Poetry Friday: Dream House

I challenged myself to write a poem every day in April for poetry month, and even though I am writing this post with one day left, I’m confident that I’ll make it. During the month I wrote rhyming and non-rhyming poems, free verse, haiku, cinquain, a Magic 9, a nonet, poems with lots of questions, and poems inspired by other works. Hopefully, poetry writing has become a habit that I will continue.

I picked two poems for today. The first was inspired by a dream I had where I was in an art gallery pondering a painting of a solitary house in a hilly landscape. The second came to me as I was pulling weeds.

Dream House

The single window beckons.
I gaze at the red façade,
the light clouded in the sky
and wonder –
Who lives here?
Does she gather rocks,
tend a garden,
care for another?
Does she lead a solitary life?
Lonely, yet fulfilling?
What lies beyond that single window?
Still wondering, I move on.


On a warm spring afternoon
even the weeds are welcoming.
Patches of creamy buttercups
like walking on sunshine,
delicate Stars of Bethlehem.
Others with poetic names –
Wild Violet,
Hairy Bittercress.
A peek of color after the snow,
harbingers of summer’s show.

Matt at Radio, Rhythm, and Rhyme has the roundup for today, so be sure to visit for lots of poetry fun.

And check out the conclusion of the 2021 Progressive Poem posted by Michele Kogan at More Art 4 All.

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12 Responses to Poetry Friday: Dream House

  1. Linda Mitchell says:

    Rose, these poems are lovely. The mystery of that window and what lies behind…those flower names: Star of Bethlehem, buttercups. I enjoyed my visit here. Congratulations for making poem writing a habit. I know you can keep it up! You have too many good poems to let the habit drop now.

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  2. So thoughtful and inspiring, Rose – indeed, even the weeds are welcoming!

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  4. Love the wondering questions–I can see that window in my mind, and imagine the woman looking out.

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  5. Cathy M says:

    Rose, these are beautiful poems. I love this line in the second poem: “harbingers of summer’s show.” It really speaks and gives weeds a bit of importance they rarely see from the world.

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  6. Hooray for you and your daily poetry habit! I went to the garden for my final post of the month, too–endless inspiration! I love “even the weeds are welcoming.”

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  7. lindabaie says:

    I love the variety that you wrote during the month, Rose. And I too wonder about paintings, if from someplace or someone ‘real’. You’ve shown that well in your first poem. As for welcoming weeds, yet, even they have a place in the growth in spring. I do love those final two rhyming lines. Now, Happy May!

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  8. haitiruth says:

    Congratulations on your NPM project, and long may your daily poetry habit live! These are both lovely! Ruth, thereisnosuchthingasagodforsakentown.blogspot.com

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  9. cvarsalona says:

    The last two lines of your second poem are wonderful. Congratulations on finishing another challenge, Rose.

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