Monday, October 1, 2012

Gypsy (Blogophilia 32.5)


Gypsy woman
Looks deep
Into the woman's eyes
Saying nothing.

Is it real?
Or the image
Of  tea leaves,
Spoonful of sugar?
 
The image of a train
Appears to the woman.
"All Aboard!
The conductor intones.

Which way does it go?
Ecstasy or tears?
Love or hate?
To tell the truth 
it is unknown.

Gypsy fades from sight
As she climbs aboard
To another world,
Another life.

18 comments:

  1. Like it! the train of life - or death

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  2. Mysterious and intriquing! 8 points Earthling! :)
    Marvin

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  3. oh i like this, it's like death but not sorrowful.

    Clare

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    1. This is what I was thinking as I was writing it.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoEUwljiHv4&feature=colike

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  4. Risk big to win big - not sure I would have had the courage to step on

    TM

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  5. Ah, this is just wonderful! So true, with every life change and decision there is a certain amount of risk. I just love the direction you took this week, and that you wrote a poem to boot!!! :D

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    1. The original idea was a story, but I just couldn't get it to jell. So, I fell back to four line stanzas.

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  6. Beautifully rendered...
    This is a wonderful direction to have gone :) xo

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  7. I really liked this one. Kind of mysterious.

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  8. what a great finish Christopher ... it leaves more questions than answers... loved it pal...

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  9. Darn these gypsies are prolific this week. Yours is especially cryptic. I like it!

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    1. It's the tea leaves. They are supposed to be bearers of the future.

      Kind of fun, though.

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  10. It speaks volumes. Great write.
    --DJ

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