speaking calmly to me
wildly I hunt amid ageless cypress trees
flooded with water, their twisted knees
devour traveling fresh air
becoming yawning stalactites
at night, crimson embers fly skyward
as fireflies graze between pines
epochs old as men eat flesh from elk
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34 thoughts on ““I Linger” Now Live on MasticadoresIndia”
Thank you Tim I really appreciate you reading me on MasticadoresIndia. I never see fire flies anymore put it was such a pleasure when we first moved to NC together they were all over the place. I hope killing all the trees to put up bigger houses everywhere is not killing them. They are special. Sending my love to you and Laura. Big hugs
We don’t have fireflies out here. I don’t get the bigger and bigger houses thing.
Neither do we my friend. We buy second hand close, generate only one large container of trash per year as we compost everything. We capture rain water, etc. Our world won’t last forever. I know how you love nature Tim. I hope the owls are ok since the neighbor had to cut the tree down. I hope they stay in the nest you built them. Big hugs Tim 🦋
Wonderful piece, Joni.💕💕💕
Thank you for reading Grace, I really appreciate it. So glad you liked it. Have a truly blessed day.
My pleasure. You too 💕
Beautiful dear Joni! ❤️
Oh I am touched that you read me Holly. Also, delighted you enjoyed it. Always a big compliment to me. 🦋❤️ blessings to you my favorite nurse. 🦋❤️🌹
Beautiful thoughts and amazing imagery! Congratulations, Joni! You deserve it.
Thank you so much KK. I really appreciate your words and kind support. Sending hugs and love. ❤️🌹
It’s truly my pleasure, Joni 😊💖
Happy Wednesday and sending my blessings always. Hugs, Joni
Superbly evoked 💖✍🌟💫
Thank you d. a. I really appreciate it. Have a blessed week. 🦋🦋
Thank you, Joni, for your beautiful contribution. 🙂
It is my honor and my blessing. Happy Wednesday! 🥰
Exquisite! Reading your poems is like push open a door of wonders.
What a very thoughtful comment Cassa. I can’t think of a kinder thing to say. Hope the rest of your week is blessed. Love, Joni ❤️🌹🦋🥰
The same to you Joni! Sending you love and blessings 💕💚
This is quietly (feeling) stunning.
Oh thank you my wise friend friend. I am very grateful for you reading and that lovely comment. We head out to the Smoky mountains. I have to take a hiking photo just for you. Taking a week off. Thank you again for your kindness my friend. 🦋❤️🌹
I LOVE THE SMOKIES!
And you are very welcome. Enjoy your time away and those mountains. ❤️
Hello wise one. I wish we could have a cuppa coffee on the porch together today. Although I know I would have to make you a cup of tea I’d be grateful to do it. You’d be looking out over the Rockies from Tennessee. I will post a picture of it later today it’s beautiful here. Sending my love. 🦋❤️🌹🤗
Thank you Joni! 🙂 we will. be sitting around a fire shortly. Surrounded by color (but no mountains!). Tea or coffee, either one!
Sounds wonderful, blessings to you. 🦋❤️
Your pictures are getting more intense and so do your words. Trees do give us an ageless feelings, probably because they can live much longer than us…
Thank you for your kindnesses. I wish that photo was mine it was not but the words were all mine. Thank you for your kindness. It means so much to me. Love and blessings my friend. 🦋❤️
It is Springtime in the Southern Hemisphere which I do love but it is also so beautiful to experience a touch of Autumn through your poetry . Thank you Joni for the beautiful imagery 🍂🌸💕
Henrietta I just appreciate your reading me here so much. I am glad that reading my poem gave you a sense of Autumn. Thank you for such a thoughtful comment. Sending many hugs and lots of appreciation. Love, Joni