mystic wedding #poetry #poem

it’s our wedding
it’s midnight
waves wash our naked feet
your face is shaved
my hair smells almonds
your tears cover my veiled lips

songs of nightingales
new pearls are braided on my dress
borrowed lace adorns my hips
your grandmother’s cross
sparks on my white chest

leaves rustle in a tree
the water turns to wine
moons rise from the sea
like at the mystic wedding
in Cana of Galilee

@Gabriela Marie Milton
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105 thoughts on “mystic wedding #poetry #poem

    1. Thank you so much for your beautiful comment.
      “Multumesc pentru vorbele frumoase”. I hope I got this right 🙂
      Hugs, Mihail 🙂

  1. “leaves rustle in a tree
the water turns to wine
moons rise from the sea
like at the mystic wedding
in Cana of Galilee” I just love this poetry and all the beautiful imagery. I especially love the ending which my husband reminded me that this wedding takes place in John 2 and would be on a Tuesday on the Jewish calendar. Such a glorious work of art beautiful Button. Stay blessed and safe. Love you bunches. Joni

    1. Aw… sweetheart. Thank you for your magnificent words and for the praise. Indeed it is in John 2.
      Joni, I thank you so much for your support and that of your husband. I wish you both all the blessing and love in the world.
      Button 🙂

  2. beautifully inspired by events that hold deeper meaning, you weave fact and fiction with tenderness and flair. i so loved the diamonds and lace, that truly adds to the mystical event, gorgeous Gabriela !

    1. Thank you so much, Gina. Your kind words mean the world to me. While helping others please make sure you stay safe sweetheart.
      Have a restful evening.

    1. Thank you so much Bo. I am so grateful for your kind words. I hope you and little B are ok. Did your husband leave?

      1. That’s great. My fingers are crossed. Have a safe flight.

  3. Good morning G,

    A beautifully magical union of love. And not just any wedding, you paint such images of moons risng from the sea that leave us bewildered. Truly stunning poetry.
    I adore this one.

    Hope your having a good start to the day.

    1. Good morning Drew,
      Thank you so much for the praise. You know you melt my heart with your words. I am glad you liked the poem. I can’t do a blushing moon by I can do rising moons 🙂
      I hope you are well and this day rains love and magic on you.

      1. Rising moon was goreous. Started writing poetry as soon as I finished writing you the comment. Very inspiring G.

        On a different note, mi enfermera habló con el doctor. Fijaron mi fecha para el Martes 14 de Abril. Tendremos mucho tiempo para chatear antes de eso. Te agradezco desde lo más profundo de mi corazón por tus bendiciones.

      2. I am so glad to hear that Drew. It feels good to inspire people. I can’t wait to read your next post.
        Martes 14 de Abril es un día afortunado. Mi corazón estará contigo. Todo va a estar bien, Drew. Don’t forget the updates!
        Write and enjoy the island.

    1. Thank you so much for your wonderful comment and for the links. They made my day. I visited the Louvre many times. I saw Veronese’s “The Wedding at Cana.” Superb work. Such a pleasure to look again at his painting even via a link.
      Thank you for sending it to me. You brought a ray of sunshine in my day.
      Have a beautiful rest of the day and stay safe.

  4. Beautiful, romantic, sublime…your words sing, Gabriela, this is like a song set to the tunes of troubadours, as you bring forth images of such eternal events as the wedding at Cana…great writing, just lovely…Paolo Veronese would have been proud to have your poem accompany his painting…
    besos de Espanya,

    1. Thank you so much, Francisco. I am humbled by your words. Am I singing? You tell me. “Paolo Veronese would have been proud to have your poem accompany his painting” It’s a lot to hope for but I’ll take your beautiful words and cherish them. After all they are coming from you 🙂
      For two years I’ve been trying to finish this poem. I couldn’t write the third stanza. The poem was on my blog in its first form one year ago. One of my readers noticed the initial meaning behind the poem: his shaved face, her new peals, the smell of almonds: funeral not wedding.
      Well, I rewrote it and now it’s all about an imaginary wedding.
      Anyway, thank you and I hope everyone is ok with you guys. The news are not good but let’s hope this nightmare ends soon. 🙂
      Virtual hugs.

      1. It is a beautiful poem and I really loved it. All fine here…well, the country is on mandatory lockdown so everyone is inside, going out only to walk the dog, go to the supermarket or to the pharmacy, or to work, if you are not working from home…but, I guess we went through worse, like the civil war…
        take good care and stay safe, stay indoors, it’s the prudent thing to do to see if we can get rid of this pandemic as quickly as possible…
        Abrazos electronicos de Valencia,

      2. Spain went through a lot, indeed. I am glad you are safe and again my heart is with everyone who suffers now.
        They canceled the classes here. We are starting next week online only. It’s a bit chaotic as it is not clear how some seminars and labs can be taught online, but it’s better to be safe.
        Take care, Francisco.
        mil abrazos

      3. Yes, it is better to be safe. It is all for the better good. The Spanish Army is now patrolling Madrid and places where people may congregate illegally but I think it is necessary as many people just won’t listen and won’t learn, I guess prudence is something that must be taught and some never learned. The important thing that people need to know is that we must control the spread of this virus and this is the only way. Stay safe, positive and indoors!
        Mil abrazos tambien,

      4. I thought that the Spanish army would do that… perhaps you know why. But that’s good. As you said the virus needs to be contained. People need to be safe.

