Beautiful Doors! (poem + Hugo snippet)

14 years ago – we were planning to build a house mayberry doors 3

It was a nasty chore! It was an experience – we were not ready for…

And after paying for two sets of blueprints – we began to abhor

Deciding upgrades and the choices galore.

We were also young – and still felt imbalanced from the move-

Hard to build a house while looking for a new life groove!

Also- we were in career mode and had young kids 

Our interests were FAR from designing a custom crib!


Then an issue with our lot gave us the chance to walk away –

We decided to buy an already built home- the very next day. 

But here’s the thing –  we have changed since that time-

And building a home now – would be mighty fine – even sublime!

I now – finally – know what I would want with “this and that”-

From the southern exposure to the type of welcome mat.

But the real exciting choice – and the reason for this poem…

Is because choosing the front door – will be a special part of this home!

mayberry doors 4I have come to love doors – and this choice will be handled with care-

So we can welcome each guest – with some special front door flare.

Will we choose  a double door? – Or a single frame with sleek wood?

Well all I know right now is that it’s going to be GOOD!

In the meantime, I will enjoy the artsy doors I see along the way…

Which includes following the DOOR BLOG – that allows me to dream away.

Because a door can be a work of art  – and enjoying them helps fill the heart


Also – because Victor Hugo has been mentioned in a few posts this month, I thought I would give you an excerpt Hugo wrote about a cool door – it comes from Les Mis:

“After traversing a hundred paces, skirting a wall of the fifteenth century, surmounted by a pointed gable, with bricks set in contrast, he found himself before a large door of arched stone, with a rectilinear impost, in the sombre style of Louis XIV., flanked by two flat medallions. A severe facade rose above this door; a wall, perpendicular to the facade, almost touched the door, and flanked it with an abrupt right angle. 

In the meadow before the door lay three harrows, through which, in disorder, grew all the flowers of May. The door was closed. The two decrepit leaves, which barred it, were ornamented with an old rusty knocker. The sun was charming; the branches had that soft shivering of May, which seems to proceed rather from the nests than from the wind. A brave little bird, probably a lover, was caroling in a distracted manner in a large tree.”


and go here to check out a door post called Last Dance….




22 thoughts on “Beautiful Doors! (poem + Hugo snippet)

  1. Love all the door samples here. Has character, texture, irresistibly charm. Whatever you both choose, let it be the reflection of home you always dreamed of and hope to share in the years to come. Thanks for sharing a piece of your dream door. All the best to you and your family.


  2. I love your collection of doors. A door tells so much about the character of the house – that is, if it is not one of the many churned out for the homes that look all the same.


  3. (EN)Really nice colorful blog post. I love doors and windows, according to me they are like our eyes and our mouth, like an open hand or closed 🙂
    (IT)Veramente un bell’articolo colorato. Amo le porte e le finestre:secondo me sono come i nostri occhi e la nostra bocca, come una mano aperta o chiusa. 🙂


  4. The Door

    I saw the outside of the door
    It seemed pleasant to behold
    It wasn’t new and it wasn’t old
    The entrance was gated
    The path even narrower
    But to gaze upon its grandeur
    Made me know it
    Was Hallowed
    So as I approached
    And raised my gaze
    To my amazement
    It was made of gold
    And within I saw
    Wisdom on her Throne
    She spoke to me
    And said
    Welcome Home
    The door is Life
    Wisdom is your wife
    Which is the most valuable
    Treasure had
    In this temporal life
    The power of love is within the mind
    Which is eternal through time
    Find wisdom
    And she will show you
    The totality
    Of why you were born
    Remember the door
    But always look within
    Its where the truth birth
    Really begins
    To Learn to Love
    That is what you are here for.

    By Jeffrey D. Simmons
    March 29, 2014
    11:14 AM


    1. Awesome Doc Jeff – and have missed you much – and enjoyed your work today – and really loved the “find wisdom” –

      and just like your arrangement too – like this
      “So as I approached
      And raised my gaze…”

      muy bien mi diss amiga, muy bien! 🙂


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