Thursday, November 5, 2009

55 - spectres

Spectres of
yesteryear
surround us,
screaming thoughts
from the silence
of their dust,
waiting
to be noticed.

Declarations,
love letters
to future
generations,
playful prose
from a
forgotten muse
ready for
ears that
have not
fallen
deaf in
the clamor
of today.

Daddy,
will you
read me
another story?

Yes.

How else
will we
remember?

Tell a story in 55 words. Want to give it a try or just read more, go see g-man.

82 comments:

smarmoofus said...

That is so precious! I loved every one of your 55 words. And I have discerning taste in words. Come see...

-smarmoofus

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

That is so beautiful! How expressive you are. I love this 55! ♥

Mine's up.

Hilary said...

Amazing what you can capture in 55 words precisely. Your future generations will be very lucky to come upon your words.

g-man said...

Tres Elegant Mon Frere!!
Excellent 55 Brian.
You put up a class entry every Friday!
Thanks for this great contribution, and have a Kick-Ass Week-End....G

Brian Miller said...

figured I'd go a little lighter this week as most of my 55s have been a bit heavy.

Tall Kay said...

A bit eerie on how we were both on the same page this week...your words are so much more elegant! I understand the sentiment. Lovely 55!

Wings said...

Nice piece, Brian.

enchantedoak said...

You say a lot in 55 words. Good job. Daddy, will you read me another story...
My 55 is up.

SandyCarlson said...

That is so very well done. Perfection.

otin said...

I saw that another blog had screaming books. Was that just coincidence, or was there a book theme?

blueviolet said...

You make no mistakes. I loved it.

Tom said...

another great 55 word post...I would have to borrow some fingers and toes to have a go at this...or i could just use the ones from those mason jars in the crawl space...ooh, not funny.

kys said...

Sigh. You are perfect every time. Wonderful!

Ocean Girl said...

I'm loving your 55s. I also cannot help wonder what books you read to your boys.

Alix said...

Not sure I can count that high. I think 55 words is bordering on quantum mechanics.

Which obviously makes you a math and physics genius.

Lovely post, as usual.

Alice Audrey said...

Great entry this week!

Brian Miller said...

otin, no it seems there was a an epidemic of screaming books..no theme...i dont think...

ocean girl, cole likes xtreme sports books and we found a pretty cool series of those...Logan read magic Tree House and Junie B. right now...

alix, with 4 of us in the family i can borrow enough to get teh job done.

tom, you are hilarious...you were kidding, right? lol.

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

I am still trying to figure out how you got last weeks into 55 words and then you come up with this one! Top of the class I'd say!

Susan Anderson said...

Thanks for visiting my 55! Yours was great. I look forward to reading more. There is a story..but it is part of a continuing series...you'll just have to keep checking back every week. As G Man says, Have a kick ass weekend!

Gladys said...

I just have to say your work is amazing.

smiles4u said...

Very nice. Well said once again. Have a great weekend with your family!

AngelMay said...

Very nice, Brian. As always.

Janna said...

How wonderful!
I like it. :)

The last five words are my favorite.

Nice Friday 55!
Mine is all ready too.
You can read it here.

clean and crazy said...

brilliant 55, loved the ending!! mine is up too

Mrsupole said...

How many books just sit on shelves and never get read anymore? So many stories, that once entertained the masses, sadly are now becoming lost due to generations wasting time playing video games, watching movies and TV.

Becoming lost in a book, a joyful wonder that you are passing down to the boys.

God bless.

Mrsupole said...

Hi Brian,

Look I did it in 55. Very shocking, huh. Bet you didn't think I could do a comment in less than a few hundred. Dang, I might have to mark that one on a calendar. Although if you count this part then I was not successful, so this part does not count as part of the comment. Just pretend that someone else wrote this one.

Yup, I am gonna delete this one, oh okay, I am not, but then again.

Okay, I am just going to step away from the keyboard and go watch some TV. Maybe I need to read a book. Sigh.

God bless again.

Monkey Man said...

Very nice! I miss bedtime stories with my kids. They are too old now. Thanks for the memories you conjured. My 55 is up and HERE.

gaelikaa said...

Great concept. And well done!

Candie Bracci said...

That was beautiful Brian!Inspiring as usual!

Mom of Opiate Addict said...

I always love reading your 55ves, you have a way of drawing the reader in! Mine is up. Have a great weekend!

Marianna said...

You nail (did I say it right:) the 55 every time lol

xoxo

Mrsupole said...

Hi Brian,

Okay, just to show that they do exist, I have now posted a picture of the man ones. I did not know they had pictures of them. Very strange to think that a man can wear one.

God bless.

anthonynorth said...

Great ending. How do we remember, indeed.

Protege said...

"...ready for
ears that
have not
fallen
deaf in
the clamor
of today..."

