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Thursday, 2 July 2015

The Gypsy Girl


Amidst the bitter monotony of life
The hustle-bustle of the same city,
My heart silently yearns for freedom
To be liberated like the eastern wind;
I long to abandon all worldly strings
And live as a gypsy.

The snow-capped mountains summon me at dawn
My feet tickles to walk over the mustard fields,
Rains of faraway land sings me a lullaby
They tell me to merge tenderly with Nature;
I cry for a chance in life
To live as a gypsy.

I wish to go for long treks in the day
Jot down my experiences in a tent at night,
Learn great lessons, meet instrumental people
Make Life my teacher and Nature my guide;
I yearn to spread my wings
Hear them call me the  gypsy girl.

No emotional baggage, no attachment
Only living life in the present moment,
Dancing in the hills gracefully
Singing with the waves gleefully;
That's what I want to be
A bohemian, a gypsy girl!

This poem is written for Poets United Midweek Motif ~ Freedom

71 comments:

  1. Sounds quite romantic, this dream of freedom! I know actual gypsys moved because they were not welcome to stay, but I feel the freedom you speak of differently, as if your speaker could be a wood nymph or a free spirit in a world outside of cities and all they bring. What a fine dream.

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    1. Exactly Susan. The freedom I talk here is of being a free spirit, who is not chained to any materialistic and emotional possessions.
      Thank you so much. And your poem just made my day. It was so beautiful :)

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  2. "No emotional baggage, no attachment, Only living life in the present moment"... I wish one could get rid of emotional baggage and indeed live in the moment--oh well! Lovely poem.

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    1. I believe that's the best way to live life: Living in the present moment, learning and loving.
      Thank you so much :)

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  3. Living life in the present, embracing the beauty of it all. I really enjoyed this piece, thanks for sharing!

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    1. I am so glad that you liked it. Thanks a ton :)

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  4. No emotional baggage, no attachment
    Only living life in the present moment,

    I so admire your definition of freedom! We are all bound with our responsibilities.. we yearn to let go and be free.. to frolic like a "Bohemian gypsy girl." Beautifully executed :D

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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    1. Exactly Sanaa. When we are bound by so many ties and responsibilities, we really feel to break free from it all. Thanks dear.
      Much love :)

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  5. Merging with Nature...cutting worldly strings...dropping emotional baggage...all of that would be completely transforming.

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    1. Absolutely! Wish to achieve it, someday :)

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  6. Living life for the present moment with no strings attached.... a dream for every freedom loving person. Beautifully penned, Purba...I love the flow of words here....like a stream, moving gently yet powerfully... :-)

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    1. Thank you so much dear. I try my level best to live in the present moment but then, there are distractions from time to time. I so want to become a gypsy from within, one day :)

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  7. A wonderful vision of how to spend one's precious life. Being a gypsy sounds perfect to me!

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    1. Thank you Sherry. It's a cherished dream :)

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  8. may be that is our true nature to be free from all bonds...love this yearning in the lines...

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    1. I second your thoughts, Sumana. Thanks :)

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  9. Oh, this is lovely. There is a sort of romanticism about gypsies, because I think it is inherent in the human soul to be nomadic. I love the bohemian spirit here that makes my beautiful morning so so colorful 😊

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    1. I am so glad to know that my gypsy poem made your morning colorful, Panchali. You are totally right. The human soul is free and nomadic :)

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  10. This is beautiful and when in life we have the opportunity to grasp freedom we must take it firmly in both hands.

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    1. Absolutely. We must, and live life to the fullest. Thanks :)

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  11. from purba - free bird to gypsy girl huh ;) transformed :D lovely poem :)

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    1. Ha ha :D Both the names define me as I am a free-spirited person. Thanks, Sachin :)

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  12. Living life in the present is the essence of freedom, beautifully crafted poem.

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  13. Mmmmmmmmmmm......gorgeous lines - I once went out with a Roma gypsy girl for a long while in Eastern Hungary, in Europe. I write that now because I recognised her in your lines. She did travel barefoot, especially for walks in the fields, and did have a sense of romanticm and freedom that was different. Even though she spoke no English and I very little rom, we shared that joy I felt again in those words of yours.

