Wednesday, October 20, 2010

an autumn morning

the air is as damp as the fingerprint ridges of the deck boards, beneath my bare feet, are hard. i came here to be alone, but i know i am not. you are always here when i seek solitude.

the sun rises slowly like my body rising from the bed, clinging tight to the womb of warm sheets on the cool fall morning. we have grown older together. though both of us smile as we rise.

good morning, i say and though you are silent a bird calls from the nest it has made in the crooked limbs of the pear tree and i know this is your answer.

five deer, heads bowed, pick through the grass with their tongues for something to eat. one perks his head measuring me, then continues to eat.

leaves fall, a dry autumn rain in ochre and saffron, golden, delicious, words whistling off them like old parchment. their puddles crunch beneath my feet as i walk the boundaries of the land that has been given to me, to call mine.

how do they know when to let go? is it just their time? has their season just ended? and why are they at their most brilliant right before they die? can i?

we talk without words, without sound. i am alone. i am not. the sun is now fully up , the veil is pulled back on an awakening world, still sleeping without dreaming.

i would invite you in for a cup of coffee but i know you will be there to, so i make the turn by the tree house back toward home. we will sit at the long mahogany table, you filtering through the window, enlightening lines, as i flip through your pages and we take our first sips.

Imperfect Prose.

This also happens to be my two year blogoversary (post #753). Thank you for sharing the journey with me, thus far.

116 comments:

Mighty M said...

Beautiful.

Happy Bloggoversary!

Travel & Dive Girl said...

Happy Bloggerversary Brian! I can't believe it's been 2 years.

I love this post and can totally relate to the tranquility and peacefulness of an autumn morning.

joanny said...

Happy Bloggoversary!

Written by a sensitive soul,this is deeply and intensely moving, warm, rich and eloquent, producing a corresponding spiritual vibration.

Warm wishes for many more years of exquisite writing.

Joanny

thanks for the nice comment always appreciated--

deb said...

Happy Bloggiversary , Brian.
I am so so glad to have found you .
This community is astounding and inspiring and a huge who knew?


and that post was fabulous. something I can relate to very much.

Nezzy said...

Happy Bloggoversary to you!!! Wow, two years huh?

Great post of the day. Our ground was white and crunchy of a thick coating of frost this am.

Ya'll have the most magnificently blessed 'fall' day now, ya hear???

Mmm said...

Happy Anniv. Brian!! Two whole years. It's surely time for a Starbucks roast at that then, no?:)

I totally agree with Joanny above here too.

Meeko Fabulous said...

As always, your words paint a beautiful picture. Happy blogoversary! :)

Shell said...

I am alone. I am not...

How do they know when to let go?...

It's like you're inside my head.

I tell stories with watercolors and words. You simply tell stories that brings water to my eyes.

This is beautiful, Brian.
Congrats on #753.
~Shell

Claudia said...

..and we take our first sips..love this..
congrats on two years of blogging brian and i'm so glad i met you, was it 3 or 4 months ago..? you sure stand for high quality poems, transparence, open-mindedness, nobleness and inspiration
thanks!

DJan said...

Happy Blogaversary! I'm glad I found you.

Tom said...

i started this blog adventure same year as you, and like many we connected through the TT posts...'sbeen fun. these fall days are the best. Can't get enuf.

Vodka Logic said...

great imagery as usual.. and happy Blogoversary. xx

william said...

a very vivid and well described story mate, happy blogoversary :)

Christina said...

What an emotional look at the season. Well done Brian.

Congrats on the big "2". Where does the line start for you spankings.

Betsy said...

And aren't you glad he's always there? :)

Happy 2 years! I'm honored to know you, blog friend!

Eva Gallant said...

Happy second blog birthday!

TechnoBabe said...

This is a peaceful walk through a typical morning that you share in your writing. I hope you feel joy and contentment as you contemplate the past two years of blogging. Your writing has inspired and moved so many people. Thank you for sharing the light with us.

Titanium said...

This one had to be read several times over, held up to the light, savored over coffee and shared with several friends. It's just.that.good.

As are you, my friend. It's been a wild two years... hard to believe, and yet it seems like you've been writing in this medium for decades.

Congratulations on your bloggoversary... may the coming years treat you kindly!

Steven Anthony said...

A beautiful moment in time.

Happy bloggoversary, I havent been around the entire two yrs, but I sure am glad for the time I have been...rock on dude;)

Birdie said...

you always write with your heart Brian but this one feels like it's coming from even deeper than that ... it's a sheer bliss to read it and I'll be back to reflect on it in the beginning of next week after all the visits are gone ... have a wonderful week end Brian!! and happy bloggoversary :-))

blueviolet said...

