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A Bawdy Tune For The Gypsy Moon


Foggy Moon

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


Author: Patti Singleton

Pursuits of happiness include gardening, walking the desert, reading, writing, photography, traveling and genealogy.

14 thoughts on “A Bawdy Tune For The Gypsy Moon

  1. wonderful!

  2. Love the poem, and love the photo!

  3. I’m not shocked yet. Is there more? 😉

    Snappy images and a great song. Who will put it to music?

  4. Lovely poem Patti. 🙂 Love the ‘basket of jewelry’.

  5. 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).

    • 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.

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