Las Montañas De Ella

Frozen tears surround her as she slips
Dirt sets up home on a wounded knee
Her tongue loose from drink, she trips
Lost in the dark, she longs for the sea

Broken wineglass, slivers marked in red
She sees in circles, memories to be born
Hearts pilfered, tiptoe among the dead
Female shadows, broken as they mourn

Faces like the pattern on her dress, faded
Tired, she climbs on God’s mountain range
Sorrow never sleeps for those loners jaded
Dreams of beauty are her hallowed change

Colors smeared on dated sheets with cost
Youth like ribbons on playful dresses bore
Her love stolen, hence she wore the loss
Like the mountains ache to see the shore

by Joni Caggiano written on 05/15/20

Guest Photographer Piera Jill – Shot with a Canon SX-730 – Clingmans Dome in Tennessee

31 thoughts on “Las Montañas De Ella

  1. Honeybun, sorry for being late here. This is an unbelievable piece.

    “Her tongue loose from drink, she trips
    Lost in the dark, she longs for the sea”

    WOW! I had to stop here and take a deep breath. Seriously, Joni, you get to the soul of the reader.

    “Colors smeared on dated sheets with cost
    Youth like ribbons on playful dresses bore
    Her love stolen, hence she wore the loss
    Like the mountains ache to see the shore”

    When I read that I choked. This piece is so full of pain and longing. It comes from the past and it lives in the present. You are a terrific writer. Please don’t ever doubt yourself.
    You brought me to my knees.
    Excellent.
    Sending you plenty of love
    G(button)

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    1. Oh precious Button, thank you so much I am so truly touched and humbled by your words. You are so right about the pain. You understand my poetry which is such a compliment to me. You see, feel and comprehend my words and I am so touched by this. You are a marvelous mentor for me beautiful Button. I have learned so much from you. I feel like I have been blessed like one of your students. Thank you for everything you have done to encourage, motivate and show your belief in me. There is a lot of learning that I have gleaned from reading “Passions”. Your book has been a joy for me, just as I knew it would. Thank you and bless you for your kind heart. Much love and gratitude coming from NC to you. Honeybun 🌺😘❤️🥰

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      1. My dearest Joni, I feel blessed to have you as a friend. I do understand pain. I also understand that we can overcame it by seeking light every day; by writing about; by honoring friendship and by helping others.
        You are so sweet Joni, but I don’t think I taught you too much. You are talented. You are determined. You are an incredible writer. You are a highly intelligent woman.
        Thank you for your kind words and for your help with my book. You have been so good to me. I will always remember your goodness.
        Have a blessed Sunday honeybun.
        G (Button)

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      2. Thank you Button. I appreciate your comment and agree with what you said about pain. I try to give back in my own way and pray it makes a difference. I am just now seeing this comment and several others that should have been under new comments in my reader. Sorry about this, this has happened before. I appreciate your reading and commenting always. It does mean a lot to me. We did have a beautiful Sabbath Button and I hope you are doing the same. Hugs and love 💕 honeybun 🌺❤️🌸😘

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    1. Thank you Sidharth so much for your kind comment. It is always so wonderful to hear from you. I am sorry for the late response. I had a bunch of comments that did not show up in my reader until just an hour ago. Sometimes I get frustrated with WordPress but overall I am extremely happy with their service. Hope things are better there and you are safe and able to get out more. Love and hugs to you my friend. Joni 🌺🌸❤️😘

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    1. Thank you so much Francisco. I am so pleased that you found it beautiful. As always I appreciate your kind words, they mean so much. I hope you are having a truly blessed Sabbath and staying safe my friend. With much love 💕 Joni. 🌺🌸😘

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    1. Thank you so much for your kindness. I am so grateful that you liked it and hopefully as with me that pain is gone or healing. I am again humbled by your words. I appreciate your thoughtfulness. Love, hugs and a cup of strong roast coming your way from NC. 🌸😘🥰 Joni

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  2. Sorrow never sleeps, that hit me in a big way. Your poems are so good for the soul, it’s nourishing! Thank you for always sharing your beautiful talent my wonderful friend. I love you

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    1. Thank you dear friend. Hope your having good days especially now that your sweetie is back. I appreciate your always reading, commenting and your encouraging me throughout my writing projects. I love you sweet friend. You are so dear to me. Love 💕 Joni

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    1. It is sad my friend. As a poet we draw from all of our experiences our hopes, dreams and just plain life. I think sadness is an unfortunate part of life at times but hopefully we learn from the hard times. Thank you so much for reading and commenting. Have a blessed day. Love 💕 Joni

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  3. “Lost in the dark, she longs for the sea” Lovely, lovely thought, beautiful verse in a beautiful poem…Joni, you write from the heart but with a tremendous artistic filter that makes your poetry so fascinating. I loved every line, every word, precisely placed…Love and peace from Spain my friend, stay well, stay safe,
    All the best,
    Francisco

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    1. Dearest Francisco your sweet words bring me joy. I am very grateful you read my work and that it speaks to you. It is an extension of who I am and my thoughts in words so it is truly humbling to read this. Thank you so much. What a sweet gift. I send you love and prayers for all good things for you and your loved ones. So from a glorious morning here in the south where a cardinal sits in the tree outside the window and God’s love surrounds me I blow lovely thoughts your way. Hugs my dear friend. Love 💕 Joni

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      1. Thank you so much Joni! That is such a lovely image of the cardinal on the tree outside your window…beautiful words, beautiful thoughts. My love and prayers are with you too my dear friend, you and your husband. All the best and may you enjoy this lovely southern day!
        Francisco 🙂

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