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COTTAGE IN THE WOODS

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COTTAGE IN THE WOODS

COTTAGE IN THE WOODS

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

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  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.