Sunday, December 11, 2011

Well, the mouse might not be stirring


Christmas lights cast soft rainbows
on walls
on the floor
on everything
& we

On the couch, for what better place
to open presents,

Once the kids are sound asleep.

Ribbons & bows
round all i have,
all i am

& the tag reads

To: You
From: Me

And hea-ven
and heaven & nature sing

55 words & a story...so here you go G-man! Merry Christmas to all the 55ers!

80 comments:

Catfish Tales said...

So sweet - happy almost Christmas!

Geraldine said...

Oh this is very good!

I see you over at Lorraine's blogs and thought I'd stop in.

Happy Un-wrapping....

Mary said...

I like this one a lot, Brian. The ending is very touching; and I get the meaning and smile!!

Alice Audrey said...

Aw, sweet.

My dh and I have never actually done that. The feeling is there, just not the ribbons.

Eva Gallant said...

Love this one!

Ed Pilolla said...

what a delight, a pretty party of ribbons and presents:)

Pat Hatt said...

I fun little playfulness to this one
Unwrapping must be fun
Sure the anticipation is rising too
With Christmas almost due

DJan said...

Awww, a gentle and a bit sentimental one this time, Brian! Love it... you always surprise.

Daydreamertoo said...

LOL Oooo naughty, naughty ...Love it.!

Natalie said...

What Delightful Celebration,

your words sing.
well deserved of everything.

hedgewitch said...

I can't even get up the spleen to holler Bah Humbug after that.

Brian Miller said...

hehe...thank you day dreamer for saving me from thinking i was far too subtle with this...

Birdie said...

a cheerful one, sexy and lovely :-)

Rae said...

Sweet and fun verse. Enjoyed it very much.

Claudia said...

hmmm..sound like a lovely evening...smiles

Sub-Radar-Mike said...

I can't tell if this is meant to be sweet in a romantic sense or familial sense.

manicddaily said...

Very very sweet.

I hope at least the computer mouse is not stirring!

And also that your son is better. Sounds like it. K.

Magpie said...

It's wonderful when all that needs to be said is "To: You From: Me".
I love sitting in the dark with no lights on...just the Christmas tree.

Laurie Kolp said...

This is beautiful... the best present of all is spending an evening together.

lifeisaroadtrip said...

Careful when you remove the tape! :-)

Anonymous said...

Perfectly romantic.

Heaven said...

Sweet and romantic...but the ending gives you away..oh heaven indeed ~

Happy Sunday ~

lynnaima said...

what a pretty scenery, reads like a scene in a movie, and this rhymes homie :) he he he
thanks for the visit! enjoy your holiday!!!

Rene Foran said...

aww sweet :)

got the receipt?

just kiddin'

liza said...
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liza said...

...and heaven and nature Sing...hubba hubba!!

otin said...

I think Santa's definitely coming!
LOL

Anyes said...

Have a Happy :-) Sunday,

ninotaziz said...

Have fun!

Jyoti Mishra said...

Gifts... tags... unwrapping.. excitement u just set the mood for Christmas :)

loved the pic u choose... light n lights !!!

## To: You
From: Me

And hea-ven
and heaven & nature sing ##

awesome lines !!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Love this special time of unwrapping...intimacy..special time of sharing together...that's what Christmas brings..the gift of love!

kaykuala said...

Brian,
It would be great anticipating the fun. Ribbons and wrapping papers get in the way for the impatient

Hank

ayala said...

Sweet!

Margie said...

Romance is in the air!
Love this one!

Hope your son is doing well.

Suz said...

you should be cloned

Betsy said...

you had a ribbon around what? lol...

KB said...

So cute.

RD said...

I don't want to like this...I don't want to like this...I don't want to like this

Darn it.......I Like This

Peace

Ravenblack said...

This really nice. I couldn't help but hear the music lightly playing at the end. :)

Daniel said...

Nice, and as it should be!

Beth Winter said...

The recipe for a warm and happy holiday season, especially if the gift keeps on giving *blush*

Tara Miller said...

