Sunday, October 31, 2010

160 - after you leave


some mornings
after you leave
i lay
in the once warm
now cooling
depression
in the sheets
and wrap myself
in the scents
of the night we shared

amante.

What can you say in 160 characters? (spaces included) Say it and go see Monkey Man.
Also, another scratching from my journal for Sunday Sketches at Blue Chair Diary.

104 comments:

Matty said...

Sweet memories of intimacy.

adeeyoyo said...

Scent is such an important part of ourselves, and so underrated. Lovely drawing, Brian. You really are multi-talented!

Valerie said...

Agreed! Scents are important especially the lingering kind. That's a smashing sketch, is there no end to your talents?

tony said...

Scent & Warmth.The Perfect Prescription For Winter.

BLOGitse said...

Like my husband right now, still in bed :)

Deborah said...

Deliciously written :o)

Katherine said...

Wonderful sketch Brian and savoring the scent of love is wonderful also... sensual 160

sheila said...

Ahhhh, pretty!

Did you draw that?

the walking man said...

We once again did the yin yang Brian.

I hope the scent left lingering for you was better than the taste for me.

Just Be Real said...

Romance..... :)

Heather said...

ooooh, how romantic.....wow!

Great sketch to accompany the thoughts. Happy Halloween to you, it's never ending, isn't it? ha ha ha - enjoy your family today! xo

Brian Miller said...

WM...perhaps we are two personalitites in the same head...smiles.

Cindybrown said...

That was just downright HOT :) great sketch too!!! Don't eat too much Halloween candy :)

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Jerry said...

Saaah weet.

Me said...

Yep, my Irish musician should *definitely* write poetry on the side. :)

Beautiful 160.

joanny said...

Love the illustration and the sweet memories you created with the 160.

cheers,
joanny

Mona said...

I can still smell the scent of my husband in his clothes...

Brian Miller said...

@me..."I don't know you
But I want you
All the more for that..."

oh that is poetry....smiles.

Lorraine said...

Gifted, gifted gifted, I love everything you write, but I don't do well with long pieces, restless I guess...But This...a short poem with one ofyour sketching, it's fabulous, i love your talents

Vicki Lane said...

Lovely drawing, lovely piece!

Jill said...

Especially wonderful with the weather chilling. Sweet.

WrightStuff said...

That's a lovely sentiment behind this piece. Warm and snuggly!

5thsister said...

Sweet!

Hilary said...

You're such a sigh-evoker. And an artist, to boot! Lovely, Brian.

PattiKen said...

Very snuggly for a cool fall morning. And not scary at all. ;-)

Happy Halloween!

California Girl said...

I like the woman who wrote,

"You are such a sigh evoker".

That's a great line. Love the drawing. So you draw too? A Renaissance man.

Happy Halloween. Watch out for Smashing Pumpkins!

Bonnie said...

Sweet. Love the sketch, yours I see by the signature ... is there no end to your talents? WOW.

Fireblossom said...

Amante, "lover". Nice!

Kristin Dudish said...

This is beautiful.
I am loving that you are writing and drawing! (The detail of the indent in the pillow is perfect!)

gospelwriter said...

ah, lovely, romantic...

Susan Deborah said...

Awwww. Now this is such a commonplace experience beautifully described by ye. The sketch is so apt.

Brian, your talent is slowly being excavated. Please do something about that. Collect everything and bring out a book and dedicate it to T.

Joy and smiles,
Susan

Cheryl said...

That scratching is sweet and ties into the words beautifully.

Zuzana said...

Love it, absolutely love it as it somewhat touches upon my own feelings right now...
Beautiful drawing as well, you are so multi-talented.;)
Happy Halloween dear Brian,
xo

annell said...

You've said a lot and said it well. Thanks.

Strummed Words said...

Lovely. I like it!

Claudia said...

ahhh- that was really sweet - wrapped in the scent..nice
usually i get up first..but sometimes when i forgot sth and come back to the bedroom i find that hubby has changed bed sides - maybe for the same reason...will ask him...
have a wonderful sunday brian!

Myrna R. said...

Very sweet poem. I really like your drawing.

Hope said...

love the sketch and your words that followed which painted the picture beautifully!

thank you

Dave King said...

Very impressive, I'm full of admiration.

Boom Boom Larew said...

What I wouldn't give to experience that first hand! Lovely sketch and 160, Brian!

Madeleine said...

Very evocative :O)

william said...

one can differentiate people with scents good one mate ;)

Tracy said...

You are quite the artist, Brian!

Debbie said...

i love your drawing...it has such great detail, and very well written thoughts too!

lissa said...

beautiful, sad poem

Lenora said...

What a beautiful poem and drawing - you are very talented!

Lyn said...

No matter the amount of letters you use, the results are memorable!! Lingering is good!!

Monkey Man said...

Excellent pencil drawing, B. Love the 160 as well. Thanks for playing.

Brian Miller said...

sad....dang i was going for romantic...

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hello Brian,

Very interesting but factual facts of intimacy and relationship in life beautifully expressed in simple but effective word pictures.

Best wishes,
Joseph

SY said...

ugh.. the only scent i smell on my sheets is me..

envy eyes.

Lori said...

Love it!

