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Poetry Sunday-A-May-Zing




 A-May-Zing Times in the Garden



It’s May, it’s May the bluebird sang,

And robin echoed hooray with his glad refrain!



The frog croaked with delight as he sprang from the pond,

To welcome his friends to their new surrounds.



And buzzing bees joined hummingbirds on the wing,

This time in the garden is just A-May-Zing!



© Donna Donabella 2013



I had a lot of fun writing this May poem in 2013.  Nature is awake and celebrating May with me.




I am joining in with Poets United for their weekly poetry link up for poets who blog.  Visit them to read some more wonderful verse.

bluebird collage

I am also linking in with the I Heart Macro meme hosted by Laura@Shine The Divine that happens every Saturday, and with Judith@Lavender Cottage who is hosting Mosaic Monday.  And I was invited to link in with Macro Monday Mixer hosted by



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Special Note:  The Eastern bluebirds pictured here like to visit and sometimes nest in our garden.  They are the State Bird of NY.   



I leave you with a few additional words about A-May-Zing MayI welcome you to download the photo and share it.


All other photos and original content is copyrighted and the sole property of Donna Donabella @ Living From Happiness, 2014-2015.  Any reprints or use of other photos or content is by permission only.

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  1. May 17, 2015    

    Wonderful favorite of mine!!…:)JP

    • May 17, 2015    

      The May garden and bluebirds….nothing better….thanks JP!

  2. May 17, 2015    

    Spring is always a great time for rejoicing for everyone

    • May 17, 2015    

      Right now 4 different types of frogs and toads are rejoicing in the pond all night… They are disturbing the peace with their party, but I like their style! 🙂

  3. May 17, 2015    

    Love tha A-may-zing.. You really made this sing. Alas we have rain today… 😉

    • May 19, 2015    

      Bjorn I hope your weather is better and quite A-May-Zing!

  4. May 17, 2015    

    Ah, you have definitely gotten me in the spring mood with your photos and poetry. I love the bluebird. Haven’t seen one of them in a long time around here, but robins are abundant. As for bees, sigh, they become fewer and fewer…. A good day to you, Donna!

    • May 19, 2015    

      Thanks Mary…it is sad the birds and bees are fewer and fewer!

  5. May 17, 2015    

    Loved this beautiful depiction of Spring 😀
    Adorable pictures too..!
    Beautifully written 😀

    Lots of love

    • May 19, 2015    

      Thanks so much Sanaa! Spring is such a joyous time!

  6. May 17, 2015    

    Amazingly beautiful and all as expected in May. Beautiful write and beautiful pics, Donna!


  7. May 17, 2015    

    Oh I do love that zing you have shared with us…we for one feel springy and more cheerful having read your magical words..

    • May 19, 2015    

      Oh Jae Rose I am so happy you are more cheerful and springy from reading my poem!

  8. May 17, 2015    

    Lovely blue birds:)

    • May 19, 2015    

      So glad you love our beautiful birds Elena!

  9. May 17, 2015    

    Such heavenly space!!

    • May 19, 2015    

      So much gratitude for your lovely words Vandana!

  10. May 17, 2015    

    what an amazing chorus. definitely a springtime chorale.

    loved the first photo 🙂

    • May 19, 2015    

      Aren’t they stunning birds totomai!

  11. May 17, 2015    

    This poem lifts the heart. I love the beautiful photo of the bluebird up top!

    • May 19, 2015    

      Oh I am so pleased you enjoyed it Sherry…the bluebirds are ‘amazing’ birds! 🙂

  12. May 17, 2015    

    Loved that photo and your words…

    where the night is without wind

  13. May 17, 2015    

    a May zing word play; im happy 🙂

    thanks for today’s sharing

    much love…

    • May 19, 2015    

      Oh thank you gillena! So glad you enjoyed the poem.

  14. May 17, 2015    

    Donna, I love the blue bird and I didn’t know it’s our NY state bird. The poem is lovely and playful. I’m on a break from blogging, too busy to post, but wanted to stop by to say hello 🙂

    • May 19, 2015    

      So glad you stopped by Loredana…enjoy your break and those special bluebirds when you see them!

  15. May 17, 2015    

    Indeed! At times I have to sit still and listen to May!

    • May 19, 2015    

      I am listening to May right now as the frog chorus keeps us entertained.

  16. May 17, 2015    

    A May Zing makes the heart sing to the song of the bluebirds…you have created a happy poem and I enjoyed the sounds of your May day..

    • May 19, 2015    

      Oh I am pleased you enjoyed my May Truedessa!

  17. May 17, 2015    

    Love the zing in your voice here.

  18. May 17, 2015    

    Ah, the welcoming sounds of almost-summer 🙂 The sight of bluebirds and cardinals still thrill me–I just moved to the East Coast from the Midwest a year ago. They have such brilliant colors! Have a good evening

    • May 19, 2015    

      Glad you are enjoying the sights of spring especially the birds!

  19. May 17, 2015    

    I can hear the upbeat Spring step in your voice Donna, what a happy time of year!

    • May 19, 2015    

      Indeed Julie even with cold temps and more frost looming…it is still delightful!

  20. May 17, 2015    

    delightful! and the bluebirds are lovely!

  21. Peggy Peggy
    May 17, 2015    

    What a joyous description of spring! Made me feel happy to read this.

    • May 19, 2015    

      Oh that is wonderful Peggy…thank you!

  22. May 17, 2015    

    Enjoy May, your garden and the birds! I loved the happy feel of your poem.

    • May 19, 2015    

      Thanks Gabriella…the birds and garden are just kicking into high ‘spring’ gear!

