Photography by pexels-xue-guan – Poem by Joni Caggiano

seven fingers my body’s jutting leaves of gold and orange
blood red is the drifting moon shadowing vivid images
stunning the crystal tree exposing her icy white teeth
velvety silence fashioning a rebirth to cherish
safely surrounded by the Jordan and John the Baptist
escorting lost souls into the cleansing water of Christ

65 thoughts on “rebirth

  1. That is a gorgeous poem, Joni. Full of equisite imagery, lovely language, and beautiful feelings. Have a wondrous weekend, my dear. Love you. πŸ₯°β€οΈπŸ₯°

    1. Jeff thank you so much. Such a kind and generous comment. Thank you so much. You have a wonderful weekend as well, full of inspiration and love. Sending you love, hugs and prayers. β€οΈπŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ™Joni

      1. You’re most welcome, dear Joni. Always my pleasure to read you. Thank you for the love and hugs, gratefully received and sending much love, many hugs, and blessings to you, my dear friend. β€οΈπŸ™πŸ¦‹πŸ₯°

      2. Jeff no need to respond to this but we follow many of the same people. Your comments are always so incredibly kind and you can tell you spent time with the persons work. I know I appreciate it and I am sure everyone else does too. Hugs πŸ€— and love my friend. ❀️Joni

      3. Awww, thank you, dear Joni. That fills my heart to read, and means the world to me. Love and many hugs, my dearest friend. πŸ₯°β€οΈπŸ₯°

    1. Thank you so much Tim. I hope that all is well on the Rio Grande. It is time for a visit to your site again to see some of the beauty and activities going on this time of year in your piece of heaven there. Sending my love to you both. πŸ¦‰πŸ¦‰πŸŽΈπŸŽΌπŸŽ€πŸŽ΅πŸŽΈπŸŒΉ

    1. Thank you so much Ken. I am delighted you enjoyed it. I send my love to you and your loved ones and hope you have a great weekend. πŸ€—β€οΈπŸ™

      1. I really did Joan! 😁 Keep putting them out there. Have a few new pieces up on my blog for your reading perusal whenever you get the chance to read them?! Thanks in advance. 😁😊

      2. Thank you and I thought I would go in while I am here. Have a great weekend as well. Love to you and your family. β€οΈπŸ€—

      3. 😁 Of course I can Joan, don’t know how many times I’ve done the same. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚ It’s

    1. Thank you John. You are very gracious to me. Hope you have a blessed weekend. This week for the first time I was able to go to a restaurant (that is still social distancing) with a girlfriend. We are both high risk for different reasons so I have mostly been inside. Blessings to you my friend. Love and hugs πŸ€— Joni

  2. Rebirth is definitely starting Joni, perhaps not of man yet, but of nature. Most leaves are gone here and we have had some frost, but not the winter white of hoarfrost yet. That is coming. Thanks for sharing your vivid words. Have a wonderful Sunday. Hugs. Allan πŸ€—πŸ€—

    1. I bet it is beautiful there. Thank you for reading and your kind words Allan. I have such a vivid memory of being around seven and staying at my aunts in a tiny town in NC. There was a big ice storm warning. We had no electricity that night but they had heat. The next morning all the trees were reflecting the bright rays of the sun and it was the most beautiful thing I have every seen. Please take good care of yourself and love to you and your family. πŸ€—β€οΈJoni

    1. I hope you are feeling well Allan. Sorry you had a bad night. Hope you are getting some rest. You and your family are real hard core nature lovers like we are. Sending you big hugs my friend. πŸ€—β€οΈπŸ’• By the way I always enjoy your poems when you include them. Very lovely. β€οΈπŸ€— Joni

    1. Thank you so much Francisco as always your kind words are a blessing and thoughtful. Please give GΓΌl a hug for me. You two have an amazing weekend. β€οΈπŸ€—Joni

  3. Oh wowww..! My sweetie, this is a masterpiece..! Such a lovely and beautiful poem..! I think I should hang this on my walls..! Very BEAUTIFULLY written dear Joni..! Marvellous..! I truly loved it very much..!πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•βœ¨

