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
raspberry birthmark rolls from under my nose
104 thoughts on “Autumn Veil”
Oh Joni! This poem is beautiful, brilliant and superbly creative writing. What a sublime weaving of imagery,:
“starlings move as one, painting a canvas” Kudos!
Thank you Suzette, you are such a sweetheart. Thank you for your kindness. I am sending you lots of love, hugs and blessings always. xoxoxoxoxo
Thank you for the love and blessings. I receive them with gladness. Peace to you.
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. ❤️🤗🌹
Joni, the feeling is mutual. Your gift shines with his love and grace. Thank you for your graciously beautiful words of appreciation. Blessings and joy to you. Stay safe.
Thank you Suzette for your words of encouragement. I truly appreciate them so much. Blessings and joy to you my sweet Suzette. Love you, Joni xoxoxoxo
Thank you, dear friend.
Magnificent, Joni. The perfect end to my day. Reading you is a blessing. Love and hugs. xoxoxo
Oh thank you so much Jeff, what a very sweet comment. I am so glad you liked it and am sending you lots of hugs and love right back. xoxoxoxxo
You’re most welcome, Joni. I loved your poem. Thank you for the love and hugs. Have a beautiful evening. xoxoxo
You too Jeff, bless your heart, you have a great evening too. xoxoxo
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.
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
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 ♥️
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)
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.
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 ❤️🤗
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…
Thank you Francisco I will tell him what you said. That means a lot. Love, hugs and peace to you both ❤️🥰
Your imagery is stunning, Joni 🍁
Oh thank you so much Ingrid for reading and your lovely comment. Hugs 🤗 Joni
You’re most welcome, Joni! ❤️
Thank you very much Brad. I hope you have a wonderful day. Love and hugs, Jonikins 🤗❤️🌹🦋
Reblogged this on John Cowgill's Literature Site.
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
You are very welcome. I hope your day is great.
Thank you again John and I am having a pretty great day. Hugs and love, Joni
You are very welcome.
‘Raspberry birthmark’ how imaginative, I just love that, can’t explain why. It’s like cute and raw at the same time.
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
Thanks for sharing the story behind this cute and raw phrase “Raspberry birthmark”. love to you Joni!
I wish I was that creative. Have a blessed evening Cassa. Love Joni
A real celebration of fall’s colour Joni. We are in a drab state here now as leaves are long gone, so thanks for the burst of colour. Have a wonderful day. Allan 🤗🤗
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
Excellent poem, Joni.
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 🤗❤️🌹💕🦋
Congratulations to you, too.
Thank you Tim. It is an honor. I read many of those writers as I know you do as well and they are all very gifted. Thank you. 🤗💕🌹🎸🎸🎶🎼🎤🎵
Yes, quilt is a perfect analogy to reflect the fall foliage. So colorful.
Thank you my friend. I hope you are having a truly blessed week. Again, thank you for your gracious comment. Love and hugs 🤗 Joni
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! 🙂
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
Very nice, Joni. Makes me love autumn even more. 🙂
You are so kind to me, what a sweetheart. Thank you for your sweet comment, it means a lot. Have a truly blessed rest of your week. Love and Hugs, Joni
Keep smiling, Joni. The world needs your smile.
Bless you Tim and your heart. Thank you for your kindness. Love Joni xoxoxo
I love this poem, Joni! Indeed makes me think of a cool Autumn! 🥰🍂🍁
Thanks you sweetie, I really appreciate it Tiffany. I am so glad you had a great month last month, may this one even be sweeter. Love you bunches xoxoxo
Such unique and beautiful writing again Joni.. Enjoy your trip you are such a loving soul.. Hugs and love from Australia <3
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
God bless you darling. It sounded like you had a lot on your plate. It id these times isn’t it? It’s always so heart lifting to hear from you dear Joni. 🤗❤🦋🕊🌈
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
No dint even worry as I know you have a lot of people reaching out to your loving heart on your blog, Joni. That reminds me I need to check my own spam folder. It’s lovely to hear from you whenever you can. Hugs and love sweetie ❤
God bless you dear sweet sister, I love you. Thanks for being so kind and understanding. ❤️🤗🥰🌹🌹🙏🙏
Love you too. ❤🌹🌈🎼💃
You might appreciate this Joni.. <3
That was truly beautiful. “Hands that do not move.” I loved the piece thank you for sharing. Sending you much love. Joni 🤗🤗❤️🌹
You can subscribe to receive a poem a day I don’t always manage to read them. But the moment I read that one I thought of you. I ❤🌹
Thank you that is so kind of you to think of me. Bless your heart. Thank you. 🤗❤️🌹🙏
And ypurs Joni❤
xoxoxoxo Love you sweetie.
Very beautiful honeybun.
Thank you so much Button. I am truly glad you liked it. Fall is my favorite time of year. 🤗❤️🌹💕Love honeybun
My pleasure hon. Love you too.
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”
Thank you sweetie. Have a blessed day. Love you sweetie!!!
you’re so welcome and you do the same my friend. love you too dear!💖
So beautifully written, I am looking forward to fall!
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
Oh thank you for this very gracious repost. How very kind. Have a blessed weekend. Hugs 🤗 Joni
Hello dear Joni. I loved the poem. Fall is here in Michigan. The leaves are falling off the trees.
I bet it is pretty. Most of our leaves are gone. Hope your having a great day. Sending hugs and love ❤️ Joni
The cold weather finally came. Michigan had a long Indian Summer dear Joni.
Sorry for the late response dear John. I am glad you had a lovely summer. I was surprised that you had great weather for as long as you did. Sending you my love, Joni xoxoxoxo
Very brilliantly presented. Nice pic also.
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
🙏 You’re welcome.
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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
My pleasure, have a truly blessed day. xoxoxoxxoxo
Beautiful imagery accompanied by a stunning image. I love this post <3
Thank you so much my dear Henrietta. I agree the photographer did an amazing job. Love you, Joni ❤️❤️
Very beautiful dearheart!❤️
Thank you so very much sweetie for reading and your lovely comment. Sending my love always, Joni xoxoxoxo
My pleasure ❤️
Beautiful, Joni. <3 <3 <3
Thank you dear Anna. I do love Fall. ❤️🤗🥰🦋
Such beautiful imagery you painted as always dear Joni!! Brilliant! 💕❤️🤗
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. ❤️🤗🙏💕🥰🦋
soooo welcome. oh have the best time Dearest friend. I know how that is. Just home. Safe joyful and fun travels.. xoxoxoxo love and hugs my friend 💖🤗
Enjoy the festive season Joni. Take car. Be safe. Enjoy sweetie!🎶💕💞🍮🍮
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
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! 🍮🍮🍮🍮🎶🎶🎶🎶🍂💞🍂
Thank you my friend. ❤️🤗👍