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Poetry Sunday-Adieu






As we begin our walk through autumn paths

take time to sit and watch the leaves turn;

hear them gently touch the ground in a whisper…adieu.



 © Donna Donabella 2011


This continues my lament of Autumn now moving toward our cold, snowy winters which can show up even in November.  I am just buttoning up the garden in early November as the weather gets chilly, misty and gray.

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.

And I am joining in another wonderful meme at  A Spirit of Simplicity.  It is called Tuesday Afternoon where Kara celebrates a nice slow day in a busy week.  Check out her blog and the meme on Tuesday.



If you enjoy reading this blog, I welcome you to share it with others. I enjoy spreading the blog love, and I appreciate all who come and read my blogs. 





Special Note:  The pictures were taken in my garden this year at the end of October.




I leave you with a few additional words about Autumn as it heads to meet Winter.  I 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. November 1, 2015    

    Good reminder to slow down and appreciate what we is now instead of seeing winter bareness in the making. Leavetaking is sad but at least you did not say ‘Goodbye’ Donna- p.s. thanks for the ‘Tuesday afternoon’ link up and by the way – love the Feather quote re happiness.

    • November 7, 2015    

      I have learned to embrace winter more now Laura….I will have a special winter post here next week setting the stage…although it is looking like fall, the weather has been pretty mild so that helps too.

  2. November 1, 2015    

    Ah, you have expressed well the sadness of autumn’s exodus. Your poem is a gentle poem, and I can hear autumn’s quiet good-bye in that word ‘adieu.’ Very subtle.

    • November 7, 2015    

      Thanks Mary…by your words, thenI have achieved what I set out for in the mood of the poem.

  3. November 1, 2015    

    as poignant as autumn

    • November 7, 2015    

      What a lovely thing to say…thank you!

  4. November 1, 2015    

    Gently touching the ground like a whisper – what a sublime line – and adieu is always better than farewell…beautiful and bold

    • November 7, 2015    

      You always make me feel so good about my poetry Jae Rose! Thank you!

  5. November 1, 2015    

    Such a beautiful poem reminding us about the end of the season… I can almost hear the leaves fall..
    Beautifully rendered 🙂

    Lots of love,

    • November 7, 2015    

      It is amazing how nature can affect us…soft and gentle is how autumn feels to me. So glad you liked the poem Sanaa.

  6. November 1, 2015    

    I really love the feeling of that adieu… though I hope they really would whisper au revoir.. I’m sure they will return in spring.

    • November 7, 2015    

      That is the hope that each autumn brings….the return to spring eventually after a long rest.

  7. November 1, 2015    

    This morning I woke up to a post Halloween hangover, no not drunken, but a feeling that the time change, the new month, the end of a season was truly happening.

    Beautiful poem and images Donna…very timely.


    • November 7, 2015    

      I typically feel a bit more melancholy when the time changes Jen….so watching nature and finding the joy it holds helps…so glad you liked the poem!

  8. November 1, 2015    

    i have always enjoyed your beautiful photography and poetry.
    this one is no different. 🙂

    • November 7, 2015    

      Such high praise…I thank you so much for brightening my day!

  9. November 1, 2015    

    Like the use of adieu here…lovely.

    • November 7, 2015    

      Thank you! Yes that soft whisper of a goodbye as the seasons begin to meld…

  10. November 1, 2015    

    So lovely and peaceful.

    • November 7, 2015    

      Thank you! There is such a peace in the quiet goodbye of autumn…knowing that it will all be back in a garden of glory soon enough.

  11. November 1, 2015    

    She will be back.
    Even the earth deserves a rest.
    I feel your melancholy, but love the beauty you captured as well.

    • November 7, 2015    

      You are amazing Soosie…..I love how we connect! Thank you always for your support…..

  12. November 1, 2015    

    Nicely done!

  13. November 1, 2015    

    mhm, we should stop to look around and embrace what autumn has to offer.

    • November 7, 2015    

      Exactly Nataša! There is so much to experience and see.

  14. November 1, 2015    

    lovely and a bit nostalgic too

    have a nice Sunday Donna; i’m happy you stopped by my Sunday Lime today

    much love…

    • November 7, 2015    

      Yes lovely that you felt that nostalgia….it is subtle but there…thank you for dropping by Gillena!

  15. HA HA
    November 1, 2015    

    Lovely. That whisper is beautiful. 🙂

    • November 7, 2015    

      Sitting in nature you can just hear it! Thank you for the lovely comment.

  16. November 1, 2015    

    Oh I love the idea of the leaves whispering adieu!

    • November 7, 2015    

      I am so happy you enjoyed that special part t the poem Sherry.

  17. ZQ ZQ
    November 1, 2015    

    Yes, let us say Adieu to the season and Bon Jour to another 🙂

    • November 7, 2015    

      Absolutely…I love that welcome to winter…a much maligned season.

  18. November 1, 2015    

    Ah! This is so soft and beautiful. Loved the poem and the picture.

  19. November 1, 2015    

    I am always torn when autumn arrives. The beauty it brings is awesome, but knowing that winter is not far away is saddening.

    • November 7, 2015    

      Yes it can be…but I am learning to embrace winter more especially here in snow country.

  20. November 1, 2015    

    While in the Southern hemisphere we already have had warm to hot days and long for rain that has been shy this year.

    • November 7, 2015    

      Yes Robin you are now in the growing season while we are getting ready for a rest!

  21. November 1, 2015    

    Yes. Yes. I’d love to use this poem to illustrate my next prompt–this week’s midweek motif on tranquility. May I?

    • November 1, 2015    

      Oh my yes please do use it…I am honored Susan!

  22. November 1, 2015    

    Adieu – to God… much better than goodbye. This is a lovely poem that captures much in its simple and gentle tone.

    • November 7, 2015    

      How nice of you to say so…thank you!

  23. Victoria Victoria
    November 2, 2015    

    Well caught – the connection of autumn with good-bye and death.

    • November 7, 2015    

      Yes there is a lot of connection with aging and autumn.

  24. November 2, 2015    

    Absolutely love this, Donna!! Fall is my favorite time of year. I love to watch the leaves turn 🙂

    • November 7, 2015    

      And it is even better when it lasts longer!

  25. November 2, 2015    

    We’re having unseasonably warm and sunny weather here for the first week in November — more an extra week of October and very welcome. It’s hard to love November in the northeast!

    • November 7, 2015    

      I agree Jean…especially when it gets cold and dark and snowy in November…this year the weather is giving us a special fall.

  26. November 3, 2015    

    A lovely simplicity in this … and yet, so delicately woven.

    • November 7, 2015    

      Such lovely praise Wendy…thank you!

  27. November 3, 2015    

    what a beautiful poem. I hear them say adieu…

  28. November 4, 2015    

    Our autumn seems to be clinging on to the last bit of summer warmth and the colours are amazing 🙂

    • November 7, 2015    

      That is wonderful Cherie….our leaves are almost gone but the warm weather has many hanging on and autumn lingering a while longer.

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