The Cabin by the Lake- A Poem

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The Cabin


Where the winding way divides

The southern path we’d take

Beneath the towering pines

To the cabin by the lake

...

As children we would run

And precious memories make

So many years ago

At the cabin by the lake

...

At Christmas we would go

And all our presents take

To frolic in the snow

Near the cabin by the lake

...

When you and I were wed

And honeymoon did take

We joined ourselves as one

In the cabin by the lake

...

Mamma and Poppa’s ashes

They both bade me to take

And scatter on the hill

O’er the cabin by the lake

...

And when my journey ends

And life I must forsake

I wish to draw my final breath

In the cabin by the lake


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Rosemay50 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

I love this poem Will. The cabin by the lake must be a very special place with some very special memories.

Voted up


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suziecat7 5 years ago from Asheville, NC

Beautiful and peaceful poem.


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FloraBreenRobison 5 years ago

Mom's family had a house by the lake-can't remember which aunt and uncle of hers had it. Beautiful poem with lots of imagery.


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Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

Very good. I thought of Johnny Cash reading this. Odd huh? The movie I guess. Loved it.

Voted up, of course! How much trouble is it for someone to push a button?!


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

What a perfect photo that is, Will, for this short but perfect poem. Thank you for the pleasure.


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marcoujor 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Will,

I have never read such a tight yet tender poem. Your works is always a special treat. Voted UP & AB, mar.


Nan Mynatt 5 years ago

Excellent Poem, as usual. We all want a familiar place to call home at the end of our journey. Your thoughts run very deep! Voted you up.


Sunnie Day 5 years ago

Dear Will..I don't know why but this gave me a lump in my throat. It was so sweet and truly touched my heart. A place that once held so many memories which now will hold forever the loved ones who once enjoyed its gift. That small cabin with so much heart. I loved this.

Sunnie


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Deerwhisperer 5 years ago from Bradenton, Florida

Very touching. Maybe you can help me with my next class,poetry, of which I'm not very good at.


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

WillStarr - how lovely. I hope to someday own a cabin by a lake. I sincerely expect to retire somewhere that looks just like your photograph. I couldn't think of a more beautiful and peaceful place to live. Reminds me of home:). You have a beautiful way with words!


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Maggie-May 5 years ago from the Island of Cape Breton to the Eastern Shores near Halifax, NS

There is no better place than a cabin of your own(alone or with your family & friends)--memories and so much heart! Beautiful Will!!!


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mahua sengupta 5 years ago from Kolkata, India

I read the poem, it's very touchy...and the more beautiful is the way you described "the cabin".


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

Oh WillStarr, I could live so happily in that cabin and revel in the life you so exquisitely described. Just simply beautiful in every way.


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applejack2 5 years ago from Mandaue City, Cebu Philippines

Good poem will, enjoyed it.


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breakfastpop 5 years ago

Beautiful poem with beautiful memories. Everyone needs a "cabin" of their own, some special place that makes us smile and feel content. Up beautiful and awesome.


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MartieCoetser 5 years ago from South Africa

This is it - perfectly stressed - you've got your cabin - and so should everybody have theirs. But I'm sure just a few are as sure as you, Will. Voted up and thought-provoking.


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SubRon7 5 years ago from eastern North Dakota

Hey Will, didn't really expect poetry from you, but this is a good "down home" one. I truly appreciate it.


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Austinstar 5 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

Will, are you going to win all the contest categories? Looks like it. But aren't you supposed to explain the poem? yes, like it needs an explanation.

Good job. I'll publish my poems tonight. It's on, dude.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

The cabin by the lake sounds like a very special place..

Full of memories and love, it made me feel quite emotional, lovely poem thank you and voting Up, best wishes MM


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi,Rosemay50,

The cabin exists only in my mind. Maybe someday...


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi, suziecat7, and thank you to my favorite Hubber!

^_^


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi, FloraBreenRobison,

Happily, such cabins are also available to rent!


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi, Pollyannalana,

Johnny Cash had a beautiful home in Nashville, that looked quite a bit like a huge cabin.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi, drbj,

We plan someday to sell our home, and buy a small cabin on a lake. It's our dream.


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CMerritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

You gave me that warm and fuzzy feeling of experiencing such a place. I have not had a 'cabing by the lake' but I have always dreamed of such a place, that I could share with my family and let them have some of those warm and fuzzy feelings of their own.

