Summer Love #poem #poetic prose #short prose

That summer love burned us until our skin became tranquilized.

We were ready to receive.

None of us cared about the danger of the thousand apples from which we bit.

Poetry?

Oh, poetry was too good to be read.

We tasted it and ate it with silver spoons.

All filtrations of the mind and senses hid in small apple bites and scented flowers.

By dusk we exhausted everything with our breath.

The children’s voices vanished into the dark.

The doubt of too much spilled between us like ashes from a broken urn.

Summer love.

 

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@short-prose-fiction (Gabriela Marie Milton)

154 thoughts on “Summer Love #poem #poetic prose #short prose

    1. Aww… my Queen of Poetry. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. You are the sweetest. Sending love.
      G.

  1. Wonderful and very sublime poem!!! 😍❤️ I love so much it!!! ♥️
    I send you a very big hug full of affection!!! 😘🤗❤️🥰
    xoxoxo 😘💖💖💖

    1. Thank you so much Ely. Your comment and your support are sublime. You are so good to me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
      Love and hugs to you.

    1. Punam, thank you so much for your beautiful comment. I am glad you liked it. Have a fabulous weekend too.
      xoxo

  2. You have left me absolutely speechless yet again. This was phenomenal♥️♥️

    “Poetry?
    Oh, poetry was too good to be read.
    We tasted it and ate it with silver spoons.”
    These lines made me draw in my breath….just WOW🌹

    And you so gorgeously ended this piece. Summer love. Truly.

    Sending plenty of love and hugs dear Gabriela💞💞💞
    Have a most beautiful weekend❣
    Ishita🌷

    1. My dearest Ishita,
      I am so glad you love those lines. I am deeply grateful for your beautiful comment and your love. You are wonderful and talented. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for supporting me.
      Love
      G.

  3. This makes me think of two people having a fun and casual fling, trying to keep their relationship from getting too deep, and then burning out when summer inevitably ends. So poignant, and so well captured. Hope you’re doing well!
    David

    1. Hi David, thank you so much for your beautiful comment. So good to hear from you. Indeed, that was my indent.
      I am doing fine. Trying to survive. School starts soon. How are you?

      1. You are very welcome!
        “Trying to survive.” Aren’t we all? I’m doing fine too. School starts soon for me as well, but all my classes are going to be online, which should be an interesting experience.

      2. You are right David. We all are.
        I will teach online. I got used to teaching online. I did it last semester when the university moved everything online. I doubt students have the same experience. I say that because I talked to many of them. Let me know. I am curious to find out what you think.
        Good luck with everything David and please keep me updated.
        G.

  4. Dearest G what beautiful poetry you’ve penned. The whole allegory of Genesis the Garden of Eden, imagery of summer tranquilizing the skin, sheer passion and sensuousness has left me in awe. I always read your poem couple of times to enjoy and comprehend as they are often brimming with metaphors and imageries. Absolutely splendid. Regards

    1. My dearest Tanya, I am so grateful for your beautiful words. They took me to heaven. And I do not want to return on earth.
      Tanya, thank you for finding time to read and to write such a splendid comment.
      Sending you plenty of love and hugs.
      xoxo

      1. It’s always a pleasure to read your work dearest G, wish could read more often but with traveling, full time work and a toddler it gets overwhelming. Nonetheless you are always on top of my list of fav poets. And yes stay in heaven 🙂

      2. I know what it means Tanya. That is why I am doubly grateful to you.
        “Nonetheless you are always on top of my list of fav poets.” This is really sweet of you. Thank you.
        Take care hon and good luck with everything.
        xoxo

  5. This is really good writing . Let the summer never end and you can continue to write poems . Never stop cause in our poetry we live, we love, and we left all our hopes, all our beauty for other people to resolve and giving them new power when the daylight sink into darkness. Love it.

