ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Books, Literature, and Writing

Cottage of Memories

Updated on July 16, 2015

The Introduction

In every place, there is always that one thing that triggers the memories of a person. Memories of the good old times mostly cherished. Memories of good will are worth keeping. However, some memories can be devastating to the soul of man. It pricks the soul of man makes him feel uncomfortable and restless. A pain that seems to linger forever is unhealthy.

Memories are part of this life. We cannot do away with it. The best one can do is to manage it. It also demands self control. The power of self control must be infused into the genes of a person going through a memorable experience, be it positive or negative.

Memories also make us cherish life as a whole and wish to re-live it over and over again till we cannot ask for more. This poem, “Cottage of Memories”, presents to us a memory of a place and the events that revolved in and around that place. It is a simple factual memory experience that most people are familiar with.

cottage

1. A journey of words it has been,

My soul longed to search,

Amidst the green pine trees,

Stood the Cottage of Memories,

And wood birds sang its tunes.


2. Come Oh you memories of old,

Come Oh you who makes my old soul,

To relish the fun times of the past,

A wish not granted,

This makes the soul sick.


3. Fun days are here,

Fun times are in,

I hear them say,

From a far, far away land,

Memories are beckoning from the depths of thought.


4. Eyes never saw and ears never heard,

The skin never felt it,

The heart never perceived,

The senses do play games,

And there it stands in desolation.


5. Now a cottage of nests and little creatures,

Its glory flew away and came no more,

Alas, it is no more,

The good old fun days are no more,

Lonely stood the Cottage of Memories.

The Discussion

Stanza 1

The writer describes this place of memory and its uniqueness in relation to the surrounding environment. It is a matter of geographical location. The geographical location of a place also plays a key role in maintaining the memories of that place in the minds of people who once encountered it.

Stanza 2

In this stanza, the writer points out the fact that he is a matured person, one in his old age. This elderly person once enjoyed and had so much fun in time past. He feels mandated to share his memory of the place.

Stanza 3 and Stanza 4

The writer describes how being in that place felt like. He probably feels describing the activities or events that once revolved in and around this place, requires description with a million words. He intermittently derails from the memory lane to the present and displays a shock of realizing this place was no more and now a fantasy in memory.

Stanza 5

He being in his present state now begins to describe what he is witnessing vividly. It is no more a place of fun but rather something else not worth associating with the fun times of the past.

Comments

Submit a Comment

No comments yet.

working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)