Passions: a thank you and a new poem entitled “why?”

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?

@short-prose-fiction (Gabriela Marie Milton)

122 thoughts on “Passions: a thank you and a new poem entitled “why?”

  1. Beautiful Button I can’t pick out a couple of lines that I love the most as each line is exquisitely written. I feel overwhelming loss that touches the very earth. So beautiful your metaphors. Also what a wonderful review for your book and every word true. I hope you have an amazingly blessed day my friend. Love J (honeybun) 😘❤️

    1. Good morning sweetheart and thank you for your gorgeous praise. You are such a wonderful supporter. You filled my life with joy every time.
      Thank you once again honeybun. Sending you plenty of love. Stay safe and blessed.
      G (Button)

    1. Oh, thank you so much Eric. You are blending my words with your tea. I am elated.
      Can I get a bite? Returning to a theme 🙂

  2. Sigh. This just carried me off. Expanded my heart. Thank You…..wow. And this review is PERFECT! Off to read the rest, but to compare Your work to chocolate….YES!!! Congratulations and Huge hugs, Gabriela!!! ❤️❤️❤️!

    1. Thank you so much Katy. You are showering me with compliments. You are a gem. You, your beautiful work and your enthusiasm! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Am I as enthusiastic as you are? 🙂 I know the answer. That’s not possible.
      xoxoxo

      1. My pleasure, Gabriela! And You absolutely are!!! You always shower me with so much kindness and enthusiasm!!! And it’s very easy to compliment Your work! I joyfully bought a kindle copy of Your book yesterday. Read the first gorgeous poem and so look forward to walking though. Huge hugs Your way and wishes that You have a wonderful day! 🤗❤️😊

      2. Katy, you are so kind. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You filled my day with joy. I am beyond grateful to you.
        Thank you soooo much!!!!
        Have the loveliest day ever!!!!
        Gabriela
        xoxoxo

      3. ABSOLUTELY!!! It’s so lovely! You are more than welcome. And Thank You! I hope you have the loveliest day ever as well!!! 🤗❤️😊

    1. Thank you so much for your wonderful comment and your support Darren. You touched my heart. I do not do my own artwork. I wish. Perhaps I will start painting some day in the future.
      If the artwork does not have attribution either it is in my collection (and the author does not want her/his name disclosed) either it does not require attribution. Everything else has proper attribution on my blog.
      Wishing you a fabulous day and thank you again for the praise.
      G.

  3. A beautiful and evocative new poem, my friend. I love the vivid colors and metaphors. And thank you for sharing part of my review – every word true. <3 I appreciate the shout out, of course. That was so kind of you, though unnecessary. It was totally my pleasure to read your book. <3

    1. Diana, thank you so much for your kind words and for being you. They humble me. I am trilled you liked the poem. The shout out was my pleasure.
      I hope you have a wonderful day filled with love and joy.
      Yours
      G.

  4. “The hypnotic red of the flower pots
    molded in blood.
    Dissimulation of an afternoon sacrifice.
    An excruciating sunset crosses it fingers.”

    I was captivated from the start….😍 Gorgeous Gabriela❤❤❤🌹

    Lots of congratulations! I’m heading over to Diana’s site right away🌸

    1. Thank you so much Ishita for your beautiful words and for the praise. You are a sweetheart. You brighten my day. Glad you are visiting Diana’s site.
      Sending you lots of love
      xoxoxo

    1. Thank you so much sweetheart. That is so nice of you. I really appreciate your gesture.

    1. Thank you so much Punam. You are a sweetheart. Your praise humbles me. It’s late there. I hope you sleep well my dear.
      Sending you love
      xoxoxo

      1. Good night Punam. Sweet dreams and thank you again.
        🤗🌸💕💝🌺

    1. Thank you for your beautiful comment Java. Yes, Diana’s review is fantastic. I am humbled by it.
      Sending you love ❤️

  5. Oh my…Great lines of yours…touched my heart deeply…amazed by the depths & places you reach with the beautiful imagery…and the experiences you’ve gone through & lived…you’re incredibly talented…unique style….the energy you radiate….can’t be expressed in words…..Diana’s words are so true & beautiful – the review…Much love Gabriela 🔥✨❤️

    1. Navin, your praise humbles me beyond words. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I do not know what else to say. Please know that I admire your poetry and I believe you are an incredible writer too. Diana’s review came as a blessing. It’s beautiful.
      Navin, your support means the world to me.
      May your rest of the week be fabulous.
      Love to you too.
      Gabriela.

