Ingrid Wilson’s Reading: ‘Destiny of this earth’ by Gabriela Marie Milton #The Anthropocene Hymnal Anthology #poetry #poem

The Anthropocene Hymnal is out!

My Dear Readers,

The Anthropocene Hymnal Anthology edited and compiled by Ingrid Wilson is now available on Amazon. Please consider ordering here.

Poetry Reading

I am deeply grateful to Ingrid for her beautiful reading of my poem “Destiny of this earth.” [included in the anthology]

You can visit Ingrid’s post below

or here is a direct link to Ingrid’s reading and the text of my poem.


destiny of this earth
you are my destiny too
I burn in wildfires and spin in the eyewalls of hurricanes that should never be
I sit at the intersection of two bridges that lead nowhere
wonder how many days this earth and I have left
there is no more laughter in the eyes of the stars
there are no more shells on the shore
the waves leave behind the deformed plastic of heated summers
echoes of drunken voices
I vacillate between the poetry of broken glass and the memory of winters
that do not exist anymore
metallic noises breathe the air
and eat from the shoulder of the mountain
a curse floats in the horizon


you
my earth
in autumn when I used to break the fruit of the vines under my feet
you nursed me under your shades of green
dressed me in small shy roses
covered my face in the first dew of your mornings
now tell me
how to heal the wounds of your forests
placate the jaws of your non-ending storms
erase the negative of love from the face of your cries


destiny of this earth
you are my destiny too
teach me what saviors do

Gentle reminders:

  • There are several new posts up at MasticadoresUSA. For me MasticadoresUSA is a labor of love. Thank you to everyone who supports this site. You can read the work of your fellow poets and follow the site here.
  • For those of you who are interested, my new collection of poetry Woman: Splendor and Sorrow will be published by Vita Brevis Press on July 31.

Have a fabulous day everyone.
Love.

@Gabriela Marie Milton

99 thoughts on “Ingrid Wilson’s Reading: ‘Destiny of this earth’ by Gabriela Marie Milton #The Anthropocene Hymnal Anthology #poetry #poem

  1. Thank you for this mention Gabriela, and for sharing your beautiful poetry with The Anthropocene Hymnal 🥰🌳❤️

    1. Hi Ingrid, thank you for including me in this wonderful anthology and for your beautiful reading. The anthology is stunning and I hope more and more people consider buying it.
      xoxo

    1. Thank you hon. I am here. Just in case you need to talk. Sending you plenty of love.
      xoxo

  2. Oh my! The poem is absolutely heart breaking and beautiful, and tge way Ingrid read it, she turned the poem into a dance. So so beautifully read.

    “I vacillate between the poetry of broken glass and the memory of winters
    that do not exist anymore”
    Love these lines❤
    And the last three lines were amazing!

    This book is a wonderful initiative by Ingrid. Congratulations to her, you and all others who contributed their works.

    Love and hugs🤗

    1. Thank you so much for your beautiful comment sweetheart. You are such a wonderful soul. Yes, Ingrid’s reading is splendid and her project is very important. I am glad you liked my poem too.
      Sending you plenty of hugs and love.
      Have a splendid week ahead.
      xoxoxo

  3. Oh the depth is so beautiful dear Gabriela. 👏👏 These lines are the best…. sit at the intersection of two bridges that lead nowhere wonder how many days this earth and I have left there is no more laughter in the eyes of the stars there are no more shells on the shore ❤️❤️ and the whole poem too..🤝 Congratulations on this Anthology. Your works need to be published. 😍😍

    1. My dearest friend, thank you so much for your gorgeous words. They made my day.
      I am so glad you liked those lines. The anthology is Ingrid’s project. I am thrilled to be part of it.
      Sending you love. I see the muse is still with you.
      xoxoxo

  4. Thank you dearest Gabriela for always believing in me. ❤️❤️❤️ That’s the motivation I needed every time. You truly are so kind to support my works. I am hoping the muse doesn’t disappear from me…. 😃😃

    1. My pleasure. She will not. She is always with you. There may be times when you do not feel her but those are exceptions. She is with you.
      🥰🌹❤️🥰🌹❤️

    1. Thank you so much sweetheart. Have a beautiful evening.
      Sending love and blessings your way.
      xoxo

    1. Thank you so much Rene. It means a lot you took the time to read and listen to.
      Have a great evening hon.
      xoxo

  5. Your beautiful poem enters my heart and brings me oneness with the earth, with such love and gratitude. I love the lines –
    now tell me
    how to heal the wounds of your forests
    placate the jaws of your non-ending storms
    erase the negative of love from the face of your cries

    1. Your beautiful comments make my days. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
      xoxoxo…

  6. Ingrid did wonderful justice to your beautiful poem with so much passion, sadness with hope to our future. Great poem and contribution to this amazing labor of love that Ingrid lovingly and painstakingly birthed. Hooray!💖💖💖👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

    1. My dearest Cindy, thank you so much for your wonderful comment. Indeed, Ingrid did a fantastic job. She deserves plenty of accolades.
      Hon, I wish you a wonderful day filled with love and joy.
      xoxoxoxo..,

      1. You’re so welcome. Your poem was fabulous and she sure does deserve plenty of accolades!!!! ❣️ 💖💖💖
        Thanks for the wishes and you as well. ❤️

  7. Book ordered. Excited! A beautiful, raw, truth-laden poem, with emotion that evokes much in the reader, dearest Gabriela. I love this poem, as I love all of your work. Masterfully created, my friend. ❤️xoxoxo

    1. Jeff, thank you so much for ordering the book and thank you for your beautiful words about my work. You are such a great friend.
      Sending love and huge hugs.
      xoxo

      1. It is always my pleasure to read your work, dearest Gabriela. Always. Awe, thank you, that means the world to me. Likewise, I consider you a wonderful human being and friend. How lovely human connection is. Beautiful. Received, thank you, and sending you back love and lots of hugs. xoxo

    1. Thank you so much Cassa. I am glad you think so.
      Huge hugs to you hon. I hope you are ok 🥰❤️🌹

  8. Such a bleak and gorgeous poem, Gabriela. A lament and a plea, and so relevant to our time as we approach the cataclysm. It was wonderful to hear Ingrid read it. <3 <3

    1. Thank you so much Diana, for your kind words. They mean the world to me. Indeed Ingrid’s read is wonderful.
      xoxo

    1. Thank you for reading and for listening Francine. It means a lot to me 🥰🥰🥰

      1. J’ai beaucoup de plaisir à te lire aussi, Francine.
        xoxo

      1. Working is good. I am glad you are inspired. Also working a lot. Although at this point I am ready for a break.
        Sending love
        xoxoxo

      1. Glad to hear hon. I am fine thank you for asking 🥰🌺🌹

    1. Aruna my dear the poem is mine. Ingrid was kind enough to include it in a beautiful anthology and to read it . I am grateful to her for that.

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