My Poem A Night of Marble and of Gingerbread Included in Hebe to Hades, A Free Verse Revolution Anthology

Hebe to Hades

I am thrilled that my poem “A Night of Marble and of Gingerbread” was included in Hebe to Hades, A Free Verse Revolution Anthology.

Thank you to Kristiana, the editor of this wonderful volume.

A Night of Marble and of Gingerbread by Gabriela Marie Milton

on the top of the mountain
the pines silhouette against the whisper of the rocks
the night is cut from marble, and from gingerbread
the wind stops on a branch touched by a naked star
I take the measure of that which forever youth gives
red poppies that never wither
seeds that never impregnate the ground
a love that still plays with toys,
and lights candles in a Christmas tree in the middle of
summer
the moon is mortal and concerned with trivial matters
and so am I
Hebe,
how many know that you are the bud of incest and
patricide?
how many know your child’s eyes witnessed so many
crimes?
filled with pain, you stop growing up, isn’t it so?
oh, don’t cry
here is my impermanent heart
wear it for one day
in the morning you will see the old oak dying in the rain
at noon butterflies will sit on your hair
in the night a Lethean forgetfulness will lecture on the
beauty of transitory love
kisses will feel like honey on the tongue
the breath of love will rest on your skin
you will grow up
what?
you do not want your forever youth back?
dream
it’s spring

You can get Hebe to Hades HERE.

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Gabriela Marie Milton
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119 thoughts on “My Poem A Night of Marble and of Gingerbread Included in Hebe to Hades, A Free Verse Revolution Anthology

    1. David, thank you so much for the wishes and the support. They mean a lot to me. I hope everything is well.
      xoxo

  1. Oh, only you can write such beautiful poems dearest Gabriela. πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œβ€οΈβ€οΈ
    I love every word of it!! Congratulations on the publication. You are an awesome Poetess. 😍😍

    1. Thank you so much sweetheart. You are so good to me and I am so grateful for your support. Humbled and grateful. You are a gem.
      Sending lots of love.
      xoxo

    1. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Eric. You know that every words you write means the world to me.

      Boris Johnson still PM? πŸ™‚

      1. He is still clinging in there… I’ve never thought he was your kind of Englishman.
        xoxo

    1. Yes it is 😊😊😊 .it can be bought now on Lulu. ❀️🌸🌺

  2. There is a foreverness that blossoms in the spring and deepens in the summer, which your poem evokes and invites the reader to engage with. A gorgeous write, and a hearty congratulations to you, my dearest Gabriela. 🌹❀️🌺✨🌻

    1. My dearest Jeff, I am so glad you liked the poem. You are a talented and gracious being. Thank you!

  3. This is a stunning piece, dear Gabriela. Deserving attention in everywhere. You exploitation of styles and choice of words is at top notch. Congrats!! πŸ‘πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸ

    1. Lamittan, my dearest, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your beautiful comment. Sending lots of love your way.
      xoxo

    1. Thank you so much Ingrid. I am pretty sure you are in this anthology, so congratulations to you too πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  4. What a beautiful poem…I’m amazed how you weave these words to create such imagery…amazing flow of emotions…many congratulations Gabriela πŸ’«

    1. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Mark. You humble me beyond words πŸ™πŸŒΈπŸŒΊ

    1. Thank you so much my dearest Cheryl. You made my mornings. Sending you lots of love. Have a splendid day 🌸🌺🌹

  5. All the other beauties aside — the flow of emotion, the archetypal deep dive, the beautiful injunction at the end — all that aside, the juxtaposition of marble and gingerbread alone makes me sit back and ponder, throwing out threads of wonder.

      1. Thank you so much. Enjoy the rest of your weekend 🌸

  6. GOOD LORD, I’VE MISSED YOU!!!! Sitting here in this wonderful drowning feeling of reading/experiencing Your insanely beautiful words. Sigh. This is just soooo, so much. It’s gorgeous and so layered. Thank You!!! And Congratulations, beautiful Gabriela!!! Sending huge hugs Your way! πŸ€—β€οΈπŸ’πŸ’•πŸ˜Š!

    1. I am humbled beyond words by your beautiful comment. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Love you hon 🌸🌹❀️🌸🌹❀️🌸🌹❀️

  7. Dearest Gabriela, first my congratulations on the publication of this intriguing poem, that plays with the reader and teases them down through its lines. I love this description of any indescribable night .”the night is cut from marble, and from gingerbread” so gorgeous, stately and full of sweet delights.. Staying too young forever..is a curse… Hebe, in all her youth, told you so:) So many lines and use of your beautiful language…Your language should be called just Gabriela and those who speak and read it it, are true and utterly lost romantics. Hypnotic writing β€οΈπŸ€—πŸŒΉπŸŒ·

  8. Oh dear..it seems this is the second time this week, WordPress has eaten my comment dearest Gabriela.. From the title,”the night is cut from marble, and from gingerbread” and the first taste of your poem, I am once again captivated… Eternal youth sounds like a curse if we have not learned the wisdom to celebrate every stage, every moment..and all our roles in Life… I look back fondly on my own and now in this stage, I have been lucky enough to have met you.. a poet I so admire and your poetry that takes me out of myself, and shows me the magic of …..everything.. For everything you write about, every word you chose, opens my own senses and makes me see the depth of words made real., until I live in each line, like a one-act play directed by you, dearest poet…Alf mabrook! My sincere congratulations for your latest published beauty.

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