don’t wait for me
please find another lover
I’m riding camels with the Bedouins
I’ll enter Alexandria by morning
the day Mark Anthony committed suicide
don’t wait for me
please find another lover
I’m in the Île de la Cité on Friday the thirteenth
the Friday which forever will be feared
the smell of burning flesh is choking me
the Knights Templar are shedding tears
don’t write to me
until I’ll write to you again
lonely sunsets murmur in brown fumes
and in the night before His resurrection
like Mary Magdalene
I’m looking for a tomb
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107 thoughts on “Friday the thirteenth #poem #poetry”
Love the structure…strong 👍👍👍 & perfect for 13th 💃😄
Thank you so much Victoria. Your words mean a lot to me. It’s so good to have you back.
Enjoy the rest of your day. You deserve a break .
Yes, thank you :)) I guess I’ll go for Netflix & chips 🤫🤫😱😂
Have a great Friday too ☀️☀️
Great 👍iIt sounds perfect to me 🌸💐🌸❤️
“I’m riding camels with the Bedouins I’ll enter Alexandria by morning the day Mark Anthony committed suicide”. Your words are beautifully descriptive. What a lovely poem to start my Friday morning. I love this piece. Have an amazing weekend beautiful button. Love, hugs and kisses. 😘😘Joni
Thank you so much, Joni. I am glad you enjoyed that stanza. Happy you loved the piece.
You have a lovely Friday morning and a good weekend too, sweetheart
Thank you 💐
Just wonderful … sigh 🙂
Aw.. I am so thrilled you liked it. Thank you so much!
So good, Gabriela!
Thank you so much. Joey. You made me happy this morning.
You made me intrigued. . . and kind of afraid. . . thanks for the reminder it’s Friday the 13th!
Intrigued is good 😉 Afraid? Nothing to be afraid about. It’s just a legend or perhaps is not. Haha. Have a fabulous Friday, Joey. And a fabulous weekend too.
haha…Thanks G., you too!
So very good.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Glad you think so.
Good Morning Gabriela, and hope you have a great Friday the 13th my friend!
I am trying Al 😉
Oh, my most sincere thanks Luci. I am humbled by your words. I hope your Friday is going well 🙂
13, my lucky number.
Is it your luck number? How cool.
Thank you for being so generous Bo.
You guys have a splendid weekend.
It is. Scout’s honor.
Thank you. Likewise.
I love the form and flow of the poem, and as always, your beautiful wording. But it is the subtle historical references that for me elevates this beyond mere verse and makes it more an epic tale. So well written! You are still my heroine! Much love! ❤
Brad, thank you so much for your beautiful comment. It fills my heart with joy. I am glad that you think the historical references elevate the poem. I was strongly advised not to use any Western esoteric/ semiotic thought in my writings. Look what happened to Umberto Eco one of my friends said. I asked: What happened to Umberto Eco? According to my friend Umberto Eco did not achieve the fame he deserved because he did just that. Well – I answered- I will never achieve Umberto Eco’s fame therefore I can use historical references and semiotic/esoteric thought.
I wrote all this because I want to let you know that your comment means the world to me. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart. I am in debt to you in a way we will never know.
Maybe Umberto was not the poet he had hoped he was. You continue to do you, because it always seems to turn out so beautifully when you do!
‘don’t write to me
until I’ll write to you again’
G… you write, I write… E
E… I write… you write… G.
Eric, I want to do a post to feature your upcoming book. Are you ok with being my guest? If yes, can you send me the cover and what you want me to say? I can’t reblog. I lost my reblog button. I will link to your site.
Please let me know.
Thank you, Gabriela – it would be my pleasure to be your guest. I’ll e-mail you this weekend to follow up – I’ve an idea or two and knowing you I’m sure you will have a few too. All the best. Eric.
My pleasure, Eric.
Me being me, (English and Eric) I’ve misplace your email address, Gabriela – would you kindly use mine (firstname.lastname@example.org) to give me yours and I’ll email you today.
Thank you so much, Nico.
Wonderful and innovative poem.
Thank you so much sweetheart.
You’re welcome 😇
Simply beautiful…you’ve painted Friday the 13th quite well
Aw… thank you so much for your kind words. 💕
My pleasure 💜
Absolutely awesomely beautiful poetry ! ❤️
Rene, thank you so much sweetheart. I am very grateful for your wonderful words 🤗🌸💕💐
You’re so welcome and deserving ! 😊🌹💕
Thank you sweetheart. I just read one of your recent poems – the most recent ? – but the comments were closed. I want to let you know that it is absolutely beautiful. A rose for you 🌹
Thank you Sweetheart, you’re so encouraging! I’m on a pause right now, I’m a nurse and things are hectic now so I didn’t open comments for right now. Thank you for the wonderful compliment! 🌹so appreciated!
My pleasure, Rene. I did not know you are a nurse. God bless you Rene for all the help you give others and please make sure you stay safe in these trying times.
Love and hugs to you.
Love and hugs back Gabriela. It is a chaotic time that we have not experienced before. Stay safe, be well!
Thank you ❤️🤗💕😘
Such a rich use of history references. Very evocative poem! -Rebecca
Thank you o much Rebecca, That is so kin of you to say. I am delighted by your comment.
You’re welcome. I’m a fan of nuanced poetry like yours. : ) -Rebecca
Oh, thank you once again Rebecca. You really touched my soul. – Gabriela.
