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Poetry Sunday: Breath of Life


Breath of Life


The wind blows through me; the breath of life.

It restores me.

The soft rustling, white noise calms me-

Enveloped in a warm, cozy blanket.



Cool breeze on my skin like wading in a creek.

Waking my senses,

I rise to the scents and smells-

New grass, fragrant blooms, leaf mold.



The drone of bees blends with the wind chimes.

Their music tickles my mind.

Dozing, bringing a deep peace-

Descending, melting throughout my being.


©Donna Donabella 2017 



While listening to the stillness of late summer, early fall, there were few sounds but the wind.  These sounds filled me with the breath of life.  And this poem poured forth.



The pictures here are of fading sunflowers…they bring me such peace when I look upon them in fall.


I am joining in with Poets United for their weekly poetry link up, Poetry Pantry, for poets who blog.




I leave you with a few additional words about breath of life.  I welcome you to download the photo and share it.

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  1. October 22, 2017    

    You have painted some lovely imagery here Donna.

    • October 22, 2017    

      Thanks so much John….nature must get the credit for all the lovely scenes though. They fill me and pour forth with words that I hope will delight.

  2. October 22, 2017    

    Your sunflowers are so gorgeous. I love the peace and beauty your poem describes. Lovely.

    • October 23, 2017    

      Thanks so much Sherry…nature can bring us such immediate peace.

  3. October 22, 2017    

    This is absolutely exquisite 😀 especially love the images of; “Cool breeze on my skin like wading in a creek. Waking my senses, I rise to the scents and smells- new grass, fragrant blooms, leaf mold.” Beautifully rendered.❤️

  4. October 22, 2017    

    Perhaps it is the use of the word, “melting,” that set the stage for me. Comforting, as a visual.

    • October 28, 2017    

      Oh I loved that word too Annell…very comforting!

  5. October 22, 2017    

    Aha!! cozy nature to calm us, what else one needs?

    • October 28, 2017    

      Indeed Vandana….nature is all I need to calm myself!

  6. October 22, 2017    

    such memorable lines Donna – I shall always think of this when I hear the drone of bees:

    “Their music tickles my mind”

    • October 28, 2017    

      Oh how lovely Laura….bees always sound like music to me.

  7. Bjorn Rudberg Bjorn Rudberg
    October 22, 2017    

    Love the quiet atmosphere in this poem… I feel like I want to take another breath

    • October 28, 2017    

      Oh how nice of you to say so Bjorn….

  8. October 22, 2017    

    Your poem transported me to a place of peace. Thank you. Your photos are delightful as always.

  9. October 22, 2017    

    Such a gentle, beautiful breath of life.

    • October 28, 2017    

      It felt that way as I was writing this poem too!

  10. Mary Mary
    October 22, 2017    

    Beautiful! Reading it is like doing meditation. Such a peaceful poem.

    • October 28, 2017    

      Oh Mary what a wonderful image…a meditation!

  11. October 22, 2017    

    Such a beautiful sense of serenity in this piece–just gorgeous!

  12. October 22, 2017    

    A lovely – delicately sketched – cascade of words. You captured the concept of ‘being’ in the moment, brilliantly, in this piece, Donna.

    • October 28, 2017    

      Thank you Wendy….I have been working on being in the moment and to read your lovely comment means I am making progress…

  13. October 22, 2017    

    This is cleansing, peaceful, zen-like. It really does feel like a breath of life.

    • October 28, 2017    

      Ah how nice to read…zen-like! Thank you….

  14. October 22, 2017    

    Nature is so rejuvenating!

  15. October 23, 2017    

    Luv the unison with your natural surroundings and the serenity it brings you


    • October 28, 2017    

      Yes nature does bring me such serenity….thank you!

  16. October 23, 2017    

    Wondrous Nature with Her sound, fragrance and soft touch so beautifully captivated. A pleasure to read, Donna.

    • October 28, 2017    

      And a pleasure to write…thank you Sumana!

  17. October 23, 2017    

    Oh, Donna, your last stanza is such a delight! The entire poem is wonderful, but the last bit goes beyond–the sounds and image speak of living at its best, of finding the kind of tranquility that feeds the soul and keeps the body, balance and peace. Just delicious.

    • October 28, 2017    

      Oh thank you Magaly….yes that tranquility is so important and I love that you discovered that in my poem!

  18. October 23, 2017    

    Thank you for taking me there with you for a little while.

  19. October 23, 2017    

    Your words sound so peaceful, Donna, and I love that opening image.
    Have a nice day!

  20. Magical Mystical Teacher Magical Mystical Teacher
    October 23, 2017    

    This poem has a dreamy quality about it, almost a lullaby.

    • October 28, 2017    

      Oh how lovely…a lullaby! Thank you….

  21. October 24, 2017    

    This is so soothing! Lovely work.

  22. October 25, 2017    

    “…music tickles my mind….”. Perfect!

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