The Promise of Us #poem #poetry #poetry collection

The three days that we spent in that city.

The evenings, intoxicated by the smell of linden trees and the intimation of grace, entered our imaginations as the air fills a restless balloon.  

Under the 7am cold shower the first morning blossomed into layers of rose and gold; shivering skin hoping for the warmth of a kiss.

The afternoons grew childbearing hips and spun them in the soft air; the floreo circularities of the flamenco dance. 

Our candlelight dinners with their buttery taste, creamy textures, and oaked aged incantations.

The shell of our nights broken by mental possessions in front of which any other type of possession becomes superfluous. 

I remember you holding in the air an unopen bottle of wine. Then, head on my knees, you cried. 

Your tears trickled from my legs on the floor. The bed grew aromatic roots.

The promise of us, with its infinite ambiguity, spread through our bodies. 

The city, like a gigantic swan, deserted its breeding nest.

It left us to the mercy of an inexplicable love. 

Oh, yes, my love.

Oh, yes.


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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201 thoughts on “The Promise of Us #poem #poetry #poetry collection

      1. Do not worry about. Thank you again for the beautiful comment ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน

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      1. Yes, but they can go out into the catio at anytime. I had two cats under the covers and four piled on top of me most of the night. Laurie had one of the cats on her.

      2. How sweet. May and Mr. Churchill slept in bed right by me under the covers. They were cold.

      3. It really does. Maya got up in the morning before me and she is hiding somewhere right now. I have no idea where she is. Medication time ๐Ÿ™‚ Mr. Churchill will find her although it appears that all he wants to do now is to sit on my lap.

      4. Sasha has given up trying to hide at medicine time. She seems to be giving up on making me chasing her around the house, also.

      5. That’s wonderful I hope Maya does the same. Stay warm ๐Ÿ™‚ Hugs to everyone.

    1. Oh, I donโ€™t want you to miss your val. Thank you for your beautiful comment. It touched my heart. Sending love and good wishes ๐ŸŒน

  1. the ending is evocative and powerfully hopeful. At least that’s the way I interpret it.

    “The city, like a gigantic swan, deserted its breeding nest.

    “It left us to the mercy of an inexplicable love.

    “Oh, yes, my love.

    Oh, yes.”

    1. David, thank you so much for your beautiful comment and for supporting me. The ending is hopeful indeed.
      Enjoy the rest of your day and thanks again.

    1. Thank you so much hon. I am humbled by your words. Sending love โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

      1. Everything is fine. The book is being edited as we speak. She is really good offering suggestions in formatting the book which makes a lot of sense and two new chapters to write. I changed all the names in the book to names that are more up to date. I am writing more conversations in with the one character writing in a poetic sense to give that person a distinct voice and one you want to hear from. It has been two weeks since she is editing. i will get the transcript back corrected in red. I want to see the change as I may not agree with her. I will put all the changes on computer then I will give her all the new writings to edit and will get those back and put them in the book as well. I will then her choice a hard copy or do the final edit on the computer. it will be her choice so i would safely say withing two months I will be sending off the manuscript off to publishers. and keep your fingers crossed. The editor said it was a lovely story and a beautiful one and one that draws you in quickly. I am working on another book and revising some of my children’s story to get them ready to send off to publishers as well. I hope you are having an excellent day.

      2. Joseph, thank you so much for the update. I am thrilled that things are moving. You are almost there. Bravo. I will keep my fingers crossed. Wishing you luck. Please keep me updated.

        “I am working on another book and revising some of my childrenโ€™s story to get them ready to send off to publishers as well.” That’s great.
        Hopefully I am going to send to my publisher my second book of poetry and short prose at the end of February and then I am going to write a book for children. Children stories ๐Ÿ™‚
        Take care and again all the luck in the world. Looking forward to reading your book.

