Pete Crowther

Rookie - 0 Points (Hull, East Yorkshire, England)

A House Of Light - Poem by Pete Crowther

From my cottage kitchen window I can see
Two fields away the blue, the shining sea
And ships that slowly glide to far-off shores
Each one a separate world with its own laws;

They pass beyond my window and are gone.
When morning comes that miracle, the sun
Lifts slowly from the sea, a sacrament
Of grace and glory, or enlightenment.

My cottage truly is a house of light:
By night shines Sirius, cold and bright
And in the afternoon our living room
Seems more like a sunny meadow in mid-June.

From it we see the sun prepare to slumber
Wrapped in the gleaming waters of the Humber
While to the south another lighthouse shines—
Peace be to Spurn and you who read these lines.


Comments about A House Of Light by Pete Crowther

  • Stephen Loomes (6/17/2016 7:17:00 PM)


    I like the few poems of yours I have read cheers (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    1 person did not like.
  • (7/25/2006 10:46:00 AM)


    This is a brilliant poem
    Like beeing light itself making a journey inside your house
    Beautiful writing from you my friend! Pia
    (Report) Reply

  • (4/20/2006 5:55:00 PM)


    A lovely descriptive poem, thankyou. Moyaxx (Report) Reply

  • (3/5/2006 12:59:00 PM)


    Dear Peter this is tranquil and full of different colours and hues.Brilliant.Lots of atmosphere.Love Duncan (Report) Reply

  • (2/19/2006 5:08:00 AM)


    A flowing, elegantly written poem that transported me from busy, grey London to peaceful, sunny Yorkshire. (Report) Reply

  • (2/11/2006 2:40:00 AM)


    Your words paint Light. Your eyes see into Light. Beautiful, Peter. (Report) Reply

  • (2/6/2006 9:23:00 AM)


    Thank you for your wish for peace to all your readers, because we surely find it when we read works like this. In my mind's eye, I see the river, the sea, and your peaceful cottage between. (Report) Reply

  • (6/10/2005 11:19:00 AM)


    This is a poem with such a peaceful feel about it. If I had that sort of view from my window, I might never leave home! This is lovely, Peter.

    Raynette
    (Report) Reply

  • (3/30/2005 2:02:00 AM)


    I usually don't like rhyming couplets but this one works. Nice one (Report) Reply

  • (3/26/2005 1:02:00 AM)


    Oooh, sounds lovely. I will call in and visit next time I'm passing. Beautiful description. I agree with Philippa, it does sound very cosy and I can tell from the poem that you love it and are very happy there.9 (Report) Reply

  • (3/18/2005 12:32:00 PM)


    Very cosy. And comforting. My only comment would be that I would have used 'sunlit' instead of 'sunny'... (Report) Reply

Read all 11 comments »




Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Read poems about / on: swimming, dance, remember, green, sun, water, sea, light, house, world, rose



Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Poem Edited: Monday, March 7, 2005


[Report Error]