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
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
@Gabriela Marie Milton
image: Fernando Cortes; Shutterstock; [link]
112 thoughts on “Andalusian Resurrection #poem #poetry”
Utterly gorgeous and evocative….
Just perfect my friend.
Thank you so much, Bill! I am thrilled you liked it.
Looking forward to your recording 🙂
You, my friend, demonstrate the consummate power of the pen. Your words, so compelling.
I look forward to recording for you!
Thank you so much, Bill! I am humbled and delighted by your words.
May your have a beautiful evening (morning?)
Thank you!! It would have been evening… sorry for falling asleep before I saw your comment. 😊
Your verse really was wonderful!
Oh, no, I put you to sleep 🙂
Enjoy your day, Bill!
I will endeavour to stay up later tonight.
😊 have a great day, Bill!
And the same for you! 😊
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!
Oh…I don’t see them. Sigh.
So sorry. This stupid WP world.
Grateful for your interest nonetheless.
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.
Well…that is so kind of you!!!
I’m grateful for your interest and investment of precious personal time.
So many thanks!!
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.
Smiles…so many smiles.
Thank you my friend. Hope you have a wonderful evening…know that you’ve made mine.
Olé! That was amazing! 🙂💕
Thank you so much, Christine! Your words are making my evening more beautiful 🙂
You’re so sweet. enjoy your evening my friend 🙂
Thank you, my dear. You too 😊
Dramatic and daring…love this on a cold winter night!
Thank you so much, my dear Connie. I am very grateful for your comment. Stay warm 😊
Au cœur d’Andalousie la belle nous envoute au bout de ta plume elle virevolte
Magnifique et évocateur
douce journée bises !
Ma chère Béatrice, je te remercie du fond de mon coeur! Une belle après-midi 🙂
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
Thank you so much, Jay! Your kindness is much appreciated 🌸
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…..it was another one of your incantations.
Wonderful read. Wow.
Have a wonderful Hump day G. May it be full of inspiration and warmth.
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!
Aww.. Thank you so much my dear!
Most beautiful lines about Andalusian Ressurection.most inspiring poem dear.and description of masical azurite for healing.Weldon my dear friend.you are really most inspiring soul🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹
Thank you so much, my dear Aruna!
Most welcome ,dear friend!!🌹🌹🌹🌹
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!
Thank you so much, David. As always most than grateful to you for the reading and the praise.
Are you going to post today?
You’re welcome! I do have something I’m preparing to post. I Don’t think it will be ready today, but I will be definitely be posting tomorrow or Friday.
Thank you for letting me know David. Looking forward to reading your post!
Have a lovely evening.
Brilliant a splendor to read. You bring the ethnicities so intricately beautiful into your words
Thank you so much, Shantanu! I am so glad you liked it.
Have a wonderful rest of the day 😊
My absolute pleasure. Have a great day
GOOD LORD. This is sooooo beautiful. You made my heart race! Beyond. Thank You and Cheers!!! ❤️❤️❤️
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.
It is sooo my pleasure. And You do the same for me! Thank You and Blessings and Love to You as well. 😊💖☀️
What a wonderful poem, and I just love the quote. Food for contemplation
Thank you so very much! I am delighted you liked it.
This is like watching all of Spain in its gorgeous colours! Another masterpiece, G. ❤️
Aw… my dear. I am so grateful to you for your wonderful comment. Thank you!
My pleasure, dear.
ah! the influence of Lorca. The surrealism/Dada poem is what is felt within this powerful poetic style. 🙂 I love this very much.
I have no words to tell you how humbled and delighted I am by your beautiful comment! Thank you very much!
Your very welcome. I’m honored to read your work and learn from you. 🙂
Oh.. that is very sweet of you to say. Thank you 😊
You in Europe?
I’m from L.A.
Is that rare for a poet like myself?
You are welcome. 🙂
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 😊
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. 🙂
It is my calendar. Looking forward to reading you next posts 😊
Next Monday and Wednesday will be wild. I’m not holding back. The titles and poems themselves will really make your head scratch. 🙂
Can’t wait 😊
Brute beauty 😃🖤
Aw…thank you so much!
Wowza! This gave me goosebumps. I love the passion expressed in the imagery. Powerful words. Loved it!
AWWWW… thank you so much. Your words made my heart beat faster. Very grateful for your comment.
It’s a stunning poem. 🙂
And Lorca knew that before his death and then the lost dead of the civil war. Powerful poem and full of blood red fiery spirits.
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.
Thanks very much and I love living under the Andalusian blue skies but blood was shed and there were very difficult times there.
You are welcome. I am aware of that. It’s difficult to think about.
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 …
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.
anche a te, saluti dall’Italia
So original! Deserves to stand on a sangria-soaked pedestal, offerings of exotic tapas at its base.Ole. xx
My most sincere thanks for reading and appreciating. I am humbled by your words.
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.
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!
Wow! This is beautiful, dear G! Why do I feel the music?
Thank you so much, my dearest Winnie. I am so grateful for your kindness.
You’re always welcome, dear G! I can’t open it. There’s no link.
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
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
Thank you so much for this beautiful comment, Rachel. It brings plenty of sunshine in my life.
Wow! This is beautiful G!👏👏
My thanks, my dear.
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.
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.
This took my breath away…
Thank you so much, my dear 🌸💜
My most sincere thanks 🙂
As beautiful as ever. Incomparable ❤️🤗
Aw… you are so sweet. Thank you ❤️🌸💕
You are so very welcome ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Magnificent and intensely powerful!
I am so pleased that you liked it. Thank you 💕
Thank you so much, sweetheart.
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
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