He stepped into a space governed by love and hate at the same time. He did not understand how these two concepts melted into each other by means of interplay.
Light and darkness adorning the shoulder of the woman who wakes up in the arms of her lover. There is no distinction between the two. Both mold the roundness of her shoulder with its naked softness and its distinct sharpness. During the nights in which the moon is glossy and crisp like the crust of a country bread, the woman’s body gives birth to mountain chains and fragrant valleys.
The world remains the same as two lovers riveted onto themselves.
I know he loved me. Yet his mind was too pedestrian to understand.
excerpt from my book in progress: Remembrance of Love [working title]
My book, Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings, is available on Amazon here. Please read my 2019 Author of the Year Interview at Spillwords Press here.
I am deeply grateful to Jude for translating my poem The World of Our Making in Luganda, the most common local language in Uganda. Jude is a fabulous poet [you can visit his site here], and his gesture brought tears to my eyes.
Jude is a year into blogging and currently he is working on his first poetry book. Writing and reading on his blog takes him places he cannot be and gives him a freedom that has evaded him for so long.
The World of Our Making was previously published by Spillwords [link] and translated in Romanian by Virginia Mateias [link].
My book, Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings, can be ordered here. Sending love to everyone.
I was nominated author of the month at Spillwords Press. At the same time my poem “the breath of love and death” was nominated for publication of the month. If you wish you can vote for me – Gabriela M – in the link below. You do not need to have a Spillwords account to vote though it is easy to open one. You can vote with your Twitter or your FB account.
My most sincere thanks and congratulations to all nominees.
“Good morning Gabriela, We want to congratulate you as we have selected your poem to be a featured piece on Spillwords.com, On the day of publication – 7/6/19 at 3:30am Pacific Time (PT) – “atrocities” will be displayed in our FEATURED POSTS section on the front page.”
My most sincere thanks to the Spillwords editors for selecting my poem “atrocities” as a featured piece.
it rains atrocities on fields of love predatory nights, barbed wire walls…
Below please find the text of the email that I received from Spillwords Press. Voting for June Publication of the Month is now open. You do not need a Spillwords account to vote. You can vote with your twitter of FB account.
We want to congratulate you all, as your pieces have been nominated due to Popular Demand for Publication of The Month of June!