Gypsy

27/04/2012 § 17 Comments

Alphonse Mucha

Look at those eyes!
You just know for sure
they won’t ever tell you lies.

An intense stare
she shows you her dreams
in thoughtful pause
before preparing to dance.

With subtle nuances
here and there
fingers touch her cheek
as if to say:
‘Let me daydream for two
more minutes, please.’

The flower stem
is almost forgotten
(but, not quite)
as she remembers to
keep a tenuous hold of
its beauty because it
reminds, she too is
a beauty.

Life as a gypsy is hard
and yet she is proud
of who she is and
from whence she came.

She doesn’t care for all
your airs and graces
for there is a purity
in belonging to her clan.
She  knows the history of her
bloodline heritage
of who and what
she is and, has no need of
ever wearing shame.

~*~

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This is my interpretation of the picture. One of my great-grandparents was Romany so, I feel a certain kinship with them.

Shared with:  With real Toads The Czech Art Nouveau painter and decorative artist Alphonse Mucha

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§ 17 Responses to Gypsy

  • cat says:

    She looks much like my babicia and my mumme …

  • dani says:

    ah, that gypsy blood… and those eyes!

    LOVE this!

  • I like where you took us with this and the mention of the tenuous stem, great words!

  • coalblack says:

    Never mess with a Gypsy woman! ;-)

  • A perfect interpretation of Mucha’s painting, and, it seems to me, of the gypsy soul.
    K

  • David King says:

    Yup, this appeals to the romantic in me. Nice!

  • vivinfrance says:

    You have interpreted the picture perfectly – a wonderful gypsy.

  • How cool is it to have a gypsy for a great grandma? I hope my great grandson thinks it’s cool to have a witch for one, hee hee (I cackle at him a lot, and given my frizzy hair, he is utterly convinced I am one). I love the painting, with the shawl bunched to almost look like wings. I love her honest eyes and her pride of lineage. We are hearing some great stories inspired by this artist!

  • Patti says:

    Those eyes speak of strength to me. I think she would be direct, and very capable of standing up for who she is with pride. I’m glad you chose this Mucha. Your heritage brought a personal interpretation. Nice.

  • Mama Zen says:

    “who and what
    she is and, has no need of
    ever wearing shame.”

    I really like that!

  • leahJlynn says:

    there’s something comforting being real and know who and where you came from.
    http://leah-jamielynn.typepad.com/blog/

  • Helen says:

    Ah, the gypsy blood is in my soul … and in your poem. Nice indeed.

  • Pat Hatt says:

    I don’t know, she looks as if she might be a bit evil with that stare. She may just lie. I would take what she says with a grain of salt. But proud of who she is, if only all stuck to such a way of life.

  • Mary says:

    Ah, life as a gypsy would be hard for sure. That image really pierces, has no pretense, is truth. One should not be ashamed of one’s heritage~

  • ed pilolla says:

    a tenuous hold of beauty in her intense stare, mercy:) i don’t know if i could match up with this character. she has nothing except what generates the light in her eyes, which ain’t so bad at all. you make her formidable. i really like the independence, the inability to feel shame, and the sense of reverence for life living on the wind. there’s something about living in the modern age that can make one yearn for having someone like her within.

  • brian miller says:

    ha. i like the subtle nuances of touching the face…i dunno that stare is quite intense to be dreaming…i am personally thinking i might be in trouble…lol…i like the acknowledge ment of the hard life, but one that does not care for the airs of something perceived as greater…nice bren

  • Yes, that stare bores directly into the soul. Wonderful poetry from your pen.

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