Ellie Daphne van Stralen


A Hotel Room With A View - Poem by Ellie Daphne van Stralen

opposite the medieval cathedral
the old Dutch inn named The Carillon
lodge of intense sense of robustness
like the sound of the church bells in the steeple

all four smaller or larger church-doors were locked
silent hours for the organ player
regular rehearsals twice a week
church and square with most impressive music stocked

the antique hotel-door opened squeaking
hotelier shows hospitality
heavy key and old fashioned staircase
found the room with a church view I was seeking

the organ player's first tones bedeviled
nearby church bells echoes each quarter
waiting in the antique rocking chair
no wall, floor or cabinet a bit leveled

the intro of coming concertos grosso
the air filled with the magic of ages
the hotelroom window wide open
hatch for organ-symphonies virtuoso

©Ellie daphne


Poet's Notes about The Poem

@Leslie Philibert- TY so much for mentioning the title being using before. Of course I changed it immediately. I had no knowledge of this title being used before or the intention of nicking a title.

Comments about A Hotel Room With A View by Ellie Daphne van Stralen

  • Khairul Ahsan (9/5/2013 8:39:00 AM)


    We can see a nice picture through this poem. (Report) Reply

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  • (2/10/2013 5:43:00 AM)


    Like the poem, even though the title is nicked from E M Forster (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, February 9, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, February 12, 2013


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