A short poem and a new review of Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings # micropoem #review #poetry collection

My Dear Readers,

Below please find one of my new poems entitled Yellow, and a new review of my poetry collection Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings. The laudatory content and the language used by the reviewer – whom I do not know – made a big impression on me.


A red sky sews our hearts together.
The moon threads the needle.
She pricks her finger.
A yellow tear falls on my cheek.


[In Passions] each poem unfolds different scenery with its very own landscape and emotions. It offers a full repertoire of sensations to explore with all the human senses. The reader will be able to smell, touch, see, taste, and hear everything that the poem narrates, transforming the reading into a unique experience. β€œThose roses which die in the winter/played the piano last night/a whirlpool of notes and of poems/inscribed on a wall painted in blue” (p.26) Reading these lines, it feels as if you were immersed on them, surrounded by those roses and the whirlpool of notes and poems. Closer to the end of the book you have the Prose Poems and Flash Fiction. These are short stories written in poetic prose, which is a hybrid genre of writing that mixes the attributes and structures of both prose and poetry, meaning you can find short stories divided into brief paragraphs or separated into lines on the page, which is the process known as lineation, used when writing poetry. The stories narrated in these sections address issues like the strength of character, loneliness, obsession, love, family, and every little thing that comes with human relationships. It is exceptionally and beautifully written and it completely captivates the reader and makes him feel the same way the poet does….

The writer of this book uses symbolism, alliteration, and other figures of speech such as metaphor, metonymy or simile brilliantly and intellectually. She creates a complex yet excellent layering of meanings, forming connections between the verses that were not previously perceived, and it also establishes a resonance or even similarity between images that may seem disparate when you first read them. It is a wonderful book to read if you are interested in a kind of poetry with universal meaning and value….

You can read the entire review here.

You can order Passions: Love Poems and Other WritingsΒ on Amazon here .

Passions featured in San Francisco Book Review

Passions featured in Manhattan Book Review.

Thank you

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@Gabriela Marie Milton

140 thoughts on “A short poem and a new review of Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings # micropoem #review #poetry collection

  1. A beautiful micropoem, thank you so much for sharing 😊 congratulations on such a wonderful and well-deserved review! I haven’t read the prose-poetry section yet but I am very much looking forward to it…

    1. Thank you Ingrid. You are such good friend, hon. I am glad you enjoyed the poem.
      Enjoy the rest of your day.

    1. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Your kindness and your support mean a lot to me.
      Sending you tones of hugs.

    1. Aw… I am so humbled and honored by your comment. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Sending love.

    1. Monika, thank you so much for your beautiful comment and for taking the time to read the review. I am proud and beyond grateful to the reviewer and to all my followers who support me.
      Sending love

  2. Big big congrats my queen of poetry. Poetry becomes you , High Priestess of the verse. You are brilliant. I am soooo proud of you, G. β€οΈπŸ€—

    1. Thank you from the bottom of my heart sweetheart. Your beautiful words made my heart sing.
      I am not the Queen of Poetry. You are the Queen of Poetry hon, and nothing changed.
      Please take care of yourself.

  3. What a great review….your writings are so gorgeous dearest Gabriela….

    “A red sky sews our hearts together.
    The moon threads the needle.
    She pricks her finger.
    A yellow tear falls on my cheek.”

    I’ve read this micropoem several times now….every single time….it brings me to deeper depths….beautifully written….

    Btw, your book is available on Amazon.de….close to me….so I’ve added the paperback copy in my upcoming order….I can’t resist you anymore….it’s calling me….I’m so much looking forward to read your book full of beautiful poetry ✨❀️

    1. Navin, I am thrilled you like the poem. You bring so much joy in my life. Thank you for supporting my work, my book, me. Wising you the most beautiful and serene afternoon ever. Blessings and love my dear friend.

      1. Dearest Gabriela, of course I’ll support your amazing work….on top of that, you’re a kind being. Much love & blessings your way….

  4. Button I love your new poem. Every line is gorgeous.

    Your review is well written and deserved. Congratulations my dear friend. I wish you more and more wonderfully descriptive reviews.

    Have a blessed week and much inspiration. Sending you lots of love beautiful Button. Yours, honeybun πŸ’–πŸ’•β€οΈπŸ€—

    1. Honeybun, thank you so much for your beautiful words and for the congrats. Thank you for your wonderful support too. You are a sweetheart.
      Have a beautiful and blessed week. May you have the power to overcome all challenges.
      G (Button)

      1. You are so welcome. It is very deserving dearest Button. You have an amazing week as well. We have to have a Dr. put one of our doggies to sleep this Friday. We will miss his sweet spirit in our home but it is time. I don’t know how you knew we were facing a challenge but you did. You must be incredibly intuitive my dear friend. Thank you for your well wishes. I love all the wonderful reviews, thank you for sharing them. I am thrilled for you.
        Love you,
        J (honeybun)

      2. Joni, sweetheart, you told me in another comment that you have to put one of your doggies down this week. I have been thinking about you. I know how challenging and painful can be. Sending you plenty of love and praying you will be strong.
        Thank you for your continuous support
        Blessing my dearest friend.
        G (Button)

      3. You are very thoughtful Button. Thank you for your support. Please stay safe, blessed and inspired this week. Sending you lots of love and hugs too.
        (J) honeybun

    1. Thank you so much Eric. It means a lot. I hope Sam and Erin are doing fine πŸ™‚

      1. Sam has his tie off – a sweaty day in England – Erin has her shirt off but hasn’t told him yet! Just messing with characters in an overheated head! I’ll be in touch within a couple of days, G – take care my friend.