    1. I am so humbled by your comment. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Your words are divine “Let the summer never end…” but what humbles me beyond words is this “cause in our poetry we live, we love, and we left all our hopes, all our beauty for other people to resolve and giving them new power when the daylight sink into darkness” Thank you so much. You touched my soul. Sending love and blessings.
      Yours
      Gabriela

  6. Dearest beautiful Button another wonderful poetic and passionate piece.

    “All filtrations of the mind and senses hid in small apple bites and scented flowers.”

    “By dusk we exhausted everything with our breath.”

    All the lines are captivating but these are two of my favorites.

    Love and joy and prayers for excellent health coming to you my dearest friend. Love ❤️ you honeybun 💕❤️🤗🌺😘

    1. My sweetest honeybun,
      Thank you so much for your wonderful words. I always feel good after I read your comments. You fill my heart with joy.
      I am so glad you liked those lines. I think they are my fav too.
      Honeybun, I saw you posted. I will be there in the evening to read and comment. I will not miss a thing.
      Thank you so much for the love, joy, and prayers.
      Sending you lots of blessing and beauty for a wonderful weekend.
      Love
      G (Button)

      1. It is my pleasure dearest Bucket. I love the work you are doing. I don’t know where you find the time but it is amazing. The video was so beautiful also. Thank you for all your love and prayers my sweet friend. Love you bunches, honeybun ❤️💕🤗🌸🌺

    1. Aw… thank you for your wonderful comment. Sending you roses. Have a beautiful weekend.
      Gabriela

    1. Aw.. Jay, thank you so much. You made my afternoon. I hope everything is well with you.

  7. The subtle references to original sin mix with your consistent passion and heat of unbridled love painted in a wonderful scene of color and contrast. Beautiful poem, my Poetess! 💕

    1. Good afternoon, my dearest Brad. Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. You make me happy every time you like my posts.
      I hope you had a good week. Wishing you a wonderful weekend. Mine will be wonderful. I will catch up with your posts 🙂
      xoxo

      1. Thank you. What a beautiful rose. Brad, there is a storm coming 🙂 I am not kidding.
        xoxo

    1. Thank you so much my dear. I am thrilled you liked the piece. Wishing you a gorgeous weekend.
      xoxo

    1. Aw.. thank you from the bottom of my heart for the praise. It humbles me. “Wish to meet you some day”. Oh, that’s so sweet of you to say. Who know? Some day…
      Wishing you a beautiful weekend
      Gabriela

  8. Good morning G,

    Oh, this was a gorgeous post. First your brilliant poetry as beautiful as summer love. Now, as if that wasn’t enough you included this visually gorgeous and sensual video (with a song I absolutely adore). Oh, your words and video
    had me sighing.

    Simply breathtaking.

    1. Good morning my dearest Drew.
      I hope it’s good.
      My brilliant poetry… Thank you so much for the praise. You are sweet. It makes me happy to know that you like the video and the song.

      Just for you Drew. I know you saw the video before but I want to make sure you feel its beauty again.

  9. Well, there is always something tantalising in your poems. This one is way beyond that. There’s such a wonderful upbeat feeling in the poem masked in allegory. I love how words drain into the poem and in the end, they deposit this wonderful phrase of summer love.
    There’s a bit of mythology, warmth and above all so much love in the poem.
    Like every one of your works, a different façade of love comes to notice and this one is the most tender and refreshing.
    No doubt it says ‘Summer love!’
    This is almost like the antithesis of ‘Summertime sadness’ and I mean it in the best way possible. A delightful read indeed.
    Sending you the best summer begonias.
    Take care.

  10. Well, there is always something tantalising in your poems. This one is way beyond that. There’s such a wonderful upbeat feeling in the poem masked in allegory. I love how words drain into the poem and in the end, they deposit this wonderful phrase of summer love. There’s a bit of mythology, warmth and above all so much love in the poem. Like every one of your works, a different façade of love comes to notice and this one is the most tender and refreshing. No doubt it says ‘Summer love! This is almost like the antithesis of “Summertime sadness’ and I mean it in the best way possible. A delightful read indeed. Sending you the best summer begonias. Take care.

