Monday, October 15, 2012

i am your spaniel

from the corkboard backstage @ midsummer night's dream
it's not so much
to leave a small note
when leaving

& so lonely
in the morning
when you do

i can picture you
sitting at the desk, skirt
hugging your legs

(forgive me
if i linger)

coffee cup
full & open-

ing your computer
with thoughts

of work, only to find
my amorous scribble,

smiling

& if you place it
on the wall to admire
throughout the day

getting little done
because it, then you might,
even just a little

understand how often
you traipse barefoot
through the dew damp grass
of my mind.

The title is from MidSummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare.

70 comments:

farawayinthesunshine said...

...you traipse barefoot
through the dew damp grass
of my mind...
Such a romantic , beautifully worded.
Happy Monday Brian

I can't believe I'm first :-)

DJan said...

Gasp! I'm first! My guy leaves me little smiley faces now and then, which do their work: I smile. :-)

kaykuala said...

through the dew damp
grass of my mind.

An amorous note will certainly make its presence felt. It'll linger on in one's mind! Nicely Brian!

Hank

Pauline said...

what a beautiful love poem!

Pat Hatt said...

Anything to avoid work
Is surely a perk
Hopefully no cells were damaged from the walk
That might ruin your gawk haha
Oh what the little things can do
When they come into your view

Valerie said...

THE NEW NO.1. Loved this, Brian. Who could concentrate on work with little notes like that... sigh!

The Empress said...

Who wouldn't treasure such a corkboard note, and who wouldn't smile every time they'd look up to see it, and know they were the object of that affection.

So very sweet.

California Girl said...

Thanks for the Shaxpere (SIC) reference :) I did not recognize it.

Sweet, poignant, full of longing.

I'm gonna make the spousal unit read THIS one.

Jenny Woolf said...

Well done Brian. What a wonderful poem - a true love poem

JANU said...

So romantic...:-)

Myrna R. said...

A little love note serves to brighten the day. And this poem brightened mine. It's always good to nurture marriage with little surprises. Makes thing interesting.

sreeja harikrishnan said...

how beautiful!!!

CiCi said...

Super nice love note ideas. Beautiful. People like you help others see marriage in a good light.

Steve E said...

Funny, I don't really care about who wrote the title (HAHAHA!).

This piece is by:
Bryan Shakespeare Milliere, and I LOVE it!!!!!!!

If I was some girl booting her computer this morning at Liberty University, I would ADORE it! (And I know she does--grin!)
Love, PEACE, and JOY, Brian!
Steve E

Monkey said...

love notes can make your day :)

Happy Monday Miller :)

Eva Gallant said...

The last verse says it all.

Gloria said...

Well done Brian :) just lovely!

Claudia said...

awww...this is beautiful...traipsing barefoot
through the dew damp grass of my mind...a little love note makes such a big difference and i bet she can't concentrate on her work any more..smiles

Jenny said...

Great piece Brian..nicely done! Little love notes....one waay to keep you in her heart and mind.

Alice Audrey said...

:) Cute. My dh does stuff like that all the time. Well, all right, I'll admit I've done it a time or two too.

A Cuban In London said...

Agree with faraway. That ending is beautiful. Many thanks. Loved that piece.

Greetings from London.

Daniel said...

O.K., this was freakin' lovely.

The girl with the flour in her hair said...

Brian-just wanted to thank you for the supportive comment on my blog. Appreciate it so much! And I realized how long its been since I've visited. I forgot how much I enjoy reading your work. I'm going to have to say that this is one of my favorites. That last stanza is perfection.

Hope all is well.

JJ Roa Rodriguez said...

i love it... i am a person of little note. i find it sweet and romantic...

JJRod'z

Suz said...

dazzling

Wander said...

Brian I really like this one!

rosaria williams said...

BriaN, YOU ROMANTIC YOU!

uneven steven said...

Hi lovely thoughts. It is those small details of life - too often stomped on by our need to do the "important" things- that make life truly worth it and connect us to each other.
"" getting little done
because ( ) it, then you might,""
to be a stickler, did you need to add an "of" between 'because and it' in your poem or did I read it wrong.
Enjoyed

Tara Miller said...

Oh, how you make me melt. AND how did you know that I did hang it on my wall this morning so I could look at it and smile and melt some more. ;) Love you....

AmyLK said...

I want love notes left for me! So sweet!

Ash said...

The last four lines are beyond perfect!

Lovely, lovely poem!

RMP said...

lovely! found myself smiling multiple times..."(forgive me if i linger)"--plus a sigh or two..."you traipse barefoot through the dew damp grass of my mind."

