My Poem You Night Included in Vita Brevis Poetry Anthology, III

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My Poem You Night Included in Nothing Divine Dies: The Poetry of Nature (Vita Brevis Poetry Anthology, III)

I learned how to read in the mint forest under a pale October moon.
My eyes, blueberries mama gathered in her wicker basket.
The unassuaged yearnings of a golden autumn spread under my skin.
I found the rivers where fish were born, and nightingales sang.
I thought to myself: you, night, how beautiful you are crowned with black poppies and nursing ancient lovers at your chest.
A boat sailed straight through my heart.
The earth stretched its arms to pick up stars.
Then a war started.
A bat-eyed wind blew, and the earth turned toward itself.
And I thought to myself: you night, how painful you are.
Tell me something after I die and before tomorrow’s departure.
Let me wear twelve sage leaves on my lips.
Let my body blossom on the Hill of Slane when the breath of sleep rises from the empty crypt.
You night, how wise you are.

The Anthology

From the publisher:

“From a shaft of sunlight warming the kitchen floor to a lush forest by Walden pond, what is it about experiencing nature that pleases and fulfills us? In the third volume of the Vita Brevis Poetry Anthology, established and emerging poets from around the world show what nature means to them. This is nature poetry at its most precise and moving, continuing the long tradition of Transcendentalism, deciphering ourselves and the world that sustains us — with art.”

Vita Brevis Anthology

Announcements

There is exciting news published in MasticadoresUsa. Please visit the site Here. Like and follow to support our literary community.

On a different note, this month I will features two poetry collections published or to be published by two of your fellow poets. Please stay tuned for more news.



Thank You and Happy New Year Everyone.


Gabriela Marie Milton
#1 Amazon Bestseller Author
Books:
Woman: Splendor and Sorrow :I Love Poems and Poetic Prose
Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings



A Poem & Woman: Splendor and Sorrow: | Love Poems and Poetic featured in Portland Book Review

The Penitent Magdalen, Georges de la Tour, Public Domain

A New Poem

(excerpt from my poem You Night to be published in January in an new anthology).

In Woman: Splendor and Sorrow: Love Poems and Poetic Prose, author and poet Gabriela Marie Milton takes the reader on a deeply personal journey across the globe and into her heart. The verses delve into themes ranging from love to loss to feminism, all of them clearly inspired by the author’s own experiences. The palpable emotion and unique turns of phrase ensure that this will be a book that will stay with you long after you set it down…

In “The Six O’clock Café,” Milton’s prose takes a turn toward the fictional, combining poetry, magical realism, and mystery to tell a short, impactful story. Once again, loss takes center stage in a highly creative way.

This collection of poetry and poetic prose will be a hit with fans of contemporary poetry looking for something that doesn’t hold back from sharing its innermost emotions and for those who enjoy creative word play.


Reviewed By: Kelly Mills

You can read the entire review HERE:

Woman: Splendor and Sorrow: | Love Poems and Poetic Prose is available on Amazon HERE.

Updates:

  1. Thank you for submitting to MasticadoresUSA. There are new poems up so please support our literary community and visit the site HERE.
  2. Those of you who did not receive a reply to your submissions please be patient. You will.
  3. Please keep in mind that all I want is to grow our community and make everyone shine. January will bring exciting news.

Much love to all my followers.

@Gabriela Marie Milton

A fabulous reading of my poetry by Swarn Gill #spokenword #spoken word #poems #MasticadoresUSA update

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Spoken Word – Reading of Gabriela Marie Milton’s Poetry

I am humbled by Swarn’s [@theedemaruh] decision to read two of my poems: Prayer published by Free Verse Revolution, and I Want My Body Burned included in my poetry collection Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings.

Swarn captured and deepened the meaning of my poems. The tone and the execution of the readings are superb. They are a testimony of his great talent. While listening to his recitation I asked myself: Can he see into my soul? It certainly felt that way.

A note to you my dear readers. It is not about how many followers you have. It is about their quality. It’s about how they can enrich your life, and how you can enrich theirs.

As the song goes:
May you always do for others
And let others do for you

– Bob Dylan

Please listen to Swarn’s readings.

MasticadoresUSA update

Two beautiful poems are now up at MasticadoresUSA.

Read Beloved by David Gittlin here.

Read Mulberries in the Piedmont by Bartholomew Barker here.

Do not forget to follow MasticadoresUSA.

Do you want to submit? Please read the editorial announcement here.
Thank you
Gabriela

@Gabriela Marie Milton

The splendid poetry of Ty Gardner #guest post #MasticadoresUSA update

Dear Readers,

It is with the outmost pleasure that I introduce you to a fabulous American poet: Ty Gardner. I discovered Ty on Twitter about a month ago. His talent captivated me. His poetry is life and it’s beauty. His poetry is all of us.

The rambling roads are calling home,
and the paper trails of prose-poemed passages 
we vowed to roam echo visions of misted-morning veils 
o’er mountain…

Please continue reading Ty’s poem Siren Songs of Rambling Roads at MasticadoresUSA.

Visit Ty’s Amazon site here. Pick one of his books. Read it and you will know what I am taking about. Visit him on Twitter.

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Do not forget to follow MasticadoresUSA.

Do you want to submit? Read the editorial announcement here.
Thank you
Gabriela

@Gabriela Marie Milton

Jazz by Michael Stang #guest post #poetic prose #MasticadoresUSA

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Dear Readers,

Here is a fabulous piece written by Michael Stang, editor at Storymaker, an astonishing writer whose work is often curated on Medium.

His piece Jazz is now up at MasticadoresUSA.

“… Doesn’t take much to live. Life takes everything. Rules given to ourselves by ourselves. What we know has cracks we…”

Please read the entire piece here

Relish it.
Meditate at.
Thank you.

Do you want to submit? Find the submission guidelines for MasticadoresUSA here.
Gabriela

@Gabriela Marie Milton

MasticadoresUSA – Editorial Announcement

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I am deeply grateful to Juan Re Crivello for choosing me as the first editor of MasticadoresUsa. Juan is a wonderful author and editor. Two years ago he founded Gobblers/Masticadores that has already passed one million views.

Hello to you my dear readers, and also to my fellow editors of the Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, and other editions of Masticadores. I am Gabriela Marie Milton, 2019 Author of the Year at Spillwords Press NYC, author of Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings, and author of #1 Amazon bestselling poetry collection Woman: Splendor and Sorrow: I Love Poems and Poetry Prose.

MasticadoresUsa features talented writers of poetry and short prose. We primarily publish writers who write in English and are based in the USA. However, while the publication language remains English, we also welcome the work of our fellow writers from all over the world.

I plan to make MasticadoresUsa a success. So: Pick up your pens. Tap your keyboards. Mesmerize me. Enchant me.

Several words about the founder of Masticadores Juan Re Crivello. Juan is a Barcelona based author. He is an active blogger in the digital editions of El País, Clarin, and Le Monde. You can find his bio on the Masticadores site. His publications can be found on Amazon here.

SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES 

If you want to submit, please send your work – poetry and/or short prose – to gabrielamariemilton@gmail.com. In addition to the piece(s), you want to have published, we need your name, and the address of your site. Submit your work as a docx attachment – not in the body of the email. Limit your submission to two pieces.  We do not accept pieces longer than 300 words.

What are the themes that we are looking for? Surprise us!

However, MasticadoresUSA does not publish any work that contains racist, homophobic, sexist, and hate talk of any kind.

Looking forward to your submissions. 

@Gabriela Marie Milton