Gypsy Blood

A while back a friend of mine, who spent a large portion of his life truly living like a gypsy, showed me this poem in a book of his and I really enjoyed it and wanted to share an excerpt of it with you.


There’s a race of men that don’t fit in,
A race that can’t stay still;
So they break the hearts of kith and kin;
And they roam the world at will.
They range the field and they rove the flood,
And they climb the mountain’s crest;
Theirs is the curse of gypsy blood,
And they don’t know how to rest.

If they just went straight they might go far;
They are strong and brave and true;
But they’re always tired of the things that are,
And they want the strange and new.

-Robert W. Service