A Piece From Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings, Thank You & Several Updates #poem #poetry #poetry collection

Gabriela Marie Milton/ The Pacific Ocean, August 27, 2021

A piece from my collection Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings

Profuse desires

rolling like waves on white marble sands
roaring like tigers looking for prey
howling like winds in gray towns of ghosts
resting on sofas like courtesans
praying like nuns married to Christ
tormenting my dreams
your raspy deep voice
dying for love

The collection is available on Amazon here.

Thank you to Diana for her beautiful review of my new poetry collection Woman: Splendor and Sorrow

My deepest thanks to Diana, a wonderful author, and a great supporter of our WP community, for her beautiful review of Woman: Splendor and Sorrow. The book is available on Amazon here.

Here is a snippet from Diana’s Amazon review.

“Her free form poems are rich with imagery and emotion, gently loving, full of longing and loss, and sometimes shining with personal strength. In every way, this collection captures the diversity of experience that comes with being a woman…

A highly recommended collection for readers of poetry who enjoy flowing imagery, beautiful words, and a deep dive into the soul of womanhood.”

Please visit Diana’s site here. Her books are gorgeous. You will enjoy reading any of them.

There is also a wonderful review of my collection posted by Kichi Rsa on Amazon too. I do not know who she is but I am deeply grateful to her for reading my collection and writing a review.

An excerpt from her review:

“Woman: Splendor and Sorrow: Love Poems and Poetic Prose by Gabriela Marie Milton is a book of the divine, platonic, sometimes erotic, but often intense and thought-provoking poems.
The language is fresh and delightful and reminds the famous poets’ classic works at the beginning of the XX century. At the same time, it is very modern, too. Rendered with richness and beauty, experiences of true love, sadness, sorrow, and grief we all felt at some point or another. You’ll find everything there: from madness to deep ache, from romantic dreams to constantly shifting relationships.
In one word, her poems are magic.”

Thank you Kichi Rsa!

Several Updates

  • Please visit MasticadoresUSA. Support our community. There are several new and wonderful poems up. Do not forget to like, follow, and submit.
  • I post poetry on Twitter several days a week. I retweet other poets too. Please follow me on Twitter here @shortprose1
  • Thank you to everyone who summitted pieces to the Poetry Contest Woman: Splendor and Sorrows. As a reminder those are the guidelines for submission:

The poetry contest Woman: Splendor and Sorrow is now open. This contest honors the literary community that has supported me in my writing journey, and celebrates my becoming a #1 Amazon best-selling author.

To participate, you should write one poem inspired by a piece from my #1 Amazon best-selling poetry collection Woman: Splendor and Sorrow and list the name of the piece that inspired your submission. A number of poems from Woman: Splendor and Sorrow can be found on this blog.

The deadline for submission is September 20, 2021. Please submit your work before September 20 at shortprose12@gmail.com.

Guidelines for submission:

Label your submission Poetry Contest Woman: Splendor and Sorrow.

Do not submit more than one poem.

Do not forget to include: the poem from Woman: Splendor and Sorrow that inspired you, your name or pen name, and the email address where you can be contacted.

Please submit your poem in the body of the email. No attachments or links will be open.


First Place: $300
Second Place: $150
Third Place: $75

Funding for the prizes comes from my royalties.

If you do not have a PayPal account, please open one.

All winners will be featured on my blog. So will those who finish in the following places: 4, 5 and 6.

It is my hope that the winners will use part of their prizes to buy two or three books of their favorite fellow poets or novelists in order to help our literary community strive. If you do so, please let us know what you bought.

How the selection will be made?

The selection method is similar to that of a double-blind peer review: the reviewer doesn’t know the identity of the author, and vice-versa.

To achieve that I will do the following:

  • Create a master document with all submissions. Remove the name of the authors and replace them with numbers.
  • Create a second document with the name of the authors and their assigned numbers.
  • I will not participate in the process of determining the winners. Winners will be determined by two of your peers.
  • However, I will disclose a piece of information and deviate a bit from the fully double-blind process:  the editor of Vita Brevis Poetry Magazine, Brian Geiger, will be one of the reviewers. 

The winners will be announced in mid-October. I will update you periodically.

Thank you to everyone who already submitted.

To the future winners: please remember to spread love in our community and buy some books written by your WP favorite authors.

