Poetry for Sunday with Gypsy Woman, Jenean C. Gilstrap: Dancers of the Lavender

Poetry for Sunday with Gypsy Woman, Jenean C. Gilstrap: Dancers of the Lavender
Jenean C Gilstrap

from GypsyWomanWorld, the night moves and the jungle cries as DANCERS OF THE LAVENDER dance the dance of love in this week’s Sunday Poetry feature of Jenean C. Gilstrap…

Poetry for Sunday with Gypsy Woman, Jenean C. Gilstrap: Dancers of the Lavender

Poetry for Sunday with Gypsy Woman, Jenean C. Gilstrap: Dancers of the Lavender

dancers of the lavender


we dance into

the lavender light

as the night moves

between our fevered hips

and cries of the jungle

weave our dream


o dancers

of the lavender night


hold close the stars

upon your burning breasts

as the moon swims

between your fevered lips

and cries of the jungle

fly you free


and the night moves

and the jungle cries

and the moon swims

and the jungle flies





the lavender night


o dancers

of the lavender light








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jenean c gilstrap

View Comments (10)
  • to all who take the time and energy to read my words, my heart thanks you…

  • words cannot express my gratitude for the ongoing endorsement and support of my poetry in this fabulous forum for all artists everywhere! we all owe you such a debt of gratitude and you have mine! many thanks Martin and Isabel! many thanks!

  • Ali Boyd

    Gorgeous poem, Jenean! Love it!

  • Plum Tree Books

    Fabulous! Love it truly!!!

    • oh, many thanks PTB! your visit and kind words always mean so much –

  • Bob Smoke

    Wonderful, you bring lavender to my spirit Gypsy Lady!

    • thank you so much bob! we all need a little lavender every once in a while – and some of us [i confess] a bit more than others! 😉 many thanks for reading me here – so appreciated!

  • pradeep pendyala

    Thank-you very much for sharing your poem with me dear Jenean C Gilstrap

    • oh, it’s my pleasure – as i’ve said before, it is more than gratifying to hear that another person finds meaning in one’s own words – it is i who thank you – @pradeeppendyala:disqus

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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