Autumn with you – Poem by Gabriela Marie Milton

A summer with raspberry lips
born from the bones of the sea and the feathers of winds
on September 20th Pessoa left Lisbon
the autumn brought dead perfumes
and poisoned the crickets with black tongues of fumes

I linger in empty railroad stations
where trains never stop anymore
you, my love,
slept for years on wet cobblestones
the ring on your finger
and under your head
a Stradivarius courting suicidal moons

Delirious I am for I can hear voices
I can see snakes dance on polished parket
dead leaves grow from my arteries like sunrises from seas
I lick from my lips the last pieces of corn
remember, my love, I am the one
who knows where nightingales are born. Β 

Please do not forget that Literary Revelations will publish in December a fabulous book called Greenlandos by Virginia Witch. Please read more here and stay tuned for more news.

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

97 thoughts on “Autumn with you – Poem by Gabriela Marie Milton

  1. A very evocative comparison: ” dead leaves grow from my arteries like sunrises from seas” Love it!

  2. Wow, an exquisite piece with amazing imagery…I could see / read your lines in the form of scenes…so beautifully written, dearest Gabriela πŸ”₯βœ¨β€οΈπŸ’«πŸŒ»β˜€οΈπŸŒ•

    1. My dearest Navin, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kind words. They made my morning. Sending hugs. Have a wonderful week.

      1. I am glad you are well. The kitties are fine, thank you. They are sending everyone treats πŸ™‚

      2. So so Timothy. I had a difficult period but I am better. Thank you so much for asking. I hope you are well.

      3. I’m doing fine in general, but I’m not very enthusiastic about photography, music or blogging these days.

    1. Susan, my dear, thank you from the bottom of my heart. It makes me happy. Please know that I am a fan of your writings too. Best wishes and love to you too.

    1. Thank you my beautiful, wonderful, and fabulous Cindy. Your constant support means the world to me. Sending lots of love to the entire family. Enjoy the rest of the week hon.

      1. Awwww thanks for the love you share and being here for me, always G! It’s my honor and the wishes are so much appreciated!!! All is good here. A constant juggling act for sure. Good thing I’m a master at it. πŸ€ͺ πŸ’—πŸ˜˜

    1. Thank you so much for your beautiful words Diana. I am humbled by every one, hon. Sending love πŸ™β€οΈπŸŒΉβœ¨πŸŒΉ

    1. Hi Blanca, so great to hear from you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am glad you liked it. Sending love ❀️ 🌹✨🌹

    1. Thank you dearest Ishita. You are so wonderful. I hope you are well ❀️🌹

      1. Glad you are well hon. I am well too. A bit tired 🌹🌹🌹

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