trees whisper, cries of cloudy skies
you push me on a long-forgotten trail
the ocean, poisoned, green, unsettled
warm tongues, ecstasies of memories un-lived
defiled the innocence of maiden-stars
tears, corridors of sand
you, universe that dreamt us all
the pain of suffocated myths that die
kisses, floating sanctuaries
you who don’t know desire
burn the nihilism of flesh
of souls sold for two pennies in slave markets
inside the lonely poetry of night
published in Indian Periodical on January 23, 2019
@Gabriela Marie Milton
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I found this quite challenging – which is good. Make the reader work a bit…but not too much. This was not an easy poem to read ….but a worthwhile one. There was a pot of gold at the end of the road.
I am really flattered by your comment. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
You really did well
Thank you 🙂
Hope you are following me too
I certainly am. Can I call you Joe?
Yes you can
Thank you so much, Jared. I am thrilled you enjoyed it.
The use of adjectives in ur poems is exceptional 👏👏📝💯 love 💕
Aw… thank you sooo much. 💕💕🌸💜
Beautiful and sad.
Thank you so much, Bojana. Great to hear from you. I hope everything is well.
It is, Gab. Thanks. It’s been busy in the past few days. I just came back to Germany.
I am glad everything is ok and you are back to Germany. I know busy. I hope I’ll survive till mid-December.
Have a great weekend, Bojana.
You too, hon, and see you around.
Thank you. All the best to you guys.
Thank you so much, sweetheart ❤️🌺💜
My pleasure, how are you 💕
Very busy sweetheart. Thank you for asking. How are you?
This is a beautiful and sad poem, Gabriela.
For me the reference to poisoned oceans (taken in the wider context of the poem) speaks of the transatlantic slave trade. Whilst the closing lines:
of souls sold for two pennies in slave markets
inside the lonely poetry of night”,
Speaks of those (particularly young women) forced into prostitution. However I think there is much more in your poem than this.
Thank you so much for commenting, Kevin. I am thrilled with your interpretation. Indeed, there is more here. However, for me the interpretation of my readers is King.
Have a great weekend 🙂
Thank you, Gabriela. You also, have a good weekend, Kevin
So beautifully crafted.
Aw… thank you so much for your kind words. Sending you lots of hugs 🤗
This was very beautiful and made me a cry too! Commend you for your words!
Thank you so much sweetheart for your beautiful comment. You melted my heart.
this made my heart so sad, but my spirit felt it needed to help………..very well done
My dearest Wendi
Thank you for appreciating the poem. I did not mean to mean you sad.
I hope you have a magical day.
you are so very sweet, you did not make me sad, your words are just so powerful that I could feel them…….
Oh.. you are so sweet. Thank you again.
🙂 always a pleasure to visit.
Touching G. It pulled me in. Great job!
Thank you so much, Ash. Your words warmed my heart. It’s cold here 🙂
That makes me happy to hear that. Take care, my beautiful friend.
You too. It must be colder in Canada 🙂
It’s starting to get that way, not a fan as you already know. Soon time to break out the sweater!!! Happy writing as always. 😉
Happy writing to you too 🌸
Intense and touching ! Beautiful too👍
I am so grateful for your comment, Jyo. Thank you so much.
You always make me sigh from the beauty of your words, dear G. Beautiful lines as always. 😍❤️🌺
Oh, sweetheart, you are one of my biggest supporters. Thank you.
Quite a powerful piece right there. Very nicely done!
Aw.. my most sincere thanks, Tim. I am glad you enjoyed it.
Salve Astraea, Immortal Night.
Thank you so much, Altima. I am thrilled you loved the poem 🌸
I actually cannot tell you how much I love this poem; how it whispers to my soul, this poetry of the night, the starry loneliness and ecstasy that it simultaneously engulfs me with.
I would be so happy if I could ever write like this. You truly never stop amazing me. Wishing you everything hon, but especially sleep, for now xoxo 😘
Hello, my dearest Rachel
I cannot tell you how beautiful your comment is. It heals all my wounds.
You don’t need to write like this. You write like you and your writing is magnificent.
Thank you so much for the wish sweetheart. I slept last night and now I feel so confused. I’ll try coffee.
I hope your weekend is as beautiful as your soul.
Awww G. “I slept last night and now I feel so confused. I’ll try coffee.” But doesn’t coffee keep you awake?? I feel worried about this situation. I do love coffee, so much, but do not wish for my beautiful friend to not sleep… Decaf is not so bad.
Love and hugs to you Gabriela. My weekend is always more beautiful when I get to read your words xoxo
Sweetheart, it was morning when I wrote this comment. So I had coffee. It’s morning again and I am going to have some again.
Rachael, your goodness crosses all oceans. Thank you for being YOU.
Hags, love, flowers and great chocolate to you.
Have a beautiful week.
Oh!!! Now I feel very… dense! It completely makes sense! A little part of me feels a bit of gladness you have enjoyed coffee without being awake all night, because I really do think it’s one of life pleasures. For me, anyway xoxo
Yes, it is. I’ll get one tomorrow morning too 🙂
Ok. Make sure you tell me how you have it. How my favourite poet likes to drink her coffee is a detail I feel I need to know!
Your favorite poet… You are so sweet my beautiful Rachel.
Well, I bought Colombian coffee and I used heavy cream instead of milk. It’s good. However, I received a pack of Hawaiian coffee and I can’t wait to try it. I’ll let you know.
