The Marriage Seed

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(reading time 1 minute 9 seconds)

Closing my eyes, I hear the feverish pitch of your heart while my skin senses the earth, which discriminatingly recites her poetry in unison with the sun.  My fingertips feel the pressure of garden seeds pushing dark, damp soil as roots grow downward.  Your smell penetrates my nostrils, leaving a trail of nutty aromas.  Routine is the knocking sound of the Red-bellied woodpecker, as he seeks beetle larvae underneath the willow oaks, old, dry skin.

Tapping your strong leg underneath my weight, I feel your rhythm giving birth to our dance. Your hand strokes my hair, giving way to a frail path of magnolia oil.  Nearby, I hear the trill of the Blue Jay as my lips part, wetting them with my tongue, as I wait.
Expectations of your smooth mouth on mine send quivers through me, and past the soft, velvety moss below.  Our sounds are vibrations to the underbelly of the planet.

Sunbeams caress my skin, as its heat nibbles at my fragile shell, causing blood vessels to swell.  You are the earthly string that binds my heart and flesh.  Grounded by your ferocity and overwhelming love, my small pores release their song in quarter notes. You play my strings with the gentleness of a hummingbird feeding her newborn in the nest nearby.  Faint is the whisper of the breeze cooling the sweat, which rolls smoothly between my breasts.

Safe like a babe engulfed in her motherโ€™s womb, I sense our singleness with the earth.  We are one body yoked equally in Your Eyes, My Lord.  Our heartbeats become one, and my tear ducts release to shed drops of thankfulness.  Rooted in our love, we are the marriage seed growing and blooming in Your earth.

Written by Joni Caggiano on 07/02/20

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48 thoughts on “The Marriage Seed

    1. Thank you John for your friendship and support it means so much to me. I hope you are being careful my kind friend. Please be safe. Sending love and hugs. โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿค— Joni

      1. ๐Ÿ’•โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿค—

    1. Thank you so very much my friend. Marriage is such a blessing from God when you are equally yoked and both share faith in Our Father and His Son. I feel so grateful for so many blessings from God but my marriage to my best friend is a true gift. I sure hope you and all your family are doing well my friend and that you are in a peaceful place. Sending love, hugs and blessings to you. โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿค— Joni

    1. Thank you my friend. I wish I could take credit for those photos. It doesnโ€™t always give the names of the photographers on the free pics with WordPress. They are so sweet arenโ€™t they. It was nice to have time today to spend sometime with you and your land and amazing photography and music my friend. Love to you and Your wife. โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’•Joni

  1. Marriage is a special gift from God especially if you have been gifted with a good partner. Your words fill the imagination so well intertwining it with the bonds of Mother Earth.

    1. Oh thank you dear friend, what a very kind and introspective look at the meaning. You certainly got the poem. Ephesians Chapter Five verses 22 and to the end of the chapter talks about how we should love each other as Christ loved the church. It is a great meaning about a couple married in faith. Thank you for reading and always commenting. My marriage to my best friend is such a blessing in my life. Thank you, seriously for your thoughtful words they really mean a lot. Hope you and all your loved ones are well and that you have a safe 4th. Love and hugs ๐Ÿค— Joni

  2. Joni, sweetheart, I don’t have words. No language has enough words to describe the beauty, the surrealism, the mesmerism, the MAGIC you have weaved. This piece is beyond superb, beyond beautiful. It touched my heart, my emotions. Oh my! Just wonderful Joniโค๐ŸŒน
    Have a blessed and wonderful weekend with your family๐Ÿ’•โค๐Ÿ˜˜
    Sending you love and huge hugs๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’

    1. Oh thank you so much for your gracious and kind words Ishita.

      โ€œNo language has enough words to describe the beauty, surrealism, the MAGIC you have weaved.โ€

      Thank you from the bottom of my heart for these words. I am humbled and touched by your words Ishita.

