Andalusian Resurrection #poem #poetry

In Spain, the dead are more alive than the dead of any other country in the world.
Federico García Lorca

open your veins Andalusia
let him drink from your lynx blood
inject the rhythms of the flamenco
under the coldness of his eyes
tattoo his flesh with tiles of azurite
pour the sounds of castanets
into his arms
my fingers swirl
the flesh of ripened olives
covers the old shroud
the flow of blood from the white shirt
has stopped
I hear his voice
there is one cross
and you’re my only love
my body arches
oils flame in my hair
a Moorish verse falls from a wall
covering my cries

I kneel among your cacti fed by salt
your wounded lashes
resurrected him
for yet
another night

@Gabriela Marie Milton

image: Fernando Cortes; Shutterstock; [link]

112 thoughts on “Andalusian Resurrection #poem #poetry

    1. Thank you so much, Bill! I am thrilled you liked it.
      Looking forward to your recording 🙂

      1. You, my friend, demonstrate the consummate power of the pen. Your words, so compelling.

        I look forward to recording for you!


      2. Thank you so much, Bill! I am humbled and delighted by your words.
        May your have a beautiful evening (morning?)

      3. Thank you!! It would have been evening… sorry for falling asleep before I saw your comment. 😊

        Your verse really was wonderful!

    2. Bill, I posted comments on your last recording. As far as I can tell they vanished. When you have time could you please check your spam folder? Thank you!

      1. Oh…I don’t see them. Sigh.

        So sorry. This stupid WP world.

        Grateful for your interest nonetheless.

        So grateful!

      2. Thank you for looking! I will try to post again tomorrow morning. It’s a superb poem and recording. I hate not to comment on.

      3. Well…that is so kind of you!!!

        I’m grateful for your interest and investment of precious personal time.

        So many thanks!!

      4. You are welcome! I am always interested in beautiful poetry. So the pleasure is all mine.
        Sometimes I get comments that I can see only if I go to my dashboard.
        Anyway, have a great evening and know I will again try tomorrow.

      5. Smiles…so many smiles.

        Thank you my friend. Hope you have a wonderful evening…know that you’ve made mine.

  1. WOW! “open your veins Andalusia” IF I was a leaf all my stomatas would blink and deep breathe! Thank you for another thought provoking, refreshing poetry.👌👏🙏🙏🙏regards Jay

  2. G, you almost snuck one past me.
    This was a powerful force of poetry. It was a video in words. Full of passion and fire.
    Ah-ha! This wasn’t a poem… was another one of your incantations.
    Wonderful read. Wow.

    Have a wonderful Hump day G. May it be full of inspiration and warmth.

    1. Hey there Drew,
      Sorry for replying so late. Thank you so much for your beautiful comment. I am thrilled you enjoyed the poem.

      Have a great evening!

  3. Most beautiful lines about Andalusian Ressurection.most inspiring poem dear.and description of masical azurite for healing.Weldon my dear are really most inspiring soul🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

  4. The personality of a culture channeled into a dance which is then channeled into a couple who are then channelled into a poem. A fascinating thing to see, and described (naturally) in such beautiful words. Excellent poem, G!

    1. Thank you so much, David. As always most than grateful to you for the reading and the praise.
      Are you going to post today?

      1. Thank you for letting me know David. Looking forward to reading your post!
        Have a lovely evening.

    1. Thank you so much, Shantanu! I am so glad you liked it.
      Have a wonderful rest of the day 😊

    1. AWW… Thank you so much, my dear. You bring so much joy in my heart. A joy I will never forget. Blessings and love to you.

    1. I have no words to tell you how humbled and delighted I am by your beautiful comment! Thank you very much!

      1. No it is not. I was just thinking at the time difference. Your poetry is gorgeous and I was trying to figure out when you usually post. I do not want to miss your posts. It was a really pleasure to me you. Have a wonderful evening 😊

      2. I post Mondays & Wednesdays. Keep this on your calendar as a reminder. 🙂

        Believe it or not, here in L.A. my poetry isn’t for everyone. I choose to post here in this beautiful community of free-minded poets.

        Wonderful to know you as well. 🙂

    1. AWWWW… thank you so much. Your words made my heart beat faster. Very grateful for your comment.

    1. Lorca knew it indeed. I am thrilled you said that.
      Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment. I am humbled by your words.
      I just read your most recent posts. They are beautiful and right in point.

      1. You are welcome. I am aware of that. It’s difficult to think about.

  5. perché nell’arte inspiegabile dell’essere noi apparteniamo a:

    quando il suono delle onde tocca il tuo cuore

    ti parla di persone che non vedono mai l’oceano

    quando vivi nel comfort e nella moda

    niente parla abbastanza forte

    non vedi mai il tuo nome nel cielo, e quando gli uccelli volano, è sempre lontano

    le persone sotto i ponti hanno la dignità di riconoscere

    hai queste mani che trattengono poca acqua …

    quest’acqua che scorre tra le tue mani

    è l’acqua della vita …

    per favore perdonami, perché non sono niente …

    1. Flavio, grazie mille. Mi hai portato le lacrime agli occhi. Sono molto grato per questo bellissimo poema.

      nell’arte inspiegabile dell’essere noi apparteniamo…

      le persone sotto i ponti hanno la dignità di riconoscere…

      quest’acqua che scorre tra le tue mani

      è l’acqua della vita …

      per favore perdonami, perché non sono niente

      I am so honored and so humbled in a way that you will never know.

      Una bella serata, Flavio.

    1. My most sincere thanks for reading and appreciating. I am humbled by your words.
      Ole xx

  6. Excellent and thank you for sharing it. Spain has given us much and I often enjoy day trips, the border is about an hour from my house. The beautiful seaside village which inspired Picasso, Van Gogh, Monet and many others is host to a small cemetary like most small French villages. I’ve never visited the cemetary there without observing pilgrims to the grave of the famous poet Antonio Machado. I did a post on him a few years ago on one of my blogs. Perhaps it is time to reblog it.

    1. Thank you so much for your fabulous comment. I am humbled by your praise.
      There is so much history, art, and beauty in that area. The place inspires. I visited the grave of Antonio Machado.
      I think rebloging that post is an excellent idea. If you do it, I look forward to reading it.

      Have a excellent rest of the day/evening and thank you again for your comment!

      1. It should be there, Winnie. I can see it from my blog.
        Anyway if you do not find it I’ll send it to you later

  7. Ahhh Andalusia…the way you can infiltrate the hardest exterior of a person and fill their spirit with music, romance, history. Passion. Sighs.

    But that is you G, it is you that gives Andalusia the power to get into my soul and mind while I drink my coffee, thousands of miles away.
    It’s brilliant G, as always, you transport me xoxo

    1. Thank you so much for this beautiful comment, Rachel. It brings plenty of sunshine in my life.

  8. Good evening G,

    Apologies for my last, it has been a trying day.

    I will repeat my comment from January, you almost snuck on past me. Beautiful piece.
    Just as wonderful the second time around.

    1. Hola Drew,
      No apologies needed. Thank you again for the praise.
      I am sorry to hear you had a trying day. I hope morning will bring you plenty of sunshine.

  9. This is a wonderfully provocative piece. Beautiful imagery. I love Granada, Sevilla and also Madrid. Gorgeous Country and very friendly people. Your piece took me back to those amazing streets. Thank you Love 💕 Joni

    1. Aw.. Joni, you showered me with compliments today. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am glad that this piece took you back to Spain. Indeed, it’s a wonderful country.
      Much love to you

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