Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Hidden by Roses


Where the rustic porch was hidden by roses, red and white,
And honeysuckle laden with wealth of blossoms bright,
And the brier gave its sweetness at the dewy evening hour,
And the violet its perfume to the kissing of the shower;
Where bird and insect singing from the cherry-laden tree,
Were answered from the clover fields by humming of the bee:
Where dozing in the shadow the faithful watch-dog laid,
And flashing through the scented grass the tiny kittens played;
And where life's chain unbroken by loved ones forced to roam,
Shone bright, undim'd by sorrows in the heart's remembered home.


--William H. Bushnell

5 comments:

Judy Williams said...

What a delight. Love the poem too. What style of architecture is that? California Fairy Tale?

Trish said...

Bushnell..as in the name of a street in SoPas?

I thought he was an East Coaster?

but it is a beautiful description of that house and most of SoPas!

TheChieftess said...

Charming little home...and actually Judy, I think that's South Pasadena Fairy Tale architectural style...

Anonymous said...

How do you always manage to find a perfect poem for a picture? This is beautiful.

Laurie said...

Thanks, you guys!