My book – Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings – was published #poetry book #poems #poem

My book – Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings – was published.

Thank you to all my followers who’ve supported me. I wish I could make the sky rain blessings on all of you. I wish I could heal all wounds with my words. I wish I could send you a rose hidden in whispers of love every day.
I will try. I will never give up. You’ve showed me love. I’ll return your love. Every day I’ll try to give you more than I take. That’s my promise to you.
Yours
Gabriela

Shiver (a poem from my book)

A full moon weeps cold fragrant oil on my face.
Shiver.
The cicadasโ€™ song penetrates the membranes of the space.
On one of my arms a purple mark sighs and then falls asleep.
Looking for prey a snakeโ€™s tongue splits the time in two.
I feel the bite.
You.

Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings contains new poems, poems published in various venues, and a few excerpts from my manuscript “Glass Lovers.”

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@short-prose-fiction (Gabriela Marie Milton)

167 thoughts on “My book – Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings – was published #poetry book #poems #poem

    1. Aw… Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You words mean a lot to me. Stay safe and inspired.
      Gabriela

    1. You are a gem Cassa. What can I say? I am happy you think so. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
      xoxoxo

  1. Whatttt? CONGRATS Gabriela, you have cheered us all up in these difficult times! Wow! Can’t wait to purchase a copy! Congratulations again, sending virtual hugs, I’m so super happy for you!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ’Ÿ

    1. Punam thank you so much. You words made my day beyond wonderful. Sweetheart, I thank you for you support. Has been two years since you know each other. Am I right? The community pool ๐Ÿ™‚ I was unhappy when they did away with it.
      You are so talented and lovely.

      1. You are welcome, Gabriela. I think it has been more than two years now and from the very first time I visited your blog, I have been in awe of your beautiful writing! I do miss the community pool.
        Lots of love, my dear. โค๏ธ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿค—

      2. You are right. It must be more than 2 years now. From the very first time I visited your blog I fell in love with your work too. Here is to friendship and many years to come ๐Ÿฅ‚๐ŸŒธ Are you on IG?

  2. Yea!! Such a blessing you are Button. What a lovely thank you to your readers. Congratulations again we are very excited for your book to arrive. Your poem โ€œShiverโ€ takes my breath away. โ€œOn one of my arms a purple mark sighs and then falls asleep.โ€ Such incredible imagination and words that allow our minds to visualize such things. Like opening a magic window. So lovely. Have a wonderful, blessed and safe day Button. Love ๐Ÿ’• Joni

    1. Good morning Joni. Thank you for the congrats and for the support. Thank you for letting me know that the paperback was out yesterday. You are fantastic. I am trying to catch up.
      Oh, I am so glad you liked the poem. “Like opening a magic window.” Those words are so humbling.
      Have a blessed day honeybun and thank you for everything.
      G (button)

  3. I love the eroticism of the poem you have included here, Gabriela. That “you”, is wonderful. I have purchased your book and look forward to reading it. Best wishes, Kevin

    1. Kevin, you melt my heart. You are a great poet and a true friend. I am beyond grateful for everything you’ve done for me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
      Have a lovely day and enchant us with your gorgeous poems.
      Be well, Kevin.

      1. Thank you so much for your lovely reply, Gabriela. You also, stay safe and well and enjoy your week. Its lovely and sunny here in the UK. Kevin

      2. My pleasure Kevin. Yes, I heard that it’s sunny. Kevin,I visited the UK many times in summers. I did not see a drop of rain. I was disappointed that I did not experience the famous English fog. Does it exist? ๐Ÿ™‚
        Enjoy the lovely weather and thank you again.
        G.

      3. It certainly rains a good deal in Swansea, as I know from experience, having attended university there. The university is on the coast, hence the rain I think! As for the fog, it certainly exists in the Sherlock Holmes stories! To be serious, I have experience the fog, which can have it’s own distinct smell, particularly in London!

      4. Thank you for letting me know Kevin. It’s wonderful to learn more about you. I still have to experience that fog ๐Ÿ™‚
        Enjoy the rest of your day and say hello to Tiger.
        G.

      5. The plan was to do it this summer. But all plans are on hold now. I guess it will be next summer.

      6. I hope you will visit next year Gabriela. As for the fog, the next time it shows itself I shall bottle some up for you, and mail it as a present from England! You also, enjoy the rest of your day. Kevin

      7. “As for the fog, the next time it shows itself I shall bottle some up for you, and mail it as a present from England! ” I love that. It makes my morning.
        Thank you for everything Kevin.

