My Poem You Night Included in Vita Brevis Poetry Anthology, III

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My Poem You Night Included in Nothing Divine Dies: The Poetry of Nature (Vita Brevis Poetry Anthology, III)

I learned how to read in the mint forest under a pale October moon.
My eyes, blueberries mama gathered in her wicker basket.
The unassuaged yearnings of a golden autumn spread under my skin.
I found the rivers where fish were born, and nightingales sang.
I thought to myself: you, night, how beautiful you are crowned with black poppies and nursing ancient lovers at your chest.
A boat sailed straight through my heart.
The earth stretched its arms to pick up stars.
Then a war started.
A bat-eyed wind blew, and the earth turned toward itself.
And I thought to myself: you night, how painful you are.
Tell me something after I die and before tomorrow’s departure.
Let me wear twelve sage leaves on my lips.
Let my body blossom on the Hill of Slane when the breath of sleep rises from the empty crypt.
You night, how wise you are.

The Anthology

From the publisher:

“From a shaft of sunlight warming the kitchen floor to a lush forest by Walden pond, what is it about experiencing nature that pleases and fulfills us? In the third volume of the Vita Brevis Poetry Anthology, established and emerging poets from around the world show what nature means to them. This is nature poetry at its most precise and moving, continuing the long tradition of Transcendentalism, deciphering ourselves and the world that sustains us — with art.”

Vita Brevis Anthology

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Gabriela Marie Milton
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123 thoughts on “My Poem You Night Included in Vita Brevis Poetry Anthology, III

    1. Eric, thank you so much for your beautiful comment and for your support. I mean it. My dear friend, you make my days beautiful.
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    1. Aw.. Tricia.. thank you so much sweetheart. I am very grateful for your beautiful comment.

    1. Aw.. Liz.. thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am glad you think so 🙏🌺🥰

    1. My dearest Jane, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kind words and your support 🙏🌺🥰🌹

    1. Thank you my dear. I really appreciate your beautiful words and your support 🙏🌺🌹🥰

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    1. Thank you so much hon. Happy New Year to you. May your dreams come true in 2022. May you be happy and successful ❤️🌹🌸🌺

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  1. How very beautiful Button. I really love these lines:

    “The earth stretched its arms to pick up stars.
    Then a war started.
    A bat-eyed wind blew, and the earth turned toward itself.
    And I thought to myself: you night, how painful you are.”

    So many incredibly phrases. Congratulations on the publications in the new Anthology.

    Sending love and hugs,
    honeybun xoxoxoxo

    1. Hon, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your beautiful words and for the congrats. Love and hugs right back to you!
      xoxoxo

      1. Thank you so much hon. You are a gem.
        Sending lots of love for a blessed Sunday.

  2. I had so many feelings and images from this poem, I don’t even know where to start. Bravo, Gabriela! I hope you can hear my applause from across the miles.

    1. Mark, I am beyond grateful for every word you wrote. Thank you so much for your kindness and your support. On another note, I think all comments I left on your posts last year ended up in your spam folder. Please know I enjoy everything you write.

  3. I am continually astonished at the depth of feeling you evoke with the language and imagery you create, dearest Gabriela. It lives inside of the experience you create for the reader, “I thought to myself: you, night, how beautiful you are crowned with black poppies and nursing ancient lovers at your chest.” My eyes are still misty. I love this. Congratulations on the publication, my dear friend. 💫❤️✨🌹

    1. Aw… Jeff, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your beautiful words and your congrats.
      xoxo

  4. Mesmerized do I feel, but an enigma still stays…
    For the divinity you penned, is in itself enticing yet calm… 🌫

  5. Wow this is stunning in it’s entirety.. (read a bit on twitter).Congratulations dear Gabriela! Your words are so vivid and lyrical that paint a picture only you can evoke within the chambers of our hearts. LOVELY 💖💖👏👏👏🙏🙏

  6. My Dearest Cindy,
    Thank you so much for your beautiful comment. It means a lot to me. Love you hon.
    Have a beautiful Sunday.
    xoxo

  7. Gorgeous,dear G.an unique poem.addressing to night in beautiful way and beautiful expression of feelings of the lovely heart”….Let me wear twelve sage of leaves on my lips…….”oh ,my God!! Much lovely expression beyond the explanation❤💕💕💕💞💞💞💖

    1. Hi Diana, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kind words. I am thrilled you enjoyed the poem. You are amazing too. I know that. Sending lots of love.
      xoxo

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