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  14. Mmmmmmmmmmm......gorgeous lines - I once went out with a Roma gypsy girl for a long while in Eastern Hungary, in Europe. I write that now because I recognised her in your lines. She did travel barefoot, especially for walks in the fields, and did have a sense of romanticm and freedom that was different. Even though she spoke no English and I very little rom, we shared that joy I felt again in those words of yours.

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    1. Hey, thank you so much for sharing this beautiful incident of your life. It was great to know about your Roma gypsy girl and also to know that you recognized her in my lines. Thanks and have a great week ahead :)

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  15. If it would have been in bengali , an apt tile would have been - "aamar payer tolay sorshe"

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    1. And your comment made me want to write this poem in Bengali with the title suggested by you. Thanks :)

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  16. To live like the Romani seems lie freedom to us yet it might have its own cage of obligations.

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    1. I agree with you. More than living like a Romani, my speaker wanted to be a gypsy within :)

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  17. That is a good dream...freedom comes form within but if we change the external boundaries who knows what magic may come!

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    1. Yes, Jae Rose. Sometimes change of the environment creates wonders and leads to our self-discovery :)

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  18. very very good poem... the lines are beautiful... i loved the last para a lot... one should live in present and enjoy each and every moment of life...

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    1. Thank you so much Ashish. Glad you liked it :)

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  19. How lovely... living in the present moment! Beautiful thought, Purba :)

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    1. Yes, Ravish. It is the best way possible to live life. Thanks a ton :)

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  20. Oh, it sounds wonderful really to be a 'bohemian gypsy girl.' The ultimate freedom! Smiles. Life is the best teacher of all, and nature a wonderful guide.

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    1. Yes Mary. So happy that my poem could make you smile. Cheers :)

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  21. Ahhh yes! I share your dreams too - and you've expressed that yearning well here :)

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    1. That;s wonderful, Claire. Welcome to the club :)

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  22. Prancing away, enjoying the nature and living in the moment. What a nice wish and nicely expressed too!

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  23. No emotional baggage can be quite freeing..living in the moment..to feel like a gypsy within..one can learn much from nature.

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  24. Hahaha, you've asked for everything that most of us long for...hope you get to be the gypsy girl soon :)

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    1. Yes, one day for sure! Right now, trying to be a gypsy from within i.e trying to live in the moment, dropping all emotional baggage :)

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  25. what a great subject! Gypsy is the epitome of free and this was just lovely

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    1. Thank you so much Mandy. Glad you liked it :)

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    1. Oh yes! You can totally understand me, fellow Gemini girl. ha ha :D

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  27. Archna is right Purba ..its definitely a Gemini trait :) loved the verse dear :)

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    1. ha ha :D Yes, it is. So glad you loved it dear :)

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  28. Hope you get chance to spread your wings and fly in boundless space without any baggage, very soon. A wonderful poem Purba. :) It makes me yearn for the ecstasy of being free.

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    1. Thank you so much dear. Yes, I am trying to get rid of all the emotional baggage and embrace life whole heartedly in every single moment :)

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  29. Happens with me all the time. And so I am taking my husband and daughter along with me almost every month on trips :) :P Beautiful Poem, Purba..

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    1. You too? Great to know. I feel suffocated if I don't go for a trip atleast once in two months. Thanks dear. Keep travelling. Cheers :)

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  30. How easily your thoughts flow, so well expressed too.

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  31. I so wish to be Gypsy Girl :D
    May all your dreams and aspirations come true! :)

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  32. I think, deep down, it's that yearning which makes us human. We all have our emotional chains, and we all yearn to be free. :) Beautiful, especially the line about the east wind.

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    1. I totally agree with you. Thank you so much, Vinay.

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  33. The image of the gypsy girl roaming free is very apt! For centuries people have looked down on the gypsies, I think because of this sense of joyful existence and freedom that their culture exudes. Well written!

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