    1. Ay, my dearest Shanyu,
      What a beautiful comment. Your comments reveal the same wonderful heart that your poems reveal. I am humbled and delighted by every word you wrote.
      “Summertime sadness’ You are splendidly creative my dearest friend. May your summers be always magnificent and filled with love. May you be love.
      You are a magnificent writer. Thank you for your friendship here.
      The begonias are superb. Thank you. Sending you a rose.
      Yours
      Gabriela

      1. Dearest Gabriela,
        It is so kind of you to say that, but it’s your wonderful poetry that inspires this comment.
        I guess the appreciation is fairly mutual and I honour the warmth.
        I take absolute sincere pleasure in writing this as I know that the poem dumbfounded me in many ways. I hope these words have been able to justify the creative intelligence in the poem.
        I say this after reading almost every successive post of yours, but I know this one is my new favourite.
        As for our friendship, I hope it blooms just the way your wonderful rose has.
        Always,
        Shanyu.

      2. Hi again my dearest Shanyu,
        Your words make my days bright and sweet. My creative intelligence? You humble me beyond. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Your new fav? I am so glad to hear that and so grateful to you. Our friendship is already in bloom and I plan to keep it like this. It will always be in bloom and always scented by an eternal summer.
        BTW what’s your favorite color? 🙂
        Yours
        G.

      3. Hi G.
        A toast to our wonderful WP friendship🥂. Thank you for your gracious words.
        About my favourite color, I always liked teal, but let me tell you, nothing is as beautiful and hopeful as yellow. So yes, yellow, especially the bumblebee-ish shade is my favourite.
        What about you?
        Always,
        S.

      4. Hi S.
        Thank you for asking. I am pleasantly surprised. I love teal. But my forever love is gold. That rich color of gold; the golden color of an autumn sunset. Can you feel the cool air and see that ripened gold?
        Always G.

      5. Ah. I think I know why you like gold. Aren’t your words just solid gold? Priceless and rare. That’s quite a beautiful and bold colour. And since it’s like an elegant version of glittered yellow, I have to say I like it too.
        I love it how you put it: golden autumns and golden hues of the day.
        I hope for your mornings to always be filled with golden sunrises and and golden faces that can give you back the golden you radiate.
        Wow! Things have turned very golden, haven’t they?
        Love,
        Shanyu.

      6. Aw.. thank you. Your words charm me Shanyu.
        “And since it’s like an elegant version of glittered yellow, I have to say I like it too.” I forgot to tell you I like yellow too 🙂
        “Aren’t your words just solid gold? “Aw.. I am doubly charmed and enchanted. Thank you.
        May your heart be always filled with happiness and love.
        Always
        G.

      7. Well, again G, my words are nowhere near the kindness of yours, but thank you.
        It is my pleasure to have this conversation and I wish you all the love and gratitude back.
        May the world always be painted in gold, yellow and teal.
        Forever,
        Shanyu.

    1. Thank you Jude. It’s morning here. It must afternoon for you (I could be wrong). If we share only a few hours of light a day may those hours be scented with roses.
      Yours
      G.

  11. Between your words and this video, my heart and mind were immersed into another world, one in which I did not wish to leave. Sigh. I have no words to describe how I feel. Gabriele. Thank you!

    1. Amy,
      Thank you so much for your wonderful words. You brought love and light into my evening. I am thrilled you enjoyed the post.
      Sending love and tons blessings your way.
      Thank you once again.
      xoxo
      Gabriela

  12. Awww!!! SUCH SWEET, BEAUTIFUL ROMANCE!!! Ah. Crazy wonderful! Your poem gifted such a smile….and then that video?!! My Lord!!! Just wonderful! Ok! All aboard the romance train!!! Thank You for all this, Gabriela!!! Also, I just read Your poem ‘Wooden Bed’. You absolutely slayed me. It’s beyond beautiful and heart wrenching. Sending huge hugs Your way! 🤗❤️😊

    1. My dearest Katy,
      You are such a sweetheart. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am so glad you enjoyed the romance; humbled beyond words you liked “Wooden bed.”
      Katy, I have no words to thank you for the love and the enthusiasm you spread. You are absolutely wonderful. There a an absolute pleasure to read your poems and enjoy your art. Please know that. I say it with all my heart.
      Have a wonderful evening.
      Sending you plenty of love
      G.

