Samos, perhaps Crete – a poem from my book Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings
Samos, perhaps Crete
on the barren shore
you play your mandolin
I conjugate “to leave” in the voice of trees
the air reverberates expressions of old gods
the space changes its mind
maybe it is Samos, perhaps it is just Crete
traces of death, glimpses of the future
your thoughts are cut in marble
scratches turn to yellow
delineations, conquerors of islands
the shore melts in the waters
your eyes tell prophesies
the time changes its mind
perhaps it was just Samos, maybe it was Crete
the dying mandolin, the smell of ripened olives
an unmade wooden bed
the names of I,
Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings was published by Vita Brevis Press in 2020. It is available on Amazon here.
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Gabriela Marie Milton
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Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings
78 thoughts on “A poem from my book Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings & some updates”
Had just talked an hour ago with a sister of mine about Greece! The flavor here is so intriguing and fantastic; especially today it gave me a strong sense of being caught up in this poetic story!
Fascinating too is how God doe work in mysterious ways and is present in our lives; it’s not a fairy-tale as some people try to say who have no faith in the highest power and giver of life!
It’s been a while Gabrielle so thank you!
Blessings to you and yours!
Dear Lawrence, thank you so much for your beautiful comment. I am glad you are here. It means a lot to me. It makes my morning brighter.
Blessings and happiness to you and yours too.
WoW! Hi again Gabriela! I filled a big order and didn’t even realize it! Imagine what I could do if I put my mind and heart to it!!!
You may have given me a spark to start a raging flame of inspiration!!!
So there we both did more than we realized!
So it’s true one never can tell, what affect they can have with just a bit of effort!
Three words sing out loudly that you said; Brighter, Blessings and Happiness!!!
Got to love that!!
Will catch you later for sure and more if possible; these long gaps might be my handicap!
God bless you and yours!
🌷🙏 🙏 🌈🌞
“You may have given me a spark to start a raging flame of inspiration!!!” I am thrilled to hear this.
Looking forward to hearing from you when you can.
Blessings to you and to everyone you love.
Thank you again Gabriela! It is very thrilling to me too; one never knows where that needed boost or inspiration will come from; I do like when it’s unexpected and very surprising as this was!
Glad to help your day, even in the smallest way!
“I conjugate “to leave” in the voice of trees”
I am awe-struck, Gabriela! You beautifully evoked Greece in this verse. ❤️❤️
Thank you so much my dearest Punam. Sending you love and please stay safe hon.
My pleasure, dear. Sending love back to you and you take care too. ❤️❤️
That was one of my favorite lines in the poem as well. These were the others:
“the dying mandolin, the smell of ripened olives
an unmade wooden bed”
Thank you so much Liz. Sending love.
You’re welcome, Gabriela.
Your poetry is always so mesmerizing, Gabriela!
Charming and unique lines…Your book “Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings ” is a gem.
I wish you a beautiful and inspired week.
Good morning Virginia and thank you from the bottom of my heart for your beautiful comment.
Have a fabulous week ahead. Sending lots of love and hugs.
❤️🥰❤️💞🌹 Absolutely gorgeous poem!!! I love it!!! 🥰😘❤️💞❤️
I send you a huge hugs and much love!!❤️🌹💞 xoxo 🌹💞❤️💞
Thank you so much hon. It means a lot to me 🌺🌸🌹❤️🌺🌸
Actually great poem!
Absolutely gorgeous and heart touching poem!! Beautiful 💝💝💝
Thank you so much. It means a lot coming from you.
Lovely poem, Gabriela.
Thank you so much Timothy. Is it warmer today?
It was 12º F this morning. The forecast is for a high of 54.
Aw.. It was cold in the morning but it looks like you guys are going to have a pleasant day.
Actually great poem!
<3 Gabriela <3
Yep, now I'm certain ~ You're an artiste!
as in “cabaret artistes”? 🙂 🙂 🙂
as in ~ you’re awesome.
