in the rhythms of the Flamenco
whose sounds invade the nights of Southern Spain
to breathe the notes of the guitars which play
and fill the lustrous eyes with burning pain
in the Florence of my dreams
to walk with Leonardo in its streets
to cry with the Madonna and to verse in Greek
when the last word of Christ forever speaks
trap me …
fragment from the poem trap me [included in my book Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings]
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© Gabriela Marie Milton
72 thoughts on “trap me #poem #poetry #rhyme”
Love this!!!! ❤💕❤ Can’t wait to read it in its entirety!
Thank you so much Brad. Kind and wonderful.
Sending you love and good wishes.
These snippets of the poem really capture a nuance so well.
Thank you kindly. I am glad you think so.
Great verse. I now need to read the entire poem. The interesting thing for me, is that I have never been a huge poetry fan. It may just be that I am older now. But having walked in the streets of Florence and seeing the works of Michael Angelo, this poem really touches home.
Thank you so much for your beautiful comment. I am delighted it brought back great memories. Florence is special. Who can forget Florence?
Wishing you a beautiful day.
😍 truly beautiful! Can’t wait to read the entire poem 😉
Thank you so much. You made my morning brighter. Peace and blessings
“Baila baila baila me
Esta rumba a ta gitana
Que yo siempre cantaré”
“Cuando sei Maria Dolores
Cuando sei quei mal d’amore
Cuando sei quei mal a su vera
Cuando sei me va al dottore”
😉 now what’s the Romani equivalent for “touche?” 😉
One would say yes 🙂
Beautiful… but need more now!
Thank you so much Annette. Your words mean a lot to me.
You are very welcome
So beautiful Gabriela!!!
Thank you so very much.
Oh, I read your answers, but not your nominees. Thanks you from the bottom of my heart. I am humbled by the nomination. I think I will do this one on Sunday. Thank you again!
You’re most welcome any time.. Stay blessed ❣️
You too sweetheart 🙂
Thank you so much Sharon. That’s very kind of you.
You are welcomed
What an evocative excerpt, Gabriela! Now I wait eagerly to read the entire poem. ❤️🌷🤗
Thank you so much sweetheart, You have been such a great supporter. I highly appreciate that. xoxoxo
You write beautifully, can’t help loving what you write. Always my pleasure, dearest. ❤️🌷
The rhyme of this piece spoke to me!
Thank you so much Java.
Wow….simply loved this piece…❤️
Thank you so much Navin. It means a lot to me you like it 🤗
The sweet fragrance of your poetry lingers on even after I have completed its reading…. 🌺
Wow Tamara .. thank you from the bottom of my heart ❤️ stay safe and blessed.
Estoy entre Vivaldi y el flamenco, como dijo Jean Manuel Serrat, pero yo me quedo con el flamenco, y con tus bellos versos tan encantadores, tan sublimes pero a la vez tan poderosos y seductores. Eres una escritora maravillosa, al igual que un alma bella.
Muchas gracias. Francisco.
Un placer 🌹
“to cry with the Madonna and to verse in Greek when the last word of Christ forever speaks” really beautiful as always beautiful Button. The imagery as always takes us on a lovely journey. I particularly love the last lines printed in this poem, until your book is available (we only have to wait two more days to order) and we can read the rest. Reminding us that God will be a forever presence in our lives. Lovely and just so vivid Button. I hope that you are celebrating your published work and staying safe but enjoying yourself. Love from J (honeybun)
You are so sweet Joni. I do not even know how to thank you for your kindness. I am grateful for your friendship and support and humbled by your words.
I wish you and those you love a beautiful Sunday honeybun.
Thank you sweet Button. I just love your work and I too appreciate your friendship so much. My sweetie and I have looked at your numbers and your pre-orders must be doing very well. We are so happy for you. Monday we can order our book. We are both excited. Please be careful, and safe and blessed. Hope you have a wonderful Sabbath as well. Love you J (honeybun)
My pleasure Joni and thank you again. Thank you for looking at the numbers. The book actually did much better. The publisher listed it on Amazon under Love poems: where it belongs. But for some unknown reason Amazon placed in a sub-category called “erotic poems.” I hit the roof. The publisher had to talk to an Amazon agent. The agent could not tell why it was placed there. There was an automatic placement in that sub-category. So in order to protect the book the publisher took it out from “love poems” and listed it under “general themes”. But we are still doing pretty good, although it does belong under love poems. So, yes I am happy.
“Monday we can order our book. We are both excited.” Joni, I can’t tell you how much it means for me. Actually I can. It means the world to me. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart.
I wondered about that when we first checked. However you should be able to have at least three categories I believe. Anyway we were thrilled to see how well it is doing. I bet you could offer signed ones for even more on amazon. I don’t know how that would work but they are in business to make money and so they probably would have a way. My gut tells me your heart is on a blessed vacation without leaving your home. I hope I am right and you are celebrating this amazing accomplishment with someone special. Love you 😘 J (honeybun)
My Dear Honeybun
Thank you so much for your kind reply. You are a sweetheart. “However you should be able to have at least three categories I believe.” The publisher is working on this.
“I bet you could offer signed ones for even more on amazon. I don’t know how that would work but they are in business to make money and so they probably would have a way.” That is such a great suggestion Joni. Thank you.
“My gut tells me your heart is on a blessed vacation without leaving your home.” Oh, I wish sweetheart but I am not. The end of the semester is near and there is a lot of work: grading of final projects; research for summer, plenty of other stuff. My students need me. This time of year is very demanding.
Thank you so much for your support honeybun!
Oh that is too bad. You should have some fun after such an accomplishment. Well I am sure you are an amazing teacher and do kind things for all your students. Well it is Monday which means we can order your book. So excited. Please continue to be safe beautiful Button and find some time for spoiling yourself. Even with restrictions lifting in some places still be careful. Love to you sweet Button. Love (honeybun)
Love to you honeybun and thank you for everything.
Yea, my husband just ordered your book on Amazon. I wouldn’t be surprised if it ended up a best seller on Amazon. I am sure Vita Brevis Press will be pleased with both forms of publication, Bravo!
Hi sweetheart. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are the first to break the good news to me. I did not check my email yet. The blog was open. Trying to catch up with some other work. Honeybun you are the bearer of good news and light. Thank you so much. I am grateful to you beyond words. Please say thank you to your husband from me. Blessings to both of you. May you have the best spring ever. May you be happy and blessed forever.
Love you back Button. The book looks great. Believe me this will be like a gift we are giving one another. Have a blessed day. I know your so busy but I hope you get to at least enjoy your accomplishment soon. Love you bundles Button. xoxoxo
Thank you so much honeybun. Budles of love right back to you.
Most lovely wordings specially flamaco,dear G!!
Thank you Aruna.
Will read again with book in hand – publication day – Monday!
Eric, thank you so much.
I am sending you plenty of hugs.
I’ll save one for when you come to England! Enjoy your ‘publication’ day, Gabriela!
Don’t save it. I’ll give you another one 🙂
Very well written !! The title is lovely as well 🙂
Thank you, I am humbled by your words.
Ah. Splendid. A certain uplifting vibe in the poem. Madonna and flamenco add the energy and your words add the ever so beautiful charm.
Thank you Shanyu. You made my afternoon beautiful.
You are welcome friend.
Sending hugs .