Wednesday, March 24, 2010

whats your sign?

silverware clinks
on plates to the rush
of a hundred voices
chattering
but i only
hear you
and i am looking
for a sign that
this is more than
two people eating
dinner under dim
mood lighting.

this is day 3
and i cant stop
thinking...

i cut my steak
into small pieces
trying not to look
like a pig and to
stretch out
the evening
and i am looking
for a sign that
this is more than
just one night
in a long line
of many.

dinner is over
and its time to
leave...

when your hand
finds mine and it
fits perfect, as we
slow dance in the
middle of
your room
and i am realising
i don't need a sign
to hear what my
heart is saying.

this is day 6235
and i still
feel giddy...

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116 comments:

Meeko Fabulous said...

That is so darling. :)

Tabor said...

wow you are such a romantic!!!

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Tabor took the words out of my mouth!

Ronda Laveen said...

Sounds like you "signed" on with the right girl.

Everyday Goddess said...

sometimes it's just plain right there in front of us!

Kathy's Klothesline said...

You should give lessons in romance!

Kay said...

awwww... way to make a girl giddy! :)

Daniel said...

Very sweet and expressive.

only a movie said...

That's seriously sweet.

jaymiethorne said...

Wow, change my mind on romance. Can I sign my spouse up for lessons? :-)

Lisa said...

so do you have a SINGLE twin brother who can write and love this profoundly? NO?! Probably for the better because a jaded heart like mine would only make him cry.... ;-)

She Writes said...

Nice :).

Me said...

That was beautiful! :)

william said...

the last of the gentlemen alive and living in Mr Miller, bravo :) still no one has guessed my movie? cmon make it YOU..

Nessa said...

I think that may be one of the sweetest love poems I've ever read.

Maha said...

That was so very sweet!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

All I can say is that I had a huge smile at the end of this. So sweet.

Jaime said...

aww... man, my brian needs to take lessons from you

5thsister said...

the last of the great romantics, brian. i love this!

kkrige said...

That was just beautiful, romantic and oh so lovely. I want a copy of the book your parents read when you were growing up to have done such a fantabulous job on you.

The Retired One said...

So very sweet, Brian...and to think you have the DAYS numbered!!!
So, like...we have been married 38 years this August 5th...I should have you count the days for me. ha

Betsy said...

I'm with Jaime...can you write a book for our hubs? ha.

Tracy said...

Aw, that is so sweet, Brian! Made me *smile*

CocoDivaDog said...

Hoooooooweeeeeeee.
I think I just got a hot-flash.
My glasses just got steamy.

Magpie said...

It's so nice to know that some good things don't come to an end.
Congratulations on day 6235!!

LadyCat said...

And may you keep dancing for many, many more happy days.

Little Ms Blogger said...

It is obvious how much you love your wife and still appreciate her after all this time.

sheila said...

OHHHHHHH Brian, that's awesome! So loving.

CottageGirl said...

Whew-ee! You are such a romantic, Brian!!!

Jingle said...

"I cut my steak
into small pieces
trying not to look
like a pig..."

I giggled when i read this line,
you write as if you were a young lad who is freshly in love...

;)
handsome writing!

Jingle said...

Good Evening:

you fit as an entertain writer,
no matter what is the subject, romance, horror, mystery, or ghost writing, you show your expertise and have the power to convionce everyone that you know what you do!

extraordinary job!
this one fits for fun and laughter!

cheers!

Katherine said...

Ohh Brian .. how romatically delicious was that! You are sweetheart!
I hope that you share these beautiful poems with your lovely wife. I'm sure they would melt her heart!

Jingle said...

Dear Brian:

you are the most amazing man in blogging universe, I never heard any compllaints from you, but saw your comments everywhere making connections and building life that is happier, better, easier, and more enjoyable!

please keep your cool,
keep up your excellence in blogging and commenting,
and
have fun yourself!

you are the very best!

lakeviewer said...

ohhhhhhh! Wow! Sweet and charming.

Eva Gallant said...

Your wife is so lucky. What a wonderful expression of love.

