I am the one – included in my upcoming poetry book Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings

I am the voice of your past loves
resounding in your wildest fantasies
dressed in roses at the altar of your dreams
I am the one you’ve never had
my soul flows from the tears of the Nile
from the hands of children who still beg
through ruins, darkness, and deep pain
through wars which they will never understand
I am the last who will be saved
for I have sinned under the shadow of His cross
when Spanish fountains cry in the sunset
I am the Desdemona who you’ve never met
today Granada’s just the place
in which García Lorca once was killed
I am the feather of a gold macaw bird
and in the city where bells toll
I am the one whose cries you’ve never heard.

first published in STRAW #zine, London, October 2018
included in my upcoming poetry book Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings
please read my Spillwords Author of the Year (2019) interview here 

@short-prose-fiction (Gabriela M)

image: Anna Ismagilova; Shuterstock; [link]

124 thoughts on “I am the one – included in my upcoming poetry book Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings

  1. mysterious and supernatural, all my favourite ingredients in a beautiful poem. Have not heard the name Desdemona in a long time, that was a special touch

    1. Thank you so much Gina. I am thrilled you liked the poem. Peace and blessing to you my dear friend. Thank you for the Sunday treat 🙂
      xoxoxo

      1. You are welcome, I had a great weekend in spite of all the coronavirus issues. Much love back to you dear friend, stay safe and have a good Sunday.

  2. Good morning G,

    This had a mysterious, almost haunting feel to it. Your opening line set the mood with the voice from the past. And you carried this feel throughout. Wonderful piece of writing G.
    While you weave this beautiful poetry, your work always maintains such a smooth flow
    as if some of your pieces could be sung. It is marvelous how you do this so expertly.

    Always inspired when I stop by. 🌹

    1. Good morning Drew
      Thank you for stopping by and thank you for the praise. I am trilled you think I weave beautiful poetry. That is really nice of you to say. As for “It is marvelous how you do this so expertly” – this touches my heart. I do not know what else to say.
      I hope you safe and everyone around you does the same.
      Have a fabulous day ahead and thank you again for your marvelous words
      G.

    1. Oh, thank you so much sweetheart. You made my Sunday much brighter. Sending you lots of love and hugs.
      xoxo

    1. Thank you so much, Francisco. I am happy you liked the poem. I created a world. That is really a beautiful thing to say. It humbles me. I wish I could create beautiful worlds every day.
      Here is a clip for the great artist that you are. Recognize Picasso? Of course the clip is about Modigliani..

    1. Awwww…. thank you so much, Jen. I hope everything is ok and you are taking good care of yourself. Sending you lots of love.
      xoxo

    1. You had to come with a great phrase, Eric. You always do that. “I one of many.” Beautiful.
      I hope things are as ok as they can be in the UK.
      Take good care.
      G.

  3. Gabriela I had to read this over and over again. Many beautiful layers. I am so excited to buy this book especially after this incredibly intoxicating piece. I feel a sense of a great love that never was because you “the writer” felt the pain surrounding her so intensely. “My soul flows from tears of the Nile” your talk of war, pain, hunger all those things that make your soul weep. “Under the shadow of His cross” this phrase is so touching it brings one to tears. “Feather of a Gold Macon cries you’ve never heard.” Bravo, beautiful Button. Lost in your words which always transports us to another place. 💕😘 Love and blessings to you my friend Joni.

    1. Joni my dear,
      I have no words to return you kindness and tell you how wonderful you are.
      “I feel a sense of a great love that never was because you “the writer” felt the pain surrounding her so intensely.” Perhaps you are right. Did I tell you that you are not only very talented, but very perceptive too?
      “Lost in your words which always transports us to another place” Thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything. You are an angel.
      I feel like a little girl every time you call me button. I love that 🙂

      Have a beautiful Sunday honeybun and thank you again from the bottom of my heart.
      G.

