Sunday Poetry with Jenean C. Gilstrap. Today: “the dance” and “the finding”

Sunday Poetry with Jenean C. Gilstrap. Today: “the dance” and “the finding”
Jenean C Gilstrap
Pierre Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) City Dance 1883 Oil on canvas

Pierre Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)
City Dance
Oil on canvas

the dance…

slivers of us
slide through my heart
remembering you
from our love’s start
there was no beginning
there is no end
you were always here
like a second skin
we waltzed our way
through love’s first chance
waiting now for the second dance

till then
my love
till then…

* * * * * * * * * * *

the finding…

do not
at my death
weep tears of loss
for i am not lost
but now am to be found
you will find me in the memories of our love
in the still of your heart’s night
and in the chaos of your daily life
you will find me in the spirit of our child
and when your time is come you will find me


you will find me…

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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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