Scents of linden trees illuminated by an old oil lamp.
The night is me.
I am the night where love delights dwell.
Shed you skin and come with me where minutes melt like chocolate on the tongue of a child.
You, sweetness from beyond the body, what can one say about you?
This poem will be included in my upcoming poetry collection Woman: Splendor and Sorrow: Love Poems and Poetic Prose.
Passions featured in San Francisco Book Review
Passions featured in Manhattan Book Review.
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“You, sweetness from beyond the body, what can one say about you?” There are no better words to express who I feel about your art!
Oh, Brad, thank you so much for your beautiful comments. It made my day brighter. It sweetened my day.
Take care my dear friend.
Good morning G,
This was beautiful, sensual, and as sweet as that melting chocolate.
Love this entire little thing.
After enticing us with the bold mystery (night) and wonders (chocolate) of you, you dare ask what is he.
Be safe my dear friend.
Good morning Drew.
Thank you so much for your wonderful words and for the praise. Both are sweet 🙂
I am thrilled you liked my little poem.
Don’t eat too much chocolate 🙂
Take good care of yourself, Drew. Stay strong. May all blessings be with you.
My dear, dark chocolate helps lowers blood pressure. (Not that I have been eating any. lol).
Blessing to you as well.
I don’t like dark chocolate. I have not been eating any either 🙂
Good luck, Drew. May the sun shine love on you.
How utterly beautiful! I could feel the words…..your skills are undoubtedly amazing😍❤❤
Thank you so much my dear Ishita. I am humbled by your words. Your kind support means so much to me.
Sending you lots of hugs
You are most welcome🌹❤❤
OH man!!! This is crazy awesome on so many levels, Gabriela! Cheers and Huge hugs! 🤗❤️😊
Ay…Katy. Thank you so much. You are a gem!
Have a lovely day my dear.
My pleasure! And Thank You, Gabriela! You too! ❤️
Shed you skin and come with me where minutes melt like chocolate on the tongue of a child. – These are beautiful, sensual lines G. Your poetry is so elegant and rich.
Hi, Nitin. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your beautiful comments and your support. They mean a lot to me. I hope you are well and writing. This is what I want to hear.
I’m okay and I’m writing when I can although it drains me sometimes. And you’re welcome G. The pleasure is all mine.
I am glad to hear you are writing. Take care.
Such beauty and sensuality! If only we could “shed skin”, perhaps love would be so much easier.
Annette, thank you so much for your gorgeous comment. You made my morning brighter.
Have a lovely day sweetheart.
Annette, I cannot go to your blog anymore. Could you please reply to this comment with your link? Thank you.
Thank you Annette.
Beautiful, Button “Shed your skin and come with me where minutes melt like chocolate on the tongue of a child.” Very visual as always. You can almost taste the chocolate. Button I won’t give anything away but your poem, Wooden bed is so beautifully written that it easily brings one to tears. An entire tragic love story told on a page. Your book is a gold mine of love, loss and holding one’s breath to see where the path of your words take us. Just magnificent. Have a blessed morning and stay healthy. Love you J (honeybun)
Good morning my dearest Joni.
You are so kind honeybun. Your words are as sweet as honey. I am truly grateful to you and your husband for buying my book. I will always be Joni.
I am very glad you liked that poem.
“Your book is a gold mine of love, loss and holding one’s breath to see where the path of your words take us. Just magnificent. ” Honeybun I have tears in my eyes. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I don’t know what else to say.
May you have a blessed day. May you be loved and cherished. May you receive my love as I am so fortunate to receive yours.
You are so welcome beautiful Button. I only speak the truth. Sending my love, blessings and prayers for your safety. Hugs too my dear friend. J (honeybun)
Right back at you honeybun.
Love, blessing and prayers for your family.
My heart is literally beating so fast reading you short poem G…just bravo💓💓💓
Aw… what a nice compliment. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. My heart is beating faster too… your words..
Thank you again
Keep safe in there😊
Thank you. You too.
This is so mystical and wonderful 🥀!
Aw.. thank you so much. Your wonderful words touched my heart.
Stay safe and inspired my dear.
Stay safe and keep writing =)!
Thank you so much. You too.
Thank you hon. I am so glad you liked it.
Thank you 🙂
YOU are welcome.
Thank you so much Bo. I think I have to thank you for something else too. If it was you.
Love to everyone
Not sure what you mean. Or I do….You mean the comment on Amazon?
Yes, I mean the comment on Amazon. Bo, I have no words to thank you for your beautiful comment and for taking the time to write it. It means the world to me.
