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 -

THE GYPSYWOMAN WORLD

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...

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 -

13 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Amazing picture! I'd feel better if I were walking that trail right now.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Absolutely gorgeous photo!!! And I love the Stevenson quote!!! Speaks peace to my soul!!! ~Janine XO

Glynis said...

I have walked in ancient forests such as that. I feel instantly at home. Seeing that photo brought the smells and sounds back to me..positively soul enriching.
thank you for stoking the fires again. xo

Linda said...

lovely lady, so stunning...thank you for sharing this image...what a lovely place in which to fall asleep...since not sleeping last night, tonight i do need a bit.
xx

GYPSYWOMAN said...

yes, it is a magnificent image, isn't it, alex? for me, i think i'd like to sit a while and absorb its serenity and soak up those wonderful rays of light -

GYPSYWOMAN said...

and it speaks the same to mine, dear janine! i too often forget mr. stevenson's way with words - this is one i love! :)

GYPSYWOMAN said...

how wonderful for you, glynis - such an incredible experience, i know! so happy you enjoyed this little touch of green over here! ;)

GYPSYWOMAN said...

greetings lovelylinda! was just at your new place this morning and loved it absolutely! so happy to see you and and about a bit, lady! and thanks so much for meandering over this way! have a glorious day!

young-eclectic-encounters said...

WOW!!! what an amazing photo and such an appropriate Qoute. you always do such beautiful thought provoking posts.
Thanks for sharing
Johnina :^A

GYPSYWOMAN said...

you are so welcome, johnina - comments such as yours go long and far in providing that all-necessary inspiration here! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh what a wordlessly enchanting picture! Even thogh the ocean is my front door, the forest and int inhabitants are my Home. And R.L. Stevenson among my very favorite poets! Thank you, dear Cousin, for both! cj

GYPSYWOMAN said...

my dear cousin! i am so thrilled to have you visit - i've so missed your words here there and yon! yes, there is definitely SOMEthing about the mystical forest that draws me in, always! thanks so much for coming over!!! ;)

The Abbot said...

O what superb light. A truly beautiful photograph and text.