I am Your Canvas

Poem by Joni Caggiano on 05/15/21 – Photo by USGS on Unsplash


Green-eyed canvas
Germinates from wild sparks
Lit by tributaries you draw on me

Red the lily of the Incas
You flow through me like the
Amazon from the Andes mountains

Orange clusters of life
Surrounding me as pleasures
Arouse flesh with hot touches

You are the center of
My tree where life is fed by
Those tributaries you draw on me

65 thoughts on “I am Your Canvas

    1. Thank you so much Cassa. I loved the image which I found first and then wrote the piece. I am glad you liked it. I don’t think I have ever done that before. Have a great Sunday. Sending you lots of love. ❤️❤️😘🤗🌹🌹🥰

      1. I certainly agree. Especially when things are just not coming. Happy Sabbath my dear Cassa. Stay safe and enjoy. Sending lots of love. ❤️❤️❤️

    1. I actually found the image, which I too thought was lovely and then wrote the piece. He has a few of these images I thought they were beautiful. I am glad you liked the piece. Have a great Sunday. I hope your new office is working out nicely for you. It certainly looks great. Love Joni 🦉🦉❤️❤️

    1. Thank you my friend. I am so happy you liked it. I have to give most of the credit to the photograph, or topography. I thought it was so beautiful. I wrote the piece after I saw this beautiful photograph. Have a blessed Sunday. Love ❤️ Joni

    1. That is very kind Brenda. Actually I found this photograph in unsplash and it is topography which I thought was so interesting and then I wrote the piece. So that truly is an extremely nice compliment. See I saw a tree too with branches when I looked at it with fire like color circles and their is a tree that looks similar in the Amazon. I am not one of those poets that say I am going to write now and boom. No I seek inspiration in everything I do. Hope you are doing well my friend. Sending you hugs and love, Joni 🤗❤️🤗❤️🤗❤️

    1. Thank you Brad. I found that beautiful topography photograph and wrote the piece from their. Sending lots of love. Are you doing ok my friend? You seem a bit sad to me. I hope I am wrong. I am sensitive and if you are know that I both love and pray for you.
      Love you truly, Jonikins ❤️🤗🥰

      1. Thanks Joni! I appreciate the love and prayers, but I assure you I am fine. Had a little glitch with the blog that had me incommunicado for a bit, but I think we have it all straightened out. I appreciate your heart-felt concern and support. Sending love in return! 💕

      2. I am so glad to hear it Brad. Thank you for letting me know. Sending hugs and more love. ❤️❤️Jonikins

  1. Great colour in your words, Joni, even without the inspirational image. Thanks for stirring the imagination. Hope your weekend is going well. Allan

    1. Thank you Allan. I am glad to hear you liked it. I have to say I saw that topography photograph and then wrote the piece. Yes we are doing well, thank you my friend. Sending love to you and your loved ones. ❤️Joni

    1. Thank you Francisco for you kind words. I can’t tell if these topography photographs have been painted on or manipulated in some way but I thought they were beautiful. Love to you both always. ❤️Joni

    1. Thank you dear Anna for such kind words. I really do appreciate how loving you are with your words. We are holding up. You were really on my mind toward the middle of this week. You and your family are in my prayers. Love you Anna, Joni ❤️❤️❤️

  2. Oh, I feel like I became part of this poem, it drew me in like a breath. My dear Joni. I don’t know how to say I’m sorry I’ve been so missing and absent. But I’m sorry. You’re a sister of my soul. I’m sending you so much love. I hope you are ok xxxx

    1. Oh what a wonderful smile and happiness rushing over me seeing your lovely face this morning. I have missed you too. You never ever have to say sorry to me. We understand one another in many ways I know. You too are a sister of mine. I am ok. Sending you so much love back, and warm hugs. ❤️❤️🤗😘😘🤗🦋 thank you so much for sending me this lovely surprise as you have made my week already. ❤️

      1. Thank you Rachel. I have to get back to reading your blog backward as I languished over every beautiful word. I will soon things have been a bit crazy lately though. I love you my beautiful soul sister. 🤗😘🌹🤗🤗

      2. I completely understand. I really hope you and your family are well. I actually sit here writing this at my daughter’s dance lesson ❤️. I love you too beautiful Joni, soul sister of mine 🥰😘🌷🌷🌷xxx

      3. Wow it is 2:00 am here it is probably the middle of the day there. Dance is a wonderful thing , makes the body flexible and strong and a beautiful thing to watch. Thank you so much for thinking of me. Love you sweet sister. 🌹🌹🌹🦋🌹🤗😘❤️

      4. 2am and my dear friend Joni is awake. It was early evening for me, tonight I’ll look after the world for you while I’m awake and you sleep. I hope you are ok, sleeplessness is a state I know very well, and I would not call it a friend.
        And yes, watching my daughter dance is a very special thing, I can get swept up in it, she glows.

