Fall Morning

Poem by Joni Caggiano – Photo by Guillaume Meurice on Pexels.com


whisper little owlet to the cloud dropping morning mist
kissing the surface of golden leaves shivering silently
avocado coloring on moss, still lingering, drinks fresh dew
tomorrow morning the lips of new fawns feasting on you

slowly the sun peeks at us while tipping his old straw hat
anoles conduct a slow ballet on ruddy heating bricks
yellow the garden spider guarding the center of his web
prayers are uttered all over the world before kids are fed

72 thoughts on “Fall Morning

    1. Thank you Tim. I wish I could take credit for that photograph. We have a family of deer that live by a stream behind our house. This year there are two baby fawns. They munch on the moss and loved the leaves this year of Scott’s butternut squash. I can never get a good picture through the windows. I don’t like to scare them because I want them to come into the yard to snack. There are usually close to a dozen. Have an amazing day. Love to you two. 🤗❤️

  1. This is simply gorgeous, and the perfect ending to my day, dear Joni. Imagery abounds, feelings are deep, and the language you craft is exquisite. Love and hugs. xoxoxoxo

    1. Jeff I am sorry, I don’t know why you keep ending up in my pending folder. Believe me such a beautiful compliment I would not miss. You are very kind to read my work as I know you are a writer that puts out a lot of lovely work. So I am glad that I feel you know me well enough that I would never personally ignore anything on purpose. There are three comments in pending and they are all from you. Thank you for your kindness. Sending my love and great big hugs for your very gracious words. Love Joni xoxoxo

      1. Oh, Joni, it’s completely okay. It’s been happening all around the blogosphere. I love reading your work; you must know you are one of my favorite poets. Ah! I’m glad you found all of me intact. How lovely that is. You’re most welcome, my dear friend. Always. Have a weekend full of blissful and beautiful moments. xoxoxoxo

      2. Well thank you for your kindness and if that is true I am very flattered as you are an excellent poet. I am definitely a fan of your work. You are also a kind soul to everyone which I admire as well. You are what us southern girls call a real sweetheart. You have a wonderful weekend too. Love, hugs and admiration, Joni

      1. Thank you so much for your sweet prayers. We can never have too many people praying for us. I am not currently working on a book Suzette. I hope to publish a book of poetry some day. How sweet of you to ask. Love and blessings sweet Suzette. 🤗❤️🌹🙏Joni

      2. Yes, prayers are precious.
        Oh, okay on the book — Whenever you feel led.
        Joni, I receive your blessing, and send you a hundred -fold in return for your kindness. Peace

    1. Oh thank you so much for the very kind comment Francisco. I am so thankful for my blessings. We have two little fawns right now that are coming around in our backyard with about nine other deer. They are so beautiful. My love to you both always. Joni ❤️🤗

    1. Thank you Brad. I don’t think I put any smells in this piece. I try and remember to hit all the senses. Thank you for your kind comment Brad I really do appreciate it. Sending you a bundle of love and gratitude this morning wrapped in prayers for blessings. Love ❤️ Jonikins

    1. Oh how wonderfully kind my wise friend. Hope your week is going well. I will be checking in to see what your up too. Stay well, sending my love. 🤗❤️Joni

    1. Thank you my friend. You are very kind. I appreciate your reading and kind support. Hope you and your family are all doing well. Sending love and hugs 🤗 ❤️ Joni

      1. Oh thank you. That is an awfully kind thing to say and it means so much. Thank you for your encouragement too. Have a great week. 🤗❤️🌹🦋love Joni

  2. A lovely depiction of a blessed morning, Joni.
    Can feel and smell the dawn freshness in your words.
    And prayers are what we place our faith in.
    Beautiful thoughts and words. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Terveen for you very thoughtful comment. I do love the beautiful mornings here. Yes you can see the beauty of God’s creativity in nature. Have a blessed day. Hugs 🤗 Joni

  3. Great imagery as always Joni. I feel like I am there walking out in the morning mist. That is why we love our forest walks so much. Thanks for sharing and have a fabulous day. Allan

    1. Thank you so much Allan. I appreciate your thoughtful words very much and your reading. Yes, I can tell you appreciate nature as you never miss a wildflower or berry. That is one thing I love about your posts. You two have a wonderful day. Hugs to you both. 🤗❤️

    1. Thank you so much dear Button. Hope things have settled down a bit. It must be nuts the beginning of your teaching. You do an amazing job balancing everything. My love and blessings to you too. Love honeybun 🤗❤️🌹🦋🌺

    1. Thank you Brenda. You are so right. Hope life is sending you roses 🌹 and inspiration as I am looking forward to reading your next story about your young years. So entertaining. Love ❤️ Joni

    1. Believe me I understand. Do you ever wonder how you managed to work full-time, keep a house, cook, and volunteer and various places, boy I sure do. I guess I kept every hour booked when I was in my 30’s and 40’s and now I try to do things I want to do. Writing is a gift to myself, and I make time for that. You are a great story teller and I enjoy your stories because kids today don’t know what it would be like to play kick the can, or climb trees or make mud pies. Life for the poor (and I talking about my family) was about being creative and I was. Sending you love Brenda. xoxoxoxxo Joni

      1. Sending love right back to you, Joni. I love, love, love your poems. They tell a story, sometimes sad, sometimes happy, and sometimes happy and sad! We were the lucky ones to remember some of those happy times.

      2. Thank you Brenda. You are so kind. Yes, I think of those times often. Life has morphed into something that lacks the bike rides with cards pinned to spikes and laughter that came like a burst of wind till we teared up. We played until dark and felt exhausted at the end of a day spent in the woods. Kissing boys in the back of cars while sharing cracker jacks. Love you, Joni

  4. A lovely little vignette. Fall is my favorite season. I hope things are good w/ you and your family, dear friend. Sending you much love (and continued apologies for the computer problems which make it difficult for me to “like” your posts or replies), A. <3 <3 <3

    1. Hello dearest Anna. I am so overdue for a letter to you. Please forgive me for my neglect, there has been a lot going on here. I always appreciate your reading my work and your kindness. My heart has been hurting as of late and I don’t want to burden you. Your burden is so great my kind friend. I will write you soon. I love you dear Anna. ❤️🤗🦋

  5. Very honorable dear Joni . So perfectly written and touching the heart with the feel of the season. Send ing you coffee and tremendous hugs! 💞💞💞🍮🍮

    1. Oh thank you so much for reading and glad you enjoyed it. Hope you have a blessed weekend. Thanks for the coffee and hugs and sending more back. Love ❤️ Joni ☕️☕️💝💝

  6. This is beautiful Joni. My blog is useless. It is just a scroll. Please read my poetry too. I am putting sticky notes here and there in my house to prompt me to do routine things due to hypoxia.

    1. Thank you Chrisssie. Your blog is not useless. I am still praying for you and I want to know how you are doing. Sending you love and prayers. Love ❤️ Joni

    1. Thank you sweet Tiffany. We actually had a buck in the yard this morning. They don’t usually come with the does and the fawns but this morning one did. I have photos of them but they are never very good as I don’t like to open the doors to get a photo because they scatter. I just feel blessed to be able to have them Grace us with their presence. Sending you lots of love sweetheart. ❤️🤗🌹🎈🦋🌺

  7. what beautiful imagery you conjure up with words that are so delightful and tender Dear Joni my friend that is closer than far. You have such a beautiful heart and turn everyday moment s into gifts.. Much love and big hugs to you my friend!💖💖

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