Saturday, October 15, 2011

Creative Souls Story Time #23 - Old Houses

This is the poem given for our inspiration:

Old Houses by: Jennie Romano

I like old houses, with steps that sag, and worn picket fences running zig-zag.
Like little children playing tag, happy old houses, with thresholds worn thin,
By young ones and old ones who walked out and in.
I like old houses, that squat in the rain, that have welcomed the years
and sheltered the pain, of knowing they wait for a loved one in vain.
Crazy old houses that bask in the sun, browned like a crusty, flaky bun.
I like old houses that patiently wait, for a new friend's hand on the creaky gate-
Knowing that love is never too late.  Houses sagacious-like prophets of old;
Knowing so many things they never have told.


6 comments:

  1. I can see why you like this poem, Bill,, and I love what you've created here.

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  2. A beautiful sagging old house! I love the poem and you have illustrated it well. Hugs xx

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  3. Fantastic, Sir William. I have missed so many creations on numerous blogs and will be off line again next week.

    I hope to get a try at this challenge before I leave town.

    Carolyn

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  4. What a gorgeous old house love it...the guy ain't bad either!!!

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  5. Old houses DO have souls, don't they? And this piece is so powerful.....I love it, Bill.

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  6. The poem is so beautiful and you illustrated it so well.

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