Saturday, November 27, 2010

160/Sunday Sketch - grasping at steam


steam.

she slips
the edge of my cup
dancing across my lips
& every tried touch
leaves wet, my finger tips

deep/rich
inhaling between sips
such sweet
obsession.


So, I have been MIA for a few days and feeling the withdrawals so posting a little early for these. My 160, linking up with Monkey Man and a simple (not my best) painting for my friends at Sunday Sketches. Figured it's cold outside, most places, so something a little HOT might be good...coffee....

91 comments:

Cheryl said...

There's far more than coffee that's hot about this post! I like the sketch. Simple fun.

The Retired One said...

gotta love that seductive steam!!! (smiles)

Monkey Man said...

I just love how you are blending your Sunday Sketch and the Sunday 160. Great post, B. I will be up with my 160 one minute after midnight tonight.

Hope said...

Hot painting! Hot coffee! Hot poem!

love it!
thank you

Eva Gallant said...

I have to go make myself a cup of hot chocolate now!

Fireblossom said...

I like your coffee sketch!

Daniel said...

Drink it up.

David Waters said...

Brilliant....coffee is good, as you know from my potluck...lol

Betsy said...

Nice! I've always loved brown and blue together. And you know I love coffee. Drinking a cup is quite an intimate experience and you've captured that with your steam. :)

Hope you are well rested and full of turkey!

R. Burnett Baker said...

This made me warm! I also enjoyed the "ugly truth". Gave me reassurance!

Rick

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Brian,

Lovely description of steam.

There is nothing like a steaming cup of coffee on a cold day with its aroma spreading all around the room,caressing,touching,going through our nostrils reaching the brain,giving us a heady,dizzy ecstatic sense of happiness and joy.

Great painting inspiring me to imagine a hot cup of coffee with steam rising up on a cold day, surrounding and serenading me with its tender, magical touch and evaporating in the thin air to be lost forever and just leaving a stunning deep memory that lingers on in my mind hauntingly for a long time to come taking my breath away.

Best wishes,
Joseph

Jill said...

With the temps plummeting I find myself grabbing a cuppa more and more often. Nothing like it!

gayle said...

Great sketch and poem!

Reggie said...

Love 'em both...and you're an artist.

Pat said...

Whew! I'm steamy just reading this! I love your sketch!

TALON said...

I love the double entendre, Brian. Hope you and your family are having a fabulous holiday weekend!

Magpie said...

How do you cram so much into so few words?
"& every tried touch
leaves wet, my finger tips"....wow

Cloudia said...

mmmmmm
coffeee!


the topic of my Sunday post, Bri



Aloha from Waikiki

Comfort Spiral

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ladyfi said...

Now there's a rich metaphor! Brilliant. Love your painting too.

ds said...

Ah, steam, that temptress... Great poem--great painting, Renaissance Man!

Claudia said...

this was "steamy" :=) and now i go and have a cup of coffee..

Zuzana said...

Lovely drawing.;)
Yes it is freezing cold here indeed and tons of snow as well, so that steaming coffee heat is welcomed.;)
Have a nice Sunday dear Brian,
xo

Valerie said...

There's nothing like a hot drink for creating poetry!

the walking man said...

sitting at the counter just holding the sides of the cup while my hands warm...bliss.

joanny said...
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joanny said...

Sweet & Steamy & Hot!

It seems this coffee in the morning sweeten by our sweethearts is contagious or is it addictive? Love your sketch makes me want to go get a cup of coffee right this moment.

LOL

joanny

TechnoBabe said...

Oh yeah, I am gonna try this with my sweet hubby. We like to share coffee.

Heather said...

....i love my coffee(starbucks misto), too! Great poem, great painting to accompany that warm cuppa of love!
Happy Sunday. I hope you enjoyed your family this weekend. xxoo.

Lorraine said...

Stunning wow I I love the pastel cup ;0

slommler said...

Love the drawing! Makes me want a cup of hot coffee too!!
Hugging you
SueAnn

Vicki Lane said...

Lovely -- sweet obsession!

Gumnut said...

A wonderful piece of poetry. Well balanced and delivering its impression well enough to have me feeling steam on my lips. Wonderful stuff.

Thanks so much for sharing.

Nutty
(via Sunday Sketches)

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

Mmmmmm Coffee...

steamy hot!

Barbara said...

Is that coffee or hot chocolate Brian? Either way....perfect little poem!

Jennifer Bower said...

Great combo of written word and image. The colors are great in your Sunday Sketch! Very steamy indeed.

5thsister said...

You know...you could sell these sketches with the accompanied prose. I'd buy one!

WrightStuff said...

I have a coffee-obsessed man sitting next to me - best not let him see this or he'll be nagging for another cup!

WrightStuff said...

I have a coffee-obsessed man sitting next to me - best not let him see this or he'll be nagging for another cup!

dthaase said...

this is a great painting...I really enjoy its simplicity

Dulce said...

You are becoming a great artist-painter besides writing.

That steam getting out of that cup of coffee.. like your words out of your wise mind...

Birdie said...

glad to have you back Brian! your drawing is lovely, looks like capuccino :-) and the poem just perfect for the cold days :-)

ShaylaF said...

