September Tango #poem #poetry #poetry collection

your tired feet have walked the desert

thorns and thistles scarred your skin

squirming in a mire 

enraged by liars

your nights of passions

felt like the apocalypse

 

you, bearer of the bleeding hearts

I lock the door

I toss the key out of the window

I drink the sweetest wine

and listen to

the chants of prayers from the faraway Corinth

 

the walls are gray

the music plays

a yellow sunset lingers on my dress

September speaks

with lips of tango nuevo

with cords of harems with no keys

 

you, my adulterated love

I light your fire

blindfolded I seek a buyer

for all my sins

for this September blood that I resold

and for the girl who once was me

 

My poetry collection Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings is available on Amazon here .
Passions featured in San Francisco Book Review
Passions featured in Manhattan Book Review.

Thank you.
Love.
Gabriela.

@short-prose-fiction (Gabriela Marie Milton)

149 thoughts on “September Tango #poem #poetry #poetry collection

  1. The video is sublime as is this gorgeous piece that takes us outside of Corinth.

    So many descriptive phrases that are so rich dear Button.

    “A yellow sunset lingers on my dress
    September speaks”

    I love that you pick Corinth, the city close to where you are, as there are so many religious teachings about this city. So intriguing.

    “I light your fire
    Blindfolded I seek a buyer
    For all my sins”

    Your ending is so perfect and sad.
    What an exceptional piece. I wish I could dance like the woman in the video. Bravo!

    ❤️ love Honeybun 💕❤️🌸🦋

    1. Good morning honeybun. Still morning 🙂
      I am trilled you loved the post and enjoyed the tango. Thank you for the words of praise. They warm my heart. They make me happy. You are fabulous, Joni.
      “I love that you pick Corinth, the city close to where you are” Interesting observation honeybun. I would not say that Corinth is distance wise close to where I am from (although distance is a relative concept; some people may say it is close). However, I will certainly say that Corinth is very close to my soul.
      “I wish I could dance like the woman in the video.” Haha! Me too! I am practicing 🙂
      Love you honeybun
      Have a blessed day.
      G (Button)

      1. Dearest Button,

        I just knew you were a flamenco dancer. My daughter learned while she studied at the University of Madrid. I am talking about the old city of Corinth as referenced in the Bible, I saw your poem in reference to being near that city long ago.

        “the chants of prayers from the faraway Corinth”

        This was where Paul started one of his first churches. Your poems take people to many different places within the walls of your gorgeous words.

        This is one of the things that makes your poems so powerful and magical, my friend. You take us to exotic places all over the world. We can see, hear and smell your words.

        Also the presentation of your work is always so gorgeous. Such an amazing poetress you are Button.

        Thank you for your well wishes. You stay inspired my friend, and always be showered with love and blessings. I can’t wait till your next post. Love (J) honeybun

      2. Good morning my dearest honeybun and thank you so much for your beautiful comment.
        “My daughter learned while she studied at the University of Madrid.” I am thrilled to hear that. ”
        ” I am talking about the old city of Corinth” So am I sweetheart. Corinth is a city that I love; a city in which I spent and hope to spend many more months; a city close to my spirituality and to my heart for many reasons.
        “You take us to exotic places all over the world. We can see, hear and smell your words.” That is so kind of you to say honeybun. Please know I love your magnificent poetry too.
        Well, it’s Saturday. Sending you flowers and plenty of blessings. May you have a fabulous weekend.
        Love
        G (Button)

      3. I thought you were talking about Corinth Button. It must be so beautiful there. Thank you for the flowers and blessings, they have already arrived. Sending much love back to you my dear friend. I hope you get to rest this weekend. To make sure, I am sending the fairies again to work their magic and they all have their PhD’s as well. So leave all your university work to them as well. Spend your weekend relaxing and writing gorgeous poetry for us to enjoy. A bit of a selfish gift 🎁 I know.
        Love and hugs my friend.
        Yours,
        Honeybun

      4. “It must be so beautiful there”. Yes, it is. It has beautiful views. But it is not Athens, Delphi or the islands. It is not anymore one of the most powerful Greek city stats 🙂 However, you have the words of Paul inscribed on the obelisk – relatively important for Orthodox Christians – it is well situated one can reach Athens or Delphi very easy. You can rent splendid villas for reasonable prices and again the views are magnificent.

