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Midweek Poem-Yesterday

Midweek Poem-Yesterday

  Yesterday     Some days I sit with melancholy moods. Slipping back to yesterdays, where memories are strongest, yet so very far away.       And I long for those days, such an absence, aching now to regain playful flashes.       But they seem gone, those firsts…. riding a bike with […]

Poetry Sunday-Dear Imagination

Poetry Sunday-Dear Imagination

    Dear Imagination:     You come to me on crayon-colored rainbows scrawled on envelopes and walls. You ride on the wind with swings flying high, and bike spokes pinned with cards, clapping like hoof beats. You roll down hills laughing so hard you can hardly breath. And you plunk down in a meadow plucking yellow and […]

Poetry Sunday-Box Full of Darkness

Poetry Sunday-Box Full of Darkness

Box Full of Darkness     I open this box again. Its dark demons still survive there. The bruises, the slaps, the cuts- Pain still runs deep in the scars.     You told someone recently you remembered me fondly. And my snort of derision was a surprise. Maybe a slap back. But this ‘box […]

Happy Birthday to My Hero, My Dad

Happy Birthday to My Hero, My Dad

“He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.”   ~Clarence Budington Kelland     Reblogged, and edited from an earlier post on my other blog, Gardens Eye View.     Today my dad (Eugene J. Abel, Sr.; better known as Gene) would have been 82  87 years young. […]

Wildlife Lesson-Squirreling Around

Wildlife Lesson-Squirreling Around

“Not much goes on in the mind of a squirrel. Huge portions of what is loosely termed “the squirrel brain” are given over to one thought:  food. The average squirrel cogitation goes something like this: I wonder what there is to eat.” ~ Kate DiCamillo       I have not always been fond of squirrels….eastern […]

Creativity Sunday-Holiday Views

Creativity Sunday-Holiday Views

“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.”   ~Norman Vincent Peale     It has been almost 18 years since the passing of my father….40 years for my husband’s father, when he was just 15.  And 10 years ago, his mother died leaving a huge void […]

Wildlife Lessons: Welcoming Autumn V...

Wildlife Lessons:  Welcoming Autumn Visitors

“These are brand-new birds of    twelve-months’ growing,   Which a year ago, or less than twain,    No finches were, nor nightingales,   Nor thrushes,      But only particles of grain,    And earth and air, and rain.”   ~Thomas Hardy     In spring, I wait patiently for life to stir in my garden.  For the first native […]

Poetry Sunday-Gone Are The Days

Poetry Sunday-Gone Are The Days

    Gone Are The Days     A nip in the air has hastened the hour of hardening the soil and death in the bower. The harvest is done; the cold winds do howl. Gone are the days of seed and the trowel.      © Donna Donabella 2012     __________________________________________________________ As November […]

End of Month Potpourri-October 2015

End of Month Potpourri-October 2015

“Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.”  ~Jim Bishop       The morning of the full moon in September, the sun promised to rise in a glorious fashion.  The last bright star still glowed as the sun peeked over the horizon.  So I went out into the garden to […]

Poetry Sunday-Rising With The Snow

Poetry Sunday-Rising With The Snow

  Rising With The Snow     As October skies diminish their light, Flower beds begin to pull their covers tight. Bid farewell to Susan and Petunia hanging low- As we greet Pansy and Rose still rising with the snow.      © Donna Donabella 2011   __________________________________________________________ This is an early poem inspired by […]

Poetry Sunday-Memories of Fall

Poetry Sunday-Memories of Fall

    Memories of Fall     What are the sounds, the smells of fall? Do you remember them one and all- The scent of the leaves beginning to fall, The howl of chill winds and mournful calls. The crow’s lonesome caw adrift on the wing, Has me dreaming already of flowers in spring.   […]

Poetry Sunday-August Days

Poetry Sunday-August Days

      August Days      The fairy lights have all gone out, The darkness lingers now. Summer’s vacation is ending soon As she takes her final bow.     No, I will not think of that time. No, now I will rejoice for such, Are the warm, quiet August days I treasure oh […]

Poetry Sunday-August Muse

Poetry Sunday-August Muse

August Muse     August seems such a strange month. The weather shifting in and out of season. And those glorious golden days, The hot sun still parching my garden.     Flowers fading, fruit ripens And my thoughts turn a bit melancholy. As the raucous noise of summer fades, And friends depart for their […]

Poetry Sunday-Summer Breezes

Poetry Sunday-Summer Breezes

  Summer Breezes      A sea of gold set ablaze in the hot sun. I squint to watch a monarch dance with a bee, Adrift on the sultry breeze. As it caresses my skin and sets my soul on fire, I am lost in the lazy hum of the garden. All life here has succumbed […]

Poetry Sunday-Summer Memories

Poetry Sunday-Summer Memories

  Summer Memories     Lazy days beneath the leaves, Soft rain falling, feel the warm breeze. Shouts of joy, blooms of gold, Dreams of childhood; tales to be told.     When finally in my older days, These are the summer memories that never will fade.      © Donna Donabella 2012     […]

Poetry Sunday-Fun In The Sun

Poetry Sunday-Fun In The Sun

Fun In The Sun Days     Humid days, hazy days, Crazy, busy travel days.     Fireworks and Fair days, Burgers, popsicles and S’more days.     Sprinklers and beach days, Flip flops, sunburns, staying cool days.     Please never let them end- These summer fun in the sun days!      © Donna […]

End of Month Potpourri-June 2015

End of Month Potpourri-June 2015

“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.”  ~Maya Angelou     One of the people I was introduced to in the April Love course, I wrote about last week, was Andrea Schroeder.  She has a wonderful website called, Creative Dream Incubator.  And it is here where I was reconnected with my creative dream, […]

Poetry Sunday-Lazy Days

Poetry Sunday-Lazy Days

  Lazy Days     Lazy days return with warm, soft breezes. Regaining my senses, my natural rhythm, I wake with the sunrise.  To go swimming and wading in the creek, Exploring meadows to pick fresh, fragrant flowers.     There are afternoon naps beneath tall trees, Gazing at clouds to spy a ship, a […]

Poetry Sunday-Joyful Play

Poetry Sunday-Joyful Play

  Joyful Play   With arms outstretched, I whirl around Floating, spinning above the ground. Tiny feet dance on large shiny shoes, Piggy back rides with giants amuse.     As I ride the waves on the back of a whale, Now thrown off, high in the air I sail! And on the sandy beach we […]

Poetry Sunday-When The Light Went Out

Poetry Sunday-When The Light Went Out

When The Light Went Out     The light went out of my life that day. It was swallowed whole, trapped in a cave. Though I try in vain to bring it back, It alludes me now, gone to black.     And I feel somedays like the walking dead. Nowhere am I going, nowhere have […]

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“Make happy those who are near and those who are far will come.” ~Chinese proverb

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