      5. It’s part of Article 116 of our constitution and that may be only the beginning…but people have to be told and ordered if they are unwilling to learn for themselves…but I am proud of my people, so far there is much cooperation, at least here in our Valencia…let’s see, this is like Columbus en route to discover America, he didn’t know what was coming every day, except that there was water below his ship…

      6. I did not know it’s article 116 but why is there to begging with regardless of the article’s number .. anyway, I am glad most people are wonderful and understand what they should do.
        “let’s see, this is like Columbus en route to discover America, he didn’t know what was coming every day, except that there was water below his ship…” That’s interesting you said that because every time when I am tired and there are times when after 12 or 14 hours a day I am exhausted I listen to Vangelis “the conquest of paradise.” I am not kidding. Great music written by a Greek guy, Vangelis, great movie: Columbus played by a French guy: Gérard Depardieu; the conquest still Spanish.. Yet, these days it is politically incorrect to talk about that conquest so I keep it to myself and I play the music in the night only. Anyway there is not other house in 3 miles of mine 🙂 I guess it’s night when I am tired and I want to get my blood going again. So I listen to the “the conquest of paradise,”
        Have a wonderful evening Francisco.

      7. That sounds like a beautiful act that you do…I remember years ago I always listened to Pagliaccio every morning while drinking my coffee…but isn’t it a straight fact that Columbus discovered America and that he was Genovese but working for la Reina Doña Isabel y el Rey Don Fernando? What does politics have to do with it?

      8. Yes, it is a fact, Francisco. You are right.
        Have a lovely day tomorrow.
        mil abrazos

    1. Thank you so much Rene. It means so much to me you think so. Sending you plenty of love.

    1. Thank you Jude. I am very grateful for your friendship. I want you to know that.

  5. Again your subtle reference and vivid imagery capture the reader. You have a way with words that is uniquely relatable and enchanting. I will have the visions you created stuck in my head for awhile and share the smile they create! Take care!

    1. Brad, you comments are as beautiful as your poems. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kindness. It always shines.

      1. Oh, you made my day. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

  6. This is a wedding I would love to go to, this mystic and beautiful wedding, the scene of which you paint so beautifully in your words… where water turns to wine and

    “songs of nightingales
new pearls are braided on my dress
borrowed lace adorns my hips”

    Sigh… that couple with the waves at their feet in the moonlight

    Thank you G, for making my evening with this beautiful poem. I send whatever flowers that bride has in her bouquet xoxox.

    1. Hello my dearest Rachel. Thank you so much for your comment sweetheart. I am thrilled you enjoyed this mystic wedding. And thank you for the praise. It makes my day. I wish you a splendid rest of the week filled with love and sunshine. Is fall there yet?
      I am sending you roses and the scent of spring.

      1. Ahh your scent of spring will keep me going as I pull out my coat from my cupboard….

        Are their spring flowers yet? Please keep me posted on this matter

      2. Thank you for such a beautiful reply Rachel.
        I hope I can take some picture of spring flowers and send them to you sweetheart. I’ll try. Not feeling well today.
        Love and hugs to you.

      3. Get better soon please honey. I need you to be well or I’m going to have to get on one of those imaginary delivery boats and come and fuss over you myself. Lots of love xoxox

      1. That is such a high compliment. Thank you again sweetheart 💕💐🤗

  7. A wedding at midnight is exactly what our vampires would do and we’d like to feature you in this coming week’s “This Just In… Undead Bride.”

    1. Thank you for the offer. That’s very kind of you. Could you tell me more about flatlinerbooks?

      1. Well, in our first book (Daybreak: Flatlined), vampires can become human if 3 give up drinking blood. The 3rd one has fallen in love and is trying, but his boss (the first vampire and a fallen angel) is hunting him down using demons to find him and his girlfriend (who is an immortal that can kill his boss). The apocalypse is only a few years away and chaos ensued. Vampires are flatliners, and on our site we started a blog-drama as an extension of the world in the books. Part of that extension is what kind of magazines vampires would read and that is where featuring you comes in. Thank you for accepting our feature. The post will be up by the end of the week :).

      2. Thank you so much for your reply. It sounds wonderful. Good luck with everything.
        I am thrilled you want to feature my poem but I don’t remember agreeing to that. I remember saying I was flattered by your offer and asking more about you. Now that I know more I am afraid that my poem does not match your project at all and therefore it should not be published.
        “Part of that extension is what kind of magazines vampires would read and that is where featuring you comes in.”
        First, I am not a magazine. Short prose is my private blog.
        Second, the poem makes clear reference to the wedding in Cana of Galilee the scene of Jesus’ first miracle.
        Third, none of my writings refer to vampires. Not that I cannot write about but it has nor been my focus until now.
        Again thank you for your offer and sorry I cannot agree to the publication of my poem.

  8. Oh I am so sorry. We did not see the comment after your initial questions. We would be happy to take down the excerpt we used. The other authors said thank you for the offer too and waited for the feature and due to our release date we pushed everyone through. Please let us know what you would like us to do to amend the feature. Staff only replied to comments we found in our feed but not cross referenced in the original author comment feed. Please accept our deepest apologies.

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