Sunday Poetry with Jenean C. Gilstrap: inside the dream

Sunday Poetry with Jenean C. Gilstrap: inside the dream
Jenean C Gilstrap

Time for Gypsy Woman, time for Jenean C. Gilstrap. Today: inside the dream

Sunday Poetry with Jenean C. Gilstrap inside the dream

Jacob’s dream of a ladder of angels, c. 1690, by Michael Willmann

inside the dream

come live inside

my fettered dream

and hear the ancient voices sing

the cloven tongues of fire

do sit upon the blended choir

sounds of rushing mighty winds

the elder prophets now do send

the red orange orb embarked

turns now the day to darkest dark

and moonbeams bleed in random flight

their crimson silence in the night

on earth below the gods invoked

spew forth the blood the fire and smoke

and in these days of blackest nights

and nights beset with radiant light

the children speak in words unknown

and with their visions all is shown

the day of knowledge fully come

the signs from heaven now are done

come sit beside the raging streams

and see the wonders of the ring

come live inside

my fettered dream


Gypsy Woman World, with Jenean C. Gilstrap

Gypsy Woman World, with Jenean C. Gilstrap

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  • much gratitude and many many thanks to the YAREAH TEAM for making it possible for my dreams…and my words…to be shared – humbled and honored…

  • It’s lovely living inside your dream even if only for a little while jenean. Thanks for sharing your beautiful poem!

    • many thanks, laura, for your kind words…i’m so glad you enjoyed this piece, which i confess is one of my own favorites…again, many thanks for your taking the time to leave a comment!!! have a beautiful day!

  • Dreams and your poetry. A perfect mix. Beautiful, Jenean C Gilstrap. Thanks

    • it’s always so wonderful to get comments such as yours, isadora…all my thanks for taking the time to visit my little space and my words…thank you!

  • Isabel del Rio

    Time.., the ring time…, and our imposible dreams. Love this piece

  • there are several of these kinds of pieces i wrote several years ago and i must say that i personally go back every once in a while and re-read them because i like them too – it’s so very meaningful to hear from others that a piece has touched them in some way – so glad you like – many thanks for your kind words!

Jenean C Gilstrap

Since childhood, Ms. Gilstrap has had a love of words-of writing and other arts. An individualist, she chooses not to follow any pre-conceived pattern for the outlay of these words – rather, she allows them the freedom to forge their own path as they make their way from her heart to pen to paper. Her art work involves both photography and mixed media on large canvasses. She is a weekly featured poet in Yareah Magazine where her works have appeared for more than a year. Her piece The Granite God was the winning poem in Painted Bride Quarterly Sidebar #12 [2012]. Her work has been featured in performance poetry theatrical productions in Louisiana and her short story, Retribution, published in the Helicon Literary Magazine there. She and her gypsywomanworld blog are included as character/story elements in Ghost Key, the fictional work of award-winning author Trish MacGregor. Her first volume of poetry [2013], words unspoken, is available in both paperback and on kindle at amazon. She currently divides her time between her home in Louisiana and the east coast as she completes her second volume of poetry to be published in 2013.

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