by Jen Mary Hunt
Written in honor of my in-laws' new cottage
Kudos to the wise, brave gentry
Who fit this spot for the 21st cent’ry
Bathrooms aplenty, sigh-worthy sights
Plumbing that functions, ladder-free flights
A recreation relaxed, yet precise,
Preserving the virtue; sparing the vice.
Whether one is ram or ewe
No one lacks for things to do.
Some play Sheepshead, some roll dice
Some jog the lake path once or twice--
Fishing, napping, green frog catching
Reading dockside to lake lap-lapping--
Visit by visit, hour by hour
May young and old affections flower
Over time shared and fun had
At the Watts’ Langlade County pad.
Cottage-bred and cottage-wooed,
God bless this nest and bless its brood.