The Gypsy Girl (La Esmeralda) Poem by Yasmin Khan

The Gypsy Girl (La Esmeralda)

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How beautifully she sings
and dances
Enticing people by
her prances
A spark that sets all
in motion
Tap the ground the dainty feet
in commotion
Her beauty and charm bewitch
the mob
As she moves and dances
the hearts throb
The gypsy is unmindful of her
own charms
The goat is her pet, excellently
she performs
Pins the wandering girl all
her affection
Onto a man in rank but
all deception
the beauty finds all her love in
an ugly beast
A hunchback who adores her and
never he ceased
his boundless love and care her
only salvation
Among hungary vultures filled
with stagnation
The two souls torn and frayed
found all their solace
In Death’s embrace

Two skeletons entwined in glee
'C'est beau, la vie'

The unforgettable character of Esmeralda, the gypsy girl in'The Hunchback of Notre-Dame'by Victor Hugo prompted me write this verse.
The last words were spoken by her(when she was going to be hanged) mean 'Life is beautiful'
Saadat Tahir 05 May 2013

contextually loved reading your poem the authors notes added so much body to the experience a bit of drama and romance... historical tinge immortalized by Victor Hugo content wise i would say nice balanced verse kudos

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Shahzia Batool 03 May 2013

Your own poem Ballerina came to mind Jasmeen...beautifully written poem! ! !

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David Wood 02 May 2013

A beautiful well written poem that rhymes well. A joy to read.

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Hazel Durham 01 May 2013

A beautiful write full of colour, passion, and the dance of emotions in a spellbinding trance, when the hunchback dreams of romance with her, as the two extreme opposites find solace with each other! Excellent write!

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Aftab Alam Khursheed 30 April 2013

La Esmeralda As you sow so you reap life is ever beautiful

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Akhtar Jawad 25 August 2016

Yasmeen Khan's knowledge of English Literature is amazing, no surprise if she writes such wonderful poems. See how nicely she emphasizes the beauty of life. Two skeletons entwined in glee 'C'est beau, la vie'

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Valsa George 04 April 2015

A moving story of privation and pathos! The story of this gypsy girl is perhaps the story of every gypsy girl! To some life is so harsh.... yet her parting words show that she is still in love with life!

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Dario Columbich 01 March 2015

Seemed the gypsy I knew, his green eyes enchanted even that sky so blue, gypsy girl kiss my soul dared God to ask for you.

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Wahab Abdul 13 May 2013

it is enjoyed more than the other poems....good descriptive poem..

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Vipins Puthooran 07 May 2013

Well woven poem! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

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