Passions: an excerpt from a poem and the book trailer

Hello Everyone,

An excerpt fromΒ  Love in Blue and Black, a poem included in my book, Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings [available on Amazon here] and, the book trailer (50 sec).

Thank you for reading and watching.
Have a fabulous rest of the day.
Yours,
G.

my love,
I speak to you through centuries of pain
trees spin barren branches in the air
when loneliness rains on blue hills
I crush my heart
so yours can still beat…

 

@short-prose-fiction (Gabriela Marie Milton)

141 thoughts on “Passions: an excerpt from a poem and the book trailer

  1. I am greatly enjoying reading “Passions”. I’m using my Amazon Echo (which reads Kindle titles using the text to speech facility). What does the trailer show, please Gabriela. All the best, Kevin

    1. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Kevin. I don’t know how to thank you for your kind gesture. I am humbled beyond words. The trailer shows a sky in the night, rain, blue hills, the book cover, a brief picture of me, things like that. It has the words from the excerpt on the screen.
      Thank you again Kevin. You humbled me beyond words.
      Gabriela

      1. Thank you for your lovely response to my comment, Gabriela. I look forward to continuing to follow your blog and read your wonderful words.

        Thanks also for the description of the book trailer, which really helped me to visualise it.

        Very best wishes, Kevin

      2. My pleasure Kevin. Your generosity and kindness warms my heart.
        Stay safe and inspire us.
        Yours
        G.

  2. Absolutely fabulous,sublime poem and video,your words touched my heart!!! 😍 I love so much your enchanting poems!!! πŸ₯°β€
    Thank you infinitely from my heart for sharing your precious poems!!! πŸ’–

    1. Aw… your praise made me blush. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are fantastic! Your support brings tears in my eyes.
      Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
      Love and blessings.
      Gabriela

  3. The trailer is beyond wonderful😍 and I love the poem! I hope this book brings you new heights of success!

    1. Thank you so much for your wonderful comment and beautiful wishes. May you be forever happy and successful.
      With all my heart
      Gabriela

    1. That is so kind of you. Thank you. May you be blessed, successful, and always loved.
      Gabriela

      1. Aww Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Take care & Stay Safe. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  4. I hope your latest book is receiving all the success it deserves. I have greatly enjoyed it. The trailer is beautiful and well produced. It is a perfect representation of your work and passion for the written word. Well done, my dear friend! Much love to you! ❀πŸ₯°

    1. My dearest Brad, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kindness. You are the best. Will you forgive me I did not visit with you in the last two days? I will be there very soon, my dear friend.
      I’ll bring a rose and read all poems that I missed.
      That’s a promise
      G.

      1. You are forgiven without reservation, G! I am always thankful for all the time and support you devote to my work. No forgiveness necessary! I know you have a full plate with your career and latest book. Much love! ❀❀❀

    1. Thank you Bo. I am glad you liked it. I did not yet. I hope I can do it today. Looking forward to reading yours. I am sure it is splendid.
      Love and hugs!
      xoxoxo

  5. The intro photo is excellent. I love the trailer. Do you have a way to add your voice reciting the poem? That would be super awesome. Lola and I are having fun with our poem a day reading from your “Passions…”

    1. Hi Timothy. Thank you so much for your kind words. Oh, sweet Lola! I hope she is ok.

      Thank you for reading guys. I am honored.

      Yes, I can add my voice. I work with Audacity. I’ll do it next time πŸ™‚
      Have a lovely Sunday.
      G.

      1. I don’t know about my voice Timothy. This is done online with one of my friends from Nepal. The music is his. The lyrics and the recitations are mine. I tried to go with the music which was not too easy. What do you think?

      2. Hi Gabriela. I like your voice. It’s sweet and soft. The recitation with the music works well, but your voice is so soft in the recording I could not pick out a lot of the words.

      3. Thank you Timothy. It means a lot to me. It’s funny because I can hear my voice clearly. However, the beauty of online collaborations. It’s hard. Next time I’ll do everything by myself. Anyhow I like Ankit’s guitar there.
        Wishing everyone a fabulous afternoon.

      4. My hearing is bad in the high range, so higher voices get lost easily into background noise. If you have the lyrics scrolling by like in the original ad with your voice over it, reading the words helps the brain to hear the recitation more clearly.

