Essay

Grasmere Journal

With apologies to Dorothy Wordsworth

Michelle Scorziello
The Howling Owl
Published in
5 min readSep 21, 2022

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Summer house discovered and photographed by author

I have found a summer house with a stable door and red-tiled floor and windows with black curlicue handles. There is a wood table and five stout chairs. No view of the lake, just the tops of the rhododendrons and Helm Crag. Helm Crag is green and where the green is threadbare it is pink, the bottom half lush with evergreens. The trees…

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Michelle Scorziello
The Howling Owl

I am a special needs teacher who loves to read and write.