Up and awesome!


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi, marcoujor,

I wrote this on a whim, so your approval is treasured!


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi, Nan!

We just ordered some Christmas cards that feature a snowbound cabin on a lake, so I was inspired!


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi, Sunnnie!

I think we all have such childhood memories, so this may have stirred some for you.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi, Maggie-May!

There's nothing better than a snug, warm cabin on a cold, snowy day!


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi, Deerwhisperer,

Sure! Just contact me and we'll see what you propose.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi, RealHousewife!

Your latest is spectacular:

http://hubpages.com/literature/Rear-View-Mirror...


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi, mahua sengupta, and welcome to Will Starr world!

^_^


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi, Hyphenbird!

You have a great new Hub too:

http://hyphenbird.hubpages.com/hub/Brianna-Has-A-S...


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thank you, applejack2!


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi, breakfastpop!

And if you can't own one, rent one for a week or two!


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi, MartieCoetser!

"This is it - perfectly stressed - you've got your cabin - and so should everybody have theirs. But I'm sure just a few are as sure as you, Will."

Not quite clear on what you meant...could you clarify?


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi, SubRon7!

Yeah, I take a stab at it now and then, but Robert Frost has nothing to worry about!


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi, Lela!

It will be an honer to suffer defeat at your hands!

^_*


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi, Movie Master,

There is no cabin...yet! It's another figment of my ever fertile imagination. But someday...!


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi, Chris!

Having such a place should be a priority. Life is too short to miss out!


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Cardisa 5 years ago from Jamaica

Now, I am just dying to be in that cabin by the lake. I keep telling my fiancé that I want to move to the hills and live in a cabin beside a river.


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Austinstar 5 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

You know, there are some cabins by Lake Travis that they rent out. I think I'll check them out. Although the lake is about 41 feet low right now. Probably rent a cabin for cheap!

Like Stephen King says, two writers can look and the same thing and have visions of two very different scenarios.

I look at the photo of the cabin and see Johnny Depp in "Secret Window". King would probably see wolfmen, but you see peace and quiet. Lovely.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi, Cardisa,

A long time ago, I got up before dawn and made myself a pot of coffee. I took a cup and a couple of doughnuts out on the rented cabin's front porch, and just before the sun came over the horizon, a buck and two does stepped out of the mist and browsed, not fifteen feet away. Then one of them smelled the coffee and came to full alert. For a long moment, we stared at one another, and then they all turned and disappeared back into the mist.

I've wanted my own cabin ever since.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi, Lela!

Great idea...without the water, they may be desperate for renters.

Steven King is a genius at making peaceful scenes seem sinister and evil.


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Very nicely done Will. Not your usual path but never-the-less lead to a peaceful place.


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Will - thank you so much! I swear I'm blushing!!


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia

Will, great poem my friend. Votes up and across but funny. This is the first poem I have read of yours. You have an all around gift of writing:) Best wishes.


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G-Ma Johnson 5 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

Those special places and times will always remain in your heart...no matter what...nicely said....:O)Hugs G-Ma


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dahoglund 5 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

It seemed like everyone had a lake cabin when I grew up in Minnesota. Some of my friends still do. I understand your sentiment.


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writer20 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

Great poem which I love, it's shame that's only your imagination.


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lilyfly 5 years ago from Wasilla, Alaska

Sweet, wistful, clean lines. Gorgeous Will, and thanks! lily


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

This piece made me think of the song, " Green green grass of home " A cabin by a lake sounds real good to me. I liked it Will..Thank's


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi. mckbirdbks!

No, I'm no poet, but I stumble through somehow.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi. mckbirdbks!

No, I'm no poet, but I stumble through somehow.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi, thelyricwriter!

Yeah, I write the occasional verse, just to keep my hand in.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi, G-Ma Johnson, and thank you!


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi, dahoglund!

I once live in Minnesota and I know what you mean.


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Storytellersrus 5 years ago from Stepping past clutter

Will, this is quite sentimental. And sweet. I would love to sit by the fire in your cabin by the lake.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi, writer20,

The family cabin is not real, but the desire is!


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thank you, lilyfly! The admiration is mutual!


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thank you, always exploring!


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi, Barb, and I would love to have you. What a story we could write....together! Can you imagine? A best seller!


