Professions #poem #poetry #love poem #poetic prose #poetry collection

Motto
I get drunk on love, charity, and passion. These are my professions.

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I walk into the three days we spent together.

On the first day, a nude silence wraps around my lips. Shortly after I can hear the noise of wine poured into glasses.
The hour to get drunk on love has come.
I touch your skin and another you is born.
Birds invade the sky.
A banquet of candles floods the streets.
A white thread ties my blood vessels at the exact moment when a religious procession walks by.

 

On the second day, drunk on charity, my sights descend upon the earth.
The dirty hands of the woman who owns wells touch my skin.
I hear your voice.
I will not counsel her or belittle her desires.
All she will do is sell her fake dreams in the corner of an empty street for her entire life.
I forbid you.
By punishing her you would have ruined the very thing you set out to safeguard: our love.

 

On the third day, stars melt in our palms like soft grapes in winepresses.
The intimations of you and I, with their smell and softness of grass and late autumn roses, invade the room.
A convulsive joy impregnates your eyes.
Words have no pigments and no form. Their register sinks in gravity, shiny coil by shiny coil, musical key by musical key, sleepy touch by sleepy touch.
The perfection of the afternoonโ€™s poplars blesses the air.
Possessed by passions, under the wing of a bird, we died three days ago.

 

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.
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@Gabriela Marie Milton

166 thoughts on “Professions #poem #poetry #love poem #poetic prose #poetry collection

    1. What? That’s it, Sue? The whole universe of wonderment that is Gabiela’s verse summed up in two words and an emoticon?! Fie but that I even meet thine eye!
      But yeah – she writes nice don’t she. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  1. Absolutely sublime poem, touched my heart so much! ๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธ
    I love your wonderful poems! โค๏ธ
    I send you a very big hug full of affection! ๐Ÿ˜˜โ™ฅ๏ธ

    1. Ely, I have no words to thank you for your beautiful comments and for your support. You are talented and wonderful. You melt my heart. May you be loved and happy forever.
      Gabriela

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    1. Oh, Timothy, I am thrilled you liked it. Thank you for your beautiful words. How is everyone?

  2. Dear friend,
    Such a wonderful spectrum of emotions in these lines. Imagery runs deep and each word can be felt under the skin.
    “stars melt in our palms like soft grapes in wine presses”
    This is stunning G! Remind me to use this somewhere. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Melting stars, religious processions, afternoon poplars….whoaaaa.
    Amazing. Just nothing less to perfection. Can’t wait for the book to come out.
    Abrazos.

    1. My dearest Shanyu,
      You take my breath away. Thank you from my heart for the praise.
      “Remind me to use this somewhere. ๐Ÿ™‚” I will remind you my friend. Just let me know when you want me to remind you ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚
      “Just nothing less to perfection.” You make me blush. You humble me.

      Shanyu, I hope you are having a beautiful weekend. I hope love and happiness are with you, and of course, cotton-candy ice-cream ๐Ÿ™‚
      Blowing you a kiss!
      xoxoxo

      1. Gabriela,
        My absolute pleasure. All I can do is thank you for the poetry you are bringing to us, readers. Every poem that I read from you gives me so much to learn and note down in my notebook to read on repeat ๐Ÿ™‚

        I am having a wonderful weekend. The sun’s out after so long, and everything is drenched in gold. I hope everything is well with you and Maya.
        I’m serving cotton candy soup, cotton candy goulash and cotton candy ice-cream with cotton candy grapes today. Care to join me in cotton candy paradise?๐Ÿ™‚
        Sending you love.

      2. You are so sweet. I hope you know how much I appreciate your support. You are really dear to my heart.
        Maya sends hugs too.
        I am glad you are having a wonderful weekend. “cotton candy soup, cotton candy goulash and cotton candy ice-cream with cotton candy grapes today.” I am envious!
        “Care to join me in cotton candy paradise?” I do. I will be there with a big cotton candy pie and cotton candy martinis.
        We can inscribe together cotton candy verses in the sky. That will be wonderful.
        xoxoxo

      3. Ooh la! Cotton candy pie and cotton candy martinis! Just what we needed.
        “Cotton candy verses in the sky” wow. I’m calling a shotgun. There has to be a poem with this and I’ll be writing it for sure.
        Yes, that would we wonderful. We’ll have cotton candy till we can’t no more…

      4. Looking forward to the cotton candy poem.
        BTW, wonderful post on Greek food. Wait, you forgot the keftedes ๐Ÿ™‚ You know what makes them so wonderful? They are not baked in the oven. They are fried in a pan. They are really delicious. I’ll send you some soon.
        xoxoxo

      5. Oh yes, I see them and smell them too. Just tender and succulent and as delicious as your poetry.
        What movie should I put on for the meal?

