Sunday, August 29, 2010

160 - rollin dawn

shadows ripple,
an eager crowd,
in the black & white moments,
before dawn breaks
out its airbrush,
graffiti on the horizon.

i see your tag
& know
You are here.

What can you say in 160 characters? (spaces included?) Do it, then tell Monkey Man!

66 comments:

BLOGitse said...

160 characters? Nothing as well as you!
That's why I take photographs! :)
Happy Sunday!

Brian Miller said...

and i cant do photos so...smiles.

Nessa said...

God speaks to us in such beautiful ways.

Nessa said...

Through your words, too, I think.

Tom said...

just clouds here. but you paint a pretty picture

Susan Deborah said...

Master of brevity! Deeper reflections and wonder of every day! Amazing.

Joy always,
Susan

Sandi McBride said...

Eloquency in action, that's simply put but so very true of your effortless poetry/prose.
Sandi

Cheryl said...

Reminds me of the early morning sky and the crowd milling around before a road race.

Ha! Knew you could do it!

Vicki Lane said...

Lovely images! You do brevity so well!

Prayer Girl said...

I guess it's too bad I'm not a morning person. I usually miss sunrise. I guess I'm more of a sunset person which is a good thing living here on the West Coast of Florida. They are so beautiful.

Nice 55.

PG

annell said...

No more is needed. I like it very much.....

Jill said...

There is MUCH to be said for brevity.

Daniel said...

I witnessed that seen a few times over the years. Still love it and it leaves me awe filled.

Claudia said...

graffiti on the horizon…yeah!
you sprayed a colorful 160 today brian!

sweetmango said...

oh i like the 'graffiti on the horizon" too! Yummy description B
xxm

CatLadyLarew said...

Graffiti on the horizon... tag, you're it!

Pat said...

So beautiful!

secret agent woman said...

I love the peace that comes with dawn.

Who Is Afraid of Alfred Hitchcock? said...

Hi! Brian...
What a great use of 160 words...Once again very descriptive and well-written...What a great use of a few words...Ah! brevity!
Thanks, for sharing!
DeeDee ;-D

McGillicutty said...

um yeah... what they said... ha ha.
never see the dawn myself being a lazy old woman!!!! :)

n. davis rosback said...

in the
black & white
moments,
before dawn


cool words

PattiKen said...

Dawn. Huh. What's that? ;-)

Lovely as always, Brian.

Harris Channing said...

Yep, I've seen those, but I've never been able to write one quite that well!

http://harrischanningauthor.blogspot.com/2010/08/sunday-160_29.html

Steven Anthony said...

BRILLIANT!

Steven Anthony
Man Dish~Metro Style
&
Life in the Fish Bowl

Valerie said...

I love the dawn ... it provides new hope.

Betsy said...

before dawn breaks out its airbrush....nice. :)

Sam Liu said...

Susan got it perfectly - you are indeed a master of brevity. So much in so few words! :)

ladyfi said...

So lovely!

slommler said...

Lovely thought...a sky that He has airbrushed!!!
Have a great day
Hugs
SueAnn

Monkey Man said...

Beautifully done, Brian. Another great 160. Thanks for being a part of this fun little excersize.

TALON said...

Absolutely lovely, Brian.

The Empress said...

You know what? What would happen if you decided to learn how to use a camera? I mean, you are so poetic in such few, clean words...I think you'd be a great photographer.

Just what I was thinking.

Me said...

Witnessing the sunrise is about the only good thing about being the mom of a VERY early rising child...and it's become my favourite time of day. Lovely 160.
-C

sheila said...

Very cool 160! I loved sunrises. I love sunsets.

Tracy said...

That's beautiful, Brian! I really wish I were a morning person. I tried to be this morning but I was still a few minutes too late.

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

You said so little so very well.

Caty said...

you paint great pics with your words...nice 160! :)

adeeyoyo said...

Reminds me of when I worked my GSD and we had our working trials in the bush and got there before dawn... Takes me back... I just know your 'You' is someone special - all small letters except that word...

Lori said...

I like! Happy Sunday to you and yours! :)

Magpie said...

You take poetic words and mix them with modern terms and make magic!

Alexandra macias said...

its fun to create an image with only words
):)(:(

william said...

nice one brian, great 160 :)

joanny said...

Brian

I was so caught up in your words and the imagery it conjured up in my mind, I almost forgot to post a comment. Words when strung together correctly make powerful thought forms in our minds. I am so glad you chose to use them wisely and beautifully to fill my/our day with magic.

cheers,
Joanny

Jen said...

Such a peaceful picture you paint with your words. Someone was just recently telling me how he enjoys sunrise and sunset...I should check one out soon...

KB said...

A beautiful image you create here. Have a wonderful day.

Tony Single said...

The greatest Grafitti Artist around. Love it! ;)

Anonymous said...

Very nice! I personally love graffiti. Well written

Unknown Mami said...

My tag is "Wet Paint".

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hello Brian:)

To paint such wonderful images with sixty character will surely tax the brain and needs special skills.Kudos to you,my friend.

Best wishes:)
Joseph

gospelwriter said...

before dawn breaks
out its airbrush,
graffiti on the horizon.


awesome - love your 160!

Alice Audrey said...

Heavenly, Brian.

Captain Dumbass said...

You make brevity look good.

tracyhsays.com said...

Brian, this is great...I'm trying to think...where were you? Rollin 160!

emily wierenga said...

God's graffiti.... oh, he's a good artist.

Sophia said...

You ARE an artist in your own INCredible way. :)

The Urban Cowboy said...

"I see your tag & know you are here." It's a wonderful thing, faith.

kavisionz said...

Pictured this alright!
Lovely painting, I must say :)

And with the special person around, it' even better, right Bri??

short poems said...

Sooooo beautiful :) as always, Brian.

Zuzana said...

I sure can never say so much in 160 characters as you can Brian.;)
I hope you had a lovely weekend and that Monday will be treating you well,
xoxo

Robyn said...

I like that and you do 160 characters very well.

Pete Marshall said...

great 160.. reminded me though of waking up one morning and finding my car had been tagged...someone had scratched their tag on the side window....i thought natures tag was better..cheers pete

Goofball said...

graffiti is rarely beautiful as it's usually more tags than art

Syd said...

I love seeing that dawn.

jake said...

I think most of my sentences are more than 160 characters, not counting spaces! Great picture. I'm on vacation right now and just had lunch at a place next to a bridge going over a bay, it was covered in graffiti, it's so interesting to see...

Marla said...

I see your tag....

Love it!

Victoria said...

Just discovered your blog through Monkey Man...wonderful poetry, Brian. I look forward to more.
Victoria