Vita Brevis Anthology, Brought to Sight & Swept Away, is out. My poem On Sacrifice and Meaning is included

I am thrilled my poem On Sacrifice and Meaning was included in Vita Brevis Anthology: Sight & Swept Away. Congratulations to the editor – Brain Geiger – and to my fellow poets who are published in this anthology.

On Sacrifice and Meaning by Gabriela Marie Milton

Because I love you, I learned the meaning of sacrifice.

It is autumn; an autumn that came too soon and whose suicidal breath brought dust and diseases.  
The lamb will be born in the spring.

I try to advance but the liquid silver pulls me back.
I cut its hands with a knife.
Every cut fulfills the dreams of the knife; my dreams are still in the waiting room.

I rub my cheeks with rosemary and wrap my body in the alphabet of love.  
On my lips the unspoken words shine. 
How beautiful they make me look.

I restore the degradation of our myth to its rightful fecundity.
The sacrifice becomes a festival, and the festival turns into creation.  

I do not feed on things. I feed on ….

Announcement from the editor:

Day #2 Update

If you missed yesterday’s anthology announcement, you can find it here. Today, your poetry ranked as the #2 bestseller in the new release poetry anthology category!

I can’t thank the Vita Brevis community enough. This type of performance is what keeps Vita Brevis reading-fee free. Thanks for making poetry publication accessible to everyone, and for keeping this little publication running.

And congratulations on almost becoming bestselling poets — let’s get up to #1!

My book Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings featured in San Francisco Book Review and Manhattan Book Review.

@Gabriela Marie Milton

148 thoughts on “Vita Brevis Anthology, Brought to Sight & Swept Away, is out. My poem On Sacrifice and Meaning is included

  1. Now isn’t this such a wonderful surprise! Congratulations dear friend. You are a wonderful wonderful poet. i am so glad to see this. Really enjoyed reading the snippets, as you call them. almost make sense together.
    Have a fantastic day dear friend.

    1. Shanyu, my dear friend, thank you very much. Your warm words mean a lot to me. You made my morning. Sending love and good wishes for the week ahead.

  2. Congratulations dearest Gabriela!!! 😍🥰❤️❤️❤️❤️ I send you a very big hug full of affection!! ❤️❤️🤗❤️❤️
    xoxo 😘❤️

    1. Thank you so much Timothy. Your support means so much to me. I hope everyone is ok. Maya and Mr. Churchill send hugs.

      1. There is a surprise waiting for you on my post today. Hugs for Maya, Mr. Churchill and you.

      2. Thank you for the hugs. I am sorry I wasn’t there over the past days. I was planning to read the posts I missed tonight, but now you made me curious 🙂

    1. Thank you very much hon. I hope everything is ok with you. Sending love 🌹❤️

      1. I am glad to hear. Blessings to you too sweetheart 🌸💕

  3. Congratulations to all involved, and a special congratulations to you dear Poetess. It is uplifting to see the beauty of the art form recognized and rewarded. Number one cannot be far off! Kudos!

    1. Brad, thank you for the beautiful and encouraging comment. You are such a wonderful friend. Wishing you a fabulous Sunday 🌹🌸

    1. Thank you so much Andrew. And thank you for all the mentions on Twitter. You are a great writer and a real friend. Enjoy your Sunday.

    1. Thank you so much John. Your support means a lot. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

    1. Hi Annette. Thank you for the congrats and the kind support. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

      1. I am glad to hear you are on the mend. That’s good news. Best wishes Bo. Take care of yourself.

  4. I love reading your poetry, and admit that I don’t always understand it. Usually I get an impression of what the author is trying to say, and sometimes I get it the first time I read. Congratulations!

    1. Thank you so much for reading and for your support. They make my day brighter.

  5. Congratulations on this anthology . It’s no wonder your poem is in the book of #2 best seller🥳🥳. Your poems rightly deserve that dear Gabriela!!!
    Because I love you, I learned the meaning of sacrifice….. Oh, what a gorgeous love that would be!!! This poem is beautifully filled with love! A gorgeous writing dear Gabriela 🥰🥰❤️🤗

    1. Aw.. you are so sweet. You made me blush. Thank you from my heart. Sending love and roses ❤️🌹❤️🌹

    1. Thank you for your kindness Diana. Sending you love and hugs too ❤️🤗🌹

  6. Congratulations 👏🎉
    Keep writing 😊
    So that we can get more and more pieces of art as inspiration ☺️

    You are a great personality 🙂

    1. Thank you Cheryl. That’s very sweet of you 🙏🌸❤️🌹🌸❤️🌹

  7. What a great news…another huge achievement…many congratulations…however I’m not surprised…you’re a great poet, Gabriela ✨❤️

    1. Thank you so much Navin. I don’t know about great but I know I am lucky to have friends like you who warm my soul. Have a great week ahead. Much love to you 🌸🌹❤️

      1. You’re welcome Gabriela….you’re humble as well….that makes you grounded & more beautiful….much love ✨ ❤️

      2. Aw… you have my heart. Thank you.
        Sending you love, hugs, flowers.

    1. Thank you so much Susi. That’s very sweet of you. I’ll be in touch 🌸🌹❤️

    1. Gracias Alejandro por tu apoyo. Tus palabras significan mucho para mí.
      Un abrazo fuerte

    1. Hi Java, I am proud to be part of this with you too. I will get the book soon and read it. I can’t wait. Have a beautiful rest of the day sweetheart.

    1. Thank you so much. I am humbled by your support and your kindness 💕🌸🌹❤️

    1. That’s so sweet of you to say David. Thank you.
      Don’t worry about finding new expressions. Mazal tov is magic.

    1. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kindness.
      Love and jugs

  8. This is a beautifully intriguing share beautiful Button. Congratulations on being in the Anthology dear friend. Congratulations to Brian and Vita Brevis as well. What a wonderful accomplishment. I am happy for each poet, and for Vita Brevis as well. I wish you all the most amazing success. The poems are always lovely on his magazine as are the accompanying art pieces. Congratulations again dear Button. Love ❤️ Honeybun

    1. Thank you for your beautiful words sweetheart. You are such a blessing.
      Love and and plenty of hugs to you.
      Enjoy the rest of your day.

      1. You are so welcome. I am always so happy anytime your work is recognized. I felt the love and hugs and am sending some back beautiful Button. Love you,

    1. Thank you so much Rene. I am glad you like the snippets. Have a beautiful day hon 🌸🌹❤️

  9. Wow Gabriella! So beautiful and in my cart. Congratulations. 💖👏👏 lovely lines and good to know about Vita Bevis! Number 2 is awesome but here’s to moving to Numero Uno!! 💖

    1. Thank you so much for the congratulations and the wonderful wishes Cindy. You are such a supportive friend. You are love. You are kindness. Thank you for being you 🥰🌸❤️🌹

      1. You are so welcome Gabriella as you deserve all of the admiration with your beautiful work. It’s lovely to be your friend. Thank you so much for those kind and loving words. Awwww it’s my pleasure!

    1. Hi Victoria, this means so much to me. I am grateful for every word you wrote. Thank you 🙏🌹🥰

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