your love to be #poem #poetry

my words roam over your skin
your fingers roam around the craters of the moon
I rain blue scents of lovers from Hellada
I love you
I love with you
poplars break the morning sky
throw me to the sea…
itโ€™s afternoon
the time lights candles
on the shore a lace glove bleeds
secrets of the women of the water
youโ€™ll look for me
the virgin lip of an adulterated sea
your love to be

My book, Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings, available for pre-order here

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@short-prose-fiction (Gabriela Marie Milton)

110 thoughts on “your love to be #poem #poetry

    1. Thank you so much Brad. You are so darling. I read your interview on Spillwords last night. It was great read. I will stop by your site soon. May you have the loveliest Sunday ever.
      xoxo

  1. โ€œthe time lights candlesโ€จon the shore a lace glove bleedsโ€จsecrets of the women of the waterโ€. What gorgeous lines Button. Filled with longing but a feeling or sense of being overwhelmed with love. Beautifully written as always. Love ๐Ÿ’• and hugs J (honeybun)

    1. Thank you so much honeybun. You are a sweetheart. I am delighted you liked this poem. I apologize I did not have time to reply to all comments. I will do it soon.
      Your comments are as beautiful as you are honeybun. I hope everyone is well. How is the weather there?
      xoxoxo

      1. No worries my dear friend I am sure you were busy with the launch of your book. By the way I wanted to tell you about two new places you could submit your work if your interested. I have submitted to blackbird and also plan to submit to the Margaret Reid Contest. I am sure they would both love your work. Have a blessed Sabbath. Oh it had been almost 90 last week but lately it has been getting down just above freezing at night and then getting to seventy. Beautiful days.
        Hugs Button.

      2. Oh, thank you so much honeybun. I feel like you are looking after me. It feels so good. You are a very generous soul. I will check those places. I am trilled you plan to submit to the contest. You know I am keeping my fingers crossed for you. You are a gem.
        The weather was the same here too. We had a thunderstorm yesterday but other than that pretty similar.
        Sending you lots of love and talk to you later,
        xoxoxo

  2. Beutiful…versos que llegan al alma, nos invitan a soรฑar, nos cautiva, seducen y abrazan…palabras que tienen el latido de la vida y que penetran en el corazon. Eres una maravilla, Gabriela y una gran escritora.
    Abrazos,
    F.

    1. Muchas gracias por tus lindas palabras. Me alegra que te guste, matador. Tรบ tocas mi alma y haces que mi corazรณn entone una canciรณn.
      Un fuerte abrazo y una rosa para ti.
      Gabriela
      P.S. I do feel better today, Thank you so much.
      I will walk again. I saw you posted. I’ll be there soon. One of your poems is much more seductive than everything I write ๐Ÿ™‚ Eres un gran artista, Francisco.

      1. Claro que me encanta si es algo fuera de serie! Escribes con tanta pasion, tanta energia y tanta dulzura que como no me va parecer genial! Y quiero escuchar esa cancion…
        Me alegro mucho que te sientas mejor, sigue mejorando y andando y cuidate mucho,
        Hoy, de nuestra Valencia bajo la lluvia, te mando un beso,
        F.

      2. “genial! ” WOW. Muchas gracias, Francisco.
        Do you tango? ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Gabriela. Iโ€™ve been a bit absent from WordPress and Iโ€™ve missed you.. and then I come and I see this, immeasurable and timeless love โ€œI love you, I love with youโ€.

    And
    โ€œthe time lights candlesโ€

    That line must be one of the most beautiful things I have ever read. Every single thing of yours I read I fall in love with. It happens every time. You poems are works of art, lusciousness of words and emotions.

    Sigh. Between you and Drew, my longing for incredibly beautiful poetry this afternoon has exceeded any reasonable hopes.

    I hope you are well sweet friend. Sending you love and a room of winter roses ๐Ÿฅ€โค๏ธ.
    xoxox

    1. My dearest Rachel is here. I checked your side several times. You did not post anything. I was really worried about you. First thing first: Are you ok sweetheart? Please let me know.

      I am thrilled you liked those lines my beautiful Rachel. I really am. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
      “Between you and Drew, my longing for incredibly beautiful poetry this afternoon has exceeded any reasonable hopes.” Oh, that’s so sweet of you to say.
      I got the winter roses (they smell fantastic)! I got your love. It shines and brightens my evening. Can I get some light from the Southern Cross? Can you see it?
      Love and hugs to you Rachel and please let me know if you are ok.
      xoxoxo

      1. Yes, some light from the southern cross. I will see if I can see it tonight and if I can I will gather some light from it. I will keep trying until I am successful.

