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.

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About Andrew Kreider

I'm a poet and musician,transplanted from London, England to beautiful northern Indiana. By day I am a stay-at-home dad with our three kids while my amazingly talented spouse conquers medical school one long shift at a time. At night, I'm a performer and trouble-maker. I love my life.

13 responses »

  1. 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~

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  2. This is so lovely and sweet!

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

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

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

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  6. 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.

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  7. 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

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  8. 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.

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  9. 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

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

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  11. Truly lovely piece. Beautiful write! ~ Rose

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  12. 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.

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