A Day Adrift

Gentle winds weep as gusts carry toilsome burdens swiftly along
Mermaids, fairies, and whales join in this hauntingly woeful song
Old legs holding up sorrowful eyes cry blood upon the empty street
Rusted iron table, only one chair left where her friends would meet
Heavy skies release a burden and clouds bring forth a dense rain
Covering porch swings, hobby horses, toy cars cleansing vast pain
Rain smells of jasmine, lavender, honeysuckle, and the huge pine
Washing heavy yellow pollen off surfaces to assure seedlings in time
Tenderly sparrows are driven to face the world alone from their nest
The elderly lady brings tea to her old table praying softly for a guest

Written by Joni Caggiano on 03/21/20

E-520 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA – Photograph by Joni

41 thoughts on “A Day Adrift

  1. It was such a pleasure to read this beautiful piece… the way that our pain can be healed within nature
    โ€œGentle winds weep as gusts carry toilsome burdens swiftly alongโ€.

    Beautiful photograph too.

    I read your blog intro, and found it incredibly inspiring. Happy to read your words ๐Ÿ’œ

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      1. Great! And now I’ll tell you that my legal name is “Leslie”…so many aliases/pen names ๐Ÿ™‚ Crazy, huh? ๐Ÿ™‚ I also looked up the church you mentioned–is that your home church?

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  2. You have a beautiful mind and a giving kind heart and when you write these qualities come forth…beautiful thoughts, expressed so perfectly. Loved it Joni. Take good care and stay home, alert and aware until this is all through. With faith and with the help of our God we will come through this…Love and well wishes of health and peace from Spain,

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    1. Dear Francisco thank you so much for your kind words. I am so very glad you loved it. Please also take the best of care yourself. Our God is a Mighty God and we can pray for each other. I am sure you are already doing this. Peace, love and prayers for good health coming from NC. Love ๐Ÿ’• Joni

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  3. Joni, this is absolutely gorgeous. It’s scented. It’s humid. It penetrates the senses and it touches the soul. It mesmerizes the reader. What a magnificent piece.
    Honeybun you are blessed by God with an unbelievable talent. Make the best of it.

    “Tenderly sparrows are driven to face the world alone from their nest
    The elderly lady brings tea to her old table praying softly for a guest”

    What an imagery. Breathtaking.
    Safe safe honeybun, Plenty of love to you.

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    1. Thank you so much beautiful Button. I am so grateful you liked it. Your words truly do humble me. Thank you for always reading. I listen to John Williams and Lisa Gerard to do a lot of my writing.

      Music transports me to another place. I close my eyes and the words flow.

      Yet when I force something that doesnโ€™t want to be written (something I have been working on for days) just canโ€™t be pushed.

      So glad to hear from you I was actually worried about you. I hope you are well continuing to pray for you. Please take care of yourself. So nice to have God with us. Love you Button.

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      1. Such a heart wrapped in love and sensitivities that only Angels feel its heavy beating as a hummingbirds heart races with its metabolism to survive. Wings of a tender soul reaching out to embrace the world with love and the sweet gift of words of honey. Thank you sweet Button. I am fine. Our hearts have connected through our poetry. Please take care of yourself. Love you beautiful Button. My sweet love takes very good care of me as I do him. ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ I hope you call someone if you feel badly donโ€™t isolate if you get ill. Though I feel you will be fine. Sleep well Button.

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    2. Dear Joni (honeybun) and Gabriela M (Button),

      Yes, I would like to concur with the gist of the Gabriela’s comment. You are indeed an astute observer and perceptive poet, Joni. ๐Ÿ™‚ In particular, I really appreciate the sentiment and your observations of various happenings in Nature. Well done!

      There are a couple of things in your rhyming poem about which I have noticed:

      (1) The poem comprises one ten-line stanza rather than five two-line stanzas.

      (2) The partial(ly adrift) rhyming of the words “pine” and “time”.

      In any case, the photo of the beautiful garden is lovely. I wonder whose garden it is.

      Like you, I also like the inspiring music of John Williams and the voice of Lisa Gerard.

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      1. The garden was in Manteo, NC. The Elizabethan Gardens, which are beautiful. I am so glad you liked it. Also thank you for your kind comments regarding my observations of nature. I believe my gift comes from God. I write what is on my heart. I suspect you may enjoy Hans Zimmerโ€™s music as well. Have a blessed evening. Love ๐Ÿ’• Joni

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