Sunday Poetry by Gypsy Woman, Jenean C. Gilstrap. Today: Cries of the Jungle

Sunday Poetry by Gypsy Woman, Jenean C. Gilstrap. Today: Cries of the Jungle
Jenean C Gilstrap

CRIES OF THE JUNGLE – From GypsyWomanWorld this week’s SUNDAY POETRY hears heated whispers and echoes of lust when clandestine love in the night blurs reality…

Sunday Poetry by Gypsy Woman, Jenean C. Gilstrap. Today Cries of the Jungle

Sunday Poetry by Gypsy Woman, Jenean C. Gilstrap. Today Cries of the Jungle

cries of the jungle

clandestine love in the night

heated whispers brush my face

you become me in black and white

and love becomes more in this dark dark place

as flames are lit in this sacred rite

clandestine love in the night

echoes of lust sear our fate

as voices beseech a lascivious wait

words plant deep in fertile flesh

while dappled shadows do us enmesh

clandestine love in the night

reality blurs in shades of grey

o’ glorious love i do thee pray

as silent breaths hush the chanting choir

grey becomes red in the midnight fire

clandestine love in the night

elephants roar as gazelles take flight

all becomes quiet in the hot jungle night

and dreams become our singular plight

clandestine love till the mornin’ light


~ image by jcg ~

Gypsy Woman World, with Jenean C. Gilstrap

View Comments (8)
  • another week to be privileged with inclusion in this fabulous artists’ forum – thank you Isabel and Martin! and, of course, Jack, as well!

  • Trish

    Gorgeous! And I really love the image.

    • oh, thank you so very much trish – i’m so glad you like it – i confess it is one of my own favorites –

  • Michael Bell

    My favorite thus far from you…simply amazing. My earliest works in my LoveSeries, works such as “Lascivia” and “Desert Rain” were based on poems resounding the rhythms of clandestine love set in the concrete jungle of New York City. Beautiful writing. Congrats!

    • your comment humbles me, michael, and i thank you for it – i can’t wait now to check out those earlier works of yours! again, many thanks – your comments are always more than appreciated –

  • Plum Tree Books

    Love it Jenean

    • thanks so very much! comments like this make my day/week! again, many thanks!

  • Bob Smoke

    This literally took my breath away – “you become me in black and white” – you are …sensually exhilarating!

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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