Nordic Play – Gabriela M.

FREE VERSE REVOLUTION

an island shimmers on the Nordic sea

your eyes are madness and pale blue 

under your fingers the piano

ennobles pain and makes the snow to fall

play the melancholy of winter

white adulterated by a frozen mauve 

I’ll make the bed and walk in silence

to the place of roses and of cinnamon

don’t follow me

remain and play under the blues of winter  

the scented mystery of all the women 

who never knew

the fires hidden 

in the glaciers of your soul 


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

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