      5. ” If you have the lyrics scrolling by like in the original ad with your voice over it, reading the words helps the brain to hear the recitation more clearly.” You are right, Timothy. I’ll do it. Thank you.

  6. Oh dearest Button as you know that was one of my favorite poems in your book. Such amazing writing throughout the book. One to be read and reread. I was so touched by your video. Gorgeous scenery matching your words. The music was amazing, giving even more life to your words. I was so touched. Love πŸ’• you beautiful Button (honeybun)

    1. Good afternoon honeybun
      I hope you had a lovely morning.
      Thank you so much for those wonderful words of yours. They are as beautiful as a spring day They bring happiness into my heart. I am so glad you liked the video honeybun and I am so grateful for your support.
      I wish you a fabulous rest of the day and I look forward to reading your next poem. I am sure is going to be marvelous.
      Love
      G.

      1. You are so welcome sweet Button. The video was a treat, I wasn’t expecting – what a beautiful job. I love that people are doing videos for their books as i am a very visual person. Yours was exceptional. I liked that we got a glimpse of the beautiful writer as well. It was just done so artfully. I liked everything about it. It was such beautiful music which complemented your words perfectly. You also enjoy your day my friend. Love and hugs to you – stay safe love honeybun.

      2. My dearest Joni,
        Did I miss this comment yesterday? I am so sorry about this.
        Thank you again for your kind words and your support honeybun. You are a blessing.
        Enjoy your Monday. Make it as fabulous as you are.
        Love
        G (Button)

      3. No you did not sweet Button. I am amazed at how you manage a job, publishing work, books, and keeping up with all your followers and comments and yet you do.
        I love you beautiful Button you have a marvelous Monday too. Hugs πŸŒΈπŸŒΊβ€οΈπŸ’•honeybun

      4. You are a sweetheart Joni. Thank you for your kind words. Honestly I am amazed too πŸ™‚
        I will soon stop even posting. I need at least 10-12 days vacation. I will travel in the beginning of June.
        I love you too honeybun and thank you for your support.
        Have a lovely afternoon/evening.
        xoxoxo
        G.

      5. Good I am glad. You need a break my dear friend. You must take care of yourself. I think more than ever we must stay healthy, hydrated and get sleep. I pray it will be the end of the virus but we must stay strong. Blessings to you beautiful Button. Love πŸ’• Joni

    1. Thank you so much Annettee. I deeply appreciate your gesture. You are a sweetheart.
      Have a wonderful week ahead. Be loved.
      xoxoxo

  7. oh my goodness………..”I speak to you through centuries of pain”………..this line is AMAZING. Your video and your voice are both awesome! πŸ™‚

    1. Wendi, my dear, thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are a sweetheart. May the love and blessings of God be with you.
      Hugs
      G.

  8. Enticing excerpt of your Love in Blue and Black poem…
    Alas good poetry stands on its own. Thus so will capture the minds, emotions and imaginations, hence cannot fail to find a reader…
    Best wishes of success for your new book!

    1. Dear Jean-Jacques,
      I am deeply grateful for your wonderful words and for your encouragement. They mean a lot to me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
      Wishing you a beautiful rest of the day
      Sincerely,
      Gabriela

    1. And what a pleasure to have you here my dear friend. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support. I hope you are having a fantastic day.

      1. I can’t believe my words can be as good as an English tea πŸ™‚

  9. “I crush my heart so yours can still beat” . . . something about that line is sad and happy at the same time, and describes one kind of love so well! I love the trailer. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much my dearest Java. You are a sweetheart. Love and hugs to you.

    1. Oh, Navin…thank you so much for your unbelievable words. They are beautiful .. and powerful… I bask in their sunshine…
      Thank you again my dear friend.
      Sending you hugs
      Gabriela

      1. The pleasure is all mine, dear Gabriela….I simply loved your words & video β€οΈπŸ€—

      2. Navin I live your words too. Your poetry is splendid πŸ’•

  10. WOW!!!!!!!!!!

    The trailer is amazing, so unbelievably beautiful. It gives your words the intensity and gravity they deserve – you, the mountains, the text, the dancing. I want more and more and more.

    Wait, I need to watch that again.

    Sigh!!! I’m in awe!