      You have an amazing weekend too my friend with your family. Sending you hugs, love and blessings as well. Thank you for visiting and commenting it means so much. Big hugs sweetie. Joni ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’–

    1. Thank you my friend. I am very blessed you are certainly right of course. I work very hard never to take these blessings for granted. Thank you for your kind message. I hope you and your loved ones have a blessed weekend my friend. Love ๐Ÿ’• Joni

      1. It’s good to treasure such blessings. Welcome. Thanks and sending love ๐Ÿ’• back to you and yours.

  3. Honeybun, what a beautiful piece of poetic prose. Infused with your talent and perfumed with your beautiful words. I like the flow. I am in love with the imagery. What a pleasure to read such a piece. You are so talented Joni. Bravo.
    Sending you plenty of love and again Happy 4th!
    G (Button)

    1. Thank you sweet Button. โ€œPerfumed with your beautiful wordsโ€.

      I am so glad you enjoyed it my dear friend. Thank you for your sweet words they mean so much. Hope you have a great evening Button. Love and hugs always, yours honeybun

  4. Joni, this piece is so wonderful. The sense of connectedness – of earth, mind, body, spirit, nature, is transcendental. Reading it is a spiritual experience.

    โ€œYou are the earthly string that binds my heart and flesh. Grounded by your ferocity and overwhelming love, my small pores release their song in quarter notes. You play my strings with the gentleness of a hummingbird feeding her newborn in the nest nearby.โ€

    I know that is a long passage to quote but I love every sentence of it. There is such unity and harmony and togetherness. Ferocity and tenderness.

    The strength of your spirit and magnificence was a writer, glows in this piece.

    Sending you a big hug dear Joni, love, rachel ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿงกโค๏ธ

    1. How nice to wake up this morning to your kind words Rachel. Thank you so much for all your support and gracious words. They mean so much to me. I am grateful that you read my work.

      Sending you hugs, and love too dear Rachel. It is always a blessing to read your work as well my friend.

      It is strange to imagine you having your winter when we are having 90 degree weather. We are so far away from one another yet when I read your work I donโ€™t feel that way at all. I feel connected.

      Have a truly blessed week my friend. Love ๐Ÿ’• and hugs and wishes for happiness to bless you always. โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’•Joni

      1. Lovely Joni, sometimes a million miles doesnโ€™t feel like a million miles at all. This is one of those times.

        Love and happiness and blessings to you too. I feel such warmth in your presence โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

  5. Joni, poetry is the reflection of your inner heart. This beautiful poem reflects your beautiful marriage. God bless you with many more years of happiness.

    1. Oh thank you my friend. I am very blessed and I donโ€™t take my marriage for granted. Thank you for your kindness. Love, hugs and blessings to you and your loved ones. โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿค— Joni

    1. Wow, thank you my friend, you just made my day. How very kind of you. Thank you so much. I am thrilled you liked it. You are so busy I donโ€™t know how you have time to read my work and yet you do. Thank you. Sending hugs and love and some fab coffee. ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿฅ€๐ŸŒนJoni

      1. And you have made my day! All of your poems and shares are amazing, Joni! The Marriage Seed is a perfect bloom with todays coffee! To You, Sprouting HUGS!!๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ’—๐ŸŒบ

      2. Amen you certainly have that right my dear friend. We have to continue watering the love. ๐ŸŒน๐Ÿฅ€โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’• Thanks my friend. Love and blessings Joni

    1. Thank you again my friend. How kind. This means a lot. Hugs, love, and blessings coming your way. Love ya Joni โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŒท

    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment and the visit. I am glad you enjoyed it. Have a blessed day. Love ๐Ÿ’• to you and your loved ones. โค๏ธJoni

    1. Thank you dear friend. I am so glad you liked this one. We are both very blessed to have amazing partners. Love โค๏ธ and hugs ๐Ÿค— my friend. Joni๐Ÿ’•โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŒบ

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