Lynn S. Murphy 5 years ago

Beautiful poem that brought back memories from long ago and far away. Thank you.


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ubanichijioke 5 years ago from Lagos

A great poem. The cabin by the lake must be of great significance and importance. Well appreciated


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

There is a beautiful simplicity to this poem, Will. It reminds me of the wooded lake cabin-house my grandparents had on Lake Simcoe in Ontario. Some of the best days of my life as a little girl were spent there. Voted up! :-)


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi, Lynn S. Murphy, and thank you for reading!


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi, ubanichijioke, and thank you!


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi, Genna East!

"It reminds me of the wooded lake cabin-house my grandparents had on Lake Simcoe in Ontario. Some of the best days of my life as a little girl were spent there."

Exactly! Thank you.


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missolive 5 years ago from Texas

This poem and the sentiment behind it is just beautiful. I also have memories of a cabin by a lake. It was our family's weekend get away for many years during my childhood into adulthood. Wonderful memories and a great place for reflection.

Thank you for sharing and stirring my thoughts :)


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi, missolive, and welcome!

My family's cabin by the lake never actually existed. This fictional work is the compilation of many life events and a dream.

I'm pleased that it has stirred warm memories for so many. Thanks for the visit!


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Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

Will, an excellent homage to those cabins by the lake. One of my most endearing memories from childhood is a cabin by a mountain lake. Yes sir, you've written the magic very well here indeed.


writeronline 5 years ago

Hi Will, I've never had a cabin by the lake. Never been to a cabin by the lake. Now I've read your poem though, I know exactly how I'd feel at a cabin by the lake.

Words don't paint better pictures than this.

Cheers


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi. Alastar Packer!

We all have warm memories of such times, don't we?

Thank you for reading.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi, writeronline,

Everyone should spend at least a week in a cabin in the woods, and better yet, near some water. It's an unforgettable experience.


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MartieCoetser 5 years ago from South Africa

Will, I meant this kind of past/present/future HOME - a place where one felt/feel/will feel at home - even only in one's mind, ensure emotional stability and a feeling of security. It is also like a pillar of strength in times of stress and traumas. 'Somewhere to go because it is wonderful to be there'. Everybody should have such a place (under the sun) on Earth, but very few do... thus always seeking, wandering....

I think my first two words put you off.... Realize now my thought of 'wonderful to know' did not show in 'That's it'.... Blame it on midnight hours and staying in HubPages when I am too tired to think straight. Am I forgiven for the negative idea I've given you?


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Will - I second that! And people should sit still with no conversation so they can hear the quiet souds. It's amazing how you can identify things you can't see after a while, like how a squirrel sounds running up a tree, or how things suddenly get loud - like the crickets or the cicadas, a bullfrog. I always imagine the woods being full of creatures that speak a language we don't hear. Your poem has made me miss living in the practical wilderness:)


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi, Martie, and thanks for the clarification.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi, RealHousewife, and yes, it's an experience we should all have at least once. Such cabins are available for rent!


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b. Malin 5 years ago

What a Nice Poem, The Cabin by the Lake...It was very Enriching from start to finish as is life...A lot of people have these Cabins and those wishes in the End to wind up there. Very Sweet and Touching Will.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thank you, b. Malin, for the fine comment!


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

That enchated cabin down by the lake

So many wonderful memories it did rake.

That awesome nostalgia will never fade

While I remember the enchanted cabin down by the lake.

This was indeed wonderful Will and I vote up up and away.

Beautiful and have a wonderful weekend my friend.

Eiddwen.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thank you for the great comment, Eiddwen!


ThomasRydder 5 years ago

Hey Will...I want one!! You ain't all so bad at this poetry stuff either, my friend....I'm not a little impressed myself :)TR


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thank you, Thomas!


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PADDYBOY60 5 years ago from Centreville Michigan

This poem reminded me of our cabin, in the north woods. Thanks for the memories.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

You're quite welcome, PADDYBOY60! Thank you for reading!


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Debby Bruck 5 years ago

Will ~ I join others in calling this a beautiful poem. Please take us all with you to the 'cabin by the lake.' Blessings, Debby


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi, Debby Bruck!

Wouldn't that be a fun party?


