I want my body burned on pyre
a Viking boat will take me far on the cold sea
I want to leave my grave goods for the poor
and take the pain which branded their souls
into a bursting aurora borealis fire
I want to feel the sobs of the North Pole.
I want to burn inside the rhythms of the flamenco
flame in the dancers’ passion in the streets of old Córdoba
I want to entertain rich masters for a piece of bread
inside the silent cries of those who are misunderstood
I want the desperation of the dancers dressed in red
and you, the one who always claimed to know
what powers lie inside the jungle of my soul
you’ll fade into your own acoustic lamentations
the fated day when I, the queen of sufferers, proclaim
that in the sanctity of the mandala
I want to disappear without a name
Included in my book: Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings
Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings featured in San Francisco Book Review and Manhattan Book Review.
@Gabriela Marie Milton
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This is very powerful poem. I love the savage imagery.
Thank you so much my dear.
Sadly beautiful poem.
The poem is sad indeed but I am happy you are here Timothy. Everyone ok?
Beautiful 🙏 💃❤️
Thank you so much hon ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
You’re so very welcome! 🥰❤️🙏
Amazing poem Gabriela.
Thank you sweetheart. Your words always bring me joy. I hope you are well.
For me had quite an unexpected ending, thought provoking yet puzzling.
Thank you so much for your beautiful comment. It means a lot to me.
Excellent. Thank you for that fervid emotion.
Arthur, thank you so much. I am humbled by your comment.
Holy moly!!! Huge lump in my throat!! My emotions rode the ride you created, Gabriela! OH how I relate to this one! POWERFUL!!! xo
Oh, thank you my dearest Amy. You spread love and light inside my heart. You are fantastic.
Aw, big lump in my throat! God bless you! xo
Thank you. Same to you ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Oh dear Gabriela…..this is breathtaking! Such strong and powerful imagery, yet very exquisite and delicate.
“I want to feel the sobs of the North Pole.” Wow! Brilliant!
I have truly missed reading you. I am glad to be back.
Sending much love and hugs🤗😍❤
Ishita, you humbled me beyond words. Your comment is a dream. Thank you from the bottom of my heart sweetheart. I am glad you are back 🥰🌹❤️
It is absolutely my pleasure❤
Beautiful text. I really love your poetry.
Dearest Francine, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your gorgeous comment. It means the world to me. You made me happy.
muy bonito lleno de triste pasión, enhorabuena
Juan, muchas gracias por tus palabras amables. tocado mi corazón.
siempre el verso me emociona y aprendo con tu lectura, gracias
I’d be happy to disappear without a name too. Beautifully sensual, Gab.
Thank you so much Bo. I want you to know that I read you. Your work is exceptional. I saw you got published. Congratulations. Once again I cannot like your posts or comment on them. I am going to work on this one soon. I hope I can fix it like I fixed it last time.
Bo, I hope you are well. Sending love.
No idea what’s going on, really. Again, try deleting cookies and opening my site in a different tab, or a whole new browser.
(We’re back to Germany and feeling much safer after the vaccine. I’m resuming my therapy after the quarantine.)
I am going to do that. Did you get vaccinated? That’s great news.
Yes, I wrote about it in the last post. It would take forever here and we didn’t want to wait as it’s quite easy and fast back home, like it should be elsewhere but alas! There’s too much politics where it shouldn’t be.
I did not see your last post yet. I will get there soon. Oh, I agree with you. It’s taking forever here too. I am loosing my patience. Data show the EU is even behind the US. The EU messed it up.
Bo, I am glad you resumed therapy. Take good care of you. Now I am going to try to fix our communication. Love you.
It’s terrible in the EU.
Will do. Take care as well, Gab.
Thank you 🙂
Or that thing that I did once with your blog. Unfollow/ follow. It worked.
I am doing that right now.
A different window, I meant. That’s what WP help suggested once.
Wow, it’s beautifully penned 💗.
Thank you so much hon 🥰🌸❤️🌹
My pleasure 💗.
I want to leave my grave goods for the poor,
and take the pain which branded their souls
Thank you for the love.
This is outstanding. Melancholy, indeed, but actually very powerful. Like something only a fierce warrior from within can write.
“I want to feel the sobs of the North Pole.”
How beautiful yet brute imagery. Had me in awe. Literally something worth applauding.
Have a fantastic day friend. I hope you don’t disappear without a name.
