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...

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

the lionman sits...

the lionman sits in stone-carved wait 
for all the children at his gate



the days are short the time draws near
and peace comes not to those who fear

for it is said that in the end
what it was will just begin
those who were will be again
you could be you or maybe kin

the seers know for what to see
as what they see will come to be

there is no secret to believe
no gods seek thee to deceive

the key to all is given all
to save themselves from the fall

to live now to live again
is simple really it’s all within
 
the ancient kings hold not the key
‘tis your own soul will set you free
 
‘tis you and you alone you see
who will decide to be or not to be

the lionman sits in sun and sand
your lives not his to command

he sits
he waits...


a re-post from travel journal - enjoy!

8 comments:

Nevine said...

Oh, Gypsy! I do love this. He has been the keeper for so long... and he will be keeping... keeping... always!

These lovely words of yours... touched me... so very personally!

Nevine

Susan Deborah said...

The lionman is very patient, I see. I like the symbolism here, dear Jenean.

Been a while but I've never felt that I was away. The warmth and love this place radiates is like the eternal waiting of the lionman.

Joy always,
Susan

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

I absolutely love this poem. And the image is compelling and speaks so loudly for the words. Hope your trip is going well!

Cole said...

I remember this poem of yours. It struck a chord with me as well. I do love it and the chosen photo. The sands of time will hopefully hold onto the Lionman, for this Leo has many things to do before I approach his gates.

Hope all is well with you and yours.

Cole

GYPSYWOMAN said...

yes, he has, nevine, yes, he has, indeed - these words touch me, too, as i've always always had such an affinity for egypt - as long as i can remember i have thought of it as "home" on some level or other - and it is that, to the world, actually, in many ways - and its status must never be compromised or forgotten - so glad you enjoyed second time around!

GYPSYWOMAN said...

and dear susan - yes, it has been a while - and it does my heart well to have you come by with such kind words as you always have! my own time in blogland has been so limited for so long and remains so, i'm afraid and so, i've missed very much the wonderful visits with all my friends here, and especially you - i do hope you will continue to come by whenever you are so inclined - your light warms the campfire!!!

GYPSYWOMAN said...

yes, i love this image so much, trish! it is magnificent in and of itself - the moment i saw it, i knew it belonged with these words -

GYPSYWOMAN said...

as does this leo, cole, as does this leo - i've many many things to do and miles to travel before - if ever - i reach the gaze of the lionman!!! thank you so much for coming by, dear lady!