the miracle of you – poem by Gabriela Marie Milton

The Fisherman and the Syren (1856–1858), Frederic Leighton.

the miracle of you

the moon’s right-hand
pours soul into my flesh
pigeons’ wings bring scents of lilac blooms
the air gets drunk with poetry
statuary women of the water
flaunt their hair

within the loneliness of you
my heart
rotates five equinoxes on a wooden spindle
your eyes pour flesh into my soul
my body germinates the sounds of growing leaves
I wash my hands into the waters of Guadalquivir
in the scented night of those who never sleep
I say
I love you
and in one single breath
our wedding is transformed
in an enraptured death

was it the moon?
was it the morning dew?
perhaps it was the miracle of you

Poem included in my book Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings, Amazon available here.

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100 thoughts on “the miracle of you – poem by Gabriela Marie Milton

  1. I have so many favorites but it is difficult with your books, Button, because after you read them more than once they all become that way. You always pick the most beautiful artwork to add to the beauty of your work as well.

    “your eyes pour flesh into my soul
    my body germinates the sounds of growing leaves
    I wash my hands into the waters of Guadalquivir
    in the scented night of those who never sleep”

    These lines leave the reader with their mouth open, wondering how such lines came into existence, and making one strongly desire to read more. Everything you write is also so thought provoking, at least to me, even after I have read a piece before I start to wonder about each line, almost like a study. Beautiful.

    Sending my love, Honeybun xoxoxoxo

    1. Thank you so much honeybun. I am glad you liked those line and you like the artwork too. You are so gracious hon, and your support means so much to me.
      Sending love and hugs. Have a blessed day.
      xoxo

    1. Bo, thank you so much. I am glad you enjoyed the read. You know the drill. I am thinking about you and of course I want to know how you and your mom are doing. I am waiting for news. Only if you feel like.
      Sending love and a big kiss for little B.
      xoxo

      1. I don’t know if you saw my replies yesterday (it was weird, though, you were in spam and I don’t see you in my comments now, though I approved them.)
        We’re doing ok. It’s been better for a couple days now, which is a relief. However, we’re all still pretty down. The fatigue and drowsiness are overwhelming.

      2. Bo, I did not see the reply. I was probably in your spam because when I commented I came to you via Eric’s site. That is my way of reaching you these days. I go to Eric’s site and I click on your comments.

        I am glad she is having some good days hon. What else can I say hon? Hang in there. Sending good wishes and love to everyone.
        xoxo

    1. My dearest friend, you are such an angel. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your beautiful words and your kind support.
      Love, hugs, and may the muse be with you forever.
      xoxoxo

    1. Cheryl, my dear, thank you so much for your kind words. They mean the world to me. I truly hope I deserve them. Love to you hon. I hope you are well.
      xoxo

    1. Punam, you are wonderful. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am so glad you liked those lines.
      Much love to you hon.
      xoxo

  2. There’s a reason I sigh when I read your lines…there’s a reason I say that you’re one of the best writers, I’ve come across right from the very beginning…breathtaking lines, dear Gabriela ✨❤️💫

    1. You made me blush and you brought tears to my eyes. Navin, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your words. I treasure them.
      Love and huge hugs to you my friend.
      xoxo

  3. Of course, my dearest Gabriela, the entire poem is a masterpiece; and, yet these lines here are even more to me,
    “I say
    I love you
    and in one single breath
    our wedding is transformed
    in an enraptured death

    was it the moon?
    was it the morning dew?
    perhaps it was the miracle of you”
    That, my friend, is stunning poetry. We get to feel along with you, breathe with you, transform with you, and live and love with you. Stunning. Sending you love and hugs. xoxoxo

    1. Jeff, you are so kind. Such a beautiful comments. You humble me beyond words. Thank you from the bottom of my heart my dear friend. Have a beautiful evening.
      xoxo

  4. Wow what a beautiful piece Gabriella. Your lines always leave me in pensive thought and swept away! Love this
    “your eyes pour flesh into my soul
    my body germinates the sounds of growing leaves
    I wash my hands into the waters of Guadalquivir
    in the scented night of those who never sleep”
    💕😍❤️

    1. Aw, Cindy, I do not know how I missed your beautiful comment on this poem. Thank you hon.
      xoxoxo

  5. How beautiful.
    How very beautiful dear Gabriela!
    This is so luscious, and mystifying.
    “the air gets drunk with poetry”
    Amazing.
    And then the lyrical lines towards the end, magnificent.
    This must have been one of your few poems that rhyme, and it is just so so wonderful. I love how you have written this. Just when I thought your poetry couldn’t get better…

    1. My Dearest Shanyu, so glad to hear from you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your beautiful comment. You made me blush. You are really a darling.
      Sending you plenty of love and hugs.
      xoxo

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