Bloom #poem #poetry

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you cut a piece of my hair
it curls between your index finger and your thumb
in the distance
silhouetted against the snow
knotted kerchiefs
the dress of a woman who insinuates herself on people’s skin like mold on walls
in the little house hidden by oak trees
in the unmade bed where every night you sleep alone
I listen to the mineral eyes of a saint
while between your palms
the Little Prince plays with white plumes
signs that birds exist
the winter buries us deep in the ground
our bodies gestate until the birth of spring
when on the top of an unspoken hill
you and I will bloom
into two trees whose fruit will feed the children of the world

Happy Holidays to all my followers. May your 2021 be fabulous.

Passions featured in San Francisco Book Review
Passions featured in Manhattan Book Review.

@Gabriela Marie Milton

254 thoughts on “Bloom #poem #poetry

    1. Thank you sweetheart. Merry Christmas to you too. May your holidays be filled with love.

  1. Oh beautiful Button this is so gorgeous it makes me shiver. I can see the woman, feel the cold of the snow.

    “the dress of a woman who insinuates herself on people’s skin like mold on walls
    in the little house hidden by oak trees”

    Every line in a journey to somewhere and the ending a solution to the hunger in the world and a story of love. I adore trees and have since I was little so this ending speaks to my heart.

    Sending loving hugs and I have been praying for your foot to heal quickly. You are in my thoughts.
    Honeybun (J)🤗💕❤️🦋

    1. Honeybun, I am so sorry for my late reply.
      Thank you so much for your beautiful words and for the prayers.
      I am glad you liked those lines.
      “I adore trees and have since I was little so this ending speaks to my heart.” I don’t know why this sentence brought tears in my eyes. You really made me happy this evening. You are fabulous. I hope you are well. Wishing you a Happy Solstice and sending blessings.
      Love you
      G (button)

      1. Yes, we are well, thank you dear Button for asking. Your poem was so gorgeous. I am sending you lots of love my dearest friend. Thank you for your kind wishes. I am sending them back. I hope the fairies have been behaving and that they have been helpful. I am sending gifts from deep places in the sea where my mermaid friends have left gifts. They are beautiful pieces to wear in your hair. They are wrapped in blue silk which has been kissed by fairies. Sending these with so much love. 🤗💕❤️🦋🦋Honeybun

      2. Hello my dearest Honeybun,
        Thank you for the love, your wonderful mermaid friends, and the gifts. They are delightful.
        Sending you fresh roses and plenty of hugs.
        Enjoy the rest of your day. Be loved. Be love.
        G (button)

      3. Oh thank you dearest Button. I have the roses with your hugs hanging from the tree. They look so beautiful. I wanted to thank you again for encouraging me to submit my work. Due largely to that encouragement in the next few months I will be in two different anthologies and have more publications coming up. That is one of your many gifts Button, encouraging others and instilling confidence in folks. Your poetry is like the perfectly tied ribbons on the gift. A beautiful glimpse of who you are but not the story, this too, a gift. You are an elusive and captivating gift in which your words keep giving. Also modest so if your uncomfortable publishing this comment feel free to edit out the bottom. Although anyone who reads your work already knows these things.

        Love and Christmas blessings,

    1. Hello sweetheart, you are a gem. Thank you so much for your kind words. May you have a beautiful holiday. Still snowing?

      1. Wishing you a wonderful holiday too! ❄️ Unfortunately it has melted where we are but there’s still plenty in the mountains not far away ⛄️

      2. Thank you for the wishes. Oh, yes, the mountains are not faraway. Love and hugs to you and to everyone you love.

  2. Lovely!

    Gabriela, could you please give me some insight into this line:

    I listen to the mineral eyes of a saint

    I don’t quite know how to understand it.

    Thank you,

    1. It just came to me that the paint on all these Greek Orthodox icons that I have may contain natural pigments from minerals. Sometimes I am really pedestrian 🙂

      1. Thank you David. I just replied to Ben. I was thinking about the natural pigments that some paint may contain.

    1. Thank you Timothy. Merry Christmas to you too and to everyone you love. Are we seeing more picture of the conjunction tonight?

      1. YAY! I can’t wait! I am going to try to take some too. I bought a new camera. Anyway, looking forward to seeing the pictures of the big night taken by you.

