturday.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

    ReplyDelete
  28. What a lovely poetic journey, thank you for sharing.
    Jacqui

    ReplyDelete

I love hearing from my readers. I appreciate the time you take to post a comment and I read them all.