Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Rules


A honeymoon poem, to share with friends over at the marvelous dVerse community.

This house is smaller than the brochure made
It look. There is barely room for our bags
In the front hall as we sign the guestbook.

Breakfast is between eight and eight thirty
We are informed, and would we prefer
A fry-up or just the continental?

Our hostess has a typewriter. The walls
Are filled with neat signs telling us things like
When we may use the bathroom (no long baths)

And that the lounge is open after six
For us to watch the TV or peruse
The two shelves of Mills and Boone romances.

But this is our first night, and thus we have
A romance of our own to consummate.
Pinned above our bed is a note that reads:

Guests are requested not to talk after
Ten p.m. We obey, shyly, taking
Our time, trying not to break any rules.

13 comments:

Heaven said...

What a sweet honeymoon poem...this is my first time (blushes) to read on such a subject.

The last verse is perfect...Nice to meet you~

Mama Zen said...

This is so lovely and sweet!

Mark Kerstetter said...

Hopefully their sleep won't be troubled by the ratataptap of the hostess's typewriter as she concocts more rules.

Brian Miller said...

haha...i guess i could get by without talking...this is fun a little comical and sweet as well...nice blend...

Pat Hatt said...

haha laughed at the note, fun piece, talking is overrated anyway

oceangirl said...

this is the sweetest and the bestest poem at dVerse tonight! i can picture and understand it, and it made me smile. i want to visit this place.

Claudia said...

awww this is so lovely and sweet, written in a heart-warming way...and who cares for the rules anyway when on a honeymoon..smiles

Jannie Funster said...

Who needs to talk on a wedding night, eh? :)

This sounds like quite a place!

Wonderful original poem that is for sure one of my faves this week.

jen revved said...

A gentle, clear poem-- I like it very much because it is grounded in a real event, a moment in time and place-- good job! xxxj

Beachanny said...

This made me smile. Brings to my mind a day and a night of anecdotes. I'll add this to my compendium. Good one!

C Rose said...

Truly lovely piece. Beautiful write! ~ Rose

mjshorts said...

A tremendous poem.
It reminded me of such establishments that I stayed at in my younger days though, thankfully, not on my honeymoon!
Thanks for a great read.

The Gooseberry Garden said...

incredible!