        I am ok sweetheart… but I have been busy and a couple of things have gotten on top of me. I have written a brief poem inspired by your prompt about Easter. I keep meaning to post it actually…

        How is my beautiful friend, Gabriela doing? I canโ€™t wait until your book (!!!) is delivered to my kindle – maybe tomorrow!!! I will be ordering a hard copy too, but I could not wait.

      2. I know you will be successful and I’ll get a spec of light from the southern cross ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you so much Rachel.
        I am glad you are ok sweetheart.
        “I have written a brief poem inspired by your prompt about Easter.” This really humbles me. You left me speechless for a moment. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Rachel. I can’t wait to read it.
        “How is my beautiful friend, Gabriela doing?” Thank you for asking. I have a lot to do but I am not as tired as I use to be at this time of year when the end of the semester approaches. Are you still under lockdown?

        “I canโ€™t wait until your book (!!!) is delivered to my kindle โ€“ maybe tomorrow!!! I will be ordering a hard copy too, but I could not wait.”
        Rachel, your support has been incredible. You are the personification of beauty, goodness, talent and friendship. Where did you get that gorgeous heart of yours?
        xoxoxo

      3. That is wonderful you are not as tired. Does that mean you are sleeping better?

        I am very grateful you gave me that nudge to write a poem with an Easter theme. It is me that needs to thank you.

        Yes, we are still in lockdown, although the restrictions will likely be loosening in a week or so. It will still be recommended that children do not go to school and most businesses will remain closed however.

        You have made me emotional with this more than you could realise โ€œYou are the personification of beauty, goodness, talent and friendship. Where did you get that gorgeous heart of yours?โ€

        Iโ€™m not sure how i could deserve these beautiful words. Where did you get your gorgeous heart from?

        Iโ€™ll try extra hard with the Southern Cross. Itโ€™s a little cloudy today, so Iโ€™ll let you know how I go.
        Xoxoxox

      4. “You are the personification of beauty, goodness, talent and friendship. Where did you get that gorgeous heart of yours?โ€” You deserve every word. You deserve more than that. I cannot do it this summer. Perhaps the next one I’m going to fly the ocean in a silver plain and land in NZ. That will be so good!
        ” Does that mean you are sleeping better?” Yes, I do, but you know I take pills. Considering there are nights when I cannot sleep even if I take pills, I am happy for the moment.

        “Iโ€™ll try extra hard with the Southern Cross. Itโ€™s a little cloudy today, so Iโ€™ll let you know how I go.” Oh, thank you, If you can’t don’t do it. Just write beautiful poetry.
        Be well, be inspired, be happy, my beautiful Rachel.
        Sending you love and summer roses
        xoxoxo

      5. Ahh summer roses in place of my winter ones…. just what I need to soothe my soul.

        G, I have something to tell you. As I was watching our priminister in her live national address tell us our restrictions will be lifted slightly, I received an alert from amazon that your book has arrived!!! Oh oh oh oh so excited!!!! Yay!!! (And yes, there are a lot of exclamation marks there but each one seemed deserved and required). Two wonderful pieces of news all at once!

        โ€œIโ€™m going to fly the ocean in a silver plain and land in NZโ€. I will show you the southern cross and you can autograph your book for me. And we will stay up all night talking about everything.

        So happy right now G. I hope youโ€™re sleeping soundly as I write this โ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿฅ€๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒฑโœจ๐ŸŒ xoxoxo

      6. To soothe your soul and your beautiful heart. Thank you for letting me know that my book is up Rachel. I had no idea!
        Thank you for each word; for each exclamation mark, for every word of love and support. You are an angel.

        “And we will stay up all night talking about everything.” Here we go! This is what I want to most now.

        Sending you a boat loaded with love, chocolates and thousand notes on which I wrote Thank you!
        G
        xoxoxo

      7. You are still awake dear G!!!
        โ€œThank you for letting me know that my book is up Rachel. I had no idea!โ€
        I consider it an honour to be able to be the one to tell you that it is!! I am just at this moment trying to open it but I am having some technical issues ๐Ÿ˜ญ.

        You are welcome for everything. Iโ€™m not sure you understand how much joy you bring me. So much.

