I Find You

Poem by Joni Caggiano – Photo by Jill Burrow on Pexels.com


you are there swooning on the tinge of the gardenia scent
on the lime green-eyed wing of a Luna moth tattered and spent
resounding within the impassionate vibration of the newborn’s cry
when you pray for the window weeper as she tarries and lets out a sigh

I find you

in the glimpse of dewdrops like notes on turning leaves
colors of the sun when it tangos, the oranges and pinks it weaves
music that moves my body to sway without a thought, toes now soar
making me dizzy as I see you in the dust moving in the light on our floor

114 thoughts on “I Find You

  1. An exquisite poem, Joni. Full of life, love, and hope. I find this line extra precious, “in the glimpse of dewdrops like notes on turning leaves.” Gorgeous. Love and hugs, my friend. 🥰❤️

    1. This ended up in pending. All sorts of changes in WordPress. Thank you Jeff your comment is very kind and I am glad you liked that line. There are so many wonderful poets on line now, including yourself, one has to think about what one writes as it is hard not to be influenced by the lovely things I read on line. I never want to copy anyone else work even remotely. I appreciate your friendship and your support. I do love looking at dew in the mornings and I love it when photographers get beautiful close ups of dew. Love and hugs to you, my kind friend. xoxoxox Joni

      1. Indeed, WP is strange at times. I’m glad you found me. 🥰 Mmm. Wow, thank you, that’s kind of you. Am honored. I understand that, and think that we all share similarities, yet are distinct. It is quite fun and lovely. I appreciate you too, dear Joni. Very much. Indeed. I was just watering my garden and reflecting upon dew, as the water coalesced on the leave tops. Beautiful. You’re most welcome. Always. Love and hugs. xoxoxo

      2. Love and hugs to you dear Jeff. I bet you have a beautiful garden, such a satisfying feeling to grow something you can eat. Have an amazing week kind friend. xoxoxxo Joni

  2. For some reason I cannot comment on your previous poem, thankfully I can do so here. I love reading your poems, always beautifully expressed! Both your poems ‘I Find You’ and ‘Butterfly Blooms’ I feel the emotions in your poems. You are so talented🌸💕🤗
    Lots of love Henrietta

    1. Henrietta that means so much to me. You are such a sweetheart to read and send such beautiful comments. They really are truly appreciated. You are a dear friend. Love to you and your loved ones. xoxoxoxo Joni

    1. Oh thank you Brad. I love it when you like something I write but when you like the form that is a double compliment. Thank you. I have gotten where I like writing with this particular form a lot.

      “You have beautifully articulated the finding something loved in all the minutia of life.”

      Thank you for that very thoughtful comment Brad. Sending you my love, hugs and my prayers my dear friend. ❤️🤗🦋Jonikins

    1. Thank you so much Suzette. You are a wonderful poet so I treasure your words. Thank you. Much love to you as well and blessings to you and your family. ❤️🤗🦋😘🥰🙏Joni

      1. I have not seen the owlets for a few months now. I hear the parents hooting at night. It’s so dry, I think the owlets have to move on to find enough food. They have not been sticking around as long as a few years ago.

      2. Oh that is kind of sad but I understand. I like thinking of you two surrounded by generations of families. We had that Owl for a while in our yard but it moved on after a couple of years. It is sad what they are doing here Tim. They are cutting down trees all around this area and there must be twenty very large subdivision going up. They clear cut all the trees and even take all the topsoil off the land and then sell it to others. I know you cherish your land. I am happy you have that beautiful place to be with all your critters. Sending you my love Tim. Enjoy your weekend. ❤️🤗😘

      3. The bosque can’t be developed so that’s a good thing. But there’s always pressure for new housing.

    1. Thank you Francisco, I appreciate your kind words so much. They touch my heart. I do so appreciate the photographers from Pexels and unsplash sharing their work, it is such a gift. Not going on trips has depleted my photographs terribly. Sending love to you two. 🤗❤️😘🥰Joni

      1. You’re very welcome Joni, you know it is always a pleasure and a delight to read your verses, always so powerful and right from the heart. All the best and our love from Turkey.