  3. Dear Button this is a magnificent piece of writing. Every line adds so much feeling and texture.

    I love every line but as everyone I have my favorites.

    โ€œA white thread ties my blood vessels at the exact moment when a religious procession walks by.โ€

    โ€œ I hear your voice. I will not counsel her or belittle her desires.โ€ โ€œBy punishing her you would have ruined the very thing you set out to safeguard: our love.โ€

    The entire third paragraph is magical. The last line is so incredibly perfect. I truly love this piece and am grateful to have been able to read it. You inspire me Button.

    Sending love, hugs, prayers and flowers wrapped in white thread.
    Love
    Honeybun
    โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜˜

    1. My Dearest Honeybun,
      As always, thank you for your support and your kind words. They mean a lot. You are very gracious. I am glad you enjoyed the piece.
      Thank you for the love, hugs, prayers, and flowers.
      Sending back love, blessings, and grace.
      May peace and happiness be with you this weekend and all weekends to come.
      xoxo
      G(Button)

      1. My pleasure my friend. Your work is captivating in so many ways. Thank you for all your well wishes dear Button. Love to you always. ๐Ÿ’•โค๏ธ๐Ÿค—Honeybun

      2. So is yours. Enjoy the weekend โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

  4. Sweetheart, this is gorgeous. Every line blooms with the fragrance of a thousand roses and tastes of honey.

    “A white thread ties my blood vessels at the exact moment when a religious procession walks by.”
    Stunning. Absolutely stunning.

    “On the third day, stars melt in our palms like soft grapes in winepresses.”
    “Words have no pigments and no form. Their register sinks in gravity, shiny coil by shiny coil, musical key by musical key, sleepy touch by sleepy touch.”

    A stellar piece dear. Lovely!

    xoxoxo….

    1. Ishita, my dear, thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to read and for your exquisite words. I am thrilled you liked the piece. I am probably as busy as you are. I apologize for not replying to all comments. I read yours and they really made me happy. I will reply as soon as I can. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart, You are a sweetheart. I hope everything is going well. Let me know if you get a chance.
      Sending love.
      xoxo

      1. Absolutely my pleasure Gabriela!โค

        Hey, no need to apologise! I understand you are busy. Please take your time and reply. I’m glad the comments made you happy, that’s what they are meant forโฃโฃ
        Everything is going well G. Hope you are well too.
        Much loveโค

      2. Thank you so much for your understanding sweetheart. I am glad you are well ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒนโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

    1. Aw.. Eric, thank you so much for being here. I feel so bad. You know why. It’s been crazy. Anyway, I do not deserve your attention but I will correct that soon and hope you will forgive me.
      Have a wonderful weekend.
      Yours
      G.

      1. Thank you for your understanding Eric, yet precisely because we are friends..
        Take care too..
        G.

  5. G, this is magnificent….
    So many great lines…and the feeling of it all……it’s just beautiful!
    “The hour to get drunk on love has come.
    I touch your skin and another you is born.” This….hm! I have no words!!

    1. Andrada, my most sincere thanks for your beautiful comment. I am humbled by your words and delighted you liked the piece.
      I hope you are well. Good luck with everything and stay safe.
      Sending love.
      G.

      1. Thank you again. I love you work too โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

    1. My Dearest Michelle, thank you so much for your lovely comment and wishes. They touch my heart. Please know I love your work too.
      Have a fabulous weekend! Sending hugs your way.
      xoxo

    1. Thank you Darren. It’s always a joy to have you reading my work. I hope everything is well with you. Have a great weekend.
      G.

    1. Aw…. thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am so happy you liked it. Sending โค๏ธ and ๐Ÿฅฐ your way.!

  6. Dearest Gabriela, you leave me with nothing than to praise you…the craze in you…when you spill the pigmentless & formless words from the deeper you…that paint such an intense picture with the beautiful view…I fall in love with your tunes…the burning flames everywhere & you’re simply walking through…you’re the fire & you’re keeping the cool ๐Ÿ’–โœจ

    1. My dearest Navin, thank you for your beautiful words. Indeed they are so beautiful that I will wrap myself in them and I will walk formless through fire.
      You know how much I cherish your words. Thank YOU again. Sending you a hug wrapped in the scents of autumn. Catch it.
      Much love.
      G.