      2. Oh, Erin has her shirt off but hasn’t told him yet! I think we should blame the weather πŸ™‚
        Looking forward to reading your words.
        Take care, Eric.

  5. Gabriela, you toke me a smille.
    I just love this poem, all that envolves colors and sounds (musical) are the most beautiful and sensitive ones (I don’t know, I really like them).
    A hug my friend.

    1. Irina, your beautiful words really made me happy. Thank you so much. I love colors and sounds too, hon.
      Sending you two hugs.

  6. What an amazing review, Gabriela. It’s wonderful when a reviewer knows what she/he is talking about and puts everything into such thoughtful words. If I didn’t already own your book, I’d run out and snag it. <3 Congrats!

    1. Diana, that’s so kind of you to say. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you have done for me.

  7. Congratulations darling!! The review was so beautiful….and you deserve each and every word of it!β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️

    The poem was stunning Gabriela. I don’t know how you do this, but your poems are so sublime and filled with numerous interpretations!! Your words get etched in the reader’s heart❀ (mine for sure!)

    Love and hugs dearπŸ’ž

    1. Thank you from the bottom of my heart dearest Ishita. Your words are so sweet. They make me happy. They make me blush. I do not know if I deserve them. All I know is that I am grateful to you for taking the time to read and write such gorgeous comments.
      “our words get etched in the reader’s heart❀ (mine for sure!)” Thank you so much for this.
      You are a gem. I am grateful we met hon.
      Sending love and hugs

      1. It is my absolute pleasure dear G.β™₯️ And YES, you do deserve all the appreciation you get!!!🌹
        I am so grateful too, that we met Gabriela❀❀

      2. Thank you again sweetheart ❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️

  8. YAY!!! Congratulations, Gabriela!!! And WOW! What an eloquent, dead-on review. How so very wonderful!!! I’m still luxuriating in Your beautiful book. And I love Your lovely little poem here. Such sweetness. HUGEST hugs, Much Love and Cheers!!! πŸ€—β€οΈπŸ˜Š

    1. Good morning Katy. Thank you so much for your beautiful words. I read them and the birds stated singing. You are such a joy. Thank you for being You.
      Have a fabulous day, hon

      1. Oh how fun is that?!!! My absolute pleasure!!! Thank You and Thank You for being You, too!!! πŸ€—β€οΈπŸ’–πŸ˜ŠπŸ’• Fabulous days all around! πŸ˜ƒ

      2. πŸ€—πŸŒΉπŸŒΈβ€οΈπŸ˜πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸŒΉπŸŒΈβ€οΈπŸ˜

    1. Aw… thank you for your divine comment. It means a lot to me.
      Have a beautiful rest of the weekend.

    1. Thank you very much. That is so kind of you to say. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

    1. That’s great Robert. It really is.

      “Shades in the dark.Runs my cheek like blood. Not blood. Not mine alone. Not mine. All yours.” Excellent.

      1. Yeah, I had a go at translating your Yellow into a Quantum Physics thing like you suggested. I think that I’m a little closer to understanding it, but I also think that I missed a few things, like the symbolism of the colour yellow: cowardice?

      2. Indeed, you are very close.
        “the symbolism of the colour yellow: cowardice?” One possible interpretation.
        However, in Egypt yellow was worn to signify the dead. In France yellow signifies jealously, betrayal, weakness. Symblolists poets used it as a sign of metal illness. “Yellow laughter”
        (actually I love this one – it belongs to a french symbolist poet – can’t remember his name of the top of my head).
        Anyway, I love your piece Robert. As I said excellent write.

      3. That will be great! Can’t wait to read it πŸ˜‰
        Take care Robert.

      4. I’m studying the work of Rumi. Thought I could get some tips to move me further away from quantum physics and closer to my heart.

      5. That is funny Robert because I am doing the same now πŸ™‚ I am not kidding. Enjoy the rest of your day.

    1. Thank you so much for the praise and for your support. I am truly grateful to you.

  9. If you’d ever consider submitting some of your work for publication, Dixie State University has an online literary journal and is currently open for submissions.

    You can check us out at https://www.r7review.com/. The deadline to submit this year is November 6th.

    We are in dire need of fiction and nonfiction submissions like this. We also accept memoirs, audio recordings, visual art, book reviews, multimedia (video/audio), photography, etc.

    1. Good morning,
      My most sincere thanks for your invitation to contribute to your journal. I am delighted and humbled by it. It will be a pleasure to have my work published in your journal
      I will do my best to submit before November 6th.
      Kind Regards,

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