  23. May 17, 2015    

    Oh, that’s a delight! So joyous, so carefree. 🙂

  24. May 17, 2015    

    Oh a happy poem and I love bluebirds but I never see them here..I hope they will choose your yard this year…Michelle

    • May 19, 2015    

      Sadly they did not Michelle but I still hope we will see them nearby!

  25. May 18, 2015    

    awww…love your ‘A-May-Zing!’ Spring voice…d e l i g h t f u l ! ! ! & lovely photos too Donna!

    • May 19, 2015    

      Thanks Sumana…spring is too delightful not to share!

  26. May 18, 2015    

    oh my, what a HAPPY poem!
    enjoyed it!

  27. May 18, 2015    

    Great poem, now if only the weather was May-ish.

    • May 19, 2015    

      It was May-ish for awhile and then summer-ish and now fall-ish…ah spring…so unpredictable!

  28. May 18, 2015    

    Donna, your May poem is so cute. I love to hear the sounds of the frogs and birds in spring. Your bluebirds are beautiful.
    Have a happy day and week ahead!

    • May 19, 2015    

      The frogs have been non-stop…we have 5 types now in the chorus….what fun!

  29. May 18, 2015    

    Donna, Those bluebirds are wonderful. Thanks for sharing. Sylvia D.

  30. May 18, 2015    

    I have a bird feeder in the back garden, yesterday I spotted a bird I had not seen before, he was a beautiful grey. He dropped to the wall, and just a suddenly, a large yellow cat replaced him….it all happened so quickly, one moment I was looking at the bird, and the next a large yellow cat. I think the grey bird also saw the cat, he got away! Thank you for the poem of May.

  31. Debbie Debbie
    May 18, 2015    

    I love, love, love your poem for today. It made me so happy. Thanks for the photo with the bluebird with the quote, I save them all.

    • May 19, 2015    

      Oh Debbie you are too kind…thank you and I am so grateful for your support!

  32. May 18, 2015    

    Absolutely beautiful series Donna… gorgeous birds! Thanks so much for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro ♥

  33. May 18, 2015    

    Another wonderful visit 🙂

    • May 19, 2015    

      Oh delightful to know you enjoyed the poem!

  34. Pat Pat
    May 18, 2015    

    Beautiful post. Love the little Bluebirds.

  35. May 18, 2015    

    Beautiful pictures… and words. 🙂

  36. May 18, 2015    

    Oh my goodness! The first & last photos made me so so so happy! Bluebirds are one of my favorite birds, so I am delighted to see (+ hear) them here.

    • May 19, 2015    

      Wonderful to hear you have these beloved birds visiting you too!

  37. May 18, 2015    

    May is so wondrous in so many parts of the world. It has been delightful here in The Sonora Desert, as we have enjoyed cooler than average May temps. so this year, from me, you;ll get a resounding “Yay for May!”

    • May 19, 2015    

      So glad your spring has been wonderful Kim!

  38. Judith @ Lavender Cottage Judith @ Lavender Cottage
    May 18, 2015    

    Very much to the point of what May shares with us. Delightful Donna and great photos of the bluebird.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

  39. May 19, 2015    

    Wonderful!! Wonderful, indeed…celebrating May, just like this! Great poem, Donna!
    Hooray for May,
    If I may to say…
    Hooray… for the blue birds,
    For the blue skies
    And for the all blossoms,
    That in the garden’s soul
    you will can find…”
    (ps. sorry if I have some grammar errors in my lyrics…still learning to express in english as much well, as I can..)
    Warm greetings to you and a very sunny week for soul in may!

    • May 19, 2015    

      Oh I loved your May poem Alexa….perfect!

  40. May 19, 2015    

    Lovely photos of a lovely bird!
    Please come share at

  41. May 19, 2015    

    Ah, Donna, I’m still smiling! So enjoyed your words! Thank you! :)x

  42. Sweet and joyful! 🙂

  43. May 19, 2015    

    love the accompanying images. they are so spring and of May. smiles.

    • May 19, 2015    

      Smiles back! Spring just makes us smile!

  44. May 19, 2015    

    This is such a joyful poem and the bluebirds are so beautiful 🙂

    • May 19, 2015    

      Oh Cherie so glad you enjoyed them….

  45. May 19, 2015    

    Wonderful bluebird photos.
    Ours come out so dark – yours are full of light!
    Thanks for sharing at

    • May 20, 2015    

      I think it has a lot to do with whether the bird is male or female and the time of year….in spring the blue of the males becomes more luminescent and lighter.

  46. May 20, 2015    

    Wooow, What a gentlel bird you have shown us! Tank you so much for sharing.The beauty of the figure and the color is surely a gift from God.

    • May 20, 2015    

      I couldn’t agree more…it is a gorgeous bird!

  47. May 20, 2015    

    Absolutely delightful, Donna. 🙂

    • May 20, 2015    

      So glad you really enjoyed it Ginnie!

  48. May 20, 2015    

    Thank you, Donna, for your kind comments on my blog. What a delightful spring poem! I just love it when when all the flowers, insects and animals start to proliferate!

    • May 20, 2015    

      Oh thanks so much Caroline….I do think spring is just such a joyous time….

  49. May 20, 2015    

    Bluebirds are beautiful and you have wonderful images and words of them. Nice to see the winged happiness arrive.

    • May 20, 2015    

      May, to me, is the the happiest month in blooms and critters as spring kicks in and smiles at us….

  50. May 21, 2015    

    Such a beautiful tiny bird and such a wonderful work!!!

    • May 24, 2015    

      So glad you enjoyed the bluebirds….

  51. May 24, 2015    

    Your photo tied for the second-most clicks at the Macro Monday Mixer. Congrats! Hope to see you there this week!

  52. May 24, 2015    

    Beautiful photo and poem Donna.

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