Tango – Twitter poem by Gabriela Marie Milton #poetry #poetry collection

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Twitter poem by Gabriela Marie Milton

You can get my poetry collection Woman: Splendor and Sorrow: Love Poems and Poetic Prose on Amazon HERE.

Updates:

  1. Thank you again to those who enter the poetry contest Woman: Splendor and Sorrow: | Love Poems and Poetic Prose. The winners will be announced soon!
  2. Please help our literary community strive. Do not forget to read, like, and submit to MasticadoresUSA.
  3. Follow me on Twitter @shortprose1

@Gabriela Marie Milton

Good morning to my wonderful followers

photo: Gabriela Marie Milton

Good morning to my wonderful followers

My Dear Followers,

For you the poetry of morning roses and one of the greatest voices I have ever heard: the voice of Elīna Garanča.

“Among other roles, she [Elīna Garanča] is particularly famed for her portrayal as Bizet’s Carmen which she has sung at both the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and Metropolitan Opera to critical acclaim; the NY Times named her “the finest Carmen in 25 years…”. The Carmen production was broadcasted in more than 1,000 movie theatres worldwide and is one of the most viewed and successful “Live in HD” performances of the Metropolitan Opera.” Read more here and here.

I hope everyone enjoys her fabulous voice.

On a different note, I will be back soon with more poems and exciting updates on the poetry contest Woman: Splendor and Sorrow: | Love Poems and Poetic Prose.

May you have a glorious weekend.

May you be loved and inspired.

Yours,

Gabriela

You can find my poetry collection Woman: Splendor and Sorrow: | Love Poems and Poetic Prose on Amazon HERE.

@Gabriela Marie Milton

A new poem & Woman: Splendor and Sorrow: | Love Poems and Poetic Prose by Gabriela Marie Milton featured in San Francisco Book Review

Richard Westall, “The Artist’s Wife, As Sappho”- Public Domain


Poem by Gabriela Marie Milton

pearls braid themselves onto my dress
yesterday’s departure sign
I shed sweet tears on the tip of the old oak
oh, cross, you burn the skin he so much loved
rosy moons turn water into wine
she came again tonight
the nightingale who sings of Sappho’s suicide

Woman: Splendor and Sorrow: | Love Poems and Poetic Prose by Gabriela Marie Milton featured in San Francisco Book Review

Woman: Splendor and Sorrow: Love Poems and Poetic Prose by Gabriela Marie Milton is a touching poetry collection centering on love, philosophy, and heartbreak. Packed with rich imagery and figurative language, Milton’s poems color the pages with beauty, inspiration, and sincerity…

Reviewed By: Theresa Kadair

Read the entire review below:

https://sanfranciscobookreview.com/product/woman-splendor-and-sorrow-love-poems-and-poetic-prose/

You can get Woman: Splendor and Sorrow: Love Poems and Poetic Prose on Amazon HERE.

Updates

  1. Thank you again to those who enter the poetry contest Woman: Splendor and Sorrow. I hope to announce the winners at the end of October.
  2. Help our literary community strive. Do not forget to read, like, and submit to MasticadoresUSA.

@Gabriela Marie Milton

Woman: Splendor and Sorrow: | Love Poems and Poetic Prose by Gabriela Marie Milton reviewed in Manhattan Book Review #poetry #poem

available on Amazon here

Woman: Splendor and Sorrow: | Love Poems and Poetic Prose in Manhattan Book Review

In Woman: Splendor and Sorrow: Love Poems and Poetic Prose, Gabriela Milton, presents an assorted collection that’s intended to invigorate the soul and speak to the depths of human understanding. She delineates her views on feminism, misogyny, passion, hate, spirituality, winning, and losing; while the most salient topic is love…

Milton’s poetic artistry is bold and beautiful, deep and confounding. It’s laced with gorgeous symbolism and imagery. For example, in “Love Numbers”, she writes, “We laid in the grass, shadows of poppies playing on our faces with the same rhythmicity of the waves on tranquil days.” In “Who Am I”, she notes, “I delight in the waves like a gazelle in the grasslands” and later states, “My mind spreads its wings.” Due to her gift in this area, college literature professors may find her work worthy of analysis and use. It is rich with an assortment of literary greats: personification; simile; and metaphor, just to name a few…

Overall, this collection is noteworthy in its uniqueness and eloquence. Many will likely savor the journey it invites them to travel and will gain insight into the powerful impact of poetry and prose on its connoisseurs.

