Respite for Nature

Poem written by Joni Caggiano on 7/25/20 – Photo by Denny Franzkowiak – Pixabay


As seagulls glide, splitting the air into fragments, of memories, giving birth
Effortlessly, like angels fluff their feathers when flying above mother earth
Heartbeats heard in tiny hummingbirds, melodic with the song of the oak trees
Ripe fruit, beckons the fowl, in the light of the sun, as red daylilies bring bees
Anoles climbing vines, puffing their dewlaps trying to excite a female to mate
Stunning the luna moth hasn’t even a mouth, yet hides with his midnight date
Cicadas emerging after a seventeen-year slumber, chirping to spice the sultry air
While a spirited squirrel buries his food, near a landmark, with memory and care
Puss caterpillar covered with shaggy locks of brown hair, with his venomous sting
Children search for the veiled monarch and seek pictures of her forgotten wing
Tiny wrens singing passionately, swift trills with ten syllables, with a mate in mind
Tomato hornworms on thriving green plants with their dark eyes not easy to find
Respite for nature, animals gather sharing their harvest, for they exist calmly as one
God scans the healing earth, crying red tears, listening to prayers, with His Only Son

39 thoughts on “Respite for Nature

      1. You’re welcome! I see a lot of biblical references in your beautiful writing – the first two verses of Psalm 24 seem written for the picture you chose.

        May God bless us, and perhaps more importantly, our beautiful planet with healing! Have a beautiful weekend – Shabbat Shalom! ❤️🙏

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  1. This is magnificent!!!!! Stunning use of imagery🤩🤩 I’m in awe, Joni💞💞

    “Respite for nature, animals gather sharing their harvest, for they exist calmly as one
    God scans the healing earth, crying red tears, listening to prayers, with His Only Son”
    I can’t really choose just a few lines. The entire piece is soooooo beautiful!!! Really, the imagery took me to another land😍🌺🌺🌺🌺

    Sending lots of love and hugs❣❣
    Take care. Love💞Ishita

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    1. Oh Ishita you are such a darling to always write something so beautiful.

      You make me feel so good my dear friend.

      “Really the imagery took me to another land.”

      Thank you so much dear Ishita. Sending you lots of love, hugs, blessings. Thank you for your support and always commenting. Love you 🤗❤️💕💖 Joni

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  2. This is absolutely stunning, Joni. Captivating from beginning to end. My favorite line: “Effortlessly, like angels fluff their feathers when flying above Mother Earth” … that’s going to really stick with me. Gorgeous and meaningful writing. 💗

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    1. Thank you Katy for this very kind response.

      I am so delighted and grateful that you liked the piece. I appreciate your reading and commenting so much.

      Warm regards and love to you and your family. Love💕 Joni


      1. House is finally quiet. Grandchildren were here six days. Nice to be able to read and write. Dear Joni, your good words gave me reasons to write my new poetry. Have some fun and be safe.

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      2. Oh what a very sweet compliment my friend. That makes me smile and thank you for that, feeling a bit melancholy tonight. You lifted my spirits my friend. Thank you so much. Sending love and hugs Joni💕❤️🤗

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      1. ❤️💕🤗You are very graciously welcome oh lovely lady. You have the greatest evening of your life. Love you too. Have a great day tomorrow. Many hugs to you.❤️💕🤗


    1. I thank you Anna. I have spent time on your blog tonight and what you post is so relative to my life for many years. Your faith and approach is such a blessing for those of us who were abused in many ways as children. I applaud your helping others and what you did with the Poverty Center as an attorney. Bless you for what you do. We are survivors and warriors. Love 💕 to you Anna. Joni

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      1. You are a blessing wrapped in something much more precious then Gold, Anna. I am so grateful we met. I will be reading a lot more of your work as even now it is so uplifting for me to read. I have completely forgiven my parents and my other family abusers who had terrible upbringings themselves. I did a lot of hard painful work when I was young as I am sure you must have done as well. What your doing is such a blessing. I know you are helping young children, completely helpless as we were once. Love 💕 to you. I will be off line the rest of the day. So forgive me if I miss something. Hugs 🤗 Joni


    1. Thank you so much. I am delighted you liked it. I am grateful our world is breathing better and healing is taking place although I am praying for all those who are suffering. By the way you have the most beautiful name, it is like a poem itself. Have a wonderful week Monica. Love 💕 to you and yours Joni

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  3. Good morning my dearest honeybun (You will find this comment in the morning:) )
    Amazing piece. It vibrates with life and beauty. The imagery is lush. It mesmerizes the reader. It has a healing quality about it. Thank you for sharing it with everyone.
    May your week be blessed. May you be blessed.
    Love you
    G (Button)

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    1. Hello my dear friend. Thank you for your kind comments as always Button.

      “It vibrates with life and beauty. The imagery is lush.”

      There are so many amazing creatures in the world that people don’t know about. The Luna moth for example is rarely seen because it comes out at night and doesn’t have a mouth. It doesn’t live long. It’s only drive is to mate. They are so beautiful too.

      I am not feeling well today so I will probably not be on line except to answer comments. I will save your new poem (I saw you posted-I always get excited to see your work) till hopefully tomorrow. That will be a special treat.

      Have a blessed week my kind friend. Love you beautiful Button. Yours honeybun ❤️💕🤗🌺🌸

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      1. My pleasure honeybun. Thank you for telling me the story of Luna moth. I did not know that. I am so sorry you are not well. Please rest and take good care of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sending you plenty of love and blessings.

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