Sunday Poetry by Gypsy Woman, Jenean C. Gilstrap. Today: Song of the Seas

Sunday Poetry by Gypsy Woman, Jenean C. Gilstrap. Today: Song of the Seas
Jenean C Gilstrap
Knut Ekwall. The Fisherman and The Siren. Oil on canvas

Knut Ekwall. The Fisherman and The Siren. Oil on canvas

song of the seas

in shadows past

winged warriors dance

to the songs of a moon

long forgot and sea nymphs

cast their sighs to the skies

and the seas roll

lust lies low and comes

with the tides as incest

burns the weeping nest

and the seas roar

women in white weave

love in the night as fireflies

fly and gulls kiss the light

and the seas reach

braids unfurl as

axes swing

and white turns red

in the carnal bed

and the seas rise

fear and loathing run

the course to death’s

dark door and drummers

march to skin held taut

o’er mothers’ wombs

and the seas reign

and hangmen three

sink to their knees

at the alter of sin

and the seas regret

as prayers push

upon the shore

drownin’ secrets


and the seas receive

and the seas

hold their






[inspired by the film “the weight of water”]

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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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