Lyn said...

Oh, to be thought of that way for just a day...To know that someone's "got" it...lovely..

Betsy Brock said...

Sigh. Love this. :)

I haven't received a little love note in years....maybe a decade.
You keep doing that...forever.

Laura said...

oh how beautifully romantic.. but real, clearly real...LOVE this Brian!

SaraV said...

Brian, that was delightful!! The way that you are speaking, the thought of not being able to work-and the ending was fabulous! Loved this (and I'm sure your wife did too ;-)

Daydreamertoo said...

Awww... how could anyone not be moved or fail to smile every time they see that. The pic is such a cute one, but the thoughts behind it are just sooooo...*Sigh* Lucky both of you :)
Lovely poem.

Manicddaily said...

Ha! Very cute. I love that scene in Midsummer's Night Dream already - this is very charming. The lingering by the skirt especially cute. (I'm not imagining the spaniel here.) (Ha!)

k.

Annmarie Pipa said...

lovely poem. now get back to work.
just joking.

lori mcclure said...

Sweetness in a poem. You hit just the right notes here, Brian. Not too much or too little of any emotion. Just lovely, as always :)

KB said...

Love it!

Whoistib-tinandsnowy? said...

Hi! Brian...
Once again, tks, for sharing the image that compliment your very descriptive, poetic words...

"getting little done
because it, then you might,
even just a little

understand how often
you traipse barefoot
through the dew damp grass
of my mind."


...on a Monday.
[Once again, a moment...shared]
deedee :)

Stephanie said...

Oh my goodness, such sweetness!

hedgewitch said...

You write some neat love stuff, my friend--I can see why you say it's a favorite topic of yours. This is simple and sweet and full of warmth.

Raven said...

Is this not divinely wonderful? I LOVE IT. My smile nearly cracked my face.

Mary said...

Oh, this is sweeeeeet, Brian. It is little notes, the small touches, that mean so VERY much. But on the other hand '& so lonely when you do' I understand as well, as it is those little notes that make you want that person with you....right then! What a romantic. Love it.

Heaven said...

How simple yet divine ~ I like the amorous scribble and traipse barefoot through the dew damp grass ~

Happy Monday Brian ~

wood said...

ah, this is nice! nice flow, nice breaks, great sound. yeah, i bet your wife loved this.

ladyfi said...

Ah - so romantic and lovely!

Rachel Hoyt said...

How adorable! I want a guy like that. :)

Susan said...

Pretty love letter of a love letter and of the surprise of endless dew damp grass on the brain!

Zouxzoux said...

Very nice flow and musicality to this and, of course, lovely thoughts. Lucky lady. ;)

Brandee Shafer said...

I love how you love her and have the words to say so.

Fred Rutherford said...

excellent love poem Brian. Love the use of the quote as well, great metaphor there. Little notes, I remember how embarrassed I used to get in grammar school, my mother would put these little notes in the lunchbox and instead of appreciating them for what they were at the time, I used to get embarrassed. Now granted I was little back then, and it was my mom, but kind of wish I had appreciated, saved those little notes. I actually tried this a bit when I lived on campus, and would leave little notes on this girl I was dating's door, but she never said anything about them and I wasn't going to go and say hey you get the note, so who knows if they were appreciated or not. But in any case, it's a great gesture, and extension of love. Great piece.

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

So lovely and romantic!

Dark Angel said...

Brian you make me a little less jaded. :)

Dave King said...

Superb as always. Tugs and smiles all rolled into one. Lovely.

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

NEVER stop leaving the notes. NEVER....it will never back fire ever.

ayala said...

Sweet!

Syd said...

So nice to leave those notes. I like giving and getting them.

Sue said...

Aw. I love knowing my husband is thinking of me, though he is not quite so adept as you are in sharing that fact.

Still, he manages to get the message across...

;)

Kristina said...

Aw, that's sweet.

my heart's love songs said...

very romantic, Brian! LOVE it!

Hilary said...

So tender and sweet.. what a lovely treat to find one of those notes.

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Lisa Golden said...

Swoon worthy.

Heather said...

swoooon, so beautiful!

Heather said...

forgot to say love the last phrase!

Linda said...

I love the distracted beauty of this, Brian. Life needs to be run by love and not by production. Thank you for the reminder of what's important and beautiful, my friend. =D

Rebecca S. said...

Sweet, sweet, oh so sweet! I loved the bit about the barefoot traipsing through the dewy grass of your mind...perfectly executed image there.