Bewitched #poem #poetry collection

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Included in my poetry collection Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings.

perhaps I was bewitched by the North Star
or by a ballad as dateless as my blood
geography of feelings populates unwanted interludes
my eyes, the nests of dewy grass and leaves
emerald eyelashes flaunt
black taffeta chirps between my fingers like piano keys
inside my soul your kisses soar
soft lilac tones like prayers of the youngest nun
perhaps because I read your poetry last night
and cut my soul between a stanza and a strife
perhaps a child played with a kite
a kingdom for a sup
maybe it was the wind
that woke me up

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

128 thoughts on “Bewitched #poem #poetry collection

  1. The north star will get you every time. Beautiful poem, Gabriela. The has a way of awakening.

  2. There’s ‘meh.’ And then there’s ‘ahh!’. This was ahh worthy. Divine.
    I absolutely adore the last few lines. A little rhythm and trance in those.
    “or by a ballad as dateless as my blood”
    As another comment points out, this is a wonderful wonderful line. It establishes this sense of knowing, which makes the poem so much closer to the reader’s heart. Truly beautiful.
    perhaps I was bewitched by your words or by a ballad as dateless as your poetry…

    1. Oh, my dearest Shanyu. What a beautiful comment. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. It means a lot to me you are here. I am glad you liked the piece.
      “perhaps I was bewitched by your words or by a ballad as dateless as your poetry…” that’s really sweet. Sending you plenty of love and hugs.
      xoxo…

      1. It’s been a pleasure.

        I overburdened my leg on the weekend so it was very painful, day in day out. Started swelling again. After some massage and swimming pool, I’m better now. How far are you? Have u started some therapy?

      2. I am glad it’s better now. Take care of yourself, Bo.
        I am doing fine but it is still swelling. I did not start any therapy. I need it but I am scared to go anywhere. It’s getting bad here. My doctor got COVID.
        I still do ice and salt baths every day.
        Sending hugs to everyone. A kiss to little B.
        xoxoxo

      3. Hi Bo,
        The medical staff is getting vaccine indeed. Things should get better.
        I have 2 months today so I have to think about therapy.
        Please keep me updated. I want to know how you feel.
        xoxo

      4. Thank you so much Bo. You are right. I have to start now. I’ll see if I can talk to another doctor today 🤗❤️

    1. Punam, you are so sweet. I don’t know what to say but thank you for being YOU. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
      Sending love and hugs
      xoxo

  3. Wow…I am just blown away by your way with words. I was a believer right away. I immediately bought your book! Thank you for sharing your work with us ✨

    1. Aw.. thank you for your kind words and for getting my book. It means a lot to me. I am humbled by your gesture.

      1. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  4. Dear Gabriela, this is absolutely splendid! I appreciate your choice of words in every poem you write. You are my dearest poet! ❣️❤️🥰😍😘

    1. Thank you so much my dear. You warm my heart every time. I am so humbled by your words.
      I hope everything is well. Sending you lots of love ❤️🥰🌹🤗

    1. You are a great poet, Eric. You know how to make words ring beautifully.
      “albeit a little mischievously – always with affection and respect.” Thank you so much. It means a lot.
      Stay safe. Stay inspired.
      Hugs

  5. Beautiful as always, Poetess, but I found “perhaps because I read your poetry last night,
    and cut my soul between a stanza and a strife” to be such stunning lines. You never cease to amaze me. Bravo, my friend!

    1. Thank you so much Brad. I am thrilled you liked those lines. Sending love and hugs 🥰🤗🌹

    1. Aw.. Cindy, you are beyond kind. Thank you so much sweetheart.
      Have a beautiful evening
      xoxoxo

    1. Thank you so much Cheryl. Very grateful for your comment. I hope you are well. Sending love ❤️

  6. Beautiful Gabriela!!! Smiling sooo big. I love this!!! And I just came from Your wonderful book!!! ‘Love in Venice’ and the two poems before it are like tiny chapters in a novel for me. I was carried along, so caught up and wanting more!!! You’re a transporter to other worlds!!! So beautiful. Thank You and I hope You have a wonderful day! Sending huge hugs Your way! 🤗❤️😊!

