The Cottage on the Moor is a place where I'll keep a fire going on cold winter nights and a breeze flowing through the windows on steamy summer days. There will be a "cup of warm" waiting for you to stimulate your mind. I'll try to keep it fresh by adding something every now and then. So come often. I hope you find it worth your while.
Wow! It is exhausting, writing serious stuff like that. I
hope the reader will excuse the classical references and particularly the
uncouth language in line three. I felt it needed to be there to lend realism to
the poem. Although I included a veiled Biblical reference in the final line I
didn’t intend the poem to have particular religious significance. It is mainly
a comic dirge. I expect the ordinary man (or woman) to struggle a bit with it
but the literary critics will know immediately what I’m attempting to do, even
if their interpretations are all over the map, varying from seeing it as a
sexual fantasy to a deep religious meditation. I do, however, reserve the poet’s
right to revise if I see, in the future, a way to make it more sophisticated
(obscure) without destroying its core element which is truthfulness.