You are a sweetheart. Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. “brute imagery” I really like that.
“I hope you don’t disappear without a name.” Aw.. you made me smile. And the day became brighter. Thank you again my dearest friend.
You are absolutely welcome poetess. I am so glad you like the idea of it being brute imagery. I felt it that way.
Happy to know I made you smile. I hope you wear that for the whole bright day. Sunshine.
Thank you. Thank you. I am still wearing that smile on my face and in my heart. The jasmines smell heavenly.
Sending love. I hope you are ok Shanyu.
Your words, their elegance, their flow, defined by line, as if a breath, an exhale of punctuation, you create life and let it go, dear G, how, God only knows…
Eric… I am beyond humbled by your words, by the praise they contain, and by their beauty.
I am beyond lucky to have you as a friend. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Believe me, the feeling is mutual my dear friend.
Thank you Eric 🙂
This is exclusively beautiful dear Gabriela. Your writings are precious like finding a gold! ❤️❤️ Keep up this beautiful talent. 🤝
Oh, my dearest friend. You are so sweet. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your wonderful words. Sending love and hugs 🤗❤️
Bravo! Full of passion!
Aw… thank you so much!
When read some extraordinary poem…suddenly…voice from nowhere say: THIS is IT.
You know, its GOOD. You FEEL it.
Good work. You have fantasy, you have imagination, great!
I am beyond humbled by your words. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I do not know what else to say. Sending you love and blessings. Have a wonderful rest of the week 🌹
So beautifully descriptive and eloquent in execution and flow. What a poignant piece, one I can resonate with very much. It’s powerful.
Thank you so much my dearest Lucy. Your praise leaves me breathless. I am so grateful for your wonderful support. Love and hugs sweetheart 🥰❤️🌹❤️🤗❤️
this is so exquisite and i love the imagery woven into this! lovely poem <3
Aw… thank you so much Katie. I am grateful for your lovely words 🌹❤️
Gorgeous poem, Gabriella. I love the passion and the poignancy. Beautiful.
Diana, you made my afternoon. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
May you have a beautiful rest of the day.
One of the best poem of yours….powerful….intense….savage imagery….deep lines….
Aw, Navin, thank you so much. I am thrilled with your description. I hope you are well my dear friend. Sending hugs.
You’re welcome, Gabriela….I’m doing OK….much love ✨
I am glad to hear that. Thank you for the love 🤗
Exquisite imagery, Gabriela! Gorgeous poem! When I was a teenager, I thought it would be great to be buried with a tree planted above me. That romantic vision lacks the imagination and passion of this vivid poem! <3 All the best!
Hi Cheryl, thank you so much for the praise. I am humbled by every word you wrote.
“When I was a teenager, I thought it would be great to be buried with a tree planted above me. ” It’s gorgeous vision. It does not lack imagination and beauty. It is just different.
All the best to you too
“I want to disappear without a name”
This line speaks to me! The writing is lyrical and flowing throughout this piece but your final line brings all the imagery home with excellent precision. Loving your chosen image too; perfection.
Hello Java. You made me blush. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I am glad you liked the poem.
“perfection” You took my breath away. Thank you again. I hope your afternoon is going well.
The same to you, Gabriela! Delighted I could express my enjoyment.
Exquisite! The form is delicious in pace and the rhyme scheme is lyrical. The images and metaphors shine like a star. Your ability to evoke emotions is uniquely gifted. I was pulled between a sense of compassion and the strength of martyrdom. You are the best, G!
My fabulous Brad, here you are. What can I say? What can one say after reading a comment like yours? Thank you from my heart. You filled my afternoon with roses. Sending plenty of love your way.
Gracias, amor 🌹
De nada 🌹🥰
Thank you sweetheart ❤️🌹
Love this poem ❤
Thank you from the bottom of my heart 🌹❤️
Wow!!! This was amazing!
Thank you so much 🌹
Loved this poem beyond description Gabriela. 😇
Thank you so much Kumar. You are really sweet 🙏🌸
Thank you 🌸🥰🌹🌺
This is amazing
Thank you very much 🌸
Thank you very much!
Love and hugs to you.
This touched a personal chord in my heart, G. Terribly haunting, raw, soulful imagery. How I love it!
