Monday, May 7, 2012

Cottage Dreaming

The cottage homes of England/By thousands on her plains."
        ~ Felicia Hermans

The Little Home

The little house is not too small
To shelter friends who come to call.
Though low the roof and small its space
It holds the Lord's abounding grace,
And every simple room may be
Endowed with happy memory.

The little house, severely plain,
A wealth of beauty may contain.
Within it those who dwell may find
High faith which makes for peace of mind,
And that sweet understanding which
Can make the poorest cottage rich.

The little house can hold all things
From which the soul's contentment springs.
'Tis not too small for love to grow,
For all the joys that mortals know,
For mirth and song and that delight
Which make the humblest dwelling bright.

~Edgar A Guest


Country Gal said...

Lovely poem and picture ! I love the little cottages and villages in England . Have a good day !

Nellie said...

A wonderful poem! Beautiful picture, too. England is someplace I'd love to visit at some point, yet my pennies just don't seem to stretch far enough to get there and back via boat.:-)
I hope you are having a good Monday!

Clara said...

I love English cottages and that poem has always been one of my favorites. Have a lovely evening.

DJan said...

Nothing too awfully humble about that beautiful cottage, Jo. Lovely poem and picture... :-)

Bernideen said...

Who wouldn't want to live there? I'm ready!

Michelle said...

Oh my.... I would love to plop that cottage down in the woods on my farm. Just a nice spot for me and some quiet time!

Ann Summerville said...

I miss all the little English villages. The oldest we have here are a collection of log cabin homes set up like a village - very basic and without charm.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

You always, always find such beautiful poems , full of meaning.. and I love them so much!
Thank you, thank you

Anonymous said...

Wonderful !!! I love cottages and cottage gardens. My great gardening idol was Geoff Hamilton. He made such beautiful cottage gardens !!

Stella Jones said...

oh such pretty cottages and mine looks pretty good today too! Love the picture and the poem.

L. D. said...

Thatched roofed houses are so wonderful.

Vicki Boster said...

Ohhh I could be so happy in a little cottage like that!! The photo is lovely!