Waltz – Poem by Gabriela Marie Milton featured in Heretics, Lovers, and Madmen (2019)

Waltz – poem

I waltz into an empty ballroom
yesterday the ghost of Maja haunted Goya in the streets
hungry demons haunted you
effervescence, the molecules of those who’ll never be,
a door gets slammed
a key gets turned
the breath of earth is choked
I buried our wedding bands
inside the mist of that which never is
I snow on you white flowers from the one forbidden tree
I jump like a wild lynx
I look for prey
you make pianos sneeze old rhapsodies
it is too late to understand
who’s me

featured image – Goya, La Maja Vestida, Public Domain

Literary Revelations is getting ready to publish a new poetry collection Building Sandcastles: A Book of Short Poems by C.X. Turner and James Welsh.

You can read the advanced praise for Building Sandcastles from the President of the Haiku Society of America Bryan Rickert HERE.

Gabriela Marie Milton
2022 Pushcart Prize Nominee
Publisher, Editor, Award Winning & #1 Amazon Bestselling Author

Hidden in Childhood: A Poetry Anthology (ed.), Literary Revelations, 2023
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

38 thoughts on “Waltz – Poem by Gabriela Marie Milton featured in Heretics, Lovers, and Madmen (2019)

    1. Thank you so much Virginia. I am so glad you liked it. Have a beautiful week filled with love.

    1. Cindy, my dearest, good morning and thank you so much for your kind words and your constant support. Both mean the world to me. Love you hon. Have a great day ahead.

      1. You’re so very welcome Gabriela. It’s my pleasure always. I’m delighted to know that. Love you as well! It’s a gorgeous day. You do the same! 💗💗💗💗

  1. “effervescence, the molecules of those who’ll never be”

    Beautiful poem, Gabriela; a write that wonders who we really are. ✨❤️🎶🌹

    1. Good morning Robert and thank you so much for your wonderful comment. Sending you lots of hugs. I hope you have a wonderful day my dearest friend. Wonderful and productive.

      1. Good morning, dear Gabriela. What I love about your beautiful work is not only how it takes us to a place we’ve never been, but how it opens our minds to see that it was always there waiting for us. 🌹

      2. I am really humbled by your words Robert. I really do not know how to thank you for your kind support. My days are always brighten by your comments.

  2. This poem is incredible, Gabriela. I love these lines: “the breath of earth is choked” and “you make pianos sneeze old rhapsodies.” Wonderful, and wishing you all the best with your new book. xo

    1. My dearest Lauren, thank you for your beautiful comment. It means a lot to me. I am so glad you enjoyed those lines. Thank you also for the good wishes. Enjoy the rest of your day hon.

    1. Blanca, my dear, so good to hear from you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Sending lots of love.

  3. You made my head spin in this waltz of illusion, hallucination and deep introspection, Gabriela… The ending leaves the reader enthralled for more…and more

    1. Sweet Karima, thank you so much for your kind words. You always warm my heart hon. Lots of love and hugs. I hope you are well.

  4. Oh wow, this is so intense & beautiful…”I jump like a wild lynx”…an extraordinary piece, dearest Gabriela 🔥✨💟💫

    1. Thank you so much my dearest Navin. I hope you are well my dearest friend. Thinking about you and sending you good wishes from the bottom of my heart.

      1. You’re welcome, dearest Gabriela…my gratitude to you for your lovely wishes…and for thinking about me…I’m doing alright…recovering at slow & steady pace…I hope I can fall asleep tonight though 😊✨🙏

      2. Oh, Navin, I hope you are sound asleep right now. Get your rest and take it easy. Sending good vibes ✨🌹🌺✨

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