Sending you plenty of love and hugs.
I wasn’t sure how people see me. Saw it just now. I’m ‘Kindle Customer.’ Haha. This cracked me up.
You’re so welcome, dear. It was my pleasure.
What can I say? I do not know why Amazon does that. Regardless, I knew it was you. You warmed my heart Bo. Thank you.
This is so beautiful.. Gabriela ♥️… Hope you are good..
Thank you so much Sarika. I am well. I hope you are too. Sending you plenty of love.
My pleasure dear.♥️.yes I m well too.. staying safe at home..
That’s wonderful. Lots of love to you.
Very beautiful and Sensual ❤️.
Thank you so much, sweetheart. I hope everyone is well home. Sending love.
You’re welcome dear, Yes we all are doing good. You too Stay Safe and happy ❤️🤗.
Thank you. You too 🙏🤗❤️🌸💐
Beautifully sweet sensual poetry! ❤️🌹
My dearest Rene, thank you from the bottom of my heart. I hope you are well and I hope everything is well too in the Sunshine State.
Sending you hugs
It’s such a beautiful experience to read your lovely poetry G. You are gifted! All is as well as can be expected here. We still have the beautiful sunshine blooms and tweeting birds. Sending you hugs 🤗
Oh, Rene, please know that it is a beautiful experience to read your poetry too. Your writings are gorgeous. I am glad everything is well in the Sunshine State. I used to live in Miami. I miss it.
Flowers and love to you my dear.
Oh wow, a fellow Miamian (former), we are still here, beautiful as ever. My best to you wherever you are or go. Sending flowers from Miami …🌺🌺🌺 xoxo
Thank you so much Rene. I did not leave my heart in San Francisco (Although I love to visit the place. It’s beautiful). I left my heart in Miami. I buried it in the waves of the warm ocean.
Thank you for the flowers. I got them. Be loved. Be happy.
It’s easy to leaves ones heart in Miami, I’ve traveled many countries but I always return. I’m one of the few native Miamians left. xoxo
Rene I was born in Europe. I traveled and even lived in different places. And one day I found myself living in Miami. I feel like I am of that place and that place is of me.
Sending plenty of love to one of the few native Miamians left. Enjoy Miami every minute for me too. I had to leave, but as I said I left my heart in Miami.
I hope you reunite with that heart 💜, I loved my home in Germany But returning to Miami was coming home 🌺 , people complain but you have to love and appreciate the diversity and natural beauty. 🏝🦜
Thank you for your beautiful wish, Rene.
“But returning to Miami was coming home” Oh, I understand that very well.
“people complain but you have to love and appreciate the diversity and natural beauty.” I am with you sweetheart. Miami’s diversity and natural beauty are unbelievable. I spend part of my vacations almost every summer in Miami. It does not look like I can travel this summer. Will you please enjoy the place for me too?
I will indeed. I will have a Mojito in your honor 😊xoxo
I’m not surprised that you both found each other – a couple of my favorite poets. <3
Thank you so much Diana.
Really beautiful 💖 I have bought the book and am loving it already! Am trying to read one poem a day, but can’t help it! Haha 😂 it’s so goooooooodddddd! I might even buy another copy and gift it to a friend 🤔🤔🤔, it’s her birthday soon and I just knowwwww she’ll love it as much as I do!
H.R Phoenix 💖 💖 💖 💖 💖
AW… thank you from the bottom of my heart. You left me breathless. Your gesture humbles me. I do not know what else to say but thank you again … and again.
Stay inspired and blessed
Your welcome Gabriela! You too! 💖💖💖
Thank you again.
Your welcome 😊
Beautiful. You make the night so awesome.
Thank you so much for your beautiful words. I am so grateful to you for reading and commenting.
Lots of love.
Ah, sweetness – dunking a double chocolate biscuit in my afternoon tea and taking a bite before it gets too soggy – no end to the skills of an Englishman…
I don’t doubt the skills of an English gentleman, Eric. Can I have a bite too?
a nibble, maybe….
How generous of you Eric 🙂
A brilliant poem
Aw.. thank you so much, dear.
You’re welcome 😉
A delicious write, Gabriela! I love to read how you paint the world in such beauty with such mastery! 💗
Katy, I am so humbled by your words. Thank you so much. Your comment is beautiful and it brightens my day.
May you have a wonderful rest of the day.
Beautiful, Gabriela. I’m about half way through your book, reading and savoring each poem. <3 Just stunning.