Your artwork really suits this cold Indiana weather. Ah...

jules said...

I love your brilliant words. I could actually see and feel the steam that slides over my coffee mug. Great sketch too!

Marlene said...

I love it, the painting is perfect with the poem and makes me want a latte so bad.....

LauraX said...

I'm really into my kukicha tea these days...YUM...love the steamy imagery.

Bonnie said...

It's always comforting and warm chez vous.

Lori said...

Very nice Brian..both your words and the painting...I love my hot cups of coffee especially on these cold days. Happy Sunday!

moondustwriter said...

that steamy coffee story...
she's a hottie!


Happy 160


Moonie smiles

Kim A. said...

My hubby is hot but is gone for the week so I will happily sit a spell with your words on my lips.

♥namaste♥

Lenora said...

ok - being immersed in the mostly parenting life with a million Christmas projects, this is a good reminder of other things!

Myrna R. said...

Yes, I love my coffee. Missed you, but I figured you needed a little time off. It's great to have you back.

The sketch is cute, goes so well with the poem.

EVA said...

mmmm steamy coffee! Looks yummy!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful. Made me crave my coffee ;-)

Regards ... Diamondsanddogs

OJ Gonzalez-Cazares said...

oh so sexy! I noticed your absence but to be honest, it gave me the chance to catch up on your last posts - so you were present for me ;)

ps - My offer of buying your other sketch (the Morton salt) was legit...any thoughts??

Tom said...

don't know about 'not my best'--it's simple and a delight

Helen said...

Steam never felt so seductive!

Fair Rosamund said...

Such a wonderful sketch and poem--makes me want to curl up with a cup of coffee!! Have a lovely Sunday :) ~Lauren

Alice Audrey said...

It's stuff like this that always makes me wish I could drink coffee.

Bossy Betty said...

Coffee lovers everywhere are nodding and smiling!

budh.aaah said...

I love the sketch..something fetching in its simplicity

natalee said...

This warmed my heart.... The sketch rocks

Just Be Real said...

Wonderful Brian, thank you for sharing. Blessings.

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Hi Brian, I love simple shapes...and your poetry is wonderful! What a great habit to get into!

Tammie said...

wonderful poem! Plus,
I enjoyed the simplicity of your mug art.

gospelwriter said...

lovely, a hot post in more ways than one :) - but I do love my morning coffee... great 160!

apinkdreamer said...

wonderful sketch!!!thanks for visited me!

liv2write2day said...

Oh, this is delicious, Brian. Hot coffee and hot!

http://liv2write2day.wordpress.com/2010/11/28/sunday-160-to-awaken/

Sophia said...

FINALLY!!!!! Someone knows what it's like to drink and REALLY enjoy the perfect hot cuppa... hee ;)

Thank you for participating in Sunday Sketches again.

CM said...

Ha! Another coffee addict!

So cool, only can you write a poem and also sketch about the same muse!

Life with Kaishon said...

I love this watercolor. So pretty. I know that the internet world missed you while you were MIA! You add so much.

Kristin Dudish said...

Whoa - it is hot in here! ;)

Candie Bracci said...

I absolutely love it!

Diana Evans said...

oh this looks so warm!!! and inviting!!! I love my coffee!!!

secret agent woman said...

A love the warmth of coffee first thing in the morning.

lakeviewer said...

Good and hot!

Scott said...

I'm always amazed at how string-together words. Sometimes I forget you write about such commonplace occurrences.

Heather said...

I love this post. I love the poem. I love the sketch/painting. Fab!

Shigune Matsui said...

Cool! Here's my sketch for Sunday http://thelunaticsdiary.blogspot.com/2010/11/heavenly-spectre.html

Joanna Jenkins said...

nice Sketch/160 combo.... Makes me wish I liked coffee :-)
Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!
jj

Syd said...

Had a cup to ward off the morning chill on the boat. The steam feels good.

Anonymous said...

loved this dreamy post.

trisha
mydomainpvt.wordpress.com

Liza said...

Oh yeah,
I steam,
for the java bean.

"inhaling between sips"
cradling the cup so close to my face, that my glasses fog.
Yep, I'm all about that too.

I love your painting.
Happy MIA.

Who Is Afraid of Alfred Hitchcock? said...

Brian said,"(not my best) painting for my friends at Sunday Sketches."
Hi! Brian...
I'am an artist and I really like this painting because you have captured the warmth and colour of coffee in the cup...and the "taste" of coffee too in your poem.
Thanks, for sharing!
DeeDee ;-D

nance marie said...

steam heat
i like this post
lots

lukepraterswordsalad said...

Cor Brian, love this. Great imagery, an bravo on the word economy, sir.

Warmest Salad

Luke @ WordSalad

Goofball said...

you've been MIA?? don't use code language on me, please

A.Decker said...

Nice to contemplate a cuppa. I have a very similar painting, though it was not savored with words, like yours.

Good one. Glad to see you're keeping up the sketching.

The Empress said...

is that your sketch???

I can't believe you do so much, your wife never stood a chance.

Poor thing.

Mighty M said...

Steaming hot!

shewriting said...

yummmm...i love coffee. I like the pink hues in your sketch as well.

Marla said...

Excellent pairing Bri.