White Flower

To you who give your love to Him unseen, unknown His love abounds
Drifting from your locks, hues of ruby, golden wheat and reddish browns
Adulation, knees red from our supplication drift up to God, Our Lord
To smite the enemies of His devoted with the Authority of His Sword
Angels with coronets of Sacred Blue Lily and the Narcissus Paperwhite
Shelter molded with wings of spun gold and breastplates take sunset flight
Foreboding masses lean upon His shoulders, cherished are we in His sight
Tenderness and sensitivities break all mortal boundaries, His Spirit near
Beloved children stirring contemplations in waking hours need not fear
Blowing of ancient oaks, listen to archaic psalms and know that He is here

Written by Joni Caggiano 03/19/20

I dedicate this poem to all my friends on WordPress and Twitter, whom I love and cherish. I have friends all over the world, and I thank God for every one of you. Your love, support, and kindness is a gift I do not take for granted. Each of you humbles me. I am praying for all those who are sick or frightened to get better and to find solace.

E-520 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA – Picture taken by Joni in Asheville, NC

34 thoughts on “White Flower

    1. You are so sweet. Your comments mean so much to me and I am so glad you liked the piece. I am blessed to know you and have your friendship. Praying for all our on line brothers and sisters. Love you Joni. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

  1. That is gorgeous Joni. The imagery is splendid.
    “Angels with coronets of Sacred Blue Lily and the Narcissus Paperwhite
    Shelter molded with wings of spun gold and breastplates take sunset flight”
    You have this unbelievable talent to create imagery that sings.
    Please know I am very grateful for your friendship too. Stay blessed and inspired.
    Love and hugs honeybun.

    1. Thank you for your precious compliments my dear Button. โ€œYou have this unbelievable talent to create imagery that sings.โ€ This is a very special thing to say about my work. Humbling. Hope you are feeling better my friend. ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’•

      1. Thank you again beautiful Button. Those words mean so much. I am going to keep homing my skill by writing as often as I can. Be blessed and stay safe, and feel better. Hugs and loving coming to you this warm evening from North Carolina. ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŽˆ๐Ÿฅฐ

      2. Sorry I pressed send too soon. You create glorious images. That is an innate characteristic of your poetry. Itโ€™s really beautiful.
        Have a wonderful evening sweetheart ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŽ‹

  2. Thank you Joni, you’ve beautiful words and a lovely heart to share…what you have written is beautiful and full of truth. I love it. All the best to you and your husband. May you both be well, stay alert, aware and indoors in times like these. My love, peace and happiness, from quarantined Spain (it is for the better good)

    1. Thank you for your kind words as always. You have certainly been in my prayers. I am so glad to hear from you. You stay safe and careful as well. Love ๐Ÿ’• to you from North Carolina. Joni

  3. Wow, itโ€™s so nice for you to dedicate this sweet and lovely post to your WordPress family.

    Itโ€™s so nice and I really love the words to put, ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿฅฐthanks so much Joni. Iโ€™m expecting more ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ˜

    1. Hello my friend Vincent, please know that I would never intentionally ignore even one comment from anyone. That is not my style and I feel like I love each and every one of my followers. I feel blessed to know you and every one else that I read and talk to. I have tried to explain what has been happening below. You are one of thirty-seven people who never got a response to a very kind comment. Sending you love my friend and to your sweet family. Joni

      My apologies, I didnโ€™t see this comment until just now. I chatted with an accommodating person on WordPress for about an hour to understand how I could be missing comments.

      I found out today that WordPress limits the number of notifications you can have (a relatively small amount thatโ€™s not configurable). If I donโ€™t respond to comments quickly (which includes new posts on every site I follow), it is likely to drop off. This means I wonโ€™t see a comment at all, as I have reached my limit, and the comment drops off.

      I should be able to bypass this limitation by checking the comment section of my WordPress account on the computer many times a day. Please accept my apology, and I sincerely hope you have a blessed and fantastic day!

      1. ๐Ÿ˜…Joni

        Honestly, you donโ€™t need to apologize for anything. There wasnโ€™t an offense in the first place! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

        It happens to most of us. Even me.

        I send messages to some people, they reply me, but it ends up in my spam folder. And I donโ€™t see it till like days after.

        Itโ€™s perfectly okay Joni.
        The comment was just to show my appreciation. ๐Ÿค—

        I do hope WordPress fixes this issue. Itโ€™s starting to get out of hands.

        Itโ€™s alright Joni! ๐Ÿค—Itโ€™s not your fault. Itโ€™s not your fault at all. Itโ€™s WordPress.

        How are you doing ๐Ÿ˜ƒ? Howโ€™s the weather at your side?

        I will have a blessed and fantastic day. Thanks so much ๐Ÿ˜Š

      2. You are such a sweetheart Vincent. Thank you for being so supportive and understanding I really appreciate it. I am sorry this has happened to you as well. I tried to explain what I learned with my WordPress chat for almost an hour. The person was helpful but I found it upsetting that comments were just being dropped. This may found silly to some people but I love my on-line family and I pray for everyone and I would never want to ignore anyone. Thanks again. Love to you and your family my dear friend. โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’•Joni

    1. Thank you my dear friend. These are strange times but I believe we must hold onto our faith. I certainly hope you are well. I am praying for all my friends on WordPress and Twitter. Love, blessings and best wishes to you Sidharth. Hugs ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ

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