A poem from my book Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings and a review #poem #poetry collection

The forgetfulness of summer, a poem from my poetry collection Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings [available on Amazon here]

On my left mountains of passion lost in lunar light.
On my right poetry.
An African violet beats her eyelashes.
Spanish moss lingers on the waters of the Bayou.
The smell of fresh cocoa penetrates my nostrils.
Old wounds crawl on my skin; columns of ants searching for honeydew on a tropical tree.
The forgetfulness of summer.
The silence of a blue lagoon.
You.

and another review of my book posted on an online forum on May 17th.

Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings was one of the most beautiful and well written collection of poems I have ever read. Each word was so perfect and beautiful, and the prose were wonderful. With each installment of the prose it added puzzle pieces to a stunning love story with what looks to be a dramatic love triangle between friends….
Please read the entire review here

@short-prose-fiction (Gabriela Marie Milton)

image: Liliya Kulianionak; Shuterstock; [link]

118 thoughts on “A poem from my book Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings and a review #poem #poetry collection

    1. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am so grateful for your kindness and for your support.
      Have a beautiful week ahead.
      Gabriela

  1. Absolutely magnificent poem!!! 😍😍😍
    I love it so much!!! β™₯️πŸ₯°
    I send you a very big hug full of affection and much love!!! 😘β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️🌹🌹🌹

    1. Ely, my talented friend, thank you from the bottom of my heart sweetheart. Sending you love, hugs and plenty of roses.
      Love
      Gabriela

  2. So beautiful and passionate in every word. It is amazing with a dexterous prosody in the evocations of imagery and language you form and create. There is a serene quality to this piece with traces of remembrance as it once was, with evocations from the summer season; a memory.

    Beautiful writing as always. I love this piece and every image you create from the depth of your words. Wow.

    1. Lucy, my dear, I am deeply grateful for your beautiful words. Your comment leaves me breathless. I am in debt to you hon. What else can I say? Thank you again.
      Love and hugs
      Gabriela

  3. Yummy delicious delightful verse loaded with explosive images. My High Priestess of Poetry β€οΈπŸ€—πŸ’•

    1. Aw.. thank you so much sweetheart for your delicious words πŸŒΉπŸ€—πŸ’•πŸŒΈβ€οΈ

    1. My most sincere thanks for your beautiful comment. I am humbled and honored by it. My morning got brighter.
      Have a fabulous week ahead and thank you again.
      Gabriela

  4. Good morning G,

    “Old wounds crawl, columns of ants.” No, it isn’t as beautiful or as serene as the others lines you composed in this piece. But it is a perfect example of your brilliant writing and how your bring images to life.

    Apologies for focusing on that particular line. As a writer, I admire it the way you made those wounds live and breathe.

    Usually, don’t comment on a title, but I really liked this one. Perfect for the piece.
    The last three lines were like a melancholy breath that lingers in the air.

    Beautiful piece. 🌹

    1. Good morning Drew
      I am so sorry for my late reply. I read your comment yesterday but I had to sleep on.
      Drew, thank you so much for your magnificent words. You are a true friend and a true supporter.
      “No, it isn’t as beautiful or as serene as the others lines you composed in this piece.” I did not think of this at all. But now that you are saying it I find it astute. You are right.
      “you made those wounds live and breathe.” I do not know what’s up with me but it appears to be my specialty πŸ™‚
      Thank you for everything Drew. Have a magnificent and restful day.
      Yours
      G.

      1. Haha! You’re right again. Make sure you take good care of yourself.

  5. This was astoundingly beautiful. Like all your poems😘❀ Such vivid imagery, and just so so sublime🌹
    Your words ARE magic, they CAPTURE magic, and the MAKE magic. Just superb sweetheart. Keep writing and spreading love❀❀ You are an amazing, talented writer, and a gem of a personπŸ’–
    Sending love and huge hugs your wayπŸ’
    IshitaπŸ’•β€

    1. My dearest Ishita. You made me blush. Your love and your support mean the world to me. Thank you so much for your magnificent words. Please know that you are an amazing and talented writer too. My gratitude and love for you are endless.
      I got your love and huge hugs. Right back to you sweetheart.
      xoxoxo

    1. Thank you so much Timothy. Thank you for you generous support and thank you for being you. I hope you guys had a great 4th.

