On Life, Love, and Literature: Collage

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How beautiful this winter would be if the sky were the color of your eyes.

A naked night knocked at the door. She wanted to buy love.  I sent her away.

If I must pick one type of love it wouldn’t be eternal love.

Every morning I wake up to a list of things “to do.” I hate things. I love only their meanings. 

If heaven were hell what would you do?

I do not speak anymore. Since I read Camilo José de Cela’s Cristo Versus Arizona I decided silence is the only thing I should practice.


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.

@Gabriela Marie Milton

143 thoughts on “On Life, Love, and Literature: Collage

      1. Thank you sweetheart ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  1. A naked night knocked at the door.

    Sheesh, Gabriela, you could have at least offered her a blanket! 😉

    (Beautiful poem as usual…. I run out of adjectives to describe your use of language <3 )

    Shabbat Shalom,

    1. Hello, my dear David ( You could have told me from the beginning 🙂 ) She said she did not need any. She told me David gave her one 🙂
      Thank you so much for the praise. Sending you and your family love.
      Happy Holidays!

    1. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are a darling ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  2. I loved this one so much! Especially the stanza about the night knocking at the door, and the one about loving only the meanings of things. Great work, Gab.

    I hope you are well.

    1. Thank you so much B. Your words mean a lot to me. I am ok. I hope you are well and you’re enjoying your writing time.

      1. I was wondering: can you see me on your reader? I have the impression that people who follow me can’t see me. B said something about having to remove cookies (can’t remember, I ll ask)

      2. No, I can’t see you. I have to check your site. Removing cookies is always a good strategy. However, I do not know if it is you or me. Most people cannot see me in the reader either. WP blames on my WPN. The thing is that I follow myself and I cannot see my own posts in the reader. I am not going to detail here my long conversations with WP.
        I can see Bo now because I asked her to unfollow me and then follow me back. If you could do the same, perhaps it will work. I hope it will work.
        Sending you love

      3. I ll try the unfollow/follow method and see what happens. Generally I clean cookies on my phone and pc — I ll ask her again to clarify. I follow myself too and I always appear on my reader. WP is strange sometimes.

        Much love, B.

      4. Now, if I check your site I can see you published. Congratulations! Beautiful. You are such a great writer.

        However, I cannot like or comment. That is me. Let’s me try something else.

      5. I was ok until my blog had a problem unrelated to the issues we are talking about. WP got to work on my site. (I could have done it without. It was a minor problem). They fixed that particular problem, but they damaged other things. I told them. My posts do not appear in my reader. I cannot like the posts of some of the people I follow when I go to their sites. They sent me a link supposedly showing my posts in my reader. I do not know how they came up with that one. It’s weird indeed.

      6. I really don’t like it and I can’t see how it made anything better. And what’s the point of changing anything if you don’t make it better?

      7. It’s better for embedding media and designing attractive posts. You can do things similar to adds. Writers don’t really benefit from any of these changes.
        The movement is not meaningless B. They don’t do anything that does not lead to profit. There are millions of business sides that used WP. It’s great for them. And they pay for business plans too.

    1. Haha! Thank you. I am glad you enjoyed the work. Have a fabulous weekend.

      “If a naked night knocked at my door, I’d listen to her” That’s beautiful.

    1. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. That’s so sweet. If you read it please let me know what you think.

    1. Haha! Thank you Eric. Was it the door knock? Perhaps something else? 🙂
      Have a beautiful weekend Eric.
      Take care.

    1. My dearest Ingrid.
      I am so glad you liked that phrase. Thank you so much for being here and for supporting me. Still snowing?

    1. Thank you for your kind words Bo and thank you for asking. I am ok. I’ll go to the doctor next week and we’ll see then. How are you feeling sweetheart?

      1. Good.
        I don’t, really. My foot is on the mend, which is good, but I’m been having a terrible pain in my other leg, the back side, for days. I have no idea what’s going on. I’m tired of everything.

      2. Bo, I am so sorry to hear you don’t feel well. I understand what you are going through. I am myself tired of everything. But hang in there sweetheart. What else can you do?
        Bo, I am here if you want to talk ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  3. Beautifully written dearest Button. I simply love this:

    “A naked night knocked at the door. She wanted to buy love. I sent her away.”

    Gorgeous writing and now I am very curious about the book which I have not read but I am curious. It sounds like such an unusual write from a very talented man.

    Just always in love with your phrases, so extraordinary.

    Sending you dancing fairies on warm breath encapsulated in crystal Christmas ornaments. They will open the latch and let themselves out and decorate your tree for you. Please continue taking care of you foot.
    Sending lots of love dearest Button, hugs and blessings. Honeybun

    1. Good afternoon honeybun.

      Thank you for your wonderful words and for the dancing fairies. They are splendid. They made my afternoon bright (It’s dark outside).

