The Violin of Love #poem #poetry #prose poem

The air is still like the minutes before confession.
The cloak shrouds me.
On the second breath of the Easter of Roses I walk to the outskirts of your love.
A violin exults fires upon darkness.
In one single stoke your passion consumes and shuns me.
The chambers of my heart resound.
Reds prevent you from understanding how much I love you.
Double stop.
Movements.
My eyes are the eyes of the SphinxΒ 
I wait.

My book, Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings, can be ordered here.

Thank you.
Gabriela

@short-prose-fiction (Gabriela Marie Milton)

186 thoughts on “The Violin of Love #poem #poetry #prose poem

  1. Your metaphors and diametric wording makes this verse glow like a camp fire on a winter’s night. Inviting and warm, yet consumptive by nature. It is both what we need and what we fear. I will always be in love with your art!

    1. Good morning Brad. Happy Saturday!
      Thank you so much for your wonderful words. You are great.
      “It is both what we need and what we fear.” WOW… sometimes you will have to tell me what we fear because I am innocent here. I have no idea.
      Brad, you praise humbles me. Thank you again.
      May your day glow and be filled with inspiration my dear fried.
      Yours
      G.

  2. Your poem is enigmatic like the sphinx, hiding within itself but, perhaps also showing glimpses of meanings. There are sphinx in Crystal Palace park, not far from my hone. I shall think of this poem the next time I pass by the enigmatic sphinx. All the best, Kevin

    1. Thank you so much Kevin. Your comment honors me. I have tears in my eyes. “I shall think of this poem the next time I pass by the enigmatic sphinx.” The fact that you will think of me is humbling. Say hello to the sphinx from my part.
      Best wishes and thank you again.
      Gabriela

  3. Absolutely sublime and very very fabulous poem,your wonderful words touched my heart so much!!! 😍😍😍 I love your poems,they are pure emotions that touches the soul! Thank you infinitely for sharing, I’m fascinated by your poems!!! πŸ₯°β™₯οΈπŸ’•

    1. Aw…. I am so honored and delighted by your words.
      “I love your poems,they are pure emotions that touches the soul! ” And how your words touch mine. Thank you infinitely for supporting me.
      xoxoxoxo
      Gabriela

  4. Your writing takes me to faraway lands. I feel mesmerized each time I read your poems. Your descriptions of the smallest of things, and metaphors that are so beautiful, it is all magical! You are so very talented🌹🌹

    Lots of love❀

    1. My dearest Ishita. You are so good and so supportive. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thank you twice for the word magic. Magic is all over. I am just trying to capture it.
      Sending you hugs and love
      Gabriela

  5. How I love this amazing sound. I play a litle bit, violin is one of the most beautiful sounds.
    Your poem goes with that flow that enchantment brought by the melody. I almost heard a lyric accompanying.
    Congrats Gabriela, this is absolutly amazing.

    1. Thank you so much Irina. I am so regretful for your comment. I love her violin and your words: “Your poem goes with that flow that enchantment brought by the melody. I almost heard a lyric accompanying.” humble me.
      Have a beautiful weekend. Inspire us and be happy πŸ™‚
      Love
      Gabriela

    1. You brought me to my knees Jordan. Thank you for your wonderful words. I will keep each and one of them in my heart.
      Gabriela

  6. Wow, beautiful Button this is extraordinary.
    β€œThe cloak shrouds me.
On the second breath of the Easter of Roses I walk to the outskirts of your love.
A violin exults fires
    upon darkness.”
    So much beauty in your words. I feel a longing for the touch, the passion that will come as you wait.
    Trying to describe your poetry is like trying to explain what makes a perfect rose, the perfect rose. Thank you also for introducing me to this amazing violinist. The video was so beautifully choreographed, such a provocative piece. A lovely compliment to your work. Have a blessed weekend Dearest Button. My husband truly loved this piece as well in awe. With love honeybun 🌸🌺❀️😘

