~ home paradise ~

Down dirt roads up country, hidden in shadows of giant red gums
away back behind the crops and fields, out of sight of the way you’ve come
We hunt for old stone chimney pots and the tell tale twin cotton palms
shading the entrance of a once stately home and the history safe from harm

With walls of stone, brick or weatherboard and verandas long and wide
rabbit warrens of spacious rooms and halls and corridors inside
Trims of dado rails, skirting boards, ceilings higher than the reach of a broom
sash windows from floor to architrave and calming ambiance in every room

With outlooks of valleys and fields, sunrise over mountains to distant shore
gentle sounds of water trickling giving the sense of so much more
Respectively filtered around and within the abounding flora that’s native
embracing containing and securing enhancing life’s production creative

The garden shall remember geraniums, daisies, petunias and tiny alyssum
the heavenly scents of roses and violets, daphne, bougainvillea and jasmine
We’ll sprinkle in the herbs of life, chamomile rosemary and thyme
lavender mint sage and parsley; they’re all such favourites of mine

All around may there be trees, bearing all manner of fruit divine
apple apricot pear and plum lemon mandarin and lime
and berries so many berries with flavours refreshing and bright
succulent flavours so juicy sweet we’ll dine on heaven’s delight

For then we shall find our paradise
a place that we can call home
and we shall stop and settle in
and no more shall we roam

~ adgray 2010

~ home paradise ~

adgray

Frankston, Australia

Artist's Description

Thank you to the awesome Mr Col Brown for another gorgeous home painting

It drew from me words encapsulating the home I long for
I wish it were real and for sale and we had the funds
and the ability to move in tomorrow! …. {sigh!} …. lol

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