Saturday, December 11, 2010

160/SS - city of angels


hand in your back pocket
my other stirs the heavens,
as we
traipse among the stars
i in bare feet
so as not to miss
a single sensation
of our time together.

What can you say in 160 characters? Go tell Monkey Man. and an unfinished colored pencil sketch to accompany for Sunday Sketches.

Had a great time tonight with Richmond Slam Poetry. Will be back in town tomorrow afternoon and play catch up. Hope everyone has a great Sunday.

99 comments:

Hilary said...

Lovely, as your words always are. I love the drawing too. Tender.

TALON said...

I love the artwork, Brian. And the words have me envisioning a walk among the stars on a warm summer night...and where would be a finer place to walk?

Stranger said...

So sweet. I love the imagery set up in the first two lines. :)

Pastor Sharon said...

Great art work! Great writing! I love to read what you write, always.

ladyfi said...

Tender and inspiring!

~ Tabitha ~ said...

Short but super sweet ;)

Cinner said...

Just beautiful Brian, did you do the artwork too.your words were like heaven.

Zuzana said...

The drawing is beuatiful, you are so multi-talented.;)
Have a great Sunday Brian,
xoxo

Just Be Real said...

Wonderful Brian.

Valerie said...

Please stop my mind wandering....lol.

slommler said...

Such a wonderful image your poem evokes. Stirring the stars...love it!
Hugs
SueAnn

the walking man said...

It's where that other hand is stirring that has me curious {;-P}

kaykuala said...

Nice writing as it has always been, Brian. Good sketch, reminds me of Brokeback Mountain

Katherine said...

Love the sketch Brian & your words are always stirring!

Katherine said...
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Brian Miller said...

brokeback mountain...hmmm...

TechnoBabe said...

Like the image, kind and sweet.
The whole idea of stirring the heavens is a joy. To enjoy walking with someone so much that you don't want to miss a single thing is beautiful.

Tabor said...

Is this your sketch? Nice sentiment.

Cheryl said...

Beautiful sketch, Brian. And your words just sing. I sure do miss summer.

Lorraine said...

I love the sketch, the words, everything, wow

Eva Gallant said...

Love it! Too cute and toucingg! I remember that feeling.

Gumnut said...

Nice movement in this, and good emotion.

Thanks so much for sharing your art and your words. Lovely work.

Nutty
(crawling into bed)

Susan Deborah said...

The sketch is lovely. Need I say about the words. Walking with a loved one is BLISS.

Joy always,
Susan

annell said...

Nice write. Thanks. I'm not sure I like someone's hand in my back pocket? Oh well, to each his own.

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

Love it. I especially love the art and words together building a vision! A wonderful walk!

Candie Bracci said...

That is really beautiful!Have a nice day :)

... Paige said...

loverly little ditty...barefoot

Heather said...

brian, I hope your wife saves all of the romantic notes you must leave for her! Your words here are amazing, and I love the drawing,too - Sweet romance, what could be better! xxoo

Mona said...

Wow! I would love my hand to be in someone else's pocket right now :D

Katerina Galati said...

Lovely words and sketch Brian, with a romantic tone!!
Happy Sunday
Katerina

Caty said...

very sweet :)

drybottomgirl said...

Sweet, is there nothing better than bare feet?....you are a hopeless romantic :)

Debbie said...

Love the sketch and the words, very sweet. Reminds me of my teen years. :-)

Lori said...

Just wonderful Brian...the sketch..the words...it surely is a beautiful thing when you have someone to share life with...happy Sunday to you and your family. XX

ds said...

Sweet drawing...lovely words. Well done, as always! You must tell us about the Richmond Poetry Slam (did you "slam"?). Happy Sunday!

Friko said...

Great. Simply great.

Fireblossom said...

I spotted you for a pickpocket right away, Brian. ;-)

moondustwriter said...

nice pic Bri - hope you are having fun

T is a lucky gal

smiles from the moon

Myrna R. said...

Your sketches are getting better and better. And the words, well they made me envision such a relaxed and love filled moment.

You always do such a great job.

Bossy Betty said...

Nice words and image too!!!

Sh@s said...

Nice sketch. Discovering another artistic side of you.

Neva Flores said...

Excellent poem and sketch!

Claudia said...

so much in these few lines - the being close and the reaching for the stars and i esp. love the barefoot mood you create with your words - really nice - and a nice drawing as well

Mighty M said...

So pretty!!

Lenora said...

Love the softness and the sketching lines in the denim which portrays the feeling in your words! The poem is so great, i may recite it to my husband for extra points!

Lenora said...

Oops should say when reciting poetry I mention the author - i will not pretend I wrote it :-) !! You do have a wonderful way with words!

deb said...

oh, how very lovely, Brian.
sweet and down to earth

Diana Evans said...