Diana, thank you so much. I am humbled and delighted by your words. I said it and I am going to say it again. I will never forget the moment you shared one of my poems on you site. You were so sweet. I was so grateful, Diana, and I still am.
Thank you for buying my book and taking the time to read. I will always be grateful for this too.
Have a beautiful day. May all your wishes come true.
What a beautiful, sweet & sensual writing of yours….melting chocolate…melting hearts ❤️
Navin, your comment melted my heart. Thank you so much. I am so glad you enjoy my poems. Navin, now that I have you here could please let me know if you get my comments to your poems?
Your welcome Gabriela.
No sadly I don’t get your comments but I do see you like my poems…for that I’m whole heartedly thankful
My pleasure. Could you please check your spam folder? I left a comment on your today’s poem which by the way it’s epic. It’s a masterpiece. Perhaps WP spammed me 🙂
Really….oh I’m already looking forward to read it…thank you for your kind words….they mean a lot to me. I’ll for sure check the spam folder….weird though…have you previously also written your comments on my poems?
Yes, I did. You’ve never replied.
I’m so sorry. I never thought your comments could end up in the spam folder. I just checked the folder & I found yours plus some other bloggers comments as well. It’s so weird that the spam tool had thrown your comments out. My apologies! 🙏
That’s ok. You have nothing to apologize about. WP works in mysterious ways 🙂 I am glad you found the comments 😉
Thx & you too dear G 🙏❤️
sweet, sensual and so provocative, something to delight all the senses. you delight me in so many ways dear Gabriela
Gina, thank you so much. You are supportive. You are wonderful. May you stay blessed forever. This entire community needs you.
Well, this is the most delicious poem ever dear G. I love this more than I love chocolate, and you know what that means, right… yep, this poem is decadent bliss.
“Shed you skin and come with me”
– gladly, I’ll follow your poems anywhere.
“where minutes melt like chocolate on the tongue of a child.”
Sigh, those minutes of pure, unadulterated heaven “You, sweetness from beyond the body, what can one say about you?”
Well, what could we say…. what could be beyond that?
I am sending you a boat load of chocolate to make sure you have plenty for more poems like this. Lots of love and sweet wonderful everythings
My fabulous Rachel!
Did you receive a boat filled with chocolates and flowers? I send it yesterday. I added songs of nightingales and plenty of love.
Seriously Rachel, you melt my heart. Thank you so much for your gorgeous words.
“I’ll follow your poems anywhere.” Let’s go to Hawaii. Do you remember we planned to do so? There we can gets chocolates and rivers of orchids too.
” what could be beyond that?” You tell me Rachel 🙂
I got your chocolates and your love. I think you sent me some light form the Southern Cross too. Was that you?
Thank you for everything Rachel.
I am humbled by your support and your friendship.
Let’s go to Hawaii, I’m not forgetting that plan. Outdoor baths, rainforest scented body wash… chocolates and rivers of orchards. Write your poems and I’ll follow you there.
What can be beyond that?? I think it must be indescribable. But if anyone could describe it, you could.
I got the boat, I’m glad you got the light from the southern cross. Follow it and you will find your way south always.
What a beautiful answer Rachel.
“Follow it and you will find your way south always.” I am following it. I am following through waves and dreams; through the beauty of your poems; through that image of Hawaii where we will enjoy every minute.
This is a hula only for you Rachel
Oh my goodness G, that clip is so captivating and inspiring, Tahiti…. it looks stunning. Let’s follow through waves and dreams, that’s exactly what I want to do.
Thank you did everything, love R.
I am thrilled you liked the clip Rachel. I love it so much… I switched from Hawaii to Tahiti, but I thought you would not regret.
Love and hugs to you.
I’m happy with Tahiti. Sounds perfect in fact ♥️
I am glad sweetheart ❤️❤️❤️
Ahhh G!! So late for you to be awake??
I can’t sleep sweetheart. What time is there ?
It is nearly 7pm now. What time is it for you? I’m sorry you have such trouble sleeping G. Perhaps now I understand what you mean when you once said about the moon being poisonous.
I wish I could send you a magical solution, a little wish upon a star.
You are so good Rachel. Thank you so much for your kind thoughts . It’s 3 am here.
I think I’ll go the sleep. Have a beautiful evening sweetheart. Lots of love ❤️❤️❤️❤️
“the night is me…, where minutes melt like chocolate on a child’s tongue” sumptuous lines Gabriella
Thank you so much Jude. I am thrilled you liked those lines.
