we all are gypsies of a sort wandering traveling through this life other lives space and time here there and yon on roads less traveled - this is a written and visual journal of my own travels - imagined and/or real - come along with me - we'll dance among the stars under the sun and over the moon - share our stories around the campfire - come along -

this site is simply a streamofconsciousness rambling of words and images in which i find meaning and beauty - there is no organized order of thought or format -
poetry painting and writing on love and life and things thereof from the heart and through the eyes of a louisiana gypsy spirit travelin' roads less traveled...enjoy -


My photo
A...WOMAN IN MOTION WITH HAIR AS DARK AS NIGHT HER EYES WERE LIKE THAT OF A CAT IN THE DARK... SHE WAS A GYPSYWOMAN... she danced round and round... from the fire her face was all aglow... she was dancing... dancing... waiting for the RISING SUN... loving caring relationships are like THE RISING SUN...we are nourished by their warmth...we are energized by their strength...we grow in their light...we find shelter and solace there...they are our sanctuary... born in the sign of the sun, i am a true LEO-love the sun and its hot orange red fire-passionate in and about everything i do-i believe in instant chemistry charisma love/lust at first sight-in the magic of the eyes and the beauty of the soul-in the instant recognition familiarity in meeting someone from a past life and in the knowledge that we might meet in a future life-i believe that we are each ageless and flawless-i believe in the beauty of the moment-the whisper of yesterday-the hope of tomorrow-the power of forgiveness for even ourselves-the absolute and total beauty of love---[credit to brian hyland and curtis mayfield]

to dance with life

to dance with life
come dance with me...

Sunday, September 26, 2010

so long cold...

been so long cold
cold inside out
ain’t got no love, only doubt
cold outside in
ain’t got no life, only sin
cold to the bone
ain’t got no nothin’, all alone
don’t know when i’ll have ta’ fold
been so long cold
been so long

Saturday, September 25, 2010

the cleansing...

no matter what she tried and tried
her heart from inside out had cried
but from herself she could not hide

then she felt the sound of her tears
struggling to drown the ghosts of her fears
keeping them with her always near

sorrow trickling down her face
washing away love’s lost grace
leaving her soul without a trace

Thursday, September 23, 2010

the claim of the forest...

it is not so much for its beauty
that the forest makes a claim
upon men's hearts,
as for that subtle something,
that quality of air
that emanation from old trees,
that so wonderfully changes
and renews a weary spirit -

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

to wonder...

 men go abroad to wonder

at the heights of mountains
at the huge waves of the sea
at the long courses of the rivers
at the vast compass of the ocean
at the circular motions of the stars

and they pass by themselves without wondering -

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

blood red moon...

blood red moon
in midnight black
touching you
touching me

 blood red moon
in velvet light
kissing you
kissing me 

blood in the moon
cries love’s tune
sadness to stay
and we both pay 

blood in the moon
love gone too soon
tears in my heart
why did we part

wish i might
have my wish
come true this night

blood red moon

- enjoy this post from "words unspoken" in case  you missed it there  -

Monday, September 20, 2010

from the women of ireland...

- just a bit of beauty to be shared -
- enjoy -

Sunday, September 19, 2010

what are your secret places?

i have led you into
the secret places
of your soul -

now you must
find them again -

this time
by yourself -

Saturday, September 18, 2010

tell me, what is...

What is the appropriate behaviour 
for a man or a woman 
in the midst of this world
where each person is clinging 
to his piece of debris

What is the proper salutation 
between people as 
they pass each other in this flood?

Friday, September 17, 2010


 travel to ESPERANZA and into yourSELF
For starters, I will begin by telling you what ESPERANZA is NOT - yes, what it is NOT - now I do not ever like to begin anything with a “negative” of any kind - however, in this case, with this book, it is the only way to proceed - so here is what it is NOT:

ESPERANZA is NOT the average or typical work of fiction!
ESPERANZA is NOT the average or typical suspense novel!
ESPERANZA is NOT the average or typical thriller!
ESPERANZA is NOT the average or typical science fiction!
ESPERANZA is NOT the average or typical paranormal read!
ESPERANZA is NOT the average or typical historical novel!
ESPERANZA is NOT the average or typical mystical experience!
ESPERANZA is NOT the average or typical love story!
ESPERANZA is NOT the average or typical life after death book!
ESPERANZA is NOT the average or typical reincarnation story!
ESPERANZA is NOT the average or typical spiritual journey story!
ESPERANZA is NOT the average or typical time-travel book!
ESPERANZA is NOT the average or typical spirit world trip!
ESPERANZA is NOT the average or typical mystery!
ESPERANZA is NOT the average or typical metaphysical instructional manual!
ESPERANZA is NOT the average or typical book on spirit possession!
ESPERANZA is NOT the average or typical tourist guide book!
ESPERANZA is NOT the average or typical ghost story!
ESPERANZA is NOT the average or typical saga of the struggle between the good and evil!

ESPERANZA is ALL those things!  


BUT, there is absolutely nothing whatsoever average or typical about this bookNOTHING

ESPERANZA is the extraordinary tale of two strangers who meet under extraordinary circumstances in an extraordinary setting [a place in the Andes called ESPERANZA which means “hope”] and whose paths lead them on an even greater extraordinary journey - a journey filled with mysticism and adventure and love - love beyond mere physical love - a love that “transcends time and death” and an adventure into the unknown, the unlived and into a life beyond death, where the two of them hold the key to the time-old mystical battle fought among the living and the good and the bad spirit worlds -

In ESPERANZA you will meet and come to know the beautiful native people whose magnificent ancient Incan heritage is alive and well today!

