Monday, January 7, 2013

burn the map, so no one can follow

by quinn.anna

i got lost, the first time,
going to your house
     (perhaps this was a sign
       of what's to come)

all those twisted roads
through the hills
looking for Collins & Catherine

i found neither on my own,
had to phone & wouldn't you know,
finding you, i
got lost again

haven't been seen since,
not that i've been looking,
your whisper on my ear
as we drift off sleep
leading me further away
                               away
                                   away

60 comments:

DJan said...

Gasp! Could I be first?

Pauline said...

finding you I got lost again - love that line!

Laurie said...

oooo, beautiful,

Daniel said...

Sometimes the magic just lingers. I love this. Wish I could have some. (smiles)

Elsie The Writer said...

Not that I've been looking


That left me kind of sad...

Green Speck said...

Finding and losing ... loved it !!!

Jenny said...

O.M.GOSH!!That is sssooo beautiful, romantic and precious!! Thank you for another good write in 2013!!

SueAnn Lommler said...

To be totally lost in another is intoxicating and smothering all at the same time.
Loved this
Hugs
SueAnn

Mom said...

This will be special to Tara. I've been lost looking for Collins also, but glad in you being lost resulted in our finding our wonderful daughter 2. Glad you are feeling better.

Slamdunk said...

I'd never admit it other than as an anonymous blogger, but I have gotten lost more than my share. I just wish that it always had as happy ending as what you are describing.

Manicddaily said...

Lovely, sweet, a wonderful kind of understatement. k.

Bossy Betty said...

Awwwww.. Love this!!!!

kaykuala said...

Being lost and finding it again is an adventure. Nicely Brian!

Hank

Gloria said...

nice Brian. Hope you feeling better I eas hearing in USA TV the flu have been terrible there:(
Take care!

Anne said...

Very seductive Brian. I'm going to go wake up the Hubby after reading this:)

G-Man said...

This must be a dream because no 3-D man asks for directions....

Rachel said...

Romantic, touching.

hedgewitch said...

Sometimes lost is good--control can be over-rated, and burning maps only means you learn to fly by the seat of your pants, finding your own landmarks. (Still, never hurts to ask for directions. :P) I like the ending here, brian, with its sense of an arrival, even as the speaker drifts.

Susan said...

Slightly mythic, Should the narrator have tied him or herself to the mast? Now there is no saving him, and he may be thanking the gods!

Neva Flores said...

such a beautiful place to get lost again in.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

The words of a hopeless romantic...truly wonderful poem my friend.

Tara Miller said...

I just love it when you write like this my love. sigh....

And I love being on this journey with you. Let's stay lost together!!

Heather said...

oooh, i love this! i like getting lost!

Pat Hatt said...

Getting lost
Sure worth the cost
At least I surmise in this case
But going round and round in some strange place
Might be scary
If things get hairy
I suppose that could happen too
As the magic lingers the clothes off you hahaha

Claudia said...

smiles..it's a wonderful place to get lost in the arms of the one you love...and now go and burn the map..smiles

Eva Gallant said...

You are such a romantic! Love that about you. Your wife is a lucky lady!

Syd said...

Nice, man. Sometimes getting lost is okay.

JStar said...

Thank was the first sign that was ignored...everything happens for a reason!

Grace said...

This is a sweet recollection Brian ~ I like the way you tied it in the end, lost together, not wanting to be found ~

Happy Monday to you ~

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous!

ds said...

What a wonderful way to be "lost"...
Beautiful. Thank you.

amyjosprague said...

This is so gorgeous. Like a song, the feelings I get from it have a rhythm in your words. Brilliant

rumoursofrhyme said...

Being lost in that special person is such a joyous and wonderful gift :-)

Mary said...

Brian, I think this is the best kind of being 'lost'.......and the best kind of sleep!

Brandee Shafer said...

sweetness

Frank Watson said...

Lovely poem

happygirl said...

Sweet prose on looking, losing and finding. I like whispers in my ear, too.

Sue said...

Aw. So cute.

=)

Alice Audrey said...

Reminds me of an old boyfriend who built himself a place back in the woods.

Hilary said...

Lovely, Brian. Being lost can be quite wonderful.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

That's the best kind of lost!

Grandmother said...

Burn the map- you'll find the way!

Helen said...

Lost!!! And Found!!!

Mark said...

That was pretty cute. I used to get lost as a kid all the time. It wasn't so fun and now I barely ever explore on my own.

Me said...

Love it. :)

farawayinthesunshine said...

...finding you I got lost again...What a program ;-)

Carrie Burtt said...

You have to get lost in life sometimes to get found....:-)

Susie Clevenger said...

"finding you I got lost again" so romantic. I think all of us who have love should not forget to say, to write what that love means to us.

RMP said...

stunning! you make being lost sound so perfectly wonderful.

Buddah Moskowitz said...

dis wuz gorgeous, my friend. Kudos!

adeeyoyo said...

You are so adept at desribing feelings, Brian. Wow, I doubt I could ever forget... Beeuuutiful!

ladyfi said...

Oh - so tender and beautiful!

^.^ said...

Ce sera sera ...hmmm?

Valerie said...

Jeez, Brian, you sure know how to stir the emotions. Totally loved this, and Tara's comment was the finishing touch. I am now feeling thoroughly sentimental.

Lorraine said...

good one, never never go after leathere )well it looks like leather)
ps know that if I don't visit you it's because my laptop acted up, soon I'll need a new, but alsoneed a car, an cheap house to live in, I just can't afford anything, gosh it sucs

Rachel Hoyt said...

The treasure map to my heart isn't even on paper. He'll have to draw his own...

Great poem! :)

ayala said...

Sweet to be lost in the one we love :)

Geraldine said...

I loved this Brian. What a romantic you are...

my heart's love songs said...

i love getting lost in each other in whatever moments life allows for such intimacy... and sometimes we just have to make the moment....

LOVE the title!!!!!!!

Who Is Afraid Of Miss Lovett? No, Mrs.Lovett... said...

"haven't been seen since,
not that i've been looking,
your whisper on my ear
as we drift off sleep
leading me further
away

away
away"


Hi! Brian...
your poem "burn the map, so no one can follow"
IS very touching, sad, but bitter-sweet and in the end
quinn.anna's image compliment...too!

deedee :)