BRIANSODES

AN ENGLISHMAN'S 'OUSE ! A 6 6 2 Rhyming Sonnet

A RECENT PHOTO OF MY PARENTS HOUSE ~ NEAR LONDON ! 

 

AN ENGLISHMAN'S 'OME ~ CASSLE WITH LOBBY

UMBRELLAS  'ATS  COATS ~ COS WE'RE NOT SNOBBY

IN YER COME ~ OUT YER GO ~ STAIRS THEY GO UPPER

YER GO INTER YON KITCHEN ~ FER A WELCUM CUPPA !

KITCHEN'S A PLACE O' CULINARY SAGA

A REAL ENGLISH KITCHEN ~ MUST 'AVE A AGA !

 

A COOL DININ' ROOM ~ WITH FURNITURE ~ HOAK

A DRESSER WITH CROCKERY ~  'AND MADE IN STOKE

DRAWRIN' ROOM NEXT ~ NICE THREE PIECE SETTEE

FRENCH WINDERS ~ CONSERVETOIRE ~ MASSIVE TV !

A GARDEN ?  OF COURSE ~ WITH ROSES IN'T BED

A PLAY  'OUSE ~ A GREEN  'OUSE  ~ A OLD POTTIN' SHED !

 

ATTIC ~ CELLAR AN' BATHROOM ~ THEY ALL PLAY THEIR PART

IN THE BEDROOM ~ THE NEXT GENERATION WILL START ! 

 

Thanks for visiting ~ comments welcome ~ Love BRIAN XOX

 

Americans ~ when they visit England ~ are amazed how like

Fortresses & Castles our Homes are.  Each house has gates 

and hedges and walls round them ~ to keep Intruders out

and the Kids in ! In the UK we have sensible "Gun Laws"

But in the LOBBY (entrance hall) you will find walking sticks

hockey sticks ~ umbrellas etc. These all make excellent

defensive weapons if the intruder only has a knife !    

 

   

  

Comments9

  • OUTBACK

    LOOKS SPECTACULAR ! LOOKIN FORWARD to " (THE FULL ENGLISH BREAKFAST) * !

  • OUTBACK

    I'VE A PORTABLE FLAME THROWER* NEAR MY DOOR* ! GOOD IN THE WINTER MONTHS - TOO ! INTRUDERS* ARE NOT TOO HAPPY OVER IT ! BUT - THEY'LL GET OVER IT* !

    • BRIANSODES

      Thanks "O" ~ To be forewarned is to be forearmed (D TRUMP) ~ Nothing in the Culinary Domain beats a "FULL ENGLISH" ~ Thanks for your comments ~ BRIAN

      • OUTBACK

        ( D TRUMP ) = U MEAN ( DUMP TRUMP ) ! HA ! N. KOERA* FIASCO = ? JUST MORE B$ POLITICAL* FEAR* MONGERING* THEATRICS* ! THE WORLD REALLY is A STAGE* & THE STAGE DIRECTORS*- ( DICTATOR$ )* - [ HIRED HANDS ]* - ARE ALL* - MORAN$* of SPLENDOROU$* REPUTE * ! AH !

      • orchidee

        A fine write Brian.

        • BRIANSODES

          Thanks STEVE ~ Pleased you liked it ~ BRIAN

        • Christina S

          Glad you are back! Nice picture to illustrate your poem. Very nice poem indeed! I also liked your commentary at the bottom. Gives me some insight. Great job! Sisterly hugs, Christina

          • BRIANSODES

            Thanks CHRIS ~ Pleased you liked it ~ I always like to make my poems meaningful ! English Homes (externally and internally) have to be BELIEVED to be SEEN ! The same with English Villages ! The trip went well ~ more later and a poem about Christmas Fairs tomorrow ! Smotherly Brotherly HUGS ~ BRIAN "Brother Christmas"

          • Goldfinch60

            Good fun write Brian, only one minor criticism that I will put down to 'Poetic Licence' it should be CUPPA not CUP in the first stanza.

            • BRIANSODES

              Thanks ANDY ~ Have edited to CUPPA ~ BUT ~ as it is a Rhyming Sonnet I have had to change UP to UPPER ~ UPPA looked a little crude ! Thanks for comment. We goo to SIZEWELL HALL (near Nuclear Power Station on E Coast) for Spiritual & Physical (we glow when we come out of the sea and the Radiotherapy is free !) Regeneration. On the daily schedule the Coffee & Tea Breaks are always designated as CUPPA ~ so it rang a (refreshment) BELL ! Yours BRIAN

            • myself and me

              Such a lovely home.

            • BRIANSODES

              Thanks M & M ~ "An Englishman's Home is his Castle" so we try to make them as baronial as possible ! I am in a very nice second floor FLAT ~ at the moment ~ but one day I will live like a LORD like my Parents ! Hugs BRIAN XOX

            • FredPeyer

              Nice house, nice picture, nice poem. And as you point out, in America we are different, wide open, no walls, no fences, letting light and neighbors in.

              • BRIANSODES

                THANKS FRED ~ Yes that is one of the first differences (apart from spelling !) that I noticed in the States ! I guess it is pert of our Island Mentality ~ build a Castle ~ dig a Moat ~ pull up the Drawbridge ! We do speak to our neighbours (if necessary !) but it's mainly their Dogs & Kids we are keeping out ! Yours BRIAN

              • Laura

                Mio Caro Amico BRIAN...
                Un bel cancello!
                How did I miss this one!
                Wow 😯What a beautiful gate keeping a beautiful home safe! English homes are a sight to behold! A great teaching poem! I learned quite a bit! Grazie!
                Un Forte abbraccio e baci...
                ~Laura~

                • BRIANSODES

                  GRAZIE LAURA ~ MIA AMICA PRECIOSA ! Pleased you liked the Poem and also learned why the English are so proud of our Houses and why they are so expensive. In the S E of England (where I live) the cheapest two to three bedroom house cost at least $500,000 ~ apartments are cheaper ! I live in a 2 bedroom flat but hope to buy a House soon. We are very proud of our houses and for privacy (e prendere il sole nudi !) we like enclosed rear Gardens and a smaller front Garden as well ! "La casa di un inglese e il suo CASTELLO ~ AMEN ! Baci y Abbracci in profundi BRAIN "Uomo di Neve! XOXOX

                  • Laura

                    Sì, è bello prendere il sole nudi! 😉



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