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Gypsy Dance

Climb up the hill where gypsies hide,
And breathe on the wind of a restless tide;
Where notes of sorrow from a violin,
Cry out to the night from a heart within.

The day is dim and night is alive,
And gypsies dance like bees in a hive;
They spin and turn while the fire burns bright,
And sparks fly up to kiss the night.

Old men sit while weaving a tale,
While young men sit drinking their ale;
And fires of night flicker and glow,
While the winds of night moan and blow.

They dance too fast, they dance too far;
They follow the light of a fallen star;
But there in the sky a sickle shaped moon,
Dances with gypsies in the fires of June.

Copyright © elizabeth wesley

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  1. Date: 12/5/2012 12:47:00 AM
    Perfect rhyme and flow. I enjoyed the mental picture this created in my mind. The words were well chosen and arranged neatly for the reader's delight.

  1. Date: 10/6/2011 5:27:00 PM
    This paints such a beautiful picture. I could see the gypsies dancing around their camp fire. Great job. God Bless, JB

  1. Date: 9/17/2011 2:00:00 AM
    elizabeth, this one makes me think of that picture over at Tracie's blog. Is it a poem for that contest? It's really nice and I could envision the gypsies just dancing away!

  1. Date: 9/16/2011 5:55:00 PM
    Enjoyed the free and flowing scenes you have imparted to the reader Elizebeth, it must have been a clear night in the month of fairs, when hours reflect as life, & a timelessnes swirl, within the music through the ambient summer air..

  1. Date: 9/16/2011 11:39:00 AM
    This is such an engaging scene that you've painted here, Elizabeth! Really enjoyed reading this :D

  1. Date: 9/16/2011 6:41:00 AM
    Intereseting tale there madame. Do they still perform?lol. Your rhymes are perfect, as always. cheers

  1. Date: 9/16/2011 1:51:00 AM
    Climb up a hill... old men stay still,,, entertainment~ Elizabeth... deep and open,,,p.d.

  1. Date: 9/16/2011 12:05:00 AM
    It's time for gypsies to go to bed. All that dancing is waking the dead. The dawn is rising up from the ashes. As old men write a check that cashes. The air begins to still the night. As dancing gypsies slip out of sight.

  1. Date: 9/15/2011 9:00:00 PM
    Your poem is a visual feast of colors and movement and the emotions that go with it. It is beautifully expressed. I feel akin to the travelers and just loved your poem. It goes into my favorites.

  1. Date: 9/15/2011 8:18:00 PM
    Another great write Elizabeth

  1. Date: 9/15/2011 7:52:00 PM
    Wow I love it girlfriend. Gypsy Dance Hmmm! Met a few here, very nice people. They can help you move house in a flash. Problem is you never get your goods back. Good to hear from you. XXX

  1. Date: 9/15/2011 5:56:00 PM
    the visual aspect in this poem is astounding, wonderful elizabeth. harry

  1. Date: 9/15/2011 5:33:00 PM
    Wonderful the picture and the actions you created in this incredible poem...with love....old Jack

  1. Date: 9/15/2011 5:18:00 PM
    Love this poem, Liz. Lots of flavor, color and music. I wrote one too - La Gitana - inspired by Fritz Kreisler's great violin piece of the same name. Love, daver

  1. Date: 9/15/2011 5:16:00 PM
    ancy dancy gypsies....creepy cool carnige.

  1. Date: 9/15/2011 4:00:00 PM
    i have spent time with gypsies in my youth and this describes the scene as if you were a fly on the wall, brings back drunken memories of happier times. lovely write. steven

  1. Date: 9/15/2011 3:54:00 PM
    This is an incredible write Lizzy! Oh wow, I just love every aspect of it...I need to learn more about these Gypsies!! Your rhyme and meter is excellent, superb!! I'm very impressed, you've outdone yourself again!!

  1. Date: 9/15/2011 3:02:00 PM
    Elizabeth, there's both mythical (or mystical) and ancient historical connections between the gypsy dancers and Egyptian "Belly" dancers of which I'm quite familiar. Their dress, movements and gestures are similar and this poem is as enticing as they are. Once again, well done on a lovely piece of poetry. Smiles, Terry

  1. Date: 9/15/2011 2:00:00 PM
    "gypsy Dance" - A fine write. As some of the others commented, I too agree that your meter in this write is well.

  1. Date: 9/15/2011 1:41:00 PM
    A redo! It's just as lovely as before. It seems a stanza shorter, but the meter is excellent.