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
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.
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© Gabriela Marie Milton
170 thoughts on “My poem “The train to Vienna” published by Spillwords Press and Easter wishes #poetry #wishes”
HAPPY “ALMOST” EASTER 🎉🎊🎈🍫🤗😊🙏
grazie di cuore
Thank you. You too.
Happy Easter, sending you heaps of love 💖
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Happy Easter to you too sweetheart. Much love.
Lovely. Happy Easter, dear. All the best.
Thank you Bo. Happy Palm Sunday! I hope I am right 🙂
Started walking so much better. I got rusty.
This is what I want to hear,
Thank you for the Easter message, I love the wisdom. Happy Easter Gabriela!
Thank you so much Cassa, Happy Easter to you too!
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
Happy Easter Kevin. A scotch egg? Absolutely.
May you have a year filled with health, creativity and blessings.
You to, Gabriela. Have a good year, and may your cupboards groan under the weight of chocolate and all other good things!
Aw.. thank you. I have been eating chocolate the entire night.
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.
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.
Happy Easter, G! Left some love on Spillwords for you. This is you at your best! Much love! ❤
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.
Gabriela, I honestly didn’t want the train to stop. Thankfully, I can read again on my way to Vienna.
Haha! Beautiful comment. Thank you!
my friend! Happy Easter
Happy Easter to you too Mateo.
Wonderful! Anything about Vienna and music always speaks to me, and your poem was simply brilliant. Hope you’re doing well, and happy Easter!
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.
Your poem is lovely! Love your writing a big fan. Happy Easter!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading my poem and commenting. I am a fan of your writings too.
Thank you so much i am honored 🙂
My pleasure 🙂
Thank you so much my dear.
A pleasure 🙏
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
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.
Thank you so much
Wonderful Gabriela! Loved it❤❤
Thank you so much my dearest Ishita. Peace and blessings to you.
Those moments that seem to last forever. . . etched into our brain. . .
Thank you so much for your beautiful comment Jay. It means a lot to me.
Have a happy Easter, G!
Thank you so much.
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.”
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 🙂
G, in a previous post I said I don’t speak French. Le chat est sur la table.
Take good care of yourself.
Haha! I know you don’t speak French. You started writing in French 🙂
Exactly. You started it and then you decided to blame me 🙂
Have a magnificent rest of the day Drew.
vous aussi Gabriela
Ay… merci 🙂
Hey dew!!your thought are right on swastiska which means good fortune.here in India,in every religious works,Swastiska is used.
Oh those amazing trains. I love your story. Congrats to you again, and Happy Easter.
Thank you so much. I am so glad you liked the story. Happy Easter to you too 🙂
Have a great day. Being Holy Week, you will enjoy your bare feet on the floor.
Thank you. I think you are right 🙂
You are very graciously welcome.
Lovely poem G.Wishing you lots of peace and happiness.
Thank you so much Megha. Peace and happiness to you too sweetheart.
Beautiful and also bittersweet poem.
Congratulation, well deserved.
Thank you so much Francina. You are a gem.
Have a fabulous weekend.
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!
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.
Easter wishes to you too
Grazie di cuore, Flavio.
Exquisite piece! Happy Easter to you too! x
Thank you so much, Jen. Be loved and stay inspired.
So much romantic with passion and expression with beautiful metaphor,my dear!!you know-i am most fond of the train and too Vienna❤
Thank you dear Aruna. You are very kind.
So much welcome,dear!!
Happy Easter !! Lots of best wishes!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart sweetheart. Peace and blessings to you.
Ah, Gabriela, you have me in two minds, one that sees beauty, one that sees genius, combined they see you.
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.
Easter Sunday morning in the UK – the birds are singing, the sun will shine today – as the US we’re hit hard, as the US we will rise and walk again – you too take care my friend.
Happy Easter Eric! Thank you for the wishes!
Truly beautiful. And I love your narrative. Peace.
Thank you Nico. Peace to you too 🌸
Happy Easter! I felt indescribably sad reading about lost children of war in your poem but I soon smiled at the peace in the final lines.
Thank you so much Java. I am glad you smiled at the end.
Happy Easter !!! Lots of love ❤️
Thank you so much. Lots of love to you too.
Hi Gabriela, I think your blog is super cool, I think you are a really inspirational person, full of kind words…. So I nominated you for the awesome blogger award!!
Thank you so much for your kind words and for the nomination. They humble me.
Your welcome Gabriela!
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,
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.
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,
Francisco, buenas tardes y muchas gracias. Eres un gran artista y un amigo maravilloso.
Que todas las flores de primavera sean tuyas
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,
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
Bon día Gabriela, espero que ayer haya sido un bello día. Venga, pues a componer, a escribir y a cultivar flores 💐,
This was beautiful!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Beautiful… and Happy Easter to you too!
Thank you so much. Happy Easter too 💐
Happy Easter! Christ is risen!, Happy Palm Sunday! to all loved ones, G!.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Indeed he is risen. Happy Palm Sunday, Happy Easter to you and those you love.
Happy Easter, Gabriela! 🤗💐
Your thoughts are beautifully pious.
Much love and happiness! 💐💖
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your wonderful wishes. Peace and happiness to you.And lots of love ❤️
Beautiful, my dear! ❤️
Thank you so much sweetheart. Same to you if you celebrate. If not may your day be filled with happiness and joy. ( evening) 💕
You are so welcome and thank you. May your life be filled with love and joy. ❤️🌷
And may yours be the same.
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
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? 🙂
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
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,
Today is the 14th here G, you know what that means…..
(barely able to contain the anticipation).
Rachel, did I tell you how fabulous you are? You are the best and I will keep your kindness in my heart forever.
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 ❤️❤️❤️
A very happy Easter!
Same to you Patricia. Thank you very much 🌸
Thank you so much Sylvie 🌸
Lovely sensual poetry Gabriela!
Thank you so much Rene. You are a sweetheart. I hope you are well 💕
All is well dear G, be safe and well! 💕
Glad you hear. Thank you 🙏❤️🌸🤗💐
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.?.
Congratulations on the publication of this wonderful poem, and Happy Easter! He is risen indeed!
I hope your day was as lovely as your soul.
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.
Wow! Nicely done. Happy Easter!
Thank you so much for your kind words. Happy Easter too.
Happy Easter Gabriella
Thank you so much. Happy Easter to you too 🌸🤗💕
Oh my. A beauty
Thank you so much! 🤗
Always my pleasure
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)
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.
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) 💕❤️😘🌸🌺
It is a like a silky dream – lovely creation – congratulations
You are so kind tonight. Thank you my dear friend. Have a lovely evening and stay safe.
My pleasure always. You too stay safe
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!!! 🤗❤️😊🐣🙏🏼
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.
🤣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! 🤗❤️😊
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.
Awww….Thank You, Gabriela! I hope You are having a WONDERFUL day!!! Sending hugs Your way…🤗❤️😊
Hugs and love right back to you 🤗❤️🤗❤️
Congrats, and great read too.
Thank you so much Paul. That is so kind of you.
Well, always worth the time, so my pleasure.
Thank you again Paul.
‘The waist of the night’ wow. Adventurous and romantic. (wink) Awesome read.
Thank you so much my dear Kritika. I am glad you liked the poem 🙂