    1. Thank you sooooo much Punam. You love and your support are a joy and a blessing.
      Sending you plenty of love.

  6. It’s really very passionate piece. I really loved your blogπŸ’œ. I also write Poetry. Plz do check them and guide me it will be great if u give me your precious time to read my poetryπŸ™. I really need your guidance πŸ™

    1. Aw.. my dearest friend. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am so glad you liked this piece. I’ll write to you soon.

  7. Dearest beautiful Button this is one of my favorite poems in your gorgeous book.

    β€œOld wounds crawl on my skin; columns of ants searching for honeydew on a tropical tree.
    The forgetfulness of summer.”

    Every line is so gorgeously written it is hard to pick a favorite. Although I must say, I read your words and I can imagine an African violet beating her lashes. How beautiful is that image!

    Congratulations on another wonderful review. So happy for you dear Button. Hoping your days and nights are filled with love πŸ’• from honeybun. πŸ’–πŸŒΈβ€οΈπŸ€—πŸŒΊ

    1. My dearest Joni. Good afternoon. Sorry I did not say good afternoon half hour ago.
      Honeybun you are so good to me. You are like a balmy ocean breeze. Thank you for your wonderful comment. I am humbled beyond words.
      “I must say, I read your words and I can imagine an African violet beating her lashes. ” Oh, that’s so sweet of you to say. That really makes me happy.
      May you have a wonderful day honeybun. I know times are difficult. Yet I know that your love and your strength will always help you and others around you. You are an inspiration honeybun.
      Love
      G (button)

      1. Thank you sweet Button. That is such a gorgeous line. That poem is so delicious. I love every line.

        We are doing well actually. I feel people who have no support and are all alone are the ones I worry about. We know God watches over us and we are together so we really are fine. I hope you are doing well my dear friend.

        Thank you for all your kind words my sweet friend. You take care also. I am sending lots of love to you and prayers for safety always my friend. I love πŸ’• you, honeybun.

      2. Joni, I am glad that everyone is well.
        “I feel people who have no support and are all alone are the ones I worry about.” That is a big problem right now. Besides donating money or food there is not too much that we can do because we cannot move freely outside. Praying that we can get rid of this virus although the news is not exactly good.
        Thank you for the love and the prayers sweetheart.
        Right back to you.
        xoxo
        G(button)

    1. Thank you so much Amy. You are bringing love and scents of roses into my life. I am so thrilled you liked the poem. The most beautiful rose it’s yours 🌹

  8. Oh WOW! What a fun trip! I JUST read this poem in Your book right before I came here. I read a few and this was the one I started with. Absolutely, positively beautiful, as all-ways, Gabriela!!! And I love the artwork You’ve chosen to accompany it. Lovely! Thank You and Huge Hugs to You!!! ❀️❀️❀️

    1. Thank you so much Katy. You are a real gem. Your words are so beautiful and your love lights my days. You are beyond talented. I am grateful to have you as a friend.
      I am glad you liked the art work. I find it really beautiful.
      THANK YOU! Sending you plenty of love.
      G.

      1. You Sweet Lady!!! My absolute pleasure!!! And Thank You for Your kind words! I am grateful to have You as a friend as well! Sending plenty of love right back!!! πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ˜Š

    1. Thank you so much dear. That is so sweet of you. It’s actually an entire poem from my poetry collection.

      1. no waaaaay… I thought it had more,,, you can’t just do that to me…left me hanging//// but I totally loved the flow….I may have to use it as an intro to one of my YpuTube motivational videos with your link to quip…..

      2. Oh, thank you so much for your lovely thought. It honors me. It means a lot to me. However, you cannot reproduce any parts of my poetry collection on videos without the permission of my publisher. No poem belonging to this collection can be reproduced. I am sorry and thank you again for your proposal.
        Love and blessings
        Gabriela

  9. What a pleasure to revisit your poems on your blog, Gabriela. This one is a beautiful sensory journey. And I’m delighted to see these wonderful reviews pouring in. All well-deserved. Congrats, my friend. <3

    1. Diana, thank you so much for your kind words and for your help. Both mean a lot to me.
      xoxo

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