My Dear Readers,
I will not post anything before Christmas so Happy Holidays to everyone and Merry Christmas to those of you who celebrate the Holy Night. May you be forever loved. May the sky open and rain on you success and joy.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your views, likes, and comments. Thank you for your wonderful support and for making my four years and a half of blogging an unbelievable experience.
To my new followers, welcome. I look forward to reading your work in 2022. To my present followers, huge hugs and thanks. To those who were my followers and do not blog anymore, I miss you and I hope one day you will return to blogging.
For everyone a poem written by one of my favorites poets Rainer Maria Rilke, and Franz Schubert – Ave Maria – interpreted by Mirusia & André Rieu.
by Rainer Maria Rilke
The wind in winter woods is like
a shepherd to his flock of flakes
and soon the firs anticipate
how blessed will be the light
and eavesdrop. The garden doves
ready themselves in branches white
and fend off the wind, growing towards
the glory of this night.
Love to everyone.
@Gabriela Marie Milton
159 thoughts on “Holiday Wishes and a Poem by Rainer Maria Rilke”
What a beautiful poem by Rainer…Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas to you, dearest Gabriela…looking forward to reading your new poem in 2022 ✨🌺💫❤️🌟🎄🎅
Thank you so much Navin. Happy Holidays to you my dear friend. Thank you for your kindness and your support. May 2022 be a great year for you. Feeling better?
You’re very welcome Gabriela…thank you very much for your lovely wishes, kindness & unconditional support…I’m feeling much better…thank you…at least no covid…still coughing a lot…but I’ll be OK relatively soon…
Navin, I am so happy it’s not Covid. But please continue to take care of yourself. It’s important. I did not tell you but I have been sick too. It’s not Covid either. The doctor thinks sinus infection. I’ve been taking antibiotic for a week and still I am not 100 %. Please take care of yourself my dear friend.
Sending lots of love & good wishes.
I am & I’ll be taking care of myself…I’ve been taking heavy dose of Vitamin C, other vitamins, minerals & supplements…thank you very much for your concern, dear Gabriela…oh, I’m sorry to know that you’ve been sick as well…”thinks sinus infection”…so it’s not clear yet?…it’s good that antibiotic is helping you…I hope that you’ll get better soon…you too take very good care of yourself, dear & precious friend…much love ✨❤️💫
The vitamins and minerals are great. Yes, he “thinks”. He is not sure. It could be allergies but I had fever so …
Have a beautiful evening Navin. Make it magical and feel better.
Ok, that explains a bit more…the most important thing is that you’re feeling better…you’re recovering…thank you for your wishes…you too have a beautiful evening…feel better 💫
That’s a lovely tree in the photo. Have a very merry and restful Christmas, Gabriela. Spoil Maya and Me Churchill for me.
Thank you so much Timothy. May you have the best Xmas ever. I will spoil them. I cannot say the same because I know your kitties are always spoiled. May you have a fabulous 2022!
Spoiling kitties make for happy lives for everyone. A happy cat on your lap is the best medicine.
That’s so true Timothy. That’s exactly why we have cats!
Thank you so much my dear. Happy Holidays to you and to those you love.
Wonderful poem by Rilke.
Happy Holidays, Gabriela ! 🌹💙🌹🎄
Thank you from the bottom of my heart Francine. Happy holidays to you too. Wishing you happiness and success. May your creams come true.
Merry Christmas and a blessed 2022, Gabriela.
Merry Christmas Suzette. Love and blessings for you and your entire family.
Thank you for the lovely holiday wishes. May your year be filled with the light of joy. ✨
Thank you so much my dear Alethea. Your wishes mean so much to me. May you have the best holiday ever; a holiday filled with love and blessings.
May you your Gabrielaness have the best Christmas ever.
Thank you so much. May you have a wonderful Christmas too.
You are very graciously welcome so much. May you be able to sit down, relax, kick your shoes off, and put your bare feet beside a nice warm fire.
May your wishes come true. I need that. Thank you so much.
Oh you are so graciously welcome so much.
And do not forget to hang your socks over the fireplace. HEHEHE!!
They are already there 🙂 🙂 🙂
Gabriela, Have a beautiful, delightful, and Blessed Christmas! And may you receive even richer rewards in 2022!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kind wishes. May you be happy and may all your dreams come true. May we all stay blessed and healthy. Sending you plenty of love.
Peace, Gabriela. Happy Holidays to you and peace and blessings. Thank you.
Same to you Tre. May your holidays be blessed. May you have plenty of happiness, love and peace.
Thank you kindly! *Big hugs*
Happy holidays, my dear! Thank you for sharing the treat of one of your favorite poems.
Good morning Java. My pleasure hon and happy holiday to you. May your 2022 be filled with love and success.
