Saturday, May 21, 2011

160/1SS - A day without you...


after a couple hours
i find a pair of your socks
abandoned by the bed

laying atop the covers,
i inhale their scent &
dream us entwined

flower fields,
me & you

What can you say in 160 character? Say it, then go tell Monkey.

The picture is by Walter Parada, featured today as part of One Shoot Sunday, at One Stop Poetry.


and...

Below you will find a postcard, featuring original art (of an incredible handsome guy) by Betsy. Betsy is my twin un-sister...long story.

We swapped postcards better known as Twitter for Gentlefolk. Finding this in my mailbox put a huge smile on my face. I think she captured my hawk well...wonder if I can get my pens to stick like that...



114 comments:

lori said...

sweet poem, there is nothing more powerful than the scent of the one you desire...

and, that postcard picture is the best. i love it! kudos to betsy and to your hawk :)

Myrna R. said...

Nice, how you can miss someone like that.

I love the postcard. I don't doubt that you would have such a unique mohawk.

Steve E said...

You do NOT want to inhale the scent of MY socks, Even God will send them down the fire-chute.

How you conjure 'romantic' dreams out of a pair of socks I will never even TRY to guess. You are just brilliant, Brian!

Stranger said...

Obviously not my socks.
I love the postcard art though. Fantastic!

Glynn said...

Simple, direct, perfect, Well done, Brian.

Josh Hoyt said...

That is really cool and I like the postcard as well. Great job!

Sh@s said...

Short and sweet. Smell does conjure memories :)

Scott said...

You really captured a moment, as always. I'm going to ruminate on this one a little longer so I can have some sweet dreams tonight. Not like the crazy one last night!

who said...

you ever noticed the striking resemblance the fountain pen bares to another cartoon character?

Jaime said...

sweet. though if hubby's away and i'm missing him, there is NO WAY i'm sniffing his socks... but maybe that's just me.

Sue said...

Shirt, yes.
Socks, no.

;)

Olivia said...

Socks n flower fields..?
I loved the image though!!

Thanks for sharing the postcard details.. The sketch was fantastic..

Your "un-sister" is lovely..

Sunday hugs xox

hedgewitch said...

The pic on the postcard is totally you--and so is smelling socks and being wafted off to flowerland and entwiningness. What more can I say?

Kerry O'Connor said...

Sniffing socks? Well, if that's not love, what is? Cause if it's not love it's something else entirely!

Jokes aside, I found the poem to be a sweet and tender thing...
and the postcard is evidence that you have a very loving friend in Betsy.

Ixy said...

I'm impressed you can make smelling socks sound sexy and romantic! I agree with previous comments - shirt yes, socks no.

joanny said...

Brian

Socks & scent really Brian...you have a strong case of spring fever, love does that -- sigh how sweet it is,,, lovely 160.

postcard was clever & witty penned.

joanny

Sean Vessey said...

Beautiful, Brian. Nothing like the scent of desire to set love afire with angels singing choir.

Lorraine said...

You are so amazing Brian, and I love how you showcase other talents

Kodjo Deynoo. said...

The joy of love and the scent of lovers..nice write here friend

God Whispers said...

Lovely Brian as always. Blessings.

Ténèbres à la lumière... said...

Hi! Brian...
The words in your poem are [very] beautiful!
The photograph compliment the poem too!
[When it comes to the socks she must wash them with Downy fabric softener...]
Thanks, for sharing!
DeeDee ;-D

[Now, when it comes to Betsy's postcard all I can say is..."nicely done!"]

Baino said...

thought for a minute you were sniffing her socks! Nice going by Betsy!

Valerie said...

I won't go looking for discarded socks, I won't! Loved the poem you composed though and the postcard from Betsy is brilliant.

lucychili said...

gentle, intimate

elisasspot said...

Ha! I was going to write to this image, but I thought I'd behave and use the blazing red fabric one! The image you chose DOES make one think of burrowing...:)

The Silver Fox said...

Very nice poem, and a beautiful photo!

And Betsy's illustration of you shows her usual quirky creativity. I love it! It could have been worse. At least she didn't show one of her trademark birds nesting in your 'hawk! (Maybe a real hawk might have been appropriate?)

Daniel said...

A few words, but a deep message. Been there (once). Peace.

Bonnie said...

I always like to be able to put an image with a name!

Great 160 Brian.

Birdie said...

awww, so romantic :-) I like the picture too and Betsy has great drawing!! happy Sunday Brian!

Jinksy said...

I wonder if the were these socks?

Hilary said...

What a sweet piece of poetry.. but of course you love poems always are.

Love the drawing.. she certainly has the flair for whimsy.

Brian Miller said...

ve makes one a bit crazy...or do crazy things eh? like smelling socks...smiles.

Syd said...

You must be the only dude in Lynchburg with a hawk. Nice sentiments in the poem!

ladyfi said...

