My Poem “The World of Our Making” translated in Luganda by Jude Itakali #poetry

My Dear Readers,

I am deeply grateful to Jude for translating my poem The World of Our Making in Luganda, the most common local language in Uganda. Jude is a fabulous poet [you can visit his site here], and his gesture brought tears to my eyes.

Jude is a year into blogging and currently he is working on his first poetry book. Writing and reading on his blog takes him places he cannot be and gives him a freedom that has evaded him for so long.

The World of Our Making was previously published by Spillwords [link] and translated in Romanian by Virginia Mateias [link].

My book, Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings, can be ordered here. Sending love to everyone.

@short-prose-fiction (Gabriela Marie Milton)

126 thoughts on “My Poem “The World of Our Making” translated in Luganda by Jude Itakali #poetry

  1. My heartfelt congratulations!!! πŸ‘πŸ’–πŸ₯°
    Absolutely fascinating and magnificent poem!!! πŸ₯°πŸ˜
    Thank you so much for sharing! ❀️
    I send you a very big hug full of affection! πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ˜˜ with love Ylenia Ely xoxoxo πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

    1. Thank you so much sweetheart for the congrats and for your kind words. I am so grateful to Jude for translating this poem. Sending flowers and love to my wonderful Ylenia Ely.
      xoxo

    1. I am honored by his gesture. I really am.
      Thank you for your comment. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
      xoxo
      Gabriela

    1. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. That is so kind of you to say. I hope you are well.

      1. Thank you for the compliment. I am glad you are well. Take good care.

  2. Dearest beautiful Button as you know this is one of my favorite poems. To me it speaks through a child to express the way which we have hurt our environment. The entire poem every line is perfect so difficult to set one or two lines aside. The ending is magnificent. I have probably read this ten times and I never tire of any line. What a wonderful ending β€œa kiss and a forgotten dream both gloved.” What a lovely kindness translating your words so more can enjoy this gorgeous piece. Have a blessed Sabbath my dearest. Love and hugs J (honeybun) Thanks for The introduction of your friend.

    1. Good afternoon honeybun. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kind comment. “you know this is one of my favorite poems.” I do sweetheart. I am very glad it speaks to you.
      “I have probably read this ten times and I never tire of any line.” I am beyond grateful to you for these words, Joni.
      Sending you love, hugs, and blessings. Enjoy the rest of your day.
      Last minute packing πŸ™‚

      1. I have had you on my mind much of the day for many reasons my dear friend. Thank you again for hosting me you were so gracious to do so. I am also going to be on Vita Brevis tomorrow. You have supported me so much and been such a wonderful friend. I am sending you many hugs, and lots of love beautiful Button. Please have a safe and amazing holiday. Also know how your giving and loving heart has done for and meant to me. Love you, yours honeybun

      2. My pleasure sweetheart. You supported me too. Congrats for the upcoming publication! I am ecstatic about honeybun! You deserve it.
        I am going to try to make my holiday safe and amazing.
        Love, hugs, and congrats again.
        G (button)

  3. Very cool. Congratulations, Gabriela. A poem worthy of translation to bring joy to readers in Uganda.

    1. Thank you so much Timothy. I am happy Jude did this. It just makes me happy.
      Have a beautiful Sunday πŸ€—

      1. It’s wonderful when someone finds your writing worthy of translating.

  4. Congratulations dear GabrielaπŸ’β€
    I must say, this poem is a gem. All the words are magical, and so mystic. It has tremendous feelings. No matter how many times I read it, I can’t get enough.
    Love and hugs to you my dear Gabriela❀😘

    1. Thank you so much my dearest Ishita. You are wonderful. Your comments bring so much joy in my life. Plenty of love and hugs to you too.
      xoxoxo

    1. Thank you so much for your beautiful words B. I am grateful for your support.
      Love and Hugs
      Gabriela

      1. Aw… I enjoy your work and your company too. Perhaps one day we can hang out together at a terrace and just talk. That will be great.
        xoxo

    1. Thank you so much sweetheart Love and hugs to you πŸŒΈπŸ’•πŸ’πŸ™πŸŒΈπŸ’

    1. My pleasure Jude. Thank you so much for the translation. It brought a lot of joy in my life 🌸

    1. I am humbled by your beautiful words. Thank you so much πŸŒΊπŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ’πŸ’

  5. I remember this poem, Gabriela. So way beyond beautiful. It goes in so very deep. Sigh. That’s one that stays and stays with me. It’s beautiful seeing Jude’s translation beside it. A great reminder that we are all so very interconnected in our hearts and souls. I’m off to visit his site. Congratulations!!! Sending huge hugs Your way! ❀️❀️❀️

    1. Katy, I can’t tell if I replied to your comment or not. I don’t know what’s up with my WP comments and notifications. They don’t seem to work well these days.
      Anyway, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your wonderful words. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Indeed “we are all so very interconnected in our hearts and souls.” I hope you enjoy Jude’s work. He is very talented.
      Sending you huger hugs and plenty of love
      xoxoxoxo
      G.