Sending a lots of love and scents of Colombian coffee.
What about your coffee?
Yep, I’ve gone out on a limb and confessed 😂, although, it probably doesn’t come as a surprise.
My coffee … I like to take black, double espresso but not too short – and not too long either. Here we call it a ‘long black,’ with the crema on the top. As for regions, I usually drink Colombian or from elsewhere in South America. I always try to buy fair trade where I can… I used to drink milky coffees, but after so much coffee now I prefer to have the unadulterated version, no milk. My espresso machine I have at home is one of my most treasured possessions and I am forever on a quest to make the perfect coffee. Of course, if I could, I would make one for my fave poetess. Might be cold by the time it got to you, that’s all ☕️❤️😘
Oh, sweetheart, I would love to have one of your espressos. I slept in the afternoon. It’s evening here and I got start working on some research. Only if I can get that espresso. you are sending me. I guess I got to settled for my Colombian.
Black coffee? I love those Greek (Turkish) small black coffees. I get those when I go to Europe,
Sending you plenty of love.
A long black is like those small Greek coffees but with more water. Prob more similar to an Italian espresso?
I hope you get your work done G, it’s hard when your sleep cycle is disrupted like that. Hopefully you will find that zone where everything falls into place. One day, I would love to hear about your research. Fingers crossed for sleep for you once your work is done xoxo
Thank you so much sweetheart. It’s not the coffee that disturbs my sleep. When I stay up late I can’t get my mind to stop thinking. I came to the conclusion that my mind is my best weapon and my worst enemy at the same time.
“my mind is my best weapon and my worst enemy at the same time” – so beautifully put G. Your mind is certainly always poetic. Overthinking is excruciating 😔.
Thank you so much for your beautiful words and for your kindness,
You’re welcome G
Your use of Astraea and several of lines of this piece made me think of the sadness of lost innocence. Perhaps, I am looking at with simple eyes, but my reading of being pushed across the ocean and the line of the slaves sold for two pennies, leads me to think of the slave trade of the past (crossing he Atlantic).
Probably not your interpretation. lol . This resonates with a sad beauty.
Thank you for taking the time to read and thank you for your thoughtful comment, Drew. It means a lot to me. Yes, that was the intent behind the poem. Perhaps a bit more. Sometimes life is painful.
Listen to the doctor and enjoy the beach 🙂
I assure you, this is one of those rare occasions where I strictly follow the doctor’s orders. Life is a beach.
Wishing an island breeze touches your soul, as the bright sun warms your heart. Stay inspired.
Thank you for such beautiful words. Don’t forget the sunscreen 🙂
Laughing so hard. Between Florida, then three months here, I have the most vicious tan of my life.
It’s quite intense Gabriela. I’m literally touched. It would be a pleasure to reblog it if you allow!!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart, my dear Mistella. I am so delighted you liked it,
I lost my reblog button, but you can link to the post if you wish.
Oh I would love to❤️
I am honored.
Done my dear friend:)
Here’s the link to it
Thank you so much, my dear.
Thank you so much 🌸
I really love your writing, nice flow
Aw.. I am delighted by your comment. Thank you very much.
Could you read some of my stuff, tell me what you think
I read you post ‘Who Am I” just now. I gave you a like. Your writing is impressive, I am following you now.
I am glad you enjoyed it. Thank you so much.
Thank you kindly.
I love you you opened this up, your imagery is unbelievable, it really paints out a vivid picture in your writing!
Thank you so much for your wonderful praise. It made my evening.
Beautiful poem, thank you Short-Prose !
Thank you kindly 🙂
Wow, beautiful and evocative.
Thank you so much Kathy. I am thrilled you like it.
I enjoyed reading this. Thank you!
Thank you for reading. I am thrilled you enjoyed it 🌸
My most sincere thanks
This is genuinely soulful and moving. Thank you for this poem x
That is so kind of you to say. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
lots of good imagery!
My most sincere thanks.
I love it
Thank you. I am delighted you enjoyed it.
Thank you kindly 😊
Than you kindly 🌸
Thank you so much!
beautiful poem..i don’t think i’ll ever be this good
Thank you so much. I am sure you will.
Happy New Year to you.
How did you put the hastags. Please tell
On FB or on WP?
Those are not “real” tags. It will be the same if I will do: [title] -poem – poetry. The reason I put the words poem and poetry in the title is because I tag my posts with these two words. I do not have the time to do SEO and this is just an easy way to hopefully generate more search engine traffic. Lately I did notice that I get more traffic.
Thank you, I will try it.
Superb. Very beautiful poem!
Thank you so much, Lucy. It means a lot to me you liked it.
Nice poem directly touched the heart 💓
Thank you so much 💕
Great poem! 🙂
Thank you from the bottom of my heart 💕
Absolutely gorgeous. Your word usage is so beautiful! 💕
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Aww, you’re so very welcome!
nice. liked it very much
My most sincere thanks, Sonia.
I don’t remember if I re-blogged this one. I like it so if I did I hope you don’t mind.
How could I mind? I am so grateful to you for everything you are doing for me.
Great. I can be a bit much for some people. I have had people in the Tumblr community get all upset if I re-blog everyday. But that’s Tumblr. This is all quite different here and I just don’t want to go overboard and become a nuisance or something.