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.
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175 thoughts on “My poem “the world of our making” up at Spillwords, and translated in Romanian by Virginia Mateias”
That’s wonderful news!!! Congratulations 🎉
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
This might sound stupid but I always wanted to know what does xoxo mean🙈🙈🙈🙈?
love to you…
Thanks for telling though
My pleasure 🙂
Thank you so much 🙂
You’re Welcome 🙂
Thank you sweetheart. I just read your beautiful poem. It’s a WOW.
Sending you love and hugs.
Thanks a lot!!
Love and hugs back❤❤
Wow congrats Gabriella👏👏👏
Thank you from the bottom of my heart my dear. I am so grateful for your support.
Congratulations, I’m so happy, absolutely wonderful!!! 👏👏👏🎉🥰♥️💕
I send you a very big hug full of affection!!! 🤗♥️
With love, Ylenia Ely xoxoxo 😘💖💗
Ylenia Ely, my most sincere thanks. You are a sweetheart. You are talented and supportive. I am blessed to have you reading my writings. Sending you plenty of love and hugs.
Should I call you Ylenia or Ylenia Ely?
Thank you so much from my heart!!! ♥️
Both names are fine! 😄🥰💕
My pleasure. Thank you for letting me know.
This is one of my favorites beautiful Button. I remember the first time I read this poem it touched my heart so deeply. “I see the little girl who lives inside the world of withered roses and plasticine the world of our making cries” “on her cheeks two tears pantomime a waltz” how could you forget a line like that. So lovely to have your poetry translated by a poet in another language. What a blessing. Well it certainly got a five star vote from this reader. Congratulations on another brilliant piece. Love 💕 you Button. 😘honeybun
Oh, my beautiful honeybun. Thank you so much for you kind words. They made my day golden. And thank you for the five stars too. You are a gem.
“So lovely to have your poetry translated by a poet in another language. What a blessing.” It is a blessing honeybun. Moments like this mean the world to me. I am filled with gratitude.
Love you and enjoy your Friday.
I will my dearest friend. You enjoy your weekend too and congratulations again. Love you back Beautiful Button. Love and hugs 🤗 honeybun 🌺🌸❤️😘
Thank you honeybun
You are truly better than the best.
Aw.. thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are too kind.
You are very graciously welcome from the bottom of my heart. You are are great lady to be kind to.
Oh, thank you again 🙂
Oh, you are very graciously welcome again.
Thank you Andrew.
Well deserved! This is a magnificent poem. 💛
Aw… thank you from the bottom of my heart 🌷
Thank you so much Jean-Jacques!
Congratulations, dear Gabriela! This a beautiful verse and I am so happy it has found a home. Sending you lots of love. 🤗❤️🌷
Thank you so much Punam. You are a sweetheart. I hope everything is going well.
Sending you love and hugs. I always pray they get to you.
You are so welcome, dear! Your love and hugs always reach me. 😊❤️👌🏼🌷
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. That’s so sweet of you.
congratulations! Really great poem <3
Oh, thank you so much. I am thrilled you think so. May you have a beautiful weekend.
of course, you too 🙂
Congratulations. It’s fun to have poems and prose translated into other languages.
Thank you so much Timothy. It really is.
A splendid day to everyone!
What a lovely gesture. A lovely gesture for a lovely poem. Well done, Gab.
Thank you so much Bo. Virginia is wonderful. Actually she decided to translate Passions (the entire book). According to my publishing contact one year after the publication of Passions I can publish any other types of editions: translation, by-lingual.. etc. So I am really grateful to Virginia. I can’t wait to see her book on Amazon. She is a splendid poet.
Sending love to everyone.
And Bo, thank you for your support. It means a lot to me.
That’s amazing. Love back.
I have run out of words to express my adoration of your work. You are just simply amazing! Much love, G! ❤🌹
And I have run out of words to express my adoration for your work and my thanks for your friendship.
I think this is one of your most lovely poems Gabriela, congratulations on it’s publication and I am not surprised that it was translated becaues it’s beauty needs to be shared. It is a masterpiece of poetry dear G. Sending love and hugs. xoxo
Aw.. Rene, you are so kind. I hope you know that every word you write brings happiness in my life. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, sweetheart.
Sending you love and beautiful dreams.
I am often speechless, without words to express how gifted I feel you are, I hope you will take from what I can put into words that your writing is magical and so deeply evocative. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing it with us.
Sending you love and beautiful dreams.
Sweetheart, what a beautiful comment. “your writing is magical and so deeply evocative.” So is yours writing Rene. So is your writing. Thank you for supporting me and for spreading love. You are a gem.
Rene, I don’t tweet to often – I don’t have time- but is it my imagination or the expression “spreading love” – which melts my heart- is more used on Twitter?
Oh, indeed dear Gabriela. I look forward to finding you there. xoxo
Thank you sweetheart.
