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!
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