Teri said...

I'm thinking that there isn't much more to add to all these comments except "ditto". And...pass this on to your sons. What a legacy that would be. Some woman will really appreciate that.

~ Tabitha ~ said...

Fabulous :)

Green-Eyed Momster said...

Oh my gosh Brian, that was just, so beautiful!
Thanks!

Chhaya said...

Sooooooooooooooo Romantic :D

PattiKen said...

Awwww... You romantic rascal, you! That is one lucky lady!

Bernie said...

Oh I loved this but then what woman wouldn't......:-) Hugs

Bridgette said...

How sweet!!!

Kathleen said...

Really? You still feel giddy? I love that!

Rita said...

This post has brought tears to my eyes and a lump to my heart.

Perhaps, it is because it is so appropriate and fitting for this day in my life. My wedding anniversary.

Perhaps it is just because it fills every girls wish to be serenaded or receive a public acknowledgement of their loved ones feelings for them.

I'm sure you made your wife one of the happiest ladies alive today with this very touching tribute.

Angie Muresan said...

I love it that you are in love with your wife. It is beautiful. Truly beautiful.

tattytiara said...

You punctuated that wonderfully.

tattytiara said...

I mean with the reference at the end - I'm too tired to know if my meaning was obvious or not so I thought I should clarify!

Nancy said...

Lucky girl!

ishabellemanalo said...

always love reading your poetry... very beautiful words... :)

slommler said...

True love is a wonderful thing. And I loved this...thanks!
Hugs
SueAnn

Rajlakshmi said...

Aww that is such a lovely write. I loved the feeling it gave. Beautifully worded.

Vodka Logic said...

Very nice...I hope she feels the same way

Rinkly Rimes said...

What could be more romantic than that!!!!! I feel envious!

LadyFi said...

Aw.. so romantic!

anthonynorth said...

Great romance. Excellent.

Baino said...

Oh you big schmooze.

Bananazക said...

Nice! love the poems & *ID ten M*. Great. tQ

Protege said...

You are my favourite romantic. Undying one as well.
You know that this speaks volumes to me, the forever hopeless romantic at heart as well.
xoxo
Zuzana

Alan Burnett said...

Lovely ending ... should have expected it knowing you.

järnebrand said...

Aw, how sweet... :) Very romantic indeed, looking for signs and realizing you don't have to.

Beth said...

This is exactly how I feel about my husband!

You have such a gift with words.

Valerie said...

Wonderful piece, exceptional ending... loved it. You sure do have a way with words.

Shadow said...

this is loooooovely!

Mmm said...

Yes, you are definitely a romantic! Takes one to know one as they say. nice take, Brian.

Rob said...

You have a way with words.

Gillian said...

Lovely. Don't forget you been tagged.

dustus said...

Nice sentiment in this poem. Enjoyed

souldose said...

Oh you sweet romantic man, personally this is one of the best poems I've ever read.

kseverny said...

wow, this is so cool

Jessie said...

such a warm, tender sentiment to someone you care so deeply about. if she reads this, she'll be smiling...and then you will be too..

very romantic indeed!

the walking man said...

Giddy is good. Well cooked steak is better after day 7000. {;-]}

Jill said...

OH yeah....this is a good one!
Love it!

Mama Wheaton said...

Love takes many forms, in many seasons.

mairmusic said...

lovely reflection on a romance

Mr. Stupid said...

Wow Brian. This is beautiful...:)

Harnett-Hargrove said...

Nice sign. -J

nanny said...

I too love the ending....well I love the entire poem!

Jannie Funster said...

Ahhhhhh, you are the ideal husband!

And one heckova talented poet!

Still so glad to have found your blog and top notch writing!!

xo
standing waiting for the p. O. to open, 10 packages flying to give-away winners today!

mama-face said...

You know, sometimes us women think that we're the only ones who get nervous...of course its been ages since I had my first date with my husband, but this brings back a lot of memories. But I won't bore you with THOSE details. :)

I love the words to that song "I love you more today than yesterday". Isn't that the truth when you are with the right person?

