Collage d’amour – poem by Gabriela Marie Milton #love poem #prose poem

Love Poem

That night, the child – flowery eyes wide open, sweet skin like candy – stole the moon. He squeezed it in his palm and a thousand St. John’s Lanterns fell on the earth. He giggled. A lily of light bloomed on his shoulder. He touched it with his fingers, purred like a cat, and hid in its shadow. 


Hushing sea.  Latent waves on my body; tears on the cheek of the child. Our first night in Alicante. It was St. John’s Night. Fate was playing dice. Buried in the sand between our naked souls, between our fermenting lips, breasts of broken statues and Miguel Hernández’s Cancionero Y Romancero De Ausencias. We were two ghosts finding each other from afar. He wrote that, didn’t he?


The sky opens. The child continues to sleep, the moon tightly squeezed between his little fingers. In the bathtub my hyacinths, and the aroma of sandalwood invert their positions. I took too many sleeping pills. I fell into the exaltation of my own double. Grabbed by the claws of a bird the loneliness spams. A conch shell releases your voice. Stars and sea salt. My last I love you.


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Thank you.

Gabriela Marie Milton
Pushcart Prize Nominee
#1 Amazon Bestselling Author
Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women (ed.), Experiments in Fiction, 2022.
Woman: Splendor and Sorrow :I Love Poems and Poetic Prose, Vita Brevis Press, 2021.
Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings, Vita Brevis Press, 2020

86 thoughts on “Collage d’amour – poem by Gabriela Marie Milton #love poem #prose poem

    1. Hello, my dearest Jude. it’s been too long. Glad to see you here. I hope your novel is ready 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Dawn. You really warmed my heart. You and just a few others who I publish in MasticadoresUSA visit my blog too. It means a lot to me. Have a beautiful weekend hon.

  1. Beautiful! I could feel the rhythm, almost touch the images created and was fully transported by your words! Fenomenal Gabriela, me ha encantado! Un abrazo de València! 🌹♥️🌹

    1. Francisco, me alegro que te haya gustado la poema. Gracias. Dos abrazos 🙂 😉

    1. Oh, Barbara, thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are a sweetheart. I hope your weekend is going well. Sending lots of love.

    1. Thank you so much Liz. It means a lot. Enjoy the rest of your weekend 🌸🌺🌹

    1. Thank you so much my dearest Jeff. i am so glad you liked the post. Wishing you a beautiful Sunday.

    1. Thank you so much Bo. Sending lots of love to you. I hope you guys are having a good Sunday.

  2. Oh! Gabriela, such precious thing! so many emotions in three paragraphs: I became a child -again-, I was in Alicante -again-, I read M.H., the poet of my adolescence -again-… (no, I don’t take pills😉); I only wish it were as long as the infinite, and so I’d read, and read, and read… Thank you -again and again-.

    1. My goodness, Maria, ten thousand thanks for your beautiful words . They brough sunshine in my heart. I wish you could see my happiness now. Sending love, hugs, and roses your way. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday hon and thank you once again.

    1. Thank you so much for your wonderful words and the congrats. Lots a love to you hon.

  3. Oh, Gabriela. What a gorgeous piece of writing. Such an ethereal sense of place grounding the innocence of childhood with the – dare I say – loss of innocence in adulthood. The sleeping pills, the loneliness, all feel so sad and somewhat suicidal. The emotional resonance is so powerful.

    1. Patrick, good morning, my dear friend. Thank you so much for this wonderful comment. Always grateful to you. Enjoy your Monday. I will catch up with you on Twitter later 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Joni. I am so glad you liked the piece. Sending love and blessings.

  4. Just love the first piece. Brilliant story-telling. So magical. The ending is perfect. The magic we experience as children is hidden in the shadows of time.

    1. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Olga. I am so humbled by your words 🙏🌹🌺🌸

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