adiós #poem #poetic prose #short prose

Drops of you and me in the winter of our love.

Beneath my vocal cords, fingers knead the tongues of your kisses with the smell of wine.

Our souls dismembered by pasts that do not intersect; creators of a love as elusive as my adiós.

Tea leaves tell our future.

Your steps hang in the streets like the breasts of the earth under a bittersweet sky.

Your face grows washerwoman skin.

The land imprisons me.

I cry.

Las lágrimas del mar.

You and I.

 

My poetry collection Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings is available on Amazon here

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@short-prose-fiction (Gabriela Marie Milton)

119 thoughts on “adiós #poem #poetic prose #short prose

    1. Thank you so much Ely fir your wonderful words. You are a gem ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    1. Thank you so much Diana. I have no words to describe how grateful I am to you. Have a beautiful day.
      G.

  1. Astounding, amazing, beautiful with poignancy. To the stars above, this is pure poetic prose and it’s just out of this world. This is like a threnody to the topic of love and perhaps lives that cannot meet until it is the right time and synchronicity. A separation of two. This is impactful, beautiful writing.

    Good lord, this is just incredible poetry. It’s a visceral write and read. Beautifully composed, once more, bardess G. 👏🏼👏🏼

    1. Lucy, my dear, you humbled me and then send me to heaven with your gorgeous words. I bask in your words like in the most beautiful tropical sun. Thank you from the bottom of my heart; a heart that will always be grateful to you.
      Love and hugs. Stay inspired to inspire us.
      xoxoxo

    1. I wish you success too. I think I am following you. At least I tried. My blog is acting strangely today. The only way I can see comments is on redirect.
      Enjoy the rest of your day.
      xoxo
      Gabriela

  2. Now this my friend is just absolute magic. You’ve got such bold and expressive words here. They really make a conversation with the reader.
    sublime, stunning, surreal and so so serene.
    There’s almost a sense of melancholy which reads itself in the lines but it slowly grips you into the poem. Takes you deeper within. And leaves you with that strange yet addictive aftertaste. Salt from the tears of the sea perhaps.
    Really appreciate the beauty of this composition.
    Btw, you originally Spanish?

    1. Hi Shanyu, thank you from the bottom of my heart for being here for me. I am humbled by your friendship and your praise. Your comment is more beautiful than my poem.
      “that strange yet addictive aftertaste. Salt from the tears of the sea perhaps.” Read it loud my friend. It’s gorgeous!
      May your day be beautiful and filled with love.
      Envío mi amor 🙂
      xoxo

      1. Hello G. You are so very welcome. It is so humble of you to say so.
        I’m glad you like the comment. After all, wasn’t it you who taught me to write such heart blushing comments?
        In the end, something as stunning as this piece, deserves all of the best compliments strung together, if I may.
        Atrapé tu amor justo a tiempo. enviando aún más. Amor eterno.
        Yours,
        Shanyu.

      2. Hello my dearest friend
        “After all, wasn’t it you who taught me to write such heart blushing comments” I think it was me 🙂
        “as stunning as this piece, deserves all of the best compliments strung together, if I may” You may. I am basking in your compliment now. Thank you.
        Gracias. Eres mi amor eterno 🙂
        G.

      3. That’s the best thing we can do really. Bask in words. I did in yours. I’m glad you did in mine. Mind the sunburn though!
        enviándote las flores más hermosas y el amanecer más mágico.
        S.

      4. Haha! Sunburn? No way. I am SPF 100 (short-rose-fiction) 🙂
        Thank you for your magnificent wards Shanyu. I hope everything is well with you my friend.
        Abrazos
        G.

      5. Ha. You almost make cynicism run back ashamed. Truly a utopian dreamer eh? Well thank you for the optimism there. In the world gone dark we really need the stars to keep us going. You are one.
        Everything’s pretty good up here. I hope you and Maya are well.
        Btw, what breed is she?
        Abrazos.
        S.

    1. Oh, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kind words. Please know I admire your talent too.
      Love and hugs from me to you.
      xoxo

  3. Sublime…serene…painful…passionate…intense…beautiful…are the words popping up in my head…”Drops of you and me…the tears of the sea”…the imagery…is simply so crazy…I must’ve read your poem several times…and every time I read, it becomes deeper & more intense…I’m deeply in love with your poetry, dearest Gabriela…sending you the drops of love, in the form of chocolate, wrapped in the golden paper of sunshine ❤️

    1. Hi there my dearest friend, your words are fragrant, delicious. .. they make me blush.
      “I’m deeply in love with your poetry, dearest Gabriela” Thank you! Thank you, Navin. I am in love with your poetry too. You know that.
      I hope the rest of your day is sweet like the chocolate that you sent me. I ate the chocolate. I kept golden paper of sunshine and wrapped it around my wrist. It glows in the night.
      Sending love Navin.

