The Tiny House
The tiny house is unoccupied,
the dreams of the former occupants
grew too large–
they burst through windows
and drifted out the chimney.
But the walls hold their memories–
look carefully and you’ll see them,
colored tendrils, and small green vines
that twine in the shadows.
They left it all for the new owners—
dreams in the dust motes and memories
scattered like rugs,
they may bubble up like the champagne
they also left. So very thoughtful.
Tiny House by Claudia McGill, a gift from when we met in person recently
This is absolutely delightful, Merril! I love the idea of the dreams growing too large for the family but that their memories remained. Such a lovely view of a house’s stories.
Thank you so much! 😊
My pleasure. 🙂
Dreams are, lwft behind by the, former, residents, which, makes no more, exrra room for the next set of homeowners, and, the new homeowner, are, forced to, live someone else’s, dreams, and, that will become, problematic eventually…
Oh dear. I think that’s the nightmare house. 😏
The perfect accompaniment to Claudia’s house. (K l
I love the place that the Tiny House found in your poem. It’s such a happy thought. And the cycle can be repeated over and over, new dreams, new people. I love the idea.
Thank you, Claudia. I’m glad you like the poem, since your art inspired it. It is a happy thought to have the cycles repeated over and over! 😊
This is amazing Merril, so beautiful and nostalgic.
A delightful poem which would work for any size
That’s an excellent point! Thank you, Derrick.
I love, love, love this poem!! I see the lives of two happy families, and I’m grateful for them.
Oh, I love that you see that! Thank you, Liz!
You’re welcome, Merril. Those two families are so clearly there!
Both the gift and the poem are lovely. I love the idea of a house becoming tiny because the owners’ dreams become big and the dreams continue to “bubble up” even after the owners are gone.
Thank you very much, Marie. 😊
I think houses do become haunted by ‘the dreams of former occupants’ – that’s what I love about old buildings! 😊
Thank you, Ingrid. Yes, I agree. I don’t know that they have to be old, but some places you can definitely feel. . .something. 😊
LOL! This made me chuckle, Merril!
I see that tiny house has a place to collect thoughts, and certainly a place for certain memories. I like what you did with “twine.” 😉
Thank you very much. It is a very full empty tiny house! 🙂