Thursday, July 5, 2007

The Little House


I want to have a little house with sunlight on the floor,
A chimney with a rosy hearth and lilacs by the door,
With windows looking East and West,
And a crooked apple tree,
And room beside the golden fence, for hollyhocks to be,
And room beside the golden fence, for hollyhocks to be.

Oh, all my life I’'ve wander’d ’round,
But the heart is quick at knowing,
Its own roof and its own bush,
And its own boughs ablowing,
And when I find that little house,
At noon or dusk, or dawn,
I'’ll walk right in and light the fire,
And put the kettle on,
I'’ll walk right in and light the fire,
And put the kettle on.

~~by Nancy Byrd Turner






The beautiful "Hollyhocks at Anne of Green Gables" painting is by Christine Montague.

3 comments:

  1. I love the poem, and the illustrations go with it so perfectly!

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  2. PS: Are you getting any flooding where you live? We used to live in Grapevine for a couple of years. So, I've been paying special attention to all of the flooding they've been talking about in north Texas and southern Oklahoma.

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  3. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your concern, Elizabeth. Blessedly, we are not in the flooding, despite living not too far from the Trinity. But where it has occurred, it's been just awful.

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Thanks for posting. I really appreciate it.