Monday, September 27, 2010

rainy day

nothing.

i began with...

nothing.

i will leave with...

nothing.

i am...

nothing.

& in that, i find...

everything.

plink...

plink...

plink...

raindrops on a rusty kettle.

94 comments:

Pat said...

I love the imagery here. It's mesmerizing.

Cindybrown said...

Really nice Brian!! I love it!!

G-Man said...

Raindrops sometimes inspire me as well...But Not like they inspire YOU!
Great Job Son...

DJan said...

You have made a rainy day into art. Really great art, Brian. I am so impressed....

CM said...

"& in that, i find everything"...so true!

Candie Bracci said...

Nothing and yet everything!Simple and really nice!:)

Mighty M said...

Have you heard the song "raindrops keep falling on my head?"...yeah, that's what I have in my brain now after reading your poem. :)

Jill said...

Simple yet complex in such few lines.


We have rain today...cool and sprinkling...it is SOOOO welcome.

Travel & Dive Girl said...

Great imagery. I love the sound of raindrops on tin...

ModernMom said...

Very nice:)

Lori said...

Nice one Brian...I kinda like rainy days...unless they come day after day...hope you and yours have a marvelous Monday!

clean and crazy said...

this is such a great peice. you have such talent, one day you must publish your work. then your children will have you forever, even when you are not here.

California Girl said...

Raining here too. Must be all over.

Plink

Plink

Vicki Lane said...

Zen wisdom -- very nice!

Daniel said...

Kind of melancholy and uplifting at the same time.

steveroni said...

Plionk...

Plink...

Plink...

STOP IT! STOP IT! I'M GOING M A D....

Raven said...

I love this one. It's very Zen.

˙·٠•●❤Sh@KiR@ ❤●•٠·˙ said...

It is very ZEN.I love it though I hate those plink! More irritating than snoring...hahahahaha

Keep warm and dry.

hugs
shakira

AmyLK said...

I love it! A great smile on a rainy day!

Birdie said...

yes, that's how we all are ... :-)) beautiful post Brian!

pink dogwood said...

It is raining here as well - and I absolutely love it :)

pink dogwood said...

It is raining here as well - and I absolutely love it :)

Goofball said...

it sure puts all our worries in perspective, huh

natalee said...

how appropriate.. Its pouring here.. what can be worst then a rainy monday????????

slommler said...

Look at the birds in the air...how finely attired they are...they do not work...they have nothing and yet everything that they need....!!!
Well said Brian!
Hugs
SueAnn

n. davis rosback said...

ahhhh...being filled

BLOGitse said...

plink, plink...
did you see, hear or imagine plinks?

alex said...

this deserves an applause!
(clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap)
):)(:(

HisFireFly said...

My heart hears...

Brian Miller said...

spot on Sue Ann...

Susan Deborah said...

Reminds me of "King Lear" and his "nothing."

"Nothing comes out of nothing."

Competing with Shakespeare!!!

Joy always,
Susan

Syd said...

Raining here too. I just watched a sun shower and it was really cool.

TALON said...

Rainy days make me melancholy...and this poem had the same effect...(we're expecting one of those cold, rainy days tomorrow)

Claudia said...

good to be reminded of that by some raindrops on a rusty kettle...amazing how much you say with such few words brian..can hear the sound continue in my head..plink...plink...plink..

TechnoBabe said...

I keep saying I don't need or want much anymore. The times in my life that I started over with nothing were the most free.

Cheryl said...

And so it goes . . .

plink

plink

plink

Tina said...

Recognizing we are nothing without Him is the key. Loved how you showed that.

Steven Anthony said...

well said......

Kay said...

sombering thought

tony said...

God Is In The Detail.

kkrige said...

Into every life a little rain must fall my friend...

like the simplicity here

adeeyoyo said...

Very clever, Brian - I love it!

secret agent woman said...

Remember that thou art dust and unto dust thou shalt return. (This non-believer's favorite service because of the Buddhist-like reminder that we are nothing and will end as nothing.)

ladyfi said...

Love the imagery!

e said...

Beautiful, I wish I had your gift for inspiration.

Captain Dumbass said...

I woke up to that sound. Well, in my gutter, not a rusty kettle. That would've been not only strange but annoying as hell.

Bachelor said...

makes me want to curl up and take a nap...love it!
:) The Bach

Sam Liu said...

This is beautifully profound, Brian. Each line is felt very deeply.

Caty said...

amazing what a little rain can bring about...very nice :)

Sandi McBride said...