@Gabriela Marie Milton

118 thoughts on “A Piece From Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings, Thank You & Several Updates #poem #poetry #poetry collection

  1. Congratulations once again on these wonderful reviews of your beautiful poetry! I have to admit to being so deep in writing that I am behind with my reading at the moment, but I have your book and it is top of my list ❤️❤️❤️

    1. Oh, Ingrid, thank you so much. Please do not worry about. You have supported me constantly and I am deeply grateful to you for that.
      Enjoy the rest of your day hon.

    1. Thank you so much Timothy. Your support means so much to me. Any leftovers? I am talking about the enchilada 🙂

  2. Such a beautiful piece….I’ve read 3 tiles already….lovely review by Diana….many congratulations, my dearest friend Gabriela ❤️✨🤗 💫

    1. Thank you so much for reading and for your kind words Navin. It’s always such a joy to hear from you. Sending you lots of love and hugs.

    1. Thank you so much Bo. I love you and I truly appreciate your support.
      Hon, when you can and when you feel like, can I get an update? No pressure. Thinking about you.

      1. Hon, I am so sorry. I tried two days ago and it gave me Private site you need to ask for permission. I will try again.

    1. Thank you so much hon. You are an angel. Sending love and huge hugs ❤️🌹❤️🌹🤗🥰❤️

      1. Thank you hon. So do you. Love and huge hugs 🥰❤️🌹🤗🥰❤️🌹🤗

  3. Congratulations on another amazing review!!! You deserve every ounce of praise! You truly are one beautiful soul!!! Keep shining and expressing, we all appreciate you 🖤🤗

    1. Aw… sweetheart, you are so kind and generous. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Sending you plenty of love ❤️🌹🥰

  4. the beautiful sound of the waves while reading your poetry bring a depth and realness adding to your wonderful lines so “raspy and dying for love”.

    Wow and Great reviews Gabriella! Congratulations! What justice they did with your work! I am still waiting for your book.. IDK what the hold up is on Amazon… even ordered another one.
    You know me.. first i will need to hold it and admire the beautiful color, put it by my bedside and under my pillow to absorb it and then get the courage to lift a pen.. heeheeh.. xoxoxoxo 💖💖

    1. Good morning Cindy, I am glad you like how the sound of the waves goes with the poem. Thank you for the kind words about the reviews and for buying my book. It means a lot to me. I do not understand why Amazon has trouble delivering in the US. I hope it got solved.

      I wish you a wonderful day hon. May love shine and happiness shine on you.

      1. Good Morning Gabriella,
        sooo lovely and it’s wonderful to see the support and you getting the accolades so deserving of your incredible work. Me either.. NO it’s not here and all the others have arrived which is sooo weird. I ordered again. fingers crossed.
        and love right back at you my friend.. xoxoxoxo 💖💖💖🤗🤗❤️

      2. Oh, thank you for your kindness Cindy. You melt my heart. You are wonderful. Sending you plenty of love and huge hugs 🌺🌸❤️🌹🌺🌸❤️🌹

      3. Your kindness is always needed and appreciated. So is your talent. Love you Cindy.

    1. Cheryl, I am really thrilled to hear from you. Thank you so much for your gorgeous words about my work. I am really honored.
      Sending love and good wishes your way.

  5. Oh, dearest Gabriela, your words always conjure so much imagery and feeling. I was there on the sands, there with the tiger, and then lounging like a courtesan while the whisper of love made its way into my being. Beautiful, my dear friend. The reviews are lovely and a present reminder for me to purchase Passions, which I will. Sending much love and many hugs to you. 🥰❤️

    1. My dearest friend, I am so sorry for my late reply. Your beautiful words took my breath away. I am thrilled you liked the poem.
      Sending love. May you have a fabulous day and thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support.

      1. It’s totally okay, dearest Gabriela. Ah, how lovely, I feel likewise when reading your work. 🥰 You’re most welcome, always. Sending much love and many hugs. xoxo

  6. How lovely it is to see read your beautiful lines, dear! 😍 By the way, I have not yet checked my spam folder. Crazy busy days lately. Take care always 🤗❤️

    1. Hi Winnie, thank you so much for your beautiful comment. When you can please check it because I have a proposal for you.
      Love you. Stay safe.