Love it...and love you! A fun gift to unwrap for sure

TALON said...

Oh, those magical Christmas moments :)

JANU said...

Subtle intimacy.

Life with Kaishon said...

Wow. I really love this. You always amaze me. You are my favorite writer of modern day. True story Brian ; )
Wishing you the happiest Christmas season.

Joanna Jenkins said...

There is something magical about Christmas lights that can't help but make me smile. So did this.
jj

Hilary said...

You're such a romantic. Mrs. Waystation is a lucky woman.

The Empress said...

This made me quietly giggle.

SO CUTE....

A Daft Scots Lass said...

How sweet!!

MorningAJ said...

Brian that's lovely. :)

sharplittlepencil said...

Brian, so sweet, in front of the tree and the kids asleep... very heartfelt and you made me tear up just a bit... for happy! Amy
http://sharplittlepencil.wordpress.com/2011/12/12/impromptu-for-marques/

Katherine said...

Hello Brian ... it's been a long time between visits & I hope this comment finds you, your boys and your beautiful wife all well. This little poem was quite sweet ... loved it! And I love the photo too.

Dave King said...

Lovely. Simple but, Oh, so effective!

Madhulika said...

This one way really sweet :)
Christmas brings back a lot of old memories :)
enjoy :)

adeeyoyo said...

Lovely, Brian. What more can we give anyone, but ourselves. I love it!

Valerie said...

I fear that the older we get.... ah well, I can dream, can't I?

Lorraine said...

Pure Christmas, beautiful my friend, beautiful

Deborah said...

... just beautiful ...

SueAnn said...

What a fun piece! Fa la la la la.....!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Goofball said...

hahaha I can just picture you sitting with all the ribbons


and then that singing quote at the end just tops it. Ha that says it all doesn't it. Don't give us further details ;). Enjoy

Goofball said...

and now that song's stuck in my head

the walking man said...

I think the gift was the break..the kids in bed, the dishes done and all the decorating over and then just you and the old lady.

wolfsrosebud said...

fun piece... thanks

Catherine said...

Such beautiful words and beautiful photo!

Have a happy week Brian!

AmyLK said...

So lovely! Those are the fun packages to unwrap! :)

♥ Braja said...

and of course I scrolled down too far before, didn't I?? Dammit :) I commented on the wrong post...

Loved it :) So...CHRISTMASSY!!! :))

tera said...

I love this. This may be my new favorite. :)

Sheila Moore said...

{blushing here}. Cool pic.

Myrna R. said...

What a cozy, loving time you depict here. Guess we can all relate to those moments, but so glad you express them here in your inimitable style.

Sue said...

Light and bright and beautiful.

=)

Fred said...

Nice write. Love the tie in with the carol there. Nice job. Yes Christmas is getting very close, this piece does get one in the mood:)

Kitty said...

you take my breath away.

way to go,
Merry Christmas!
u r the best.
Smiles!

Heather said...

woo hoo! this is wonderful! that's one hot red christmas!

Morning said...

Hopefully, all is as well as it is shown here.

No present is as precious as mutual understanding and embrace.

Happy Monday.
Thanks for being positive, caring, and thoughtful.

This piece is perfect and charming,

what a priceless creation.

your talent rocked here.

Lolamouse said...

Your poem stirred THIS mouse!

Zuzana said...

I guess we both have love on our minds these days.;) And romance.;) What would life be without any of these, right?
So, from one hopeless romantic to another - never change.;) Your undying love for your wife is an inspiration.;)
xoxo

Pat said...

Well, the MOUSE might not be stirring, but something ELSE sure is! Ha ha! Loved it!

Syd said...

Nice. I like that To You From Me. And we know instinctively.

william said...

awe Brian is showing his feelings, and very well.. good one mate ;)

G-Man said...

Brian...
You have something very special.
Your Family, and your huge Heart.
Live the Dream, and cherish every moment. You deserve all good things sent your way.
You are a good friend, God Bless you and your Family.
Have a Kick Ass Holiday
Merry Christmas