        Thank you for the love. It always brings joy into my life.

        “To make sure, I am sending the fairies again to work their magic and they all have their PhD’s as well” Aren’t you a real doll? Thank you!
        “So leave all your university work to them as well.” Oh, Joni, believe me I wish I could do that. I walked to the mailbox and it’s a splendid morning. It cooled off. But I have to do ground work for two upcoming conferences so I am stuck with work this weekend.
        Anyway, you really are a beautiful soul and I thank you for being YOU.
        xoxoxo
        G (Button)

      5. I don’t know how you keep up. Thank you for the info on Corinth, it sounds amazing. I would love to visit.

        I am grateful my working days are over. It has cooled off here quite a bit too. Well I hope you are blessed at the conferences you will be attending. No need to respond dear Button just know that you are loved and in my prayers.
        ❤️💕🤗🌸🌺 honeybun

      6. Thank you for the good wishes and for the understanding honeybun.
        Love and blessings right back to you.

    1. Good morning Diana. Thank you so much for the praise. I am glad you enjoyed the piece.
      May you have a fabulous day. May you love and be loved.
      Hugs
      G.

  2. Fabulous. Such a wonderful tango. The steady pace of the words is so deep setting.
    You take this piece from a dark place to a wonderful height and then it ends on this bittersweet, stunning note.
    Really wonderful.
    “I drink the sweetest wine.” Let me take a guess. Moscato? Or Sauternes?
    Either way, a delicious September poem. Actually, I am going to have to read this again. And again and again to eternity. That’s his w beautiful it is.
    Ankaliés.
    S.

    1. What a beautiful comment Shanyu. I am thrilled you liked the tango.
      “You take this piece from a dark place to a wonderful height and then it ends on this bittersweet, stunning note.” I am so humbled by your words. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
      “Moscato? Or Sauternes?” Both sound wonderful. Yet, for some reason I am thinking Tokay/Hungarian 🙂

      Enjoy the delights of season my dear friend and thank you again for your magnificent comment.
      Ankaliázei ton agapitó mou fílo 🙂

      I am not Greek. I know about 100 words in Greek 🙂
      Sending you a big hug and much love Shanyu. And a kiss.
      xoxo

      1. Dear friend,
        You are so very welcome. This was absolutely beautiful.
        Tokay? Wonderful. I got you as a red wine person. You surely made it white!
        Thank you for the greetings. May you have a wonderful September too.
        “I am not Greek. I know about 100 words in Greek” Aw Shucks. Better stick to abrazos😀
        Sending much love and a bottle of Tokay. Cheers.

      2. Hello, my dearest Shanyu. Thank you so much for the Tokay. I will keep it to remember me of our friendship. One day we may have a glass together.
        “I got you as a red wine person.” Oh, I hate to disappoint you Shanyu but I usually do not drink alcohol. Do I know one thing or two about splendid wines? Yes, but what I know I learned mostly from others.
        You can use Greek. In this way we both can learn (I am assuming you are not Greek :))
        Sending love.
        Have a beautiful weekend.
        G,

      3. My absolute dear. I got it in Budapest.
        “One day we may have a glass together.” I’ll be waiting for that day.
        “But I usually do not drink alcohol. “That’s absolutely fine friend. I didn’t know that. I cannot have it too. It just all that I’ve picked up from surfing the net. For the record, it has the highest waves😁
        I might as well use Greek but it all depends on how well Google Translate responds( the cat’s out of the bag😬)
        “I am assuming you are not Greek” I’m not.
        Thank you for the love and kindness.
        Hugs.
        S.