  3. What a beautiful day to start the day with your beautiful poetry so lovely expressed bringing warmth to cold days (altho we do need more rain..ugh) You always give me things to ponder and bring light to which I appreciate! Have a lovely day! A double treat to see you twice!❤️❤️❤️ xo

    1. Oh, Cindy, you are such a sweetheart. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kind words. You always bring love and light. Have I ever told you that? If not I am telling you now.

      1. You are so welcome! You are a dear and my heart is fuller because of you, Thank you! Yes.. you have but it’s alwasys pleasure to hear sweet one. xoxxoxo

      2. Thank you Cindy ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  4. Gorgeous imagery, and I love the utilization of both the spring and winter seasons to convey this message. This was very comforting and beautiful to read!

    1. I am humbled by your beautiful comment. Thank you so much. Have a wonderful holiday season ❤️

    1. Thank you so much for your beautiful comment. It makes my day brighter. Have a happy holiday.

  5. The unmade bed where every night you sleep alone! This is peculiar to me 💕💕 Loved this as always I do. Happy wonderful holidays Gabriela. Merry Christmas to you and your family. ☃️❄️🌟

    1. Thank you for being here and for supporting me all the time. Thank you for your wonderful words and for being such a good friend. May your holidays be filled with light and happiness. May 2012 fulfill all your dreams.
      Peculiar? 🙂 🙂 🙂 It sounds like, doesn’t it? 🙂

      1. My pleasure reading your works Gabriela. ❤️❤️ I celebrate your friendship too 🤗💕. Thank you for the beautiful wish dear Gabi, may the coming year be joyous and wonderful to you! 😘😘😍😍

      2. Thank you again 🥰🥰🥰🥰🌹🌹🌹🌹❤️❤️❤️❤️

    1. Thank you Eric. Boris.. don’t get me started.
      I hope everyone is ok. I owe you some words. They will come soon.
      Stay safe.

      1. We’re okay thank you, G – we’d long decided to keep Christmas low key, we kind of knew ‘too little – too late’ Boris would screw up – again – and we kind of know he’ll get screwed by Macron (allegedly the EU) too – guess we’ll have to get a taste for fish! I hope you are gaining mobility and having less pain- and that otherwise you and yours are okay too – take care – Merry Christmas dear friend.

      2. Eric, you got to admit that there was a time when Macron was inclined to cut you guys some slack. Or so it appeared. Now we are at the point of “long live the English-French rivalry” particularly when it comes to fishing rights 🙂 Well, this, too, shall pass. I hope. Anyway, what is it with Boris’ hairdo?

        I am glad to hear you guys are ok. Christmas is going to be low key here too. I am having less pain. Thank you for asking. However, when the doctor took my boot off I couldn’t wait to walk. My walking resulted in new twisting of the ankle. I think I will be fine but I have to rest. Eric, the living room sofa is driving me crazy. You know the story and you can imagine why.
        Merry Christmas to you guys. May 2021 be a better year for all of us.

      3. Gently does it, G – rest easy though I know it isn’t. Ah, the thing with Macron is he needed us when he aspired to be Napoleon and now he thinks he is he doesn’t! And as for King Boris -it may well be a testosterone overload overexciting his hair!

      4. “And as for King Boris -it may well be a testosterone overload overexciting his hair!” That’s so good Eric. You made me laugh. Thank you.
        Given the end of the Battle of Trafalgar it’s not a good idea to think “I am Napoleon.” Although this time you guys are short on battleships 🙂

        Eric, thank you so much for being my friend and for supporting me. Your friendship is very dear to me. I want you to know that.

        Apparently Boris just finished talking to Marcon. Boris says they had a great conversation.

      5. I’ve long known that, G as your’s is to me.
        Ah, yes – Boris told the nation he’d had a chat with birthday boy Macron – a few hours and the ports would be open – guess what a day later still no movement and best part of 2000 lorries (trucks to you) stuck. Apparently we are going to send the Army in to help get things moving – maybe they could keep going to Paris.

      6. “maybe they could keep going to Paris.” You are so good. You keep me smiling 🙂

      7. Since you keep make me laugh I am thinking you should move to the US. What do you say?

      8. 🙂 🙂 🙂
        On a different note, I am really sorry about what is happening at the border. It’s a nightmare.

    1. Thank you so much. Same to you ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

      1. I am happy to hear. May you have a beautiful 2021. Sending hugs to everyone 🤗

    1. Gracias. Con mucho cariño, te deseo una Feliz Navidad y un próspero Año Nuevo.

      1. Gabriela, en verdad deseo que disfrutes las fiestas navideñas. Cuídate mucho y convierte estos días en motivo de alegría. Sé tu quien transmitas a otros la alegría de vivir. Recibe un abrazo con cariño y amistad.