I agree on the history referenced use. I got motivated to do a history post for those who don’t know the truth behind the custom.Such good stuff!
you ahve taken me on a beautiful journey through words and history, so beautifully scripted dear Gabriela, my friend
Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Gina. I am so happy you liked it. It’s must be Saturday morning there. Have a wonderful weekend with everyone you love.
you welcome my dear and it is Saturday here now, we have a lovely weekend planned and I am glad the sun is out today and am having my second coffee in the garden as I reply you. hope you Friday night is lovely.
How wonderful. Have I ever told you that everything about you is calming, beautiful, and mesmerizing. I can see the flowers in your garden…. I can breathe that blessed air that is always around you…
You are a gem, Gina.
oh you made my day now! thank you dear Gabriela.
My pleasure 💐🎋🌹💐🌷
Very amazing oh amazing one.
Thank you so much!
YOU are very graciously welcome so much.
History comes alive with your gorgeous words, Gabriela! ❤️🌷
Thank you so much sweetheart. I am so humbled by your beautiful words 😘🤗💕 Sending you plenty of good wished.
Your good wishes mean so much! You are welcome, my dear. ❤️🌷😘
You highlight the ominous nature of this infamous date so we’ll G
Haha! Do I?
Yap. Sorry I thought this comment had failed so I wrote the other to make sure you saw it🙏🏾
No problem, Jude. No problem 😉
You really illustrated the ominous nature of this infamous date. Very well written Gabriella
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you 🙂
So hey Gabriela, when your not busy and have a minute to answer these questions. If you can answer on my blog also and no need to publish this as it’s just personal interest stuff and not for everybody….
(To bad this place has no private messenger service. )
So what add-on gizmo hides who made the like ? Also same with the spam blocker gizmo? I like the professional image those make for a blog, even if I don’t need them yet……… Also what was your “go to Authors” name? I still want to try one of his books from the Library at Archive
I don’t know what is an add-on gizmo. It sounds like something from Verizon 🙂 I use Akismet for spam.
Thank you for your desire to read one of my novels, but Al they are not written in English. English is not my native language. However, my first poetry collection is coming out soon and it will be in English!
Have a wonderful weekend. I am grateful for your friendship Al. Please know that.
Very beautiful Gabriela! Lovely words, interesting imagery, venga, te digo que te ha quedado genial.
I thought I’ll make it interesting 🙂 Yet it depends on what people are interested in 🙂
Que tengas una buena noche, Francisco. Muchas gracias.
So much in this poem, so much of beauty, so much bad luck, wrong place, wrong time. It hurts my heart, the message of ‘stay away from me, or suffer doom’ (my interpretation anyway), and the final stanza
“don’t write to me until I’ll write to you again lonely sunsets murmur in brown fumes and in the night before His resurrection like Mary Magdalene I’m looking for a tomb.”
This sent a chill down my spine. Yet another poem of such magnificence.
Hugs and love dear G. WhT will you do on your Sunday? Xoxox
Rachel, “Yet another poem of such magnificence.” Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the praise. And thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful comment. It means a lot to me sweetheart.
Hugs and love to you. Sunday just started for me. How was yours?
My Sunday, was busy. I took 3 children to a candy store. It is beautiful to see it through their eyes, we wandered up and down the store endlessly. It’s a big decision. In a stroke of genius I also managed to get my car cleaned in return. Then I faced the madness of the supermarket. A level of mania that made the air itself nearly diagnosable.
How was your Sunday, my gorgeous friend? 🍭❤️
WOW. Three children in a candy store. I almost can visualize the scene.
“It is beautiful to see it through their eyes, we wandered up and down the store endlessly” You know I have never thought of seeing a candy store through a child eyes. That’s so wonderful Rachel. Thank you for opening a marvelous universe in my heart.
“In a stroke of genius I also managed to get my car cleaned in return.” I did not get that stroke yet. I have too 🙂
“Then I faced the madness of the supermarket. A level of mania that made the air itself nearly diagnosable.” I know. People are scared.
Sunday? It was good. I went to the market – facing the same thing – and then I rested.
Sending you plenty of love my fabulous Rachel.
Well, your Sunday included rest, so now you have made my Tuesday. I hope you are keeping well sweetheart.
You should try the candy and car cleaning link. It’s well worth it.
Sending you a whole lot of love xoxox
Oh, you are sweet Rachel. I will try the cleaning without the candy 🤗💕💕🎋🌷
That’s gorgeous, let me know how it goes, that’s even more stroke of genius ♥️
I will let you know my fabulous Rachel 💕🌸💝🤗
Oh, to tap the mind of the genius who penned this epic. This had a different feel to it I can’t describe, but at the same time, it was so G. You take words, life. emotions, and history and make it yours. You completely own it. With power and precision.
Marvelous pioece of writing.
You are pouring compliments and kindness on my soul today. I am glad you thing its a powerful piece.
muchas gracias, Drew 🙂
Even in yur most gentle piece there is always power. That is part of the Short Prose experience. People come here and read poetry in a wide variety of styles and range of emotions, and it is always powerful.
You are an amazing talent Amiga.
Have a beautiful Sunday.
Thank you so much for your beautiful words Drew. You are amazing too. You know that.
Make your Sunday fabulous.
Such stirring images! I appreciate how each part of the poem opens up another page, another room.
Oh, you are so kind and so perceptive. Thank you for your comment. It really made my day.