Hummingbirds

my heart is cursed
love is a windowless home
where emotions bleed
alone I cry stale tears
my well is soon to be empty
rejected is my outstretch hand
my path floods the street
with blood that flows
into an endless river of pain
crossing the red bridge
my heart dares to dream
a feather floats by
hummingbirds hover around me
messengers who bid me well
disappearing on the other side
my dream of love
drowns me in my sleep

Written by Joni Caggiano 5/5/2020

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA – Picture by Joni taken in Magnolia Gardens

17 thoughts on “Hummingbirds

  1. Very powerful poem honeybun. The sorrow jumps from one line to another. Sometimes it is powerful

    ” emotions bleed
    alone I cry stale tears”

    sometimes it is mixed with a gleam of hope

    “crossing the red bridge
    my heart dares to dream”

    and,
    at the end, sleep becomes the abolition of pain.
    “my dream of love
    drowns me in my sleep”

    Superb construction! And of course the hummingbirds: the healers and the bringers of love in many cultures.

    Gorgeous. May you be blessed forever Joni. Your talent is unbelievable. Have a wonderful evening sweetheart. Actually it is very late and you may be asleep. Have a blessed and joyful day tomorrow.
    xoxoxo
    G.

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    1. You are so sweet to take the time to write such a beautiful response to my poem so late. I appreciate it so much dearest Button. Your comments are so kind and helpful, I learn from them. I have worked all day on the “other poem.” I will have everything done tomorrow. I truly hope you get your vacation soon. You work so hard. You are being so kind to me. Sleep well my dearest friend. Love you Honeybun.

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      1. My pleasure honeybun. Actually, it is not that late. “Your comments are so kind and helpful, I learn from them.” Oh, that’s so kind of you to say. Honeybun there is nothing you can learn from me. Your talent guides you beautifully. I can’t wait to read “the other poem.” ๐Ÿ™‚
        I will get a vacation soon. Don’t worry about me. I’ll be fine.
        Sending you my love. The night breeze will bring it to you.
        G.

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      2. Thank you beautiful Button for your gracious words. You are such a precious soul. I am grateful for your love. So glad to hear you will be on vacation soon. It will be a much deserved rest. Have a spectacular day, be blessed and stay safe.
        Love honeybun ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ˜˜โค๏ธ

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      3. My pleasure Joni. I am grateful for your love and kindness too.
        “So glad to hear you will be on vacation soon. It will be a much deserved rest.” I hope to Joni. I hope to be able to leave June 1. I will write to you soon.
        Have a blessed evening honeybun
        xoxoxo

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  2. I agree with Gabriela. The construction and form of this is lovely. One line leads into the next sustaining and growing the emotions held within. It is hard not to be pulled into the verse. Powerful and painful, a rare and beautiful combination. Well written!

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    1. Oh thank you Brad for your kind words. I appreciate them and I am so glad you liked It. I always appreciate your comments and that you read my work. Love to you my friend. Please be blessed. Joni ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ’•โค๏ธ

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    1. Amen so true. I am so grateful that I am a very blessed individual. I have been through tough times but praise God that was a very long time ago. Thank you for reading and commenting it means a lot to me. May you have a blessed evening. Love ๐Ÿ’• Joni

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