      4. The wine of the kings; the king of wines 🙂 I am talking about Tokay 🙂
        Hugs right back to you.
        G.

      5. I am sorry Shanyu. I should not ask. I truly apologize. Enjoy your rest of the day my dear friend. You’re fantastic.

      6. Thank you for being so gracious.
        You just turned 15! Happy belated birthday! I should not talk about wines with you. I would not do it again. I promise.
        Here is a flower to your 15 the most beautiful age when love is fresh and innocent.
        Seeding you hugs my dear friend.
        G.

      7. Thank you so much for the wishes.
        You can by all means talk wine to me. I’m into food so I’m open to gathering all the information I can get. Wine flavours Italian beautifully. Rum is an absolute go to for desserts( of course flambéed)
        So yeah, as far as it adds to my understanding of world cultures and cuisines, I very well appreciate it.
        Thank you so much for the flower. I’m imagining an edelweiss ( I don’t know maybe because it was the centre of the title song for The Man in the high castle?)
        Thank you once again. Cheers.
        And yes, I still look forward to talking Tokay.
        S.

    1. Good afternoon my dearest Eric, and tons of apologies for being late with everything. Thank you so much for your beautiful comment. It means a lot Eric. I will write the you soon.
      Have a splendid weekend.
      Yours
      G.

    1. Cindy, Cindy… Thank you so much for your beautiful comment. I love it. Maybe I should call the poem September Apocalypse 🙂 I don’t know. I am happy you were here and I am very grateful for your support… deeply grateful.
      Wishing you a fabulous weekend filled with joy and love.
      Yours
      G.

      1. You are most welcome Gabriela! It is always deserved! Oh I think that’s a great name for it! It would be remembered…. maybe you need 2020 on it too-:). It is my gift to support you for all your words you shower us all with. You do the same! ❤️❤️❤️C

      2. Oh that’s a great gift 🎁. Thank you Cindy. And thank you for your beautiful posts and your supporting 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

    1. Good morning my dearest Brad,
      It’s a splendid morning here and I hope it’s splendid where you are too. Perhaps you are taking the bike out today. If you do please think of me for a second.
      What can I say? Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being here for me. I know I am not too good these days – too much work and too many pressures – but I want you to know that I think of you and your beautiful poems very often. When I have the time to read your poems bring a lot of joy into my life. Although I noticed that lately there is a darker note to them.
      Anyway, have a magnificent weekend Brad.
      xoxoxo..
      G.

      1. It would be more rare, the seconds I do not think of you. I know how busy your life and careers must be. I appreciate all the time and support you give and I never take attendance. You are always here and I feel it. And, yes, a few darker pieces as of late, but not a transition in my head space, just stretching the creative muscles, so to speak. There is a subtle beauty in the dark. Have a great weekend enjoying the weather and I will save you a seat on the next ride! xoxo

    1. Oh, Cheryl, I am so humbled by your comment. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Sending love and plenty of hugs . Have a lovely weekend .
      🌹❤️🌹❤️

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  3. What can I say, dearest Gabriela…I must’ve read it several times to sense the poem…it’s so lively with your crazy lines…right from the very begining…”your tired feet have walked the desert…thorns and thistles scarred your skin”…the imagery is intense & painful through the tired feet & scarred skin…I feel, I know that being…and then the way it progresses slowly…“A yellow sunset lingers on my dress…September speaks…I light your fire…Blindfolded I seek a buyer…For all my sins”…this poem of yours is simply beautiful…sensual…truly September’s hot tango…now don’t you plan to melt me with that sunset…it’s still burning hot & immensely beautiful 💛

  4. Was reading this with a different perspective, as in like a lover been spoken to; with some regret being expressed of how things turned out between two lovers. Till I got to the end and realised it was to one’s self.
    Brilliant write and ending!❤🔥👏

    1. Joel, thank you so much for your wonderful comment and for the praise. I am humbled by your words. Your interpretation is brilliant and for that I thank you again.
      Gabriela

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