Beautiful and the poem itself is sweet and marvelous. 🙂
I do have your book on my list to buy. After all this is over I will buy it and I need to get a new debt card.
Charlie, thank you so much for reading and for your marvelous words.
Don’t worry about buying. You do that when you can and if you can.
Reading my posts and being here for me means the world to me.
Thank you so much my dear friend.
Have a beautiful evening in the beautiful California.
You are welcome my friend. 🙂
Bless your wonderful and kind heart.
You have a wonderful evening as well. Stay safe and healthy. 🙂
This is nice. 😊
Thank you so much. I am glad you enjoyed it 🌸
Feels yummy. Wow.
Thank you so much, sweetheart. I am so glad you enjoyed it. Sending you plenty of love
The way in which you express words takes me a while to fully understand. Your writing is so deep, Gabriela, unique, standing alone as sheer light. You make me think …. you pull my attention in fully. Amazing!!
PS I received your book today. Can’t wait to slowly and enticingly dive in!! Thank you! xo
Sweetheart thank you so much for your beautiful words and for the praise. You really made me happy. I am so grateful to you.
Thank you for ordering my book. I am thankful beyond words.
I hope you are well and staying safe. Sending you love. Gabriela 🌸💕
You are welcome, Gabriela. And yes I am safe, sane, strong, and healthy. I took a few days off from WP this past week and beginning tomorrow I’m going again. How enriched my life is with the connections I’ve made through WP, especially so meaningful at this current time in history. Stay strong and healthy!! Much love to you!! xo
I am glad you are ok. I feel the same; blessed and enriched 🌸 Wherever you go may you be lucky and may your minutes be filled with joy. 🌺🤗💕🌿
Aw, thank you! Your generosity fills me deeply. Bless you! xo
So beautiful and evocative. Very passionate too. What an amazing piece. I always enjoy reading your work. It is grand poetry, the best!
Aw … Lucy … you brought me to tears my drear. I am so humbled by your words. Thank you from the bottom of my heart 🤗❤️💕💐🌸
Most beautiful wordings,dear G!!
Very kind of you Aruna. Thank you.
What a great way to write a poem….I love this❤❤
Thank you from the bottom of my heart ❤️❤️❤️
Really a great fan of your works❤
You are really a sweetheart. You made my morning beautiful.
Sending you plenty of love.
Its morning over there?
Its late noon here in Nigeria🤗
It’s mooning here. I hope you are enjoying your afternoon, sweetheart.
Sweetness is to see you come back! ❤️ Hope you are doing well Gabriela. 🤝 This poem is magnificent. What can one say about it?? 😍
Aw… thank you so much. You made me blush. I am so humbled by your words. Sending tons of love and hugs.
Love and hugs from here too. 💕🤗
Delicious! Nice cover on your book 👍🏻
Thank you so much. It means a lot to me 🌹
Yes! You’re welcome 😊
So amazingly beautiful! Love and hugs.
Thank you so much Rene. Love and hugs right back to you ❤️❤️❤️❤️🤗🤗🤗🤗
More yummy this verse than the sweetness of the chocolate delight. ❤️🤗
Thank you so much. Sending love and chocolate 🍫🍫🍫❤️❤️❤️
You are so welcome, Beautiful!
Thank you for the goodies.
Anytime, my fabulous poetess 🌹
So lovely to revisit this “sweet” poem, Gabriela. Perfect for the holidays. <3 Enjoy.
Thank you so much Diana. Have a beautiful holiday.
Words so filled with sweetness of honey, beautifully written ❤️😊
Aw.. That’s so kind of you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
You are most welcome dear😊🤗❤️
You are most welcome dear 🤗❤️
Merry Christmas 🎄 to you and family members for us to you with hugs 🤗 🇦🇺🕊🕊🕊🕊🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏💥💥💥
Sweetheart, I thought I replied to this comment but it’s still in my unapproved folder.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kind wishes. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and to those you love.
Such sweet words and so well expressed! Loved reading this before Christmas. I tried writing poetry a bit and I learn a lot from you. Thank you, Esdi.
My dearest, you humble me beyond words. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am looking forward to reading your poems. Have a beautiful Christmas 🎄❤️
Superb! Love the play of words 🌹🍪🥂
Aw… thank you from the bottom of my heart 🥰🤗🌹❤️
That’s really sweet 🙂 🙂 🙂
Yes haha 😂 I wish us all the sweetest & + free & + wonderful year 2021 :))
Same to you 🥂🍫🎂🍧🍰🍱
Beautiful tender words, Gabriela!
Thank you so much Tom!