Ghosts by Gabriela Marie Milton
I spend most of my time in the house. I rarely write anymore. I remember what you once said, I believe you were quoting: Culture has become a demonstration of nothingness. It moves with a terrifying speed in direct proportionality with our appetite for fame.
Three times a year fleshy, peachy roses are still being delivered. They have my name on. It happens mid-day, at the exact time when I take sedatives before immersing myself in a bath infused with scented Dead Sea Salt. Dried flowers float in the water. They stain my skin. They make me think summer by our lake: scents of blue irises; somnolent movements of algae.
Nights are cruel. No nightingales. Tree branches hit the master suite’s windows even when the air is soft like the breath of a new baby. Half-naked, lying on the sofa I think Wuthering Heights. Catherine’s ghost knocking on the window. In the dark, Lockwood pushing his hand through the glass. Her cold hand. Her voice. She wants to get in.
Inscriptions: Catherine Heathcliff; Catherine Linton…
I kneel and scratch your name under the frame of every bedroom window. I wait.
The windows start rattling. I pick the middle one. I push my hand through the glass. Pain. The warmth of my blood. The ferocity of wounds. Voices coming from the gooseberry bushes.
Come in my love […]
Gabriela Marie Milton
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Thank you Timothy.
Absolutely gorgeous (y cerrado con broche de oro) a most engaging piece which I thoroughly devoured. All the best Gabriela and a lovely Thursday “Middle of the Week” to you! 🌺🌹😊
And I devoured your words 🙂 Are we in some kind of banquet room? Some times my imagination knows no limits 🙂
Thank you for your kind words and have a wonderful “Middle of the Week” too.
Eating…good food…is always a pleasure, as is reading something you have written Gabriela, let the banquet continue, now bring on the wine! Cheers and a lovely day!
I am absolutely touced by your words and Munch’s painting:)
Thank you from the bottom of my heart Martina.
This is a very captivating piece.
Thank you very much.
Thank you Gwen.
Your words comfort those who love, wait, dream, but they know how to spread on the wings of the wind: words …
Thank you for your wonderful words my dear.
Oh, such pain. My heart hurts for her. Hauntingly beautiful write, Gabriela.
C. Jean, I love you hon. Thank you so much for your kindness and your support. Thank you for the praise.
Always, my friend, xoxo
Brilliant read. How are you doing?
Thank you so much Kajal. I am fine. How are you?
The metaphor of her cut hand from the broken window says a lot! Layered meaning.
I highly appreciate your comment. Thank you.
The way you describe the evenings is so hypnotic with such description. So beautifully vivid, I can see the dead flowers floating in the water and you carving your name. Amazing writing, big hugs, Joni
Thank very much you honeybun. I am glad you enjoyed the piece, Thanks for the hugs too. Right back at you 🙂
You really out did yourself with this one. It is just a phenomenal piece. Lots of hugs and love Button. 🥮
Thank you so much hon. Have a beautiful weekend.
You too beautiful Button. Big hugs and lots of joy. ❤️
We should all learn to get out with only two lines that needs a light buff. The near complete lack of useless words in this is more than commendable, it’s exemplary. And refreshing. Thanks for not being one of “those” internet writers. You’re one of those rare stops where words still matter, and go BAM.
Thank you Phil. That’s very kind of you to say.
It’s seething with pain and every word is like a gaping wound. So beautifully expressed, Gabriel
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Thank you Kate!
Such haunting and visually detailed writing, dearest Gabriela! You set your stage with the grace and finesse of a seasoned houseman, who takes pride in his work and everything is in its place… place carefully so that it is perfect. Passionate, you direct our eyes to your tiredness, your loneliness, your sea salt bath… We feel the anticipation, alongside of you… and the finale, is both painful and somehow soothing.. your anticipation met…with a visitor who rarely makes an appearance.. Oh . I was captured from start to glorious finish!!!
Thank you so much for your wonderful comment my dearest Karima. You warmed my heart. Sending you love and huge hugs. Have a wonderful weekend hon.
The conclusion is felt deeply – the pain and kind of a relief. I am drawn in, immersed fully in the experience until I get there, an inner feeling experience of your beautiful writing, so exquisitely created.
My goodness, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your beautiful words. You are an angel. Lots of hugs to you.
Wow! I feel like I was just pulled into a cinematic scene. Dramatic and captivating! ✨
Michele, my dearest, thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am humbled by your praise.
You are most welcome, Gabriela. 💐
Love you hon. I hope everything is as well as it can be.
It’s better, kind of ….You know.
I know hon. Sending ❤️
Mesmerizing. I was one with these words. They wrapped their arms around me leaving me feeling breathless. I want both more and less. How is that possible? Beguiling, Simply beguiling. xx
Nancy, sweetheart, thank you so much. Your words are music to my ears. i hope your day is beautiful and filled with love.
