Sunday on another latitude #poem #poetry #prose poem

The smell of orange trees blooms in my hair.
Days of magic: a lily and a rose.
A purple sky bites from the imperishable yellow coiled around your finger.
Dark injured blood taints the possibility of the sunset.
The exertion of a prayer.
The reflection of our faces in a desiccated well.
Sunday on another latitude.

@short-prose-fiction (Gabriela M.)
My blog ranks 20th in “Top 100 Poetry Blogs & Websites to Follow” according to Feedspot.


110 thoughts on “Sunday on another latitude #poem #poetry #prose poem

    1. Hey, Eric. I kind of blame that on the longitude.. but, at the end of the day everything is poetry.
      I really enjoyed the post you shared. Hats! BTW where is your winter hat?

      1. Whoops misquoted your line – got its meaning though! Ah, hats, Lucy will be pleased you enjoyed her post (which are rare events these days) – she is the most ‘natural’ writer I know – as for me my winter hat, a traditional English flat cap!

      2. I need to go on twitter right away. I need to see that picture πŸ™‚
        Cold? in England? Never πŸ™‚

  1. Congratulations on the high ranking of your site in the list of poetry blogs, Gabriela. I like the enigmatic nature of your poem. On the one hand we have “magic”. And, on the other “injured” and “a desicated well”. If one looks into a well one sees one’s own reflection (assuming there is water of course), but “a descicated well”? Perhaps one sees reflected back all we are, the good, the bad and the ugly. Best, Kevin

    1. Hi Kevin.
      Thank you so much for the congrats and for your beautiful comment. I am thrilled you liked the enigma of this poem πŸ™‚
      “Perhaps one sees reflected back all we are, the good, the bad and the ugly.” Your interpretation is wonderful. I love it. Perhaps, Kevin, perhaps..
      Thank you once again. May your week be wonderful.

  2. Sunday in a different latitude β€” oh G, even this line alone makes me sigh (said to you on my Monday, your Sunday). But the rest, the colours, the viscerality of what you wrote…. takes my breath away with its beauty. My world becomes a better place every time I read you. Enjoy your Sunday in a different latitude my gorgeous friend xoxo

    1. My Dearest Rachel
      You are the light of my evening. Your words make everything brighter around me. Yet how can the words of a fabulous poetess not do that? Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
      I hope you are having a good week and the preparations for the holidays are going well.
      Sending you an ocean of good wishes.

    1. Thank you so much. Your appreciation and your kindness mean the world to me.
      Hugs and blessings

    1. Thank you for your comment. I really appreciate it. “a little video editing .. are you pleased ????” I am afraid I do not understand this part.

  3. So beautiful! And I agree, your blog is definitely one of the best for poetry. It’s been wonderful reading you, and knowing you this year.

    1. Hey Watt.
      Thank you very much for your kind words. I do not know what those rankings mean but I certainly know your words are gold for me.
      It is such a pleasure to read you Watt. You are an exceptional writer. Your unbelievable pieces come from a very powerful and somewhat haunted soul. What a combination.
      I apologize if I crossed any lines here. That’s my perception of you. Oh, mighty subjectivity, you reign!
      I am looking forward to reading you work next year.
      Cheers to you and to your unbelievable talent, Watt.
      Make 2020 your year.

      1. I am overwhelmed by your kindness and your beautiful wishes. I have an eye loud happiness reading this, and I know for sure that you deserve everything you have achieved and you deserve much more, and you’ll get more deserving. Isn’t that interesting? You’ll always have more, and you’ll have all that you have now.
        I wish that this new decade is one of more tremendous success for you. Best of luck! Excited to continue journeying with you.

      2. “Isn’t that interesting?” Yes, it is. It makes me wonder πŸ™‚

        Watt, thank you for your gorgeous wishes. They mean a lot to me.
        I am excited journeying with you too. More than you are.

        Buone feste e tanti auguri, Watt πŸ™‚

    1. Victoria, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Merry Christmas to you and may 2020 fulfill all your dreams.

      1. β€οΈπŸ€— you are not only immensely talented but enormously generous, ah ! Can’t find enough adjectives to describe you.

      2. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Yassy. I really hope that whatever generosity I have makes a difference in the world I live.
        Love and hugs to you, sweetheart.

    1. I trust you Shantanu πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for the praise, my friend. It made my day beautiful. Sending you plenty of good wishes for 2020.

      1. Great. It is a pleasure to meet you here. Looking forward to reading your next posts. Have a great 2020.

      1. My pleasure. I am extremely happy to have you as a friend and to read you.


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