Reviewed By: Jennifer Padgett

You can read the entire review HERE.

Holding Your Hand – poem included in Woman: Splendor and Sorrow

I walk through the future holding your hand
Barefoot I pray to a God whose name I don’t know
The rain washes our hearts engraved in the wood
The child is the flower of tears and of sweet blood
It’s not love that we want
It’s the resurrection of dead
The breaths that the sea kills with her looks
Your hands and the sin we will never commit
The room that we rented is empty and cold
You know that I came
You feel that I left
I hear your voice
Black coffee waits for the sunrise of us
And the future runs in the past

You can get my book Woman: Splendor and Sorrow: | Love Poems and Poetic Prose on Amazon

Updates

  1. Thank you again to those who enter the poetry contest Woman: Splendor and Sorrow. I hope to announce the winners at the end of October.
  2. Help our literary community strive. Do not forget to read, like, and submit to MasticadoresUSA.

@Gabriela Marie Milton

Poem by Gabriela Marie Milton #poetry collection

image: Gabriela Marie Milton, somewhere in Southern Europe

Poem

My new poetry book Woman: Splendor and Sorrow available on Amazon here

Announcements

  1. For more poetry please follow me on Twitter HERE.
  2. Help our literary community strive. Do not forget to read, like, and submit to MasticadoresUSA.

@Gabriela Marie Milton

Portrait d’amour – love poem by Gabriela Marie Milton #poetry collection

Springtime, Pierre-Auguste Cot 1873

Portrait d’amour – love poem by Gabriela Marie Milton

My new book Woman: Splendor and Sorrow available on Amazon

Announcements

  1. For more poetry please follow me on Twitter HERE.
  2. Help our literary community strive. Do not forget to read, like, and submit to MasticadoresUSA.

@Gabriela Marie Milton

To Hestia: who was forgotten – by Gabriela Marie Milton included in Issue III (Hestia) of Free Verse Revolution #poem #literary magazine #free verse

Photo by Birmingham Museums Trust on Unsplash

To Hestia: who was forgotten – by Gabriela Marie Milton

it’s quiet now
inside the shapes of our burning hearts
tortured the endurance of surreal trees
a headkerchief full of blood dries on a bench
unknown the mark upon the sky to which you point
the windows of bookshops read “kill” and “f..k”

Hestia,
strangled, your virginity hangs on a rusty wire
inside the chimney a creaking creature with bat-eyes
streets filled with guns
mundane caricaturesque phalloi,
demonic blisters rub the hearts
there is no home for millions of us

come back
you, virgin goddess of the heart,
the murder and the sex will stone you in the boulevards
premonitions
there are back streets where you can walk
songs of nightingales and roses will hide you in their arms

you sacred fire, 
give a home to hungry children with no clothes 
to those who sleep under the bridges of cursed stars 
in nights when linden trees in cemeteries bloom 
flame the ebb and flow of skies that know no tides
you, goddess,  
the very subject matter of which I write. 

I am thrilled to be part of Issue III of Free Verse Revolution. You can download the publication for free here.

Update on the poetry contest Woman: Splendor and Sorrow

Thank you to everyone who enter the poetry contest Woman: Splendor and Sorrow. I am honored and touched by your submissions. Your entries are magnificent. Everyone’s writing is so dear to my heart that I will never be able to choose a winner. As a gentle reminder here is how the winners will be selected:

The selection method is similar to that of a double-blind peer review: the reviewer doesn’t know the identity of the author, and vice-versa.