      1. You are welcome and so deserving, thank you for sharing a taste of your new book. You did mention I was perceptive and I am you are right. Love always beautiful Button. By the way I love honeybun. Reminds me of the days when sisters slept together, drawing circles on each other’s arms to help one another fall asleep. When you helped warm each other’s feet. When women were not so jealous of other women who had beauty or gifts but felt happiness for them. Women should always support one another. This is also the person I feel you are Button. Tender hearts get hurt but it makes us who we are. Have a blessed Sabbath and stay safe. 😘😘💕

      2. Joni, your comment humbles me beyond words. I am glad you love “honeybun” and it reminds you of happy times.
        “When women were not so jealous of other women who had beauty or gifts but felt happiness for them.” It sounds like paradise, doesn’t it?
        “Women should always support one another.” I am a big advocate of that. In my work I dedicate a lot of time to that.
        Thank you so much for the kind wishes. Have a blessed week honeybun. Make it fabulous.
        xoxo

    1. Thank you so much Devon. I am so trilled you liked it. You really made my afternoon beautiful.
      Gabriela

    1. Thank you for asking sweetie. I can’t tell you how grateful I am for your question. The book is scheduled to come out in a month. It could be sooner. Once I have more updates I’ll let everyone know. Sending you hugs and love 🤗💝🌸❤️

      1. You really brought tears of joy in my eyes. Thank you from the bottom of my heart ❤️

  4. Me siento el hombre más afortunado por poder disrutar de tu poesía.
    Leerte me ayuda a comprender el sentido de la existencia porque escribes con una pasión única para describir ese amor que alguna vez existió.
    Sacaste a la luz un poema que da por sentado la razón de haber recibido el reconocimiento que te mereces por tener ese talento innato para hacer poesía.
    Lo único que lamento es no poder leer tu libro por el idioma pero cada vez que quiero llenar mi espritu de paz y sabiduría, recurro a las gotas de tus versos para disfrutar, sentado al borde de la luna, de tus poemas.
    Bien por ti Gabriela. Cuídate mucho
    Un abrazo con todo mi carño
    Manuel

    1. Y me siento la mujer más afortunada por poder disfrutar de tu poesía, Manuel. Gracias por tus maravillosas palabras. Son un excelente regalo. Traduciré mi libro al español. Ese es el plan.
      Mi regalo para ti
      “No te amo como si fueras rosa de sal, topacio
      o flecha de claveles que propagan el fuego:
      te amo como se aman ciertas cosas oscuras,
      secretamente, entre la sombra y el alma.”
      Pablo Neruda
      Buenas noches, Manuel. Te agradezco mucho.
      Gabriela

      1. Vaya!!! Qué regalo más maravillosa Gabriela. Llenas mi alma de regocijo y siento que mi corazón va a estallar.
        ¿Es posible que alguien amé así?
        Qué dice al respecto.
        Sería genial traducir tu libro. Causaría un impacto inusitado. Tenlo por seguro.
        Un beso
        Manuel

      2. ¿Es posible que alguien amé así?
        El amor existe, Manuel. Es posible
        “Sería genial traducir tu libro. Causaría un impacto inusitado” Eso espero
        Besos
        Gabriela

  5. Gabriela, I love the references and the overall surreal tone very reflective of Lorca’s writings from his time in Madrid. You have such a beautiful way of bringing the past forward in such a sober and emotional way! Well written!

    1. Hi Brad, thank you from the bottom of my heart.
      “the overall surreal tone very reflective of Lorca’s writings from his time in Madrid” Awww… that’s big praise. And it’s humbling. You brought me to my knees. My deepest thanks to you and my best wishes to you and your entire family.
      Take care Brad.
      G.

  6. I told you, I have so many favourites already, and you keep adding to them. I have come to accept and love this situation entirely. For me, the ending resounds in my ears like the church bells.

    “I am the one whose cries you’ve never heard.” Never heard despite…. tears flowing from the soul of the Nile, being the voice of past loves.

    So stunning, and such a great poem for my Monday. Hugs and love and flowers 🌸 🌸🌸🌸🌸

      1. Thank you so much. I am trilled you enjoyed the poem 🙂
        Best wishes
        G.

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