    1. Thank you for reading Allan and your lovely comment. There is never enough time in the day. As we get older it just goes bye so quickly too. Have an amazing weekend my friend. Hugs to you both. 🤗❤️Joni

    1. Thank you so much David. Your words mean a lot to me. Thank you for being so kind and supportive. I am sending my love to your family. Hope everyone is well. May you all be blessed. ❤️🤗🦋😘🥰

  3. Oh Joni,perhaps you might expect I relate to this beautiful love poem, that which is no longer with us, yet does not go away, to die forgotten in oblivion. This line is so beautifully expressed, so lyrical, I caught my breath:
    “colors of the sun when it tangos, the oranges and pinks it weaves”
    All of the poem is a lyrical gasp, a remembering, that sweet sour mixture of loss and still being able to find “them” in their dance, their swoon, their power to affect you..still. Just so beautiful and so very relatable to me personally. Love how you write..how you feel so deeply..Much love to you..Joni❤️🤗

    1. Karima you say the kindest things. You also get every line of my poetry which is so amazing to me. Thank you for your gracious words about my writing as you know Karima I too really enjoy and relate to your beautiful work. So the feeling is truly mutual my friend. I think we both feel deeply. Much love to you my dear friend. May you be safe and blessed. ❤️🤗🥰

    1. You too sweetheart. Praying for healing for your partner. It must be hard but keep the faith you three will do your gorgeous work again together. Love ❤️ Joni

  4. Your words are so vivid, so expressive, yet, there is still room for the readers’ imagination, I think that makes for a wonderful poem! You have a special gift, my friend! 😉💕

    1. Thank you Tiffany. I really appreciate your support. You are such a sweetheart. Your work is looking amazingly creative and I just love the colors you are using. I always look for a circle after listening to your interview. Sending lots of love. ❤️🤗🦋⭐️ Joni

    1. Thank you dearest Button. I am so glad you liked it. Thank you sweetie. Have been busy writing didn’t see this. Sending you so much love, hugs and wishing all your dreams come true. ❤️🤗🦋😘🥰🥰🌺🌷love you bunches,

  5. This is so beautiful Joni dear! So fluid and magical❤ Especially love the last stanza….absolutely gorgeous!😍💕
    Sending much love and hugs and I hope you are healing well. Are there any more medical procedures left?
    Take care❤❤ Ishita

    1. You are so sweet my dearest Ishita, there is one more nerve oblation in my cervical spine this Wednesday and then I am done. I am doing well from the one last week. So hopefully I will be without pain for a long time. Thank you for all your kindness, love and prayers. Hope you are doing well and making time for some rest. Sending my love to you and your family. Thank you for taking time in your very busy schedule to read my work it means a lot of me. xoxoxoxo Joni

  6. Truly, love colors our world. You have captured that sentiment precisely, Joni. I hope you and yours are well, dear friend. May God watch over you. Sending much love, A. <3 <3 <3

    1. Thank you for such kind words. I really appreciate your sweet words about my poem. It means a lot to me. Hope life is being kind to you and that you are well. May God bless you always. Love you, Joni ❤️🤗🦋😘🥰🙏

      1. sending you lots of special hugs filled with inspiration and looking forward to going into your side and catching up. You have such a big heart love you to pieces. Love Joni

    1. Thank you my friend. I appreciate your reading and your kind comments always. I am loving the coffee and pastries. I hope you get this comment my friend. I send them but mostly get error messages. Sending you my love and appreciation and a fresh cup of brewed coffee. ❤️🤗🦋😘⭐️🥰🌹🌺🌷Joni

      1. I believe that comment actually went yeah!! May your day be filled with love my dear friend. Yea!!!!! Rock on my sweet friend. Love you. ❤️🌹🦋☕️💗

  7. Your words are so beautiful which flow so beautifully. I also love your poem with the scar on your shoulder Joni but comments were closed. Truly both beautiful pieces.💖💖💖💖❣️❣️❣️

    1. Thank you Cindy you are such a sweetheart. I appreciate your support so much. I am sending my love to you dear Sister. So much love coming your way. ❤️🤗🦋💦

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