The Gypsy Django

May 22, 2009 at 7:56 pm | Posted in poetry, writing | 27 Comments
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do the gypsy Django in a flurry
and twirl
drink flaming
un-name-ables of some
strange, haha she is dancing,

sit on the tiny iron balcony
and see
sea monster
mermaid moons rising two
free, gala is dancing

embrace the seen one an other
gypsy Django,
smoke jangling
twirling un-flame-ables
the sea, voila, dancing


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  1. That tiny balcony, angry dark waves crowned with foam lashing the rocks below, Damn, I do need to cheer up!
    Btw, the “turn on the radio’ link on the right… that ain’t Django, sounds like Stochelo to me 😛
    Oh you could be right. I thought the sound quality was too good. Still Stochelo is also a gypsy and a brilliant guitarist and playing a Django riff. Kudos to the maximum for you, one trillion of them. I stand, or sit wriggling, corrected.

  2. First thing that popped into my head was David Bowie. Let’s dance. Put on your red shoes and dance the blues. Heh. I’ve never heard of Django or Stochelo. My ignorance is enormous, yanno.

    P.S. I have some extra apostrophes you can have…unless you’re boycotting.
    You should check out Django, the first real Jazz guitarist. If you put ‘apostrophe’ in the search blog device you will find a piece with several rude words.

  3. my new fave 🙂
    love the use of simple form for a surreal little wonderful poem.

    rock on
    Cool, thankyou.

  4. “gala is dancing” – gala dali? i’d like to twirl with her, awright.
    Yes, that Gala. Symbol of everythingness and an extra touch of Spanishness. Haha gala voila, trying to get three exactly the same shape word windows with different scenes seen in each, Jason.

  5. Fantastico, I am quite dizzy from this wonderful poem, señor,

  6. you capture sound and rhythm so amazingly!
    Thankyou, Vesper.

  7. This reminds me of Yeats:

    “And now we stare astonished at the sea,
    And a miraculous strange bird shrieks at us.”

    It gives me the same feeling, of whirling, tumbling, almost frightening possibilities.

  8. P.S. Just heard that there is really bad flooding in Australia, are you OK?
    Yes, I’m fine thanks. The floods are a quite a way away. Thankyou for your lovely comment too.

  9. Ah well, perhaps i must be a bit more of a guy to appreciate this one 🙂

  10. oh it was in a magazine, nice, congrats Paul :)!!
    Thankyou, Ms Mist.

  11. I heard a tune in my mind as I read your poem. It begs to be set to music! 🙂
    I must get more professional with my podcasting, Thomma Lyn, or find a musician who wants poetry for lyrics, that would be cool.

  12. Amazing rhythm (as per usual) 🙂
    Thankyou, Simonne.

  13. This is so vivid and colorful. Love it! 🙂
    Thanks, Tina. And congratulations on your new award! Well-deserved indeed.

  14. This sings, then echoes, echoes, echoes. Then sings again.
    Thanks, Maxine and thanks for your support over at Overland. You always say everything so much more precisely and politely than I. I have been know to throw punches over that dumbing down/accessibility thing.

  15. Lovely, it is a tango indeed, your dance through words, you’ve got my feet a tapping and now I feel like swimming too..
    Cool, swimming like a dolphin queen?

  16. You astound me with your ability to create so much life and movement in your work. Beautiful indeed.
    Thankyou, Tracey.

  17. smelling the dew, Django comments, “this sessions swings and grooves.” i had to agree with him…

    …ever see Woody Allen’s Sweet and Lowdown? Reinhardt’s influence is keenly observed and greatly revered…
    I have, it is a very cool movie, Chico.

  18. what I can say, other that it is wonderful:love the way you play with words, how alive are the images (I had been there dancing among these words ….)
    Thankyou, Annamari.

  19. Hmmm, beautiful!
    Would you believe if I said I was listening to Minor Swing from him just before entering your gingroom…oh well, some interesting stuff is happening in life.
    i would believe it, magic is always happening, apparent in such synchronicities, Sherifa. I hope you find time to report on your interesting stuff in your beautiful bloggedy blog.

  20. I’m breathless from this. Thanks for it!!


  21. terrific!!! I want to put on my red skirt and go dancing, barefoot in a strange landscape 🙂 ❤ your work xox

  22. I am enjoying your year in review. Nothing I like better than Gypsy music, must be the Spanish in me. I also love tiny iron balconies. The structure and rhythm is intoxicating.

  23. this is a great dance – put it pon the replay, selecter!

  24. Reminds me of a watercolour painting of a Spanish dancer…a study by John Singer Sargent much lighter than the final work in oil. Gracias.

  25. funny about the David Bowie thought from Agnes. Made me think of Seu Jorge and the movie Life Aquatic

  26. Beautifull, it shows you have mastered an important degree in the art of writting poetry, you play with words so freely, and at the same time mange to transmit a strong image/feeling.

  27. Love the surrealness.

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