        Right, need to sort out this amazon problem!!
        Xoxoxo

      8. Thank you so much sweetheart. You are the best โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒธ

      9. I can barely contain it G. My love for this book….
        BEWITCHED!!!!!!
        Oh. I am in totally bewitched. You. Are. Amazing. I mean, seriously.
        Sigh. I donโ€™t know how I am going to stop and do anything else. But I am going to savour this G. Thank you, for sharing your talent in a book like this. I am honoured to call you my friend. I feel nourished and enriched and very lucky.
        Much love xoxoxo

      10. Rachel, my dear! You are amazing. I don’t know what else to say. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I’ll write thank you on every rose petal I’ll send you.

        I am honored and lucky to be your friend too Rachel.
        xcoxoxoxo

      11. No need to say another word. And no need to thank me. Honestly, I am binge reading your poetry and trying to slow myself down, I cannot thank you enough. Sorry, I know Iโ€™m being insatiably gushy. But, as stated, I canโ€™t contain it. Not every day you get to see a friendโ€™s book and chat to her about how much you love it at the same time you are discovering its beauty. I feel like Iโ€™m on a sea of roses, enveloped in your words. I will stop being so effusive soon. Ok, I will try, at least, but probably I should not make promises ๐Ÿ˜‚. Especially as I just read about roses and winter…

        If I post that poem I wrote from your prompt, do you mind if I link to your book?? Or would you prefer to wait until it is in print as well?

        No need to answer just now. Iโ€™m sure you should be sleeping. โ™ฅ๏ธ

      12. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Rachel. You canโ€™t link any time you wish. You donโ€™t need to wait sweetheart. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒบ

    1. Oh, thatโ€™s so sweet of you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’•

    1. Thank you so much Jude. I am so glad you liked those lines. I hope everything is well with you my friend.

    1. Thank you so much Diana. Your support and your encouragement mean a lot to me. I am really humbled by your gesture. May your days be beautiful and filled with love.
      Thank you again!
      Gabriela

    1. Thank you so much for your beautiful words Charlie. You are a wonderful friend. Sorry I wasn’t more active lately. I am snowed with work.
      Have a good evening my dear friend.

  4. Perfectly time… my afternoon has just begun…. ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›
    “itโ€™s afternoon
    the time lights candles
    on the shore a lace glove bleeds”

    1. Hi Ivor,thank you so much for your comment. Yes, it’s afternoon for you. Time to express your romanticism. Time to write a beautiful poem.

      1. I hope everything gets solved soon so you can enjoy the rest of your day.

      2. Aw… thank you for sending this beautiful video. I love it. Let your candles and your passion burn. ๐Ÿ’•

    1. Thank you so much Rene. You are such a talented and wonderful friend. I am really humbled by your kindness
      ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ˜

    1. Thank you so much Katy. You are a gem. May your day be lovely and creative.
      Lots of love to you
      xoxoxoxo

      1. Always my pleasure, Gabriela!!! And I have to tell You! I found a few very nice comments from You in my spam folder this weekend….and a wonderful message from a very dear family friend! So crazy! You’ve both been approved LONG ago…hmmmm. Anyway…set the comments free and have no idea where they went…not that this is even on Your radar…but there were 5 I think and I have no idea what You were saying or what You were referring to….so….THANK YOU!!!! ๐ŸคฃYou are always so very kind and I truly appreciate You and Your wide open heart! And what a great sign-off! May Your day be lovely and creative as well! Huge hugs Your way! ๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Š

      2. Hi Katy. Good morning sweetheart. No problem. I am glad you found everything. It happens. This is part of the WP life.
        Hugs and Love Your way too.
        xoxoxo

  5. Very sensual, surreal and beautiful G. Your poetry is yours through and through. I think if someone showed me a poem by you without your name on it, Iโ€™d recognise your beautiful style of writing.

    1. Aw… thank you from the bottom of my heart Nitin.
      “I think if someone showed me a poem by you without your name on it, Iโ€™d recognise your beautiful style of writing.” This made my afternoon. Thank you again. Take good care of you. You know I think the world of you.
      G

  6. I think I was holding my breath there! I swam and dived and resurfaced into the lovely pool of your sweet words Gabriela, such a wonderful feeling

    1. Thank you so much my dearest Gina. I am humbled by the beauty of your comment. I am so glad you liked this poem.
      Hugs and love to you.
      xoxoxo

      1. Thank you so much Gina. I am deeply grateful for your kind words. Again, have a lovely day my dear.
        xoxoxo

    1. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am humbled by your nomination. I
      ll check your blog.
      Gabriela ๐Ÿ™‚

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