April 8th is International Romany Day.  In honor of this day, Hamish “Managua” Gunn of Today  is Carpe Diem Haiku Kai’s second “Ghost writer”Managua guides us into the world of the Roma people (the gypsies).

I have to admit … since I was young, I have been fascinated by this ethnic group of beings — from the music, to the laughter,  to the colorful clothing, to the customs.  Although, I experienced a very scary first-hand encounter with some gypsies while in Yugoslavia (prior to its division), I do not hold the entire nation of Romani accountable — only those specific ones who targeted me; almost requiring a plan of smuggling to get me home … a story for another time!


Gypsy caravans
Next palm read


The campfires whisper
To the wandering wind
Carefree spirits dance


© rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011 – 2014




Ghost Writer, Managua:
Roma / Gypsy

About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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4 Responses to Gypsies

  1. shoreacres says:

    One of my readers in Germany has mentioned that there are increasing problems in Europe – that gypsy bands (mostly youth, it seems) are increasingly involved in petty crime – mostly pickpocketing and theft. On the other hand, there’s a tremendous amount of prejudice against gypsies. Sometimes I wonder if it isn’t rooted in envy of their freedom.

    What’s not to envy about this? 😉


  2. Love those haiku.. the wandering wind.. that pull — the nomad within.


  3. Beautiful haiku, truly. But your whole post is so warm. Wonderful. Each haiku is so different. That’s really good writing.


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