Saturday, April 26, 2014

Wanda, the gypsy



Photography by Davit Kleinert


    I wander beyond white cypress trees

    wallowed in dust of wild pollen

I whistle words warbling wonky tune

In my wash bowl, the sun leans

on this gypsy woman -

     wooed by wishbone flowers

     whose wagon bears wheat & whey

     & some wine & whiskey too -

I walk waist deep to find a field 

of white lilies & wax begonias

Whatever will come, I welcome (except werewolves)

    Windward, my wheels turn west then east-

    My heart, a wanderlust


Posted for Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Working with W Words ~
Happy weekend ~

27 comments:

  1. Love this Wanda-ing gypsy, especially "Whatever will come, I welcome (except werewolves)."

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  2. The two last lines has a Tolkien-esque feel to them. Very nicely put together!

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  3. nice! wheat, whey, wine, whiskey, sounds like wicked trouble. :)

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  4. How I would love to get a chance of walking waist deep through a field of while lilies.
    Doesn't this type of prompt free one up?

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    1. I enjoy light & carefree prompts, specially on weekends ~

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  5. Thanks for the fun challenge Marian :-)

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  6. love this wander-thirst Grace...all the words are breathing freedom......lovely :)

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  7. Grace, this is lovely. Has a musical lyrical feel.

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  8. Ha, I didn't see your last comment about working with w words and was thinking 'lots of alliteration here' as I was reading through the poem. You've done amazing things with this challenge - isn't it fun to have to think laterally? Constraints sometimes really help creativity.

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  9. a wandering soul has no worries..................

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  10. Love the play of 'W's', you rocked the prompt.

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  11. The W's washed me away into the wanderlust spell.

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  12. Hey Grace--the W's flow quite effortlessly here. Ha. Have a great weekend. k.

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  13. I love all the W's, I feel like you joined in our fun for the day =) Have a beautiful weekend, Grace!!

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  14. You talking your roots, Grace, right? Love the wind of adventure here, willingness to peek deeper...

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  15. Wanda is a wonderful wonder! Well done.

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  16. "wooed by wishbone flowers" - magical. Love the sun shining on the gypsy woman who might well be the tree in the photo, too, all bathed in light.

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  17. Such a beautifully written gypsy tale

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  18. This is just the loveliest poem to read, Grace. I enjoyed everything about it.

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  19. Your words are so perfect to bring the visual art into life, truly majestic.

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  20. I love it when the assonance actually works to set me in a place so well defined. I would easily live in this lyrical field of harmony, maybe build a small cottage at the far end where the sun shines longest on it through the day.

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  21. love the close on this, Grace ~

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  22. ha. hopefully you do not meet any werewolves along the way....smiles...i like how you break up the w's so mu lips dont go numb...ha...and would not mind the sun leaning on me a bit as well...

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  23. I especially enjoyed the alliteration and the sound of the words spoken aloud.

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