      1. Oh Gosh!!! Sweet Gabriela!!! It’s beyond my pleasure! It’s all true!!! And Your kindness is boundless!!! Thank You!!! Sending You hugs, plenty of Love and Hopes that this day gifts You much Joy!!! 🤗❤️🙏🏼💕🌀🌸😊

      2. Thank you so much Katy 🌹💕🌹💕🌹💕❤️❤️❤️❤️

  13. Amazing, poetess. You’re amazing. The imagery is sensual and evocative. These lines were deliciously delivered and descriptive especially:

    “None of us cared about the danger of the thousand apples from which we bit.

    Poetry?

    Oh, poetry was too good to be read.”

    You describe the care free emotions very well in this piece. It’s absolutely lovely imagery with gothic detail. As always, your poetry is amazing. Your verses are so enchanting. ❤️❤️

    You capture beauty in a lens that many would not be able to describe or hope to describe in such fascinating perspective in mind.

    If it’s hard to tell, I love your work! Hahaha. 😁

    Keep writing on. The world needs your poetry.

    1. Lucy, sweetheart, I am so sorry this gorgeous comment that humbles my soul and brightens my day got in my spam folder. My apologies.
      I am deeply grateful to you for your support, for your wonderful words and for your friendship. They mean the world to me. I am happy beyond words you loved my piece.
      “You capture beauty in a lens that many would not be able to describe or hope to describe in such fascinating perspective in mind.” I have tears in my eyes and no words to thank you. I do not know what else to say.

      I love your work too Lucy. And the world needs your poetry as much as it needs mine.
      Sending love and hugs.
      Yours
      G.

  14. Loved this line “None of us cared about the danger of the thousand apples from which we bit.” ♥️♥️♥️

  15. Beautiful…sensational…sensuous…fascinating…you’re simply amazing dearest Gabriela 🌹

    Hey FYI,
    As you’re already aware that I was facing several issues for the last 70 days or so with my site – navinspoems.com. The biggest issue was that almost none of my readers were receiving any notifications. Therefore, I’ve shutdown my old site & have created this brand new site.
    Please click at:
    https://navinspoetry.com/navinspoems-com-is-now-navinspoetry-com/

    1. Thank you so much Navin.
      Glad you created the news site. I am following you. 🌹❤️

      1. You’re welcome G. I’m glad you’re following me….thank you wholeheartedly for your loving support…I hope things would work this time with the new site. Btw, a book from Amazon has arrived ❤️✨🍫

      2. I am glad things worked out. That’s fantastic. Thank you so much for your support with my book. I needed it more than anything now because I got some trolls ranking my book one star on Amazon without leaving any comment. Thank you from my heart Navin. Sending love and hugs 💕🌸🌹❤️

      3. You’re welcome…..I wanted to read your beautiful poems whenever it suited me….so I bought your beautiful book….that’ll always be in my bag….it’s quite awful that trolls are messing things up….well, that’s why they’re trolls….I’m sure you’re stars will look amazing on Amazon….it’s your writings, that speak to people….sending love & hugs….have a lovely weekend ❤️✨🤗🍫🌹

      4. Ay.. Navin, thank you so much for your beautiful words.
        “that’ll always be in my bag.” You are the evening breeze that touches my souls. Thank you from the bottom of my heart my dearest friend.
        Sending you plenty of love.
        Yours
        G.

      5. You’re most welcome dearest Gabriela….that’s how it is when one falls in love with your beautiful poetry….Sending love, hugs & chocolates ❤️🤗🍫

      6. Thank you so much Navin. I got the love, the chocolates, the hugs. It’s a beautiful night.
        Sending you more love: boats of flowers and love.
        xoxoxo

      7. You’re very welcome dearest Gabriela. Thanks for sending me your love & so many flowers. I hope you’re receiving notification of my post ✨🌹☀️❤️

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