A piece from my collection Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings
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.
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.”
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- 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. A number of poems from Woman: Splendor and Sorrow can be found on this blog.
The deadline for submission is September 20, 2021. Please submit your work before September 20 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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