    1. Thank you so very much Filarance. I appreciate all your kind words. I am so glad you enjoyed it. Your comment made me smile. Thank you sweetheart. Love β€οΈπŸ€—πŸ’•πŸŽˆJoni

    1. What a lovely thing to say David. Thank you for your kind comment it means a lot. By the way have you ever heard of the company Amdocx? We had a lot of friends from Israel that worked at western wireless. We were even blessed enough to get invited to a holiday dinner once. It was special to us. God’s own chosen people. Wishing you and your precious family much love David. β€οΈπŸ€—πŸ™Joni

  4. Love the elegance of the huge tree, and even so, it doesn’t overshadow the beauty of your poetry but enhances it. I feel happiness and sadness. I feel not all lost souls end up here, but are saved and go on. I think the sadness is for those that travel that route too soon.

    1. Well put my friend. I also believe that. I couldn’t have worded it better myself. I just used a lot of imagery to describe my way of thinking. I believe we move on right away actually. Thank you for such a kind comment. Hope all is well with you Brenda. Sending you lots of love, hugs and appreciation. Have a great evening sweetie. Love ❀️ Joni

  5. I am doing well, working on podcasts. I am a slow learner and most of the instructions are written like I know a lot more than I do. The good thing about slow learners, they usually keep the information. I will get it, but on my timetable. I so love your poetry, I think I understand it better than I do other poetry, maybe because it speaks to me. We are trying to get approved for a house. It will take time because I will not buy at the height of the market. I am hoping it settles down a little. We’ll see! Take care, ❀😊

    1. Dear Brenda that you for your kind words regarding my poetry. I am glad you love my poetry and understand it, as that means so very much to me. We too have been trying to find a house in the mountains to buy and sell this one at the same time. It is crazy here in NC too. We made an offer on two separate homes in the mountains and one got in a bidding war and we step aside the other we did some digging and found out there was likely a big deception going on and we did not sign the last document. God was watching out for us. The heat is becoming too much for me. I stay locked in the house 7 months out of the year. Bless your heart you will get podcast, I know you will. Your smart not to buy at the height of the market. Who knows what is coming. I wish you all the best with your podcasting and with your search for your home. Sending my love to you my friend. Stay safe, love Joni xoxoxoxo

  6. It is good that you are smart too. Buying a house is a scary time. I used to say, “Sellers are yellers, and Buyers are liars” because you should never take either side’s word for anything, Investigate, Investigate, and Investigate. Let those buyers get involved with a bidding war, step back, and watch. If the house was meant for you, it will be yours. Good luck to both of us! Take care and hugs to you both. ❀❀😍

    1. Boy Amen that is so true my friend. I love that line too sad that is often the absolute truth. Same with you two. Have a blessed day my friend. πŸ€—β€οΈπŸ’•πŸ₯°πŸ™

    1. Thank you Tiffany and congratulations on your recent sale sweetie. Those shows must be a lot of fun. Mingling with all these cool artist and showing your work. How wonderful. Love you Tiffany. πŸ€—β€οΈπŸŒΉ

  7. Beautifully penned! I can can feel the rejuvenation in this nature-inspired poem on change and the cycle of life. Such a beautiful reminder of new beginnings ❀️

    1. Thank you dear friend. I appreciate your kind and thoughtful comment very much. Sending you my love and a big congradulations on your lovely anniversary. xooxoxoxo

  8. I really witnessed such a beautiful icy world after an ice storm here. We were fortunate that we didn’t lose electricity. How beautiful and how dangerous. Life is so mysterious.

    1. Thank you so much for your reading and kind comment Anna. I am sending my love and prayers for family and dear Retha your way. Love ❀️ you Anna. πŸ€—πŸ™

  9. Wow Joni, this is so beautiful and I love the images, not only in the picture but the one it conjured up in my mind. It’s a lovely poem and so are you my dear friend that’s closer than far and always in my heart. πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

    1. Thank you sweetheart. I appreciate your kind reading and commenting. You are a lovely individual and I am so glad we have a connection. Have a blessed weekend my closer than far sister. Love you ❀️Cindy

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