  4. Congratulations. It was delivered to my Kindle yesterday as promised. I also ordered the paperback. Poems are not as romantic on Kindle.

    1. Good morning Timothy. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support and your kindness. I have to agree with you re: kindle vs. paperback. Say hello to the cats and the the little owls. I am going to check your site soon to see what other wonders you posted.
      Thank you again!

    1. Thank you so much, dear B. That’s very kind of you. I hope everything is well on your side.

  5. Congratulations! I am all too excited for this, and I know you must be as well.

    The poem you posted has a wonderful dreamlike quality. Your work always brings the reader into a new reality, and yet the world the poems create is so deep and rich and that its truth cannot be denied. Marvellous, G!

    1. David, thank you so much. You know very well how much your comments mean to me. I am humbled by your praise and always grateful for your support. Happy you liked the poem.
      I look forward to updates re: your book.
      Have a lovely day and thank you again.
      G.

      1. You’re welcome, G. The praise is all well deserved. You know, of course, that the feeling is mutual.

        In re: my book, I’m doing a little revision before I contact anyone else about it. There are still a few people I haven’t heard back from yet. Thank you for asking.

        You have a lovely day, too.
        David

      2. Thank you again David. And thank you for updating me on your book. Good luck with the revisions and with everything else. I am keeping my fingers crossed.
        Have a lovely evening.
        G.

    1. Navin. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support. I deeply appreciate it.
      Have a wonderful rest of the day.

    1. Thank you so much Joseph. Looking forward to your book. Please update us when you have time.

      1. I can’t wait.
        I am well Joseph. I hope you are too.
        Have a lovely day ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. What thrilling news; I love the cover but I know the writing is where it is at.
    I am curious to read the book now after reading ‘Shiver’. Is that the poem you feel sums up the book? ๐Ÿ˜œ

    1. Thank you so much Java for your beautiful words. They mean a lot to me. I feel “Shiver” represents one of the voices with which I speak in the book. Other poems are more passionate. Others express sadness. Generally I would say Shiver is representative for about 60% -70% of the book’s content. That is why I featured it,
      xoxo

    1. Thank you so much Bo. You are such a wonderful friend. I am very grateful to you for your support. I hope you guys are well. B only in the home?

  7. Oh G…. now I can order my long awaited print version. I love this book, so much, even more than I could have imagined. I cannot recommend it highly enough. I cannot tell you enough times how much I love your writing.

    Shivers… your words delivered the feeling of that moon, the cool air, and that bite…. amongst the sounds of cicadas. Gorgeous as always.

    Hope your day is going well dear friend xoxoxox

    1. Rachel, I am humbled beyond words by your praise. Every time you write “I love this book so much” my heart beats faster. You are such an wonderful friend. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
      I am so glad you liked “shiver” sweetheart.
      I am doing well. Plenty of work. I hope you are doing well too.
      What would you like me to send you?

      1. You really are the sweetest, and your gorgeous heart can beat away fast because I really love your book. M
        What can you send me…

        Hmmm Iโ€™d really like a tea that I properly enjoy drinking. Something herbal… do you have any you like?

        What can I send you. You know, Iโ€™d like to send you the song of New Zealand native birds, the tui and bellbird and our little piwakawaka (bellbird). The sound of the wings of the heavy kereru (wood pigeon), as it sweeps the air as it flies.

        ๐Ÿ˜˜ xoxox

      2. Oh, thank you again. Halo tea. Flowering white tea. Are you ok with that sweetheart?
        “You know, Iโ€™d like to send you the song of New Zealand native birds, the tui and bellbird and our little piwakawaka (bellbird). The sound of the wings of the heavy kereru (wood pigeon), as it sweeps the air as it flies.”
        Can I have all of these?
        Rachel thank you so much for your support. It means a lot to me.
        It’s night there. I hope you are sleeping well sweetheart.
        xoxoxoxo

      3. Flowering white tea sounds just amazing. Is halo a brand? Iโ€™ll send you all the bird song I can collect. And I managed to get you some light from the southern cross. I am sending that too – bird song at dawn, and southern cross at nightfall.

        I know it wonโ€™t mean anything to you but piwakawaka is a fantail not bellbird. My mistake frustrates me!

        Love and hugs to you gorgeous friend xoxoxo

      4. Hello my fabulous Rachel. I hope everything is well with you sweetheart. It is my understanding that halo is the name of some kind of plant coming from China.