      2. Gabriela, me siento muy halagado con tus palabras. Estoy pensando que me gustan tus publicaciones y las valoro mucho. Tengo una sección llamada “Mujeres de siempre”. Se trata de publicar historias de mujeres que se han atrevido a ser auténticas y dar pasos hacia su realización humana, como ejemplos de vida para aquellas que aún no se animan a hacerlo. ¿Te gustaría que publicara tu historia?

      3. Santiago, te agradezco y me siento honrada por tu invitacion. En principio, acepto gustosa. Sin embargo, ahora estoy muy enfocada en mi segundo libro y lo debo terminar al final del verano. Podriamos coordinar hacia el mes de Agosto? Alli voy a tener bastante tiempo para que hablemos pues me interesa mucho tu invitacion.
        Muchas Gracias.

      4. Gabriela, me halagan tus palabras y me motivan a dar lo mejor de mí. Me gustan tus publicaciones. Me parecen bonitas e interesantes. Las disfruto mucho. Tengo una sección llamada “Mujeres de siempre”. Trata sobre historias de mujeres que se han atrevido a ser auténticas y dar pasos hacia su realización humana, precisamente como ejemplos de vida para otras que aún no se animan a hacerlo. ¿Te gustaría que escribiera tu historia?

    1. Louise, je te remercie beaucoup and je te souhaite une très bonne année 2021. Bisous.

  6. Most beautiful blooming poem”,
    The winter buries us…..” ,and “in the little house hidden by oak tree…..”beautiful metaphors in this last and lovely poem of this terrible year.happy holidays and happy Christmas,dear G!!🌹🌹🌹,

      1. For you too-Happy New Year 2021 like the blooming are most welcome🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

    1. Aw.. Java, thank you from the bottom of my heart ❤️ May you have a beautiful 2021 and may the solstice bring you much happiness 🌹

    1. Happy Holidays to you my dearest Brad. May 2021 bring you lots of happiness.
      Could you please make sure that there are some berries left on the mistletoe branch when we meet? 🙂
      Sending love

    1. Thank you so much Bette. May 2021 bring you and your family lots of happiness and success ❤️

    1. Thank you Punam. Have a warm holiday. May 2021 fill your heart with joy and happiness ❤️❤️❤️❤️

      1. Thank you. Take good care of yourself too sweetheart 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

    1. Thank you so much Victoria. Same to you 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄

  7. This is absolutely surreal my friend. Really heart touching, and bright. And fascinating.
    The imagery, is so beautiful. I can feel these words echoing in my mind. How they are so resonant.
    Every single line is kissed by absolute poetic wonder and gold.
    Really beautiful.
    Have a fantastic Christmas dear friend. Cheers.

    1. Aw.. Thank you so much my dearest friend. Your sweet words… I am so grateful for your kindness and for your friendship.
      May you have a gorgeous holiday, Shanyu.

      1. My absolute pleasure friend. It was an enticing read. How is your Christmas underway?
        Sending you sugar cookies and Cake.

      2. Sugar cookies and cake. Wonderful. Thank you so much. Christmas is good, but you know this year…
        Sending love.

      3. My absolute pleasure friend. Do I know this year? Kidding.
        I’m so sorry Friend. I pray it gets better. How’s the couch?

      4. We will meet 2021 soon 🙂
        Officially I am not using the couch anymore. I slept upstairs in the master bedroom last night. What a relief! It was hard to go up and down the stairs but I managed.
        Thank you for asking Shanyu.
        Lots of love to you my friend.

      5. Yes. We will. Let’s see what it has in store for us.
        It is such a shame my friend. I can’t wait for your foot to heal. Let’s hope it gets much better
        Lots of love

    1. Thank you sweetheart. You are a gem. Have a wonderful holiday. ❤️❤️❤️❤️🤗🤗🤗🤗🎄🎄🎄

      1. Wishing you a wonderful holiday Gabriela, sending my best, many hugs and hearts! ❤️❤️❤️🤗🤗🤗🎄🎁

  8. “the dress of a woman who insinuates herself on people’s skin like mold on walls….” Your words are magnificent, dear Gabriela….enjoy the holidays ❤️🤗

