Thursday, 8 March 2012

The white cottage with a beautiful door


The white cottage with a beautiful door
encircled by trees
deciduous ones
to fend off the wind
wild gales, storms from afar.

This functional slate roof
protects this beautiful cottage
by the very steep road
with a bend at the top
down which cyclists free wheel.

Big garden behind the white cottage
with a playhouse of wood
where children imagine,
here two cats sleep with
their fishy old dreams.

Chickens run freely right by the walls
scratching and pecking
til the ground is a mess
the eggs are all free range
laid hidden from sight.

This place seems near perfect
a storybook home
with flowers so pretty
someone lucky must live here,
this white cottage with the beautiful door.

32 comments:

Ola said...

sometimes however such houses hide their secrets...

Life and travelling
Cooking

the cuby poet said...

Ola: I go past this cottage often and wonder at its occupants.

Kevin Routh said...

You had me at "deciduous". :)
I LOVED this! What a great way you have with making the words in your poems flow and paint a picture. After reading this, I can close my eyes and "see" the cottage...
Sorry that I don't comment more on your poetry - you are one of my absolute favorite poets and I always look forward to your posts. :)

the cuby poet said...

Kevin Routh: Thank you so much for this. I aim to paint a picture with words(I am rubbish with a brush and paints!) and these words seem to work for you. I am so glad that you like my work, it is so important to me to get constructive feedback.I feel the pressure of being you favourite poet and will try to live up to this! :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Sounds like a neat place. Our chickens like to hide their eggs in sneaky places too.

the cuby poet said...

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm: It is a pretty little house near here.

Out on the prairie said...

Such a nice cottage to visit, I would love to visit here again

the cuby poet said...

out on the prairie: The cottage that inspired this does exist but don't forget there has been a certain amount of 'poets' license'!

John Gray said...

we have not got a beautiful door, but if we had , I would have stolen this poem! lovely

Ina in Alaska said...

This poem reads like a fairy tale. Delicious!

Linda said...

Sounds like perfection. Lovely images to take with me.

eileeninmd said...

Sounds like a real home and not just a "house". Thanks for sharing this cottage with the beautiful door.

CherryPie said...

It sound idyllic, I would can just imagine living there :-)

Al said...

I can picture this cottage!

the cuby poet said...

John Grey: Glad you liked this one.

the cuby poet said...

Ina in Alaska: It does doesn't it but it is a real place!

the cuby poet said...

Linda:I try to paint images with words so I am glad that this one is with you.

the cuby poet said...

eileeninmd: It is a real home I am sure not just a house!

the cuby poet said...

CherryPie: I have often gone past this cottage and thought the very same things!

the cuby poet said...

Al: It really is a pretty place.

Viola said...

What a lovely poem, you are really clever! =) I would like to walk there, in the surroundings of the cottage..

Have a nice weekend! :)

the cuby poet said...

Viola: Thank you for your comments. :)

Jenny said...

So great to read poems that aren't filled with inner angst. I look forward to more poems.

the cuby poet said...

Jenny: Welcome here. There is enough negativity in the world and as I live in such a beautiful part of this planet I draw inspiration from all around me to create my poems.

Crafty Green Poet said...

I love the cats' fishy dreams!

the cuby poet said...

Crafty Green Poet: Thanks, well I am sure they must dream of something!

Doris said...

Just came back from ten days in Glasgow and read this lovely poem. I'd like to live there myself!

the cuby poet said...

Daris: Good to hear that you are back safely. Thanks for reading this poem.

Chris Benjamin said...

I feel that way about my house. Except the chickens. I would like to have chickens.

the cuby poet said...

Chris Benjamin:I would like to have chickens too.

Roy said...

Sounds idyllic and very inviting Claire.
Estate Agents should hire you for their property descriptions.{:)

the cuby poet said...

Roy: Maybe I could start a new career !