Aw… thank you so much. So are you.
This poem is dizzyingly beautiful, like the Greek sunlight, Gabriela! ❤️
Oh, Ingrid, thank you so much for your beautiful words. They mean a lot.
My pleasure Gabriela 😊
Thank you very much.
Love the lush words of your featured poem and am excited to learn more about your coming endeavor!
Thank you so much for your kind words about my work Jaya. They mean a lot. I will definitely make sure you hear about. Sending love 🌺🌸❤️
Your transport us every time, Gabriela, “the dying mandolin, the smell of ripened olives
an unmade wooden bed
the names of I,
We” The feelings that arise, remind me of the power of love, memory, reminiscence, and even more importantly, the immersion of the entire self with another in the present moment. What glorious feelings and imagery in this glorious poem, my dear friend. I love it very much. 🌻✨🌹💫❤️
My dearest Jeff, thank you so much for your beautiful words and for your constant support.
Really Jeff, you being here means a lot.
It’s always my pleasure to be here, my dearest Gabriela. It has become just like home. xoxoxo
‘the dying mandolin, the smell of ripened olives
an unmade wooden bed’- loved this!
Truly a mesmerising piece, Gabriela. You’re an excellent writer!
Thank you so much. I am truly humbled by your words 🌹🌸
Lovely poem, Gabriela. It’s the little things that conjure up memories, and the most vivid memories are how we felt in the moment. I love how you used sensory details in this poem… the music of the mandolin, the smell of the olives, the disarray of an unmade bed. <3
Actually lovely poem!
Gorgeous piece of writin, G ❤️💕
Thank you so much 🙏🌹🌸❤️🌺
My pleasure ❤️💕🤗
I’m awestruck…the imagery you create is truly mesmerizing, Gabriela 💫
Wow! You write such vivid imagery, Gabriela! I just bought a copy. 🙂
Mark, you humbled me beyond words. Thank you from the bottom of my heart 🙏🌺❤️🌸
Well deserved, Gabriela. Oh, by the way I left 2 comments, because I thought the first one hadn’t gone through. Feel free to disregard it. 🙂
Don’t worry about. I am really honored you bought my book 🙏
WoW! The imagery is incredible, Gabriela! I just bought my copy. 🙂
Good Poetry .
Wow 🤩 awesome
Thank you dear 🌸
I’m new here.
Well, this is really nice Gabriela.🥺
Made my morning 😘🥰🌺
Thank you so much Smile. I an glad you liked it and welcome to WP!
Actually great, fantastic and lovely poem! Best of luck!
Thank you so much. Same to you 🌹🌺🌸
Thank you so much 🌸🌺
You’re a true poet in the 21st century. Is it about being taken by the moment? Though, every time you mention the Greek Islands—I’m assuming it was an adventure of some kind—you bring up imagery of death and dying. I think I can understand it; but I won’t speak it. Getting swept up in the atmosphere of someplace exotic can lead to dying.
“You’re a true poet in the 21st century” Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your comment. I am humbled beyond words.
“Getting swept up in the atmosphere of someplace exotic can lead to dying.” Indeed it can. And I thank you for this thought too. It touched my heart.
Like, I can imagine the sea, the rapture of being in a foreign land with so much history, with a man, in your case. Like, being in that moment can be breathtaking. And then of course, if I recall your later poetry, it’s grayed by the future events. Life’s funny that way. When we’re young we don’t always look ahead to what today’s actions will bring. We often live for the moment, not thinking about it.
I completely get it. I think, if I’m right. If not, I have one other interpretation, but I won’t even dare voice that.
“Like, being in that moment can be breathtaking.” Indeed, it can. It also can be very painful. Happiness and sadness meet where the circle closes.
“When we’re young we don’t always look ahead to what today’s actions will bring. ” Perhaps.
Thank you for your interpretation. Your reply means a lot to me.
It is only Corfu I visited once.
Thank you so much Rob. I am glad you enjoyed the poem 🌸🌹