oh, let the summer come and go wrapped into my dreams coiling on your pillow son of the desert you look like the founder of gods eyes hunt the cracks of pyramids sands nest in your folded lips under your sight my breasts blossom voices of the children of the moon cupped palms filled with tears son of the desert tonight I play my notes close to your skin
My deepest thanks to Timothy for the wonderful review of my book: Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings [available on Amazon here]. Timothy is beyond talented. Please visit his site to find gorgeous and professional videos clips, pictures, beautiful poetry and songs.
Are you an animal lover? Look no further. Visit Timothy’s site.
On a different note, Timothy is very generous. I was gifted a tree on Timothy’s property along side the Rio Grande. Actually there are several women on WP who have trees on Timothy’s propriety. I am just one of them.
Here is an excerpt from Timothy’s review. You can read the entire review on Amazon.
I must rebuild your love in my brain. My soul bears the marks of castles lost at sea.
My Dear Readers,
Thank you again to everyone who bought my book. Special thanks to those who review it on Amazon. I plan to feature each Amazon review on my blog. Until then, here is a review, one among many, done on an online book club by a reviewer whom I do not know.
“The work of art is a beautiful thing. Poem is the master of all arts. It creates emotions deeper than mere imagination and beyond. It transfers human feelings to a realm of wonders. Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings is a book of art written by Gabriela Marie Milton…. I was wowed by the poems. I became engulfed in them…I have been inspired to write my own poems starting with love poems….”
Nothing honors me more than inspiring others. You can read the entire review here
My book, Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings, can be ordered here.
I am thrilled that my poem “the world of our making” was published by Spillwords Press [here], and it was translated in Romanian by Virginia Mateias. Virginia entitled the poem: “În lumea clădită de noi.” Her gesture touched my heart deeply.
Virginia Mateias is a poet and a journalist who lives in Montreal, Canada. Her most recent poetry book “In the Shadow of the Angel” received excellent reviews. “In the Shadow of the Angel” will be available on Amazon soon.
Below please find the English version (as published by Spillwords) and Virginia’s translation in Romanian.
My book, Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings, can be ordered here.
My poem The Last Love published by Vita Brevis Poetry Magazine:
I eat macaroons in the same coffee shop Roberto’s guitar sells cheap dreams by the sea young girls are ready for harvest like flowers of lust I laugh… I scratch poetry on a glass I say the first love is French you ask how’s the last it smells raspberries, vanilla, and grass
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or continue reading at Vita Brevis Press here.
My book, Passions: Love poems and Other Writings, can be ordered on Amazon here.
On a different note, I apologize to all my followers for not reading your posts over the past two days. I promise I will do my best to catch up with everyone’s posts as soon as I can.
Work and painful experiences got in the way. As a professor the end of the academic year has always been a humbling and joyous experience. Generally, it takes 2 years to get a Masters’ degree. After that it takes anywhere between 4-6 years (even longer in some cases) to earn a doctoral degree.
During graduation shaking the hands of my students, looking them in the eyes, and telling them: Congratulations Dr… it was a privilege to have you as my student. It meant the world to me. I did my best to equip you with knowledge and to teach you how to think critically. I encouraged you all along to challenge my thinking. Now, you are ready. Go out in the world and create new knowledge: knowledge that we all can benefit from. Now, that you are at the same level with me I hope you will do better than I do. With all my heart I wish you good luck and may your star be the brightest. Each and every one of your victories will speak to me. Each and every one of your victories will prove that you are great and that not even a minute from my countless hours of work during long afternoons and sleepless nights was wasted. Congratulation Dr…Go for it!
This year none of this will happen in person. My regalia will not leave the closet. It will be a painful experience for me and for my students.
I am delighted to introduce Eric Daniel Clarke – whose book, ‘Shorts – a take on poetry’ – will be published by Potter’s Grove Press on May 12th.
I met Eric in our world of blogging two years ago. Eric is a brilliant writer. He is an English gentleman and a true friend. And … Eric has the coolest and the most endearing hat I’ve ever seen. I am in love with Eric’s writings and with his hat. Please visit Eric’s blog BelievingSight Unseen.
Eric Daniel Clarke in his own words:
‘Shorts – a take on poetry’ the first book of my transition from scientist to writer will be published on May 12th by Potter’s Grove Press. Writing poetry came as a surprise to me. I’d a novel in mind, ‘Believing Sight Unseen,’ it still is; competing hard with the immediacy of poetry.
I started writing late, creatively, that is. Until 2012 I wrote disciplined non-fiction, lived a scientist’s life of peer review and publication. I worked at boundaries; of the physical and life sciences, of industry and academia, of research and mentoring, of observation and extrapolation. 2012 to 2017 the transition made, not easily, not smoothly, easing out of science, finding my way to write.
Turned out my approach to writing not so different to the way I did science – a little unconventional – using words in place of molecules to explore boundaries; real, imagined, of my mind and yours. In short, PowerPoint bullet points became verse – I like to keep things tight.
My thanks to Diana – the fabulous author of The Shattered Sea Duology; The Rose Shield Tetralogy; Myths of the Mirror [please find Diana’s books and their respective links to Amazon here] – for reviewing my book Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings [available on Amazon here].
Diana, I am deeply grateful to you for reading my book and spending the time to review it. I am humbled and honored by every word you wrote.
To my followers: please follow Diana’s site and read her books. Diana is not only a wonderful novelist. Diana knows how to help others. She has a heart of gold.
Here is a snippet from Diana’s review. You can read the entire review here.
Now, for you my dear readers my new poem Why?
The hypnotic red of the flower pots molded in blood. Dissimulation of an afternoon sacrifice. An excruciating sunset crosses its fingers. I tempt fate. I see the child. Toys forgotten in the sands. A yellow like the aroma of the corn on the cob. The sky dies in the convulsions of your “whys.” Why?
“But I never thought I would be reviewing a book of poetry, much less buying one for my own enjoyment. How would this come to pass, you may ask … or, you may not … but I will tell you anyway.” Please read Darren’s reviewhereand follow his site.
Now my new poem [prose poem]: Spring
White. We drank two lemonades sweetened with honey at the old terrace by the church. My body arched like a branch under the heaviness of cherry fruit. I read from a book by Odysseas Elytis. You smiled and listened. The skies sighed. The bells tolled twice. Flowers silhouetted against my blood. Wishes blossomed in your sweat. I anointed your kiss.
Later, in the autumn, you wrote. “I am in love with you. I do not understand how it happened.” Neither do I. I told you: that which is against our will is unjust. I have no other answer. Yet.