Wonderfully sweet poem and that postcard says it all.

Boom Boom Larew said...

Ah, the sweet aroma of love!

Heather said...

ok, LOVE LOVE LOVE the drawing of you by Betsy! Do you have a mohawk? Love that!
Adore the love poem, too - yes, it's always the sweet smells that bring us closer to the ones we love -
have a great sunday!

DJan said...

First the poem made me smile, then the postcard. And now I'm typing this with a big grin on my face. Thank you!

Betsy said...

Ah, fun! I had the best time drawing that. Maybe some extra freeze gel and you could get a pen or two to stay in place. haha

Pat Hatt said...

hahaha she captured you rather well
You really walked around like that, it be funny as hell
Although make sure they aren't to sharp when you stick them there
Or they may fall out and poke holes causing a tear
Very nice 160 too
As one can be missed like that no matter the hair do..lol

annell said...

The sweetest "sock sniffer!" No day should be without you!

David Allen Waters said...

your words beautiful, the post card rocking ;)

Fireblossom said...

People tell me I smell like feet all the time. I never knew what a compliment it was!

Helen said...

I've told Betsy she is lucky to have you as her faux twin ... that goes both ways!!!!

... Paige said...

great poem, a little kinky about the socks tho

love art postcards

tracy said...

What a great postcard! And. also. "Smelling dirty socks means never having to say your sorry".

Steve E said...

Cannot BELIEVE that 'Blossom smells like 'feet'...probably never know for sure--grin!

Sorry, just HAD to write that.
PEACE!

Harshika said...

OMG!!!

you both are something!!!

must be fun

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Love the 160 AND the postcard is AMAZING!!! Betsy pegged you perfectly!!!

I DESPISE Twitter so Twitter for Gentlefolk is SO VERY appealing!

Fun!

James Rainsford said...

Socks by any other name would smell just the same.

Monkey Man said...

Socks? Really? Of course we do have to use the word that gives us our 160 in the end. Thanks for playing along.

John (@bookdreamer) said...

Love is socks kept warm...

♥ Braja said...

niiiiiice :)

Suz said...

great postcard
lucky you
nice poem too
lucky sockgirl

Sally J said...

smell - that most evocative of senses, especially when it is of absent loved ones.Along with the kin of many serving soldiers I always keep something unwashed,,, though usually a pillow case or jumper - Dan's socks are just too horrendous!

Mama Zen said...

Her feet must smell quite a bit better than mine!

LadyCat said...

Sweet poem...very sole-ful : )
Love Betsy's postcard!

C Rose said...

Very sweet write Brian, much enjoyed! ~ Rose

rosaria said...

The socks added a touch of familiarity without sexuality. Nice. The postcard and the drawing? Priceless.

Dr. Heckle said...

I always get in trouble if somebody finds my socks by the bed...

Petite Nakomertje said...

Even socks can smell good. That's what love is all about. Beautiful! :)

Maggie May said...

You'd have to love a person very much to sniff their socks!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Bee's Blog said...

Aroma of socks?? Very brave!

Love the postcard and the exchange. Well done Betsy - it's so good when true friendships develop as a result of having things in common.

And I just read on Betsy's 'Postcards Swap' that you won The Shorty Awards' - that's fantastic - congratulations to you and everyone else involved.

RegCPA5963 said...

nice poem, must be true love when the smell of someone's socks can induce nostalgia. lol

L Turner

repressedsoul said...

Lovely Brian! Great postcard too

ayala said...

Sweet poem... The sweet smell of our loved one... Love the postcard...happy Sunday :)

Isabel said...

sweet poem , love the drawing. think I have had more then one pencil in my hair as well. happy sunday to ya.

ds said...

Beautiful poem--you say more with 160 characters than most of us do with 160 words...
Love love the postcard; that is exactly how I would picture your 'do ;)

Isabel said...

btw, have you heard of the August Poetry Postcard Fest. if not, here's the link- http://www.poetrypostcards.blogspot.com/

G-Man said...

The scent of a woman....Ahhhhh

Mystic Margarita said...

That has got to be the truest test of love! :D Such adoration and romanticism captured in such few words -- beautiful!

Jerry said...

You sock!

Eva Gallant said...

Man, don't know if it would be a good idea to sniff my socks! I never pictured you having a mohawk!

yellowhousecafe said...

smelling sock, eh? whatever works for ya....nicely done....that postcard is fabulous...do we get to see what you fashioned for her?

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Chris G. said...

A pleasant dedication to a lovely photo - brings a smile to the face, with its romantic intent.

KB said...

Smelling Whitesnake's socks is not an option I choose to take, LOL!

bodhirose said...

Love your sweet 160, Brian and your un-twin Betsy did such a cute job on that postcard. Sure, you could store all your pens and pencils in there!

drybottomgirl said...

Both are excellent! Hope all is well with you and yours....

Margie said...

