a night poem and a thank you #poetry

my love
my tears wed the earth
the night is naked, and it’s drunk
it dances around roses
with lips which taste old wine
he who wins the night wins me
the many games of life
birds whose flight has stopped
sedated
the night’s a carousel
which turns inside my heart

and…
my deepest thanks to Cassa – a wonderful poetess – who wrote beautiful words about my book Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings. Here is a snippet from Cassa’s post:

β€œReading your poetry is an inquisitive journey
Its richness and mystery evoke my intrinsic curiosity
Once I open the wondrous door to your art
I am completely absorbed in the marvel of your words”

Please read Cassa’s entire post here and visit her site here.

@short-prose-fiction (Gabriela Marie Milton)

image: Liliya Kulianionak; Shutterstock; [link]

144 thoughts on “a night poem and a thank you #poetry

  1. Absolutely sublime and intense poem, I’m totally fascinated! πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    I love so much it!!! πŸ₯°β™₯️β™₯οΈπŸ’–
    Thank you infinitely for sharing your wonderful poems!!! πŸ₯°
    I send you a very big hug full of affection! πŸ€—πŸ˜˜β™₯️
    xoxoxo πŸ’–πŸ€—β™₯οΈπŸ’•

    1. Thank you so much my dearest Ely. You are as sublime and as beautiful as a rose. You are so good to me. Sending you love, hugs, and good wishes. Enjoy the rest of your weekend sweetheart.
      xoxoxo

  2. This poem is very beautiful. I love these lines :-
    the many games of life
    birds whose flight has stopped
    sedated
    the night’s a carousel
    which turns inside my heart
    Thank you. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much my dearest Rene. You are a jewel. May you day be bright and filled with love. Stay safe.
      xoxo

  3. Truly beautiful Button. I am in love with every line. Mesmerizing!

    β€œthe night is naked, and it’s drunk
it dances around roses
with lips which taste old wine”

    So lovely. Begs to be read over and over. Beautiful review as well.

    Hope you are well my dear friend. Sending hugs and love your way. β€οΈπŸ’•πŸ€— (J) Honeybun.

    1. Hello honeybun,
      Thank you for you gorgeous words. Their love shines on me. Your support means so much to me, Joni. May your Sunday be blessed and beautiful.
      love you
      xoxoxo

    2. Hello Honeybun and Happy Monday.
      Thank you for your beautiful words and for your love. They make me happy. It’s cloudy here but once I find a sunshine ray I will send it to you as soon as I can. That and my love.
      Have a beautiful week and enchant us with your poems.
      xoxoxo
      G

      1. So nice to hear from you beautiful Button. How about I send you some of our very bright NC sunshine to take your clouds away. You too have a blessed and beautiful week my dear friend. Love, prayers and hugs coming your way. Honeybun

      2. Thank you so much for the love, the prayers and the hugs. I’ll take a sunshine too. So grateful for your friendship Joni. sending back lots of blessings.
        xoxoxo

      3. Thank you dearest Button. I am so thankful for you as well. Yours affectionately, honeybun πŸŒΊπŸŒΈπŸ€—β€οΈπŸ’•

    1. Thank you so much Diana. Your words make me happy. I hope everything is well. Sending you plenty of good wishes.
      xoxoxo

  4. Stunning poem. What else can I say? Sensual and luring, and so really sublime. You are a great, wonderful poetess❀❀

    Love, hugs, blessings and flowers your wayπŸ’•πŸŒΉπŸ’πŸ’

    1. Thank you so much Ishita. You are a talented and wonderful friend. I am grateful to have you in my life. Have a fabulous week sweetheart πŸŒΉπŸ€—πŸ’•πŸŒΈβ€οΈ

      1. You are most welcome dear Gabriela❀❀ I am so grateful to have YOU in my life.
        Have a wonderful week too sweetheartπŸ’•πŸŒΉ

    1. Aw… thank you so much. You took my breath away. I am humbled by your praise.
      Gabriela
      πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ€—πŸ’•

      1. It’s better on weekends when hub doesn’t work. Gets tough during the work week, as the poor thing is sharing my solitary confinement. They can’t go out earlier that 8pm and by then there aren’t kids around.

      2. I suspected it was going to be difficult. Again try to hang in there. You have to heal. If you put pressure on that ankle before you should you are looking at a long recovery. You don’t want that. I am so sorry Bo. Wishing you the best. Love to everyone.
        xoxo

      3. Bo, you do what your doctor says. Mine told me not to walk for a week or two and I did not listened.
        I am really sorry you feel so bad. I think it comes down to how you feel. If today was bad just rest. Please keep me posted.
        xoxoxo

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words. I enjoy your work too. The answer to your question is no πŸ™‚

    1. Since my book was published by Vita Brevis Press I talked to Brian about a possible book signing in Florida but under the present circumstances that is out of the question. Enjoy Florida. The area where you are is gorgeous. Meantime stay safe.
      Gabriela

      1. Yes, it is pretty here and very diverse with wildlife also as I wrote about this in my blog. This is new, the Press. That is wonderful.

