Seasonal Delights by Joni Caggiano

An egg with painted face and a white cloth wrapped around it and surrounded by white flowers
Image Source: Snappa

whispering limbs sense a tender heart

releasing a chorale of euphonious notes

drifting, my soul floats, eyeing an array

of foliage in various stages of life’s hopes

saluting the old sweet gum tree, I linger

spring webworms laying their eggs under

fresh green leaves talking of such fatigue

laying a thousand eggs, it is no wonder

two wrens fly to their old nest, exploring

in happiness with friable legs, a fawn leaps

spring peepers play their high pitch song

black racers slither looking for juicy treats

ladybugs dress in red, balancing on a blade

of grass where fairy circles put teeth to save

angel voices from heaven I can softly hear

tulip gossip disappears as sleep I, too, crave


Joni’s blog is Rum and Robots, where she has published poetry, photography, and short stories. Take a look at Joni’s work in Spillwords Press NYC, Vita Brevis Press, The Finest Example, The Tiny Seed Literary Journal, I Write Her – The Short of it, and MasticadoresUSA. Joni’s work was included in the following anthologies: The Sound of Brilliance (The Short of It Publishing, Volume 1 2020), Inner Eye (Poets Choice, 2021), and It’s Not Easy (Poets Choice 2021). Her blog is an effort to give back – she is a surviving Adult Child of Alcoholics. Joni is a retired nurse and paralegal.

You can also read her writing on Instagram @jonicaggiano and Twitter @theinnerchild1.

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16 Comments Add yours

  1. Terveen Gill says:

    Joni’s words usher in Spring here at MasticadoresIndia. It’s such a lovely feeling of warmth and the sounds of nature liven up the bright atmosphere. There’s something magical about this season. The reemergence of longer, warmer days, new life sprouts from where it was rendered incapacitated by winter. Hope sings its song in the perfect melody.
    Congratulations Joni!

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    1. jonicaggiano says:

      Thank you Terveen it is always such a joy and a pleasure to be here. Have an amazing and blessed day and Happy International Women’s Day to you too! Big Hugs, Joni

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  2. So true that it creates the perfect picture of spring. Beautiful as nature provides. Happy International women’s day, Joni.

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    1. jonicaggiano says:

      Thank you for reading Shobana and a great big Happy International Women’s Day to you. Blessing to you and your loved ones as well. Big Hugs, Joni

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      1. You are welcome, Joni


  3. Cassa Bassa says:

    Full of life! I love reading Joni’s poetry cos there is always new life and cherishing nature.

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    1. jonicaggiano says:

      Hi Cassa, thank you so much for such a kind comment. I do love all the amazing beauty found in nature, it amazes me some times. Hope you have a great week my friend. Big hugs, Joni

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  4. Sweet as the smell of a Spring breeze…I felt I fell into a comfy recliner and watched Nature leave its hibernation and unfold all around me,
    You put me there Joni. it made me smile and sigh:)

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    1. jonicaggiano says:

      Oh thank you my kind hearted Karima, you are a sweetheart. I am glad you smiled my friend. I saw that precious egg picture and I couldn’t stop smiling. Terveen really picked a winning photograph. Sending you my love and Happy International Women’s Day to you too!!! Love Joni

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      1. Happy International Women’s Day to you too beautiful ❤️👍🤗


  5. You remind us of so much going on…so many parts to rebirth and regrowth.

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  6. Such beauty in your poem Joni with all of the beauty of spring. Love the feel and lyrics in your piece and the sweet egg angel watching over the room. Always wonderful to read your well crafted work! 💖

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