      1. You’re very welcome, my formless beinG(abriela)….I did catch your scented hug….thank you for your fire & love….Much love

    1. Java, thank you for reading and for your interpretation. A rebirth! I think they are.
      Sending hugs
      Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

    1. My most sincere thanks for your comment. It made my day. It made me happy anf it humbled me.
      All the best
      Gabriela

  7. Oh wow, I’m always blown away by your poetry and have to go back because there are so many nuances here and I always find myself saying; “oh I wish I could write like that”.
    It does remind me a bit of Romeo and Juliet. All so beautiful and I want to hold on the the physical and am a bit sad too but then the etherealness of the truth of that reality is so comforting. Does that make sense poetess Gabriella? Big love, admiration and hugs. โค๏ธ๐Ÿค— Cindy

    1. Cindy, Good Morning. Are they on the golf course?

      Your words took my breath away. They melted my heat. You are wonderful and I am deeply grateful to you for your support.
      “It does remind me a bit of Romeo and Juliet. All so beautiful and I want to hold on the the physical and am a bit sad too but then the etherealness of the truth of that reality is so comforting. ” Of yes it does. It makes a lot of sense to me. Love, admiration, and hugs to you too.

      Romeo and Juliet. You are right.

      1. Good Morning Gabriella. Not today but about 2 days a week you’ll find them on the golf course.
        Awww well, I’m glad and I truly mean it.
        I’m so glad you liked my thoughts and can relate to my observation of Romeo and Juliet. I know it’s always hard to let go of the physical but you are so right about the truth being calming and setting us free. That is comforting. Glad I was in the right direction. Tonight we are planning a Surprise Murder Mystery for my daughter on Zoom for her birthday. I bet you would get some good writing material from this. Should be fun. Maybe I’ll post that next Friday Fun day-:)
        Oh thanks for the link!!!! โค๏ธ๐Ÿค—

      2. A surprise birthday! Surprise Murder Mystery! How Wonderful. Happy birthday to your daughter!!!! You guys have a wonderful time!!!
        “I bet you would get some good writing material from this.” If you tell me more about after it’s over…
        “Glad I was in the right direction” The direction is right when it comes from the heart. You were on the right direction. Thank you again for your comment and have fun!!!
        Lots of fun!!!
        xoxoxo

      3. Oh she LOVES this stuff!!! It’s a prom event. A actress at heart, teacher by profession. Thanks we sure will. I’ll fill you in. Yes, that is so true about direction! Thanks and have a great night as well! โค๏ธ ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

      4. Cindy, I am really happy to learn more about her. All the best to her.
        Looking forward to hearing more.
        xoxo
        Gabriela

    1. Good morning Blanca. I am so grateful to you for your beautiful words and for your support.
      Sending hugs and wishes for a beautiful weekend.
      Gabriela

    1. Aw.. Diana, thank you so much. Every word of yours is a flower in my forever garden. Have a beautiful weekend. Sending love and happiness your way โค๏ธ๐ŸŒน

    1. ben, thank you so much for your kind words. They mean a lot to me.
      You certainly can put words together in a very artistic way. I am quite confident.
      I hope you are having a beautiful weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Thank you so much ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน

  8. Mmmmm. Wow. BEAUTIFUL Gabriela. I’ve been sitting here with this one for quite a few minutes. Read once. Sat and breathed and an “Oh my GOD!” came flying out of my mouth. Read again slowly. And again. This is a crazy, wonderfully beautiful journey. I’m joyously stunned. Wow. Thank You!!! I hope You have a superfantasticbubbleelastic week!!! ๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Š

    1. Katy, my dearest, every time I read your comments you leave me breathless. YOU are so WONDERFUL AND SO KIND. THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART FOR YOUR SUPPORT.
      Sending you love and HUGE hugs.
      xoxoxo

      1. Sweet Gabriela! My pleasure!!!! It’s just what comes out after reading You!!! Sending You Love and HUGE hugs right back! ๐Ÿ’–โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’•!!!

  9. So incredibly remarkable poetry Gabriela, beautiful , spectacular, all the adjective I can think of to express my wonder of this “stars melt in our palms like soft grapes in winepresses.
    The intimations of you and I, with their smell and softness of grass and late autumn roses, invade the room”… you are so gifted! MInd blowing!

    1. Hon, thank you so much for your wonderful words. They took me to heaven. You are such a sweetheart. May you be loved and stay inspired.
      Sending HUGE HUGS.

      1. Thank you โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

    1. Thank you so much Luisa. Thatโ€™s so sweet of you ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน

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