Writing Prompt #187 “Collage 34” – A Ritual of Love


The door creaked as we opened it,

The guest house came with reputation.

The journey through the rain forest,

the abandoned logging camps

was worth the numb bum from so much travel.

There was a charm, a quaintness

That feeling that we were the first in so long

Despite it being a hard to acquire stay.

The rustic charm grabbed you instantaneously

Like the magic of love at first sight.

But for all its external old world charm

Inside was all creature comfort.

The spa was for luxuriating in

Sipping the bubbles from the side of our glass

We played and laughed at our pretence.

You looked so beautiful,

It had been so long

Since we’d had time for us.

Outside the wonder of the forest

The birds and the unique flora

Captivated our attention

You snapped everything

Not wanting to leave any memory behind.

We awoke to a chorus of birds

Like us grateful of the morning sun

We stayed and played aware that around us

Nature participated in its own ritual of love.


Written for: https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2016/11/20/writing-prompt-187-collage-34/

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10 Responses to Writing Prompt #187 “Collage 34” – A Ritual of Love

  1. How beautiful and dreamy Michael!

  2. mandibelle16 says:

    Love the romance of this seemingly rustic place. It has all the creature co forts inside, the beautiful great outdoors, and is wonderful time for the narrator and his lady to connect and be in love 🙂

  3. Laura Bloomsbury says:

    really like how this developed from what I thought was a woodsman camping expedition to a love nest – and these lines:
    “You snapped everything

    Not wanting to leave any memory behind.”

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