Saturday, September 25, 2010

Writer's Island: Whimsy


My friend, Dorothy, has moved into
her father's old house
and has chosen

the word “whimsy” to describe
the back sun porch

with pink and green quilts and stones
and chimes and plants. But,
really, it describes

The whole house. The hallway
is turquoise and has
a phone niche

in which rests a turquoise phone.
The living room rug is
orange with

matching grout between the stones
of the fireplace. The kitchen
is bright pink.

Upstairs, next to the master bedroom
is a tiny room filled
with magic.

From floor to ceiling are drawers
containing treasures
collected from

around the world by her father. This
is where Dorothy now sits
in the morning

with a cup of coffee to contemplate
her life and write in
her journal

and let the whimsies that surround
her keep her young
and playful.


Anonymous said...

Nice,though I'm not so sure about that colour scheme!

Greyscale Territory said...

Wonderful how a totally new environment can be soaked into the spirit and inspire the creative impulse! Delightful, poetic ideas!

Jeeves said...

Colours and house! Beautiful

Mary said...

This house makes me smile! It must be fun to visit her there. I admire anyone surrounded with whimsy like this!

Tilly Bud said...

I want to live there! It sounds like Villekulla Cottage.

Bloggin'withAmanda said...

I can imagine being in a house like this it would make life interesting!

Diane T said...

I love turquoise! What a whimsical description of your friend Dorothy's house!

Marie Elena said...

You're description makes it sound soooooo inviting!

pwf said...

a gentle pleasure.
life has far too much beige

Cassiopeia Rises said...

Wonderful wonderful. What a lovely place to live. Enjoyed reading this very much. Thanks....


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