      I am glad you liked that line. As for the book it’s unusual indeed, yet is it the work of a genius.

      I am taking care of myself sweetheart. Thank you.

      You take care of yourself too. Have a fabulous evening filled with love and blessings.
      G (Button)

      1. Will do my dear Button. I am glad you are taking care of yourself. It was almost 70 here today. So cold in the AM. It is still light here.
        I think you are a genius, but there you go. If you really think about the difference between one person being a genius and another person winning a Nobel Prize, like your author, what is the difference? The literary doctors or a small group of people decide what is genius. Often the persons style, etc. doesn’t change but after their dead a few people decide whose work is/was brilliant. I think your work will be called brilliant one day.
        Love you honeybun

    1. Hi, Java, thank you so much fir your beautiful comment. I believe the same 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

  4. Well Gabriella, I see your day has been productive with his jewel of a piece or is it in one of your books? I love the invitation of the knock and the meaning things bring best in silence.
    So Beautiful as always. Thanks for lighting the night … I’d drink wine in heaven and hell so I’m opening a bottle now.. Cheers Friend 🍷🍷

    1. Good morning my beautiful Cindy.
      Thank you for the kind praise. Your comment fills my day with sunshine. It’s dark here. I needed the sunshine.
      No, it’s not from any of my books. It may go in the next one 😊
      I hope you enjoyed your glass of wine. I hope your entire evening was wonderful. Here is to a beautiful day filled with love and friendship 🥂🌹

      1. Oh how nice to chat with you this morning dear Gabriella! So glad you enjoyed the sunshine of my comment and it gave you a little light to dark days. I love sunshine.
        Oh well, it would be a lovely addition.
        Oh i did, thank you! I’m just blown away by how fast the day goes. Thank you for the wishes and to you too. Cheers to that and to our friendship. ❤️🍷

      2. Oh, Cindy, I hope the weather is wonderful today so you can enjoy. Days go by too fast. Sending you plenty of love and wishing you a fabulous day ❤️🌹🥰🌸 To friendship again 🥂

      3. It looks like the perfect day… rain in the night and sun in the day. Thanks so much. And this is a good problem for us in many ways but will savor some moments. Yes, Cheers to that!

    1. Thank you so much my dearest Gina. It’s always great to hear from you. I am glad you think so.May this holiday season bring you joy and fulfill all your dreams ❤️🌹

      1. I am slow in catching up with your writing here but when I do its like the feeling of falling in love all over again. It’s a lovely time for us right now and lots to look forward to. May the season bring special meaning to you too my dear friend

      2. Do not worry about catching up with my writings. I am glad everything is ok on your side. Thank you so much for the kind wishes 🙏🌸🌹😊❤️

  5. I love this, Gabriela. Sat in it for a while and read a couple of times. Now I want to read that book. Also….I’m procrastinating finishing Your wonderful book…but read a few poems before coming here. I’m crazy intrigued with ‘Angelo’. Is this a story You’re writing? It played like a movie in my head….and I wanted MORE! The whole tale. You just gifted me wonders; here and there! Thank You, Beautiful! I hope You have a wonderful week!!! ❤️❤️❤️

    1. Oh, my sweet Katy. Thank you so much for your wonderful words.

      “I’m crazy intrigued with ‘Angelo’ is this a story You’re writing?.” That is the novel I am working on. Well, actually I am not working on. I am trying to send to my publisher another book of poetry and short stories by the end of February. I am working on that right now. When I finish I will hopefully find time to focus on the novel.

      Sending tones of love and huge hugs you way.


      1. Thank you so much Katy. Right back to you. Have a beautiful day ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    1. Thank you so much for asking. You brought tears in my eyes. I am well just had to go to the doctor for some imaging on my ankle and had to finish grading. I hope you are well. Sending you plenty of love and hugs. ❤️❤️❤️🤗🤗🤗🤗

  6. Stunning
    “A naked night knocked at the door. She wanted to buy love. I sent her away.”
    That verse captivated me and as usual, I was hooked on your words😍

  7. “How beautiful the winter……i sent her away”,……so much gorgeous and heart touching.all lines are is symbol your excellent poem writing,dear G!!.

  8. Gabriella, this is such an exquisitely beautiful poem! I have never had a naked night at my door, but I did once have a prostitute climb in the van beside me while leaving my school. I had motioned for her to cross the street, and she perceived my gesture as an invitation. Not quite sure what she thought she could do for me. Thankfully, Miami got the hookers off the streets near our school before students arrived! <3

    1. Hi Cheryl,
      Thank you so much for the praise. You’ve been so good to me I cannot thank you enough.
      What a story! I don’t know what to say. I hope those hookers stay off the street.

      Have a beautiful 2021 Cheryl. May all your dreams come true.

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