“Peak of Day” by Joni Karen Caggiano

tender hope wrapped in silk balloons

with a blue-ribbon floret on summit

smells of cedar, musk, and vanilla

mourning life’s emotional buttonsu

singing like heron’s hypnotic dance

your avocado eyes cast like a movie

shield me with ardor sworn eternally

my curls signaling nerves to undress

as virgin notes soften violin strings

within a bed of yellow pollen, I wait

as your gentle caress, I do anticipate

Copyright © 2022 Joni Karen Caggiano

All Rights Reserved

Joni is an internationally known and published poet, photographer and author.  You can find more of her work on her blog, https://the-inner-child.com – see her publications page (https://the-inner-child.com/publications) for a list of books, anthologies, magazines and contests.  As a surviving ACOA, Joni’s blog is an effort to give back.  She is a retired nurse and paralegal with a strong kinship with nature.

instagram: @jonicaggiano

twitter:  @theinnerchild1

Featured Image: “Salt Marsh” by Joni Caggiano

Editor: Barbara Harris Leonhard

Amazon Best-Selling Author

Three-Penny Memories: A Poetic Memoir, (EIF-Experiments in Fiction, 2022)

Pushcart Nominee, 2022

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  1. gabychops dice:

    I love your poem, Joni, and the fact that you love nature, so do I! I write about nature in my blog, naturetails.blog

    Joanna

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    1. jonicaggiano dice:

      Thank you so much Joanna. Yes I do love nature and feel a strong kinship with it. Thank you for your kind comment too. I will certainly check out your blog, sending many hugs, Joni Have a blessed day.

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      1. gabychops dice:

        Please, read my last post, it will make your day very happy!

        Joanna

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  2. Joni is a sensitive, deep, and profound writer whose words touch the heart for their sincerity and power. Joni has a message and a unique voice that allows her to reach the soul of those who read her and her verses paint such clear images. Pure art.

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    1. jonicaggiano dice:

      Francis thank you so much for your beautiful and heart touching comment. I appreciate this very much. Love the last remark, «Pure art.» That is one I should frame. Hugs to you both from us. Joni

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      1. A pleasure Joni, always. Love to you both.

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  3. Terveen Gill dice:

    A beautiful rendition of blossoming love and blooming nature. The mix of emotions delivered is wonderful. Congratulations Joni. 🙂

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    1. jonicaggiano dice:

      Thank you so much Terveen for your always kind comments, kindness and graciousness. Hugs, Joni

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  4. johncoyote dice:

    Gentle, kind and wonderful poetry dear Joni. I loved every word written.

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  5. Thank you for this gorgeous submission, Joni! I’m so pleased to make your acquaintance!

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  6. jonicaggiano dice:

    Barbara thank you for the opportunity to be published on MasticadoresUSA. I am honored and look forward to being an occasional guest writer. I too, appreciate meeting you and am excited to see and read the magazine posts every day. Blessings to you and congratulations again on being part of j re crivello’s family of editors. A gift of love to all the editors. 🦋

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    1. Thank you, Joni! I look forward to future collaborations on MasticadoresUSA!

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      1. jonicaggiano dice:

        Me too. Have a blessed day and thanks again. 🦋🤗🌹

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    1. jonicaggiano dice:

      Thank you so much Dawn. Sending you hugs and a blessed week ahead. 🦋🤗❤️

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  7. michnavs dice:

    a lovely duo of love and nature… this is beautiful Joni.

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    1. jonicaggiano dice:

      Thank you dear Mich I appreciate you reading my words and your lovely comment. Hugs and love, Joni 🦋🤗🌹

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  8. Michele Lee dice:

    Reads like a dream description. ✨ Beautiful sensory. Lovely work, Joni.

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    1. jonicaggiano dice:

      Michele thank you so much for this. You have been so wonderfully kind to me. Thank you. 🦋🤗🌹

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      1. Michele Lee dice:

        You are most welcome, Joni. My pleasure. 🌻

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      2. jonicaggiano dice:

        Thank you so much. Congratulations again on you latest publication. Such an interesting individual and very brave. 🦋

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      3. Michele Lee dice:

        You are welcome, kind you! Thank you, beautiful writer. 💖

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  9. HensBlooms dice:

    Beautifully written Poem Joni 🌸💕

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  10. Your words stream beauty in imagery and dance on the page so poetically in your usual artist way Joni!
    💗

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