  7. I love this piece but then I love them all. So beautiful Button. Congratulations on these lovely reviews. Both bring up different wonders and emotions that lay between its pages. Your pieces speak to that which is precious and tender in the life of a woman. Congratulations again. Love ❤️ honeybun 🤗❤️🦋💕🌹

    1. Good morning honeybun, and thank you so much for all the beauty and the support you send my way. You are wonderful and I am deeply grateful to you. I am glad you liked the reviews.
      Sending lots of love and blessing your way. Happy writing honeybun.

      1. My pleasure Button. I am delighted to see what other wonderful things people have to say about the beautiful world, within your books, which you create. Thank you for your love and blessings as I am grateful for them. Sending you a big hug this morning all the way from NC. Love you, ❤️honeybun 🤗❤️🦋💕

      2. Thank you again hon. I am blessed to have you in my life. You are love.

  8. It’s been an interesting experience, Gabriela, for a man, this Englishman, to read through your poetry and have your words dictate which poems most influence him, a list of 5 it is (somehow, no matter what, it’s always 5 with me?) – I’ll chose 1 by the 10th, put my take on a poem together by the 15th and submit by the 20th – just to be perverse I’m an 11th hour man you see! Great to see such well thought through reviews for the Woman that is you, you never know this bloke may get around to writing one – a tale of 5 I’m thinking…

    1. “It’s been an interesting experience, Gabriela, for a man, this Englishman, to read through your poetry and have your words dictate which poems most influence him”
      I would say so too 🙂
      “it’s always 5 with me?” Only you know Eric. I used to think that it was only 7 with me, but then I was wrong.
      “put my take on a poem together by the 15th and submit by the 20th – just to be perverse I’m an 11th hour man you see! ” I see. But you are still YOU.
      “a tale of 5 I’m thinking…. ” you made me smile.

      Eric, thank you from the bottom of my heart for participating in the contest. I am truly honored. I can’t wait to receive your submission. You are going to keep me waiting. It going to be an interesting experience for me. It’s always 5 with you 🙂

      May you have a splendid afternoon.

    1. Oh, I am humbled by your gesture and your support. Thank you from the bottom of my heart 🌸🥰

      1. Glad to hear that everything is well and you are enjoying the first days of autumn. I am ok. A bit tired, lots of work, but ok. Sending lots of love to you hon 🌸❤️🌹

      2. There hasn’t been much writing, but there has been much translating work which I enjoy very much. At this time, my writing had to wait. I’m finishing my project though, so I guess I’ll be back to writing my own things and adding a few stories to my collection soon.

  9. I’m so glad you enjoyed the review of your wonderful new book, Gabriela. I find it hard to put into words how beautiful and resonant your poetry is as it flows from the page. Well done and hugs.

    1. Oh, Diana, I truly enjoyed. I am so humbled by your beautiful words and your kind support. They mean the world to me. Thank you again
      from the bottom of my heart. Have a beautiful Sunday.
      Are you working on a new book?

      1. I am glad to hear that Diana. Good luck. You are right it happens when it happens. I hope sometimes in January I can start working on a novel. I will continue to write poetry but. I really want to write a novel. I have a lot of other work to do – it’s going to be brutal- yet I hope I can do it.

      2. That would be wonderful, Gabriela. Yes, it can be brutal, but unless you have a hard deadline, you can pace yourself. Everyone finds their own rhythm and you will too. <3 And my poem is almost done! Sending it to you soon. 🙂

      3. Thank you for the encouragement Diana. It means a lot. Looking forward to receiving your poem. I am humbled by your participation 🌹

    1. Thank you hon. I will never forget your kindness and your support. I started blogging 4 years ago. I must have had 100 or 200 followers when you came to my site and constantly encouraged me. I will never forget those moments. They are very dear to my heart and they will forever stay with me 🌺🌹❤️

      1. You are one of my own. I feel you are my own blood if you know what I mean so supporting you comes very naturally to me. It’s also that you are fabulously endowed with the gift of poetry. But I feel a special kinship with you. A bond that goes beyond borders and distances.

      2. Thank you so much for saying that hon. I feel the same. And I will always feel like this. Sending love and blessings. Take good care of you ❤️🌹🌸🥰

  10. I love this poem Gabriela, it puts me right there. All five senses alive in your words. You know I love your whole book. It stimulates and inspires whenever I read one… many again and again. ❤️

    1. Hi sweetheart, I am so sorry for my late reply. Thank you so much for your wonderful words. They are music to my ears.
      Karima, I know you are going through so much right now. Please know that I am thinking about you and sending you plenty of love.
      Take care of yourself hon.

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