    1. Thank you so much honeybun.
      “I feel a longing for the touch, the passion that will come as you wait.” Beautifully said Joni. Thank you.
      “The video was so beautifully choreographed, such a provocative piece.” I am thrilled you liked the video. She has several good pieces. She enchants me.
      You have a blessed weekend too sweetheart. You will hear from me this weekend.
      Loves and hugs
      G (Button)

      1. You are so welcome dear Button. You take good care and thank you for sharing such a gorgeous piece of writing. Love πŸ’• Honeybun 🌸🌺❀️😘

      2. You are a sweetheart. You take care too. Love β€οΈπŸ’πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ˜πŸŒΊ

      1. I think you just did, Gabriela. Steep in it? πŸ™‚ You’re welcome. I’ll just let your words hang in the air after reading them out loud. That is quite plenty I’d say. No more FeBreze for me.

    1. Thank you so much sweetheart. Enjoy the rest of your day with your beautiful family.
      xoxoxo

    1. Aw… thank you so much Luisa. It means the world to me πŸŒΉπŸŒΈπŸŒΉπŸ€—πŸŒΉπŸ™

    1. Thank you for your wonderful words my dear. Please know I admire your work too.
      Sending you love and blessings
      Gabriela

    1. Oh, thank you from the bottom of my heart πŸ’•πŸ’πŸŒΏπŸŒ·πŸ’

    1. My dear, you are so kind. Thank you for your beautiful words and your support.
      Sending you love and hugs
      Gabriela

    1. Thank you so much sweetheart. I am humblers by your kindness and your support.
      Be well. Be happy. Be inspired.

  7. Good morning G,

    Sensual, hypnotic, and as eloquent as the sounds of a violin. This beautiful piece sang to our souls, with passion and power. The metaphors were perfect, the images brillkiant and delightful. Had to fan myself to get through the piece.

    Beautiful video to accompany your gorgeous poetry.

    1. Good morning Drew,
      I hope it is a beautiful morning.
      Thank you so much for the praise and for your beautiful words.
      “Had to fan myself to get through the piece.” Thank you. What kind of fan did you use? Kidding.
      I am glad you liked the video too.
      Drew I am keeping my fingers crossed. Everything is going to be fine.
      And, yes, I look forward to reading your first poem after the surgery is over.

      Have a relaxing day, Drew. Hugs and blessings.

      1. A bit cloudy here, but I wasn’t going out anyway. Sitting on the balcony, enjoying the day.

        That first poem will be full of rust. LOL

        I hope your mother’s day is full of warmth and love. 🌹

      2. I am glad you are enjoying the day. I hope it feels good to be back home. You handled your escape from that island beautifully. Now that I think about you should probably write a piece called Escaping the Island or something like that πŸ™‚
        There will be no rust on your poem. It will be filled with love and grace. Your talent will shine.
        Yes, this day is a beautiful day for me. Thank you Drew.
        Enjoy the view from the balcony πŸ™‚

      3. “Still don’t believe I pulled it off” You did!
        Take care. Enjoy the rest of your day.

  8. The many movements in the poem — walking to the outskirts, one single stroke, double stop — make me feel I’m in a theater watching a dance. The poem not only captures the passion of the violin’s music, it also conveys the motions that accompany the song in a beautiful way. Stunning, G.

    1. Hi David,
      Thank you for the praise and for your beautiful words. You know how much every word you write means to me. I am thrilled you liked this piece. I hope everything is well with you. I hope the writing is going well. When are we going to get another picture from your beautiful woods?

      1. Hi, G! You are very welcome, as always. I hope you know your words mean just as much to me. All is well with me. I have a picture lined up to post Monday morning. I’ve done some revisions on the novel and sent out more queries. I hope all is also well with you.