  2. The promise is you remain my favourite poet of all time in WP. This is beautiful dear Gabriela. โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

    1. Oh, thank you my dearest. You humbled me beyond. Sending hugs and roses ๐ŸŒน๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒน๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒน๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒน๐Ÿค—

      1. Tons of love… ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค—โค๏ธโฃ๏ธ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿฅฐโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ’Œ Here I sent you all hearts that is available in my phone. ๐Ÿ˜€ You are the best ๐Ÿค—

      2. Aw…. thank you. Thank you. Thank you. You are the best. You are truly fantastic ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒนโค๏ธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

      1. You are sooo welcome my dearest, it’s really all true.
        You’re sweet (if you read the fine print…. i lost.. don’t tell anyone tho) ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ’–

      2. I won’t tell anyone ๐Ÿ™‚
        I understood that. But, pointing to that is beneath me. I will never do anything like this.
        What really matters is that you are fantastic. That you are loved. That you are changing people’s life for the best. That your writings are beautiful and meaningful. The rest comes down to the arbitrariness of others.

      3. Laughing .. and smiling with your kind hearted words and I truly am blessed to have your love beneath my winds which helps me continue to fly and share my truths.
        I like that “arbitrariness of others”.
        Thanks for seeing my mission and heart.
        Love you G! โค๏ธ

    1. And yours made me very happy today. Thank you from the bottom of my heart ๐ŸŒนโค๏ธ๐ŸŒนโค๏ธ

    1. Lol Eric. You are great. By any chance do you have a spare one? In case he comes back ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thank you Eric.

    1. Thank you Jay. Thank you. I read you the other day. I visited your site. I cannot see your posts in my reader anymore. Well, WP.. You ok?

      1. I am fine too, thank you for asking. WP said it is working on my site. Will see. Take care ๐Ÿ˜Š

  3. There’s something about this that makes love seem like such a bright and fresh disposition.
    I love the hope in the end, a little bit sunshine in the cold.
    “It left us to the mercy of an inexplicable love.

    Oh, yes, my love.

    Oh, yes.”

    Oh yes, Gabriela, this is truly beautiful.

  4. Hello, my dearest friend. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and thank you for your beautiful comment. I am thrilled you liked the piece.
    Oh, yes, Shanyu, I am thrilled and grateful to you my dearest friend.
    Sending tons for hugs.
    I hope you are ok.

    1. Good evening Drew.

      What a pleasure to have you here. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your beautiful words. I am beyond humbled by your kindness.

      Are you from New York? ๐Ÿ™‚ I did not remember you mentioning that in the past ๐Ÿ™‚

      I watched your youtube video. Beautiful project. Beautiful poetry. Drew, I will be there to subscribe and support you as soon as I can. You can count me in.

      Have a fabulous evening.

      1. Thank you so much. I appreciate that. I need all the help I can get. NY almost seems like another lifetime.

        I clowned around quite a bit in this video. Next week I have two guest poets already lined up. The tone will be a little more serious.
        I am really happy doing this.

        Have a beautiful evening. And pleased keep inspiring us. ๐ŸŒน

    1. Thank you so much Rene ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน

      1. Aw… thank you again sweetheart โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

      1. โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ

    1. Diana, thank you from the bottom of me heart. I am so humbled by your words. I do not know what else to say but thank you once again.
      May the rest of your Sunday be magical ๐ŸŒนโค๏ธ

  5. Wow really loved reading your poetry, just makes want to improve my poetry and to keep on writing ! Will be checking out more of your writing soon ๐Ÿ˜

  6. I really love the way you write, Gabriela, your descriptions, how you take us with you on this journey “โ€ฆwith its infinite ambiguity, ‘that turns in “to the mercy of an inexplicable love.ย ” I am a fly entranced on the wall, with my mouth open silently as you carry me along..everywhere you go..your three days you( pl) Amazing!

    1. Thank you so much Karima. Such a splendid comment. I am humbled by every word you wrote.
      Sending love and plenty of good luck.

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    1. Juan, muchas gracias por la invitaciรณn. Espaรฑa es un hermoso paรญs. lo sรฉ ๐Ÿ™‚

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