Woman: Splendor and Sorrow: Love Poems and Poetic Prose

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Woman: Splendor and Sorrow: | Love Poems and Poetic Prose, written by Gabriela Marie Milton, is a brilliant arabesque comprised of authentic artistic stanzas and poetic prose penned the multifaceted emotive lines that highlighted the dichotomous complexities of womanhood in history and modernity.

The book began with love poems that regarded many of the human hearts, most delicate topics paid homage to the traumas that beget brokenness, complexities of friendships, estranged lovers, erotic encounters, nuances of modern dating, and the oppressive weight of loss. Also, examining the enveloping wound of lost love via visually descriptive writing that contrasted the similarities of human behaviors to moon phases were divulged through the lens of the feminine perspective.

Milton detailed the stark dualities of feminine divinity hidden within seemingly everyday occurrences via twenty-five pieces of poetic prose at the end of the book. The prose contrasted aching souls, aging, fear of the unknown, mysterious characters, and a genuine penchant for feeling the essence of life in all experiences, whether negative or positive outcomes. Poetic prose philosophically examined the way the feminine spirit is woven into the tapestry of the natural world. Birth and rebirth, comfort and pain, turmoil and joy, day and night, are possible because of the role of the feminine in all forms of creation.

Poetic collages adorned with emotional ephemera captured raw femininity dovetailed within the life cycles of womanhood; enmeshed in struggles, trials, and tribulations were depicted with fortitude and honor that chronicled the beautifully gritty feminine experience.

Milton has an impressive empathic propensity to deeply feel all facets of life with respect for mother earth and the journey of womanhood. She captured those feelings and ruminations in a profound yet relatable arabesque of poems and prose that will surely awaken emotive senses within the readers’ souls. Possibly recovering the feelings of hiraeth, or sorrowful recalls forever sequestered in memoriam or reverence for the divine path of womanhood. Milton’s poetic writings will most likely strike emotions even in the most somber readers.

Woman: Splendor and Sorrow provided solace for the weary feminine soul; seeking to heal through the power of poetic writings will discover inspiration and reprieve within the tendrils of prose that weave themselves around the reader’s heart. Unlocking the divine feminine spirit within and giving permission to express its vibrant creative energy to facilitate emotional and inner growth, indeed a tribute to modern arabesque and the sojourn of womanhood.


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Author Gabriela Marie Milton
Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 112 pages
Publisher Vita Brevis Press
Publish Date 27-Jul-2021
ISBN 978-173729650
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Issue September 2021
Category Poetry & Short Stories
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