A Mountain Cabin, Appalachia, log cabins, Logan, Logan Banner, Logan County, poems, poetry, West Virginia
From the Logan Banner of Logan, WV, comes this poem by an unknown author printed on July 20, 1923:
A MOUNTAIN CABIN
The roof of rough rived boards,
The walls hewn logs and chinking;
Over windows vining gourds,
Round gourds for festive drinking.
A wood hinged batten door
With latch, and string for greeting;
A near to nature floor,
Stone hearth for friendly meeting.
An open fire place wide,
And black pot hooks showing;
No art the crude to hide—
Shelter when winds are blowing.
This house quite humble stands,
But love wrought in its building;
Great wealth is not in lands
And homes are not gilding.