      1. Your welcome G…Thanks for your kind words (my heart is going OMG)…I wish the same & even more to you…🙏☘️❤️

  6. It is my turn to sit with you and ask a question – this time it’s ‘why’. I don’t know sweetheart, but this poem just about broke my heart with this question. There is a sense of a memory that is too painful to cross paths with, that to encounter would be to tempt fate, to tempt falling apart in the immensity of it, even the sky will die in convulsions of it.
“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.”

    Honey, the loss and sadness this creates is immense. My own heart convulsed in it, I can barely breathe. Your power as a writer knows no bounds. The depths of your soul don’t either. I see such grief and loss in this poem. This poem is magnificent.

    I love the review – like melted chocolate, so perfectly said. I send you more and more chocolates so you never run out. 💝💝💝💝. I send you all my love, too.
    Xoxoxo

    1. My fabulous Rachel,

      Your words are poetry. They are magnificent. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are a stellar writer and you have a wonderful soul.

      “Your power as a writer knows no bounds. The depths of your soul don’t either. I see such grief and loss in this poem. This poem is magnificent.” Sweetheart what can I say? You took my breath away. You are so generous and so supportive. I say that with all my heart. And my heart is filled gratitude at this late hour.

      Rachel I hope you are doing well. I hope this autumn brings you plenty of love and happiness. May you receive the gift of happiness because you surely bring happiness in other people’s life.
      Rachel, your feelings are silk. There is no negativity in you. You are all light. May you always receive light sweetheart.

      Love and hugs to you.
      G.

      1. G, I thank you so much for seeing me like this. I don’t feel I deserve it but your light shines and brightens me. And this is your poem and we’re meant to be discussing that – which I’m still in complete awe of.

        On another note, I went to amazon to write a review for your book but apparently I have not made enough purchases through them to qualify! We don’t tend to use amazon much here..

        Have a beautiful day dear friend, I am just going to bed xoxox

      2. My Dearest Rachel,
        I hope you had a good sleep. That is important. Please tell me you did.

        “I went to amazon to write a review for your book but apparently I have not made enough purchases through them to qualify! ” Sweetheart your gesture humbles me beyond words. I hope you know that. Amazon became very “picky” when it comes to reviews. Newer customer cannot write reviews. No family members and very close friends are allowed to review the book. Now, let’s just pose here for a moment. How does Amazon know who are your family members and your very close friends? That is really scary.

        Rachel, Thank you for everything you have done for me. I hope you are enjoying your week sweetheart.
        Sending you plenty of love.
        xoxoxo
        G.

      3. I had a good sleep sweetheart. Sorry I’m late to reply to this, I’ve been limiting my screen time because I’ve had a bout of vertigo in and off these last few days. Feeling better today though.

        Re amazon – HOW DO THEY KNOW?? I wish it was because they detect the love….

        How is your week going sweetheart? I’ve missed you.

        Lots of love. I mean, lots of it
        ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
        (See).

      4. Hi sweetheart,
        “because I’ve had a bout of vertigo in and off these last few days” Are you OK? Don’t you think you need to see a doctor? Rachel, please, take care of yourself. When you have time let me know how you feel. I am worried about you.
        ” I’ve been limiting my screen time” I am glad to hear. I will be doing the same soon.
        You don’t to apologize Rachel. You reply when you feel like. I am here.
        ” I wish it was because they detect the love….” How sweet. I wish that to. Unfortunately we know that’s not the case.