My dearest Isha, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your praise. I am glad it resonated with you. Love and hugs to you sweetheart 🌹❤️🌸🥰
You’re a star, G. Hugs and love ❤️🌹💕
Oh, you are too sweet 🥰🌹❤️🥰🌹
Thank you 🥰🙏
I love how you broke this apart into 3 stanzas with different messages… may I ask if this was written to somebody in particular in the 3rd stanza, Gabriela?
The poem was written three years ago and it is included in my poetry collection Passions.
“may I ask if this was written to somebody in particular in the 3rd stanza, Gabriela?” No. It used to be the four of us. We were great friends. We all believed in the ideas expressed in my poem. I wrote about our beliefs. The others expressed them in paintings and music. I wrote three novels under another name. For the second one I received an international prize. It did not do anything to me. It did not change me. That’s me. That was us.
Even now, when we are scattered on four continents, and all of us pretty successful in our professions, we still believe in those ideas.
Be happy, David. Love to everyone you love.
Beautiful work Button. Such rich and vivid imagery. I love the Vikings and their history.
“I want to entertain rich masters for a piece of bread
inside the silent cries of those who are misunderstood”
It is a poem I see as longing, expressive and also sadness but in a way that comes from living and learning about pain through things that hurt to witness. Gorgeous! ❤️J
Oh wow, Gabriella what a beautiful, magical poem filled with such opposing forces of cold and heat with a tender heart to hold the suffering of those that need so much and reaching out with a nameless face. Bravo friend… you did it again! 💖🤗👏👏👏👏🌷🌷🌷
Good evening my dearest Cindy. How beautiful your words are. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. On my sky stars are shining.
Enjoy the rest of your day. Be loved. Be love.
Wow . Beautiful . This sets the mind ablaze
Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
My most sincere thanks 🌹
My dear, you are worth much more than bread.
This beautiful oiece is worth a lot more.
Hope you are having a good day. xo
I thought so too 🙂
Thank you so much Drew.
Have a magical evening.
Very Strong Poem.
You should know I have loved reading your collection. I remember how much I adored ‘bewitched’. Always sending my love to you, Gabriella.
Thank you so much Devika. Your words mean the world to me. I am beyond humbled. Much love to you too.
I bow down to your poetic talent my lovely blog friend.
Aw.. thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am humbled beyond words.
This is one of those poems that silence the writer in me, to admire your words in awe is all I could do. This is just…… I’m falling short of words to express 🙏🙏
Aw.. thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am humbled by your words. You took my breath away.
Thank you again
Thank you Mark 🙂
Thank you dear.
Thank you so much 🌹
There is a heat of passion so fundamental in the flamenco, that it moves the soul of both the giver and receiver. Thank you for this beautiful work of prose.
Thomas, thank you so much for your beautiful comment and for your support. You touched my soul.
beautiful poem with such vivid imagery !
Thank you !
Thank you 🤗
I realized brilliant
Thank you dear. However, I am trying to contact you and you do not have any contact form on your site. You linked to nine of my poems without proper attribution. It looks like they are your poems and not mine. I did chat with WP about. The first step is to ask you to take down my poems from your site or to attributed them to me correctly. So please do one of the two. Thank you.
I did not know how to deal with this thing ,,, I’m sorry for this mistake I will try to write her I thought to move your poems as she is to my site Lira all those who follow my site to your dog ,,, I’m sorry for this mistake ,,, greetings and appreciation to your honorable person
Thank you for your reply. You just can delete my posts from your site if you cannot properly attribute them to me. Please just delete them.
Thank you dear 🙂
Fantabulous crafting of words. You creative style is enthralling.
Aw.. thank you again hon. I am trying to get to your site and I cannot.
My pleasure always kindly 🙂
Can you please let me know what error are you receiving?
“This domain is parked”
By clicking on my name?
I am sorry for the inconvenience caused. If you can click again.
I will right now and let you know
It works now 🙂
Ah great. Thank you so much kindly 🙂
No problem. Anytime 🙂
Very nice poem!
Thank you so much 🌸
Wow, thank you Gabriela for following me. I am excited to meet another poet. I have to confess I have to read twice to get the meaning, sometime. I will look for your sign up to follow you too!
My pleasure. I am excited to meet another poet too. I will be delighted if you follow me 🌹
Wow, this is so touching
Love the intensity.
Thank you so much. That’s very kind of you to say.
I love the contrast between the Viking and the flamenco dancer, the tension between hot and cold.
Thank you dear Dawn 🙏🌺🌹🌸