"I am hearing poetry when awake, dreaming poetry when asleep, breathing poetry with each breath, I am living in a poem."

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Gypsy Bedazzled ~ #poem #poetry

Serendipity floats in butterfly dreams
where briar patches are mine fields
to a curious paw.

Gypsy bedazzled, the mind doesn’t
care if the night’s slumber doesn’t make sense.

It slides across magical linoleum with socked feet
elated it won’t be caught by prying eyes
in a dance of risky business.

©Susie Clevenger 2012

At Real Toads Kerry gave us an ink-stained word list to use as inspiration to write from.


Mary said...

I just love 'serendipity floats in butterfly dreams.' I enjoyed the way you used the words, Susie.

Marian said...

ahh if only tom cruise were here to appreciate!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

You used the words so well, Susie. And so succinctly. I love the butterfly dreams.

vivinfrance said...

Lovely jubbly!

Kerry O'Connor said...

I expected the butterfly might make an appearance in your poem, Susie but there are many unexpected twists here: briar patch mine fields, and socked feet sliding on the linoleum.
This really works so well.

De said...

Love this full, fun nod to risky business! :)
Also love the idea of briar patches as mine fields. Excellent.


Hannah said...

I love the middle lines and the two contrasting images on either side of it...visually appealing...nice job with the words, Susie!! :)

Heaven said...

How creatively done Susie ~ I do like gypsy bedazzled ~

Mr. Mcgranor said...

Cat petting at night in the kitchen?

Emma Major said...

I love the first stanza, it's perfect

Helen said...

Felt compelled to don my 'Cruise' shades to do your poem justice ... Beautifully composed!

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