I had some short stories, poems and photographs to share ... and so here I am

A Pause For A Poem

 
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a dozen gypsies are
dancing on your head,
spiriting me away

from your sensible
phrases, coercing my
eyes into a flutter

gosh, they are
so uninhibited -
did you say something?

they have their swords
out, and tambourines,
with rags tied around

their ankles, like
they only breathe
to have glorious fun

wow, they know
how to live -
did you say something?




© Copyright, 2008. Seamus Kearney.
Image made from original photo by Eric M. Crawford.

76 comments:

Julie said...

Intruiging - vividly conjures the image!(A flicker of Jack Sparrow in among it...)I like this.

Wayne said...

I love that opening. I wanna hear this sung to some good French-Gypsy Django Style!

chiefbiscuit said...

This is indeed intriguing ... well written and fun.

Mariposa said...

Fun to read...nice post.

Eric Valentine said...

Quite intriguing, a great piece Shameless. Your gypsies keep calling me back to read again & again. Nicely done. :)

Lane said...

Loved this immediately. For me it portrayed exactly how I feel when someone is talking and I make a good show of listening but am really away with the gypsies:-)
Lovely Shameless and thanks:-)

Shameless said...

Julie - Yes! Jack Sparrow, with those mascara eyes! :-) Thanks.

Wayne - You hum it and I'll play it! lol

CB - Thank you. Nothing like a few gypsies on the head! :-)

Mariposa - Hello and welcome. Thanks for your feedback. I'm glad you liked it. Do call again. :-)

Eric - Thank you. Coming back for a few reads? That is surely a good sign. :-) I think we all have these days ... when we're there but not there.

Lane - Yes! Exactly the feeling I wanted to convey. I do this all the time. Those gypsies put on quite a show! :-) Thank goodness!

Sarah Hina said...

I love this playfulness, Shameless! This poem is a great split screen between sense and sensibility. I'm with you on which one wins out!

:)

Pearl said...

gotta listen to whatever drummer inspires...

Jon M said...

Loved that Took me back to some meetings I've been in and your mind just decides to entertain you!

Shameless said...

Sarah - Thank you. Yes, a split screen is a very nice way to describe what's going on. :-)

Pearl - Hahaha. No one should ever ignore the drummer! That's the rhythm! :-)

Jon - Thanks. Oh yes, meetings like that! lol

Wayne said...

I'm humming, mate. I'm humming. Get out that ol' six-string will you?

Church Lady said...

Quite nice!

L.M.Noonan said...

yes, I did say something...Happy New Year. For goodness sake stop that stamping and head tossing--your making me nervous. Ooh, now you've dome it. my leg is jiggling.

Shameless said...

Wayne - It will be a long night then! :-)

Church Lady - Thank you.

LMN - I just hope the sword was out for decorative purposes only! :-) lol. Thank you dear. Happy 2008 from all mountaintops to you and yours!

Jamaican Dawta said...

Oh, I LIKE this one, Seamus. Cleverly written.

Shameless said...

JD - Thank you! I'm glad you liked it. :-)

Marja said...

I tried a poem about gypsies once. I absolutely love gypsies and their music and dancing. This poem is absolutely wonderful. They know how to live.

Shameless said...

Marja - Welcome back from your break! :-) Sometimes it's better to hear the gypsies than what boring people are saying to us. lol

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