Needs


Brenda at View from the Pines and Cozy Little House did a post a few weeks ago. She talked about her dreams of a home and how her dreams have come true. It reminded me of this sweet poem that I've had in my mind for many years.


"Needs"

Charles Hanson Towne


I want a little house
Upon a little hill,
With lilacs laughing at the door
When afternoons are still.


I want an apple tree
Laden with drifts of bloom;
I want blue china all about
In every little room.


I want a little path
Bordered with brilliant phlox,
And on each windowsill I want
A painted flower box.


And then - I want you there
In sun, and frost, and rain,
To smile when I come trudging home
Through a dim, scented lane.


For what's a little house
Upon a little hill,
Unless you light the fire for me
When nights are strangely still?


Brenda, this poem is for you and all my other friends who love to nest.
Oh I just remembered, today is our 20th anniversary of living in Oklahoma.
Wow I can't believe that!

30 comments

Cindy said...

Stacey has it really been 20 years?! My, how time flies! Even though you've been in Oklahoma 20 years - I know that you are Texas through and through!
Love you and your wonderful family,
Cindy

Carol said...

I love that poem! Thanks for posting it!

Sonia said...

What a sweet and touching post...I too am a transplant from antoher state and we have been her 26 years! I love the poem thanks for posting it! Miss Bloomers/Sonia

Cathy said...

What a sweet poem and what a sweet and touching gesture for Brenda!!!

Happy Anniverary...although Texas misses you!!!

Have a wonderful day!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Domestic Designer said...

Great poem! Thanks!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Love the poem!

Mama said...

What an adorable poem and congrats on your 20th anniversary of living in Oklahoma :-) Kathy.

Darlene said...

I LOVE that poem.....it is great!

Congratulations on your 20 years in Oklahoma. We have been here for 15 years now and truly I LOVE our small town!♥

April said...

That's an awesome poem, Stacey! Happy 20 yYears of Oklahoma living! Here's to many, many more!

Just a little something from Judy said...

A dream we all have...someone to be there when we come trudging home. Sweet poem Stacey. Made me smile. I have never been to Oklahoma. You are my only connection to that state, so of course I would think it is a beautiful state.

Southern Lady said...

Stacey, I love the poem and appreciate you sharing it with us. I also enjoyed the "William Tell Overture" video ... there's a lot of truth in it!

Nancy said...

Hi Stacey, That is a lovely poem. Congrats on the Anniversary! Nancy

Lisa said...

Love the poem! Hope you had a Happy Mother's Day!

Shelia said...

Hi Stacey and what a sweet poem! I guess you're staying in Oklahoma, huh? :P
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Happy @ Home said...

Congratulations on your 20 years in Oklahoma. It must agree with you :-)
This is a sweet poem you've shared with us today. I would like to move into that cozy home.

Happy To Be said...

Love the poem..thanks for sharing...May you have a great Tuesday...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Picket said...

Beautiful poem girl..and congrats on 20 yrs in Oklahoma! Thanks so much for coming by....I been cleaning today and trying to decide where to hang my red toile curtains when they get here...They are probably gonna be in the other bedroom in back...they are a beautiful blackred if that is a word with creamy yellowish toile designs on them...I got the long red panels and then I got the sheers that are creamy with red toile designs on them and the valance is red with creamy toile with red and cream stripes and even a doily lace trim...ohhhhh all of my favorites in one place!!!! lol lol Penneys is clearancing them out... they are the Country House ones....they had them on display in the store and I bout fainted when I saw them!!!! I ran to them and told my daughter..'they are mine....all mine!' lol lol Man I get too many irons in the fire at one time! lol lol Have a great week girl!

Angie said...

Beautiful poem!

Kathleen Grace said...

I love this poem! I have the lilacs, apple trees and plox at my little cottage and the beginnings of a blue and white china collection:>)and I have my sweetie here too. Thank you for sharing this. I am copying it down to enjoy!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Lovely poem! Hope you had a wonderful Mother's day Stacey!

Brenda said...

You are such a sweet person, Stacey! I love the words in that poem. It is very pretty. Yes, just what I always yearned for. People who think like me will appreciate this poem. I appreciate friends like you. Where did you live before Oklahoma?
Brenda

Brenda said...

Oh yeah, your family is in Texas. So you were a Texan, huh! Just my opposite. I came from Oklahoma and transplanted here.
Brenda

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Stacey, what a great little poem. I'd love to print and frame that, and if I were just a little more crafty, I'd do it! (I still may try it). Thanks for the inspiration. laurie

imjacobsmom said...

Great little poem - so true! ~ Robyn

Daphine said...

Loved this poem!

Happy 20th Anniversary of living in Oklahoma!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

You are right! Time fly's by...
The poem you posted is so right for those of us who feel as you do, who love our homes and are so into making them warm and cozy. Thank you for sharing it with us! I am late but I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!
~smiles and love~
Mona

Sincerely Yours said...

Morning Stacey! I could picture this little house as I read the poem and wanted to move in!!lol 20years is a long time; I lived in my last home 23 and it's now hard to feel at home here even after 8yrs!!!lol Lots of happy memories I'm sure; wishing you lots more!!! Have a fun week - til later, Jeannette

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Stacey, I read your post and the beautiful poem yesterday and then I got lost in your inspiring friends list. Sorry, I forgot to comment. Sometimes your blog list takes me away for awhile:) Have a wonderful day! Twyla

Robin said...

Your clematis is gorgeous. Mine is just popping up out of the dirt. I won't have flowers for another 3 or so week.
Have a beautiful day.

Rhondi said...

What a sweet litle poem. Do you know who wrote it? Would it be okay if I used it on my blog?