        “Iโ€™ll send you all the bird song I can collect. And I managed to get you some light from the southern cross.” Aw… thank you from the bottom of my heart. Rachel we need a poem about the Southern Cross. What we are going to do about this sweetheart?
        “I know it wonโ€™t mean anything to you but piwakawaka is a fantail not bellbird.” Please do not say that. It means a lot to me because it means a lot to you.
        Why do I feel like we did not talk in ages? I miss you. Everything ok with you Rachel?
        Sending you plenty of love and the song of a nightingale.
        xoxoxo

      5. The song of a nightingale … I just looked it up so I could hear it. Iโ€™m not sure we have those here. I have to tell you, this was literally and metaphorically music to my ears. I feel calmer already. Maybe that was because I heard from you. I have been climbing the walls a little today, a full month of lockdown and Iโ€™m craving to be…. someplace else. Up until now Iโ€™ve mainly loved being at home. Not today. I have that closed in feeling. Even the beach is not calling to me this afternoon.

        A poem about the southern cross…. I will file this away for use G, although, you have a little of it now, so perhaps that poem is yours?

        I miss you too G. Tell me something about how youโ€™re doing. Xoxoxo

      6. Hello my beautiful Rachel. I am so glad you liked the song of the nightingale. If I am not mistaken it was a common theme on the romanticism of continental Europe. I know less about English romanticism so I can’t really speak about.
        “Maybe that was because I heard from you.” That’s so nice of you to say Rachel. You are talented and kind. Rachel, do you know you are a true princess?
        “I have been climbing the walls a little today, a full month of lockdown and Iโ€™m craving to beโ€ฆ. someplace else” I am starting to feel the same.
        “Up until now Iโ€™ve mainly loved being at home.” Shadows. I know what you’re saying.
        “A poem about the southern crossโ€ฆ. I will file this away for use G, although, you have a little of it now, so perhaps that poem is yours?” You know I have to dig into my private posts. I may have several poems about the Southern Cross. Yeah, but so what? I do not want my poems ๐Ÿ™‚
        I’m ok Rachel. The usual. Nothing spectacular. It’s just that for the first time in a long time I miss people around me.
        Sending you plenty of love sweetheart, and another nightingale song.
        xoxoxo

      7. Hello my dear G. It was because I heard from you that I felt better. I now know for certain because it just happened again when I read this.
        Shadows… you are the same? I find myself wishing for a little normality, and structure. I crave being properly alone. You miss people… I guess I do too. I am tired of working through video conferencing. In my line of work it is just not the same as face to face. Plus, I have to work in the evenings now, so I get tired.

        โ€œI may have several poems about the Southern Cross. Yeah, but so what? I do not want my poems ๐Ÿ™‚โ€
        Ahh but you see dear G, I do, I want your poems very very much. If I were a princess I would make it a royal decree that I could see these poems. Although, I do have your book so I can comfort myself with that. I plan to spend some time with your book today.

        Thank you for another nightingale song, itโ€™s truly beautiful. I send you another Tui song http://static1.squarespace.com/static/560da7d7e4b0ffb1cd6e7c66/t/565c120be4b0702d38079973/1448872883883/TUI.mp3/original/TUI.mp3

        I hope your Friday is going well, much love,
        R xoxoxo

    1. Hi Mihail. Thank you for your comment. One interpretation out of many ๐Ÿ™‚
      Wishing you a lovely rest of the day.
      Gabriela

  8. Good afternoon G,

    So so happy for you. Congratulations. Wishing you mucho success.
    I have it on my list with Amazon waiting my return to the Sunshine State.

    This is just the first step.
    One day we will be celebrating Glass Lovers.
    ๐ŸŒน

    1. Good afternoon Drew

      Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I can’t tell you how much your words humble me.

      Before celebrating Glass Lovers we will first celebrate your book.

      Thank you again.

      May your day be filled with roses. May the sunset be beautiful. Enjoy it for me too.
      Yours
      G.

      1. Smiling. We both have many more hurdles before us, and me will conquer them all. Thanks for your support.

        I will enjoy the sunset for both of us. It is one of the treasures of life.

        Yours
        Drew

      2. You will always have my support. May you be triumphant and healthy.
        Oh, you are sharing the sunset. Thank you so much Drew. This means a lot to me. Can I write a poem about sunsets? ๐Ÿ™‚
        Yours
        G.

