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Poetry Sunday-Creating My World



Creating My World


I touch the heaven inside of me

Flowing, boundless, creating my reality.


Always changing, twisting, transforming

Beliefs morphing, still being born, forming.


All before me limitless

Unending joy, pure bliss.


Listening, tapping into the whispers that surround

Nature’s miracles through my eyes abound.


A spirit transcending time and space

Manacles broken, no longer in a race.


Moment to moment the scene will change

As I try to capture it just out of range.


A word, a melody, the light

With pen and paint our senses delight.


So harness the wind, oh I think you can

Creating your world with a wave of your hand.



© Donna Donabella 2014



This poem was also created during that inspiring flight to see family in November.  I was in a very artistic mood, creating my world.



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.

water lily 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.  



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 lotus flower, pictured in this post, is a symbol of spontaneous generation, and also represents creation itself.



I leave you with a little reminder of the creating.   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. February 15, 2015    

    the opening thought is pretty cool….the heaven inside me…
    what a relationship we have with creation….we hopefully join in it
    as opposed to working against it….

    • February 15, 2015    

      That opening line was what came to me and the rest just flowed from there….it does feel like heaven when we connect with our ‘inside heaven’. Frustrating when we do work against it.

  2. February 15, 2015    

    And so we can ~ I specially like this part:

    All before me limitless

    Unending joy, pure bliss.

    • February 16, 2015    

      Isn’t it amazing Grace to know we can be limitless if we allow ourselves…so glad you enjoyed the poem!

  3. February 15, 2015    

    I like the idea of touching the heaven inside….rather than reaching out, reaching inward. So true that ‘moment to moment the scene will change….’ And hopefully we are there with a pen to write it down. Smiles.

    • February 16, 2015    

      Oh I do so agree with you Mary….trying to capture those moments.

  4. February 15, 2015    

    Ourselves is what we find inside.. I think only by reaching inside we can truly absorb the outside.

    • February 16, 2015    

      Agree Bjorn….looking inside at myself has unleashed so much creativity, and I see with new eyes.

  5. February 15, 2015    

    love the opening line,

    a heaven inside us or all of us,
    that’s our dream and goal in life.

    • February 16, 2015    

      It is Sheila…and that goal keeps my pen writing.

  6. February 15, 2015    

    very powerful talents.

    • February 16, 2015    

      Thanks so much for your kind comment!

  7. February 15, 2015    

    I like to think we all have a bit of heaven inside of us..we just need to open our eyes and hearts to experience the beauty.

    • February 16, 2015    

      Perfectly stated Truedessa….tapping into it is amazing.

  8. February 15, 2015    

    This is so uplifting to read……and the photos are glorious!

    • February 16, 2015    

      I am so pleased you found it uplifting Sherry.

  9. February 15, 2015    

    I love the pink lotus mosaic, so pretty. And the heaven inside ~ so much beauty can be created from within. A lovely post, Donna! 🙂

    • February 16, 2015    

      Thanks so much Loredana…..there is so much creativity within ourselves.

  10. February 15, 2015    

    I felt my own spiritual journey catalogued in this piece. So much is universal!

    • February 16, 2015    

      That is so amazing Kim ….I do think creativity is a spiritual journey.

  11. February 15, 2015    

    What a lovely post.. Your poem is beautiful and the waterlilies are gorgeous.. Lovely images.. Have a happy week ahead!

    • February 16, 2015    

      Wishing you a beautiful week Eileen, and I hope it is warm.

  12. February 15, 2015    

    What a talented and generous person you are Donna. Your poetry is lovely — I really believe in the concept of creating one’s world. We can make it what we want — if only we can remember to do so. The heart mosaic is so creative and so beautiful .

    • February 16, 2015    

      Sallie isn’t it amazing when we realize we can create our world how much is suddenly open to us…..freeing, liberating and soulful! So happy you really liked the poem and pictures.

  13. February 15, 2015    

    So beautiful and uplifting 🙂

    • February 16, 2015    

      Oh thank you Cherie….I am so pleased!

  14. February 15, 2015    

    I loved the tone and the message. We are what we make ourselves to be.

    • February 16, 2015    

      Indeed Gabriella we are….I am so happy you loved the poem.

  15. February 15, 2015    

    Donna this is exquisite!

