August 3, 2018

Guarding My Lost Heart

Dedicated to ~
Les Castellana
Tamworth, NH

Old friend and lover
comes to mind
thoughts of the past
tugs at my heart

Moments shared
one misses true love
implanted deep
into the heart

Happiness in the mind
peace within the soul
life moves on gently
past always to remain

Sharing your love
brings joy to my being
you will always remain
a deep shadow...

guarding my lost heart

- Rhoda Galgiani

July 31, 2018

Blooming Hearts

Quiet images along the shore
stroll at their own pace
silent thoughts hinder moments
positive erase negative once more

Breezes clears the mind
images become crystal clear
a step in the right direction
becomes stable and kind

Daily grind will consume
spirits suddenly weaken
believe faith is the key
His love will always remain...

within your blooming heart

- Rhoda Galgiani

July 26, 2018


People talk
breath utters nonsense
those who listen accept quietly

No opinions
no logical understanding
no intelligence

If one dares
to question words spoken
they are trouble makers

So...all remain
quiet on the scene
today and everyday

Intelligence never
grows with certain people
who remain dormant

Not choosing
to live in silence
I will question and learn

Just an opinion
not very popular...
how about you???

- Rhoda Galgiani

July 23, 2018

Long Island Weather..~ haiku.

breezy is today 
sun bright we come out to play
later rain is wet

- Rhoda Galgiani

July 20, 2018

I Love You...

I touch your cheek with tender thoughts
moments we shared with delight
slows the pace of worldly treads
hold on to each other real tight

What else should be shared
love is full deep within
carried throughout the day
loyalty between two does begin

Precious love from dawn to dusk
happy thoughts remain throughout
joy carried from me to you
let me laugh and cry and shout...

I love you

- Rhoda Galgiani

July 17, 2018


Fear -
succumbs us at times
quickly without introduction
why it comes we don't know
maybe an event from childhood

Fear -
is a real confining gesture
grabs our being holds tightly
mind shifts thought only to come back
shivers overtake, spine begins to sweat

Fear -
with right thoughts can be overcome
one who work the mind in a calm manner
trains one's thought pattern to understand emotion
learn how to deal with continued evil patterns

Fear -
can be overcome with work and fortitude
time is on one's side with patience
love of thy self is the golden reward
learn to take care of one's own mind and...

trust of one thoughts will overtake fear

- Rhoda Galgiani

July 15, 2018

His Love Is Always With Us!

Warmth within - a feeling of calm
joy come to thee as promised
with continued faith that grows

Alone - one is not alone
the mind must absorb that truth
for without it - one would be alone

Time moves on for all who carry woe
somehow we get through our doubts
somehow we manage to endure...

for His love is always with us
that shows us the way

- Rhoda Galgiani

July 14, 2018

Rhoda's Bookshelf Goes Boom!

Suddenly a boom
bookshelf on the floor
hours of poems to see no more
walls old - mollies fell out too soon!

Books aligned all in a row
could see books published so proud
a crash burst my pages so loud
sad to see mess pages lay so low

All is well books I will store
could have fell on my head so hard
or happened when I was out in yard
little sad I am but, won't fall no more...

all fixed by Rhoda

July 3, 2018

Nature''s Promise ~ haiku

nature lifts us all
green foliage brightens our way
promise seen today

Rhoda Galgiani

June 30, 2018


Blessings comes one's way if they believe
positive thoughts guides one to their right path
know He is on your side brings true faith...
without it one would surely die alone

Rhoda Galgiani

June 23, 2018

Clouds That Part

His Heavenly Home Shines Upon Us

Thoughts on a low scale
to figure out the grief among us
daily news is grim as we spill blood
not a word of comfort to share

Why has the world changed so
is it the media or the phones
or that people just don't care
to converse in a civil manner

Tube is something to be desired
flip the channels up and down
so dismayed end up with a frown
try not to give in to hatred among us

Tomorrow clouds that part
brighter day to dwell with a spirit lifted
tears come from His heavenly home
as He desperately tries to...

 wash the world clean - again

Rhoda Galgiani

June 14, 2018

Find Happiness Within

Thoughts of tranquility
moments of peace
time moves right along
comfort found deep within

Time to take charge
life is of ones making
time to look ahead
joy is there to be found

World is full of hate
filters into the brain
take control feel the calm
all to make their own plan

Take a deep breath
fresh air fills the lungs
moments of love comes
let it in - let it grow inside...

to be shared with those 
who touch you

Rhoda Galgiani

June 12, 2018

Oh Beautiful...

Spring buds have bloomed
silent from the long winter past
grass is lovely green
trees follow their path

Heavenly blue skies in my sight
brings such love from His home
a perfect day of rejoice
brings one not wanting to roam

How can one not love this land
so beautiful to the eye
pride in carried deep within
a prayer I say with a sigh

when I think about America

Rhoda Galgiani

June 7, 2018

Posting Blues!!!

Guess it's time to write again
miss it but, don't know where to begin
life sort of a downer the past few days
very lonely as I live in my simple ways

What can I say when one lives alone
oh, I am self caring don't want for a bone
but, friends all have family that call and care
somehow my family just doesn't seem to be aware

Sometimes I just wish someone would say
can I do something for you in a kind sort of way
not that I need help and all that stuff
just long for a smile when going gets tough

Well, I guess this mood will soon past
maybe I miss my writing from long ago last
I thank Gracie and KiKi they catch me when I fall
for without them there would be no love at all...

in Patchogue!