    Lots of love to you dear G xoxoxo

    1. Hello to my fabulous Rachel, The shiniest star of the Southern Cross! What would I do without you Rachel?
      Thank you so much for your fabulous comment. I am so glad you liked the trailer sweetheart.
      I am sending you BOATS filled with FLOWERS and LOVE.
      Rachel, I hope you are ok and we can catch up soon.
      xoxoxoxoxo

      1. G, I didn’t like the trailer, I LOVED it! Thank you for the boats, they pulled right up onto the beach for me and they were bursting with violets and lavender and purple blossom. You should have smelled it G.

        I’m ok, a bit deflated in general but ok. I’ve filled those boats back up with autumn flowers and sent them back to you. Don’t worry, I threw in some chocolates for the sailors to keep them sweet.
        β€οΈπŸ’πŸ’

      2. I got the autumn flowers. Oh, autumn! My favorite season! Thank you from the bottom of my heart Rachel. I am sure the sailors appreciated the chocolates. The fowers are magnificent.
        ‘I’m ok, a bit deflated” I feel that. It worries me.
        Sending you love. I wish I will be there to tell you everything is going to be ok.
        xoxoxo
        G.

  11. gorgeous book trailer, book cover and so very gorgeous you! the music on the trailer really moved me as I read your words displayed. Congratulations on such a beautiful book of poetry my dear!

    1. Thank you so much Gina. You are a gem. So grateful to you for your beautiful words ❀️ πŸ’πŸŒΈπŸŒΊ

  12. I can’t get over that video. It looks exactly like what I see in my head when I read your poems. Finally the visual has been captured. I predict that I’ll be viewing that again quite a few times.

    “I speak to you through centuries of pain.” That’s how your work always feels – like it has centuries of emotion (pain or otherwise) behind it.

    1. David, thank you so much for your comment and for the praise. It feels my heart with joy.
      “It looks exactly like what I see in my head when I read your poems.” That really touches my heart.
      “That’s how your work always feels – like it has centuries of emotion (pain or otherwise) behind it.” Thank you again. You made my day.
      Stay happy and inspire us with your beautiful writing.
      G.

    1. My dearest Diana. Thank you so much for the praise. It fills my heart with joy.
      Speaking about my book: Diana, I have no words to thank you for the review on Amazon and the five stars. It’s an outstanding review. I am humbled by every word you wrote. It honors me.
      I will post tomorrow. I will feature your site (books) and your review. I will probably post a new poem too.
      Thank you again. I don’t know what else to say.
      May you have a lovely afternoon filled with joy. May you be happy and safe forever. May good health and love shine on you.
      Yours,
      Gabriela

      1. My pleasure, Gabriela. Your book is beautiful as I knew it would be. You are more than welcome to share the review however you want to. I’m honored. And you don’t need to share my site etc. That’s kind of you, but your book is the focus! I’ll be sharing the review with my May round up too. Be well, my talented friend <3

    2. Thank you for everything Diana, My post will be up and running in about half hour. Sending you love.
      xoxoxo

    1. Thank you so much Jordan. I am humbled by your words. That is so kind of you to say.
      Stay safe. Stay healthy.
      Gabriela

    1. Oh, Charlie. You are so kind, Thank you from the bottom of my heart my dear friend. That’s more than I can hope.
      Blessings and good wishes.

    1. My dear Ivor, thank you so much. Your words mean the world to me. I am glad you enjoyed the trailer. 🌸
      I hope everything is ok with
      you. πŸ€—πŸ’•

      1. Take care of yourself Ivor. It’s very important in times like this. Stay blessed and inspired πŸŒŽπŸŒΈπŸ€—

    1. Aw.., I am humbled by your words Priscilla. Thank you from the bottom of my heart πŸŒΈπŸ’•

  13. This is crazy beautiful, Gabriela!!! Perfect. I clicked over to buy a copy but need to do it from my other browser as I can’t remember my password! πŸ˜… But going there after blogland! Yay! I’m very excited for You! Cheers!!! πŸ€—β€οΈπŸ˜Š

    1. Awwwww…. Thank you sooo much. I am thrilled you liked it. You fill my days with love and enthusiasm. Katy, you are great! Thank you again.
      G.

    1. Oh, that’s so kind of you to say. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Sending you love.
      xoxoxo

    1. My most sincere thanks for your beautiful words and wishes. They mean a lot to me.
      Have a lovely rest of the day.
      Gabriela

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