Woman: Splendor and Sorrow: | Love Poems and Poetic Prose by Gabriela Marie Milton reviewed in Manhattan Book Review #poetry #poem

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Woman: Splendor and Sorrow: | Love Poems and Poetic Prose in Manhattan Book Review

In Woman: Splendor and Sorrow: Love Poems and Poetic Prose, Gabriela Milton, presents an assorted collection that’s intended to invigorate the soul and speak to the depths of human understanding. She delineates her views on feminism, misogyny, passion, hate, spirituality, winning, and losing; while the most salient topic is love…

Milton’s poetic artistry is bold and beautiful, deep and confounding. It’s laced with gorgeous symbolism and imagery. For example, in “Love Numbers”, she writes, “We laid in the grass, shadows of poppies playing on our faces with the same rhythmicity of the waves on tranquil days.” In “Who Am I”, she notes, “I delight in the waves like a gazelle in the grasslands” and later states, “My mind spreads its wings.” Due to her gift in this area, college literature professors may find her work worthy of analysis and use. It is rich with an assortment of literary greats: personification; simile; and metaphor, just to name a few…

Overall, this collection is noteworthy in its uniqueness and eloquence. Many will likely savor the journey it invites them to travel and will gain insight into the powerful impact of poetry and prose on its connoisseurs.

Reviewed By: Jennifer Padgett

You can read the entire review HERE.

Holding Your Hand – poem included in Woman: Splendor and Sorrow

I walk through the future holding your hand
Barefoot I pray to a God whose name I don’t know
The rain washes our hearts engraved in the wood
The child is the flower of tears and of sweet blood
It’s not love that we want
It’s the resurrection of dead
The breaths that the sea kills with her looks
Your hands and the sin we will never commit
The room that we rented is empty and cold
You know that I came
You feel that I left
I hear your voice
Black coffee waits for the sunrise of us
And the future runs in the past

You can get my book Woman: Splendor and Sorrow: | Love Poems and Poetic Prose on Amazon


  1. Thank you again to those who enter the poetry contest Woman: Splendor and Sorrow. I hope to announce the winners at the end of October.
  2. Help our literary community strive. Do not forget to read, like, and submit to MasticadoresUSA.

@Gabriela Marie Milton

97 thoughts on “Woman: Splendor and Sorrow: | Love Poems and Poetic Prose by Gabriela Marie Milton reviewed in Manhattan Book Review #poetry #poem

      1. The cats are happy. It was 25ºF this morning outside and 58ºF in the house when I got up. Sasha did not sleep on me last night. When I went to to kitchen she was on the counter. We had left the space heater on low under the counter so she had a nice warm spot without having to deal with the other cats.

      2. Good Lord, 58 in the house. Timothy, anything lower that 75 is “freezing” for me. I am glad the space heater was on.
        Have a wonderful evening everyone.

      3. We like it cool to sleep. We can’t sleep at 75. In the summer we cool the bedroom to between 65 and 68 before going to bed.

      4. Oh, no, 65… I know lots of people like cold. Actually I think I am the only one on earth who think 75 is freezing 🙂 See, there is something unique about me… lol

      5. I keep the office at 74 in the main area. Some people are a bit warm, others are wearing sweaters. Everyone is different. You are unique

  1. I understand I am also having problems. That is such an incredible poem shared. Your poetry is like great music compositions, they will never age or cease to insight the wonders of the reader as they travel along beside you in both your volumes. Have a blessed day dearest Button. ❤️🤗

    1. I am sorry you are having problems too honeybun.

      Thank you for your wonderful words about my poetry. I am deeply grateful to you for your support.

      Sending love, hugs, and blessings.

      1. You are so welcome and the words so deserving. I don’t know what is happening in WordPress but people are very understanding.

        Thank you for the love, hugs and blessings too. Sending more your way. Love ❤️ honeybun 🤗💕🥰😘🌹

  2. What a glowing review! Hearty Congratulations on publishing such a well-noted, well appreciated work! The poem you’ve shared here is beyond exquisite! It’s splendid! 💖

    1. I am deeply humbled by your words my dear. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
      Sending hugs.

  3. Oui, c’est très beau, merci beaucoup, et encore bravo, je suis contente pour vous / Yes, it’s very beautiful, thank you very much, and again well done, I’m happy for you

    1. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your beautiful words. You are so dear to me and I am so lucky to have your support.
      Sending big hugs.

    1. Punam, my dear, thank you so much for your kind comment. It means a lot to me 🙏🌹🌸❤️

    1. Jaya, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Did you make your site private? I am having trouble getting to it.

    1. Jeff, your comment is so beautiful. I am humbled by your words. You are such a wonderful friend. Thank you 🙏🌸❤️🌹

      1. It’s always a pleasure to read you too Jeff. Thank you again 🌸🥰🌹

  4. “You know that I came
    You feel that I left
    I hear your voice
    Black coffee waits for the sunrise of us
    And the future runs in the past”

    Like a familiar sceptre haunting almost awake thoughts. Gabriela the sensations just leap off the page to my skin. Tingling!

    1. Gina, thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading and commenting. You are wonderful. Have a fabulous rest of the week, my dear.

    1. Thank you for your kind comment. The poetry is mine. My name is Gabriela. I am a woman and I am the author. There is no “he/his”.

      1. No problem. Your English is not bad. It may be that the recognition of names is more difficult for you. In time you will get used to.
        Enjoy the rest of your day and thank you for stopping by.

    1. Thank you so much hon. Love you. Let me know what the scan showed when you get a chance.

    1. Thank you so much Victoria and thank you for your help and generosity. It means the world to me.

  5. Button good morning. I just wanted to make sure you intended to not open your beautiful new review for comments. Sending you a big congratulations on an amazingly lovely review. Sending you my love and prayers. Love, honeybun 💕🤗❤️🎈🙏

    1. Good morning honeybun and thank you for your kindness. You are an angel indeed. I am grateful to all my followers for their comments and support but I am going through some difficult time and for the moment I think it’s better to have the comments closed. Love you honeybun. Enjoy your Sunday ❤️🤗❤️

      1. I understand completely. I just wanted you to know, in case that was not your intent. Your followers know how much you appreciate them. Everyone also understands that you are juggling a tremendous amount of work. Love to you beautiful Button. Sending prayers up. Be safe. ❤️🤗❤️

  6. What a beautiful review so well deserved my friend! I do agree with every word and every stanza that is undeniable with love, truth and support. Missed this one but so happy to have found. Happy Sunday Gabriella! 💖💖

    1. Cindy, my dear sorry for missing this comment. Thank you from the bottom of my heart my beautiful friend. I cherish every word you wrote.
      Sending plenty of love and hugs your way.

    1. Thank you so much Cheryl. I really appreciate your beautiful words. I hope everything is ok with you ❤️🌹

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