"Their idiom, their dimension,
was life; they spoke in its terms.
What vigor their houses have! --
deep-based, tall-windowed, updrawn,"
towered, they rise like trees
from thin soil spruced into lawn
and shell-rimmed flowerbed,
toward a more specious air.'
--From "Intimations of Immortality, Cuttingsville, Vermont, 1880,'' by Constance Carrrier