Fairy Feast by Joni Caggiano

A grown lady fairy and a child fairy sitting amongst mushrooms, flowers and berries
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vanish into

sultry eyeless

air, baffling fog

senses dimly

pale as love

sealing hearts

alike elegant

evening primrose

my dainty fingers

elongate, grow

sensors fondling

tree swing

holding your

last laugh

stars cry gilded

tears leaving

trails of wispy

light floating

the moon

covers her

glow with a

red umbrella

fairies, will

you mourn

losses that leave

pieces of heart

on mushrooms

tomorrow on

fairy circles

surrender those

pieces with

faint tranquility


the flower of

your white fruit


Joni is an internationally known and published poet, photographer, and author.  She is a co-author of the Amazon #1 bestselling poetry anthology “Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women”, and the upcoming poetry anthology, “Hidden in Childhood” to be released late January 2023 by Literary Revelations.  She is a regular contributor to MasticadoresIndia and a regular contributor to MasticadoresUSA and Spillwords Press NYC, where she has been twice nominated and won Publication of the Month for, “Love Me Like a Luna”, (November 2022).  As a surviving Adult Child of Alcoholics (ACOA), Joni’s blog is Rum and Robots and her complete list of books, anthologies, magazines and contests can be found at Joni Caggiano’s Publications.  Joni’s blog is an effort to help other ACOAs through faith and a strong kinship with nature.  Joni is also a retired nurse.

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

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18 Comments Add yours

  1. Terveen Gill says:

    Joni’s poetry engulfs love and heartache in a magical spell as the surrounding natural elements react to the melancholy with utmost creativity. Sprinkled ever so gently with fantasy, the paths to mending a broken heart are many. I can visualize every line with immense clarity as the words give off trails of fairy dust.
    Congratulations Joni!

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    1. jonicaggiano says:

      Dearest Terveen, thank you for your sweet words; they are very appreciated. I love the way you read my words and always get it. Yes, it is indeed a broken heart. Thank you so much for your kindness and for your graciousness. Great Big Hugs! Joni

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  2. michnavs says:

    Oh, this is beautiful Joni…i adore the line drops, giving me a cliffhanger feeling ….it’s pretty interesting how you were able to play around with your readers emotions yet, there remains gentleness in the end.

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    1. jonicaggiano says:

      Oh thank you so much Mich. I am glad you like the feeling that the short pieces can produce. If possible I always try and have some gently or happy sensations in the end. Grateful for your reading MIch, it means a lot. Big hugs, Joni

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  3. Jeff Flesch says:

    Profound and so very beautiful. Your words always bring the sensations and feelings of nature directly into our hearts. Sending love and hugs, Joni.

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    1. jonicaggiano says:

      Thank you so much Jeff. You and I tend to use nature a lot to express our feelings. I appreciate you reading and your very kind comment. Sending love and hugs, Joni

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Jeff Flesch says:

        You’re most welcome, Joni. Ah, we do indeed. It’s always my pleasure. Thank you. Love and hugs. 🤗

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        1. jonicaggiano says:

          Beautiful Jeff, and so fun to see Francisco there as well. I love seeing my talented friends here, what a wonderful blessings, so much talent in one wonderful space. Have a brilliant weekend. Hugs, and love JOni

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  4. My dear friend, you have always been and will always be Nature’s witness and poet. In the realm of fairies, you cavorted freely with them as a child. They healed your pain of your traumatic childhood and you know their salves, their joys and fears.
    This is just so beautiful, delicate, and magical. You write what you see and Joni you see so much in their world. Congratulations on publication and I hear the most delicate glass windchimes in the trees when I read your words. Much love, Karima,❤️

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    1. jonicaggiano says:

      Dearest Karima, thank you for your beautifully written comment. I always feel like your comments are like poems within themselves. I appreciate your words, dear Karima and I will respond to you tomorrow. I look forward to talking with you and hearing you talk is always a treat. We have been looking for houses all day long. I feel exhausted. It is a lot, but I am holding on to the adventure. I always save treats for myself. Does that sound silly? Perhaps, Sending big hugs, and love.

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    2. You are one of my favorites you know.🤗


  5. Navin says:

    Such a beautiful & tender poem…the imagery is so beautiful & tender…sending you love, dear Joni ✨💟💫

    Liked by 1 person

    1. jonicaggiano says:

      Navin, my handsome and talented friend. Did I ever tell you that you look just like the first love of my eldest sister? Everyone in school had a crush on him. I spend my teenage years around him because his best friend was my first love. He was talented too. A musician who played by ear and wrote songs. Thank you for your comment and for reading me here, it means a lot Navin. Thank you and always sending you blessings and light. Love and hugs, Joni


  6. Fantastic imagery, Joni!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. jonicaggiano says:

      Thank you so much, dear Dawn. Hope you are having an amazing weekend. Big hugs, Joni

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Have a great week!


        1. jonicaggiano says:

          You too, my friend. Happy National Poetry day! Big hugs, Joni

          Liked by 1 person

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