      2. David, thank you for your kind words and for the update. I am glad you finished the revisions. I am keeping my fingers crossed. Monday morning it is. Looking forward to it. Yes, all is well with me. Trying to close the semester. Not there yet.
        Enjoy the rest of your weekend πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you from the bottom of my heart sweetheart. Very grateful to you for your beautiful words.
      xoxoxo

    1. Thank you so much René🌺 Your comment leaves me breathless. I am humbled beyond words. Your talent and your kindness know no limits. May love be with you forever 🌺🌸❀️🌺🌿

      1. You always lift my spirits and make my day with your amazing and inspiring words. May love be with you forever, I’m quite sure it will be. ❀️🌹🌸🌺

      2. I am so happy I can do that Rene. You do the same for me. πŸ€—πŸŒΈπŸ’πŸ™πŸŒ·πŸ’

      3. No, we can’t go wrong πŸ™‚
        Enjoy the silkiest breeze in the world.
        Love and hugs.
        xoxoxoxo

      4. Oh, how beautiful. It’s cooler today here (in the low seventies). I am glad because the last days were hot and dry. And I don’t like dry weather.
        xoxoxo

      5. That sounds delightful! We are heading into the summer weather I don’t care for dry weather either, we usually have a breeze off the ocean to make it livable. Otherwise, it would be hot and miserable πŸ˜ŠπŸ–xoxoxo

      6. I know. The ocean is a blessing. Enjoy the rest of your weekend sweetheart.
        xoxoxo

    1. Hi Beckie. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. So glad to hear from you.
      Love and blessings sweetheart.
      G.

      1. I am glad you are ok. I did not see a post from you in a long time. Just the one from the other day.

      2. I’m slowly slithering back. Did another post yesterday.
        Today being Mother’s Day, (Happy Mother’s Day), I will be out for most of the day.
        But… Hopefully, I will return again tomorrow.
        Have a wonderful day!!! 😊

      3. Thank you for the kind wishes Beckie. Enjoy your day sweetheart.
        xoxoxo

    1. My dearest Java, thank you so much for your beautiful comment. I am glad you think it reads like musical notes.
      Sending you love
      G.

  9. It is difficult to create music using words. Your great methaphors helped to imagine the sounds and the places you show from your inner being. Thanks for sharing your creativity. Definitely, it is a gift. Regards, Minor.

    1. I am humbled and honored by your words of praise. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
      Have a lovely day
      Gabriela

  10. You had me at the very first line of your beautiful lines, Gabriela…and then the intense pic of violin & the vibrant lady in red…”The air is still like the minutes before confession”….I’m sure, your ears won’t get tired….when I say these words so loud….and your heart won’t stop beating with the burning fire….when I express how I feel….that you are unique….An amazing writer….I’m spellbound ✨

    1. Navin, I am so humbled and honored by your praise. Words cannot describe the joy I feel. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are a great poet and your appreciation means the world to me.
      Every words you wrote is cherished. Please know that.
      Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
      Hugs
      G.

      1. Your welcome G…I love the different shades & depths of your writings…plus the choice of words is simply divine.
        You’re too kind with you words about my poetry. Thank you so much dear Gabriela. Much love & have a good evening…πŸ™πŸ€—

      2. Thank you so much Navin. I am thrilled you like my poetry. I don’t know what else to say. You left me with no other words.
        Much love to you too and have a wonderful week ahead.
        G.

  11. You had me from the beginning. “…still like the minutes before confession…” And the rest never let me go. Such beautiful intricate verse

    1. Hi my dear friend. Thank you for your sweet words. I am thrilled you liked the piece πŸ’

  12. β€œA violin exults fires upon darkness.
In one single stoke your passion consumes and shuns me.
The chambers of my heart resound.”

    YES!!! My heart resounds with the passion in your poem Gabriela, so perfectly paired with that beautiful and passionate violin performance. Your words move to the tune of that music. My heart does too.

    WOW. Happy (late) weekend dearest friend!! I hope it’s been filled with music like the clip you posted here.

