These wonderful verses you just read were written by Gabriela M. (Short Prose) https://shortprose.blog/ Gabriela is a beautiful person and an incredibly talented writer. I know most of you in our beloved community know her and know how precious her work is. In any event, I fell in love with this poem so I decided I would let myself be inspired by the images and by the perfectly chosen words Gabriela has used, so precisely, to carve out her beautiful poem, and add the verses below. I know this is very intrepid of me, but I hope you will understand. Since she did not give a title to the poem, I will name it “Gabriela”…here’s my verses for you, Gabriela…
red wine spirals towards the end of the glass
Castles walk like lonely spirits through the land
far from the sea the mountains crumble with thirst
Chios, Χίος, in Greek or Khios, is a Greek island in the Aegean Sea located very close to the coastline of Karaburun, Turkey. It is called the “Mastic Island” because of its enormous production of mastic gum. Chios is 50K north to south and about 29K east to west.
It is one of my favourite places. I fell in love with this tranquil island several years ago when I first visited. Since then, I spend about a week a year in Chios and I’ve gained lots of good friends there. These are some of my favourite places on Chios…
Chios is said to have been the home of Homer and of Hippocrates as well as the birthplace of Saint Markella (Aya Markella), martyr.
I know that Chios cannot be considered as famous or as glamorous and important (mainly touristically) as Santorini or Mykonos, which I found to be quite beautiful, but for me, give me the more quiet island, give me Chios…
If you would like to see more of my art work (paintings and drawings), please follow me on Instagram @Francisco_Bravo_Cabrera