Sneaking Out

Poem by Joni Caggiano on 07.14.21 – raimond-klavins-je2yosS0W2M-unsplash.jpg

escaping from illusory bars, brown eyes vigorously awaken to the night

scales falling from them like Saul’s eyes, now no longer blind or fearful

gliding into the music of the trumpet’s voice calling this mystically gifted one

gardenia trees and whippoorwills trailing her for a song of evening freedom

spinning around, she feels the soft cotton of her eyelet peasant dress

a piper of stardust, angel feathers, and fireflies to clean her broken heart

heading toward the open sea where lonely sailors make a hopeful start


82 thoughts on “Sneaking Out

    1. Thank you Allan for reading and for your lovely comment. Hope you have an amazing day. Hugs ๐Ÿค— to you both. โค๏ธ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜˜Joni

    1. Thank you Tim I really appreciate it. I bet the weather is so hot there. Are you guys doing ok in the heat and how about the owls is it hard on them? Where we use to live in Washington State before we moved to the Seattle area it was 118 a week or so ago. I hope you stay cool. Hugs to you two and sending love to all the kittens and beautiful wildlife too. โค๏ธโค๏ธJoni

      1. We have not been any hotter than normal out here. Thunderstorms are cooling things off in the evenings.

      2. Thanks Tim and I am happy to hear it as that is a blessing. Those thunderstorms are nice in the evenings. Love yโ€™all

  1. What a beautiful piece honeybun. I read it first on Twitter. The finale is really wonderful.
    ” the open sea where lonely sailors make a hopeful start”
    Enjoy the rest of your day.
    Love and blessings.

    1. Hello beautiful Button. Thank you so much, you are so kind with your comment.
      I try as often as possible to end my pieces with hope.
      Thank you with your kindness. I am counting down the preorder days on Amazon for your new book. So excited.
      Love and blessings to you,

      1. My pleasure honeybun.
        Hon, you are kind, and I am really touched. However, the publisher and I decided that will be no preorder since one can preorder only e-books. We will just release both versions of the book- eBook and paperback on Amazon on July 31. I posted that on my blog.

        Back to your poem. Indeed there is hope in the end and that makes the finale even more beautiful.

        Have a great day honeybun and thank you for your kindness.

      2. Thank you Beautiful Button, I must have missed that. Well you know me I like the book.

        Thanks for letting me know.

        Thank you and am sending love. โค๏ธ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿฆ‹

  2. Woww..! Such a beautiful and fantastic poem my sweetie..! So wonderful..! Woww..! I’m just flattered by your poems..!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•

    1. Thank you Ingrid. It has been so much fun discovering other writers. It is a blessing to me. Thank you and have an amazing evening. Love and hugs ๐Ÿค— Joni

    1. Thank you John for this kindness. I hope you are all up and running and happy with the service. Sending love,appreciation and respect for all your thoughtfulness to many folks. Love ya โค๏ธJoni

  3. I hear this poem,not the words but the creaks and sounds of sails unfurling, the “soft cotton of her eyelet peasant dress” tired timbers moving out into open water…where all is possible , all is new and clean and waiting to be written upon. I love all these sounds your amazing poem, let’s me hear.
    Hugs my new and very talented , friend .๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒŸโš“๏ธโค๏ธ๐ŸŒŠ

    1. Oh thank you so much for every single gracious word in this comment. I am very touched as I admire your work immensely.

      Your kindness means a lot. Thank you I am blessed to know you I can tell already. Have a peaceful evening. Love Joni. โค๏ธโค๏ธ

  4. I googled whippoorwills and it really exist and a beautiful song bird it is. What a wonderful poem and beautiful haunting picture.

    1. Thank you so very much my heart appreciates your kindness truly. I am also very grateful that it create the desire to look up whippoorwill. We can hear them most nights. Thank you Haoyan. May your weekend be filled with love. I am sending lots with hugs too. โค๏ธ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฆ‹

    1. Thank you so very much. I always appreciate such kind comments. I am sending you “a cup of fresh brewed that never runs out.” Hope you have an amazing weekend. Hugs, and Love Joni

      1. You are welcome dear. Thank you! We appreciate you and all of your love and hugs. Best! ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’žโ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธ๐ŸŽถ

      2. Oh thank you. That truly means so much to me. I appreciate all the lovely things you do to spread the love of food, music, helpful advice, telling us about the latest cool trends and great coffee drinks. Love โค๏ธ and hugs ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’•โ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽธ๐ŸŽค๐ŸŽง Joni

    1. Thank you so much Jeff. I really appreciate your very gracious comment and your visit. Hope you and all your loved ones are having an amazing day. Sending love and hugs, xoxoxo Joni

      1. You’re most welcome, Joni. My pleasure, always. Thank you, accepted gratefully, and received. Sending love and hugs back to you and yours, my dear friend. xoxoxo

    1. Thank you Irene, I am so grateful that you liked it. I too, loved that photograph. I have always loved the sea. Hope you have an amazing day, sending some love your way. xoxoxo Joni

    1. Oh thank you so much for you support and thoughtfulness. This is one of those poems, getting out of the house was such an amazing and wonderful thing. It was easier as I got a bit older. I hope the same was true for you. You have an amazing week as well, thank you so much. xoxoxox Joni

  5. “spinning around, she feels the soft cotton of her eyelet peasant dress

    a piper of stardust, angel feathers, and fireflies to clean her broken heart

    heading toward the open sea where lonely sailors make a hopeful start”

    Wow… such dreaminess in your poem dear Joniโฃ๏ธโฃ๏ธโฃ๏ธ
    love it and you of course.. โค๏ธ

    1. Cindy thank you so much. You are a sweetheart. I appreciate your kind words so much.

      Thank you for reading Cindy my friend from not too far away. I am sending my love and gratitude for our friendship. Hope you are well Cindy. โค๏ธ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’•

  6. So beautiful and vivid. I could feel the scene playing right in front of me like a movieโค So sublime and smooth….loved it a lot dear Joni๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•
    Love and hugs๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿฆ‹ Stay Safe๐Ÿค—โฃ

    1. Oh thank you so much Ishita. I am delighted you enjoyed this piece. Your words are so appreciated. Love and hugs to you and you and your family stay safe. โค๏ธ๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ๐Ÿค—Joni

    1. Thank you my friend. I appreciate your very kind gesture. Have a blessed evening John and sleep well. โค๏ธ๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒžlove Joni

  7. A beautiful poem dear Joni. Your words make me want to find the sea, take off my shoes and dance with the sea. Thank you for sharing the outstanding poetry.

    1. You are so kind John. We both have a strong love for the sea. We are also pull towards her and when I am there I donโ€™t want to leave. I am so glad you enjoyed this piece. Love โค๏ธ Joni

    1. Thank you so much Eleanor I found your comment in pending. So sorry I missed this lovely comment three days ago. How very kind of you. I am delighted you enjoyed it. Hugs, Joni

    1. Oh thank you Jaya what a lovely and very appreciative comment. I am glad you liked the eyelet peasant dress. I liked wearing them. Thank you again. Hugs ๐Ÿค— Joni

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