prayers [intercessions- adorations- confession] #poem #poetry

you who know to whisper
(prayers on behalf of others)
songs of love and songs of sorrow
for the sailors from the depths of the tomorrow
sleepy bibles rub their eyes
in the Basilica of San Nicola

you who know to whisper
(homages to blooming flowers)
on Sunday afternoon the air is moist
dressed in irises and sandalwood
the tropic breathes mangoes and strawberries
symphonies crave passions made of sand
on columns signs of the old lovers

when you reach the point of the confession
stop whispering
and look atย me
I am your love
your sin, and your redemption
I donโ€™t know past
I donโ€™t know future
I am the last verse of an unknown psalm
and the forever ardor
captured in between your palms

@short-prose-fiction (Gabriela M)

image: Hare Krishna; Shutterstock; [link]


94 thoughts on “prayers [intercessions- adorations- confession] #poem #poetry

    1. Nico, thank you so much. I don’t know about the award but your words made my day. Thank you again.
      Peace and blessings.

    1. Thank you so much my dear. I am delighted you enjoyed it.
      Have a fabulous rest of the weekend.

    1. Francisco, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support. It really touches my heart. I tried to answer to the beautiful comment you left on my VIta Brevis poem but it did not work. I have to thank you for the wonderful words you left here.
      One day perhaps my comments on your blog we’ll get to Valencia ๐Ÿ™‚ I am not giving up because your work is magnificent.
      Have a fabulous weekend.

      1. Thank you Gabriela so much. Your work is incredibly beautiful and very creative in style and in composition. I truly admire your work! Valencia is a very pro-poetry city and very literary. Thanks again, Gabriela and tomorrow I will send you what I am preparing for the guest blog. All the best to you and have a lovely weekend!

      2. Francisco, thank you so much for the praise.
        I meant perhaps my comments on your blog we’ll get to Valencia one day. Not my poetry. I know how splendid Valencia is and I can’t dream that my words will get there ever. Way above my pay grade.
        Looking forward to your email.
        Ten un buen fin de semana.

      1. Thank you. It means a lot to me. Please know that I am proud to be one of your followers too.

  1. My goodness, this is my first read today and most def I’ll return to read it before bed. It feels like peace and love.
    Happy New Year, G!
    – Jen x

    1. Hey Jen, so good to hear from you. Thank you so much for the praise. It humbles me. May you have a gorgeous 2020. Happy New Year ๐ŸŽ†

  2. I love the format and composition of this piece, which accentuates the beautiful words in its flow and dynamic. The first lines of each stanza ring like a refrain heard echoing throughout. I admire your gift and love reading your art!

    1. Brad, I am so grateful to you for the praise. It brightens my days. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Please know I admire your work too. My best wishes for a splendid 2020.

  3. Itโ€™s a delicacy of the written word. Delicious words wrapped in the universe of poetic divinity. You are awesome, G. I canโ€™t praise enough.

    1. Oh, and I canโ€™t thank you enough sweetheart. Your words are music to my years. May love always be with you Yassy. ๐Ÿ™โค๏ธ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’•

      1. And you , I canโ€™t begin to tell you how much I appreciate you reading . Itโ€™s a pleasure reading your work, G.

    1. Hey Judy, thank you for your fabulous comment. It made the sun shine brighter. You are a gem. Enjoy the rest of your weekend,

      1. Youโ€™re very welcome, Gabriela, (thank you). Your poem is uplifting and transported me with its elegance ๐ŸŒธ. I hope you have a good weekend too!

      2. Thank you so much Judy. My weekend is going well. I hope yours does too ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’

  4. G… this is so wonderful, I love the form it takes, the intercession, adoration, confession. The whispers of love.

    โ€œwhen you reach the point of the confessionโ€จstop whisperingโ€จand look atย meโ€จI am your loveโ€จyour sin, and your redemptionโ€

    โ€œStop whispering and look at me.โ€ I needed to say those words again. Completely sigh worthy. Have I mentioned lately that I love your writing? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜˜โค๏ธ

    1. My dearest Rachel, thank you so much for your beautiful words. I cherish them so much. No you did not mention lately that you love my words.๐Ÿ˜Š Also I have no chocolates left. No flowers from across the ocean came to me lately ๐Ÿ˜Š Did I mention I am high maintenance? ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Sweetheart I am so grateful to you for the wonderful and talented soul that you are. I hope everything is going well. Sending you a sea of ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

      1. How you make me smile my incredibly high maintenance friend. I am at your beck and call of course, and if you desire more chocolates and flowers from across the ocean, then that is exactly what you shall receive. In addition and to make up for my unsightly neglect, I send you a fragrance of frangipanis on an unseasonably warm wind, a scented candle, and a beautiful throw, made of emerald green. And a gift basket with coffee, tea, honey and wine. Maybe even a bottle of tequila just in case ๐Ÿ˜‰.


        Love and hugs dear G
        (Please tell me anything Iโ€™ve missed)

  5. prayer is good for the soul of those giving and receiving the blessings, you say that with amazing grace here, my heart pulses with this reverent poetic movement from you.

    1. Gina your beautiful words and your kindness bring me to my knees. Thank you so much ๐Ÿ’

      1. Oh, Gina, thank you but you are an exceptional writer and I am lucky to read you and to have you as a friend here. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•

      2. the feeling is mutual, your sincere friendship and support has meant a lot to me over these years. be blessed dear one.

      3. Blessings Gina. I hope your new book is coming out soon. I canโ€™t wait.

      4. thank you dear Gabriela. Since you mentioned the book, please look at my homepage, I have posted links to three short stories finally into ebook form and am happy with this new year start. two more books in the works – longer novels and a poetry book soon too. Thank you for asking!

      5. Oh, thank you for letting me know. I look forward to reading your stories. Good luck with all projects Gina. You rock, my dear ๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒธโค๏ธ

  6. “Sunday afternoon the air is moist
    dressed in irises and sandalwood”
    This really captured my heart….๐Ÿ’— Sandalwood just makes me so happy….I don’t know why…
    This piece was so beautiful!

    1. I love sandalwood too and I am so glad you liked the piece. Your support and your generosity touched my heart.


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