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Debby Bruck 5 years ago

It would be an awesome Hubpages gathering, don't you think? Can you imagine people from around the globe congregating at that little cabin? Everyone could bring a dish. However, I think you might want to keep the location a secret, so it stays your private little place to relax away from the hustle and bustle of life.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Since the cabin is fictitious, I'm not too worried!

^_^


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maven101 5 years ago from Northern Arizona

Will...Very nice phrasing...reads like a recitation from Stories from Lake Wobegon by Garrison Keillor...Wistful and meaningful...I enjoyed this very much...Thanks, Larry


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Debby Bruck 5 years ago

You made this up? What a wonderful imagination. Well, I guess we can actually have a 'virtual' gathering at the cabin, in that case. ?


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thank you, Larry. Garrison Keillor, huh? That's some pretty lofty company!

Good to see you, neighbor!


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi, Debby,

It's a fictional combination of real memories. My wife and I hope to sell out one day, and move to such a cabin.


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Debby Bruck 5 years ago

A lovely plan. Wishing you all the best for an early retirement.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thank you.


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ahorseback 5 years ago

Will I am always amazed at the comment sections in your writing .....Full! But its not hard to see why either! This is perfect prose!......and you are a hermit like myself , I can tell!...:-}


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi, ahorseback!

I enjoy both solitude and people. I love a silent, misty morning, and a happy, noisy party with equal enthusiasm.

Thank you, my friend.


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

ahorseback said it well. A hermit, that I be. Will I must confess and offer up an apology for my tardiness and neglect in leaving comments in your brilliant story telling. You are a master bar none of the wild wild west story telling. As you know I write poetry, when I do come across a brilliant write, I must enter and leave my mark.

You my friend left one for me with this magnificent poignant scribe. Oh to leave ones ashes with such fondness at a place that brought so many memories. A cabin at the lake, we frolicked, we fished, we ran free we smelled the lake and all that it offered up. The early mornings as the fog and mist rolled off the lake, we hear the frogs croak and the loons as they awoke our spirit and senses.

Oh my friend you brought me alive, I felt my feet in the water as they dangled from the dock and my thoughts were elsewhere and my soul shouted out for wanting to write. Thank you for this peaceful setting and memories I cherished of long ago at the cabin by the lake...


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi, saddlerider,

No apologies necessary, my friend, and I'm pleased that a man of your standing likes my work.

The cabin is of course, fictional and the poem is a culmination of life's events. I do however, have my parent's ashes, and someday, I will have my cabin and then they will be scattered and at home.


Doug Turner Jr. 5 years ago

Smooth as a Kentucky sunset, Will. Good use of repitition and I enjoyed the various moments in your life that the cabin represents. Someone here mentioned Johnny Cash -- and I can definitely see this poem as a song. Cheers good sir.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thanks, Doug. Great to have you back.


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Poohgranma 5 years ago from On the edge

I think the proof of good writing is often in how your readers automatically believe every word is true to your own life. It's as true when we write something to be celebrated or when we write of a loss and you have thrown out a net and hauled in a catch worthy of a great fisherman. It is an even larger testament since your usual genre is of Western short stories which are enjoyed immensely but no one confuses your life with that of your characters. Great job here big brother. Completely enjoyed the idea behind it and all of the responses too.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thank you, sweetie! How is your husband?


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Poohgranma 5 years ago from On the edge

You're most welcome and I left word for you on face book about Gary.


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Sky9106 5 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

The teacher was so correct. She was also honest with you in what see saw. You also knew she was and was eagerly awaiting that confirmation . From which better source than your teacher, can one be inspired by a compliment? As kids we always look up to our teachers .

You simply followed through.

First you started at this beauty, of a cabin by the lake poem, indulging your readers to see significance, by imagining along and putting ourselves there, in this beautiful scenery, that seems to have been put there only awaiting your poetic description.

Oh,how I would love to see that beautiful lake, glistening through the trees in the background .Maybe it's my sight . Is that the lake through the trees ?

But you probably kept that to yourself, and that's your secret That's one of the characteristics of great poems, it allows its readers to dream.

And this reader will.

Great poem Will!

Blessings.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thank you, Sky9106.


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DexisView 5 years ago from New England

My sister just bought a little cabin on a lake in Maine. We are heading up in a couple of weeks to try it out before snow. I'm sure the cabin will make for years of memories as she vacations with her 2 little boys on the lake.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

My best wishes to your sister! Perhaps you could print this little poem and give it to her as a cabin-warming gift.


