reddened mud – Poetry by Gabriela M.

nudes, born inside a gallery of souls
the night hangs on an iron wall
I am the limits of my pain
the loneliness of those who do not fit
inside the desert’s palms
I see the orange eye of god
I cannot comprehend the vivid dream
I fight some ghosts who look for my own blood
the light now rises from a lonely tomb
I cry
like in a concentration camp
suicidal moons
extinguished flowers
reddened mud


About the Poet

Gabriela M –  Author of the Year (2020) at Spillwords Press NYC –  is a US university professor and author of three novels. Her poetry was published in Spillwords Press, Vita Brevis, Indian Periodical, Gioielli Rubati Poetry (translated in Italian by Flavio Almerighi), Tuck Magazine, KashmirPen, “Heretics, Lovers, and Madmen,” Literary Yard, Proletaria, Free Verse Revolution, and other venues.  She was selected “Author of the Month” at Spillwords (April 2019).

Her poem “The Breath of Love and Death” was voted “Publication of the Month” at Spillwords (November 2019). Gabriela’s work was included in the following anthologies: America’s Emerging Poets Southeast Region (Z Publishing House, 2018); Florida’s Best Emerging Poets (Z Publishing House, 2019); and Pain & Renewal (Vita Brevis Press, 2020). Her poetry book, Passion: Love Poems and Other Writings, will be published by Vita Brevis Press under the pen name Gabriela Marie Milton in Spring 2020. She blogs at shortprose.

Christina Schwarz, the author of the New York Times Bestseller “Drowning Ruth,” on Gabriela’s poetry: “With lush language and lavish imagery, Gabriela M. evokes a fantastic world ripe with emotion.”

8 thoughts on “reddened mud – Poetry by Gabriela M.

  1. “the night hangs on an iron wall
I am the limits of my pain
the loneliness of those who do not fit” Beautifully expressive with phrases that could be reflective of our limits to expose ourselves to pain. That land where we suffer. Exquisite Gabriela. A master of words. I am curious what other readers feel when they read this piece. It is deserving of reading many times. Love to you Gabriela, Congratulations on the publication. 😘

  2. The imagery is forceful and demanding, shoving the reader into darker corners of the imagination. Subtly referenced common fears allow the reader to build their own emotional attachment to the words. Beautifully written, yet again!

  3. Neat poem. Your poems are always grand presumable given your achievements. Poems are for contemplation more than understanding. A meagre mind like mine can mostly comprehend little yet I could understand most of these beautiful verses. Either the poem is that great in simplicity or I am getting better at understanding.

  4. This was a great read, I´m honoured to read such an accomplished author that follows my crazy things once in a while when you can. I see we have in common from reading the previous post a common friend… Mr. Francisco Bravo Cabrera. Also a great artist, be it poetry and his paintings. Very glad to be part of this artistic community, always learning from you people. Why should I go to the university then? I have it here.

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