you, quest of lovers without love
your unrelenting islands beaten by the wind-blown sand
extends its waves beyond the singularity of night
the silk of clouds is looking for the sky
scales of reeds chime songs,
cries of those whose loves have sunk
I bathe in the aromatic rose of the moonlight
the night bathes in the foam of the blue waters
a bed sighs
the silhouettes of three carnations gossip on the floor
empty hearts expecting to be slaughtered
the sand receives me
in the distance a mast decides to flicker
the quest of lovers without love
on a wicker chair
a lonely glove
@Gabriela Marie Milton
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105 thoughts on “lovers without love #poem #poetry”
“Whose loves have sunk…” so achingly lovely.
Thank you so much 🙂
Absolutely stunning! I was drawn into the picture you painted with your words. Amazing <3
My most sincere thanks.
Thank you so much, Penny.
love love love it! Especially the second stanza
Aw.. Thank you so much, dear,
tu, ricerca di amanti senza amore
le tue inesorabili isole battute dalla sabbia soffiata dal vento
estende le sue onde oltre la singolarità della notte
la seta delle nuvole sta cercando il cielo
scale di canne, canzoni di carillon,
grida di coloro i cui amori sono affondati
Mi immergo nella rosa aromatica della luce lunare
la notte si bagna nella schiuma delle acque blu
un letto sospira
le sagome di tre garofani spettegolano sul pavimento
cuori vuoti che aspettano di essere recisi
la sabbia mi riceve
in lontananza un albero decide di scuotersi
la ricerca di amanti senza amore
su una sedia di vimini
Flavio, I am so sorry for my late reply. Somehow this translation ended up in my spam folder.
Then when I saw it.. I thought you would never do it again. Yet, you did it. And I stopped breathing.
No words can express my gratitude to you, my respect, and my admiration for your poetry.
Grazie di tutto.
Beautiful G. You inspire me!!!! 😉
Good morning, Ash. I am flattered.
Have a beautiful day 🙂
Right back at you!!
I got it 🙂
One of the most beautiful things you have ever written. ( I know, I sound like a broken record). Beautiful images of loneliness, longing, and the search for………hmmm, the divine connection of hearts and souls. Within the shadows of this gorgeous piece of writing
you painted images so clear I could see the moonlight highlighting and reflecting off
every unspoken corner and the unseen carnations. Touching in its gentle brilliance.
If they ever constructed a museum of poetry, this masterpiece would be hanging there to be admired and adored.
Good morning Drew,
Your beautiful comment took my breath away. Do I really deserve such praise? Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
A museum of poetry? I know other people who deserve to be there 🙂
I am going to marvel at your comment the entire day.
It’s going to be a stressful day so I’ll keep your words in my heart.
Thank you again.
Well, that means there are two of us not breathing since this masterpiece was breathtaking.
I am certain you will conquer every dragon that gets in the way Remember, You are Woman!
Hakuna Matata (Yes, I am quoting The Lion KIng). Be well.
Drew, thank you for your encouragement and for kindness. Since I am Hakuna Matata I can breathe now 🙂
Am I suppose to fight the Lion King? I know nothing about the Lion King. You got me here.
Have a splendid day, Drew.
LOL . You too.
This poem is truly exceptional, G! I love the way it plays with the reader’s expectations, especially in the early lines when the islands are beaten by the sand instead of the sea. The the juxtaposition and associations are eye catching as well; gossiping and alienation, moonlight as an aromatic rose. There is so much here to explore and discover. Such a deep, thought provoking piece.
Thank you so much, David. I am humbled by your comment. I’ve always loved your critiques. Sometimes I feel you discover more than I could imagine. You are not only a great writer, you are a great reader too. Do these two go together?
Thank you again, David, Your words touched my heart.
Enjoy your day.
You’re so very welcome! You touch my heart (and flatter me a bit) in return. Yes, I think the two go together. Writing largely comes out of reading after all; it’s both how we absorb language and how we learn what we can do with it. What are your thoughts?
You deserve praise.
My thoughts are the same. However, I asked because I read two blog posts. One claimed that to write you do not need to learn new words. The second claimed that you do not need to read anything in order to write great poetry. I was surprised by those claims.
Those are, unique, claims to say the least. I can’t imagine the evidence being very convincing.