      1. Hey! You did! I totally know what You mean…the whole notifications on my end is and always has been a bit wackadoodle. 🀣
        You are SOOOO very welcome, always! I did enjoy Jude’s site and followed him. Thank You! Sending You huge hugs and plenty of Love as well!!! I hope You have a wonderful Friday and a relaxing weekend that gifts much Joy!!! πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ˜Š

      2. Thank you Sooo much. I am so glad you enjoyed Jude’s site. Have a beautiful weekend β€οΈπŸŒΈπŸ’•πŸ€—πŸŒΉ

    1. Thank you so much Katy. You are a gem. I am sorry for my late reply. Taking a little break.
      Love and hugs to you.
      xoxoxo

      1. My pleasure, Sweet Gabriela! And NO WORRIES!!! EVER! Your capacity to write all You do, take so much time to communicate so kindly with everyone, visit other sites in such a loving and supportive manner….all while maintaining Your life has always absolutely blown me away! I don’t know how You do it! You’re amazing! Please know You will never hurt my feelings if You get busy or take a break! Your are truly an Angel. I hope Your break was peaceful and healing and that all is well. Sending Love and hugs right back to You!!! πŸ’•πŸ€—πŸŒ€

      2. Thank you so much Katy. You are so sweet and you are such an inspiration for everyone. How do I do it? Sometimes I think Oh, Katy, is always enthusiastic. I better do the same. It works.
        “Please know You will never hurt my feelings if You get busy or take a break!” Thank you so much Katy. The true Angel is you.
        I got your love and hugs. Sending you more!
        xoxoxo

      3. So are you Katy. Enjoy your Saturday β€οΈπŸ’•πŸ€—πŸŒΊ

      4. Thank You! 😊 I did! Think I fell into a time warp there. I hope You have a wonderful week!!! β€οΈπŸ˜ŠπŸ’•πŸŒ€πŸ€—!

  6. What a lovely thing for Jude to do! Your poem is beautiful in whatever language it is written πŸ₯°. I follow Jude and agree his poetry is wonderful ☺️

    1. Thank you so much for your wonderful comment Christine. Yes, Jude is very talented.
      flowers, hugs, and love to you.
      xoxoxo

    1. Hi Rob, thank you for your wonderful words. It’s an honor indeed. I hope you are well. My best wishes Rob. Until I return to blogging 🌸

  7. It is indeed a most touching and beautiful poem, as is the supporting painting at its heading, equally touching.Thus so one being a poetic gesture of imagery to the other as one of words, both complementing each other’s expression!

    1. Dear Jean-Jacques, thank you from my heart for such a beautiful comment. You touched my heart.
      Best wishes
      Gabriela

    1. Aw… my dearest Ishita. You are humbling me beyond words. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your words and for the nomination. I am in a break now but I will get in touch with you as soon as I get back to blogging. Thank you again sweetheart β€οΈπŸŒΉπŸŒΈπŸ’•πŸ’πŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸ’πŸ’πŸŒΊ

    1. Thank you so much Diana. I feel honored and wrapped in the love of so many people in our blogging community. I am so grateful for everything that was and is given to me. Trying to do may part as much as I can.
      Sending you plenty of love.
      xoxoxo

  8. I simply love this poem of yours dear G….I remembered reading it earlier in English lang only….now it’s been published in luganda….that’s simply great….what an achievement….I’m simply in love with your poetry Gabriela ❀️

    1. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Navin. You know I am in love with your poetry.
      Sending you plenty of love.
      G.

  9. G, I am so sorry I missed this. This is one of my favourite poems of yours…
    β€œa kiss and a forgotten dream both gloved”

    I think I cry I little as well as fall in love with it every time I read it, and to see it’s been translated – that is a beautiful gesture.

    I hope you are doing well my dearest G. I am missing you, but also so happy that you will be on your vacation. I think you mentioned tennis courts and pools and my imagination has further furnished this to include a grand estate, rolling green lawn, birdsong, and you with a book or a pen, inspired, filtering out the sun with oversized and gorgeous sunglasses. Perhaps some iced tea in hand. Anything I can bring for you? Love you, Rachel xoxoxoxo

    1. My beautiful and fabulous Rachel,
      You do not need to apologize.
      “I think I cry I little as well as fall in love with it every time I read it, and to see it’s been translated – that is a beautiful gesture.” Oh, thank you so much Rachel. Jude is wonderful.
      “I hope you are doing well my dearest G. I am missing you, but also so happy that you will be on your vacation. ” Thank you so much Rachel. I am in vacation. I got here on the 8th. It’s really wonderful. The mornings and the evenings are superb. These are the times for outdoor activities. It’s hot during the day time. Everything is wonderful. I check my blog from time to time. I am behind but I will catch up when I return home.
      You brought for me your beautiful words. That helps a lot because I miss you too Rachel.
      Sending you love and I hope you are well sweetheart.
      xoxoxo

      1. I want you to be well Rachel. One day we will walk together on that beautiful shore πŸ€—πŸ’•β€οΈπŸŒΈπŸ’πŸŒ·

    1. Thank you so much sweetheart. Indeed Jude is very talented. I love his work.
      Love and hugs to you.

      1. You are so welcome, dearest.
        Do forgive me for not visiting frequently and responding late but my hands are full.at this time. I am well but there is paucity of time. Do bear with me, dear friend. β€οΈπŸ€—πŸŒ·

      2. Oh, thank you again my Punam and please forgive me for not visiting and replying sooner either. I am having my hands full too sweetheart.
        Please take good care of you. That’s very important. We’ll catch up.
        Love and hugs
        G

      3. You are welcome, dear. I do understand. We will surely catch up soon. You too take good care of yourself. Sending love and hugs your way. ❀️😊🌷

  10. Most emotional and teary poem.oh that little girl…you are so much kind to give her your precious love .beautifully translated it by Jude Itakali,dear G!!

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