    Lots of love, xoxox

    1. My Dearest Rachel
      Thank you so much for your fabulous words. You are great. Your words are heaven.
      Rachel, I want to confess. I feel bad that I post so often. I am afraid that you feel obliged to comment. This is how I feel. I love your comments and I want them. I love to have you with me in this journey of poetry. But I do not want to became an imposition. I feel you are under pressure. I have no idea why I feel this. But this is how I feel. So sweetheart, if you have work to do please do not feel obliged to comment. Do it when you can.
      Rachel, again, I love your comments. I want you to be with me. But if you have work to do … I am sure you understand me.
      Now, I am going to send you plenty of roses and candy cotton candy grapes. I hope you will like them.
      Have a beautiful week ahead: sweet like cotton candy grapes.
      xoxoxoxo

      1. Sweet friend. I hope my words do not seem as if they come from a place of obligation. I would never want you to feel that way. They most certainly do not. Yes, I want you to know how much I love your work, so I do make an effort to encapsulate how I feel about it. Your poetry enriches me in so many ways, it’s my pleasure and honour to read it. And my pleasure and honour to count myself as your friend. I’m slow to posts sometimes but I don’t feel under pressure to read or comment on them…

        Was your car ok? Mine has not been fixed yet. Which I think means it is not ok. Gulp.

        Thank you for the cotton candy grapes, I’ve never had those. Roses. Sigh. Glorious. Your poetry G. Sigh. Glorious.

        I’m sending you a great big hug. And a kiwi fruit flavored ice cream. It’s nicer than what it sounds but kind of a β€˜once Is enough’ kind of thing. πŸ₯ 🍦🌺β™₯️β™₯️

      2. Thank you so much my fabulous Rachel. Perhaps the word oblige was too much. Perhaps I needed reassurance. Whatever I needed you gave me. I am grateful beyond for every word you wrote. It is my pleasure and my honor to be your friend too Rachel. I hope you know that. By know I mean feel.
        “Was your car ok? Mine has not been fixed yet. Which I think means it is not ok. Gulp.” I am so sorry to hear sweetheart. That’s no fun. I know because mine was not fixed yet either. It will be ready on Tuesday. Till then I have no car and I have no cotton candy grapes left.
        “kiwi fruit flavored ice cream.” I love it. How did you know that? I can have that every day. What about if we do it flambΓ©? Kiwi fruit ice cream flambΓ©? Haha. I got too many words πŸ™‚

        Thank you for the ice cream and the hug. I am sending you two hugs and a boat filled you cotton candy grapes. Those are too once is enough’ kind of thing. But let’s see if you like them.
        xoxoxoxoxo…

      3. G, you are so wonderful in so many ways, and yes, I do β€œI hope you know that. By know I mean feel.” I do feel that.

        No cotton candy grapes left? In that case I send you kiwi fruit icecream flambΓ© – that’s the perfect addition, wish I’d thought of that myself.
        Xoxoxo

    1. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the praise, The word “captivating” humbles me.
      How do I write poetry? I have no idea. Words come to me. Images want to spent time with me. Words and images follow me. That is all I can say.
      Thank you again.
      Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.
      Gabriela

      1. Of course! Thank you for writing such amazing poetry, Gabriela! It really does seem so πŸ™‚
        Have an amazing week 😊
        Avni

  13. Absolutely captivating with so much passion and soul in your words. Amazing, amazing, amazing. That is all I have to say. Amazing.

    1. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you, Lucy.
      You are such a great supporter. It means a lot to me.
      xoxoxo
      Gabriela

    1. Thank you so much my dear Kritika. I am touched by your words.
      Take care sweetheart.
      xoxo

  14. On another note … Hey!! Thanks for stopping by “It Is What It Is” … and the follow. Hope you enjoy your
    visits there!! Hugs … Peace!!’

  15. This is beautiful and eloquent. There’s a wonderful flow to the words and when you symbolise the violin, the movement is serene. The violin has always been my favourite music instrument after the cello, and the poem reminds me why it is that I like it so much.
    Stirred me deeply.
    Thank you.

