Gypsies by Rachel Field

Last night the gypsies came -
Nobody knows from where.
Where they’ve gone to nobody knows,
And nobody seems to care!

Between the trees on the old swamp road
I saw them round their fire:
Tattered children and dogs that barked
As the flames leaped high and higher;
There were black-eyed girls in scarlet shawls,
Old folk wrinkled with years,
Men with handkerchiefs round their throats
And silver loops in their ears.
Ragged and red like maple leaves
When frost comes in the Fall,
The gypsies stayed but a single night;
In the morning gone were all -
Never a shaggy gypsy dog,
Never a gypsy child;
Only a burnt-out gypsy fire
Where danced that band so wild.

All gone and away,
Who knows where?
Only the wind that sweeps
Maple branches bare.

Layered in PSE6

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  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenalmost 3 years ago

    Nice work again Trudi.

  • Hi Warren and thank you very much :-)

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  • naturelover
    natureloveralmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful work and love the poetry, your work is always top notch Trudi xx

  • Thank you so very much Pauline for you lovely comment xx

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  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelalmost 3 years ago

    magical work

  • Thank you so very much Angel :-)

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  • Helen Akerstrom Photography
    Helen Akerstro...almost 3 years ago

    Magical poem and image Trudi.. so gentle and innocent…

  • Hi Helen and thanks heaps for your great comment x

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  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezalmost 3 years ago

    Superb work Trudi …

  • Hi Tom and thank you so very much :-)

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  • Nikonuser
    Nikonuseralmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful work Trudi, I just love how you had added the little girl.

  • Thank you so very much for your lovely comment glad you liked it :-)

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  • leonie7
    leonie7almost 3 years ago


  • Hello my friend and thank you so very much for your lovely comment :-)

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  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonalmost 3 years ago

    Trudi I absolutely love your gypsy theme, this is really so very beautiful, you do these so well, lovely lighting coming from the lamp. Love it, well done :o)xox

  • Thank you so very much Josie for your lovely comment, glad you enjoyed it ,l have been itching to get back to some photomanips after my computer being away for so long :-) xx

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  • almaalice
    almaalicealmost 3 years ago

    Sooooo beautiful Trudi and I love the poem which goes so well with the image. Instant fave for me. Alma x

  • Hi Alma and thanking you so very much for your lovely comment l am really glad you liked it :-) xx

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  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyalmost 3 years ago

    Loving it Trudi – beautiful artwork girlfriend !!

  • Thats a lovely comment Gail thank you very much my friend :-) x

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