  16. Judith @ Lavender Cottage Judith @ Lavender Cottage
    February 15, 2015    

    If only we could harness the wind…lovely poem and pretty pink waterlilies.
    Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday Donna.

    • February 16, 2015    

      Some days i believe I can harness that wind Judith!

  17. February 15, 2015    

    Makes me feel a little like flying, this breezy dance with the wind!
    I love how you’re playing with possibility here:)
    thanks for the sweet inspire,

    • February 16, 2015    

      Oh you see so much inside of me Jennifer….definitely flying on the wind being swept up in all its glory!

  18. February 15, 2015    

    “So harness the wind, oh I think you can

    Creating your world with a wave of your hand.”

    We can indeed! What a beautiful visual. Thank you.

    • February 16, 2015    

      My favorite lines too Elizabeth….so glad you liked it!

  19. February 15, 2015    

    Having two blogs of those magnitudes is very impressive. I also have two with almost similar type though separate time and space, but can’t really do them full time. I congratulate you for the quality of your sites. Congratulations and more power.

    • February 16, 2015    

      Andrea I am very humbled…thank you for your wonderful comment!

  20. ann ann
    February 15, 2015    

    Love the heart mosaic. I grow water lilies and love to photograph them, so I will have to remember you heart mosaic for them. I also enjoyed you poem.

    • February 16, 2015    

      Oh I am so happy you really liked the post Ann!

  21. February 15, 2015    

    This is just beautiful Donna!

  22. February 15, 2015    

    The pleasing note of the poem deeply touches the inner self…true, heaven is inside….

    • February 16, 2015    

      I am pleased Sumana that you liked this!

  23. February 15, 2015    

    This is lovely, Donna! We are the one who set the limit to the world we create. And when we create it must be clear that we also take full responsibility for all the actions we makes & used to create this world. Smiles.

    • February 16, 2015    

      Absolutely Kelvin…there is great responsibility with life.

  24. February 16, 2015    

    loved the opening line

    • February 16, 2015    

      It was amazing when those words came to me and the rest just flowed right along.

  25. February 16, 2015    

    Well this lifted me up – life truly is what you make it…or create it

    • February 16, 2015    

      I think it truly is that simple Jae Rose….thank you for your thoughts!

  26. February 16, 2015    

    This is delightful, Donna. I love how you are spreading your wings and flying wherever your heart takes you!

    • February 16, 2015    

      It has been freeing letting go and flying….thanks Ginnie!

  27. February 16, 2015    

    One of your best Donna. Very inspiring.

    • February 16, 2015    

      Oh Donna that means a lot to me! Thank you.

  28. February 16, 2015    

    Donna this is so beautiful. The entire post is a prayer. We do have a heaven within. We need to unleash it, allow it to thrive. I love how you write this. Your photo is lovely. And thank you for your generous gift for downloading.

    • February 16, 2015    

      Thank you Myrna…it does feel like a prayer of thriving, creating and being!

  29. February 16, 2015    

    gorgeous water lilies with your exquisite poem dear!

  30. February 16, 2015    

    luv the assignment to create in your poem, enjoyed the photos also

    much love…

    • February 16, 2015    

      Yes Gillena you read that I ask us all to look inside to create….so happy you saw that!

  31. February 16, 2015    

    Oh, this is magical to ‘touch the heaven inside of me’ and create your own world….Love the rhythm, sounds like a song!

    • February 16, 2015    

      I had not considered that but yes it does flow like a song….thank you for that observation.

  32. February 17, 2015    

    Lotus flowers symbolize serenity to me, perhaps because of the way they float effortlessly on the water. Beautiful photos.

    • February 17, 2015    

      Thanks Lorrie…the flowers do seem to bring a sense of serenity.

  33. February 17, 2015    

    Lovely sentiments, lovely phrases

  34. February 17, 2015    

    the waves of our hands make lots of beautiful arts….
    profound wording..

    • February 17, 2015    

      Thank you….it is amazing what we can weave with the wave of our hands.

  35. G L Meisner G L Meisner
    February 18, 2015    

    Yes we create heaven here and now.

    • February 18, 2015    

      Indeed….I find creative pursuits help with that idea…thanks for stopping by!

  36. February 18, 2015    

    Pure beauty 🙂

    • February 18, 2015    

      I am so happy you really liked it….thank you!

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