On July 22nd, I woke from an afternoon nap, with this in my head. May cause raised eyebrows or blushes; not for the faint of heart 🙂
A Bawdy Tune For The Gypsy Moon
When I’m in the mood for a little fun and a few spicy sips,
I head to The Mermaid Saloon and watch for the ships!
I muss up my hair, dab some color on my eyes and lips,
add a basket of jewelry on ears, neck and wrists!
I dress for laughing and drinking
and dancing for hours, for catching that look,
then reeling them in and sinking the hook!
After hugs and hellos and downing a few,
I like to sing with the sailors who stand at the bar all askew!
Then I dance a few jigs with other merry-making women who know just what to do,
and last, but not least,
I like the never-kept, but promising kiss, of a one-eyed, tattooed, peg-legged stranger or two!
Patti Hall 2014
August 4, 2014 at 9:12 am
August 4, 2014 at 11:17 am
Thanks, Anty 🙂
August 4, 2014 at 9:43 am
Love the poem, and love the photo!
August 4, 2014 at 11:18 am
Thank you, Miranda.
August 4, 2014 at 10:48 am
Set it to music!!
August 4, 2014 at 11:20 am
When I read it to my mom over the phone, it went really fast and did feel like a song. Thanks for stopping by, Marilyn. I hope you and Garry are doing well.
August 4, 2014 at 11:44 am
We’re doing okay. GREAT summer this year. Classic. Wish we could bottle it!
August 4, 2014 at 12:14 pm
So good to hear.
August 4, 2014 at 6:54 pm
I’m not shocked yet. Is there more? 😉
Snappy images and a great song. Who will put it to music?
August 4, 2014 at 7:23 pm
The rest resides in the imagination, Elaine 🙂
I have not thought far enough to know who will sing it…any volunteers?
August 5, 2014 at 8:46 pm
Lovely poem Patti. 🙂 Love the ‘basket of jewelry’.
August 6, 2014 at 11:14 am
Thanks, Debby. 🙂
August 14, 2014 at 6:01 pm
Bless your heart, you’re partial to men with one eye and one leg 😉 Loved the ditty and I agree with others, it could be set to music (no doubt sung at a bar with a round of beers).
August 14, 2014 at 8:17 pm
I have a few musician friends in Westport, one female singer, in particular, that I hope to have sing it. We also have pirate days with a pirate band, who would also be perfect for this song. Glad you liked, Marie.