Goofball said...

I don't know what giddy means, but it sounds like a good feeling :)

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

beautiful!

Rebecca said...

Ah..how utterly romantic! This is wonderful on so many levels.

chitowngreg said...

Just dropping by to introduce myself. Looking forward to following your blog. Have a good one!

Janice said...

Awwwww...beautifully romantic. And you counted the days. Mmmmm. Lucky, you two.

Enchanted Oak said...

You did a lovely job with this love poem, Brian. Line breaks are terrific. There's a fine progression of emotion developing over the course of the poem. It's nicely succinct. Good work!
Chris

Cop Mama said...

Seriously, I hope your wife reads your blog! Awesome words!

And dude, 85 comments! Wow, good for you!

Monkey Man said...

Ain't love grand.

TechnoBabe said...

You listen for the sign and it is in your heart. The love in this post jumps from the screen and brings joy right into my living room.

tori said...

you should teach a class or something...how to make you wife weak in the knees again.

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Brian:)

Beautifully written romantic poem. Wonderful weaving of words with anxiety,hope and earnestness. An unexpected but joyous end.

I am inclined to think that this happened to you in your own life:)

Very often this doesn't happen and each one plays the cat and mouse game. Waiting for the other to take the initiative. Here in this case everything was made very easy and no complication or heartburn at all.

I am delighted and charmed to read this amazing poem.

Have a nice day Brian:)
Joseph

buffalodick said...

I'm 13,322.5....not counting dating her for 1000 days before that!

The Blonde Duck said...

That's such a lovely poem. And I relate to the steak cutting all too well...

Thanks for popping in!

Jingle said...

http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/03/25/thursday-poets-rally-week-11-the-perfect-poet-award/

how are you today, Brian?
here is the link for week 11 perfect,
also a different post, you got the most valuable poet award...
well,
thank you for being the beautiful blogging model!

Best!

California Girl said...

Gawd you're romantic! You have built such a following with your poetry and writing.

inspiredsyntax said...

this is devinely sweet! btw...we're still giddy too!

~IS
http://inspiredsyntax.wordpress.com/

ModernMom said...

Truly romantic...sigh.

Otter Thomas said...

You are quite the romantic!

Ariel said...

A loving heart and that is your sign.

Tom said...

we're over the 876o mark, and signs are looking good for another 8760... it takes two to tango, you know!

Gerardine Baugh said...

How sweet! I can hear the sounds of the restaurant and emotions all set in your words.
Wonderful!
Gerardine

Marina said...

Wow, I love your poem!

Hilary said...

You're so incredibly romantic.. you should consider giving lessons. ;)

Keep on dancing. :)

Terrace Crawford said...

You gotta stop stealing my writings. JK!

--Terrace Crawford
www.terracecrawford.com
www.twitter.com/terracecrawford

Kiera O'Brien said...

Hard to tell what's tastier - the dinner or the romance! It's bright, witty and fun. Thanks :)

ithoughtitup said...

I loved the ending. Great job

~warriorpoetess

suryagni said...

simply fabulous :) loved it.

suzicate said...

"i don't need a sign
to hear what my
heart is saying." - love this line~

Mighty M said...

I just got my calculator out to do the math. :)

What a great relationship you must have!

artiste7 said...

Wow! I really liked this. You can really feel this mood. Just like there are candles lit and music in the air. Nicely done!

gayle said...

I love this one!!! So much!!

Pat said...

You are one romantic guy! {sigh}

JML said...

Nice. I'm going through that right now! Only, we're not even at day 90 . . .:)

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Joanna Jenkins said...

Are you SURE you don't have a single brother for my sister?
:-)

Lisa said...

This one reminds me of when my husband and I were courting....your writing is beautiful. I envy your ability to sum up a story in a certain number of words. Very hard to do! Your writing feels really intimate.

Lisa said...

This one reminds me of when my husband and I were courting....your writing is beautiful. I envy your ability to sum up a story in a certain number of words. Very hard to do! Your writing feels really intimate.