I totally loved this poem
Loved that postcard too!

Oh, also loved your last comment ... thank you ...you are too kind!

The Retired One said...

How fun! If you are that smitten that her socks are still wonderful to smell to think of her, you two will be married forever. LOL

Helena said...

Sweet intimacy...Nice!
The post card is great!

Tara Miller said...

The scent of a loved one can certainly evoke many strong feelings and memories.

Betsy, that was a fantastic and fun drawing of Brian...we all enjoyed it (have it hanging on the refrigerator)

She Writes said...

HA! I have smelled my boyfriend's socks when I missed him :)! Crazy, but apparently I am NOT alone. And the art was really fun.

Magpie said...

Socks? Really, Brian, socks? You romantic, you. Love your portrait!

haikulovesongs said...

Love Betsy's drawing! but, seriously Brian, as other's before me have said ~ socks? really?
{giggle} dani

Casey Freeland said...

Lovely, intimate and strange. Very cool.

Cheers,

Casey

Margaret said...

Makes for good poetry... But socks! I can't help but laugh. Don't take offense, i guess I just do way too much laundry!

Alegria Imperial said...

...intimacy the way only you would pick to tell how 'entwined' true lovers are, how we relish sounds and feelings of and sight of the beloved but yes, glory in his/her scent! Love the sweetness to bits, Brian.

And even if I've met you only through 'words' that portrait of you in a postcard is so you! Congrats to your un-twin sister for capturing 'you' and thanks for sharing it!

Beena said...

Socks and love...a strange but not an impossible mix. Love the way you capture these thoughts.

Lovely postcards there! Makes me wanna send some such postcards to people I love. Thanks to you and Betsy for the inspiration. :)

Anonymous said...

RYAN SEACREST & BILL MILNE GOT MORE THAN AN
" ER"...THEY GOT LOGS!
MAHER, REGIS, CHENEY, FUCKED!
IRONICUS MAXIMUS.

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

I enjoyed your story-poem.

Zuzana said...

Oh Brian, I absolutely LOVE that poem as it reflects so much my current feelings and the sweet allure of a true romance...
The postcard is so much fun, a perfect image for you.;))
Hope you had a great weekend,
xoxo

Mmm said...

Well that is just so funny! What a great image there Betsy sent, Brian--so you , right? :)

Also, love your words here. Actually wanting to, even loving smelling someoneelse's socks--true love indeed. Wonderful. :)

sheila said...

Oh that is so cool! What a fun swap!

Pauline said...

socks? socks? ermmmmm... romantic socks?

Kate Hanley said...

Lovely poem. I adore the postcard, as a SM I often hold my pencils in my ponytail, it prevents the tips from breaking and I don't lose them. I'm not sure how that would work in a mohawk.

Fragrant Liar said...

I often lose my pencils in my hair, along with other things. What a great drawing! And a postcard exchange? That's pretty cool -- real handwriting. What a concept.

I loved your poem. It's romantic sentiment really spoke to me. :-) Not the socks though.

Lolamouse said...

Brian,
I wish my husband's socks smelled like flower fields! I love the postcard-definitely a keeper!

nsiyer said...

Nice one for your beloved. Enjoyed your lines.

Nancy said...

Beautiful poem - I've forgotten that kind of passion where socks smell good. :-)

happygirl said...

sniffing socks just doesn't do it for me. I guess I've picked up too many socks off the floor in my days. But, I'm glad she just left her sock. Really. Love the 160.

Claudia said...

this is really sweet and certainly non-cliché - smelling the socks..hehe - love it

Claudia said...

oh - and betsy's drawing is really cool - will jump over and pay her a visit

Barbara said...

Two perfects in one post...the poem and the post card drawing. Hope you are framing that! :)

Friko said...

sniffing socks? Oh Brian. Were they washed or worn.

You are indeed handsome!

Betsy said...

to tara ~ on the frig? that's a high place of honor..at least in our house it is! haha...I'm touched. thanks! xo

Steve Isaak said...

Romantic, relatable, good poem.

Short Poems said...

You are Really amazing Brian!
The postcard art is simply beautiful!

Lantern Poems

Pheromone Girl said...

I LOVE THIS! Love, love, love it. Oh, to be adored so - who wouldn't wish for that?

Beautiful job, B!

Sophia said...

I know what it's like to...well...uh huh...I'll leave it at that. :)

Well written.

gayle said...

Beautiful!! Wish my hubby would write more!

The Empress said...

HOW CAN YOU DO ALL THE STUFF YOU DO?

I have got to hire a PI and find out for myself: I think you are a corporation, with at least 3 employees running around doing all that you post of.

It's the only way.

Captain Dumbass said...

'Its a buffet, where you choose whose life to taste by the seat you pick.'

Words to my thoughts every time I'm riding.

secret agent woman said...

After my boyfriend leaves, I always use his pillow because it smells like him.