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Friday, September 9, 2011

Gypsy Dreams Blog Hop

Hello everyone,
Today I am joining in on the Gypsy Dreams Blog Hop, hosted by Gypsy Dreams Blog.

Welcome. Pull up your wagon, join the fun and enjoy.



Deep in the Ancient forest, I wander.
The terra firma, rich beneath my feet,
Emit’s the heady fragrance of clean unpolluted earth,
Enriched only by years of fallen leaves.

A slight chill in the air,
and a few leaves turned to a golden color,
The only sign that fall will soon be upon us;
to offer a vibrant Kaleidoscope of colors.

I stop to rest - a fallen log - my seat.
I ponder my existence -
From where I came &
to where I am going.

Pulled out of my reverie -
by the soulful refrain played on a old violin.
I am surprised to behold a Caravan of Wagons
And people busy in the task of setting up a camp.



A warm fire entices me closer.
Faces show signs of mistrust,
Dark piercing eyes stare
Deep into my soul.

Finally a nod of approval.
We share a kinship, They and & I.
For I am witch.

Since the beginning of time. . .

. . .“Kishani I Romani
Adoi San’ i Chav’ hani.”
“Wherever gypsies go
There the witches are, we know.”



Welcomed to a seat round the campfire,
The violin soon picks up a faster beat.
Women start to spill from the wagons,
dressed in jewel tone hues of red, green & purple.

They dance and twirl like a frenzied leaf
on it’s way to the ground on a windy day
One girl grasp me firmly by the hand
soon I have joined in this twirling and swaying.

My soul has found it’s rhythm,
Buried deep inside me.
I dance till my feet ach,
And my legs refuse to hold me upright.



The moon rides high in the late night sky
We retreat to the warmth and comfort of the wagons.
We talk of the wheel of life
And many other magical things.

As the sun start it’s climb over the horizon.
I know I must head back to the familiar;
To my dear husband, Sir Knight,
as well as Genghis Khat.

Entrusted with some of their knowledge
I bid farewell to my new friends.
Back through the ancient forest,
Home again. Filled with wonderful memories,
And Gypsy Dreams


Thank you all for stopping by.

Hugs,
Penny

18 comments:

Plumrose Lane said...

Oh Penny, this was SO beautifully, you're an amazing writer and so inspiring! I'm so happy you're participating in the party!
♥Sharon

Brian said...

Well done! That gypsy wagon would surem make a fun play house!

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

Incredible post.... great story...I love cabooses' so your wagon reminds me of a sketch I did of my someday studio in a caboose. The deck of playing cards...love them! Looks like you had a great time putting this together...your spirit shows though!
cheers, dana

Terri said...

What a beautiful Gypsy Dream post. I enjoyed reading about your time with the Gypsies.
Hugs,
Terri

BLISS angels said...

Oh Penny wonderful post I loved it ... your words weaved a spell of a gypsies dream

magical hugs wendy

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Wow..what a beautiful gypsy tribute..magical and soul stirring..beautifully written...such gorgeous images... and you have captured my heart! Thankyou for this magical adventure!
Hugs and sparkles
Victoria

Moncha said...

Great story, thank you so much for the wonderful party. I had a great time.
Have a magical day.

Eden Clare ArtfulFairyTales said...

pretty, pretty!

Celia said...

This was so beautiful...what an enchanting story! I love the tarot set you show....very pretty....oh and the crystal ball....I've been looking for one of those for my Gypsy Dreams room....where did you get it? Thank you so much for participating!!

storybookforest said...

That was wonderful! I loved the kinship, kindred spirit feeling I got when reading your post. May all your Gypsy Dreams come true!

Chrislyn said...

Such a lovely tribute! What a beautiful writing style you have. Love the set of tarot cards. Oh, and Genghis is very handsome!
Magical gypsy dreams to you!

Auroran Lauriel said...

Yay! Thank you for sharing the gypsy in you.

Dragonfly said...

Wonderful writing, and I love those cards, thanks for inviting me to share your gypsy dreams.

frith and wishe
J x

Susan said...

That was quite lovely Penny! it felt like I was in a dream state :)
be well and be blessed,
Susan

Laura B said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing.:)

Buccaneers and Ball Gowns said...

So beautiful. Thank you so much for having me to your wonderful gypsy dreams party!

Wizardess said...

Sweet! Many blessed Gypsy Dreams.

Birgit said...

Great post!

Sweet gypsy dreams,
Birgit