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Poetry Sunday: Dear Home


Dear Home



Dear Home:


My hearth-my center-my solace!

I come to you for peace, quiet and solitude.

I come to you for centering.

A feeling of belonging where I find shelter.

And while I surround myself with colors and precious things,

Where love is, that is all I need to be completely at HOME!



© Donna Donabella 2016



I am bringing you another epistolary poem from a letter I wrote in April of 2016.  This one was a homage to my home and hearth….where I live and where I find solace.  Both my house and garden were the main inspiration, but it seems the poem, as it developed, is also about finding my inner core as My Home.


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


I leave you with a few additional words about Dear Home.  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, 2014-2017.  Any reprints or use of other photos or content is by permission only.

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  1. November 19, 2017    

    I’ve lived in so many places in so many different situations, You’re right, your last line says it all. Superb.

    • November 19, 2017    

      Thanks so much John….that last line opens me up to so much more than just one place.

  2. November 19, 2017    

    Home is home where love is! So true, so true Donna.

    • November 19, 2017    

      A true enlightened moment for me Sumana….

  3. Magical Mystical Teacher Magical Mystical Teacher
    November 19, 2017    

    Blessed are those who have a place to call home!

    • November 19, 2017    

      Yes those that have found the inner light and love have found home….and they are blessed.

  4. November 19, 2017    

    Beautiful poem and photos. My home – wherever it is – is always my solace, too, a refuge.

    • November 19, 2017    

      It is such happiness we achieve when we find that place of solace Sherry.

  5. November 19, 2017    

    Home is where the heart is, literally and metaphorically..

    • November 19, 2017    

      Indeed, and as I wrote this that is what emerged unintentionally….ah the heart knows.

  6. November 19, 2017    

    Such a gorgeously peaceful and serene poem, Donna!❤️

  7. Björn Björn
    November 19, 2017    

    A home should be exactly like that… wonderful

    • November 19, 2017    

      And I have learned to make where I reside into a home now….a hard lesson to learn over the years but so worthwhile….so glad you enjoyed it Bjorn!

  8. Bev Bev
    November 19, 2017    

    Home has two meanings for me. Home, the belonging place, where I grew up is very special in memory. Otherwise, home is where I reside with people and things I love about me. Your words are wise!

    • November 19, 2017    

      Thank you Bev. I like the idea of a belonging place.

  9. November 19, 2017    

    Hi Donna, beautiful poem, love is so important and a love of life gives us a loving home

  10. November 19, 2017    

    Home is such an elusive concept, so variable, so essential.
    And love it s the very best foundation.

    • November 19, 2017    

      Exactly Soosie. It seems love is most essential.

  11. November 19, 2017    

    When we are truly centered, wherever we are is home,


  12. Mary Mary
    November 19, 2017    

    I agree with you. Home can be anywhere in the presence of one loved!
    Beautiful sentiments expressed.

  13. November 19, 2017    

    Your words are honest and true Donna and mirror my thoughts about my home and the solace it brings. A home is only a home if it contains our heart.

    • November 19, 2017    

      Absolutely beautifully said Anna….thank you!

  14. November 19, 2017    

    I love this – particularly the way that you have taken the piece further, to your inner core. And thus, I think, the home becomes the sanctuary where – in peace and solitude -one can achieve that level of introspection. Lovely writing ~ sigh ~

    • November 19, 2017    

      Oh you have read me so well Wendy….I love your interpretation and how you see so deeply to where I go…thank you!

  15. ZQ ZQ
    November 19, 2017    

    Whether in our hearts or in our exterior domicile. So Be It.

  16. November 19, 2017    

    Hi Donna! Your poem was comforting. Thank you. Home is where love is.

    • November 19, 2017    

      Oh I am so touched to hear that you found the poem comforting.

  17. November 19, 2017    

    Love your art work. Home for me is foremost a sanctuary. My little world filled with memories and dreams. It is transportable and about the only thing in life I can have some control over apart from my own behaviour and thoughts.Enjoyed your poem.

    • November 19, 2017    

      Thank you so much…I am so pleased you enjoyed the poem and art work.

  18. November 19, 2017    

    it is that love I suppose that makes one feel centred…or the comfort of home.

    • November 19, 2017    

      I think you may be correct….love makes us centered.

  19. susan susan
    November 19, 2017    

    The tone and sweetness here is home, and they match the words. A simple and profound lyric.

    • November 19, 2017    

      I am pleased you found the tone matching the words. These letters are proving a wonderful endeavor.

  20. November 20, 2017    

    This is a beautiful poem full of solace and peace, the love really starts with us loving ourselves

    much love…

    • November 20, 2017    

      It sure does start with self love gillena…thanks for mentioning that!

  21. November 20, 2017    

    Monday WRites 132 is live, i invite you to link in

    much love…

  22. November 21, 2017    

    I did enjoy this Donna.Where love is… and my dog…. is where I call home 🙂
    Wren x

    • November 21, 2017    

      That pleases me my friend. And of course where dogs are too because they are pure love.

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