Forgotten Fairies and Butterflies

I wait for sleep to drift like a cloud with smiles into my room
my eyelids, like muted shutters, as I cover them with sheets
silence is a dragging chain that rocks the chair nearby
silkworms are moving in their cocoon in a Country far away
yearning for an answer, to a question, I seek GOD as I pray

butterflies and forgotten tooth fairies come to sing
wind rustles leaves and sends fragrances through red bricks
my mother’s hand once rubbed my forehead when I was five
a ballerina stands in mid-air turning to the sound of time
grateful as I awaken to the song of the Blue Jay and sunshine

Poem written by Joni Caggiano on 06/15/20 – Photo by my Honey Bee

49 thoughts on “Forgotten Fairies and Butterflies

    1. Thank you my friend. I appreciate your kind words. I am delighted you liked it Tim. I am glad you like the photo too. Hope you two are having a blessed week so far. Love and hugs to you both. 🌸🌺❤️💕

  1. This line especially touches my heart, “my mother’s hand once rubbed my forehead when I was five” 💖 love and hugs to you, my friend. 🙏🌷🌼🌺

    1. Oh thank you Judy my sweet friend. Thank you for your kind words and I understand why you like that line. Love and hugs to you my friend. Have a blessed evening. 🌸🌺❤️🙏

    1. Oh, thank you so much. I am so glad you liked it my friend. It is about those strange dreams we have especially as children. I wish I still dreamed of flying as I could up until I was a very young woman and then no more. Love to you and yours and thank you for your sweet comment. Blessings to you. 🌺🌸❤️Joni

      1. Me too I used to be able to fly away in dreams to escape someone… its such an important thing to be able to use imagination and creativity in this way… Big hug, lovely Joni…

      2. Hugs to you my dear friend. Yes it is. When I was growing up writing was a big escape for me. God bless you my friend. Love, hugs and blessings to you. 🌸🌺🤗Joni

    1. Oh thank you so much my friend and I agree. I love the name China how beautiful. Hope the puppy is settling in, what a precious face. Have an awesome day my new friend. Love and hugs to you and your family. 🌺🌸❤️ Joni

    1. Oh thank you so much for the gracious reblog. That is very kind of you. I am so glad you liked my poem. I hope you and yours have an amazing day. Hugs 🤗 Joni

    1. Oh thank you Stuart I am grateful you enjoyed the poem. I was definitely thinking about childhood dreams when I wrote it. Delighted you liked the picture. My husband took this in our bee and butterfly garden with his iPhone and I cropped it at an intersection. I will let him know you liked it. Thank you Stuart. Love to you and yours. Joni

    1. Thank you Francisco. I am so glad you liked it my friend. We are getting a lot of rain and the weather is cooling off now. It is a nice break from the heat. Sending love and blessings to you and your sweetie. ❤️💕🤗 Joni

  2. Ah! I loved the poem. Some really great lines here.
    “Silence is a dragging chain that rocks the chair nearby.”
    “A ballerina stands in mid-air turning to the sound of time.”

    Wow Joni! Absolutely splendid. Stay blessed❤
    Love and hugs

    1. I am so delighted you enjoyed it Ishita. You know how crazy ones dreams can be. So glad you enjoyed those lines. I hope you are having an amazing week so far my friend. Sending love, hugs and blessings to you and yours. 🌸🌺🤗🙏 Joni

      1. Yes, true. Dreams can be pretty crazy!
        Thank you so much for the sweet wishes my friend, but it has been a shocking week so far. A young and very successful Bollywood actor committed suicide on Sunday. The entire nation is shook. It is hard to come to terms with this heartbreaking news. He was such a talented actor, and an intellectual person. We lost a true gem.
        Thank you so much for your love and blessings. My week will be better now, I’m sure. ❤


      2. I am sorry. It is always upsetting when someone young dies. I did some searching and found a very handsome young man, Sushant Singh Rajput had died. I am assuming this is the young actor you are referring too. I am sorry. I don’t watch the news it depresses me too much. I check the CDC reports but not much else. Yes, it is tragic when anyone young dies. We just don’t know why and I understand how I get attached to actors I love to watch. I hope you have a better week my friend and I am sorry for your sorrow. When someone takes their own life it is particularly hard. There is no time to grieve and it is devastating to the family. I lost both of my parents to suicide before I was thirty. So I do understand how shocking this can be. You should do something especially wonderful for yourself. Treat yourself to something you love and honor him that way. Love and many hugs my friend, feel better. I am sending virtual hugs, and lots of flowers your way sweet Ishita. 🌸🌺💐🌸🤗🤗 Joni

      3. Yes, I was talking about Sushant Singh Rajput. It is tragic indeed. Thank you so much for your kind words and wishes Joni. They mean so much to me. “I lost both….” Dear Joni, it must have been so hard. And shocking. Thank you once again for your really kind words. I’ll definitely do something to make me feel better. Thank you for your love, hugs and beautiful flowers. Sending some your way too❤❤❤

      4. Thank you Ishita, yes please do something wonderful to celebrate your wonderful life today. I certainly am blessed by you. Sending lots of happy thoughts your way. Love 💕 Joni

  3. Joni, I could drift into the most comforting sleep if my dreams contained words like yours. This is so beautiful, and so vividly described. Sending love and hugs dear friend 💕💕

    1. Thank you sweet friend. These are such kind words and mean so much to me. I appreciate your reading my work so much. Have a blessed evening. Sending love and hugs ❤️💕🤗Joni

  4. “And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice” (1 Kings 19: 11-12). <3

    1. Oh Anna, this is such a beautiful verse from the bible. I am deeply touched that my poem reminded you of such an amazing verse in Our Lords Great Word. Thank you for sharing this verse. I truly appreciate your kindness and support. Have a blessed Sabbath. We are just about to listen to our on-line service together. I feel like we all need the Word so much during this times of such tribulation. God Bless You and your loved ones my friend. xoxoxo

  5. wonderful poem! such a heartwarming story, beautifully written. i truly enjoyed this post, thank you so much for sharing🤍

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words.

      “wonderful poem! such a heartwarming story, beautifully written.”

      I appreciate your reading and commenting so much.

      Sending love to you and your family. ❤️💕Joni

  6. Such a vibrant picture, & so soothing. I just love reading all the love & support on your blog, it makes my soul happy. Love you much dear friend

    1. Oh thank you my dearest friend. You are so appreciated and I am so glad to know you are safe at home. I love you dearest Janette. ❤️💕🤗
      Sending you lots of fairies 🧚‍♀️ to sing songs along side your many visiting hummingbirds. ❤️💕Joni

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