Going Home Down East

Photograph by Joni Caggiano and Prose by Joni – (1 minute 27 second read)


Jasmin twines her beguiling aroma into the woods. Lingering close to her sun-drenched petals arousing my acuities were ladybugs.  Appearing at the crepuscular hour, bunnies white, with piercing eyes ascend from their holes. They are stirring to play within the loving hours. When our breath slows, as does our hearts beating amid Godโ€™s creation, new life subsists in a blue-green world.

My essence floats by indigo waters where fairies glide on golden lily pads and mermaids glimmer with incandescent red hair. Harvesting pearls as I flow past the merpeople, sensing their pale and translucent skin, I embrace their life force. Electricity from their energy transfers to my body, and I perceive its changes. As the trees clap and sing harmonies with frogs, my pace hastens, oh how I long for you, Savannah. Passing the trees that grow hair and whose roots reach for the air, I am nearby.

The sun is rising as ginger, ruby, and buttery colors brush the sky. Scales replace pink flesh, and using my upper limbs, I reach the brownish water of the Savannah River. Disappearing into the sometimes brackish water, I splash my tail and begin my morning hymn.

35 thoughts on “Going Home Down East

  1. A wonderful and fantastical journey, Jonikins! I love your incorporation of color in your imagery. You may also want to consider including more reference to texture, pulling at the tactile senses as well as the visual. You have certainly found your stride in tour writing. Well done!

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    1. Thank you so much for the suggestions you made. I will do my best to work on that. Thank you for your kind words about this piece. Thank you for caring enough to give me feedback. Love โค๏ธ Jonikins

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  2. Another beautiful write! So full of heart and visions I hope you are enjoying the best cups of coffee today. I am! Bottoms up!๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ‚ Cheers!!!

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    1. Thank you so much. I have been enjoying my coffee. I have started enjoying press coffee again. I really enjoy it. Thanks truly for your kind post. Here is another use for coffee, you can put just a very small amount of a good coffee on a plate and put it in any room that doesnโ€™t smell good, (our garage) and in two days you canโ€™t smell a thing. Sending my love and hugs. โค๏ธ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜˜๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’•Joni

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    1. Thank you beautiful Button. You know your words are precious to me. Sending you so much love right back. You have a beautiful Friday too. The fairies are sending kisses and they have already found the spot for your next book. They knitted a silk cover for it but I had to explain the beauty of the painting on the cover. Love you Button,
      Honeybun โค๏ธ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒป

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  3. Wow, such a gorgeous piece! Soo beautiful๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’•

    “When our breath slows, as does our hearts beating amid Godโ€™s creation, new life subsists in a blue-green world.” Such sublime imageryโค

    “My essence floats by indigo waters where fairies glide on golden lily pads and mermaids glimmer with incandescent red hair.” This is such a magical line. Wow!

    Loved this a lot! Sending love and hugs๐Ÿค—๐Ÿฅฐ๐ŸŒนโฃ Ishita

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    1. Thank you so much for your gracious comments Ishita. I appreciate hearing from you so much as I know that you are especially busy.

      I think I will always be drawn toward the water in real life and in my work.

      Thank you for your love and support and sending a lot more back at you.
      โค๏ธ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜˜๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ’•โค๏ธ Joni

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    1. Thank you Cassa you are so thoughtful and your sweet support is always appreciated. I am glad you enjoyed this piece. Love to you and your family Cassa. โค๏ธ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿฆ‹Joni

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    1. Thank you Cindy your gracious comments have made my morning and my face is wet with tears. You have touched my heart in such a lovely way. You are a truly special gift. I know if I lived there I would be a client but also a dear buddy, lunching after working out with you friend. Your light shines bright and the world is a brighter place with your sweet spirit in it. My lovely closer than far friend. โค๏ธ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿฆ‹

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  4. oh Joni, what a lovely message to receive from you my closer than far friend. I’m glad you felt my words and they penetrated your heart as I hoped. Thank you for your love and I know we would be working out by that stream and picnicking after and giffling no doubt. Thank you so much for brightening my day.. big hugs and love to you.. I am blessed to know you.. xoxxoxo ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–โฃ๏ธ๐Ÿ™

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  5. OMG, I almost missed this one, Joni, I’m so glad I found it, this is absolutely wonderful!!!! I love your fantasy escapes, so vivid, so beautiful, calming, and peaceful, you are amazing my friend! ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ‘

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