So much power in those few words.
Loved it...
:)

Mitr Friend - Bhushavali said...

Wow... That's a perfect story and so marvelous to be completed in 55 words...

Pls do wish my friend a Happy B'day at Savoir-Faire

Matthew said...

I'm going to just copy and paste this in the future I think - it will save me from RSI one day:

Fantastic. Excellent. Marvellous.

Hootin' Anni said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! If words can touch a heart, these will!!!!

Mine is Pepper Sprayed today. Click Here and scroll down beyond my Friday's Show n Tell to find my 55. Have a glorious weekend.

lime said...

oh, those memories created are dearly special. wonderfully done.

Dulce said...

WOW! I really love this one, telling our kids these stories...funny!
Thanks 4 your visit!

Chef Kar said...

So very sweet and touching. Another beauty Brian. Lucky children.

Thank you for your comment on my Flash 55 ~ Awakening ~ it made me laugh!

Have a great weekend,

Karis

Dr.John said...

So many memories in so few words.
Great 55

I have finished my 55.
You’ll find it

HERE.

sarah said...

beautiful Brian. Your gentle spirit comes through this piece. Sarah

Lorraine said...

I rarely read 55 words, except here ;)

Bubbie said...

55 reminds me to keep looking at my friend's blogs. I agree with smarmoofus. I need to read your jail one next. Nicely done and thanks for sharing your talent.

Shadow said...

quite nostalgic, the transferance of stories from one generation to the next. lovely!

Betsy said...

I miss that 'read me a story' request! Or, it was usually 'read it again!?' hee!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Perfection, Brian! :)

The Retired One said...

Yes,indeed. How else will we remember?

Loved it, Brian!

Alan Burnett said...

Remarkably inventive.

Travel & Dive Girl said...

I don't know how you manage to pull it off in 55, but you do...

Verily I go. said...

So awesome to be around. Thanks Brian. xoxo

TechnoBabe said...

Passing along a legacy of words and traditions is passing along a lineage of love. Your post is another in a long list of posts you leave to your fortunate and well-loved boys.

Nessa said...

Stories are so important. Great 55.

Flash 55 - Holiday Preparations

Kate Hanley said...

55 words, it seems so difficult but you make it look so easy.

Barb said...

Beautiful 55. You are really talented.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

How, indeed? Happy Friday!

Daniel said...

Sweet words that struck me with a bit of melancholy. Words, images, moments can be so easily lost and forgotten.

Susan at Stony River said...

Loved it! What a great tribute to the tradition.

Jessie said...

you're right ... how else will we remember?
beautiful without a doubt and very touching.

my 55 is up, and i have something for you at my bloghome ... it's the post under my Friday 55.

have a great weekend,

Mama Zen said...

This just touched my heart. I love this!

tattytiara said...

I tend to avoid making art that requires math, but I certainly enjoyed reading your creation!

willow said...

Well, they're not going to be screaming from the dust on my fridge. ;^)

Akelamalu said...

A wondeful 55 I enjoyed it very much. :)

MIke Kilgore said...

Brian-nicely done how else indeed would we remember?

staceyjwarner said...

this was wonderful, a quiet moment caught beautifully.

much love

Felicitas said...

I love the way you write! Your words are so insightful and thought provoking.

Fandango said...

We dragons have much longer memories.
Helpful 55

Betty said...

Brian, that was a beautiful post! Maybe, one day, if I'm blessed with a grandchild, I'll enjoy reading stories aloud again. :)

Lulda Casadaga said...

there is nothing more memorable than a good bed time story... charming 55! :)

Kulio said...

"forgotten muse"

Ever read something that you wrote a long time ago, and though, "wow, where did that come from?"

yeah, me too.

Akannie said...

Wowsa, Brian!

A true wordsmith. Thanks for stopping by my 55 and I will be back..now that I know where you live....*wink

Ronda Laveen said...

Your 55 reads like 110.

Hieiko said...

That was lovely. Your words gave me a warm feeling inside. :)

lettuce said...

a nice one
i'm really enjoying these 55 word pieces

CJ said...

Great poem ---and great Flash 55.

Cinnamon said...

I read this as stories of remembrance, which would make it a bit heavier. Suppose I just got remembrance sunday on the brain.

Also looking forward to your sequel to Otin's story :)

hope said...

I LOVE this one! Too many kids don't even bother to ask that question any more.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Mona said...

wow! 77 comments on a 55ve! That must be record breaking!

Beautiful & lyrical!

Pat said...

I don't know how you do it, Brian, but you hit it out of the ball park each time! Great 55 words!

VE said...

Very nice. I wonder if my dad will still read me a story...

MomsJournal said...

precious 55! I just melt every time my daughter wants to hear another story...even if it's her potty book. LOL ;-)

rxBambi said...

You are truly gifted... and a great dad as well. You rock.