Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership


daver austin Avatar daver austin - LIFETIME Premium Member daver austin - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail Go to Poets Blog Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled COTTAGE IN THE WOODS which was written by poet daver austin. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

Read Poems by daver austin

Best Daver Austin Poems

+ Fav Poet



It’s hazy
A scrim tints all shades the same – like the
Washed-yellow flowers fronting a shallow pond –
Making ghostly the cozy, little cottage beyond,
Which rises from the rushes and wild cover,
Nearly hidden by jack pine
And so dense – one, the foremost, in sad decline.

I pause, delay, to pick some wayward  blooms,
Grown curious what lay within the cottage rooms
Oh, it’s a summer thing this soulful bliss,
Thatched roof and potted-window muse,
Snow White and dwarfs, a true love’s kiss

A sudden, fishy plash, though, disturbs my reverie -
The weedy pond, all ripples reflection -
The whole become some cubist fantasy

Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment
  1. Date: 9/24/2012 9:41:00 AM
    I could feel the solitude and it seemed as the scene captivated you the fish broke into your fantasy world bringing back reality. Awesome write. love phyl

  1. Date: 8/10/2012 7:01:00 AM
    daver, What a lovely write this is! I felt the beauty and serenity in every line!

  1. Date: 8/3/2012 11:41:00 AM
    Really interesting, inventive and pretty, Dave and romantic to boot. The last two lines are striking.

  1. Date: 8/2/2012 2:30:00 PM
    Nice implied comment on what can happen when we gaze at reflections. Kept my imagination going!

  1. Date: 7/31/2012 2:10:00 PM
    ...a day where everything is perfect......Very good poem Daver, like it. - oxox hug Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 7/31/2012 8:37:00 AM
    This "cubist fantasy" is a beauty, Daver! Reminds me of here, but those overbearing weeds are no friend to boatmen, nor fish.:( The seaweed boats come in to remove most, when the fish have done spawning. Your "Cottage In The Woods" sounds fun and inviting! Great write, Daver!! Love, Mikki

  1. Date: 7/30/2012 3:19:00 PM
    Wow Daver; wild and quaint themes viewed through a radical ocular... (well done ) indeed.."

  1. Date: 7/30/2012 3:16:00 PM
    what an interesting one, Daver. sounds like it is only a cottage being imagined from the way you end the poem. You describe a blissful quaint scene. thanks for your sweet congrats to me. Yeah, if it were five hundred, I'd be squealing and running in circles like a school girl!

  1. Date: 7/30/2012 10:13:00 AM
    Wow.a wonderful sight for a country man.