A poem written after a visit to a friend’s cottage situated in an isolated but beautiful area of Sligo,off the usual tourist trail.
A Country Cottage by the Sea
A country cottage by the sea
With a wildflower garden and rockery
A little patch of heaven for you and me
Where we can sit and chat and dream
And there, at the bottom, a giggling stream
Singing a sweet melody as it tumbles along
As we listen to the birds as they sing their song
A symphony of nature caught on the gentle breeze
A sanctuary from the world where we can be at ease
A rest place for the body we can surely find
A balm for the soul and calming the mind.
c/ Denis Murphy 17 July 2017.