Samos, perhaps Crete #poem #poetry

on the barren shore
you play your mandolin
I conjugate “to leave” in the voice of trees
the air reverberates expressions of old gods
the space changes its mind
maybe it is Samos, perhaps it is just Crete
traces of death, glimpses of the future
your thoughts are cut in marble
scratches turn to yellow
delineations, conquerors of islands
the shore melts in the waters
your eyes tell prophesies
the time changes its mind
perhaps it was just Samos, maybe it was Crete
the dying mandolin, the smell of ripened olives
an unmade wooden bed
solemnity, delirium
the names of I, You
We

from the series “Mediterranean Love
read more poems from this series:
amor, amore, mon amour – mediterranean
bullfighter (matador de toros)
Greek summer
Andalusian resurrection
forgotten in the Port of Naples

@short-prose-fiction

image: leoks; Shutterstock; [link]

 

106 thoughts on “Samos, perhaps Crete #poem #poetry

      1. Thank you for your kindness, Jen. Have a fabulous rest of the day 🙂

         
  1. “the dying mandolin, the smell of ripened olives
    an unmade wooden bed”

    The picture that you’ve painted with your words is beautiful!

     
    1. Thank you so much. It means a lot to me you liked it. I only can hope that is as beautiful as your music.

       
    1. Thank you so much. I am grateful to you for taking the time to read and comment.

       
      1. It’s a pleasure to meet you, Ushnish 🙂 (It could have been a pen name. That is why I asked 🙂 )

         
    1. Aww… I am elated you enjoyed it. Thank you so much, Watt.
      It rhymes! “loves full of fire, loves full of desire” Did you do this in purpose? 🙂

       
    1. It means a lot to me that you liked it Luisa. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

       
  2. This is utterly beautiful G. The sound of the mandolin and the whispers of sculptures and conjugations of to leave reverberating in the trees. It all gives such a sense of the depth of history of the place, past and future. I love the conjugations if I, you, we… I heard more than just the words of this poem..

    Just beautiful. ❤️

     
    1. My Dearest R,
      Thank you so much for your beautiful comment. When I read it I was stunned. It touched me in so many ways.
      “I heard more than just the words of this poem..” What can I say?
      May you have a beautiful weekend filled with love and joy! May you be happy and loved.

      Looking forward to reading your next post 🙂

      G.

       
      1. I did try and reply to this but I don’t think it worked… I said something like, I hope you wake to a beautiful sunrise, that is just the start of a beautiful weekend 🧡🧡🧡

         
      2. Good evening, my dear R.
        It was my site. It’s fixed now.
        Thank you so much for your kind wishes. Have a beautiful evening filled with joy 🙂

         
    1. Thank you so much, Shantanu. Excellent movie: Nicolas Cage and Penélope Cruz.
      You guys have a beautiful and relaxing weekend 🙂

       
  3. Good afternoon G,

    Apologies for my tardiness. As everyone before me said, you painted so many beautiful images. You know, I have always wanted to use mandolin in my poetry. I just find it to be such a romantic instrument.

    Speaking of romance, you may not believe this but all of my close friends say I am always
    relating everything to love. Especially in my writing. Amazing, isn’t it? LOL With that said, don’t you think true love (the love hopeless romantics speak and dream of) at some time reaches a point of delirium where the lines between I, you, and we become blurred. This is why I adore this finale. But again, that’s my romantic interpretation.

    Gorgeous poetry G.

     
    1. Good evening Drew,

      No need to apologize. Thank you for such high praise. I am thrilled you enjoyed the poem.
      “You know, I have always wanted to use mandolin in my poetry” And? What stops you? I am looking forward to reading a poem of yours in which you feature a mandolin 🙂 I am serious.
      “Speaking of romance, you may not believe this but all of my close friends say I am always
      relating everything to love.” All your poems are about love so I am not surprised.
      “don’t you think true love (the love hopeless romantics speak and dream of) at some time reaches a …” Well, I am not going to tell you what I really think but I am very glad you enjoyed the finale.
      “that’s my romantic interpretation.” That is the interpretation. I agree.

      Thank you again for your beautiful comment.
      May your weekend be filled with romance! Don’t forget to play the mandolin 🙂

       
      1. Happy Saturday G. Thank you for the inspiring and motivating words in your reply. Delighted my instincts regarding this wonderful finale were correct. Perhaps, that is a sign some of your enchanting talent will rub off on me. One could only wish.

        Have a glorious weekend. Inhale every moment, cherish every breathe.
        Stay inspired. Be loved.

        Going to do a little madolin shopping at Walmart.
        Be happy.

         
      2. Good evening, Drew

        Thank you very much for the wishes and the beautiful words. I hope you had a wonderful Saturday. Probably it’s not over yet 🙂

        “Walmart mandolin”? 🙂 🙂 🙂

        Have gorgeous Sunday!

         
      3. I have to say I really enjoyed the idea of buying a mandolin at Walmart. You are too much!
        Enjoy the starry night!

         
      4. They don’t have your beautiful poetry either. There 🙂
        Glad the night is inspiring 🙂

         
    1. Thank you so much for the comment and the praise, Ash. Don’t get too lost 🙂 We need you to write beautiful poetry.

       
      1. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again. You inspire me, and when I read your stuff…it sets me free!!!! Writing as we speak-type…:)

         
    1. Aw… thank you so much for your beautiful words, my dear K. It means so much to me that you liked it.
      Lots of love and hugs to you.
      Enjoy the weekend!

       
    1. Thank you so much, Megha. I am glad you think so.
      Have a fabulous weekend 🙂

       
    1. Thank you so much, my dear. I am glad you are feeling better. Much happiness and lots of hugs to you 🙂

       
  4. Your posts give me chills every single time I read them… I nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award. If anyone should be recognized for their amazing talent, it’s you. 😊

     
    1. Aw.. thank you so much for your wonderful comment. I am truly humbled by the praise and by the nomination. They mean a lot to me.
      May you have a magnificent day and thank you once again!
      G.

       
  5. I enjoyed spending some time with your writing, and I especially liked the images of this one. I have never been to the Mediterranean, but your words certainly invite me to explore more. Thanks for sharing.

     
    1. Thank you so much for your kind words. They are as beautiful as a Mediterranean sun 🙂
      I really appreciate you taking the time to read and comment. Thank you again.

       
    1. Dear Kindra & Christine,

      I am humbled and delighted by your invitation. I would love to be featured in Heretics, Lovers, and Madmen. I am working on a new poem. I will probably be ready on Friday, and submit it on Friday evening or Saturday morning.

      Kindly,

      Gabriela

       

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