To achieve that I will do the following:

  • Create a master document with all submissions. Remove the name of the authors and replace them with numbers.
  • Create a second document with the name of the authors and their assigned numbers.
  • I will not participate in the process of determining the winners. Winners will be determined by two of your peers.
  • However, I will disclose a piece of information and deviate a bit from the fully double-blind process:  the editor of Vita Brevis Poetry Magazine, Brian Geiger, will be one of the reviewers. 

The winners will be announced in late-October. I will update you periodically.

Prizes:
First Place: $300
Second Place: $150
Third Place: $75

Funding for the prizes comes from my royalties.

To the future winners: please remember to spread love in our community and buy some books written by your WP favorite authors.

Update on MasticadoresUSA

  • Please visit MasticadoresUSA. Support our community. There are several new and wonderful poems up. Do not forget to like, follow, and submit.
  • @Gabriela Marie Milton

    Woman: Splendor and Sorrow by Gabriela Marie Milton reviewed in Seattle Book Review #poetry collection

    Photo by Markus Winkler on Unsplash

    Review

    Dear Readers,

    My poetry book Woman: Splendor and Sorrow was reviewed in Seattle Book Review.

    You can read the review in the link below.

    Here are several snippets:

    Woman: Splendor and Sorrow: | Love Poems and Poetic Prose, written by Gabriela Marie Milton, is a brilliant arabesque comprised of authentic artistic stanzas and poetic prose penned the multifaceted emotive lines that highlighted the dichotomous complexities of womanhood in history and modernity…

    Milton detailed the stark dualities of feminine divinity hidden within seemingly everyday occurrences via twenty-five pieces of poetic prose at the end of the book. The prose contrasted aching souls, aging, fear of the unknown, mysterious characters, and a genuine penchant for feeling the essence of life in all experiences, whether negative or positive outcomes.

    Poetic collages adorned with emotional ephemera captured raw femininity dovetailed within the life cycles of womanhood; enmeshed in struggles, trials, and tribulations were depicted with fortitude and honor that chronicled the beautifully gritty feminine experience…”

    Reviewed By: Willow Greymoor

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

    Updates:

    • Thank you to those of you who entered the poetry contest Woman: Splendor and Sorrow. I am deeply touched and incredibly grateful to everyone. Your poems are magnificent.
    • Help our literary community strive. Do not forget to read, like, and submit to MasticadoresUSA.
    • For more poetry follow me on Twitter here.

    Thank you.

    @Gabriela Marie Milton

    the miracle of you – poem by Gabriela Marie Milton

    The Fisherman and the Syren (1856–1858), Frederic Leighton.

    the miracle of you

    the moon’s right-hand
    pours soul into my flesh
    pigeons’ wings bring scents of lilac blooms
    the air gets drunk with poetry
    statuary women of the water
    flaunt their hair

    within the loneliness of you
    my heart
    rotates five equinoxes on a wooden spindle
    your eyes pour flesh into my soul
    my body germinates the sounds of growing leaves
    I wash my hands into the waters of Guadalquivir
    in the scented night of those who never sleep
    I say
    I love you
    and in one single breath
    our wedding is transformed
    in an enraptured death

    was it the moon?
    was it the morning dew?
    perhaps it was the miracle of you

    Poem included in my book Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings, Amazon available here.

    Updates

    • Please visit MasticadoresUSA. Support our community. There are several new and wonderful poems up. Do not forget to like, follow, and submit.
    • Thank you to everyone who sent poems for the poetry contest Woman: Splendor and Sorrow| Love Poems and Poetic Prose. The closing date is September 20. You can read more about the contest here and get the book in the link below.

    A Piece From Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings, Thank You & Several Updates #poem #poetry #poetry collection

    Gabriela Marie Milton/ The Pacific Ocean, August 27, 2021

    A piece from my collection Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings

    Profuse desires

    rolling like waves on white marble sands
    roaring like tigers looking for prey
    howling like winds in gray towns of ghosts
    resting on sofas like courtesans
    praying like nuns married to Christ
    tormenting my dreams
    your raspy deep voice
    dying for love

    The collection is available on Amazon here.

