In the Cottage (a poem)

The Rugged Coast of Maine
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In the Cottage (A Poem)

In the cottage near the shoreline

of the rugged coast of Maine,

I enjoy the warmth and crackle

of our driftwood fire on a chilly

evening quite late in August

when thoughts of returning home

to hot New Jersey dampen our joy

of listening to the blare of foghorns

and tolling buoys marking channels

for fishing boats coming back to harbor.

Perhaps it won't be quite so bad if we

mosey back by way of Franconia

New Hampshire or Rutland town Vermont.

But the laughter of herring gulls and

the pungent smell of crashing waves

have become so much a part of me

that I'll have to tighten my belt until

apples blossom white once again.


I wrote this poemsome sixty years after going to the cottage in Maine each summer as a boy. That place still grabs me!

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jami l. pereira 5 years ago

Beautifully discriptive story , thanks for sharing:)


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juneaukid 5 years ago from Denver, Colorado Author

Thank you jami--I appreciate it.


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point2make 5 years ago

I enjoyed your poem. The rugged coast of Maine is my old stomping grounds. Your piece brings back some great memories thank-you for that. I hope you enjoyed your stay and will return again and again.


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juneaukid 5 years ago from Denver, Colorado Author

Thank you point2make. It was a place in my childhood and we have long since returned from Wyoming and Colorado from time to time.


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Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada

well done! I do love how you can write such lovely poetry and make people want to go there...


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juneaukid 5 years ago from Denver, Colorado Author

Thank you Rebecca-- I appreciate your commentary and your help in the past!


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Hello, hello, 4 years ago from London, UK

Absolutely awesome. It is so well written that I felt right there and smelled it and heard the sound. Thank you for the pleasure.


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juneaukid 4 years ago from Denver, Colorado Author

Thank you Hello,hello--glad you got to be in Maine


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Dolores Monet 4 years ago from East Coast, United States

Hi, Richard - so beautiful. We went to Maine once, so many years ago and I would love to go again. I can smell that fresh sea air just reading you poem.


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juneaukid 4 years ago from Denver, Colorado Author

Thanks Dolores. We get there from time to time. My son got married on Chebeague Island to a gal from Maine.


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QudsiaP1 4 years ago

I loved reading this. :)


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juneaukid 4 years ago from Denver, Colorado Author

Thank you QudsiaP1--I appreciate it.


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Storytellersrus 4 years ago from Stepping past clutter

i felt this way about minnesota when first i moved to the desert like mountains of colorado where lakes were called reservoirs and mosquitos rarely showed their needle point sucking noses for all to slap

nice


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juneaukid 4 years ago from Denver, Colorado Author

Thanks Storytellersrus. I still have a soft spot for Maine 60 years ago.

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