Recently I have found a number of blogs that host art challenges each month.
Several of them appeal to me. This week I chose to do the challenge at Different Strokes(link in title). Here is my interpretation of the photograph prompt there:
I love old things...old books...old friends,
The lovely way an old tree bends,
Above a little clapboard house,
a tiny yard still as a mouse.
An old log house beyond the town,
It's oaken rafter falling down,
Yet holding in each chimney stone,
An ageless beauty of it's own.
I love old things....timeworn and frayed,
Upon whose heart the years have laid,
A kindly touch as if to show,
the beauty of their inner glow.