A Gypsy’s Song
 
I peered through the ringing trees
Covered in a crying lament
A dancing exuberance, a rolling garden
A stage carved through nature’s vicissitude
 
A man dressed in rags and melodies
With bloody fingers, caressing his guitar
His voice was pure, his heart was golden
Angels sang through his humble tears
 
Oh earth, my mother, my bread, my wine
I am nothing, I worship your sweet command
Use my submissive body for your holy chants
Use my being and direct my tongue
 
Serve my soul to the Gods at the table
I’ve little to give, so give it all
If one lyric is baptized by the ungodly
Send it back, it has no purpose with them
 
The man was an instrument of heaven
In his rags, he sang with a golden dignity
A pauper amongst all kings and nobles
Music is music and nobility is nobility
Night is night and day is day
Social status has nothing to do
With the ear of the heart

This poem was featured in "Poetica Magazine."

Nelson D Reyes J Ann Crowder Cory Garcia Hawk Imrogue D. Thurmond   aka  JEF (James Everett Falcon) Barb Clarke Lxnnnie Rutledzh itisinmyblood Kimiko Watson Delilah Esther Yasmin Groeneveld Mr Moonlight Kay Ronamina Davis Life's Jump ~Midnight Rose~ David Duncan Isaias Jua sterreza lima . Sarah Jane Danielsson Ella Antonio Rodriguez LouiseG Cirque De Steak
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Robert L. Martin
over 2 years

Thanx Nelson. I like your words very much, very passionate.

Nelson D Reyes
over 2 years

"...songs heaven baptized...sang by a humble soul in a dancing exuberance of nature's vicissitude..." Truly masterful! Tip my hat.
Love it. Our hearts hear music better than our minds.

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over 2 years

I love this!

sterreza lima
over 2 years

Hello roberto, passaando to leave a hug of affection and a week of health and peace to you

Robert L. Martin
over 2 years

Thank you Jenifer for reading it again. I read yours a lot, too.

J Ann Crowder
over 2 years

I've read this a few times. For me, I usually don't go back to a poem unless I really like it. Nice use of language! Very well written.

Robert L. Martin
over 2 years

Thank you, gentlemen for your kind words

Antonio Rodriguez
over 2 years

Again I am amazed.You are still
a master in my opinion.

Asi Sansell
over 2 years

Truly beautiful, gypsies the dancers of Europe.

Robert L. Martin
over 2 years

Thank you, Nicole. What's inside doesn't always reflect what's inside.

Nicole Gonzalez
over 2 years

Amazing!!!

Robert L. Martin
over 2 years

Thank you very much.

itisinmyblood
over 2 years

Love it.

LouiseG
over 2 years

Beautiful

Sarah Jane Danielsson
almost 3 years

Beautiful.

D. Thurmond   aka  JEF (James Everett Falcon)
almost 3 years

Well written and so very true! ... Thanks.

Robert L. Martin
almost 3 years

Thanx. Vic. Yours are not so bad, either.

Robert L. Martin
almost 3 years

Thanx. Vic. Yours are not so bad, either.

Life's Jump
almost 3 years

In his rags, he sang with a golden dignity " true meaning~

Vic
almost 3 years

Nice poem...

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