"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Magpie Tales #285 Once Upon a Time

Once upon a time
in a land far away
A dollhouse sat alone
No children there to stay
The nursery was empty
Babies grown and left
And the lonely dollhouse
Was really quite bereft
She sits there dreaming
Waiting for that day
When little hands once again
Will come to her to play.
Aline Smithson
Thanks once again to Tess Kincaid
for Magpie Tales and this
enigmatic image to inspire us!


  1. This brought back fond memories. Yes it did.

    Have a fabulous day Kathe. Big hugs to you and tons of scritches to Miss Lucy. ♥♥♥

  2. Poor little house! I'm sure someone will come again to play. :-)

  3. Quite poignant. Mrs. C. had a dollhouse her parents gave her and we'd been lugging it around for years. She finally made the daughter of a co-worker very happy by gifting it to her.

  4. All toys and dollhouses should be loved by some child!

  5. Doll houses always hold a lot of memories

  6. Someone will come along soon I'm sure! A delight.
    Rosey Pinkerton's blog

  7. Yes, it is so sad to see that dollhouse. At least there is hope.

    Limbo Delirium
    Black & White Abstracts

  8. Well loved things can take on a life of their own, and sometimes that includes taking on a ghost as well.

  9. I think there will be hands coming back to play one day.. but it's hard to wait

  10. I believe there are many an empty doll houses with hope running through their rooms!

  11. I've have seen dollhouses at garage sales and it always makes me feel a bit sad..some of them were built with hands of love. I think you captured the feelings of the dollhouse.

  12. you spoke correct feeling of a doll and dollhouse

    My take : A Small Home

  13. Impressed with your rhyming skills!


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