She stood bent, beyond positions of declaration, but without breaking. The Mayten tree stands triumphantly close to the violet-blue of the sea. Woven, her green hair, like olive showers, lay upon mossy meadows. Dotted like white islet cloth, are the small villas that cover her hills, like a blanket, placed in the fresh scent of the sun. Catalonia calls to the ocean’s visitors in the valley. Like the agile weaver moves her long, delicate fingers, gently upon the loom, much like the legs of the heron. Where the fragrance of the Bougainvillea, with her petite florets, do not feel misplaced and welcome the visits of the lonely. Thousands of honeysuckle drifting within the air, passing to those who yearn for an embrace. Jade foliage weeps alongside the widower. As he bends beside her, his knees touch God’s earth, and he prays for La Madre de Las Desamparadas. His tears wiped, and his prayers lifted on the soft white wings of the Archangel Ariel.
Written by Joni Caggiano on June 12, 2020
28 thoughts on “Bougainvillea”
Reblogged this on John Cowgill's Literature Site.
Thank you my dear friend. I so appreciate your kind support and the reblog is very generous. Have an amazing weekend. Sending love and hugs from NC. 🌸🌺🤗❤️
🌸🌺🤗❤️You are very welcome. Love and hugs to you. 🌸🌺🤗❤️
What a lovely tribute to the Bougainvillea.
Thank you my friend. Hope you and your sweetheart are having a gorgeous evening in your beautiful part of the world. Love 💕 Joni
“Dotted like white islet cloth, are the small villas that cover her hills, like a blanket, placed in the fresh scent of the sun.”
Absolutely gorgeous dear Joni! This entire piece was fabulous. I loved the sublime imagery. Wow!
Stay blessed. Sending love and hugs❤❤
Oh thank you so kindly my friend. Your words are so gracious. I am delighted that you liked it. Stay blessed as well. Sending love and hugs right back at you sweet Ishita. 🤗❤️💕Joni
It is absolutely my pleasure😊❤
Lots of love
My goodness, this is beautiful. Nature, the mother of every need and desire. I love the imagery you use.
“Catalonia calls to the ocean’s visitors in the valley. Like the agile weaver moves her long, delicate fingers, gently upon the loom.”
Just beautiful Joni ❤️💜
Oh thank you my dear friend. Francisco inspired me with his beautiful photographs of old churches. He also mentioned the Bougainvillea which I had never heard of as well. Spain is the only European Country we have ever spent time in as well. I fell in love with the people, the Mediterranean and I could have eaten ten pastries a day. I am so glad you liked it Rachel, compliments from you are always humbling. Enjoy you day and I am sending you love and hugs. 🤗🤗🌸😘 Joni
Beautiful beyond compare! Lovely words of the heart Joni… I love bougainvilleas…
You are a sweetheart. I had never heard of the flower or the Desamparadas until you my friend. This is the wonderful influence your work had on me. Thank you so much dear friend. You and your wife have a blessed Sabbath and thank you again from the bottom of my heart. Hugs coming to you both from NC. Love 💕 Joni
Thank you so much Joni, we both loved the poem, my wife also loved bougainvillea s! Lots of love to you both from us here on the Mediterranean!
Thank you my friends. I am so glad you both liked it. That means a lot to me. You both be blessed and have an amazing weekend. Love from us!! 🌺🌸
You too, both of you! All the best!
Wow, thank you my kind friend. How sweet of you Francisco to but my blog on your site. It is obvious who the influence for the poem was I am sure. Your beautiful photographs of churches, especially the Desamparadas reference. Also the beautiful flowering trees you told me about, the Bougainvillea. Thank you for this genuinely gracious reblog my friend. Love to you and your wife. Hugs too. Joni ❤️💕
Beautifully written, Jonikins! Vibrant, vivid, and wonderfully descriptive. I felt like I was standing there looking out over the scene. Great writing! ❤🌹💕❤
I am so glad you liked it my friend. Thank you for your kind words. I always appreciate your support and thoughtfulness. Have a blessed day. Love and hugs from NC from Jonikins 🌺🌸❤️
I love Bougainvillea too, I used to live in a place where I had access to a balcony from my bedroom and there was a bougainvillea tree there. I felt so pampered to see them. Your poem is gorgeous, as always, Joni💖🤗
Thank you sweet Judy. Balconies are so beautiful with flowers and trees. I find a lot of joy in nature. I appreciate your very generous words my friend. It is true trees and flowers make me feel pampered as well. I had never heard of this tree before an artist, musician, writer and photographer that I follow Francisco Bravo Cabrera, told me about the flowers. I hope you have a great day my friend. Love and hugs Joni 🌸🌺❤️
Beautiful Joni! ☀️
Thank you so much my friend. I am really glad you liked it. Have a blessed evening Dawn. Love ya ❤️💕 Joni
Have a blessed evening too Joni! Love you! 🌸💕