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thebluestar 5 years ago from Northern Ireland

Bill, a journey told in so few words. You are the soul searcher and seeker of wisdom my friend. Your imagination and sentimentality was well caught in this poem.

The photo tore at my heartstrings, because I wish I was there. Thank you for helping me to remember some special times in my life, they weren't all bad. x


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi, Annette, and thank you!


Sueswan 5 years ago

Hi Will

Beautiful, heartfelt and poignant. A very moving piece of work.

Voted up, up and away!


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thank you, Sueswan!


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Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ

Beautiful poem. I have never been in a cabin by the lake but have spent many weekends in a camper or tent by the lake. Very treasured memories.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

"I have never been in a cabin by the lake but have spent many weekends in a camper or tent by the lake."

Same experience with temporary shelter.

"Very treasured memories."

Exactly!

Thanks for the great comment.


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feenix 5 years ago

Hello, Will,

This post is a beautiful work of art that delivers a powerful message. Also, by writing it, you showed (even more than you already have) that you are an excellent writer who has what I call "range."


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hey, feenix!

Maybe we should invite all the Hubbers for a picnic by the lake!


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AudreyHowitt 5 years ago from California

What a wonderful write--it is tender and full of all the aspects of life


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon

Really nice work. Makes me wish I had a cabin by the lake!


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi, AudreyHowitt, and thanks for the visit!


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi, PDXKaraokeGuy,

Me too!

^_^


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Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

Hi Will! Great poetry and art! Many of us long for a cabin by the lake! This is a winner! Voted up, up and away!


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi, Dex, and thank you, my friend.


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RNMSN 5 years ago from Tucson, Az

I have never had such a place but when you wrote about it that place became mine :)


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi, Tucson neighbor! Good to see you!


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greatparenting 5 years ago from philadelphia, pa and corolla, nc

Love the poem. Love the sentiment. Voted beautiful!


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thank you, greatparenting!


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Bill, What a beautiful poem. As I read it, it had such a calming affect on me.

The picture you chose, I got lost in and wanted to live there.

I wish that you'd write more poetry.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi, Susan, and thank you, but I'm not much of a poet. Most poets are very mysterious, but with me, there's no mystery at all.


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Bill, You write from your heart...I like the poetry that you write. I don't feel that being mysterious makes one a good poet..just saying...


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi, Susan,

I'm half-joking, but I'll see what I can do to honor your wish.

Bill


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frogyfish 5 years ago from Central United States of America

Quite simply lovely...and a lifetime of memories in your little cabin by the lake. Enjoyed your poem and the cabin picture was inviting! Thank you.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thank you, frogyfish!


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Will,so nice and peaceful.. I want to go to cabin by the lake.. I love it... 'Great Hub..


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WillStarr 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thank you, Deborah. Peace is the goal for which we all strive.


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GmaGoldie 4 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

Beautiful! We live by a great lake and have many a homestead like your photo.

The joy of the water is my favorite and you really touched me.

Voted up and beautiful. You took me to the lake for a moment. My last breath - I hope is near the water's edge.


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WillStarr 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thank you, GmaGoldie!


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suzzycue 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

The picture with the poem really made a scene of tranquility for me. It would be just the spot for me to relax and write. Great poem I felt the calm here.


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WillStarr 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thank you, suzzycue, and thanks for the visit!


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

I came back for another read--this is just so beautiful---still loving it!


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WillStarr 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

A re-read by you, Audrey, is a high honor indeed!


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lifelovemystery 4 years ago from Houston, TX

WillStarr you may have just made me a fan of poetry.


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WillStarr 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi lifelovemystery!

Actually, I don't write a lot of poetry. I prefer the short story.

Thank you!


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Levertis Steele 4 years ago from Southern Clime

Not one word makes me cry, but together they work up a bucket of sad-happy tears. Another great one!


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WillStarr 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Wow! Thank you, Levertis Steele, for reading so many Hubs!


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

Will,

The fact that the cabin was a creation from your imagination makes this poem so much better! I find it amazing when someone (like you) can take a thought and bring it to life in such beautiful and creative words.

Great poem and I'm going to read more.

Voting up


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WillStarr 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thank you, shiningirisheyes!

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