the biblical sense of to know
born in a summer that never existed
nailed to the cross of your poems
I’m losing my mind inside the blue night
I reach you in dreams you do not understand
It hurts when I’m there
It hurts when I’m not
I ask for the help gravediggers can grant
I wrote I love you on a note that I locked
It wasn’t a snake, it was an iguana
the night the tango nuevo played its guitar
on fifteen decades you counted your prayers
my fingers were naked
my fingers were gloved
@Gabriela Marie Milton
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Quite amazing and beautiful. The elegance in your work can glimmer any readers sight 👌🙏
Thank you so much my dear. Your words humble me. Sending you plenty of sunshine. 😘
Welcome G, keep shining🌟
You too, my dear.
Luscious words that to me describe a love that ended in tragedy or death. The woman tries to forget but still longs for him. Hands naked symbolic of when they were together and gloved when she said goodbye at the grave. That is why I love poetry, it can mean something different to every one. Lovely Gabriela. Love 💕 Joni
Jonni, you left me speechless. I am not going to say anything more than you did. “That is why I love poetry, it can mean something different to every one.”
I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your unbelievable comment and kindness. I am thrilled you loved the poem.
Be loved this weekend, Joni.
A most Divine and elegant supplication Gabriela.
Thank you so much, my dearest Gina. I am so grateful to you for this comment.
I hope everyone is well. May you have a blessed and wonderful weekend.
We turn to Hamlet: “To be or not to be.” Sometimes we are in that existential void. I really liked your poem.
Thank you so much. Your comment humbles and honors me. It fills my heart with joy too. I am really grateful for your support.
Have a great weekend
you are welcome
You deserve it. I wish for you the same.
My pleasure. Lovely weekend to you too dear one. All is well here.
A beautiful capturing of the pain, interwoven with the remembered promises, of a sacrificed love. Touching moments streaked with tears. Well written G!
Oh, Brad, thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading y poem and for your beautiful comment. Your comments really touch my heart.
Have a blessed and wonderful weekend.
Your work is breathtakingly beautiful… like having the colors of a rainbow touch your soul.
Thank you so much, Lance. Your words mean a lot to me. I am humbled by them and grateful for your comment.
May you have a beautiful weekend.
Gabriela, it is very sincere pleasure… thanks so much, you as well!
This is beautiful, great work.
Aw.. River, thank you. I really appreciate your beautiful comment.
A book please, Gabriela – I need your words to hold…
Thank you so much Eric. The book is already with my publisher. You’ll hold my words soon. I’ll send you a copy.
Update me when you have time because I am going to say the same thing to you: A book, Eric. I want to hold your words.
‘Shorts – A take on poetry’ to be published by Potter’s Grove Press this summer – final version of manuscript will be with River Dixon next week for editing. Exciting times my friend!
Wonderful. Congratulations. That’s exciting. So, we will exchange books.
Wonderful, Gab. So subtle and elegant. Hurts all the same.
Thank you so much, Bojana. It means a lot to me you liked it. How is little B, doing? Is is behaving today? 🙂
Oh yes. Went swimming. Sleeping now so I can catch up.
Best remedy is to tire them up. Kids go crazy when they are inside.
haha! you got to tire him everyday. I am glad you guys are well.
Have a great weekend, Bo.
Will do. You too, hon.
Your words impart beauty to tragedy…so difficult to pick one line. This is exquisitely heartbreaking.
Thank you so much, my dear 😘💕
My pleasure. 💞
Hope your weekend was good.
It going still. Thank you.
This left me with a curious sense of sadness! I love the two final lines.
Thank you so much, Java. I am thrilled you enjoyed those lines.
To fully appreciate this last creature of yours I have to use the translator for a few words ..
Hi Gabriela, I leave you, you will excuse me, here the translation of my verses that you have seen, perhaps, in assembly
Secret silences open on the heart
they are still peeling,
aromas are given.
and concealing blushes
enchant the heart.
You can’t hold them
if they open on the fly
if on recall
they respond to the wind.
You can’t own them
if they fill valleys,
if they browse days,
and concealing blushes
they baffle the heart
in the noons of fire.
Oh, thank you dear. That is very kind of you.
Beautiful rose. Thank you 🌸
Oh Gabriela, your words are poetically moving, and I adored these lines…..
” I wrote I love you on a note that I locked
It wasn’t a snake, it was an iguana”
Thank you so much, Ivor. It’s this weekend’s nostalgia.
Thank you 😊
YOU are welcome.
Beautiful writing. I adore the way you weave words. 👌
‘It hurts when I am there
It hurts when I am not’
Thank you so much my dearest K 🌸
Pleasure is mine 🙂💕
“I reach you in dreams you do not understand It hurts when I’m there It hurts when I’m not”
My dear G. This poem to me is like a dream, layered and full of symbolism – the details open to interpretation, but the emotions behind it, so powerfully speak of love and tragedy to me.
Your work is magnificent, like the ocean I send you love and hugs on 🌊❤️🌸 xoxox
My dearest Rachael,
I do not know how I missed your comment.
Thank you so much for your kind words. “full of symbolism” that really makes me happy. Did I do it? Can I aspire to be some kind of cross between symbolism and surrealism in poetry? I can have all sorts of aspirations but at the end of the day I am going to remain just me.
I’ll cook for you if you do what you promised me 🙂
Sending you hugs, flowers, chocolates. They are across the ocean now. Please make sure you catch them.
Oh G, I caught them…
You should aspire to be whatever you desire – reach for the stars my friend, you of all people will touch them. Your poetry is… sublime. It’s surreal, it’s full of symbolism, it’s… incredible.
I need you to cook for me, you are persuasive.
Happy Monday gorgeous, sending you happiness on a sparkling sea xoxoxo
Thank you for the high praise Rachel. ” It’s surreal, it’s full of symbolism,” I trust you. And I promise I’ll try to do better.
“I need you to cook for me, you are persuasive.” I will. Not this summer, perhaps next summer I can make it happen. I am thinking about traveling there.
Have a fabulous week, and thank you again for being the soul that you are.
Wow wow wow!!! I’ll pick you up at the airport next summer 🌸🍷🍽🌊 xoxoxo
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I really hope I can make that happen.
Most heart touching….Dear G!!
I am glad you thing so Aruna. Thank you.
You are a fantastic poet, a great writer whose words are so powerful, yet so subtle, tender and terrifying…I am in awe at the intensity of your verses and their beauty. Lovely, lovely work Gabriela,
Un doble abrazo,
Aw.. thank you so much, Francisco. You are showering me with compliments today. I am happy and very grateful to you. Your appreciation stimulates me. It makes me want to write better. And this is one very important point in the creation process. At least for me.
abrazos de América
Still looking for the missing comment.
You’ll find them…and I am ready and waiting for more of your work! Fabulous!
Mesmerizing words ❤️
Thank you so much, Tamara. That’s so kind of you dear.
A poignant, beautiful poem.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
You’re welcome :))
Beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you so much my dear Angelita.