      1. “I kept golden paper of sunshine and wrapped it around my wrist. It glows in the night.”…..How you can transform simple things to something magnificent, dearest Gabriela. Sending love & have a wonderful weekend 🌹🥰

      2. Thank you Navin ❤️ Have a beautiful weekend too ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    1. Oh, Cindy, thank you so much for your beautiful comment. You are a gem.
      Sending love and flowers
      Gabriela

      1. That exactly what I sent you: pink lilies. I am you love how they smell.
        Thank you for the wishes. You too.

  4. “Las lagrimas del mar”…a salty tear, a drop that soothes but burns…
    Beautiful poetry my friend…it’s been too long, I have to reach out and greet you and tell you how fantastic that you are…
    Francisco

    1. Gracias por tus amables palabras, Francisco.
      fantasías del mar/ dolor /tus ojos cerrados / mi pensamiento/una flor
      G.

  5. Dearest Button,

    Both the art and the incredibly music were such a treat and then to be followed by your beautifully crafted words. I am always astounded by the depth of your words, but this poem was so visceral I felt the need to read it multiple times yesterday and then again today.

    There is such imagery in this poem that gave me such a primeval feeling. Your words evoke such strong emotions. Your piece brings to life our senses as well as the need to connect to each word. A promise that never survived or lived up to the heart that was captured at one time.

    “Our souls dismembered by pasts that do not intersect; creators of a love as elusive as my adios’s.”
    “Your steps hang in the streets like the breasts of the earth under a bittersweet sky. Your face grows washerwoman skin. The Land imprisons me. I cry.”

    As a poet myself, these words talk to me so deeply. One can hear the echos of the steps, see the aging skin and feel the deep sorrow being expressed in your beautiful words so vividly. “The tears of the sea. You and I.”
    The ending is so somberly told.

    Bravo my dear friend! Your work is magical.

    Sending you lots of love and hugs and looking forward to your next piece as always. Love (J) honeybun

    1. Ah, my dearest honeybun, I did not see this comment until now. I have no idea how it got “approved.”
      Anyway thank you from the bottom of my heart for your beautiful words. They make me feel magical. I am so glad you loved the art and the music too. You are a beautiful soul.
      Sending plenty of love and blessings for a wonderful weekend.
      G (Button)

  6. A superb poem Gabriela , this stanza resonates strongly with me today
    “Your steps hang in the streets like the breasts of the earth under a bittersweet sky” 😊😢

    1. Ivor, thank you so much. I am glad you liked the poem particularly that stanza. I hope everything is well. Sending you the best wishes 🌹

  7. Hey beautiful Gabriela!!! What a wonderful poem. Got lost in so many of Your beautiful lines. In a good way. And the artwork and song You accompanied it with are fanatastic. Wow! To both!!! Thank You!!! Sending huge hugs and wishes that You have a wonderful day Your way!!! 💖💖💖

    1. Hey my dearest Katy,
      You shower me with love and compliments. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Sending you all the hugs and the love in the world. You deserve even more!!!
      I am glad you liked the the artwork and the video. Really glad.
      Have a magnificent day. Sending you fragrant roses!
      xoxoxoxoxo…

      1. Completely my pleasure, Gabriela! It’s just what comes tumbling out after I read You! 🤗 And Thank You for the sweetness and the fragrant roses!!! That’s soooo lovely! I send You wishes for a magnificent day as well and am tossing You glorious honeysuckle and night blooming jasmine from our island home to wherever You may be!!! 🤗❤️😊

      2. Oh, Katy… “am tossing You glorious honeysuckle and night blooming jasmine from our island home” thank you so much! I caught them. And wherever your island home is please know that it lives close to my heart because you are there.
        A thousand kisses!!!!!!!

      3. AHHHH!!!! LOVE this!!! You live close to my heart as well!!! What a sweet, crazy beautiful way to start the day. Thank You so much, dear Gabriela!!! A thousand kisses right back!!! 🤗💝🦋💕😊

      4. Thank you my beautiful and my fabulous Katy. Your words and kisses are here. Sending you back more.
        xoxoxo…

    1. Oh, sweetheart, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Have a splendid weekend. Stay safe ❤️❤️❤️

  8. “Your steps hang in the streets like the breasts of the earth under a bittersweet sky.”
    Here is a line to rival the beauty of many of your other creations! I also love the inclusion of a little spanish (?) to add to the depth of the poem.

    1. Java, thank you so much for the praise sweetheart. You are a gem. Yes, it’s Spanish, I am glad you liked it.
      Love and hugs to you.
      Have a great weekend.

  9. Gorgeous.tears of ocean when one cries as imprisoned by earth and other has to go.most painful feelings in these lines forcing to say adiòs.i am feeling the tears in my eyes.most impressive poem,dear G!!

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