Treasure Island

Bernard Kennedy

(20 May 1956 / dublin)

Gypsy Dance of love


We danced like gypsies in the heat of day,
and matched our colors bright and gay,
and music strings brought tears of love,
and bands of strolling players moved above,
our village tent.

Then when the music stops, and day
of love is done, and colors then are grey,
I will recall the gypsy dance and flame,
and call it back from lowered calming fire.

For we did dance and we did sing,
and we did love with every Spring,
as summer heat lit up the lovers field,
no winter snow will ice what we did feel.

I will recall the gypsy dance and fire,
and if your gone i will be sad and tire,
for in my heart and dreams you stay,
and we can dance the night away,
in dreams.

For true love never leaves the heart,
it is my guide to follow life's uneven chart,
though grey, I always will recall the gypsy dance,
to fire my dreams,
the kiln of life,
now with an aged stance.

For we did dance and we did sing,
and we did love with every Spring,
as Summer heat lit up the lovers field,
no winter snow will ice what we did feel.

Submitted: Thursday, March 15, 2012
Edited: Saturday, July 05, 2014

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  • Hazel Durham (12/9/2012 1:14:00 PM)

    Memories of times gone by, with memorable and beautiful imagery, amazing lines. Inspired write! ! (Report) Reply

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