    1. My fabulous Katy. You support and encourage me so much. I am so graceful for your kindness.
      ” You’re a transporter to other worlds!!!” This humbles me beyond.
      ” ‘Love in Venice’ and the two poems before it are like tiny chapters in a novel for me.” Yes, they are. Only if I can find the time to write that novel.
      Sending you LOVE and LOVE and LOVE.
      xoxoxo

      1. AHHH!!! SOOO exciting! You will find the time! I know it. I’m amazed at all You do, seriously! I am so grateful for Your kindness as well! Sending LOVE and LOVE and LOVE right back to You, Beautiful!!! ❤️❤️❤️!

      2. I will certainly find the time Katy. You are so dear to me.
        Sending sunshine and big hugs.
        xoxoxoxo…

      3. ❤️❤️❤️!!! Sunshine and hugs joyfully received, on a morning I needed them!!! Ahhhh!!!! Life! 🤣 Thank You, Beauty! Boomeranging them back!!! ❤️❤️❤️!!!

    1. My most sincere thank for your wonderful words, Rona. I am glad you enjoyed my work.
      xoxo

  7. A book full of tenderness and stanzas that engulfs the mind with so many magnificent images. A treasure box your book of poems, a ride in a carriage on a perfect night with love sitting beside you.

    “emerald eyelashes flaunt
    black taffeta chirps between my fingers like piano keys
    inside my soul your kisses soar
    soft lilac tones like prayers of the youngest nun”

    Words that can not be put together easily to create such a beautiful image and yet you take the word “chirps” and create an orchestra with a single instrument.

    So beautiful your book and your words Button. I hope you are having an amazing week and I am sending my love in purple silk bags made by my fairies 🧚‍♀️ and in each bag a kiss of gratitude for your precious words.

    ❤️ love you
    Honeybun

    1. Honeybun,
      Thank you so much for the praise. You took my breath away. I am beyond grateful for everything you have done for me.
      May you stay blessed and inspired. May you stay loved and happy. You deserve it all.
      Sending you tons of hugs
      G(button)

      1. You are welcome dearest Button. It was a wonderful poem to share. I hope your day is full of love, sunshine and hugs too. The fairies were missing you. They will deliver my package and my love. They are way faster than UPS. Stay safe. Sending prayers always.
        Love ❤️ you,
        Honeybun

      2. Thank you for the love and the good wishes honeybun. Right back to you.
        May you have a magical day tomorrow (it’s almost midnight :))
        love you
        G (button)

      3. Thank you sweet Button. It is always so wonderful to hear from you. I think I will make sure I have a magical day today, that sounds nice dear friend. The fairies were probably there before you went to bed with their magic. I hope you are filled with love, inspiration, and hope for better days as am I. We can live inside our words part of the time anyway. Thank you always for your, love and blessings my dear Button. Sending you much more and may your sleepy eyes awaken with wonderful surprises and happiness floating in the air in beautiful balloons.
        Love you bunches,
        Honeybun

      4. Thank you honeybun. I got the the love and the happiness floating in the air in beautiful balloons. You are a sweetheart.
        Sending yo back love and hugs.
        xoxoxo

      5. You too hon 🌹🌹🌹🌹🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  8. “emerald eyelashes flaunt
    black taffeta chirps between my fingers like piano keys….inside my soul your kisses soar”….this poem of yours is beautiful with a vivid imagery….bewitched….truly….have a wonderful & peaceful day ✨ 💫

    1. My dearest Navin,
      Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. You know how to melt my heart.
      Wishing you the same
      xoxoxo

      1. You’re very welcome dear Gabriela….it’s your own writings that melt your heart….you’re an amazing poet ✨💫

  9. ‘perhaps I was bewitched by the North Star
    or by a ballad as dateless as my blood’
    The way you bring the passion in poetry is awesome always. Its more like read it once again. And each time it has a different essence or it is just the understanding finds the depth.

    1. Oh, thank you so such sweetheart. You are a gem. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

      1. Its is my pleasure always to read your poetry. Inspired by it and learn from it. So thanks to you for inspiring. (Hearts)

      2. 🙏🙏🙏🌹🌹🌹🥰🥰🥰

      1. 🙏🙏🙏🍓🍓🍓❤️❤️❤️

      1. We’ve been going through presidential elections and internet was shut off for a whole week almost. A setback for many but now I’m scrambling to make up for lost time.
        I’ll be emailing you really soon,
        We have the Collab, some advice and just friend sharing to do💓

  10. perhaps because I read your poetry last night
    and cut my soul between a stanza and a strife
    perhaps a child played with a kite
    a kingdom for a sup
    maybe it was the wind
    that woke me up

    What gorgeous lines!

    1. Thank you so much B. I hope everything is ok with you ❤️❤️❤️🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

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