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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

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  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

  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

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

  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!


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

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

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

  7. What powerful imagery you have in your writing!

  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,

  9. Oh Nancy! these are just stunning pictures!

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

  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 ;)

  12. So beautiful words, so pretty place.


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

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

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

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

  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.

  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

  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.

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

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

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

  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.

  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

  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...


  26. I felt like Goldilocks! very beautiful! Lezlee

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


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


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