Sunshine House

Written for:  Margo Roby’s Poem Tryouts, A Single Detail-Image prompt

Credit:  James Proudfoot

Credit: James Proudfoot

Ask anyone.  They all know
Sunshine House.  Centered

in our humble historic village, washed
in yellow paint of sun, it stands
as proud and grand a house
as any you will ever see,
especially because it was built
by my great-great-grandfather,
and has been home to many
generations. Cross the road
and try Grandma’s Eating House,
still serving Indian fry bread,
corn pone, salmon jerky, turkey,
and succotash, just to name
a few dishes.  We do not have
many modern conveniences,
but everyone knows each other,
and all are willing to lend
a helping hand.  Experience
our friendly village.  You may
never want to return
to your own ideas
of civilization.

http://margoroby.com/

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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17 Responses to Sunshine House

  1. This is the picture that struck me also. I think I would love “Grandma’s Eating House” and that you made the house a generational home – a sense of history. Very nice

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  2. markwindham says:

    I will sit a spell at Grandma’s…and perhaps never leave…

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  3. whimsygizmo says:

    Love this:
    “washed
    in yellow paint of sun”

    …and that last line! Beautiful.

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  4. Delicious evocation of a rooted place.

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  5. Candy says:

    Makes me want to visit

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  6. margo roby says:

    I like that you have given the house a history. You’ve made the house a character. Grandma’s menu makes me hungry.

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  7. I’m with Margo…I love the history…so convincing and intriguing…I want to know more! 🙂

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  8. Misky says:

    Such a charming place you’ve created!

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  9. Mr. Walker says:

    It was already inviting, now you’ve made it down-right civilized.

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