In ESPERANZA you will walk the “...shadowed, cobbled streets of...this...old town...where your...eyes must adjust to the antiquity, the brilliant colors, the poverty...where your senses...don’t know which cue to follow - the scents or the colors, the touch of the past, the music that energizes the air...or...the taste of the foods...”

In ESPERANZA you will come to know in a familiar way the intriguing characters involved in this magnificent story - them and their families - you will come to think of them outside the covers of this book - you will think of them as you go about your daily routine - you will think of them!

In ESPERANZA you will not only follow Tess and Ian and Dominica and Ben on their own journeys, you will find yourself making your own personal quest into this world, the other world, and into yourSELF!

Above and beyond all, ESPERANZA is a mesmerizing tale of mystery, mysticism, adventure and love - and HOPE - in a setting you will long remember and a tale which will leave you not just wanting more, but needing more - of the work of its author, TRISH MACGREGOR!
Available at Amazon!
So, stay tuned for the sequel!!!

[Just as an aside, I’m also contacting the Trish to let her know of my availability for playing either of the main female characters in the movie!   Oh, yes, this has to be a movie!  See you in the theatres!!!]
Most of you are by now very familiar with our friends and neighbors here in blogland, Trish and Rob MacGregor, http://ofscarabs.blogspot.com/.  Their last book, The 7 Secrets of Synchronicity is now available at bookstores everywhere.  In the event you’ve not yet read this great book, you are doing yourself a disservice.  Leave here and go immediately to your nearest bookstore or click over to Amazon and get your copy of this one, too.  Now.

As an aside, if you are not a regular blogger here and you are wondering why the name MacGregor sounds a bit familiar to you, it could be because they are both award winning authors whose non-fiction books include subjects of dreams, astrology, yoga and animal symbolism and paranormal phenomena such as UFO’s.   Rob MacGregor has appeared on several major television network channels and also wrote Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and six other of the Indiana Jones original novels.  The fictional work of Trish MacGregor is replete with subjects of time travel, micro-chipping of animals and people, vanishings, parallel existences, governmental involvement and cover-ups, and more.  Check them both out at Amazon.  Do it now - don’t wait.


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

to fly through fields of cobalt blue...

sorrows that have crippled you
will soon give you wings
to fly through fields of cobalt blue
and hear the angels sing

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

the crucible...

she no longer had thoughts of her own

her own mind to her now unknown

the air she breathed no longer the same

her lungs inhaling particles of shame

light and darkness no longer distinguishable

her eyes blinded to all but the holy crucible

days became nights and nights became nights without end

no longer could she pretend

she no longer had thoughts of her own

Monday, September 13, 2010

ESPERANZA - ON SALE 09/14/2010

OK, boys and girls - the BIG DAY is here! 
hits the shelves tomorrow!

- it is written by our very own award-winning author

here's what a few  notables have said about this work:

Jeff Lindsay - Dexter is Delicious

"Deliciously scary and original!"
Whitley Strieber - Critical Mass

- be watching for my review coming up
and don't forget to
RUN not walk
to grab your copy!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

tonight, i'm...

goin’ to bed
just at dark
shut my door
open my heart
no words spoken
nothing said
leavin’ that world behind
shutin’ out its distractions
distractions of the day
nothin' there for me
in that world of reality
goin’ into my night
the night of my heart
where only we exist
goin’ into my night
where i wanna stay
travelin’ into my thoughts
my thoughts of you
where time is uninterrupted
and hours don’t exist
findin’ that place with you
all i wanna do
goin’ into the night
into the darkness
goin’ into my darkness
the darkness of me and you
where blackest black is my only guide
the beacon of you calling me
like a moth to the flame
where love is no game
where love is the way
the only way
leading me straight to you
to us to our space our time
our love our life the only life
that is ours
life in the darkness
our love we confess
goin’ all the way in
into the darkness that is ours

lockin’ them out
lockin’ us in
into the darkness
the darkness of us
the darkness of
all things possible
the darkness of
my thoughts

Friday, September 10, 2010

dancin' on the edge...

never had no one to hold dear
always perched on the ledge
never really had no fear
of dancin’ on the edge
never had no one to hold dear

Thursday, September 9, 2010

she was not afraid...

there was nothing
          she did not shrink
that he could tell her
          his words did not deter
that she did not
          he was her lot
already know
          her love she did bestow
and yet she stayed
          for his love she had prayed

was not

previously posted on another blog but seemed to fit here today - please enjoy! 

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

the holy trine

they come

they come
their hearts upon the drum

they come from another place
another time
from the dark recesses
of our mind

and soar on wings unseen
the tribal elders to convene

they speak in
voices still unknown
to the lion upon the throne

and from their kingdom come
the will of them be done

by the gods’ design
of the holy trine

the human to extol
and have our souls made whole

so we must now our sins atone
and in the end we’ll be shown

the way to die without death
and breathe again another breath

they come
their hearts upon the drum

they come


Monday, September 6, 2010

you - a thousand kisses deep...

your words
into my heart seep
a thousand kisses deep
and in my dreams them i keep

Friday, September 3, 2010

the attraction...

whatever relationships you have attracted
in  your life at this moment
are precisely the ones 
you need in your life at this moment -
there is a hidden meaning 
behind all events and
this hidden meaning is 
serving your own 

this was previously posted at the travel journal but it seemed fitting here today!  enjoy!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

vanilla dreams...

come to me
in the night
with my soul ignite

glide your way
into my bed
whisper words unsaid

slide your way
into my sleep
where love we’ll keep

for who knows
when and where
we may meet

besides in
midnight dreams
of vanilla cream

so lay with me in vanilla dreams
where love flows free in silent streams
die with me that sweet sweet death
then live again in passion’s breath