Merry Christmas, Gabriela! 💚🙏♥️
Thank you so much Jennifer. Merry Christmas to you too. Lots of love and happiness.
Thanks for the Christmas wishes and poem!
May your Christmas and New Year be blessed and full of Joy! 🙂
Thank you so much for the kind wishes sweetheart. May you have a fabulous holiday filled with happiness and love.
Oh, thank you so much. Happy Holidays to you too!
Nice poem! Merry Christmas! 🎄
Thank you very much. Happy Holidays to you.
Ciao e Buon Natale! 😀
Auguro a te e alla tua famiglia un sereno Natale.
Thank you Andrew. Merry Christmas to you too!
You’re welcome, and thank you!
Peace and happiness to you and yours, Gabriela – see you in the New Year! All the best. Eric.
Thank you so much Eric. Peace and happiness to you and your family too. May 2022 fulfill all your dreams.
Thank you, Gabriela! All the best of the holiday season to you as well.
Hi Liz, thank you too. May 2022 bring you happiness and success.
You’re welcome, Gabriela.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and yours!
Thank you so much River. Same to you!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Merry Christmas to you!
You’re very welcome.
Thank you for your exquisite song choice. I love the heart and faces so heartfelt and vibrant!~ So tender and such beauty! What gifts to the world. Also, love you words! Have the very best holiday my friend and thanks for your inspiration, your words, your heart, being a vital part of our WP family and your presence that is felt everywhere Gabriela. Congratulations on your best selling book and the time you invest in all of us to be our best selves in our writing journey.
I do hope you have a wonderful break!~ 💖💖💖🙏🙏🙏❤️🌷😘😘😘💃
My beautiful and talented Cindy, I am overwhelmed by your kind words. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for inspiring us with your talents and your kind spirit. Thank you for being you. Thank you for your help.
May you and your family have the best Xmas ever. May you be forever happy.
I saw you posted. I will pay you a visit soon.
Oh thanks my sweet friend and I do love the ring to that so thank you soooo kindly Dear Gabriela! Just breath it in. I know how hard you work and it does not go unnoticed.
Thanks a biz-zillion and you are most welcome and deserve the accolades from all of us. It’s a pleasure!💖
Oh thank you for the beautiful wishes.. I know we will and you do the same.
LOVE YOU TOO AND NO RUSH! 💖😘
Thank you hon. I’ll be there. I need to read your poem.
Beautiful, Gabriela! Thank you for sharing, and have a wonderful Christmas 😊❤️
Thank you so much Ingrid. May you have the best Christmas ever. Enjoy your break and be happy. May 2022 fulfill all your dreams.
Thank you Gabriela, I will try! 🎄 may it fulfill all your dreams also! 🌟❤️
Dear Gabriela, wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a big thank you for your amazing and consistent support to my blog as well.
Dear Blanca, thank you so much for your kind wishes. They warm my heart. I thought about you many times. I thought you supported me so much and I was not there for you every time. And here you are with your beautiful wishes. Thank you again.
Have a beautiful Christmas and an amazing 2022.
Merry Christmas! Perfect Advent poem to count down the days until Christmas. Thank you.
Thank you for reading and for your kind wishes. Merry Christmas from the bottom of my heart.
Thank you very much.
The poem is divine. My Dearest Gabriela, may your holidays be filled with many blessings, much love, and endless light. Sending love and hugs. xoxo
Thank you so much Jeff. Your kind words mean a lot to me. May you have the best holiday ever. May 2022 fulfill all your dreams my dear friend 🌺🌸🌹🌺🌸
You’re welcome, Gabriela, always. Thank you, my dear friend, that touches my heart. ❤️🌺🌹🌼
Hope your holidays are peaceful and joyous, Gabriela! Thank you for sharing the lovely poem and music! <3
Good evening Cheryl. My pleasure and thank you for the kind wishes. May you have a wonderful and blessed holiday. Sending you huge hugs 🌸🌺🤗
Thanks for this sweet message, Gabriela, and same to you on this festive season at year’s end. May all good things rain on you as well.
Then that Rainer Maria Rilke, lovely. So lovely. Merry Christmas. xo
Hello, my dearest Selma. Thank you so much for your comment and for the beautiful wishes. I am so glad you liked the poem.
May you have a beautiful holiday season and Merry Christmas my dear.
Merry Christmas! Wish you and your loved ones a wonderful new year ahead. Take care, Gabriela. 🙂
Thank you so much hon. Wishing you the best holiday ever and a wonderful 2022. May all your dreams come true. Happiness and love to you and yours.
Merry Christmas to you too! Enjoy and Keep Smiling. Wish the new year is filled with prosperity and light. Loads of love and hugs to you! 🤗🧡💖
The poetry is beauty. Love the simile and metaphorical representation.
Thank you so much my dearest Kritika. I wish you a wonderful year filled with love and joy. May your poetic muse be with you forever.
