Poetry for Sunday by Gypsy Woman, Jenean C. Gilstrap. Today: the dance

Poetry for Sunday by Gypsy Woman, Jenean C. Gilstrap. Today: the dance
Jenean C Gilstrap

Sunday Poetry by Gypsy Woman, Jenean C. Gilstrap. Today: the dance

Poetry for Sunday by Gypsy Woman, Jenean C. Gilstrap. Today the dance

The Dance Class (La Classe de Danse),1873–1876, oil on canvas, by Edgar Degas

the dance

and cranes took flight

to the morning light

and the red sun shone

o’er the mountains steep

strands of love

cut from the skein

and the pale moon rose

o’er the jungle deep

a white rhino

glistenin’ in the rain

and the tin stars froze

in their slumber keep

as flamingos pranced

in silent campaign

and the night winds sang

in shades of blue

threadin’ their kites

in silver dew

and i kissed the day

your lips came to stay

and we danced

the dance

of love’s

last chance


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  • martincid

    Another great piece of poetry. Congratulations, Jenean

  • and many thanks to the YAREAH TEAM for making it all possible…am honored and humbled…

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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