My poem “The train to Vienna” published by Spillwords Press and Easter wishes #poetry #wishes

let’s take the train and go to Vienna
rent a room for a night and then waltz
in your arms the waist of the night trembles
fingertips touch a blue door which is locked
I sit barefoot on the floor
the windows’ eyelashes are yellow and drunk
your voice moves stones in a lonely graveyard
to bury the tears I cry
and lonely like children of war
we cut… 
please continue reading here.

Please read my Spillwords Author of the Year (2019) interview here 

Tomorrow in the U.S. most people will celebrate Easter. From the bottom of my heart to those of you who are Western Orthodox, “Happy Easter! Christ is risen!” To those of you who are Eastern Orthodox, “Happy Palm Sunday!” To those of you who are not Christians may you have a thousand years of happiness. May we all live in peace. Do not listen to false prophets. Do know listen to those who in sweet voices lecture you and claim they know better. Let your heart be filled with love. Read, write, paint, dance, sing, work the land, do what you have to do but remember to think for yourself. Only then we all will be fine.

Happy Easter. Buona Pasqua. Feliz Pascua. Joyeuses Pâques.



image:  Nomad_Soul; Shutterstock, [link]

© Gabriela Marie Milton

170 thoughts on “My poem “The train to Vienna” published by Spillwords Press and Easter wishes #poetry #wishes

    1. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Happy Easter to you too sweetheart. Much love.

  1. Happy Easter, Gabriela! I have in my fridge a scotch egg (a boiled egg covered in sausage meat). Does that count as an Easter egg I wonder?! You are right about the importance of people thinking for themselves. At this time of the Corona Virus, there are a lot of false profits or, to put it less diplomatically, liars peddling false cures and avoidance strategies for COVID19. All the best, Kevin

    1. Happy Easter Kevin. A scotch egg? Absolutely.
      May you have a year filled with health, creativity and blessings.

      1. Aw.. thank you. I have been eating chocolate the entire night.

  2. Lovely poem where I see images of Viennese waltz swaying to the rocking rhythm of the train rolling along its tracks, only to be saddened by tears as I came to the end of the journey.

    Happy Easter. Give Maya lots of love for me.

    1. Thank you so much for reading the poem Timothy. It means the world to me. Maya says thank you for the wishes.
      Happy Easter to the entire household. Stay blessed. Send the kitties a kiss from me.

    1. Thank you for leaving love with me Brad. It’s such a wonderful present. Happy Easter! Stay happy, loved, productive. Take care of the motorcycle.

  3. Wonderful! Anything about Vienna and music always speaks to me, and your poem was simply brilliant. Hope you’re doing well, and happy Easter!

    1. Thank you so much. Thank you for reading my poem and thank you for your beautiful words. I am doing well. I hope you are too. Happy Easter.

    1. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading my poem and commenting. I am a fan of your writings too.
      Happy Easter

  4. Beautiful poem, Gabriela. I love your imagery and the way it blends into an essence of emotion and experience. No wonder Spillwords picked it up. And a wonderful message of love and peace for the weekend. <3

    1. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Diana. I am so glad you liked my poem and my message. Have a beautiful and peaceful weekend.
      Sending you plenty of love and hugs.

  5. Good morning G,

    I hope I haven’t missed the train.

    Like the image you illustrated, I was transported to a different age. Europe in the mid to late thirties, when love still reigned and hate was just a swastiska away. On a different note; did you know the swastika meant “good fortune” in many ancient cultures, until Hitler stole it away.

    Back to your train to Vienna. A magical waltz, a couple drunk in love, where she ends up drunk barfoot on the floor while he buries the tears that she cries. This entire passage read like a photograph from a time traveling camera that forever froze this moment in time, a moment of love and magic.


    Mademoiselle G, if I were there I would kiss you on each cheek, and whisper, “Magnifique.”

    1. Good morning Drew.
      I saw the other comment and it worried me. I will reply there. I hope you are well now.
      “Like the image you illustrated, I was transported to a different age. Europe in the mid to late thirties,” I feel the same when I look at the image. I did not necessarily think at the swastiska. Now that you are saying … there is a feel of that in the image. Yes, I knew. It is a Sanskrit word. It means auspicious or something like that. It has a connection to the old Aryan culture (to my recollection the symbol originate in India). Hitler made a connection with it via Nietzsche’s writings (I believe) which at certain point became associated with fascism.

      Oh, I am glad you like the waltz. Reads like a photograph for you. That makes me really happy. Thank you very much.
      Merci beaucoup pour les félicitations mon cher ami 🙂

      1. Haha! I know you don’t speak French. You started writing in French 🙂

      2. Exactly. You started it and then you decided to blame me 🙂
        Have a magnificent rest of the day Drew.

    2. Hey dew!!your thought are right on swastiska which means good in India,in every religious works,Swastiska is used.

  6. What an absolute beauty of a poem. I didn’t want it to end. This was so magically written with the most evocative imagery. It’s like being in another universe. This is my new favorite of your work and I enjoyed it very much!

    1. Lucy my dear I am so humbled by your words. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your praise.
      Plenty of love and hugs to you.

  7. So much romantic with passion and expression with beautiful metaphor,my dear!!you know-i am most fond of the train and too Vienna❤

    1. Aw.. Eric, thank you from the bottom of my heart. You left me speechless with your comment. I am truly humbled by your words.
      Take care my dear friend.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and for the nomination. They humble me.

  8. Beautiful poem, moves with the rhythm of that train with such vivid imagery you take us through a world that could only exist in those exited thoughts filled with anticipation. Loved it Gabriela. ¡Eres un crak! Me encanta cada día me encanta mas tu obra…Very Happy Easter 🐣 to you too my dear friend! Lovely words you’ve also written about this time of the year…love and peace from Spain,
    Dos besos,

    1. Muchas gracias, Francisco. Gracias por tus maravillosas palabras. “Me encanta cada día me encanta mas tu obra” Touch my heart, touch my heart 🙂 Thank you.
      Feliz Pascua de Resurrección, Francisco.