Happy Blogoversary! Glad you could take a moment just to enjoy the wondrous gifts of fall.

KB said...

Happy Blogversary!

Beautiful post.

Bev said...

he's always there,isn't he?
such a strong sense of his presence in nature, his creation...just a glimpse of heaven, i'm sure of it...
congrats on 2 yrs...

Kulio said...

This feels so good. :-)

CM said...

And He will never leave you. Beautifully written, every single word.

Happy 2 Year Blogoversary! Congrats!

(Ok, so did my post on Monday make you go back and dig up your first post??? :-)

lakeviewer said...

Happy 2nd Anniversary, young man. Keep shining forth.

Mama Zen said...

Happy Blogoversary, Brian!

Tabor said...

You have such a lovely relationship with that fat old yellow guy.

Myrna R. said...

Brian, congratulations on your Blogaversary! I am so grateful that you write, inspire and model true art. Thank you.

This prose is beautiful. I appreciate the feeling of never being alone, and words being unnecesary. It describes a long relationship with which I am familiar.

Laura said...

exquisite writing brian...truly...I feel Presence in every word.

gentle steps

Tracy said...

Well, now that was a poem befitting an anniversary post, Brian. So grateful I have found your words here.

Daniel Jay said...

Those moments are unique, I have some of my own...

I too prefer the solitude. BTW - congrats on the 2yr turnover!

Bernie said...

I felt I was there with you Brian, feeling the sunshine while reading my newspaper enjoying a cup of coffee. I love when a book makes me feel a part of it.
Congratulations on 2 years, so glad to have found your blog....:-)Hugs

Pauline said...

This was very touching. I like the alone/not alone theme. I know that feeling...

Hilary said...

A very happy 2 years of blogging to you. It's your bloggiversary but we're the lucky ones who have been gifted with your words. And this beauty is no exception.

n. davis rosback said...

i like your post
i like you
i like your blog

God bless

Heather said...

Happy Blog Anniversary. I always love to read your words!

Kate Hanley said...

Happy Blogoversary! And, that was the best description of a deck beneath bare feet that I have ever heard. Also, liked the Christmas "carol" post. Only too true.

AngelMay said...

Hi Brian - they are not EXACTLY at their most brilliant before they finally let go. By that time, their brilliance has faded, though it hasn't been long. I wonder, too. Can I? Can we? Will we? A mystery. Nicely done.

kkrige said...

oh my, happy day!! Congrats dear man

Jaime said...

very nice. happy bloggoversary

Wandering On Purpose said...

I love this - the sensory details, and especially the question that echoes still in my head, "How do they know when to let go?" speaks to me today.

Brian Miller said...

i hear you tom...there were a lot of us that came together from TT a long time back...

Deidra said...

Breathtaking. Truly.

And happy happy bloggerversary!

Linda said...

Happy Bloggiversary Brian!

There are so many beautiful images here. I just love the idea of not being alone - of hearing and knowing without words.

Thank you so much for your encouraging comments Brian!

Jill said...

What a gift these quiet times are huh Brian? What an amazing way to greet the day as well.

Happy Anniversary to you! What a pleasure it is to visit here! I am entertained, yet more importantly inspired by your words...it has been a pleasure to watch your writing BLOSSOM.

Sophia said...

I'm incredibly moved once again by your words...so sensitive...so open..so beautiful. You had me at "hello"! :D Hee

PS Happy Blogoversary, dude!
(curtsy)

Jodi said...

I think I'd call this perfect prose. It just sings of that Mercy that's new every morning.

Cloudia said...

A mere two years? Hard to believe





Happy Blogoversary & Aloha from Hawaii

Comfort Spiral

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gospelwriter said...

a beautiful, heartening post, loved it... and happy blogoversary (did I spell that right? :))

OJ Gonzalez-Cazares said...

"and why are they at their most brilliant right before they die? can i?"... because they don't know they are dying!! we should learn from that; we can always be at our best right before our end, if we dare to life at full on daily basis. Thanks for your words and happy 2 year anniversary!!

Stranger said...

Fantastic descriptions of autumn here - the use of golden followed by delicious as modifiers gave that crisp apple feel to the prose. I love it! And happy bloggoversary!

Nancy said...

Lovely, lovely word picture.

Congrats - we win by having you here to write for us!

Jen said...

Happy Bloggoversary! Hope you're here for 2 more.

TALON said...

Beautiful start to a day, Brian. So true - we're never alone. There's great comfort in that and you express it so well.

TALON said...