        Xxooxxoo

      5. Your comments are so beautiful. Yes sometimes it is hard not to think or cut it off. I am so glad your daughter is a dancer and you get the joy of watching her. I bet she does glow. Love ❤️ Joni

    1. You are so sweet. Thank you for your thoughtful words. I saw the topography photograph and wrote the piece from there. I am so glad it captured your attention. Sending lots of love your way. ❤️🤗😘🥰🥰

    1. Thank you so much for your kindness. I did fall in love with this topographic image. I was drawn to it. Thank you so much for reading and your comment. Have an amazing week. ❤️

  3. Wow, Joni, this is simply beautiful! I love the topography/abstract image, and the way you used it as your inspiration for the beautiful poem! It’s magical the way you put words together to express so much love! 🥰✨💖

    1. Thank you Tiffany. I fell in love with the topography image I thought it looked like a tree in the center with branches. By the way when you have done some of your layered work it looks like beautiful pink seaweed. I was thinking I bet you could use your gift and fo the most beautiful underwater scene. Thank you for your sweet support am means a lot and I love your work. Love and squeezes xoxo

    1. Good evening to you to Button. Mine hasn’t been so great but sometimes that is just the way it is.
      Thank you for all your generous and lovely words about this piece. It means a lot. I don’t know how you managed to take on something else just take good care of yourself and that includes your shoulder. Thank you for the love, always sending it back with prayers.
      Xoxoxo
      Honeybun

      1. Hi sweetheart, my pleasure and sorry to hear about your evening. I truly hope tomorrow will be better. Sending love and prayers your way 🤗🥰🌹❤️

      2. Thank you so much. I pray it will be too. Thank you Button for your love and prayers as they are very special to me. Going to bed. Love you,
        Honeybun

  4. What a beautiful metaphoric composition dear Joni! 🍂🍮🍮🍩🥐🍮🍮🍃you give my coffee more flavor!👍👍

    1. Thank you so much my friend. I am always so glad to help. That is quite the compliment. Thank you and love and picnic 🧺 baskets coming your way. Love ya Joni ❤️🤗☕️🧺🧺🍦🍦☕️☕️☕️❤️

  5. this is such a stunning piece with such beautiful visuals and flow Joni! I could almost taste it with the wonderful photo pairing you chose❣️💖💖
    Riving dear one❣️

    1. Yea I am getting your comments. Thank you so much for your lovely words. I am glad you liked the topography photograph as well. I wrote the poem after enjoying the beautiful photograph myself. Sending honey bees 🐝 with special pollen that will drop it in little bags with the help of fairies. Put it in your tea and you will be able to fly around all evening as the sun goes down. You can see all the beauty of the earth from the clouds. Enjoy my friend who is not so far away. ❤️🤗❤️🐝🐝🐝🧚🏻🧚‍♀️🧚🏻🧚‍♀️🎁🎁Joni

      1. oh I’m sooo glad as spam seems to be overrunnimg me too. Oh you did a magnificent job in blending your poem and my special pollen and I have some in my cubbard and will add yours to mine so look for me… i might be buzzing by to give you some love’n hug❣️❣️💗🌷 thanks my sweet one.💖💖💖💖xo

    1. Thank you so much. I appreciate your kindness. Yes John is a sweetheart. Thank you for reading and visiting. Have a great weekend. Hugs 🤗 Joni

  6. “Lit by tributaries you draw on me”
    You have SUCH a way with the written word, my friend. Incredible imagery. ❤️

    1. Thank you I am glad you like this one. I am grateful to have such a steadfast friend. I appreciate and respect your talent. Thank you Jill. ❤️🤗😘Love you

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