What a beautiful home and a lovely tree. I too like the poem, thanks for sharing. I wish you lots of love, joy, rest and time with those you love. I am grateful for our friendship and fill blessed that we met here. I wish you a happy Christmas and new year. Love honeybun
Dearest Button, I hope you got my message. Your home looks amazing and I enjoyed the poem also, thank you for sharing. Sending my love and gratitude for your friendship and love. Sending you wishes for rest, love, much gratitude for your support as well. May you and all those you love have an amazing and wonderful holiday season. Love honeybun 🤗❤️🦋🥰
Good morning my dearest Button. Thank you form the bottom of my hearts for your kind words. Thank you for your love, friendship, and support.
May this Christmas bring you more happiness than ever. May you be blessed and loved. May your family be protected.
Huge Hugs to you hon. Enjoy the holidays.
Good afternoon dearest friend. I also thank you for our friendship, the many things I have learned from you and your beautiful words, and all the support you have poured out to me. May your Christmas be full of joy, blessings from Our Father and His Son and lots of love.
Sending hugs to you and your family and prayers for a restful holiday. Merry Christmas. 🎄 🙏🙏❤️love honeybun
Thank you again hon. I learned a lot from you too and I was always humbled by your kind support. I will try to have a great Xmas. Enjoy yours. Sending tons of love and blessings your way ❤️🌹🌹🌸🎄❤️
You are very welcome dearest Button. I am sending my love and blessings right back at you my friend. I truly hope you can manage sometime with family. Love honeybun ❤️🤗🦋🥰🎄💕✝️🙏🎄
🎄 Feliz Navidad, Gabriela Marie. 🎄
Gracias. ¡Feliz Navidad y Próspero Año Nuevo!.
Wishing you a joyous and restful Christmas! Read you in 2022. 💚💕
Thank you so much my dearest Cassa. May your Christmas be filled with love and beatify.
Lots of love, hon.
What a beautiful holiday treat. Thank you!
Thank you for being here. Happy holidays to you and to those you love!
Wishing you season’s greetings and peace and contentment for the coming year.💕
Thank you so much Luisa. Your wishes mean so much to me. May you have a beautiful and peaceful holiday. Sending love and hugs
Merry Christmas, dear Gabriela! 💚🙏♥️
Merry Christmas Luisa 🎄🤗❤️🎁
Merry Xmas and Happy New Year!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart Flavio. Merry Christmas and a fabulous 2022 🎁🎄
Thank you. Merry Christmas 🎄🎁
Happy Holidays! Thanks for sharing the lovely poem.
My pleasure Mary. Love and blessings to you 🥰
Such an amazing poem.
I am glad you like it. Happy holidays 🌹🌺🥰
A beautiful poem, and that piece . . . oh, my. Thank you so much for sharing that video. Chill bumps galore.
My pleasure Jeff and thank you so much too. Have a wonderful 2022. Blessings.
May your 2022 be blessed and peaceful! <3
Thank you so much 🙏
We wish you and your family a very happy new year. Lovely words.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Same to your family.
Compliments of the season dear 💝
Thank you Jane. My love and best wishes to you ❤️
You are most welcome dear. Love you 💞
You are most welcome dear Gabriela❤️ Happy New Year To You And Your Family !🎉🎊 Love you, xoxo💞
A beautiful wish and lovely gratitude, Gabriela. The poem is sublime, as is the song. Wishing you peace, love, and beauty in all parts of your life. Hugs. <3 <3 <3
Thank you so much for the visit Diana. Have a splendid evening 🌺🌹❤️
I love Rainer Maria Rilke. Happy New Year!
Thank you. Happy New Year to you too.
Sono Happy for you, you deserve it. I wish you a good year.
Oh, my goodness, thank you Marina 🌺🙏🌸
Most beautiful poem of Rainer Maria Rilke.what a amazing poetess,she is.🌷
Rilke and A. Rieu go so well together.
I’m looking up at the sky…
Wishing you all the best, Gab, because you deserve all the joy in the world.
Bo, thank you. You are so good to me. I just got to your site via Eric’s and I saw the news. Bo, I am so sorry. I thought about you all the time. I was afraid that the worse can happen.
I guess the news hit me very hard … Love you. May she rest in peace.
Thank you, hon. It’s been hard. I didn’t expect her to go so fast…
I am so sorry hon. I cried yesterday. Sending love. I hope little B. is ok.
He is. My sunshine. Thank god for him. Otherwise, it would be unbearable.
I am glad to hear he is ok. Children are saviors in our darkest moments. Love you.
I want to do a poetry anthology and I have a press that will publish. I will announce the theme soon. I would love if you will accept my invite and submit.
Sounds nice. Did you write about it already? Keep us posted.
No, not yet, I will let you know soon ❤️❤️❤️