(thank you for your reading support)

April 24, 2018

A Note From Rhoda...

I feel,
 I have come to the end for posting.
It has been a long nine years
and I am ready for a break.
Please check out the many pages
I have posted in the Blog Archive
and enjoy...

Gracie, KiKi and I 
send continuous love!!!

Rhoda Galgiani

April 2, 2018

Hmmmmm Again - haiku

Spring 2018

a wintry surprise
eight inches of pure white snow
goodbye spring, again!

- Rhoda Galgiani

March 28, 2018

Nature's Gifts ~ haiku

gentle morning mist
scarlet glow sets evening sun
nature's unwrapped gifts

- Rhoda Galgiani

March 26, 2018

Spring, Oh Spring!

Spring comes to me
with sparkle and glow
as the sun shines brightly
on a day yearned for so

Buds beautifully come to bloom 
although struggle in the ground
been a long winters sleep
reach the sun soon to be found

Tree leaves will flourish their birth
birds chirp while they build their nests
squirrels run and play together
lay on branches they come to rest

Spring, oh spring excited you are here
longed for months for you to show
beautiful time for all to warmly share
happy days we're all a sunny glow

- Rhoda Galgiani

March 19, 2018

A Long Winter's Day

Today is calm a pure delight
sun brightly shining
kitties enjoy the window light

Winter has been harsh for all
cold and dreary each morn
seems all started late last fall

Know down deep spring is near
all wait with gladness to share
first spring day is rain - don't cheer

Days will come full of play
long winter for all is now gone
silently sleeps until another day

- Rhoda Galgiani

March 15, 2018


Long ago, feelings gone and lost
disappeared - who cared the cost,
emotion tears the mind apart
knew truth from a youthful start

Carry on with life’s unsettled woes
doing what’s right the simple life goes,
nurtures all except for whats within
fulfills emotion so love can begin

Time passed year to year
thoughts embedded hides a tear,
knowing peace would come one day
one is tested to see if faith strays

The heart though strained and tried
carried a pain difficult to hide,
the day suddenly told its goodbyes
to a world that displays hidden lies -

as sorrow slowly buries its past

- Rhoda Galgiani

March 4, 2018

Memory's Book

Misty dawn’s light touches the windowsill
awakes the sleeping silent Whippoorwill
calls his heart to sing an early morn's song
chanting to others, he sings - come along

Take the road that leads to a peaceful walk
stroll together, we remember and talk
special events in our life come and go
nothing to change, happy with what we sow

All that crossed our life’s path was pure delight
as it was intended, life was just right
memories tucked away in the mind’s book
there for one to savor and take a look

Old pages worn and torn from fingers touch
looking back fills the heart with love and such

- Rhoda Galgiani

February 19, 2018

Night Clouds

Movement of the moon as it
slithers across the sky, casts a glow
that displays the characters designed
within the night clouds resting.

Forming of distinguished shapes
within themselves by a gentle breeze
passes in the night, swirls by on
its own destination of adventure.

Covered by the evenings darkest of hue
the glorious creations floats in a manner
of lifelessness, but eagerly says to all,
“Come sit with me, if only for a moment”.

Pausing, with wants to caress the momentum
of the passing object of a misty monument, 
the spirit lingers as it defies its own destiny,
wonders if it dares to linger a moment longer. 

Moving to another point in time the night
clouds abandon its glorious spot for another as,
new shape for tomorrow develops for the youthful
eyes to see, as the new dawn’s morn opens…

just for a moment with its visual truth.

- Rhoda Galgiani

February 10, 2018

Rainstorm ~ haiku

KiKi (9 Mos. Old) Looking for Those Raindrops!!!

rainstorm comes to us
plants wet drops on windowsill
mother nature's love

- Rhoda Galgiani

Author's Note:
Haiku is a Japanese Form of Poetry
consisting of 3 lines with set syllable count
1st line = 5, 2nd line = 7, 3rd line = 5
Subject is about Nature only...rg

February 8, 2018

The Soul Storm

The soul is calm
it guides the body
through the curvatures
of the worlds highway

Moments now and again
brings a bend or a sway
as bouts of displeasures
battle its weary frame

Storms arouse the soul
again to test limits
grabs one's being to
reveal their stability

Strength within
captures the essence
surrounds the heart that beats
giving protection from the...

soul storm 
that invaded thee

- Rhoda Galgiani

February 2, 2018

Looking Forward

Looking forward
is where I want to be
for it leads me straight
so my eyes can see
a vision in my mind
guides me to thee

Looking forward
is feeling grand
as I grow within
I take my stand
following Him
I take His hand

Looking forward
I shall not carry a frown
nor hear the sad words
from ones who are down
for their light has not come
they can’t see His crown

- Rhoda Galgiani

January 31, 2018


Gracie at 3 Years Old

Her kitty heart is always with me
I am so blessed to have her home
she comes to me with a gentle touch
never wants to wander and roam

Having a dog would be just great
apartment can't handle the in and outs
my love is a kitty its my life right now
she my bud there's surely no doubts

Her name is Gracie and she is now nine
still has her asthma and meds each night
but in spite of it all she is the best
she loves her Mommy and all is just right

- Rhoda Galgiani