My piece Who was he? published in Free Verse Revolution Issue II. You can download the entire issue here.
Who was he? by Gabriela Marie Milton
I met him in the mist of that unusual summer when mama looked more beautiful than ever, and pears grew as big as squashes. Their golden and juicy fragrance hung on my lips even after the touches of the evening wind were gone.
He stood by the fence in his winged hat and his weird sandals, a tricky smile on his face, and a lyre on his hand. I knew whose symbols those were, so I laughed. I figured out he was trying to drag me into some weird play.
When he spoke, his voice pierced my entire body. I felt like a butterfly, pinned, and labeled, and then fixed with a nail on the bottom of an insect box.
“We are getting married tonight.”
Something in his voice denoted an unmistakable hunger to overcome mortality. Who was he? His pale fingers touched the chords of the lyre. The sky started to rain the fragrance of the pears and white petals on us. One of them fell on my left shoulder. When I tried to touch it, it vanished.
He moved toward me and pressed his lips on mine. My eyes closed. I shivered. I felt dragged into a deceptive rootlessness. I could not remember where I was. When I opened my eyes, he was gone.
Under the olive tree on the wooden table there was a basket filled with pears. I touched one of them. It was made of paper. By the basket someone inscribed the words: “That which is above is from that which is below, and that which is below is from that which is above, working the miracles of one.”
I froze. Those were words attributed to Hermes Trismegistus.
Who was he and where did he go?
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100 thoughts on “Who was he? By Gabriela Marie Milton – poetic prose published in Free Verse Revolution Issue II (hermes) #short prose #literature”
This is such an enchanting piece Gabriela. Congratulations on a thoroughly deserved publication ❤️🥰❤️
Thank you so much for your kind words Ingrid. Congratulations to you too.
You’re most welcome 🙏🥰
Sending love. Enjoy the rest of your day Ingrid.
Wonderful. Congratulations, Gabriela. Give Maya and Mr. Churchill hugs and kisses for me.
Good morning and thank you so much Timothy. Maya and Mr, Churchill are thrilled. They send love and plenty of purrs back.
It makes me wonder.
Beautiful read, Gab.
Thank you so much Bo. I just read your most recent piece. Splendid. I hope I left my comment in the right place.
Thank you so much David. I am glad you think so.
I really, really do!
Intriguing story Gabriela
Thank you so much for your words and for reading hon.
You’re welcome, it’s always a pleasure
My my my, beautiful poem. Make me wonder who was he. The hunger, the emotions, the wonder well portayed. Thank you.
My most sincere thanks for your wonderful comment. You made my morning brighter.
Wonderful read dear, congratulations 💕.
Thank you hon. I am glad you linked it 🥰❤️🌹
I liked it dear, my pleasure 💗.
I loved your artwork you made for Rachel. Amazing 😄.
I am glad you liked it but Rachel picked it 🙂
Hi Gabriela, its MAGIC story, beatiful, thanks !….First thought… – Lyra! Hermes ! – Maybe it was Faun, maybe…Dionysos…maybe Hermes Trismegistos …and he left for You ..with the smell of pears …this too:) :
Please, sorry i posted this on Your page,i dont have any other contact on You, i hope its ok.
Hope You will be liked it and enjoyed listening poem ..and few surprises too 🙂 Bye!
Aw… thank you so much. Thank you for your the praise and WOW: it premiers in 86 minutes! A reading dedicated to me. I can’t wait to listen to. I am humbled by your gesture. I am sending you all the love and the flowers in the world. I will listen. I have an YouTube channel so I will follow you. My wonderful friend you are exceptional. I am very grateful to you.
Be happy. Be loved.
Gabriela, THANK YOU, really…It’s the least I can do, thanks to the fact that there are people like You in the world, thanks.
Send You rose…its in the video too…amongs other things, i hope You like surprise 🙂
Oh, I am delighted. I will watch the video as soon as it starts 🌹🥰
Thanks, i hope you enjoyed,really. 🙂 Send You…anything You want 🙂
What happened? The link disappeared from my comment. Can you send it again? You can send it to email@example.com
Oh, I got it back 🙂
Thank you so much for dedicating the reading to me. It was a wonderful surprise and a beautiful read. I listened when you streamed. Perhaps someday you can translate the poem in English.
Have a fabulous evening and thank you again from the bottom of my heart.
Thanks, really hope that you like it… and Gabriella, if you looking on PC or Notebook, THERE is english translation, its special for You, on YouTube is the link.:):):) And please..sorry for my terrible english, still learn ,im still puppet pupil:)
I liked it very much. I will look up the translation. Thank you again for such a beautiful gift 🥰🌹
Thank You, really apreciate this…before two years i was dead ,it change everything and THE GIRL ,she save me and I will love her forever… against all ods, against everything…so Gabriela, thank you again, after death is something and is not bad…looking good, no worry, maybe we write special kind of heaven:)..like Mercury signing..Its a kind of magic. So…that is my love for me, its deep, its painful, but all the pain is unbelivable rewarding….and i think my love will know it…and we tortured ourselves…and WE LIVE and LOVE.
Gabrial, wish You the meet with truly love, love of your life, and send all the flower of Netherland !:) And the roses from all world too….and…everything good for You!
Thank you for sharing with me your life experiences and thank you for the kind wishes. May your life be glorious and happy.
The flowers are beautiful. Sending you a rose and again my kind thanks.
Have a great evening
Dear Gabriela, this is such a lovely read!
