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Monday, August 9, 2010

Cottage Dreams


I can see from the window a little brown house,
And the garden goes up to the top of the hill.
And the sun comes each day,
And slips down away
At the end of the garden an’ sleeps there . . . until
The daylight comes climbing up over the hill.

I do wish I lived in the little brown house,
Then at night I’d go up to the garden, an’ creep
Up . . . up . . . then I’d stop,
An’ lean over the top,
At the end of the garden, an’ so I could peep
And see what the sun looks like when it’s asleep.

14 comments:

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

What a charming verse (and pictures) that has put a smile on my face at the end of the day! :-)

DJan said...

How absolutely sweet! It is a smile maker, I love that picture, too...

donna baker said...

Jo, I love that picture and prose.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello Jo! Love the illustration and the poem. I hope your weather has cooled off..it was 102 at 6pm and they're saying 103 tomorrow with no rain in the forecast for the next few days. We're off to Canada on Friday..I just hope they're not getting hot temperatures in the Okanagan area where my daughter lives. Most people don't realize that some parts of Canada get temperatures in the 90's and 100's in the summer and have rattle snakes and tumbleweeds vineyards and orchards. We'll be up there in perfect time for good fruit..I'm going to get my fill! Have a wonderful Monday....Maura :)

Sandra said...

I would love ot have a little brown log cabin in a garden just like this

Tina Eudora said...

Lovely Jo! The poem is precious and I love the artwork! Do you know who wrote the poem!
Thanks for a bright moment in the day!
Tina xo

AshTreeCottage said...

Sweet poem. I am always dreaming of little cottages too!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

maggie's garden said...

So sweet...and the picture adorable.

bennie and patsy said...

That is so sweet.

shirley bligh said...

This is such a lovely poem a very happy one.

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

Yes, it is a sweet little verse--and I love the charming illustration. It is so quaint!

Barbara Anne said...

Verse and pictures are utterly charming! Thanks for sharing the whimsy!

Hugs!

Deanna said...

Dear One,
Stopping by to say hello and thank you for the sweet prayers and kind words. Appreciate this!
God bless,
d

Jeri Landers said...

What a neat little sailboat bed, it gives me lots and lots of ideas for an illustration.