Oh, and I forgot to say Happy Blog Anniversary! Doesn't the time fly! Glad you started blogging and look forward to many more years of your fantastic creativity!

Zuzana said...

That was beuatiful. There is a sense of loss and longing in it, in a beautiful melancholic way... I love the way you ponder how do leaves know when to let go and that they do that in the height of their beauty...
On another note - Only two years? It feels like you were born a blogger.;) Congratulations and wishing you many more fruitful years to come.;)
Have a lovely day dear Brian,
xoxo

Shadow said...

you totally touched my heart...

fancypants said...

Happy Blogiversary!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful words with us.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I only hate that I haven't been following your blog for all of the two years. Happy Bloggoversary to you!

You are one talented and inspiring guy. I appreciate your taking the time to give inspiration to all of us writers and readers.

Anonymous said...

its beautiful. poetry in prose. happy bloggoversary!

trisha
mydomainpvt.wordpress.com

ladynimue said...

best wishes on the bloggoversary !! Keep penning always.. here or anywhere :)

This was really beautiful post. I could see myself seeing it unfold in my head .. stunning :)

Emmanuel Ibok said...

Absolutely stunning...more like scenes I watched than scenes I read...Happy "blogovesary...I'm still some few months to my first.

Cheers!

the walking man said...

You can be the yin to my yang Brian. We will always have the morning coffee to connect us in our disparate elements of place.

Valerie said...

I felt such peace as I read about your autumn morning. Wonderful writing, Brian.

adeeyoyo said...

Autumn is, to me, the most beautiful time of year... Happy Blogoversary, Brian!

5thsister said...

Lovely autumn imagery. Sweet love sentiments as well. And a most happy anniversary to you and your blog.

ladyfi said...

What a beautiful lyrical piece to celebrate two years of wonderful writing!

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

Autumn is my FAVORITE season!!!
Happy Bloggiversary! :)

Daniel said...

Brian this is an award-winning piece. Lovely and personal and deep. Absolutely loved it. Although I did not publicize it, today is my two-year blog mark as well! We really have been running alongside each other, journeying together. You down your path, me down mine. So great to share this stretch of road with you my friend.

Dulce said...

WOW two years is a lot of blogging!
You've done so well to yurself and all of us...
Happy Bloggoversary!

drybottomgirl said...

Congratulations on two years! I am always thankful to read your blogs. Sometimes I laugh, sometimes I cry but I'm never disappointed. The words your chose as discription in this piece are beautifully and paint a most vivid picture :).......

Candie Bracci said...

what a beautiful post!!:)

Cheryl said...

Happy 753 and 2 years! Lovely prose.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

How beautiful, Brian. I was totally carried away with your take on serenity.

CJ xx

-t- said...

Happy two year blogoversary :)

so thankful you invited Him in sometime... and that you know:

i came here to be alone, but i know i am not

WE are never alone :}

AmyLK said...

This is absolutely beautiful! Happy Blogerversary!

Carrie Burtt said...

Nature does somehow know when hold on and to let go...in ways we just struggle with...this is truly beautiful Brian, and reflection of your heart.
Happy Blogoversary! :-)

Becky said...

Happy 2 years blogging Brain!

We had a bit of frost today.Im feeling the story in my bones,lol.

Kit said...

Brian,
I could see and feel this. Thanks for the journey.
And congrats on two years blogging. AND thanks for visiting my space!

Slamdunk said...

Thanks for making me think today Brian and happy 2.

Helena said...

....I wish I could write like this.

Lisa notes... said...

"i came here to be alone, but i know i am not. you are always here when i seek solitude."

Nice. That's how I feel, too. In my solitude, sometimes the MOST in my solitude, I find He is with me.

Two years! Congratulations. Can you imagine how many lives He's touched through your words during that time? Humbling. Thanks for sharing.

Sarah said...

Ah, this constant companionship. Makes me thankful, for you and for me, when I read this.

Also, happy bloggiversary!

life or something like it said...

you, Brian Miller, are a FANTASTIC writer!
and I hope i can be my most brilliant before I die too.

Who Is Afraid of Alfred Hitchcock? said...

Brian said,"i would invite you in for a cup of coffee but i know you will be there to, so i make the turn by the tree house back toward home. we will sit at the long mahogany table, you filtering through the window, enlightening lines, as i flip through your pages and we take our first sips."

I really like these words that you write here...Brian.

Hi! Brian...
Oh! yes, It unseen, but it presence is very strong! What a very well-written, very descriptive and thought-provoking post too!
Brian, Thanks for sharing!
DeeDee ;-D

Who Is Afraid of Alfred Hitchcock? said...

