Ode to the Metropol

Ode to the Metropol….An ode written as multiple haikus

basking in the Muscovite

winter sun, art nouveau dream

Follow the bellboy past

the gyrating gates

to the florid foyer boasting

the baroque chandelier

perch on a plush pew

and hum to the harper harmonies

with the muscovite beau monde

feast under the

watchful gaze of gaudy angels dotting

the stained glass ceiling

She is Moscow’s own Metropol

trapped in time, silent spectator to

Russian metamorphosis


5§7§5 Haiku

I was inspired to write this “ode” after my visit to Russia in the summer. I was lucky to lodge at the mesmerising Hotel Metropol during my stay in Moscow. The hotel is an art nouveau masterpiece, bustles with history ( since its construction in 1899) and has been home to famous guests to the Kremlin. It was a lovely trip, and my short stay at this mind blowing hotel really stays with me. The memories were rekindled when I started reading a novel titled “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles. The story is set in the hotel, and it inspired me to write about my visit. Hope you likeddownload.jpegit!


5 thoughts on “Ode to the Metropol

  1. Dear idealjunkyard…thanks for visiting my blog space. Little that I know of haiku, one should be minimal with words. My next post will be on haiku though am only a learner not an authority but like you love experimenting with haiku. Hope you don’t mind.

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