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.
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
@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”
It’s a fantastic book.. I am grateful that I came across your blog n book.. Huge inspiration!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am so grateful for your kindness and for your support.
Have a beautiful week ahead.
Absolutely magnificent poem!!! 😍😍😍
I love it so much!!! ♥️🥰
I send you a very big hug full of affection and much love!!! 😘♥️♥️♥️🌹🌹🌹
Ely, my talented friend, thank you from the bottom of my heart sweetheart. Sending you love, hugs and plenty of roses.
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.
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
Yummy delicious delightful verse loaded with explosive images. My High Priestess of Poetry ❤️🤗💕
Aw.. thank you so much sweetheart for your delicious words 🌹🤗💕🌸❤️
Beautiful! You never fail to impress!
I am humbled by your words hon. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
My pleasure! Keep writing and inspiring! 😊💖💗
Thank you again. Have a beautiful week ahead.
This poem took my breath away. You are a talent that the world needs right now.
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.
By the way, I just bought the Kindle format of your book. I had to have it in my collection! Have a wonderful day!
That is so generous and sweet. Thank you again.
I like this!
Thank you so much. I am glad you do.
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. 🌹
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 🙂
Thank you for everything Drew. Have a magnificent and restful day.
Making wounds live and breathe…. that’s your specialty??? Good thing you are a professor and not a physical therapist.
It was a great piece.
Haha! You’re right again. Make sure you take good care of yourself.
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 person💖
Sending love and huge hugs your way💝
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.
You are most welcome❤❤
Thank you dearest Gabriela💕💕
Lovely poem, Gabriela. Another well deserved review
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.
I love this poem.
Thank you so much hon.
You know, G, I get the feeling folk out there like reading you – I do.
Eric, that’s so sweet of you to say. Enjoy your Sunday evening!
Ah Gabriela! This is one of my favourites from this book! Truly magnificent and evocative! 💕🌷
Thank you sooooo much Punam. You love and your support are a joy and a blessing.
Sending you plenty of love.
You are so welcome, my dear. Always a pleasure to read your words.
Lot of love to you too.
Thank you again sweetheart 🌹💕🤗
Simply Beautiful 💜🥀
Thank you so much Noorien.
My pleasure connecting with you 💜🥀😊
A pleasure connecting with you too 🙂
It’s really very passionate piece. I really loved your blog💜. 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 poetry🙏. I really need your guidance 🙏
Oh, thank you. I will definitely check your blog.
So much gorgeous poem.some wounds are uncurable-i think,dear G!!
Perhaps Aruna. Take care 🌸
Thanks for positive reply and most welcome,dear🌹
There you go with your greatness again.
Thank you so much. I hope you had a great 4th of July.
You are very graciously welcome so much.
Thank you so much Francine 🌸
A poem full of quietude and an equally lovely review!
Thank you Java. That is so sweet of you.
What vivid artistic rendition
Thank you so much Shantanu. Have a beautiful week ahead.
My absolute pleasure. You too have a wonderful week ahead
Thank you 🤗🌸
Wow, thank you for taking us so beautifully to so many places
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.
My pleasure Gabriella 🌼💛
Dearest beautiful Button this is one of my favorite poems in your gorgeous book.
“Old 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 💕 from honeybun. 💖🌸❤️🤗🌺
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.
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 💕 you, honeybun.
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.
Stunning, amazing, vivid imagery that tugs at the imagination, giving it license to roam freely about. Gorgeously written, Gabriel. Thank you!
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 🌹
Aw, Gabriele. You’ve placed a huge lump in my throat. Bless you! (((HUGS))) xo
Love you Amy 🌹🤗💝💐🌺🌷
Love you too, Gabriel. xoxo
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!!! ❤️❤️❤️
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.
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!!! 🤗💕😊
OH gosh!!! AND Congratulations on another fantastic review!!! Cheers!!! 🥂❤️🤗
Beautiful and rich imagery 💖✨💕
Thank you so much dear.
Articulation of words is stunning. This is super.
Thank you for your beautiful comment. Sending you love.
Loads of love from my end too 🙂 🙂
Lovely poem 😊💕
Thank you so much. I am thrilled you liked the poem. Hugs
My most sincere thanks. That’s very kind of you 💕
Beautiful work Gabriel. The imagery you draw is outstanding ♥️
Thank you from the bottom of my heart my dear.
looks like an amazing poem…where do I get the full poem Gabby?
Thank you so much dear. That is so sweet of you. It’s actually an entire poem from my poetry collection.
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…..
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
This poem is very beautiful, i like It!!! 😊💕🌸
Thank you hon. I really appreciate your comment 🌸
So lovely dear G! 🌺❤️
Thank you so much Rene 🌸💕🤗🌹❤️
The last three lines are epic G…it melts my heart…💞💞💞
Aw.. thank you so much sweetheart. Your words melted mine.
Love and hugs.
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
Diana, thank you so much for your kind words and for your help. Both mean a lot to me.