Brian said,"This also happens to be my two year blogoversary (post #753). Thank you for sharing the journey with me, thus far."

Congratulation!
Brian, and you're welcome!


DeeDee ;-D

April said...

we talk without words...enlightening lines...flip through your pages. so much happens in the silence...
happy anniversary!

emily wierenga said...

a dry autumn rain in ochre and saffron, golden, delicious, words whistling off them like old parchment...


brian, this is exquisite writing. such a beautiful ode to he who creates. i praise him with you in this morning of autumn beauty, and praise him for you and your stunning blog.

slommler said...

Golden images of fall...sigh!! Watching...waiting...wondering. Totally awesome.
Happy Blogiversary!!!
Hugging you
SueAnn

awitchtrying said...

This is so beautiful! I can't believe you have written so many posts in two years! Congratulations!!

heartspell said...

Congrats on 2 years of Blogging.... you have touched many with your words... this one today is especially peaceful and lovely.... shine on...:) heartspell

chiccoreal said...

Dear Brian: Happy Blogosphere Anniversary! One year chock-full of talent. I particularly love the imagery and feeling conveyed in "An Autumn Morning". The deers, the "parchment" the feeling of the deck beneath the feet. So aware of the absolute moment in time which gathers 'round the leaves in

"ochre and saffron, golden, delicious.."
Fine writing!

Lori said...

Beautiful Brian! Your words bless me every time I visit here. Thank you.

Congratulations on 2 years of writing here. Someday I hope to see you published in print. :)

signed...bkm said...

Brian, I will have to read this post when I get home...have to run to work...but I must tell you how much I appreciate your input (on sonnet)- I changed a word or two since your comment...that is my obsessive nature...but again thank you so very much....blessings...bkm

Goofball said...

happy blogoversary!!!!!!! hurray

Kati patrianoceu said...

This is a lovely prayer, so intent, so simple yet deep. I love the voice.

Friko said...

congratulations on a lovely post and your second anniversary in blogland.

Maggie May said...

Happy Bloggoversary! Time goes quickly when you're having fun and blogging is great fun.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Kim A. said...

Happy Anniversary, dear friend. Your words and tales have enriched my life, expanded my senses and brought me mystery and magic. The moon is full and Samhain will be here soon. The trees whisper it's coming.

♥namaste♥

Just Be Real said...

Happy Anniversary of blogging dear one.

Thank you for such a beautiful post. Blessings.

Joanna Jenkins said...

753 posts!!! Whoa, that's HUGE. Congratulations and a million thanks for your beautiful work.

Cheers, jj

Syd said...

Nice. I am glad to be part of your blogging journey.

Sheila Moore said...

one of my favorites from you...peaceful,serene,full of hope and love of the spirit...thank you.

Liza said...

Happy belated bloggoversary!

The imagery here is fantastic Brian.

"the sun rises slowly like my body rising"

"leaves fall, a dry autumn rain in ochre and saffron, golden"
What a scene that is!!!
I must say that I do love the waxy greens of spring.
This soooooo reminds me of a favourite poem, Nothing Gold Can Stay.

I love this piece Brian. Yaaaaaay!

Caty said...

So, I'm a little late, but happy bloggerversary! What a great post to celebrate it...now I need to get outside :)

Pat said...

So beautiful......

Happy blogiversay! So glad I'm a follower!

only a movie said...

Happy anniversary - glad you are part of the blog world.

Magpie said...

Congratulations on your blog anniversary!! This was a wonderful poem with which to celebrate.

Fouad Oodian said...

Very emotional

slommler said...

What a wonderful journey you have been on over the past two years. And one I have taken with you! And I have loved every word...every line...every feeling you have shared with me!
Thanks dearest friend!
Congrats on your POTW
Hugs
SueAnn

Cricket said...

Very nice. As a fellow morning person, and Autumn person, I can relate to your "prayer." You captured the moment.

Congratulations on both your "blogoversary" and your potw mention.

And now, a few sips for me.... If you had any idea how many typos I made composing this simple comment. Yikes. :-P

Joanna Jenkins said...

Happy 2 years and 7 days blogoversary! This post and Hilary's POTW is a great way to celebrate.
Cheers, jj

Marla said...

Happy Belated Blogaversary!!

gaelikaa said...

Congratulations on your blogoversary Brian and on your POTW mention.

A thoughtful piece, enjoyable as always...

CherylK said...

First...congratulation on POTW! Second...Happy Bloggerversary! Third...such a beautiful, heartfelt post. I read it with great pleasure.