    1. Thank you so much Christine. I hope everything is well with you. Sending you love and hugs.
      xoxo

      1. So glad to hear sweetheart πŸŒΉπŸ€—πŸŒΈπŸ’•β€οΈ

  5. Most beautiful wordings.fantastic.really admirable.beautiful comment by cassa,dear G!! Your poems are amazing surprise for me🌹🌹🌹

  6. G, I am entranced.
    β€œhe who wins the night wins me”

    This drunken spinning night, it sounds magical. If you are the prize, this night, he will befriend it and become it, and make it his.

    What a beautiful poem dearest G. Completely and utterly stunning. You’ve made my Monday.
    Xoxoxoxo

    1. My Dearest R.
      You are a gem and a joy in my life. Thank you for your beautiful words. That will stay with me the entire week.
      I am sending plenty of love and flowers.
      xoxoxo

      1. What about one of us being the gem and the other the joy. This way we can be Gem and Joy πŸŒΉπŸ€—πŸ’•πŸŒΈβ€οΈ

      2. It’s so difficult, because truthfully you are both to me – treasured, rare, unique, a sparkling light in a dark field. But also, you bring me such joy. I feel you are both. I can’t make you one or the other. But seen as you’ve just given me joy, I’d like to give you some back. So, on that basis, if I have to choose, I make me joy and you gem πŸ’Žβ™₯️

      3. Thank you so much my fabulous Rachel (Joy) .
        Sending you plenty of love and sunshine
        Gem πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
        Take care sweetheart.

    1. Thank you so much B. I am so glad you liked that line and the review. Sending you plenty of love.
      xoxo

  7. Your poetry flows so smoothly and is so nuanced Gabriella. I’m sorry I haven’t read as much as I’d like to. I went offline and thought of quitting writing because of some nefarious individual on the Internet. I hope you are well.

    1. Hi Nitin, thank you so much for your kind words. I am very sorry to hear that. I saw the email. Nitin, you are a great writer. You can’t give up because some crazy is after you. Ignore him. As for the site (LM) perhaps it should be made private until you guys decide what we should do further. Just a suggestion.
      Take care of yourself and do not give up.
      G.

  8. To Cassa’s review I say, “YES!!!” and “Here Here!!!” And to Your poem…dear Lord. It’s beyond beautiful!!! Thank You, Gabriela! ❀️❀️❀️

    1. Kathy, you are sweetheart!!!! Thank you very much!!!
      Love and hugs to you.
      Have a beautiful evening.

  9. Damn….what a start and what an end….amazing lines all the way….how do you do that?….every single time….you bring something new & table….yeah, your beautiful lines ✨😘
    “my love
my tears wed the earth
the night is naked, and it’s drunk”

    1. My Dearest Navin, I am so thrilled you liked those lines. If I do something right you know I have no idea how I do it… that state of the mind and soul… it comes.. it goes..
      I hope everything is well with you.
      much love to you.
      G.

      1. Thank you again Navin. Your beautiful poetry is filled with passion too. I am in love with your writings. I just visited your site. It looks great πŸŒΉπŸ€—πŸ’•πŸŒΈβ€οΈ

      2. Thank you dear G…that’s one of the reasons I haven’t posted anything since last 3 weeks…have been focusing on the site ❀️✨

      3. It looks good. I like it. Now, on to new poems! I can’t wait.
        xoxo

      4. And I am right. Those two are not exclusive πŸ˜‰ Did you catch the love I sent you because I am getting ready to send you more?
        xoxo

    1. Thank you so much my dearest Kritika. You are a sweetheart. Sending you lots of love and hugs.

    1. Aw.. thank you so much. That’s so humbling. My day is filled with sunshine now.
      xoxo

      1. You are always welcome. Thank you once again for the wonderful poetry. You are an inspiration to starters like me. I hope you are doing well and that things have started falling in line for you. As for the rest, please take care and have a fantastic week.
        Admiringly,
        Shanyu!
        πŸ’›

      2. Oh, Shanyu, you melt my heart. You are so kind. Thank you again. I am humbled by your words and happy to have you as a follower. I am also happy to follow you and enjoy your talent.
        You have a great week too.
        Sincerely
        Gabriela

      3. It is my absolute pleasure to be able to value your work. Good things are meant to be appreciated, and not that you aren’t, but I really look forward to reading your work. I might not be as active in reading the posts the moment they come out, but oh, I love following you. And yes, I really am so so fortunate to have you drop by on Sui generis. Looking forward to coming in contact with even in the future. God! Thank you dear. You’ve got me going. LoveπŸ’›
        Always,
        Shanyu.

      4. My pleasure. Your words leave me breathless.
        Take care Shanyu.
        xoxo
        Gabriela

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