  9. I am very happy for you Gabriela! Itโ€™s a wonderful event and I wish you all the success in the world! Congratulations!!! ยกEnhorabuena! The poem is a lovely jewel, a try work of art! I hope you are good, take good care my friend,
    Love ๐Ÿ’– and peace โ˜ฎ๏ธ from Spain ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ,
    F.

    1. Muchas gracias por tu atenciรณn y tu amabilidad en todo momento, Francisco.
      Tus palabras me hacen feliz.
      Un beso para ti ๐Ÿ™‚
      Gabriela

  10. congratulations Gabriela, you are a blessing to all who know you, keep up the good work!xxx

    1. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Dale.
      “you are a blessing to all who know you.” This brings me to tears. I am so humbled by your words.
      Thank you again.
      Yours
      Gabriela

    1. Thank you so much Eric. How could I possibly thank you enough for everything you’ve done for me? You are one of the most wonderful friends I’ve ever had.
      Yours
      G.

      1. Eric, you are wonderful. I will continue to thank you. A true English gentleman like you may be bother by my insistence ๐Ÿ™‚ Are you smiling?

      2. Good, because I like the way you just thanked me ๐Ÿ™‚
        Have a lovely weekend Eric.
        G.

      1. I am now buying your paperback book. Any friend of Drew’s is a friend of mine. One of my passions (among others) is reading. Bless you, Gabriela. Forgive the original short reply. I was in the middle of “stuff”. Life and all that! LOL

      2. Oh, you have nothing to apologize about. I am humbled by your words and very grateful to you.
        Sending you love and hugs.
        Gabriela
        ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿค—

    1. Oh, that is so kind of you to say. I am so humbled by your words. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
      Gabriela

  11. Oh such a wonderful news.Congratulations!! Gabriela this is such a wonderful news and I’m so happy for you.Your beautiful soul reflects in your writing.Wishing you lots of success.

    1. Thank you so much my dearest Megha. This is so kind of you. I wish you lots of luck with your wonderful project. As I’ve always said: You rock, Megha. And you shine too.
      Have a beautiful rest of the day sweetheart
      G.

      1. Thank you so much, Megha. I am so grateful to you. I lost my reblog long time ago. I will be very grateful if you can link to my post like all my other followers do. Thank you for your generosity. It deeply touches my heart.
        Yours
        G.

  12. Congratulations, Gabriela!!! And fear not! You certainly spread around complete skies full of Love to All! Cheers!!! and YAY!!! ๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ๐Ÿฅ‚

    1. Good morning Katy. Thank you so much. You are a gem. I am not as good as you are at spreading love but I am trying sweetheart.
      Have a lovely day! Be happy! Be loved! Cheers!

      1. Oh, you are so kind Katy. You are the best here not me.
        Have a lovely weekend filled with sun and joy.
        xoxoxo

  13. Congratulations G. Iโ€™m so happy for you. And you were published by a great magazine/publishing house too. Hereโ€™s hoping for much more success in the future. And I absolutely loved the poem. Itโ€™s full of passion, power and imagery. Just like all your work is.

    1. Nitin, your words humble me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You have been a great supporter. I wish you success and I wait to celebrate the release of your book.
      Take good care my friend.
      Gabriela

    1. Thank you so much Florence. That is very nice of you to say. Have a lovely rest of your day.

    1. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Gina. You are a sweetheart. You really humbled me tonight.
      Sending you lots of love and hugs.
      G.

  14. Congratulations on the publications of your “Passions Love Poems And Other Writings”!!! Wishing you great success, My Dear!!! Loved this line from this post so much – “I wish I could send you a rose hidden in whispers of love every day.” God, that is so brilliant, beautiful and romantic too!! Awesome!!!
    Chuck

    1. Hello Chuck.
      Thank you so much for your beautiful comment and for your kind wishes. They mean a lot to me. I’am humbled and grateful.
      “Loved this line from this post so much โ€“ โ€œI wish I could send you a rose hidden in whispers of love every day.โ€ Ah, I am thrilled you liked that line. It really comes from my heart, Chuck.
      “Romantic, Awesome!!!” Your praise made my day!
      Thank you again and enjoy the rest of your weekend.
      Stay safe
      Gabriela

    1. Thank you so much Resa. This is so kind of you. I am really humbled by your words.
      xoxo
      Gabriela

    1. Thank you so much Frederick. Your words mean a lot to me. I am really glad you enjoy the cover. It’s the image of a painting that was given to me by the painter. I treasure that painting very much.
      Thank you again, Have a wonderful rest of the week.

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