    1. Thank you so much Navin 🤗🌹❤️ Sending you plenty of love. ❤️❤️❤️ Happy Holidays.

    1. Thank you so much sweetheart. You are my Queen of Poetry. You will always be 🌹❤️

    1. My dearest Christine, thank you for your wonderful words. I am deeply grateful you wrote. May you have a marvelous Christmas and may 2021 bring you happiness. 🎄🎁🌹❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    1. Thank you so much Flavio. To you and to everyone you love a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year 🎄🎁. May all your dreams come true.
      Thank you for making 2020 a special year for me. Thank you for your kindness and your generosity. And no, I did not forget. I will write to you soon. 🤗

      1. May you have a beautiful year too. May God bless you and those you love. May God bless us all. Sending love and hugs.

  9. Gabriela, your words are so deep with such intensity that it takes me a while to comprehend. Tremendous power you hold in your mind and heart. Thank you for sharing yourself with us here. Merry Christmas!! xo

    1. Amy, you humbled me beyond words. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Merry Christmas to you too🎄🎁🎄🎁 May 2021 bring you piece and happiness 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

    1. Thank you so much sweetheart. Happy Holidays to you. May you have a beautiful 2021.

      1. You too hon 🎄🌹❤️🎈🎂❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    1. Thank you fir the wishes and for the kink words. May 2021 fulfill all your dreams.

    1. Thank you so much my dear. Happy New Year to you too 🎄🍫🎂❤️🎁

  10. Stunning, stunning, stunning. Beautiful Gabriela. I don’t have words for how much I love this one or where it took me. You know, I decided to sit down with Your book a couple of days ago and finish it. I get embarrassed that I am taking so long to read it. But I couldn’t do it!!! It’s so not to be rushed! I luxuriate in Your words. They are like long hot baths or amazing glasses of wine. Each poem a treasure and a place to go. New rooms to explore. So please know how much You gift me every time I sit to spend time with Your exquisite words!!! I hope You have a WONDERFUL New Year that gifts more Love, Joy and Laughter than You ever thought possible! Huge hugs Your way! 🤗💖🥂

    1. My fabulous Katy,
      You humbled me beyond. I will forever treasure every word you wrote. You are a stunning artist and you have a heart of gold. I am so grateful for our friendship. I am grateful I can bask in the beauty of your artwork and that of your poems.
      May you have a wonderful 2021. May every day bring you love and success. May you be forever happy.
      Thank YOU!!!!

      1. Oh goodness, Beautiful! My ABSOLUTE pleasure!!! And now; my reply to You and Your amazing kindness is EXACTLY, word for word, what You said to me. I seriously feel the same way and could not put it any more perfectly. THANK YOU!!! Sending You the HUGEST hugs imaginable, cocktails of sweet laughter and planets of gratitude!!! Happy New Year!!! 🤗💖🥂💕😊

    1. Happy New Year Karima. Thank you for your kindness and support. Please know that I love your work too. Sending love and hugs ❤️❤️❤️🤗🤗🤗

  11. Hi.
    Great Season Greetings Gabriela. Great
    🤗 🙏 😍

    Words Cut Deep. Deep Intensity Well As. As Well
    Wishes Too. To You + Fam. For Our New Year.
    🎄 🎈 🥂

    👍✨ Stay Safe In Deed. Indeed
    Take Care. Till Next… Shiro 😎

    1. Hi Shiro. Thank You Very Much. May your 2021 be beautiful. May you and those you love be forever happy. 🎁🎈🎆🤗

    1. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Happy New Year to you too 🎈🌸🎊🤗

    1. Thank you so much hon. May 2021 bring you happiness and success ❤️❤️❤️❤️

    1. Thank you so much for your kindness. I am humbled by your words. Happy New Year 🎆🎊🎈

  12. “Let our New Year’s resolution be this: We will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word.” – Göran Persson

    As the New Year approaches us with hopes anew, here is to wishing you and your family a wonderful year ahead.

    1. Such a beautiful wishes. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. May 2021 fulfill all your dreams.

    1. Aw… thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kind words. They mean a lot to me.

      1. You are most welcome dear, then consider your mornings always brighter because whoever reads your poem will tell you the same😊❤️🌹

      2. Aw… that is beyond kindness 🙏🌹🙏🌹🙏🌹🙏🌹

  13. This is a beautiful poem. You have beautifully inter-twined love with the feel of spring. Also, those imageries you use in all of your poems, make them stand apart.

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