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Poetry Sunday-Dear Imagination




Dear Imagination:



You come to me on crayon-colored rainbows

scrawled on envelopes and walls.

You ride on the wind with swings flying high,

and bike spokes pinned with cards, clapping like hoof beats.

You roll down hills laughing so hard

you can hardly breath.

And you plunk down in a meadow plucking yellow and white petals

to the tune of, “He loves me, he loves me not!”




You are part of my soul.

Maybe its most important part.

You have been with me for all my life.

And you are my saving grace.

You are what makes my heart sing.

I am forever yours.




Now there have been times I may not

have been open enough to hear you,

But rest assured I will not let

Fear, Worry, Doubt and Self-Judgement shut you out.

Your voice will sing to me all my days,

and we can ride the clouds to new adventures!




As we lay under the leaves of maple and oak and ash.

And dream of forts, and pirates and princesses.

Making braids of grass and playing tunes on leaves.

Laughing until we can hardly breath.




© Donna Donabella 2016



I am bringing you another epistolary poem from a letter I wrote in April.  This one is special, recalling my inspirational days of childhood.  I have included pictures of native purple lupines which represent ‘Imagination‘.





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 Imagination.  I welcome you to download the photo and share it.

dear imagination

All other photos and original content is copyrighted and the sole property of Donna Donabella @ Living From Happiness, 2014-2016.  Any reprints or use of other photos or content is by permission only.

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  1. July 10, 2016    

    Imagination is a precious gift isn’t it? And a wonderful way to dispel pain.

  2. July 10, 2016    

    You had me from the opening line – the breathlessness and excitement of creativity – of capturing it how and where it gifts us is infectious and as ever full of colour and joy – makes me want to reach for a crayon

    • July 10, 2016    

      Oh I am so happy you wanted to grab a crayon after reading my poem Jae Rose….creativity and imagination are infectious and so much an important part of us!

  3. July 10, 2016    

    “crayon colored rainbows..” The perfect description! Love that!!

    • July 10, 2016    

      It was an amazing phrase that came to me Robin and certainly said it all…glad you enjoyed it too!

  4. July 10, 2016    

    do let your imagination run away with you more Donna – the crayons conjure childhood and your lupin(e)s are the blue of a poet’s ink

    • July 10, 2016    

      Thanks my friend…I am planning to write more poetry and join in some of the challenges hopefully starting this week.

  5. July 10, 2016    

    So much happiness in those colours and in the imagination of what nature can be.

    • July 10, 2016    

      There is indeed as you know…I can see it in your beautiful pictures, and fabulous poems!

  6. July 10, 2016    

    Love those images of imagination coming to you….

  7. July 10, 2016    

    We must always keep our imagination in bloom much like your beautiful flowers. Forever growing from roots to crown.

    • July 10, 2016    

      I love that image of imagination as a flower growing….you have a marvelous imagination Truedessa!

  8. July 10, 2016    

    yes, thank you for bringing back those childhood days. i remembered the high swings (and tree climbing) and how we fashioned toys from sticks and sea shells, and grasshoppers and darts from leaves of weeds. . what imagination we had then. 🙂
    and i see today’s kids glued to their electronic devices, and i am not sure if it is a good or bad thing…

    • July 10, 2016    

      Love you imaginings too! I do worry about the lack of imagination and play some days with kids whose faces are glued to a screen.

  9. July 10, 2016    

    love all the beautiful images and the musings…a very enjoyable read Donna….

  10. July 10, 2016    

    This is glorious. I especially love the lines about rolling downhill. Loved it.

    • July 10, 2016    

      And it spoke to your wonderful imagination…from true imaginer to another true in spirit imaginer my friend! That’s why you loved the rolling down hills….

  11. Kerry O'Connor Kerry O'Connor
    July 10, 2016    

    Your poetry is a delight for the senses, and the photos an added charm to the magic of the whole.

    • July 10, 2016    

      Thank you so much Kerry….what a lovely thing to say! 🙂

  12. Mary Mary
    July 10, 2016    

    Indeed imagination is part of one’s soul….so important to a rich life. Your poem expresses so much about the value of imagination. I like your epistolary writings, Donna.

    • July 10, 2016    

      Thank you Mary…I really am loving these poems too. The originals letters I wrote are the shells or outlines, and I have been editing and filling in the letters with so much more. They are such a creative form.

  13. July 10, 2016    

    I so loved this! This piece just sings!

    • July 10, 2016    

      Thank you Audrey….and what songs we can sing with our imagination!

  14. July 10, 2016    

    What a stunning poem and how it took me back so many years laying in a meadow thinking only of the day and who I was with.

  15. July 10, 2016    

    This is so creative and clever: an open letter to imagination – personified. I really enjoyed reading this piece!

    • July 11, 2016    

      I am pleased Wendy that you really liked it….it was fun to write the letter and let my imagination go with it!

  16. July 10, 2016    

    I agree. We owe so much to our imaginations. They allow us to dream, then help us to find ways to make those dreams come true.


    • July 11, 2016    

      Absolutely Elizabeth…love the dreams imagination brings.

  17. July 10, 2016    

    But rest assured I will not let
    Fear, Worry, Doubt and Self-Judgement shut you out.

    Minor intrusions can be easily forgiven among loved ones!. Truly said Donna!


  18. July 10, 2016    

    Einstein said imagination is more important than knowledge. I bet he would like this poem too:)
    Beautiful !

    • July 11, 2016    

      Wow Rall that means so much to me…I love that Einstein quote too!

  19. July 11, 2016    

    Almost a companion piece for mine – for what is poetry without imagnation?

    • July 11, 2016    

      Rosemary i absolutely adored your poem this week so this is an honor to be thought of as a companion piece….I think they match wonderfully!

  20. July 11, 2016    

    Hello Donna, this really evoked child hood memories, the playing cards clapping on the spokes. You know I remember a teenage romance of my then girlfriend plucking petals, loves me, loves me not. I wonder what she’s doing now. Brilliant throughout.
    Love the images too.

    • July 11, 2016    

      Julian thank you so much for such a wonderful comment and compliment… that it evoked those lovely memories for you!

  21. July 11, 2016    

    A wonderful tribute to your own creativity!

  22. July 11, 2016    

    Such a beautiful write. You have a vivid, colorful imagination that can lead you to write such lines. Creativity has taken shelter in your heart and mind. I am grateful that it has, and that you so generously share it. Thank you Donna.

    • July 11, 2016    

      Oh my Myrna….what a beautiful thing to say…and I am grateful for all those who read, and leave me such sweet words! Especially you….

  23. July 11, 2016    

    Wonderful poem, wonderful topic! As always, all the best!

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