Class in any language, Gabriela – my congratulations to you.
My most sincere thanks to the wonderful English gentleman that you are.
Enjoy your weekend.
You are welcome, G – enjoy your weekend too – E.
Thank you 🙂
Thank you so much!
Most welcome 😊
This is great. Congratulations
Thank you my dear. You are always so kind to me.
You’re always welcome
Your site, the words and pictures, is beautiful! 💛
Thank you so much dear. You made my day more beautiful.
The words are touching.’Withered Roses’ so beautiful.
Congratulations. You are an awesome poet. Adore your poetry style always. All the best.
Oh, you are showering me with compliments today. You are adorable. Thank you so mch.
My pleasure always kindly 🙂
My Dearest Kritika, you are wonderful. Thank you so much.
So very wonderful! Wishing you great success G!
Nico, thank you so much for your kind wishes. You are a great friend. Wishing you, your wife, and the entire family a blessed weekend. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your wife.
Thank you G! I’m not sure if I told you but the latest round of treatments were not sufficient. There will be more…..a bunch of chemo. We are trying though……to stay positive. Blessings to you and thank you so much.
No, you did not tell me Nico. I am praying with all my heart she will be ok. Sending blessings and positivity your way. She is in my every night prayers.
Thank you so much! We are both grateful. I don’t really want to do a post about it. Staying positive. Blessings.
My pleasure Nico. Believe me I understand you very well. Stay positive. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
That’s great news! Very beautiful poem! 👏🏼😉💐
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Beautiful expression of passions,dear G!!
Thank you Aruna.
And most congratulations.
Thank you dear 🙂
This poetry speaks a lot. Snd congratulations 🎉🎊
Thank you so much Shreya. I really appreciate your kindness.
The imagery is so powerful 😍
Thank you. I am thrilled you thing so 🌸🌹🌿
Thank you so much. That is really kind of you.
Wising you a beautiful weekend.
What a thoroughly lovely accomplishment! Language often brings so much to a poem.
Thank you my dear. It does, doesn’t it?
Truly, impeccable verse! Love it!
Thank you so much Billy. I am so glad you think so. Have a wonderful rest of the day 🙂
What a great news. Many congratulations dear G….This poem of yours is amazing….”I see the little girl
her dress, pale pink
her eyes, mad blue
on her cheeks two tears pantomime a waltz”….❤️💜
Thank you for your comment Navin. It fills my heart with joy.
Wishing you a splendid weekend. Much love.
My pleasure. Have a great weekend dear G. Much love
Thank you Navin.
Tears on my cheeks, Gabriela. Oh the pain we all have endured and your words deeply ever so deeply, touched my wounds with a prick and gasp. I’m not sure I can even put into words how emotional your poem got me. Oh how I grieve for the world that was. Oh how I yearn to be human again. Powerful reflection …. powerful movement …. powerful soul! Wow!
My Dearest Amy,
I do hurt as you do and as millions of us do. We all have endured plenty of pain. I wish I could make your pain go away sweetheart. Unfortunately I don’t have those powers. But you have the power to do it. It’s the power of your beautiful soul. I am sure you will heal and the magic you exult will heal others. I pray that we all will be human again soon.
In fact I know we will. I think your soul knows that too.
May you have a beautiful weekend. May the beauty and the magic of the summer flowers be with you.
Love and hugs sweetheart.
I believe that globally we together will heal our pains, Gabriela. We’ve had enough of isolation and being prevented to be with those we want to be with. People I believe will be reaching out to others a lot more. Many, NOT all.
It turned muggy and rainy here so I am focusing on those things I can do inside my home. I’ve yet to go for my walk which I also plan on doing. I love walking in the rain. Much love to you!! xoxoxo
In the tower of the old church
the bell rings softly
It’s Saturday night, the moon is ending
and I see the little girl again.
Congratulations. Such a lovely read.
a window thinks it is alive and tries to dance
Thank you so much my dear. I am thrilled you liked it.
I just read your beautiful poem and left a comment on. It’s a WOW.
Thanks a lot. Take care
You too 🙂
wow, what a lovely honor. congratulations
Thank you so much for the congrats and for your beautiful comment. I do feel humbled and honored by Virgina’s gesture.
Have a lovely weekend
I took time to read it. It is wonderful
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You made my evening beautiful.
Isn’t it great to see your words in another language? I am very happy for you!
Helllo B. It’s great I know. In my poetry book there are poems translated in Italian by Flavio Almerighi. I am plenty excited about that. This one adds to my excitement too.
Sending you love, hugs, and best wishes for the weekend 💕
Your book is in my wish list. I hope I ll be able to get it soon.
Have a great weekend. Much love!
Thank you so much sweetheart. You are very kind. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and much love to you too.
