Nature’s Notes

Poem and Photographs by Joni Caggiano the blue moon danced full of hope, giving way to the sunrisewhose eyelashes flutter as clouds pass byan indigo tailed lizard drenched in the warmth of a red brickorange and black, the monarch liberated from her chrysalisstirring her freshly painted wings upon a green canvasunderneath leaves, a mantis is […]

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Magnificent Monarch

My husband and I wanted to provide a source of nutrition and a place for Monarch Butterflies to eat and lay their eggs, so we bought milkweed seeds last year – the perennial plant came back this year (though they don’t bloom until year three), and grew several feet tall. When milkweed plants are two […]

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My Poem “Tribute to the Forest” is my first published work on Vita Brevis Poetry Magazine

Disentangling my body as my spirit flows without restraintthrough the dreams of the elusive creatures of the blessed forest.My skin touches tiny petals of love that float freelyas cottonwood trees have turned the forest into a winter’s land.As their fleecy white seeds blow into my dreamland with a subtle gustreminiscent of the exquisite white feather […]

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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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Luna Moths Mating

The Luna moth is the largest in North America. They are precious because they are rarely seen.  Their name comes from the circular shape on their wings.  They only live for 7-10 days, and they don’t eat. They don’t even have a mouth. They live on the fat they acquire from their cocoons. They lay […]

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A Visitor

Yellow legs plump with pollen movewith steadfast zeal to each snowy bloomOccupying her spring business by eyeingpridefully her beauty in the reflection ofmirror image rather than this star, a rare breedKnown for her salient clusters of scarlet berriesvivid male Bluebirds come to feast uponHer tangled web of thick branches heavythese hunted berries are a delicacy […]

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Imagination

Gazing upward like a coloring pad of indigo and cobalt blueJoy effervescing inside her lingering indulgent bubble bathLight as morning waffles clouds are whirling day time hues Laying between two cotton fields plowed, left white fluff stillIt smells of clay, honeysuckle and gardenias her feet inhaleMagical brush fashioned a cottontail that went against his will […]

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Outdoor Cathedral

Pressing past the rock with fist opened yielding with the crevices Joy touches my content heart like little feet stomping ripe grapes Flowers liberate pollen as their songs melt into a stew of hazy dyes Red-bellied Woodpecker yearning for love lets out its shrill cries Glorious maiden is the Willow oak as I hug her […]

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My Latest Work on The Finest Example

I hope you will visit The Finest Example, an online magazine with poetry, stories and artwork from artists around the world.  My latest published work, “Mourning Siren,” can be found here. Thanks to the publishers of The Finest Example who have been kind enough to publish my work twice now.  Their bios and photos can be […]

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