Join Diane, Delores and me as we pome up a storm on this topic. (Pome = write a poem) (Yes, that is a made up verb.)
You can pome too! Leave your offerings in the comments on any of our blogs, or if you post on your own blog, please drop a note in the comments so we can come along and read what you have pomed.
I know, I know. I'm starting to even bother my own self with "pome." But there's a reason for the madness. Keep reading.
I thought and thought and thought about the houses I've known/lived in/visited and, really, I don't get too excited over housing so I was having a bit of trouble choosing one to write about.
Then I thought about the "love" part instead, and realized there was only one "house" worthy of being described as a house I have loved.
One summer when I was about ten years old, I decided to make a place to read up in the branches of the big tree in front of our house. Being a reader, not a carpenter, my "treehouse" consisted of a single board about a foot and a half long nailed to a branch. (Sorry, Mr(s). Tree. I would never put a nail in a tree these days.)
That's it. That's the house I loved the most. A one-plank seat in a tree, where I could read for hours, shaded and hidden by its leaves.
I know it doesn't begin to measure up to a real house in terms of square footage, amenities, or rainproofing, but when it comes to real estate, baby, it's all about "location, location, location" -- and it had the very best.
And What A View!
It wasn't a castle or condo,
A cottage, a beach house, or shack;
It wasn't a cute little bungalow,
Or even an outhouse out back;
It wasn't a houseboat, or boathouse,
And it wasn't a big family home;
It was simply a board on a branch in a tree --
Immortalized now in a pome.
(Now I shall try very hard to never, ever use "pome" in any form again!)
|Similar to the view from my one-plank house.|
Did you climb trees when you were a kid? Did you have a treehouse, plain or fancy? Did you build it yourself? Is there a house you have loved, and if so, tell me about it if you feel so inclined!
Hope you have a good week, fellow readers and home dwellers and anyone else I may have missed with those categories :)