who are you? which gale winds have blown you here? which fallen saint showed you the way? besieged by you, old loves abandoned in dark cemeteries lament like choirs in my Hellenistic Greece virgin thighs ferment inside your blood scared azaleas tremble on my pillows step in my room and know no fear unravel poems from your battered heart scent the roses with my fantasies’ Levant weave lies into the brocade of my sofas make those satyrs with horse ears to shut up * let’s dwell in silence for a minute... then tell me how you landed here and who are you my darling soneteer?
First published in Wolff Poetry Literary Magazine
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This poem dances like poetic paper in a beautiful gale, embraced by squalls and whistling a momentous persona. But I do wonder, who may this be?
Aw… thank you so much for your beautiful words, Watt. They dance in my heart.
“But I do wonder, who may this be?” 🙂 Oh, you know imagination has no limits.
Thank you again for reading and commenting. It means a lot to me 🙂
It was my absolute pleasure! 🙂
Thank you kindly 🙂
This was a treasure.
Thank you so much. I am humbled by your words.
It’s a gorgeous piece!
Thank you so much, my dearest Lily. I hope you are enjoying your Sunday.
Good morning G,
You always have such a beautiful, delicate touch. The opening questions filled us with intrigue making us anxious to arrive at the very next line. Your words jump off the page and into our imagination and hearts.
Forget the soneteer. More appropriately, we should be asking who is this great poet G? And what island breeze brought her here?
Good morning Drew,
What a beautiful comment. Thank you so much. I am delighted by it.
I hope none of my words jumped in your morning coffee 🙂
“we should be asking who is this great poet G? ” I ask myself the same question every day. So, we are in the same boat 🙂
Have a magical Sunday, Drew. I hope the sun is shining today.
You words were as gorgeous as this Floridian day. Trying to blog by the pool. Sitting here in relaxed mode.
Have an awesome day.
Thank you. You too, Drew.
Wonderful flow to this poem, just lovely!
My most sincere thanks, my dear. Hugs 🙂
Thank you, Bojana.
Beautiful, G! You have to “unravel poems from your battered heart”! You really must unravel poems from your musical heart.
Hey, Daniela. Thank you so much for your gorgeous comment. Did I get the “music ” right in this poem?
Very “right”! You know for me it’s so important to “hear” the music in a poem.
Oh, you are so sweet. Thank you so much. Yes, I know that.
Have a beautiful rest of the day 🙂
You too, thank you. <3
I think we all need to ask ourselves this question often.
Thank you, Mathew. You are right 🙂
A gorgeous poem indeed, dear G! 🤗💕🌺
Thank you so much, sweetheart. Hugs and love to you.
Gabriela, you craft amazing poetry. It inspires other writers such as myself to continue at our craft.
I can’t thank you enough for the kindness you show me. I am so humbled by your words.
Please know that you inspire me too.
May you have a beautiful rest of the day.
Thank you, Jeff. I am grateful for your comment.
Thank you. Peace and blessings to you.
And to you! 🙂
Who am I? Somebody who likes this poem.
Thank you for your kind words 😊
You are welcome kind lady.
Is that the blue pearl city? 🙈
It’s a street in Athens, Greece 🙂
Oh really! Looks exactly like one city here in Morocco! 🙈
Mediterranean civilizations 🙂
Great poem! I wonder which place is that photo of?
Hey Scott, thank you! Glad you enjoyed the poem.
It’s a painting of a street – Athens, Greece,
I never knew Athens was so pretty! Did you click that picture yourself?
Athens it gorgeous. The entire Greece is breathtaking. I have plenty of pictures, but I was looking for a painting. I found that one on Pixabay [no attribution required] 😉
Mykonos and Santorini are just breathtaking! And so is Paros. But I’ve never been to Athens, so I don’t know.
Oh, yes, they are beautiful. But so is Athens. Athens is a large city but it has a lot to offer 😊
the gale winds and fallen saints seem to have sent a seductive soneteer, never a good idea to ask “who are you” 🙂
lol. thank you for the advise 🙂
This is a beautiful and intriguing poem, Gabriela, which makes me think of Lord Byron who was, “mad, bad and dangerous to know”. Best wishes – Kevin
Thank you so much for your kind words, Kevin. Lord Byron? Romanticism? The Greek War of Independence? 🙂
Best wishes to you too.
Aw.. thank you so much, Vidur 🙏
A pleasure always!
Absolutely gorgeous – what an apt question
Thank you Shantanu. I am thrilled you liked it.
Stunning! I’m not nosey by nature,🙂 but this beautiful write did leave me wanting to know more!😊
Aw.. thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am delighted you enjoyed the poem.
Most lovely,dear G!!
Thank you, my dearest Aruna.
Most welcome,dear G!!