Disentangling my body as my spirit flows without restraint
through the dreams of the elusive creatures of the blessed forest.
My skin touches tiny petals of love that float freely
as cottonwood trees have turned the forest into a winter’s land.
As their fleecy white seeds blow into my dreamland with a subtle gust
reminiscent of the exquisite white feather of the Albino Cardinal,
turning sultry air cooler, and into melodies of the water lilies.
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Beautifully evocative, Joni.
Thank you so much Stuart. I am grateful you like it. I am so grateful to be published at Vita Brevis Press. There magazine is so beautifully done. Thank you again Stuart for your kind support. It is truly appreciated. Love to you and your wife. Joni
The magazine looks very good. Love the way they use classic pieces of art to illustrate the poems. Very efective.
I agree, I love the art work the editor picks, he has quite the eye. I have lots of favorite artist and love exploring new ones. My house is full of Waterhouse prints. I was stopped in my tracts the first time I saw one of his prints. Plus the first thing my husband ever bought me was when we were dating and he bought me a beautifully framed print of “The Lady of Shalott.” John William Waterhouse was amazing in his beautiful detail. Thank you Stuart. Love Joni
My dearest Joni, this piece touched my heart. Your descriptions painted the most beautiful picture of nature. Your sublime metaphors took my breath away. I cannot find enough words to describe how much I loved this poem. Sending you lots of love and blessings. Ishita💕
Oh Ishita thank you so much for your kind words. “I cannot find enough words to describe how much I love this poem.” What a gracious thing to say. Thank you for the love and blessings sending many right back. Love 💕 Joni
It is absolutely my pleasure Joni.
I love it. I can relate to the cottonwoods snowing and turning everything white.
Thank you so much Tim. I appreciate you kind words. When we lived in Washington State on the desert side the cotton woods were everywhere and it literally did look like it was snowing when they were in bloom. It was so beautiful but I was allergic to them like a lot of folks. Hope you are having an amazing day my friend. Love and hugs to you and yours, Joni
Very nice, and great for you.
Thank you so much. I feel honored to be published here. I appreciate your kind words. Love 💕 and hugs Joni
You are very graciously welcome so much. Love and hugs to YOU!!!
Have an amazing week my friend. Love 💕 Joni
Wonderfully beautiful poetry.
Thank you so much my new friend. I appreciate your kind comments so much. Hope you are having an amazing day. Sending love and hugs, Joni
Thanks Joni! Blessings!
Congratulations, Jonikins! Well deserved recognition of your talents and art.
Thank you my friend. I appreciate your words a bunch. I have been trying to thank of a fun nick name for you as well. Love and hugs Jonikins. Hope you are having an amazing day. Sending you love from NC.
Nice one, J9ni.
Thank you I am so glad you liked it. I appreciate your kind support. Have an amazing week. Love 💕 Joni
You’re welcome. ❤
Wow!!! This is so…. lush. I want to walk into these words, and feel the breath of the forest. Simply wonderful Joni, I especially loved your opening lines. ❤️😘
Dear Rachel I found your sweet comment it was in the archives, I have never had a comment turn red before, I am just delighted I found it. Thank you for reading, your kind support and your sweet words. They are appreciated. Have a splendid day my sweet friend. Love coming from NC, Joni
Joni this is beautiful and it was a beautiful experience to read it and the photograph is gorgeous! Thank you for that breath of fresh air and for such a lovely site.
Take good care, hope you are well and enjoy the day!
Greetings from Spain,
Thank you dear Francisco. Your kind words always mean so much to me. Thank you for the kind compliment about the photo as well. I am going to try and take a class as soon as colleges open up again and see if I can improve upon my photography. I am inspired by your talent and other photographers. Sending thoughts of love, hugs and blessings to you and your sweet wife. Joni 🌸🌺❤️💕
You’re a wonderful photographer Joni, and thank you 🙏🌹🙂
I really appreciate that my dear friend, honestly. Thank you very much for your sweet words. Your new paintings are magnificent. Love 💕 and hugs Joni
Much love and hugs to you too!
You too. ❤️💕😘 love Joni
I love all the compliments on your photography! I agree. Such an eye for a moment in time.
Thank you dear Janette. I appreciate your kind words. I am glad you liked the photograph. You are a wonderful photographer yourself my friend. Hugs and love coming your way from NC. ❤️💕😘 Joni
I absolutely love this one!! 💕💕 And what a beautiful pond.. did you go on vacation in Hawaii?
I did a few years back my daughter took me as a treat. She is a very generous daughter, a blessing to me. It is so beautiful there. Thanks for asking Debby and have a fabulous weekend my friend. Love 💕 Joni
Here comes the weekend again!! Time to make your day according to your desire 🙂 Have a crazy and joyful weekend!! 😉
Congratulations Honeyun. The poem abounds in gorgeous metaphors flowing like a springs into the river of poetry. Gorgeous piece. Bravo.
I hope your Sunday is as beautiful as your words.
Thank you sweet Button. We are having a great Sabbath. Thank you so much for your gracious words. “The poem abounds in gorgeous metaphors flowing like a stream into the river of poetry.” Thank you Button. Love to you always, ❤️💕honeybun
I am great you guys had a wonderful day, And the day is not over yet. Beautiful poetry. Really beautiful. Congratulations again, honeybun,
Thank you so much Button. I am so glad you liked it. Your kind words touch my heart. ❤️ I am sending you lots of love and many hugs. I do hope you get some rest. I have a few books by an author named Sark, she writes for adults but in a fun childlike manner. She has a book about taking naps it is delightful and I think more women should take naps. She talks about ways to enjoy them. I have already mastered that skill. I need my rest and I make sure I get it. Love you, honeybun xoxo
That’s wonderful Joni. You made me curious. You are a gem. I will look into it, honey bun.
I am so glad dearest Button. Sleep well dear friend. Hugs honeybun 🤗🤗
Though this can be read as a love poem, it is, also, how we at times experience God’s love through Nature. The scenes you evoke are so lyrical, Joni. <3
Thank you again dear Anna for your sweet words and kindness. Yes, you are absolutely right.
Love you Anna. 💕❤️Joni