It's all in the rain, Brian. I find that true as I sit here in front of the computer listening to it drip from the roof tops!
Loved the simple imagery of life,
Sandi

gospelwriter said...

it's true, in nothing everything is... love your rainy day reflection

william said...

loved this mate, rain may never seem the same again :0

Bev said...

no rain here in no. calif., and not likely. :(
so true brian, we do have everything, don't we? he is all we need...

lukepraterswordsalad said...

onomatopoeia. Highly underrated. Enjoyed

Warmest Salad

Luke

SY said...

in a world so small but huge it's easy to feel like nothing

Tracy said...

Lovely! This reminds me of a line in a favorite song of mine:

"Somewhere between something and nothing is everything"

Ah, the rain, how I miss it.

Maggie May said...

I'm sure your family don't think *you are nothing!*
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Mama Zen said...

Hypnotic.

Jannie Funster said...

The wise ones say we are born with everything.

Who are the wise ones? Hardly me. :)

very awesome poem!!

xo

deb said...

so cool Brian.

Betsy said...

The never never stopped once today here in Ohio!

Prayer Girl said...

Sometimes I can find "everything" right in the middle of nothing.

PG

Bloggin'withAmanda said...

this is wonderful love the plink on the kettle. I do however want to know when you will be writing another thriller like the one you did for last weeks magpie, I loved it!

ds said...

I think your rusty kettle has just equalled a certain red wheelbarrow.
Lovely. Thank you.

C.M. Jackson said...

we need some plink plink ---gray days are great for writing-looking forward to reading more;-)

Joanna Jenkins said...

I'm a rainy day fan. This was terrific.
And the birthday photos are GREAT! Thanks,
jj

Unknown Mami said...

nothing = everything
everything = nothing
nothing + everything = something greater

She Writes said...

me too. everything and nothing. But damn the rain. I have more than I could ever have hoped :).

Magpie said...

I wish I could hear the plink, plink of rain. Nothing and everything...where were you coming from today?

Lorenzo said...

Ah, I've always deeply believed that there is nothing like raindrops on a rusty kettle. I just didn't know it until I read this piece. Thanks, Brian.

Zuzana said...

Only you can sum up one of life's greatest wisdoms in just a few words... wow, loved this, so simple - yet so profound...
xoxo

Vodka Logic said...

Simple and to the point

Alan Burnett said...

Never has so much been said by nothing.

Olivia said...

Here you go again man- plink plink plink.. few words, weighty expression, simple words- magnanimous depiction.. I loved it..
xox

Just Be Real said...

Thank goodness you are talking about rain here dear one..... blessings.

Cinner said...

Wonderful Brian, love me some raindrops for sure.///very very good.

♫♪♥Lonely Dreamer♥♪♫ said...

I love it !!! :)
What you've written is so small, yet the feeling of reading it, the way you have written it, is amazing :)

JStar said...

I am so feeling you here Brian! I feel the same way on this rainy morning...

the walking man said...

Actually that is exactly the most irritating rain noise i hear plink plinkplink it comes from a hole in my neighbors gutter and lands directly on the length that drains to the grass. GAAAAAAH

Birdie said...

Had to come back to read this poem one more time because I so love it!!! happy day Brian!

5thsister said...

We had the rolling thunder to go with last pm. I enjoyed going to sleep with the rhythm of the night. Ooooh...I think there may be a poem in that last line. :o)

Lorraine said...

I feel it..you are a marvel :)

Gaston Studio said...

Love it Brian; I've been hearing those same plinks the past couple of days, thankfully, as we really needed the rain.

Barbara said...

That was lovely, Brian. Rainy days are days for introspection.....

Jessie said...

simply powerful

warm smiles,

Myrna R. said...

I've just caught up reading what I missed while I was away. What great reading, what great writing. The magpie tale gave me chills. Your poetry is always so vibrant with imagery. Thanks and please keep writing.

(Love the pictures of the kids.)

Tom said...

a good excuse to chill out.

signed...bkm said...

that be Zen....bkm

Nessa said...

Rain makes me feel full in a satisfied sort of way.

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

beautifully simple and wonderfully true

Shadow said...

so few words that say so much.

George said...

I love the spare, trenchant language on this poem, Brian, as well as its rhythm and repetition of form. It has a wonderful Zen quality that I relate to, and I also like the imagery. I'm looking forward to reading more.

Terresa said...

This is beautiful in it's format as well as sparseness.

After just reading your polka dot dress poem, this is completely different, showing your nimble poetry writing skills. Most impressive.

Dean Grey said...

I love rainy weather, Brian!

-Dean