Flutist

the heart is a cage that traps birds with no wingsblack keys on the piano play their neighbors in whitefor they will sing for the voiceless birds tonight in the distance air blows over handmade holesmaking chamber music for forty-three-thousand yearscalming the restless and weary as they bleed tears the warrior is a victor, still … Continue reading Flutist

Sweet Aroma

A lark sparrow hums gently upon the hillred clay glistens with soft rosy tonesspider webs dance with movementtears roll from disappointmentonto the lawn, watering tired grasssquirrels fight to open a bird feedersunshine shifts to brighten a lonely heartwithout blemish, only He holds the keysweet aroma comes to Himwho walks with the Father freeGod repaints the … Continue reading Sweet Aroma

Old Soul

woeful calls of the sirenbroke the silencegone were the sightseers,tourists and their trashold were her branchesmermen wore envylike a blanket of giant kelpfor the old soul that stillheld the stunning spoton the floor to their worldyearning to float in the sunon her long-aged armswhile golden scales twinkledas a beacon for their kinsmenthey would call for … Continue reading Old Soul

Fledgling

in the waking hours, I hear your breathcrusted sands of the past are in your eyesreminders of painlies that lick the dustsheets that once knew lusterstolen from an innocentdevouring me like a vulturelost, I linger like the fledglingafraid to leaveafraid to stayliving in the in-betweendying in the shadows Poem and photo by Joni Caggiano - … Continue reading Fledgling

My God

a tear ran down the circular stairschasing after its salty twintiny candles burned out loud in songuntil wick and wax were tiredeyelashes fluttered until taking flightsad eyes red from sorrow glimpsedfeet frolicked in red high heel shoesthenceforth wheels held brittle bonesyoung baby twins cried at a funerala grandmother never to be knownhe who died without … Continue reading My God

Plague and Pestilence in Brittany

Please read this extremely well written and incredibly fascinating article (link below the picture) written by Bon Repos Gites Pandemics have always been part of the human experience. Here is a brief overview of some of the main contagions and epidemics that have ravaged …Plague and Pestilence in Brittany

Zero

Silence broken by gentle breezesHoneysuckle fragrance teasesGreen anoles behind vines chaseGolden yellow a path birds traceHedgehog slug when angry leavesI sing now to the clapping of our trees Tiny wren chicks in an ample nestLarge voice put to the warbling testWillow oaks from acorns buried growSquirrels hide them from their many foeSmall boy with asthma … Continue reading Zero

Io

Dancing feet under the snowfields of JupiterWhile seventy-nine moons illuminate your cheekPiercing strength your jaw touches mineFire runs through meLips embrace, and I am dizzy in your armsGliding beside melting snowIce cools my skinIf only till you touch me once again Written by Joni Caggiano 4/22/20 Photo by Joni Caggiano