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...

Friday, December 28, 2012


you always loved that
i remembered yours words


but it was easy
they were imprinted
upon my heart

you always knew that
i remembered all those
words said only
with your eyes

those words unspoken

but it was easy
they were embedded
within my heart


Saturday, December 22, 2012

Sunday, December 16, 2012

the moon of what was...

on those cold dark nights
when the moon has taken cover
in the arms of what was

and you are


with her

and i am



with him

we are never closer
to each other
than those nights

under the cover of the moon
of what should have been




Thursday, December 13, 2012

new beginnings...

- this will begin a new chapter in gypsywomanworld -

it's a new day in a new way
and i hope you will follow along
- i've missed you -

Thursday, September 6, 2012

slices of time...

 shards of time
slice through these 
memories of mine 
with all those
crystalline dreams
now swept downstream

leavin’ behind
pieces of me
broken and blue
missin’ you

Sunday, August 12, 2012

desert rain...

his words swept over her
like a summer storm in the
late afternoon
washing away the weariness
of the day
cleansing her soul
purifying her heart
gushing downhill in
currents of wasted nights
and lives bleached like

winter snow
on the desert floor
refreshing now
renewing now
the roots of discontent
that lay just beneath
the chiseled surface
of her love
for him

Monday, July 16, 2012


she stepped


of herself


following the trail
of broken memories
crumbling beneath
her feet
like so many
brittle leaves
in the fall

memories tainted
blood stained
buried in the
bitter cold
of yesterday

she walked



Sunday, July 8, 2012

southern baptist salvation...

dress all up in yur sundey best
getting all ready for your salvation test
up to yur face in organdy and lace
coverin’ up sin at its deepest base
sit up straight on the hardwood bench
don’t even glance at that sinnin’ wench
sittin’ beside you in heaven’s hold
neva’ know when she’s gonna fold
preacher preachin’ love each other
but he’s just an ole sinnin’ muther
like the rest of his hell bound crew
waitin’ to git home to their special brew
pass the plate and buy your fate
a ticket to ezekiel’s heavenly gate
now don’cha feel all good inside
don’t hav’ta worry and hide
cause with yur dollars you repent
you can forget ‘bout where you spent
last saturday night behind closed doors
'sides there’s always plenty more
a’them sundey noon church chances
to buy some forgiveness for a few more dances
so git on up in yur sundey best
and git yurself ready for salvation’s test



Friday, July 6, 2012

the waters deep...

i drew you up from the ocean deep
lay you down upon my feet
then stripped you of your golden gills
and opened wide the heart that fills
with all the truth that does seep
from out my heart as it weeps
then came your tongue that spilled
the molten iron of my free will
how can my soul now you keep
i drew you from the waters deep

Monday, May 28, 2012

the maze

in that moment
of time stood still
when first we met
when your smile
embraced my heart
and your eyes
became my own
without words
without sound
without touch
i had been found
i was home

but in that moment
of time stood still
when i turned
and walked away
that cold dark day
when your 

broken heart
bled disbelief
and your eyes
screamed in pain
without you
without us
i was lost

lost still

wandering the
highways and byways
of what was...

the maze of
lost souls

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

the garden...

like the frigid brushes
of winter’s demise upon
the barren trees so, too,
my longing for what was wanes

between my legs
the heat of summer rushes
in crimson torrents of love’s
faded memories

my fertile heart now ploughed
waiting the kiss of spring
and the blooming of love anew


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

ghost towns...

in days that long since lost their prime
layer on layer of deceitful grime
left their hearts tarnished by better times

all hung out to bleach in the desert winds 
ripped and torn unable to mend
rusty nails shred memories to the end

lives now just barren ghost towns
where light and love once abound
ain't nothin' left to be found
on this infertile wretched ground

can't even the gods revive
neither'a them wasted lives

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

i sat...

that day
you know the day
the day
the day that was

as words
my words
like so many
secretive sperm
spilling out
somehow escaping
the darkest of the dark
caverns of my heart
as they spewed themselves
up and out
into the stratosphere
of love’s sanctity

of us

as they
devoured the light
demolished your world
destroyed your trust

your love for me
i sat
as someone else
somewhere else

and listened
and watched


Wednesday, March 21, 2012


 thoughts of you
upon my skin
take me back
where it all begins
treadin’ dark waters
in the night
can’t wash you
outta my sight
like cerulean
blue caprice
keep floatin’
to the top
when will it
ever stop
but as the river flows
round the bend
love like ours
don’t ever end
thoughts of you now
under my skin
leavin' my heart never to mend

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


spirit ships sail
through the black veil

true true love’s done gone astray
seems to have lost its lonesome way

as dream shadows fall
from the dark side of the moon
ripples of time they can’t recall
sleepin’ stars in a blue lagoon

and lost souls mourn their blind eyes
can’t hear nothin’ for the hue and cry
slivers of hope cast to the skies
waitin’ on hearts to open wide

but the crow flies its straight path
headed now to the glory bath
ain’t gonna git in the way of love’s bloody wrath

don’t nobody know deep down inside
where true love’s gone to hide

and spirit ships sail
through the soft pale


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

the chamber...

once upon a time in that long ago
before the kiss of death and web of woe

you had it all and you had me
where are we now but in hell’s debris

could you not have walked away
and with my love only stayed

listened not to my own words

turned from that other life undisturbed

your time has come and gone alas
there is no more in the looking glass

whisper now what you intend
wasting away in the dark night winds

of my heart’s empty chambers
do you think yourself more alive

with the morning light
or do you linger here just for spite

is there no beginning nor an end
and each to the other love appends

whisper now what you intend
[image credit to roger gauthier at http://artphotokebek.blogspot.com]

Sunday, January 22, 2012

south by southwest...

how smooth you slip into my dreams
like a free-floatin’ licorice stream
runnin’ south by southwest downhill
makin’ me wish we was together still
your love seeking salvation in the crevices
etched in my flesh by all those lost faces
of time without life without light
a time like some kind’a biblical blight
time standin’ still in the barren sands
holdin’ me hostage in hell’s bad lands
 then come wet blessin’s from blue skies above
washin’ you in with all’a your love
next come the sweet rains pourin’ down
makin’ me wish i could lay down ‘n drown
in your free-floatin’ licorice stream
that slides so swift into my dreams
runnin’ south by southwest downhill
straight to the spot’a the kill 
washin’ away all'a my will
makin’ me wish we was together still

south by southwest

Sunday, January 8, 2012

it ain't easy...

it ain’t easy
it ain’t never gonna be easy
this thing between me an’ you
some’ll say it’s just plain sleazy

some’ll say it’s one’a them nasty sins
but i don’t care if heaven we lose or win
hell’s already full’a them sins’a the skin

it ain’t never gonna be nothin’
this thing between me an’ you
nothin’ more’n you lovin’ me
an’ me lovin’ you
like we do

no, it ain’t easy

it ain't never gonna be easy
lovin’ me
this wild banshee 

Saturday, January 7, 2012

the heart of autumn...

like autumn leaves
strewn against their will
by whispers of winter
so too her thoughts of him

lying long dormant
now weave their way
on the winds of time
into her days and nights
days without light
nights without end
without him
leaving her heart
like autumn leaves
[re-posted from words unspoken]

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

shadow world...

shadows deep and thick
closed round her
lost souls winding their way
to the land of the lost
shipwrecked fragments of time
their only compass
through the mire
her own soul long ago sold
for the gold of another life
blinded by the want of more
she could not look
and thus she did not see

shadows deep and thick
closed round her