    1. My dearest Shanyu,

      I have no words to thank you for your beautiful comment and your support. You are talented and kind. You are a true friend. I am thrilled you liked the poem.
      I had a lot of work to do this week and I deeply apologize for not being able to read your posts and reply to all comments. I will certainly do it during the weekend. I can’t wait.
      I am glad you like the violin. I like the cello too. There are several poems in my poetry collection that talk about the cello.

      May you have the most fabulous weekend ever. May love be with you. May you be love.
      Yours
      G.

      1. Again G,
        Thank you so much for blessing us with this poem. I take absolute pleasure in writing to you and being here as an admirer of your words.
        I read this for the first time today but vaguely found this poem so familiar and was awestruck by how comfortable it made me feel because of its closeness.
        Also, if I read you correctly, there’s no need to apologize. Some days get pretty busy here too. I hope however that you don’t feel compelled to come over every time I visit your blog. Please, I come here, out of sincere love and appreciation.
        I value our friendship dear. This means so much. I hope things start getting better for you.
        Peace, love and appreciation.
        S.

      2. My dearest Shanyu,
        What a blessing your beautiful words are. Thank you so much. I am an admirer of your words too. In fact I love your words. They are the words of a very talented poet and of a very gracious soul. “I read this for the first time today but vaguely found this poem so familiar and was awestruck by how comfortable it made me feel because of its closeness.” Thank you. You touched my heart.
        ‘I hope however that you don’t feel compelled to come over every time I visit your blog. Please, I come here, out of sincere love and appreciation.” I don’t feel compelled. I feel the need to read your words. I need to read beautiful poetry. That is why I come to your site. I have to admit I like your friendship too πŸ™‚ Your work has my sincere love and appreciation too.
        “I hope things start getting better for you.” Unfortunately no. A new semester will start pretty soon and my load work will increase. But, I will manage.
        May you enjoy the rest of your weekend and have a marvelous week ahead.
        Cheers.
        G.

      3. Aww Gabriela, you’ve put it so beautifully. Thank you so much for being this absolute wonderful part of my journey. I’m so lucky to be in your acquaintance. Thank you.
        I’m so glad you like my work, and I hope you know I appreciate yours equally well.
        It’s sad to know that you’ll be busier than before and I hope to see more of you. To keep going is all that matters, and I am so excited to have this conversation with someone of this true generosity of spirit.
        Take care friend.
        Indeed, with love, and greetings,
        Shanyu.

      4. My pleasure Shanyu. Thank you for your wonderful friendship, generosity, and conversation. I will still be here, but not so often.
        Sending you greetings and hugs. Catch them πŸ™‚

      5. Likewise Gabe. It’s a little sad to know to we won’t be seeing as much of you, but your kind feelings of love will always be here. Caught them and have held them close my friend.
        Meanwhile,sent you a daffodil for the new semester. You’re gonna rock it!
        Love,
        Shanyu.

      6. Thank you for everything, S. Oh, I have some daffodils here too. Yours just came. I am planning a party: The Banquet of Daffodils. Well, it’s a nice title for a poem. Perhaps one day you will write that poem.
        xoxo
        Gab

  16. WOW! What a ride!!! OK! Your poem was mysterious and so beautiful. Read it a couple of times slowly. Really love it. And then I played the video! Good Lord! She is all that and everyone’s bags of chips! And he is astoundingly gorgeous! My absolute favorite moment was when she twirls her bow the way rock drummers twirl their drumsticks. That was awesome!!! Laughing! Sighing. Smiling. Thank You, Beautiful Gabriela! Happy weekend to You!!! ❀️

    1. Katy, my dear, thank you sooooo much. You are a gem. I am so glad you found the poem mysterious. As for the video isn’t she something else? Talented and gorgeous. Ay… I love that moment too. It’s my fav. I am sighing and smiling with you. Thank you hon. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
      Love and hugs to you.
      xoxo

      1. My absolute pleasure!!! Love and hugs to You as well and Thank You!!! I hope Your Sunday is absolutely wonerful!!! πŸ€—β€οΈπŸ˜Š

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