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Breakfast at the Lenhart

Brandon Riederer is an Adjunct Professor of English at Bryant & Stratton College. He has a M.A. in English from National University.

The source of my inspiration for this poem directly comes my experiences here. The Hotel Lenhart overlooks Chautauqua Lake in Bemus Point, NY. The hotel itself is 138 years old. It is a quaint place for creative writing and sparks of imagination.

The source of my inspiration for this poem directly comes my experiences here. The Hotel Lenhart overlooks Chautauqua Lake in Bemus Point, NY. The hotel itself is 138 years old. It is a quaint place for creative writing and sparks of imagination.

Breakfast at the Lenhart

I smell fresh-brewed coffee

And fresh-baked donuts,

Maple sugar, pancakes,

French toast, & oatmeal.


I hear the soft keys of a piano

Lavishly crooning classical

As serene as Chanticleer

On his morning roost sings.


I see white tables, wooden

Chairs, lacquer floors, and

Victorian arches—black &

White photographs framed

In gold line the white walls


I wish one wish to stay,

But I must leave today.

Comments

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on August 11, 2018:

Delightful and you made me hungry