I Wanted to Love You – poem by Gabriela Marie Milton
each word I write cries on the tunes of spring, a spring that ends in graveyards and in dreams the night I abandoned you on that bench and left snows in my mind the syllable of hell I bought one ticket from a shaman dressed in red and flew towards the island of nowhere and now between the mighty heaven and the hell I love you and I hate you are the same and I return to find the pardon of the sands to kiss your dust left on your mother’s hand I dress in colored ashes and I speak the language of the prophets with no tongues on a new bench, I sit alone at funerals and wait until the sea closes its eyes to resurrect the ghost of love that you inscribed on the red bridge between your spring and mine I wanted to return I wanted to love you
An Update on the Anthology Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women
To those of you who already submitted a big thank you.
However, several submissions do not follow the guidelines for submissions. Poetry not submitted according to the guidelines will not be taken in consideration. So please follow the guidelines if you wish to submit or if you already submitted and you did not follow the guidelines please consider to revise and resubmit.
Everyday I work to feature wonderful poetry written by my fellow poets. I will be most grateful if you can read and support these poets. Kindness, generosity, and supporting our community are things that I highly appreciate.
Thank you everyone.
Wishing you a great weekend and a fabulous Valentine’s Day.
Amazon US – on August 4 my poetry collection Woman: Splendor and Sorrow was in the top 17 new release bestsellers for poetry by women. Number 16 Louise Glück who won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature. Running right behind her like on August 2. Humbled beyond words.
Amazon Ca – Today, August 6 my poetry collection Woman: Splendor and Sorrow is in the top #19 new release bestsellers for poetry by women in Canada. Again humbled beyond words.
My dear followers, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kind support.
My publisher Brian Geiger informed me that yesterday August 2 my poetry collection Woman: Splendor and Sorrow was in the top 20 new release bestsellers for poetry by women. Number 19 Louise Glück who won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature. Running right behind her. Humbled beyond words.
Special thanks to everyone who bought my new book. At the same time special thanks to Brian who worked so hard on the publication of the book.
From Brian’s announcement:
“A poem in itself is a marvelous thing, but a collection of poetry is something else entirely — like the broader beauty of an arabesque, it’s felt more than seen. Perhaps this is what T.S. Elliot meant when he said genuine poetry communicates before it’s understood. The nebulous beauty of art, the feelings it stirs …”