        My week? Two days ago my car refused to start. It was just the battery but still I had to call AAA. I have to finish grading. Classes are over. However, I still have to hold two workshops via Zoom. I am ready to submit two academic articles. I cut corners so I will probably get “revise and resubmit” since both articles will be peer-reviewed.I hope I don’t have to do major surgery on both of them because that will take my entire summer. In the beginning of June I am going to go in vacation for 10-12 days. . I am tired but ok Rachel. I am more worried about you.
        When you have time please let me know how you feel. No pressure.
        Sending you plenty of love and good wishes sweetheart.
        xxoxoxo

      5. Oh G!! I have had car trouble too! Completely unexpectedly, I thought my car was truly the least of my worries and in good condition. Turns out… no. It’s getting fixed at the moment.

        It sounds like you have been so busy honey. I’m always in awe of all that you manage to do. I hope your articles fly through the submission process, although I know how finicky they can be. I want you to have your summer sans article surgery! 10-12 days holiday – near or far dear G? How wonderful, and just what you need.

        I am ok G. The vertigo is positional, and although unpleasant isn’t anything to worry about it. I’m feeling much better now.

        I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Wishing you everything but most of all a little more sleep and rest xoxoxo

      6. “The vertigo is positional, and although unpleasant isn’t anything to worry about it.” I’ll take your word for that.
        “10-12 days holiday – near or far dear G?” Rachel, I did not make my mind yet. I can find plane tickets any time if I want to fly far. However, I don’t want to spend to much time in the plane. So I’ll play it by ear. I am not there yet.

        Did the cotton candy grapes got there?
        xoxoxoxo

      7. Got the cotton candy grapes. They are decadent and sweet. Our cars…. perhaps they are protesting the rejection of lock down? They’ll come round, I know it. A holiday will be amazing, no matter where you go. I’m just so happy you will be able to take one. One day hopefully it will be Tahiti. I’ll meet you there.

        Xoxoxox

      8. Ay, I am glad you got them. “They are decadent and sweet” Yes, they are.
        “Our cars…. perhaps they are protesting the rejection of lock down?” I don’t know Rachel. I hope yours gets fixed sooner than mine.
        “One day hopefully it will be Tahiti. I’ll meet you there.” That will be marvelous.
        xoxoxoxoxo

    1. Thank you for your comment. Absolutely 🙂 I have plenty of corn. Should I send you some?

  7. Whatever you write, it turns more beautiful by the purity of words. It’s of no wonder that you have many fans here on WordPress dear Gabriela.🤩🥰👍💖

    1. My dearest Tushara, I am humbled and grateful for your kind words. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You brighten my day sweetheart.
      Sending you love and hugs
      🌺🤗💕💐🌸

      1. Thank you very much. I really appreciate your gesture.
        Gabriela 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Jude. I an glad you liked the poem. I hope you are well my dear friend.

      1. My dear Aruna, thank you for your comment. I am afraid I do not understand your comment. I

      2. Oh dear G!! I was in most tension because of drew.he has to ask me”why”so i have replied you.perhaps i have not any complain with you.today is his heart surgery.please pray for him.for me ,you are most kind and lovely author.plz don’t mind on my above comment.

      3. My dearest Aruna. Rest assured I am paying for both of you. Everything is going to be ok sweetheart.

  8. Dear Gabriela, this poem is beautiful beyond any words that I have to due it or you justice. Just know that I feel extremely fortunate to read this and absorb it. Sending you so much gratitude and love! ❤️

    1. Rene, I am humbled and honored by your comment. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You left me speechless. I do not know what else to say. My gratitude and love for you and your work is immense. They will always be. Thank you again sweetheart.
      Have a fabulous day.
      xoxoxoxo

      1. Your writing really does leave me speechless so many times with the beauty of it . Just know I think you are fabulously gifted and you deserve every good thing that comes your way. xoxoxo

      2. Thank you so much Rene. So are you and so do you. Your words are magic. Your words are beauty.
        May you stay blessed and inspire us forever.
        Love and hugs
        G.

    1. Oh, no need to apologize. You read when you can sweetheart. I am grateful for your beautiful thoughts.

    1. Thank you so much for your beautiful words. I am humbled and honored.
      Gabriela
      xoxo

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