Wonderful work Brian....the poem and the piece is perfect together....

have a wonderful day!!!

Mona said...

Brian, i posted a sketch too with my 160 today!

Julia Christie said...

very moving - you are blessed with both your words and your art!

Smiles

Tammie said...

so lovely and tender
and
the sketch is fab Brian.

DW said...

a barefoot walk under the stars....so perfect. Dude, the sketch ROCKS! Truly is there anything your not good at?

Monkey Man said...

Fine art and great 160, Brian. That right brain is sizzling. Thanks for playing.

Helen said...

Wonderful! Words and drawing!!

Kathy's Klothesline said...

You are a clever, sensitive man!

Heather said...

Ahhhhh I love this. Very tender.

EVA said...

Love the words and the tender sketch! Not often do you see people walking like that but I always smile when I do.

:)

Tina said...

I'd love to take that kind of walk right now...sigh. Nice image to pair with your word painting. I didn't go Brokeback at all. She's just a way skinnier chick than I am ;-)

Vicki Lane said...

Nice -- and am enjoying your sketchhes too.

Vicki Lane said...

Nice -- and am enjoying your sketchhes too.

Hope said...

beautiful Brian! love your drawing

thank you

Daniel said...

This one is intimate and wonderful!

Betsy said...

niiiiice! I'm glad you're including some of your artwork lately, too!

Goofball said...

oh I love walking like that

Shewriting said...

this one lifted up my soul.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Nice, nice, nice. Safe travels home.
Cheers, jj

Jehanne said...

lovely lovely words and great illustration :)

Kristin Dudish said...

The gesture in your drawing is perfect... love the feeling of it.

Fragrant Liar said...

A perfect blending of prose and art. Perfect.

ShaylaF said...

I love seeing sketches like this!

Nicola said...

Wow love this sketch! So very cool! :0) And it works perfectly with your words, lovely piece!

Reflections said...

Wonderful blend of words and art. Great!

Matty said...

Walking hand in hand....er....hand in pocket, warms the heart.

AmyLK said...

Very sweet!

Captain Dumbass said...

Hand in the back pocket, that brings back some memories.

Pat said...

What a sweet image.

The Retired One said...

I love the hands in the back pockets...we are older and still do that.haha
wonderful piece, Brian..loved it!

kkrige said...

sigh
so sweet,
and cute bums on that pair :)

Dianne said...

thank you, Brian, on my 160 you totally "got it"

I think you captured the universe in yours!

I won't comment much, but follow when I can....too much work and no play.
Di

Alice Audrey said...

I've never done the back pocket thing, but I've seen other people do it. Maybe I'll try some day.

Gallery Juana said...

love the sketch and the poem gives me a glimpse of their day together.

thank you for your sunday sketch visit.

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Delightful Brian! Yes, you create strong, wonderful imagery with words and you pencils! Great combination!

Sophia said...

............................................................WHOA................................................WHOA.........Wow....I think this is your best, yet, Brian. Gosh...wow...it's been awhile since a piece of art has made me completely speechless. Nice job!

tony said...

Yes! We Can Feel The Earth Better In Bare Feet!

sheila said...

Wow, that pic brings back memories. I don't see this very often now-a-days, but I certainly remember walking around like this in my teen years.

Gaston Studio said...

So sweet Brian. So sweet.

JStar said...

:)

Magpie said...

It's all been said...love reading your comments...Brokeback Mountain???
You can say wonderful things in 160 characters, but your Sweetie could use less waist and more hip!! Maybe a cascade of hair down her back. :)

Christine said...

wow this is very professional, and beautiful words to go with it.

Anonymous said...

had a feeling of intimacy, very closeness.

trisha
mydomainpvt.wordpress.com

Mom said...

love this....hope you shared it with Tara...it would be precious to her.

Kavita said...

How sweet is that!!
The magic that happens while just being with the one you care for, is absolutely worth cherishing!

A PERFECT poem-picture 160, Brian! Kudos..

Jill said...

Sweet sketch AND words.

PattiKen said...

Lovely, and very sweet. You romantic, you.

ed pilolla said...

stirs the heavens. i hung on every word after that.

Marla said...

I absolutely LOVE this....the writing, the drawing......perfect.

Who Is Afraid of Alfred Hitchcock? said...

Hi! Brian...
Nice!
...Image to compliment your very vivid words too!
Thanks, for sharing!
DeeDee ;-D

Mmm said...

Very sweet indeed. :)

Sue said...

This one must surely melt every woman's heart. And a poet's heart, too...especially "the other stirs the heavens." What an image, walking amidst the stars.

=)