Deva De Silva


*a Cottage By The Lake - Poem by Deva De Silva

Away from everyday chaos
Where time flew in a blur
From mundane endeavours
Caging our souls
We took a trip to the lake
That Easter weekend

Lake waters frozen for miles
Stood in silence summoning
Bold feet to jump in
Through a hole in ice

Spirited minds, young
Played soccer on
Last year's grass
Stones thrown in
Murky waters for fun
Released a stench of
Decompose all around

Slouching through walking trails
Slipping in mud frozen glaciers
For them kids, all abound
A universal playground!

A chair swung in the wind
Hanging from a Cyprus limb
As birds flew above
As spring settled in

In far horizon at night
Lights sparkled and blink
Seemingly another planet
To the straining eyes

Spicy lamb curry,
A taste divine
Chicken wings, pork ribs
At supper we dined
Even juicy strawberries squirt
Echoed joys spurred within

Perhaps, most valued
My hour of soul was
The night spent sitting
By the old fireplace

Conversing our thoughts
Sharing views that brought
Friendships closer
Like minds merger

As the day erased
Till small hours, awake
Raking through themes
That we relate to, best
Screams of merriment reeked
In that cottage by the lake


Comments about *a Cottage By The Lake by Deva De Silva

  • Savita Tyagi (8/10/2016 4:52:00 PM)

    Beautiful. An outing by nature is so rejuvenating.loved the flow and imagery. Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • (5/4/2009 6:03:00 PM)

    such beautiful imagry well done nice words used and chosen (Report)Reply

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  • Allemagne Roßmann (4/21/2009 5:06:00 PM)

    mystic celebration of the easters i must say with someone cherished in that cottage....a cottage long meant for Adam's apple and Eve's banana....10++ (Report)Reply

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  • (4/21/2009 4:03:00 AM)

    Wish I were in the cottage by the lake. (Report)Reply

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  • (4/21/2009 2:20:00 AM)

    It's a lovely poem and mind you I'd like to stay in that cottage of yours by the lake. Oh! my pink tongue also would like to take a bite on that variety of foods you presented, pork, strawberries, etc. wow! Good idea, good work! (Report)Reply

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  • (4/20/2009 10:44:00 PM)

    a truly beautiful poem as are u my friend! ! u are brilliant! ! (Report)Reply

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  • (4/18/2009 8:05:00 PM)

    this sounds like a wonderful place to be....a clever write to make the reader want to share this experience....nice work (Report)Reply

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  • Glenn Mark Amor (4/18/2009 6:44:00 AM)

    A great thing to enjoy...=)

    excellent imagery..

    nicely done.
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  • (4/18/2009 2:21:00 AM)

    You have captured that slushy time between winter and spring in this fine poem about taking time off from the rat race. I particularly like your use of the expression 'raked over'. There is something agricultural about it that suits the context of the poem very well. Your lamb curry sounds amazing, too! Great write. Love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (Report)Reply

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  • (4/17/2009 5:45:00 AM)

    Excellent imagery laced lines that paint vividly in ones mind. Lovely work (Report)Reply

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  • (4/17/2009 5:41:00 AM)

    Memories are made of this. I especially like to think of that hour
    of soul by the old fireplace. A very warming experience. Your
    recollections are very vivid.

    Kind regards,

    Sandra
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  • (4/17/2009 3:35:00 AM)

    A nice vivid image you have put here, nice poetic pictorial of the cottage by the lake. Your ending verses were so fabulous..........loved the whole poem........10 (Report)Reply

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  • (4/17/2009 3:21:00 AM)

    'Lake waters frozen for miles
    Stood in silence summoning
    Bold feet to jump in
    Through a hole in ice..' - wonderful lines.
    You make the poetry alive in the mind of the reader by your usage words and inspiration creating a perfect imagery.Thanks for sharing, Deva.
    Best wishes.
    A.
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  • (4/16/2009 3:24:00 PM)

    I felt like I was right there with you taking at all in, last years grass, and a touch of the other seasons, I'm also thinking, Only in Canada You say. beautifully said Deva (Report)Reply

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  • Myrtle Thomas (4/16/2009 2:22:00 PM)

    Your visuals are very crisp and clear to the point of almost being there.What a great thing to enjoy and write about as well.A fine poem of family, friends and nature as well. (Report)Reply

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  • (4/16/2009 2:20:00 PM)

    beautiful poem, enjoyed reading it. its a true wonderful description of reality and fantasy together. (Report)Reply

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  • (4/16/2009 1:45:00 PM)

    A beautiful portarit of a perfect day. Tracy has summed this up perfectly.
    Lovely.
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  • Michael Gale (4/16/2009 12:34:00 PM)

    Such a perfectly quaint and cute homey picture you, ve painted here!

    Loved it! Great write!

    God love and bless us all-MJG.
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  • (4/16/2009 12:22:00 PM)

    This Poem captures my very heart.
    Nothing appeals to me more than A cottage by the Lake...
    Conversing by a firepalce, , , , , How Beautiful
    A perfect 10 Deva
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  • Barry A. Lanier (4/16/2009 11:48:00 AM)

    From the mundane endeavors caging our soul to the spirit of wonderful natue and the prisms of life your lines projected....drawing in this reader to contemplate the imagery and sound...and leave wishing (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Poem Edited: Tuesday, June 23, 2009


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