    Thank you to Diana for her beautiful review of my new poetry collection Woman: Splendor and Sorrow

    My deepest thanks to Diana, a wonderful author, and a great supporter of our WP community, for her beautiful review of Woman: Splendor and Sorrow. The book is available on Amazon here.

    Here is a snippet from Diana’s Amazon review.

    “Her free form poems are rich with imagery and emotion, gently loving, full of longing and loss, and sometimes shining with personal strength. In every way, this collection captures the diversity of experience that comes with being a woman…

    A highly recommended collection for readers of poetry who enjoy flowing imagery, beautiful words, and a deep dive into the soul of womanhood.”

    Please visit Diana’s site here. Her books are gorgeous. You will enjoy reading any of them.

    There is also a wonderful review of my collection posted by Kichi Rsa on Amazon too. I do not know who she is but I am deeply grateful to her for reading my collection and writing a review.

    An excerpt from her review:

    “Woman: Splendor and Sorrow: Love Poems and Poetic Prose by Gabriela Marie Milton is a book of the divine, platonic, sometimes erotic, but often intense and thought-provoking poems.
    The language is fresh and delightful and reminds the famous poets’ classic works at the beginning of the XX century. At the same time, it is very modern, too. Rendered with richness and beauty, experiences of true love, sadness, sorrow, and grief we all felt at some point or another. You’ll find everything there: from madness to deep ache, from romantic dreams to constantly shifting relationships.
    In one word, her poems are magic.”

    Thank you Kichi Rsa!

    Several Updates

    • Please visit MasticadoresUSA. Support our community. There are several new and wonderful poems up. Do not forget to like, follow, and submit.
    • I post poetry on Twitter several days a week. I retweet other poets too. Please follow me on Twitter here @shortprose1
    • Thank you to everyone who summitted pieces to the Poetry Contest Woman: Splendor and Sorrows. As a reminder those are the guidelines for submission:

    The poetry contest Woman: Splendor and Sorrow is now open. This contest honors the literary community that has supported me in my writing journey, and celebrates my becoming a #1 Amazon best-selling author.

    To participate, you should write one poem inspired by a piece from my #1 Amazon best-selling poetry collection Woman: Splendor and Sorrow and list the name of the piece that inspired your submission.

    The deadline for submission is September 20, 2021. Please submit your work before September 20 at shortprose12@gmail.com.

    Guidelines for submission:

    Label your submission Poetry Contest Woman: Splendor and Sorrow.

    Do not submit more than one poem.

    Do not forget to include: the poem from Woman: Splendor and Sorrow that inspired you, your name or pen name, and the email address where you can be contacted.

    Please submit your poem in the body of the email. No attachments or links will be open.

    Prizes:

    First Place: $300
    Second Place: $150
    Third Place: $75

    Funding for the prizes comes from my royalties.

    If you do not have a PayPal account, please open one.

    All winners will be featured on my blog. So will those who finish in the following places: 4, 5 and 6.

    It is my hope that the winners will use part of their prizes to buy two or three books of their favorite fellow poets or novelists in order to help our literary community strive. If you do so, please let us know what you bought.

    How the selection will be made?

    The selection method is similar to that of a double-blind peer review: the reviewer doesn’t know the identity of the author, and vice-versa.

    To achieve that I will do the following:

    • Create a master document with all submissions. Remove the name of the authors and replace them with numbers.
    • Create a second document with the name of the authors and their assigned numbers.
    • I will not participate in the process of determining the winners. Winners will be determined by two of your peers.
    • However, I will disclose a piece of information and deviate a bit from the fully double-blind process:  the editor of Vita Brevis Poetry Magazine, Brian Geiger, will be one of the reviewers. 

    The winners will be announced in mid-October. I will update you periodically.

    Thank you to everyone who already submitted.

    To the future winners: please remember to spread love in our community and buy some books written by your WP favorite authors.

    @Gabriela Marie Milton