Water Gypsy

Water Gypsy

A Poem by Michael G. Smith
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Daydreaming about love

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                        I

Above is the fireball moon

Below my heart sinks 

A wee lad trap’d betwixt 

Wisdom and passions brink


Upon the cusp of 

Manhood and adolescence  

Loveless long sighs

Merely yearning with muse 

My faithful companions 

Far fetched tales and lies


Until the Lady in the loch 

Amidst moonlight does dance

Overlooking rill placid

I fall in love with a Water Gypsy fast

And succumb to deep sleep 

When she makes her first pass

 

                        II

Ye cannot see her

Crown’d pink, lilies atop her head

O’ but I can, I can

Eyes clear as the water pass bends

Cloud fill’d baskets in each hand

Ye cannot hear her

Sweet giggle whispers sprinkl’d ever so lightly

O’ but I can, I can

Sounds wash’d against sparkling stones

Her jewel’d toes alive in turquoise sands

Ye cannot feel her sunlit hair tease

In breezes whip as wet lip kisses

O’ but I can, I can

As her skin swan plumes of pleasure pleases and…

O’ I need her, how I need her

So real evermore to be

Than just some silly river reflecting dreams

As an apparition of love

Never quite belonging to me

 

                          III

And when I awake

Along the rivulet break

It’s to all the mass fishes

An audience laughing 

At my own expense

Toasting to my youthful vagaries

And yet the gratefulness is…

To my folly be, 'tis my only pence

© 2017 Michael G. Smith


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"Sounds wash’d against sparkling stones
Her jewel’d toes alive in turquoise sands"

I just loved the imagery in these lines! Of all the three verses, the second one touched me more. And the "O but I can, I can" really gives it a nice flow. Real smooth! Nice daydreams ;) :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


Michael G. Smith

3 Years Ago

Thanks you dear lady. Your comments give me aspirations. Give me a wee bit more time on that collabo.. read more
Dr. YumnaKay

3 Years Ago

You're welcome, Michael. And I'm in no hurry, take your time ;) I have still got a whole month left .. read more
Dr. YumnaKay

3 Years Ago

waste is not the right word, sorry.. to learn :)
very well done sir, enjoyed this much - loved the second verse the most, describing the gypsy very whimsical and hypnotic rhyming, kudos to you :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


Michael G. Smith

3 Years Ago

KT I always appreciate your comments. These days I dream of being able to have time to sit by a rive.. read more
KT-B

3 Years Ago

aw that's so lovely going on a date and falling asleep, I feel a poem coming on for you with that we.. read more
MIkey you are by far one of my favourite poets on this site. You just blow me away with every poem you write... You are so descriptive, it's really quite great. Loved this one.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Michael G. Smith

6 Years Ago

Aww.. Shucks Nudel, You make a guy blush. I'm honored. I wish I could churn out poems like this on a.. read more
s y e

6 Years Ago

Oh Mikey, are you a blushin', LOL - I'm only telling the truth. :) All your poems are special.
You have clearly mastered the art of well-crafted words.

Ye cannot see her
Crown’d pink, lilies atop her head
O’ but I can, I can
Eyes clear as the water passes bend

There was some real magic in those four lines, I felt charmed reading you. Nicely done.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Muse

6 Years Ago

That's exactly why I am warning you in advance, I am very explicit in some material....others I am n.. read more
Michael G. Smith

6 Years Ago

Thanks for the warning. You are the first to do so. I have looked at some of your but left comment b.. read more
Muse

6 Years Ago

World on fire...
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Rim
Sensasional , Loved it ..

Posted 6 Years Ago


Michael G. Smith

6 Years Ago

Thanks Rim
Michael, this is delightful! I've been in the swamps of Louisiana with the water lillies sitting atop the water.....beautiful!

Posted 6 Years Ago


Michael G. Smith

6 Years Ago

I was in Broussard working in the storm. It'll be in Florida when I get home Saturday.
Bright Ocean Star

6 Years Ago

It was a monster. :)
Bright Ocean Star

6 Years Ago

It was a monster. :)

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Tags: love, water, river, lilly, gypsy, youth, sun, fire, heart, blue, pink, eyes, sadness, clouds, stone, jewels, red, dreams, kiss


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