Sei il benvenuto, cara, e grazie per i bellissimi auguri. Ti mando lo stesso. Grandi abbracci. xoxo
Baci e abbracci. Buon fine settimana
Culture has become a demonstration of nothingness. It moves with a terrifying speed in direct proportionality with our appetite for fame. So true, so well said.
Thank you so much Basilike.
Such a powerful and evocative poem.
Thanks for following my blog, I appreciate it!
Thank you and my pleasure!
Impressive again. ❤🙏
Thank you so much 🌹
My pleasure 🙏❤
How do you write like this?! I’ve already read it a few times and it truly penetrates deeper each time with such deep penetration of pain and love all wrapped into one that plucks at my heart strings. Brilliant. (shhhhh I still wish I could write like you … now quiet my love … no scolding ..hahaha !) ❤️
My dearest Cindy, good morning and thank you for your wonderful words. You writing is gorgeous hon… Love you.
You’re so welcome and thanks dear!!!💕
This is wonderful, Gabriela! I love Wuthering Heights and this captured the spirit and added something of your own. Love it! ❤️ 🩸 🌹
Thank you so much Ingrid. It means a lot. Sending huge hugs.
Sending them right back 🤗❤️🤗
thank you 🙂
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It touched my soul, Gabriela! So beautifully written! Wuthering Heights was my favourite book for a long time.
Thank you so much Virginia. I am really glad you liked the piece. Have a beautiful Sunday hon.
Absolutely impressive…hope you give a read to my blogs to.
Such a captivating piece…only you can write something like this…vivid & layered imagery ✨💟💫
Navin, my dearest friend, your kindness and your support leaves me in tears. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday. Sending love and hugs.
You’re welcome, dearest Gabriela…have a lovely Sunday…much love & hugs ✨❤️💫🤗
Beautiful and lovely written! The painting and your words are framed so well to tell a raw and compelling story. 💜
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your beautiful comment. It means a lot.
You are so welcome 🙏🏽💝
Thank you very much hon.
I felt captivated in a weird yet good manner! I hope that makes sense. 🌟
Thank you for your comment. Feelings don’t make sense all the time and they probably should not 🙂
Passionate write, Gabriela ❤️
Thank you so much.
You’re welcome dear, xoxo
Passionate write, Gabriela! ❤️
Thank you so very much.
You’re always welcome, dear ❤️
A gorgeous write, Gabriela. Your words, and the imagery and feelings they evoke are always glorious. Today, they leave me breathless. xoxo
Good evening my dearest Jeff and thank you so much for your praise. I am deeply grateful for your kindness and your support.
Good evening, my dearest Gabriela. It’s always my utmost pleasure. xoxo
Thank you again Jeff.
Thank you so much.
You most certainly are a great artist. You painted a vivid image in my mind. This is great. I’m glad I got to see your work ☺
Thank you so much for your kind words Kenneth. They mean a lot.
You are welcome 😊
God Almighty, beautiful Gabriela. I read this twice. Once again: transported. Your poems are films, other worlds. This completely wrapped me up and whisked me away. I’m left with longing….a heavy heart….sighing. You have such a blessed gift of soul speaking. Thank You. Sending SOOOO much LOVE Your way!!! 🤗❤️😊
Katy, thank you from the bottom of my heart hon. Every word you wrote means the world to me. It makes my evening much more beautiful. Sending you plenty of love and huge hugs 🌺🌸❤️🌹🤗🌺🌸
My absolute pleasure, Beautiful Gabriela!!! AH!!!! Smiling so big!!! Thank You! Sending plenty of Love and huge hugs right back!!! ❤️❤️❤️
This is an absolute masterpiece! I felt this so much within my soul! 💕 thank you for sharing such lovely words and emotions!
Aw… thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am truly humbled by your words.
Oh, just the mere mention of Wutherings Heights made my heart jump…i love love this..
Thank you so much hon. You are wonderful. And thank you for tagging me on IG. For the moment I cannot see anything on IG and I cannot reply to anything because I don’t want to give them my broth date. Still taking about 😊😊😊. Have a beautiful weekend 🌹
Have a beautiful weekend too Gabriela…💕💕💕🙏🙏
Amazing. I just love it. Especially since “Wuthering Heights” is my all-time favorite book!
Thank you Dawn. I am thrilled to hear that. Have a beautiful weekend 🌸🌺
Same to you!
Sumptuous prose and artistry and story.
My Goodness, thank you so much. Your words mean a lot to me.
More than a pleasure.
Did you get me comment on your post? If not, I may be in the spam folder 🙂
Very evocative and rather eerie!
Your words here flitter to and fro, yet land so perfectly, beautifully in delicate emotional patterns. Love your art. ❤💀
Thank you very much. I am humbled by your words.
Beautiful writing! It’s been a while since I read Wuthering Heights, but it’s one of my favorite books.
Thank you so much Stacey. I am glad you like my piece. WH is a great book indeed ❤️
I like your similes and imagery.I can feel your pain that you write about.
Thank you for your comment.