Happy Halloween to you and yours! :)

Mmm said...

WOW, Brian! Incredible. Romantic. Beautiful words/poem.

wonderful sketch too actually, Brian--and you said you couldn't draw?!!

Janice said...

Sensual...brings back some good memories. Mmmm.

Eva Gallant said...

You are such a romantic!

Stranger said...

What sensual memories you paint in so few characters! As usual, your 160 has my mind in a different world and I'm loving it.
Happy Sunday! Happy Halloween!

Daniel said...

The most wonderful thing about it all is that your bed won't stay empty. Drink it all in my friend.

Victoria said...

Wonderful image, Brian. But why didn't you get up and cook her breakfast?!

Sophia said...

It's one thing to have the ability to put your thoughts, feelings, and emotions into words...it's another to ADD to that powerful list with a great sketch. I'm impressed. POWERFUL romantic words and I love the emotion that the sketch added to it. Whoa.

Bimbimbie said...

I love those solitary lingering embraces.

dustus said...

Nice 160! And what a last word for it. Happy Halloween!

omj said...

Very romantic! Nice artwork, too!

Pseudo said...

You say so much with so few words.

TALON said...

I love that we leave traces of ourselves in the places we visit...even the most intimate places. Wonderful 160, Brian.

Blue Bunny said...

wow, yoo so roomaantik wit yor wife.

thanks yoo for wishing me a hoppy haloweens. i wishing yoo and yor famly the same.

wit loves,

me
BB

ox

o, yes, and i loves yor sketching. so mutch talint in yoo.

Jen said...

I've done that.

Kate Hanley said...

So lovely. It is amazing what one can say in 160 words. Also enjoyed the magpie tale story. Perfect for Halloween.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Ain't love grand :-)
Happy Halloween, jj

David Waters said...

You my friend certainly can say much with little...brilliant;)

Unknown Mami said...

Sometimes you make me blush. Your pieces can be so romantic and personal.

Happy Halloween.

Magpie said...

You take something that is so real to all of us and put it into the words we can't find. Wonderful!

Caty said...

aww, very nice :)

Tammie Lee said...

such a lovely poem and love the simple sketch that accompanies it.

Alice Audrey said...

Yeah, laying in the place where love slept is comforting.

kkrige said...

great pairing of lovely words and thoughts with a great sketch brian

Arts Web Show said...

Such an intimate poem.
Wonderfully envisioned.
And very nicely written.

moondustwriter said...

Perfect Bri- down to the crease in the pillow

always love it when you get a chance to put up a drawing too

Have a great week

Who Is Afraid of Alfred Hitchcock? said...

Hi! Brian...
Ah! scents...
How they linger...
bringing back memories...

Brian, all I can say is that your sketch compliment your nice use of 160 words...completely!
Thanks, for sharing!
DeeDee ;-D

June_Butterfly said...

Scent of a night of love!No perfume can equal its scent!

Amazing sketch,Brian!My one true frustration in life...I CAN'T DRAW!!

Beedeebabee said...

This is so sweet and pretty, Brian...and I love your drawing too! =o) Paulette

Kaylen said...

So sweet! I love rolling into the once filled-now vacant sheets spot.

Dave King said...

I came back for a second read - an d realised that I'd given the drawing too little attention the first time around. It's equally good.

Candie Bracci said...

haha!Really nice and hot poem!Amante :) love the drawing too!

mama-face said...

so tender.

your artistic talents extend to other mediums? of course they do. :-)

Syd said...

I do that as well. She tells me that she slides to the warmth I left and likes the smell of me. Nice to have those moments of pure love.

Marlene said...

Very romantic words and wonderful sketch. Absolutly perfect. I would love to have this on a card to give to my DH.

Anonymous said...

so warm, beautiful and loving brian. just lovely.

trisha
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Otter Thomas said...

I wish I could do that. Unfortunately I am the one always leaving the scent and that is probably not a good thing. Nice work.

She Writes said...

I have been known to sleep with my boyfriend's sweatshirt when I have missed him.

gayle said...

Romance:)

The Retired One said...

Love it...all lovers love to do this, right????? It is a rite of passage.ha

Pastor Sharon said...

Goodness. . . there are no more words after that! You even have a sketch to go along!

I love the way love lingers.

Mighty M said...

Sometimes I do that too. :)

TechnoBabe said...

Great sketch, Brian. Clean and full of meaning. Almost every morning I get to do that too, hubby is up before I am and he makes coffee for us and I slowly wake as I delight in his scent and our scent.

scentofmyheart said...

So sweet! Scent of love ...

secret agent woman said...

I do that - I'm always so reluctant to change the sheets until the warm smell is gone.

deb said...

these words, with the sketch, very Leonard Cohen

otin said...

What the hell time does T get up? 4 am? haha!

Pat said...

You are a modern day Leonardo Da Vinci. So many talents.

n. davis rosback said...

i am soooo patootie in my reading.

the sketch and words compliment.

the words are lovely.

Goofball said...

beautiful & recognisable

Liza said...

love the sketch

"and wrap myself
in the scents
of the night we shared"

wow Brian!

Marla said...

Another one of your mushy ones. I love these. I make Bob read them, wearing his old man reading glasses of course. :-)