Friday, January 17, 2014

"A Bed of Roses"

A Bed of Roses

Orange marmalade's
the secret ingredient,
real bacon a treat,
maple syrup's drizzled
ever so lightly.

I don't usually
lick my lips in anticipation
nor stretch like a feline
catching morning's rays
as such things can spoil a girl.

Like last night's retreat,
nestled like a bird's nest
high above the busy street,
comfort downed and fragrant,
whirled, salted,
our bodies wrapped, tingling
inside terry cloth robes.

Such simple delights
overseen by smiling hosts
tending us like royals;

Sigh.  We'll be back.

by Margaret Bednar, January 17, 2014

This is for "Imaginary Garden of Real Toad's - Person's of Interest" a challenge presented by Herotomost.  We are to write about a special person we have met while on a vacation.  Well, I mixed it up a bit and wrote about a place.  I usually stay in hotels, but I just might have a thing now for B&B's.  


TexWisGirl said...

a nice escape.

Kathryn said...

Sounds like perfect bliss.

Susan said...

I thought I glimpsed another person in there! But writing about a place you return to again and again is wonderful. Did you make the video as well?

Fireblossom said...

I think I dropped some stress myself, simply from reading this! See, Margaret, you came up with something delightful, just as you always do.

Herotomost said...

I like the twist and am in sync with your love of the bed and breakfast feeling. Have spent a few nights in some extraordinary B&Bs and they certainly have a feel unlike that of a hotel and a resort. Makes me feel like going on vacay this instant....great writing Margaret and thanks so much for coming out.

Marian said...

i want to go there! oh hey, it's almost my favorite season here... maple season. i should find myself a B&B for after the sugar shack. :)

Kenia Cris said...

I don't travel much, whenever I do I stay with friends or family, the comfort is different.

I like it, especially the nostalgic way you end it.

Kisses. <3

Robert Bourne said...

there is something decadent and pleasing to treat yourself while traveling... it is all part of the appeal of going somewhere either new or a favorite... great write you have inspired me to treat the two of us... :)

Other Mary said...

Yay for a little bit of spoiling now and then. :o)

Anonymous said...

sensual; lingering, like a fingertip on a lip

and I was a total dork in high school, and college, and rarely if ever had the gumption to sweet talk any girls or women, Miss Margaret, even after that, to reply to your jibe about me being a sweet-talker. maybe once, or twice. :) ~

Margaret said...

Ha ha, Grapeling. At least we know you have it in you when you need it :)

Jim said...

Some of our nicest stays were at B&B's. Some we stayed more than once, very nice was Kilarney and then Crieff, Scotland. We still get e-mail from the lady at the latter.

kaykuala said...

Sensuously breathtaking. It's a wonderful place obviously! Nicely Marge!


Kerry O'Connor said...

I guess the best hosts leave a lasting impression, by not being part of your vacation but through their committed service to their guests.

Outlawyer said...

Both bed and breakfast sound pretty great! K. Manicddaily

hedgewitch said...

A lovey glimpse of intimacy, the thing that nourishes our hearts, and laying down the stress that sometimes separates us. I cant get my husband to budge any more when it comes to traveling; I would miss it more if it wasn;t for poems like this.

Mama Zen said...

This sounds like heaven!

Helen said...

If you EVER have the opportunity to stay at Blackberry Farm outside of Knoxville ... Do not hesitate. 44 rooms, luxury for days .. the ultimate bed and breakfast experience! Lunch, dinner and everything in between!

Jannie Funster said...

Sweet! Married love making is The Best, tho not widely reported, and almost never as elegantly as this.


Susie Clevenger said...

Sounds like a delightful place of escape

Susie Clevenger said...

Sounds like a delightful place of escape

Ginnie said...

Sometimes a good B&B beats everything else in the world. HA! I know.