Autumn Veil

Photograph by Valiphotos on Pexels – Poem by Joni Caggiano


raspberry birthmark rolls from under my nose
starlings move as one, painting a canvas vast
cold am I in red silk, my arms hug one another
shining in the light, I mold a small quilt of you
orange, red, and ginger a kiss of fall’s bequest
jubilation rides me on her ornate celebratory veil
until winter blows her gust and bares her face so pale

104 thoughts on “Autumn Veil

      1. I know you do Suzette. You are a special lady who is gifted and filled with the love of God too. I can see that and feel that. I am so glad I met you. Love you, blessings to your family. ❤️🤗🌹

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  1. Beautiful, and powerful verses you’ve painted with an autumn pallet and your wisdom and love Joni. A lovely way to start the day for me, reading your poetry.

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    1. Thank you so much dear Francisco and I do appreciate your very kind comment, I am delighted you liked it. By the way congratulations on selling two of the beautiful new collection. You really out did yourself with those. Sending love to you and Gül. Have an amazing evening. xoxoxoxo

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      1. You’re very welcome Joni, and thank you 😊 very very much! There’s still a lot of the collection left and I am now working on Phase III, in watercolours as well but in a larger size…coming soon 😊Take good care and our love from Spain ♥️

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      2. I really thought someone would buy that whole collection. I am going to see my daughter and her companies owner, I am going to see if they may be interested in investing in some of your work. If we could even get one of those in either of those homes it would or could potentially open up a market in an amazing market. Sending my love to you and GÜl. You two have a blessed evening. We are leaving on the 18th of this month and will be gone for twenty days. We are going to see my husband’s father who lost his mom during Covid. Looking forward to seeing my little grandsons. Love, Joni (My daughter is already a big fan)

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      3. Thank you so much Joni. We do truly appreciate your support and God willing something good will happen. Blessings and love to you both. We are sorry to hear about your husband’s loss but also wish you a lovely holiday with your grandchildren! Our love, peace and happiness we send from Spain.

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      4. Thank you both so much. It will be wonderful for my husband to spend time with his dad who is still in good shape. Thank you for all your kind well wishes. We leave in two weeks and still have a lot to do but are excited to spend time with family. I am going to send Gül a DM. Love you both ❤️🤗

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      5. Lots of love to you both and we wish your husband a grand time with his dad, as those are moments that are remembered forever. All the best…

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    1. Good afternoon John. Thank you for your kind reblog. It feels like our first day of winter here in the south. It is in the forties and windy. We are actually taking a plane trip. My daughter called and offered to fly us first class and put us up in a nice hotel to quarantine for a few days (although we have both had our vaccines and my husband gets his booster today) and we will get to spend thanksgiving with our little grandsons and the family. Then we are picking up my husband’s dad (who is 83) and lost his wife this year, and taking him to the Oregon coast. He has been through a lot this year. We are going to try and have a wonderful time with him. He is in great shape and he is crazy about trains. Sending my love to you my friend. ❤️🤗🌹🦋 Joni

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    1. Thank you Cassa. You are so sweet, but too kind. Not too creative as when I was young, especially I had a bright pink raspberry colored birthmark under my right nostril. It faded as I got older. There were four girls in our family and all four of us had a raspberry colored and shaped birthmark at the beginning of the hairline at the center of the back of our necks. It is so strange how we inherit some odd things. Thank you for reading and that sweet comment. It made me smile. Sending you lots of love Cassa. ❤️🤗Joni

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    1. Thank you Allan. I thought that Pexels photographer did a beautiful job of capturing all the colors. Here in NC we have a lot of pines so we have green year round which is so nice. Yesterday we had about nine deer and one was a buck. Where we live they have cleared room for thousands of new homes. There is a natural reservoir behind us just past where our land ends. I think the deer come here because they know they are safe here. We put out food for them and they bring their young fawns with them. We don’t have all the beautiful places to walk that you do but it is a gift to watch wildlife in your own yard. You two stay healthy and blessed. Hugs 🤗 Joni

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    1. Thank you so much Tim. Big congratulations for being one of the finalists on Shortprose. You are a wonderful poet Tim, and you have been blessed with so many artistic gifts. Nothing you do honestly ever surprises me. I will catch up on your site today. Scott enjoys your work and likes to watch you videos and look at your photography with me. Sending hugs and lots of love. Joni 🤗❤️🌹💕🦋

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  2. This makes me want to hold on to Autumn. It truly is a lovely season. I can feel the want and desire in your words. The line about winter is so cold and appropriate. You conjure so much magic and beauty in so few words, Joni. Lovely and amazing! 🙂

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    1. Oh thank you Terveen. What a lovely comment. You read me very well as there is almost always a feeling of want and desire Terveen. Often it is not even consciously written but it is always there. Thank you for your kind words they always mean so much. Hope you have a blessed evening. Hugs 🤗 Joni

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    1. Oh how wonderful to hear from you, thank you for your very gracious words. I truly hope that life is being good to you my friend. Thank you for your hugs and love it is more appreciated then you could know. Thank you and sending some back to you as well. Love Joni xoxoxo

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      1. Thank you my kind friend. You know I finally think I figured out why so many comments end up in pending. If you get a certain number in 12 hours and you don’t get to all of them, they are put in your pending file. Forgive the late response. You are such a sweetheart and I hope that you have had a blessed five days. Sending lots of love to you and prayers for blessings. Joni xoxoxoxo

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  3. Wow what a beautiful descriptive poem of fall with all of it’s luscious colors dear Joni.
    Love these lines dear friend!
    💖💖🌷🌷🌷
    “my arms hug one another
    shining in the light, I mold a small quilt of you
    orange, red, and ginger a kiss of fall’s bequest”

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    1. Thank you sweetie! Isn’t it fall there yet? It is already cold here. I think I saw you had posted a story I am going to try and read it tonight, it has been chaotic around here for a week. Love you Brenda, Joni

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    1. Thank you for your gracious comment. I agree the photographer did an amazing job. It is a blessing that as a WordPress user I have access to wonderful photography. Thank you again. Hugs 🤗 Joni

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      1. Thank you for your very kind comment my friend and you are right of course. God tells us “Love thy neighbor as thy self” so indeed we are all precious. Every life is indeed important. Thank you for your comment VM. Have a blessed day. Hugs Joni xoxoxoxo

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    1. Thank you sweetheart. I have been so busy trying to get ready to travel, we leave for the airport at 3:00 am for airport on Wednesday. I get my hair done today. So many plans to make when flying including quarantining. Love you my dear friend closer than far. ❤️🤗🙏💕🥰🦋

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    1. Hi ya and I have had a wonderful festive Thanksgiving with my family. I haven’t been on line for a very long time and yet I am so grateful I took that time to enjoy family. Thank you for your kindness. Sending you lots of love and appreciation. Hugs, Joni

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      1. Hi there Joni! Welcome back! I believe that a lot of people have taken a break, this year has been challenging in many ways. We are also taking breathiers. We have to be thankful to God for our families. Sending out that AOC LOVE TO YA! 🍮🍮🍮🍮🎶🎶🎶🎶🍂💞🍂

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