Earthly Ornaments

Our Lord reaches down and kisses the earth softly.Angels cry tears creating melodious mist on strings,garden spiders create to entertain tourists for lunch.Astounding smells of infused beauty melting before me.Tuberose absolute mixing with gardenias and gliding,stroking smooth skin uniting with sweat into gloriousaromas of coconut and sun caressed bodies – chatting.Swaying in the wind are […]

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The Luna Moth

By Joni 02/01/20 – Photo by Joni – Reading time one-minute and 5 seconds Gazing out my window, I am thankful for an abundance of treasures. Two squirrels are scrapping for upside downtime on the bright red bird feeder.  One gives up and begins to eat the seeds that are dropping steadily underneath. The moss […]

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The Earth Cries

love brought a great stormto quiet the hate in allbringing hope and peace teardrops fall silentwhile the Amazon sleeps hotanimals cry out the youth demand changeto save the green planet earthand her water blue God’s great birth of lifeis not ours to take awaybut one to preserve Haiku by Joni 1/2/20 From Wikipedia From Jan. […]

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Living Veil

A tapestry, of my life, woven of sorrows,desires, chance, and God’s truths.Individually threaded by many hands bothknown and unknown.Patterns weaved with wool, cotton andsilk fibers into many shapes withworn seasons distinctive and tender.Harsh years where dyes faded andunknown shadows mystifyingly emerged.Tints of indigo and sapphire were ablazewhere fulfilled durations of time existed.Skies met untainted lands […]

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Once Treeless

Paralyzed by emotions, dismal visions haunt my eye’s memoryFaces in plates, probing hands of strangers, and the smell of pee.Fairy letters under wet pillow laid, hoping they will set me free. A veil of melancholy wraps me like a cocoon as dread is calling.Our neighbor plucks buckshot from the leg, her husband’s shot.The smell of […]

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Gratitude

Whispering waters and Loblolly pinesCarolina wrens and Blaze red maplesBreath gave birth to My Father’s earth. Spanish moss and Candleflame LichenDissipate the earthen lands belowWhere My Lord placed kindred beasts. Warming beams creating patinas of colorHoneysuckle and White Butterfly GingerBlooming perfumed color into God’s air. Plentiful harvests adorn tabletops fruitfullyGenerations of seeds germinate family loveRising […]

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Earthworms (Haiku)

Gentle breezes move, Floating yellow leaves mid-air, Singing songs to us. The golden leaf drops, Giving way to ground cover, Earthworms feed on them. by Joni 11/23/19 (We saw a beautiful tree this morning, and thought of how important it is to be grateful for the ability to walk and enjoy the bounty of beauty […]

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Photosynthesis

Winter is looming, Acid rain fouling the ground Populace booming. Foliage much that’s dead, Sleeping with the time of year, Leaving much to dread. Making air so black, Coal ash, gas fumes, toxic waste, Lung cells hurting back. Smoke, fire pits burning, Loss of photosynthesis, Folks just aren’t learning. by Joni Caggiano, Nov. 15, 2019 […]

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Lonely Sailor (Part One)

I was stealing out into the darkness of the summer night at sixteen. My senses were still on high alert. I quietly close the basement door of my first unshared bedroom. My parents were lifeless, and when last I did dare to peek into their room, my father lay naked as did my mother on […]

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