Sunday Poetry with Jenean C. Gilstrap. Today: heatwave

Sunday Poetry with Jenean C. Gilstrap. Today: heatwave
Jenean C Gilstrap

From GypsyWomanWorld this week’s SUNDAY POETRY of Jenean C. Gilstrap features a heatwave happening…a heatwave of burnin’ churnin’ love and passion…

Sunday Poetry with Jenean C. Gilstrap. Today heatwave

Taken by Hinode’s Solar Optical Telescope on Jan. 12, 2007, this image of the sun reveals the filamentary nature of the plasma connecting regions of different magnetic polarity. Hinode captures these very dynamic pictures of the chromosphere. The chromosphere is a thin “layer” of solar atmosphere “sandwiched” between the visible surface, photosphere, and corona.


i feel a


comin’ on

from deep down

in my soul


burnin’ churnin’

bubblin’ boilin’

steam risin’ up

through all them

crimson layers

curlin’ ‘n swirlin

sneakin’ its way


my red painted toes

all the way up to

my frizzled fried hair

i feel a


comin’ on

stickin’ its little ole self

through my frazzled veins

like a

commandeered night train

revin’ its big engines

down the hard steel tracks

of your

sideways glances

into my heart

oh yeah

i feel a


comin’ on

comin’ on down

them tracks

rammin’ its way

right straight into

the tunnel of love

takin’ no prisoners

on its run

leavin’ nothin’ to

the sun

oh yeah

they’s a


comin’ on

an’ it’s comin’




View Comments (13)
  • again, many thanks and much gratitude to YAREAH MAGAZINE for this wonderful global forum for all artists – you are the best!

  • Máirtín Stíobhaird

    Hot Stuff! :¬)


    • thanks so much for coming across the way, map…it means a lot – glad you like – again, many thanks for leaving a comment! xxx

  • Trish

    I can hear this beauty as a song, set to some type of island music. Love it!

    • oh, wouldn’t that be neat, trish! thank you so much for taking the time to run over here and leave a comment! it means so much!

  • Laura Bailey

    Beautiful and passionate Jenean! Always great to read your wonderful verse.
    Here in NYC we are having a heatwave of 90 plus and humid everyday so it is a pleasure to read of a heatwave with romance – much better than my weather report! 🙂

    • thanks so much for your kind comment – it’s always wonderful to know that someone has enjoyed my poetry – go glad you did – oh, and there’s always a heatwave with romance, i think! 🙂

  • Cynthia Flowers

    There is passion and then there is PASSION. “Heatwave” definitely falls under PASSION!!!!

  • (Here Martin) Congratulations for the poem, Jenean.

    • thank you so much, martin…for your comment and yours and isabel’s hard work here!

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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