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The Little Home

Diane's Cottage, Beaumont le Roger. Louis Aston Knight.
Diane’s Cottage, Beaumont le Roger. Louis Aston Knight.


The Little Home

Edgar Albert Guest


The little house is not too small

To shelter friends who come to call.

Though low the roof and small its space

It holds the Lord’s abounding grace,

And every single room may be

Endowed with  happy memory.


The little house, severely plain,

A wealth of beauty may contain.

Within it those who dwell may find

High faith which makes for peace of mind,

And that sweet understanding which

Can make the poorest cottage rich.


The little house can hold all things

From which the soul’s contentment springs.

‘Tis not too small for love to grow,

For all the joys that mortals know,

For mirth and song and that delight

Which makes the humblest dwelling bright.


Even the plainest house can be beautiful, and the tiniest home can have a very big heart. Even  if your rooms are small, keep the doors open wide! Love and happiness can find plenty of space to grow and flourish.


Diane's Cottage. Louis Aston Knight.



Nancy Byrd Turner


I want to have a little house

With sunlight on the floor,


A chimney with a rosy hearth,

And lilacs by the door;


With windows looking east and west

And a crooked apple tree.


An room beside the garden fence

For hollyhocks to be!

Song for a Little House

Garden and Meadow (Normandy, Risle Valley). Louis Aston Knight.


Song for a Little House

Christopher Morley


I’m glad our house is a little house,

Not too tall nor too wide:

I’m glad the hovering butterflies

Feel free to come inside.


Our little house is a friendly house.

It is not shy or vain;

It gossips with the talking trees,

And makes friends with the rain.


And quick leaves cast a shimmer of green

Against our whited walls,

And in the phlox, the courteous bees

Are paying duty calls.