❤️❤️❤️ Who was he? I love the way how it ends … Your imagination is extremely beautiful!! 👏👏👏
Thank you so much my dearest friend. You are wonderful. Sending love. Stay safe 🥰❤️🌹
Gabriela, this is magnificent, a jewel that you take out and wear only on a very special day.
“Something in his voice denoted an unmistakable hunger to overcome mortality. Who was he? His pale fingers touched the chords of the lyre. The sky started to rain the fragrance of the pears and white petals on us. One of them fell on my left shoulder. When I tried to touch it, it vanished.”
Such a visual and sensual mystery you have laid out before us. Thank you for this treat. Love Joni
Good morning honeybun. Thank you so much for your beautiful and warm comment. The warmth from your words means a lot to me. I am glad you liked the piece.
Sending you love and blessing.
Have a marvelous day.
You too, what a magnificent piece Beautiful Button, it was my pleasure. Thank you for the love and sending more right back. Love, Honeybun xoxoxox
Thank you sweetheart 🥰🌹❤️
This was so absolutely beautiful to read!!
Thank you so much sweetheart. It means so much to me you think so 🥰🌹
My pleasure truly.
Thank you so much Annette 🌹❤️
Le Soleil en est le Père.
La Lune en est la Mère.
Le Vent l’a porté en son ventre.
La Terre est sa nourrice.
Je lisais ce texte ce matin, je voulais le recopier. Étrange de le voir réapparaître ainsi quelques heures plus tard à peine. Thot l’aurait transmis à la soeur de Moïse si je ne m’abuse. L’alchimie est une science fascinante… du moins le peu que j’en connais.
It is a fascinating story, it was a pleasure to read. Thank you, may you have a beautiful morning / evening / day / night.
Merci pour ces mots gentils; vraiment un peu étrange 🙂
“Thot l’aurait transmis à la soeur de Moïse si je ne m’abuse.” Je crois qu’il y a plusieurs interprétations de son histoire.
“L’alchimie est une science fascinante” 🙂
Held… by your hand, your prose.
Aw, Eric, thank you so much. Have a beautiful weekend my friend,
Beautiful text, fascinating and mysterious…
I loved it… 🌹🌹
Thank you so much Francine. It means a lot coming from you.
Sending love. Enjoy your weekend.
Wow. I so love your writing, Gabriela. Beautifully elegant, as always. ❤
Thank you Jeff. I am deeply grateful to you for your wonderful words.
You’re most welcome, Gabriela. xoxo
You’re a wordsmith, dear Gabriela….beautifully written….lovely read ❤️✨
Thank you so much Navin. I am thrilled you liked it.
Sending love and enjoy your weekend.
You’re welcome G ❤️
You’re words in story captured the heart and soul Gabriella💖💖❤️
Thank you so much Cindy. You are a gem 🥰❤️🌹
“When he spoke, his voice pierced my entire body. I felt like a butterfly, pinned, and labeled, and then fixed with a nail on the bottom of an insect box.”
Gabriela, phenomenal. You. Are. Phenomenal. Your writing defies my ability of description in its gorgeousness.
Thank you, my wonderful friend for the mention and putting one of my poems on Masticadores. It’s an honour. I hope you are having a wonderful Friday, filled with the fragrance of those pears
Hello my fabulous Rachel and sorry for my late reply. Thank you for the compliments hon but you are the one who is phenomenal. I hope you know I believe so. Thank you too for accepting to be our guest at MasticadoresUSA. We were honored.
Have a beautiful week ahead hon.
Sending you plenty of love and flowers.
Please stay in touch
It took me a while to read this post. So captivating
Thank you so much. That’s very kind of you to say.
This is beautiful. It has such an ethereal and sensual aura; the delicate imagery, the wonderful word choice. Truly magnificent.
“felt like a butterfly, pinned, and labeled, and then fixed with a nail on the bottom of an insect box.”
My dearest friend Shanyu, I am so sorry for my late reply. Thank you so much for you beautiful words about my work. “an ethereal and sensual aura; the delicate imagery” You touched my heart with those words.
I hope everything is well with you.
Sending plenty of love and good wishes your way.
Thought inducing and beautiful.
Thank you so much Jude. I just wrote to you.
Hey, yeah I found it and replied. Hope you are well. 💜
A bit tired but otherwise I am well thank you. I am glad we are in touch again 🤗
Work? Or life?
Hope you see the email.
Too much work. I am fine otherwise 🥰
That was exquisite, Gabriela. One of those epic encounters with a god. I love this. You are such an amazing talent!
Thank you Diana. I am thrilled you liked it 🥰❤️🌹
So beautiful! xoxoxo
Thank you hon 🥰🌹❤️
So welcome! ❤️🥰
It is well with the birds
Wow I am totally floored , spell bound and enchanted.. what a fantastic piece. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Thank you so much Yassy. You are a sweetheart. I am so glad you liked the piece 🥰🌹❤️🥰🌹❤️
My pleasure ❤️😘
Thank you 🌸
My favorite lines of the poem: ‘When he spoke, his voice pierced my entire body. I felt like a butterfly, pinned, and labeled, and then fixed with a nail on the bottom of an insect box. ‘ From these you get a real sense of the powerful effect he had on the main character. Well done, Gabriella. 🙂
Mark, thank you so much for the comment. I am thrilled you enjoyed that line. It means a lot to me.
Have a great week ahead and thank you again 🙂
Exquisite and fascinating poem. Amazing complexity and gorgeous images. Belated congratulations! Glad I didn’t miss this! <3 <3 <3
Thank you so much Cheryl. It means a lot to me you liked it 🙏🌸❤️🥰🌹