this sunday like a hurt bird falling from the sky on a forgotten shore like a cracked violin in which green lizards nest in silence like a sea on which no ship has ever sailed this sunday hurts like a love letter hanging on a barren tree
Gabriela Marie Milton #1 Amazon Best-Selling Author, 2019 Author of the Year at Spillwords Press NYC; internationally published poet; poetry collections Woman: Splendor and Sorrow (Vita Brevis Pres, July 27, 2021); Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings (Vita Brevis Press, April, 2020)
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63 thoughts on “this sunday hurts #poem”
Good morning. Your vivid words painted perfect images of loneliness. The hollowness of the cracked violin, the sea no ship has sailed, the injured bird falling onto a forgotten shore.
Then, you ended this with the haunting love letter hanging from a barren tree. Such power in so few words. Bravo.
Hope you are well.
Good morning, Drew.
I am glad you are here. I was afraid I hurt you yesterday with my comment.
Thank you so much for the praise. It means a lot.
On another note, I hope the ritual of drinking coffee is in full bloom and the weather treats you well today 🙂
Hurt me with that comment? Are you serious? I am still laughing.
This little poem was perfect. You have such a talent for painting these strong images so perfectly with few words. A talent I hope one day I can acquire.
Yes, this poem accompanied my morning coffee. The world is right again. Smiles.
Who cares about the weather? Staying in to catch up with blogs today and prepare my post for tomorrow. Thanks for the much needed inspiration.
Make the best of your Sunday G. I hope it is full of countless smiles.
Yes, I am serious. I do not want to hurt you.
I am glad you are ok, enjoying your coffee and reading.
I look forward to your post tomorrow and thank you for the praise again,.
Have a magical day, Drew!
Gracias. You couldn’t hurt me if you tried.
Gracias 🙂 That is nice of you to say .
Here is my perception of you from reading your poetry:
You are empathic, caring, and, deep. The power of the love in your heart can be as brilliant as the sun, yet as inspiring as the stars in the night sky. From your vivid posts of pain, I surmise you have loved and hurt (who hasn’t, right?). But you would never want to inflict that pain on anyone else. You have compassion.
Thus my conclusion; you couldn’t hurt me if you tried. Of course you could, but you don’t want to. That is not you G. Your heart is not capable of purposely causing hurt or pain.
You are very strong, but a warm and sweet person full of beauty on the inside and outside.
I hope life never changes you.
Hope I didn’t offend or cross any lines. I just felt the need to express the meaning of that little phrase “You couldn’t hurt me if you tried.”
I don’t underestimate you; on the contrary.
When I read your work and converse with you here in WordPress, I can see the reflection of greatness and beauty inside of you.
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts. High praise! I hope I can live up to that 🙂
To be honest I got disappointed when I read an article in The Atlantic entitled “Why it pays to be a jerk.” 🙂 Immediately I thought maybe I can take some classes on that 🙂
Anyway, have a fabulous day!
Looking forward to you post on Monday!
G, you always make me smile. I am certain you ignore that article.
You are right. I did 🙂 🙂 🙂
You are too sweet to pay attention to that nonsense.
Yes, I am. I am very sweet. I wouldn’t deny that 🙂
Well… it took me a while to ignore it because they got “data” to “prove” that 🙂
I firmly believe you can catch more flies with honey than vinegar…..oh, my God…G, now I now what I have been doing wrong.
I have been attracting flies….Ugh
Drew, let’s enjoy this Sunday!
I am thinking to go out again to my favorite Brazilian restaurant. I’ll send you same pictures 🙂 I meant pictures of the restaurant. LOL
Take care, my friend!
Yes, please do.
Oh dear this was poignantly beautiful.
Oh, my dear friend! Thank you so much for your praise. I said it and I will say it again: You are always so good to me!
I love your work. Keep the magic on dear. 🌸🌸
Thank you so much, Shantanu! Have a great Sunday!
You too my friend
Beautiful and poignant 💖
Thank you so much, my dear!
My pleasure! 🌸
Another beautiful poem from you my friend 💕
Thank you so much, my dear Christine!
What a poem for Sunday! Some Sundays truly hurt. ❤️
Oh, one of my dearest friends read me. Thank you so much 🌷
May your every second be filled with joy!
I can never ever miss your poems, dear. I may be late but will always visit your blog. Touched beyond words by your sweet words. You are so welcome and thank you for your kind words. ❤️
You are meting my soul today. My Sunday is already brighter.
I try to do the same. I love your writings. It’s not only your talent, although you have plenty of it. It’s a beautiful heart too🌺
Thank you so much G (I hope I can call you that ) for making my Sunday so beautiful. I love the idea of our souls meeting. God bless you dear. 💕 🌸
Of course, you can call me G.
May you be blessed too🌹
Just beautiful and so vivid, I paint a picture of longing and loneliness!
True, but you taught me today that there is always hope 😊
Thank you for your kind words , my dear!
Well one thing we all can do wen rolling in sadness to simply start bouncing and swaying anyways we are freefalling. Is it not ?
I think so. However, your views where better than mine today 🌷
You have excellent command over language and grips over images which I really admire.
Thank you so much, Tanya. I very much admire your work
Hello dear friend! A very poignant and melancholy piece, but exceptionally well written. You are a gift and an absolute joy to read! Happy Sunday!! 💜🌸🦋
Thank you so much, my dearest K! May you have a lovely Sunday too💐🌷🌺. It’s almost gone, but still enjoy the rest of it ! 😊
Most emotinal n heart touching lines.”love letter hanging from a barren tree..”most powerful n amazing lines,dear!!🌹🌹🌹🌹
Thank you kindly, dear!
Thank you so much, Charles. That is so sweet of you.
“like a love letter
on a barren tree”
such a beautiful metaphor!
Thank you so much! It means a lot to me that you liked it!
How sad and yet so beautiful!
Thank you so much, my dear Kathy. Your kind words brought me a lot of joy!
Beautiful and poignant! 💖
Thank you 🌺
If i am correct, this poem explains denial of love and loneliness. Is that it? 🙂
Mostly loneliness. Thank you for reading and commenting!
Beautiful.I can as if visualize everything !
That you so much for your generous comment! It means a lot to me!
❤️❤️ ❤️ Yes. You so captured that feeling. Beautiful.
Thank you so much, my dear!
My pleasure, G. 🤗