My mind is blown by the poem, it’s exquisite. I’d also like to translate it if I could 💜💜🌼. This is brilliant and congrats on inspiring a translation Gabriella
Hello my dear friend. Thank you for the praise. It melts my heart. I am thrilled and honored you want to translate it. That will be fantastic. I will make a post like this one and you can put it on your site too. Yay. I am excited. Let me know how you want to proceed and thank you again.
Those big words are the problem. But if I can I will
What big words?
For “Pantomine” she used the verb ” to imitate” in the Romanian translation. Plasticine must be in every language – it’s a modelling clay that mostly children play with. You could use clay or whatever you want to suggest something that children play inside with.
Okay, I’ll need about a week💛🌼
Oh, you are so sweet 🙏🌸🌷😊🌹
Congratulations Beautiful Gabriela, for both!!! This poem slays me. Absolutely shattered my heart and leaves an ache. So well done. Crystal clear everything. ❤️❤️❤️
My Dearest Katy, you are so sweet. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the congrats and for your beautiful words.
Sending you plenty of love and good wishes for the weekend.
My complete pleasure, Gabriela! Thank You! Sending You pleanty of Love and Good wishes for the weekend as well…I hope things are easing up where You are!!! Huge hugs Your way! 🤗💕😊
congratulations, the poem was wonderful
Thank you so much for your beautiful comment 💝
G’day Gabriela, congratulations, well done, and well deserved 💙🌏
Thank you so much Ivor. That is so kind of you to say. I am humbled by your words. I hope everything is well with you. How are things going?
Congratulations – you are brilliant –
Thank you so much. You are too kind. I hope everything is well.
My pleasure. Yes, all is fine. How the same with you
I am fine, thank you.
Oh God! It’s really a good news. Congratulations dear. Happy to have such a great writer as my friend. Go ahead Gabriela. World will one day talk about your write-ups🤩🥰
Aw… Thank you so much my dear. I am happy to have you as a friend. Sending you love and hugs.
Much love dear. And extremely proud of you ❤️💕😘
Thank you do much. Plenty of love right back at you.
Hey Gabriela, being an aspiring poet and author, I really wanted to know how to get a target audience and make my blogs reach out to more people. Would really love and be thankful if you would like to take a few minutes out to guide me. Also, did you took up blogging after becoming successful author and getting published or the other way..? Would be thankful for your advice and if you share your experience…!
Sweetheart, I had three published novels (not in English) when I took up blogging. However, when I started I did not say that I was a published author or anything like that. I started blogging under a pen name. I decided to take up blogging after a very traumatic event that happened in my life. I did not tell anyone I was blogging. I started from the scratch: no friends, no followers. Nobody knew me. I was alone. I was not a success. Most bloggers I tried to connect with ignored me. I was not lecturing others on how to do things. I was not showing off my knowledge. I was simply writing poetry. It never crossed my mind that one day I will become a published poet. Slowly, very slowly, compared to other bloggers, I started getting followers. I was grateful to each and one of them. I still am. One day one publisher came to my blog and asked for some poems to publish. Another day another publisher came via my blog too and ask for the same thing. This is how my poetry journey started. Even today I rarely submit. Usually publishers pick up posts from my blog and publish them. I ended up by publishing a poetry book with a publisher that I admire tremendously. The WP community started to gave me a lot of love. I guess it’s about love, honesty, talent, and hard work.
There will be detractors too. There will be difficult moments. You have to keep going. Be nice. Be honest. Be yourself. Work hard. You will be successful. There are a lot of great people on WP who will support you.
Sorry, for any typos or grammar mistakes i may have made. I am chatting with WP. Something is wrong with my blog and we are trying to fix it. I hope this helps. Much love to you
Thank you so much dear! I am really inspired by your story! You indeed deserve to be where you are today! Your struggles are worth it. I am really greatful for your advice. Looking forward to read more of your content and do guide me regarding my blogs in future! Much thanks!❤️
Anytime sweetheart. Have a beautiful day ahead.
Congratulations for the publication and for such beauty!
Oh, thank you so much Irina. I am thrilled you liked it 🌸
So cool… but you are truly inspiring, girl & your poetry deserves it!! ☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️
Aw… Victoria, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Sending you huge hugs.
XOXO also means kiss hug kiss hug: generic letter ending
Great work Short-Prose!
Thank you very much.
Thank you so much!
Congratulations my friend! It’s such a fantastic thing to know that your delicious poetry will be read in other languages too.
As for the poem, it has that charm that cannot be forgotten.
Withered roses and plasticine….that’s a stark pair of metaphors, but they hit hard. You just have so many gems in these older posts my friend and I am happy to be unraveling them…
Thank you so much Shanyu. You are so kind to take time to read my work. I am very grateful to you. I don’t know what else to say. You always touch my heart so thank you again.
Have a beautiful Sunday my friend.
My absolute pleasure friend. I will always be an admirer of your work. Have a beautiful Sunday too.