Sunday Poetry with Jenean C. Gilstrap. Today: Cobwebs and Shadows

Sunday Poetry with Jenean C. Gilstrap. Today: Cobwebs and Shadows
Jenean C Gilstrap

COBWEBS AND SHADOWS – From GypsyWomanWorld this week’s SUNDAY POETRY feature of Jenean C. Gilstrap examines the insecurities of passionate love as…egrets soar…flamingos fly and lions roar…

Sunday Poetry with Jenean C. Gilstrap. Today Cobwebs and Shadows

Henri Rousseau. The Dream. 1910

cobwebs and shadows

cobwebs woven
in strands of time
wonderin’ when
you’ll ever be mine

and egrets soar
from my ocean’s dry floor

shadows spilled
from bodies’ drawn blood
dripping down
from love’s fiery flood

and flamingos fly
from the curves of my thighs

and lightening strikes
to the earth below
setting fire in
a crimson glow

and lions roar
from the depths of my core

then moonlight moans
its song so sad
in sweet sweet rays
all golden clad

and egrets soar
and flamingos fly
and lions roar

through cobwebs woven
in strands of time
knowin’ now
you’re already mine


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  • another week of so much gratitude and all my thanks to the fabulous MARTIN CID and ISABEL DEL RIO YAREAH for their continued support of my work featured every week here in YAREAH LAND where all things are bright and beautiful and where there is something for – and by – everyone ’round the globe!

    • Thanks for your words, Jenean. You help to build this brilliant world. Congratulations for your wonderful weekly work.

  • Dewey Edward Chester

    This is a significant piece of Art. Your rhythm stimulates me.

  • to all my WONDERFUL READERS here…your continued reading of my words is more reward than one could imagine and my heart sends much gratitude and many thanks to you! much love!

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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