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...

Thursday, August 18, 2011


did you think
i did not see
the danger
the monster
awaiting me
twas not the hidden
beast beneath the sea
that frightened me
did you think
i did not feel
the shackles
pulling me apart
ripping open
to my heart
twas not these chains
which bound me so
that frightened me
don't you see?
it was the thought
what if my love
were all for



Trish said...

The image caught my attention first. It's powerful - and a wonderful complement to what you've written here. How many of us have wondered the same thing?

The Artist Within Us said...


Life is unpredictable and makes us do spontaneous things that are totally out of the blue, so here I am. As I read your companion to the image, I focus more on the text and see similarities on a different level on one of my posts on Family Secrets; replacing the moister with a parent and the woman with myself.

Maybe I am off the mark with my remarks, maybe not.

It was nice stopping by.

Warmest regards,

Zuzana said...

Oh, I think I share the same fears...
Beautiful words and a very evocative image.
Have a lovely weekend dear J,

BlazngScarlet said...

Shine on Andromeda!
I believe we've all had this fear ... and in many different forms.


yes, i love the work of dore too - and this one - fabulous - i've used it several times before - and the words, i, too, imagine we all have entertained in our heart of hearts -


how nice to see you again after such a long time, egmont -

about your very thought provoking comment - in the case of my piece, the monster was a marriage - the marriage to someone else of the person with whom i was involved - the monster of the inevitable pain and suffering of me and him - and possibly others - the chains of his marriage that bound him and thus, us - the struggle of my own overpowering feelings for him and his for me juxtaposed by our individual and joint struggle to maintain honor - a struggle of monumental proportions - this piece was written in homage to that relationship -

we all have monsters and secrets of one kind or another though - i certainly do - and more than one - your remark was not off base and it would be no far stretch for me to substitute your monster and woman in the same way - your pieces of family secrets is very very powerful and touches the heart of anyone reading it - some of us more than others as you can imagine - a brilliant work - and so courageous and caring of you to share - i - and others who share those secrets with you - thank you -

i hope you'll drop by here more often - as you can and are so inclined -


it's an all too familiar thing, isn't it - fear - and sadder still is that in many instances, totally unwarranted - yet suffered - suffered needlessly - that was the case in this instance at least, for me - and i am so very grateful to know that - a rare gift i cherish with all my heart - fear i think coming from too many times of it having actually been warranted - again, in my own case, anyway, zuzana -


yes, blazng - so right - fear in many forms wearing many different faces -

and oh yeah, shine on shine on andromeda!

Momo Luna said...

Intense, heartfelt, wonderful....


thank you so much, momo luna - yes, heartfelt, for sure! thanks again!