David, no evidence was presented. I was puzzled by those claims. I felt like sharing this info with you. Is there a very young generation that believes that?
Enjoy your evening 🙂
Somehow the lack of evidence doesn’t surprise me.
There does seem to be a very, very young generation that believes that, yes, unfortunately. When I worked at the University of South Alabama we had a student, an aspiring writer, who actually refused to read any books because he didn’t want other authors to damage his originality. The results were exactly what you would expect.
You enjoy your evening as well!
Thank you, David. That is what I thought.
Thank you so much, my dear 🤗💕
You are welcome!
I’m mesmerized with your words. Profoundly beautiful, dear G! ❤️❤️❤️
Aw… Winnie, thank you so much. sending you four hearts , dear.
My pleasure, dear G! I appreciate those hearts. Sending you more love.
Thank you so much, my dear. Hugs and love to you.
You are welcome, my dear. Hugs and love to you too!
So beautiful. I love the sea as a metaphor and the last lines are sublime, bringing it all together. <3
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your beautiful comment. I hope you know how much it means to me.
Welcome back. I hope everything is well.
I won’t be fully back for another month, but I’m home for a week and it’s great to visit everyone!
I am glad to hear you are home. Looking forward to your full return.
My best wishes to you and your family.
Words queue, excitement builds, their form, their feeling … is this their day, the day they’re aligned by you?
The day they were aligned by me and read by you. That is a beautiful day. Thank you so much Eric.
Oh, I was about to forget. Where is your hat?
Always with me – braved the sun that day – hair long waved away!
How do you create such spellbinding poetry every time – are you for real ❤️
Oh, Shantanu, you are so kind. I do not think most people believe that I create spellbinding poetry.
However, I am thrilled you think so.
Thank you from my heart.
You are too humble. Your work is fabulous. I love reading it. I am sure many will concur
Thank you so much, my dear friend 🙂
I don’t know where to start or how to express how much I love this poem. It gets straight to that place in my heart that aches when it finds indescribable beauty, when it detects longing that runs so deep it escapes words. This poem escapes my mind, my conscious processing, as it has literally been taken up and held in my heart.
Sighing over here G.
You’ve done it again
Thank you so much for your beautiful words, my dearest R. Knowing that it is held in your heart means a lot to me.
I am so grateful to you for reading and commenting.
Sending you love and hugs.
Have a beautiful weekend.
This is definitely one of my favourites G, one of many from you. Love and hugs in return 😊
Thank you so much, R.
Thank YOU for going on this quest.
Thank you for reading.
You are welcome.
Very grateful for your comment. Thank you.
The quest of lovers without love, the theme itself is great and then the unrelenting images. Beautifully done.
Aw.. you are so kind. Thank you so much.
Powerful and sentimental
Thank you, Scott 🙂
Thank you so much. Peace and blessings.
And to you! 🙂
How lovely, how thought-provoking, how heart-tugging…..
My most sincere thanks for reading and your lovely comment.
Looking forward to be filled with more inspiration…. you are a gem! ❤️
Oh, thank is very kind of you to say. Thank you again 🙂
If I were to single out my most favourite line, I would end up quoting the entire poem. Can’t describe its beauty through words. Just stay blessed.
Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. Blessings to you too 🙂
Superb, simply superb!
Thank you so much, my dear friend 🙂
Oh wow! Just wow! Amazingly beautiful. It was a pleasure to read this
Thank you so much for your wonderful comment.
My most sincere thanks 🙂
Oh, my! This is lovely!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Eugenia.
You’re most welcome!
Moving and sentimental and beautiful in its deepest longing.
Thank you so much, Charlie. I really appreciate your beautiful comment 🙂
You are welcome my friend. 🙂
Bless you so much.
Charlie, my friend, I got a notification you posted a new poem. Sorry I could not read it on time. I’ll be there soon.
Hope you are well.
Take your time my friend.
I’ll be posting another new poem tomorrow as well. That one will leave any reader into a head scratcher/clue. 🙂
Thank you. Looking forward to reading it 🙂
Lovely and so touching! <3
Thank you so much, dear 🌸
Beautiful imagination of lovers without love.lovely creation with wonderful metaphor ,dear G!🌺🌺🌺🌺
I am delighted you enjoyed you. Thank you for your beautiful comment.
Wow this poem is so beautifully written!
Thank you so much dear 🙂