      1. Bon dia y es la verdad, me encanta leer tus obras porque son maravillosas, como lo eres tú, la fuente de donde surge tanta belleza…un beso, en cada mejilla y que este día sea un gran día,

      2. Francisco, buenas tardes y muchas gracias. Eres un gran artista y un amigo maravilloso.
        Que todas las flores de primavera sean tuyas

      3. Bona vespra mi querida amiga, ojala estes bien y que este sea un buen dia, un dia maravilloso para ti…si todas las flores de primavera fueran mias te enviaria cada dia una flor…
        cuidate mucho que eres maravillosa y maravillosa escritora,
        un abrazo,

      4. si todas las flores de primavera fueran mias te enviaria cada dia una flor…oh, muchísimas gracias, Francisco.
        una flor, un poema y una canción para ti

    1. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Indeed he is risen. Happy Palm Sunday, Happy Easter to you and those you love.

    1. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your wonderful wishes. Peace and happiness to you.And lots of love ❤️

    1. Thank you so much sweetheart. Same to you if you celebrate. If not may your day be filled with happiness and joy. ( evening) 💕

  9. Gabriela… this poem is yet another example of the magnificence and magic of you. I want to take the train, dance the waltz, and let the beauty and emotion of the scene unfold in my dreams.
    “in your arms the waist of the night trembles”

    “we cut in two the same pain for one night”

    Yes G, you are the waltz. I love the theme of pain being cut in two by being shared. You conjure passion and soul mates and pain in your writing. It is just so beautiful, every single time.

    Wonderful. And I’m wishing you love and happiness and a little bit of magic this Easter xoxoxox

    1. Thank you so much my beautiful Rachel. You are a gem. I am trilled you liked the poem.
      “G, you are the waltz” Am I? Then let’s waltz together like two little girls in an empty ballroom and tell each other secrets 🙂
      I hope you had a wonderful Easter, Rachel.
      Thank you so much for everything.
      Love, hugs, flowers.
      Are there any cross buns left? 🙂

      1. Ahh let’s do this G, I am visualizing this very clearly. And somehow we sit in the middle of the room after dancing and eat and drink and laugh until we fall asleep.

        I did have a lovely Easter dear G. And I hope you did too. Definitely no hot cross buns left, I sent the last ones to you.

        Lots of love to you too xoxox

      2. What a beautiful comment my fabulous Rachel. Mesmerizing, Let’s do it.
        I am glad you had a beautiful Easter sweetheart. May your entire week be beautiful,

      3. Rachel, did I tell you how fabulous you are? You are the best and I will keep your kindness in my heart forever.

      4. Did I tell you you are wonderful and that you do tell me how fabulous I am all the time. Your kindness will be in my heart forever too ❤️❤️❤️

  10. Hi.
    Eggsactly Wow. A Ride So
    Not Too. Be Missed In Deed. Indeed
    So Too Gabriela
    😮 👍 ✨
    Have A GREAT Easter
    In Our World. Legends Told
    Well As. As Well
    Stay Safe. Take Care.
    Till Next… Shiro 😎

    P.S. n Btw’s… i, Shiro So 2 4gots 2
    ask ats last
    chat… Do You Like Berries.?.

    1. Hi David,
      Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Happy Easter to you too. Oh, if my soul is lovely please know that so is yours.
      May He be with you David, protect you and fulfill your wishes.

  11. How did I miss this, I just honestly don’t know. This was definitely a five star poem and I hope everyone who reads this beautiful work remembers to vote. All your work is so remarkable, thought provoking and full of such emotion that one sometimes is drawn to weep. This work certainly made me weep. The sense of both love and lost is so profound in this poem that towards the end, everything around me sort of dissolved. That takes an immense gift and superb writing. Beautiful Button. Thank you also for the lovely message at the end of this poem, just incredibly true. Joni (honeybun)

    1. My dearest Joni(honeybun). You are wonderful. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your gorgeous words. They are more beautiful than my poem.
      Your support means the world to me. You are such a kind soul and I am so grateful for your friendship.
      Have a fabulous evening.
      G (Button)

      1. My pleasure dear Button your words touched me so tonight. I am sorry I missed your publication the day it came out. Love and hugs stay safe my friend. Joni (honeybun) 💕❤️😘🌸🌺

    1. You are so kind tonight. Thank you my dear friend. Have a lovely evening and stay safe.

  12. Happy Be-lated Easter, Beautiful Gabriela! And Congratulations! I’m about to click over and read the rest of this beautiful poem….but first….Yes please! I will take one of those dresses and hats in the photo; size small! Crazy cool!🤣Sending You a huge hug and wishing You a beautiful day!!! 🤗❤️😊🐣🙏🏼

    1. Thank you so much Katy. You are the best! Size small it is. What else can I send you?
      Thank you for the wishes. I hope you had a great Easter. Hugs, love and make your day fabulous.

      1. 🤣Ah….Your crazy beautuful poetry and presence is perfect! And Thank You. We did have a lovely Easter complete with me attempting to make my sweet man homemade biscuits that were more like bland, stale cookies. It was a good laugh! 😅Wishing You a peaceful, truly lovely day! 🤗❤️😊

      2. Thank you for your beautiful words Katy.
        “We did have a lovely Easter complete with me attempting to make my sweet man homemade biscuits that were more like bland, stale cookies” Who cares? Your presence is sweeter than anything else. I am glad it was a good laugh.
        Make your evening beautiful Katy.

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