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Poetry Sunday-I Am




I Am…


a kind heart, a ray of light,

a soul awake reaching new heights.



a word of truth, a harmonious sound,

a soft step protecting all that surrounds.



a searching eye across fields of gold,

young in mind, a body old.



a blissful life, a softening touch,

I am… and that is enough.


© Donna Donabella 2014




I am adding a bit of poetry to my Creative Sundays.  I am combining photos, collages and verse.  I hope you enjoy these posts.  This one was inspired by a challenge to think of ourselves as we look outside ourselves and observe who we are.


I am joining in with Poets United for their weekly poetry link up for poets who blog.  Visit them to read some very lovely verse.



kk hibiscus

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.  






Special Note:  The monochrome photos are those of Hardy Hibiscus.  In the Language of Flowers, Hibiscus (Mallow) means delicate beauty or sweet disposition.





I leave you with a bit of a sentiment about enthusiasm.   I hope you can capture your own enthusiasm in something creative.  Feel free to download the photo and share.


I am flower


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

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  1. September 14, 2014    

    In just a few words, you say so much. Liked it, and the photos are nice as well.

    • September 14, 2014    

      Thank you so much for the visit and I am pleased you liked my poem.

  2. September 14, 2014    

    To be – that should be enough, much like hibiscus flowers 🙂

    • September 14, 2014    

      Thanks Bjorn….as we realize this life takes on such a different feeling…blissful. Thank you for visiting.

  3. September 14, 2014    

    That’s enough.

  4. September 14, 2014    

    Such a lovely poem, Donna! And beautiful photos as always. So glad to see you at Poets United for the first time! Welcome 🙂

    • September 14, 2014    

      Thank you Loredana…it is through your model and all your wonderful poems that I finally have gotten here. I am so pleased you enjoyed the poem.

  5. September 14, 2014    

    love the beautiful photos and rhythm of the lines….

    • September 14, 2014    

      I felt a certain rhythm of life flowing out of this poem and I am pleased you enjoyed it…thank you for visiting today!

  6. September 14, 2014    

    I like your poem a lot – the rhythm of it, and the message, is lovely.

    • September 14, 2014    

      Oh Katarina how very lovely of you to say so….it definitely is a personal poem.

  7. September 14, 2014    

    Dear beautiful Soul, I think you have captured the meaning in living. What a gift you have! Cheers….and happiness, Susie

    • September 14, 2014    

      Oh Susie I am blushing…you are so very sweet to say so. It means a lot as this was a very personal poem that flowed out from my soul. I hope you are well these days…I am thinking of you daily and keeping you in my most precious place of hugs!

  8. Debbie Debbie
    September 14, 2014    

    You are right. It is enough.

  9. September 14, 2014    

    Yes. A good place to be!

    • September 14, 2014    

      Indeed Susan and it has taken a while to get here…thank you!

      • September 14, 2014    

        Me too. Back in the striving who knew?

  10. ZQ ZQ
    September 14, 2014    

    I believe it is enough 🙂 Well written!

    • September 14, 2014    

      Thank you so much ZQ. I am very pleased you enjoyed the poem.

  11. September 14, 2014    

    Wow..I wish I could write like that…so wonderful… hug…

    • September 14, 2014    

      Oh Michelle my friend you are too kind…but I know I have read some beautiful poetry written by you as well! Hugs to you too!

  12. September 14, 2014    

    lovely put!

    • September 14, 2014    

      Thank you for your lovely comment and visit today!

  13. September 14, 2014    

    This is really lovely–I love its simplicity

    • September 14, 2014    

      Thank you Audrey. It seemed just a few words were enough.

  14. September 14, 2014    

    Hi Donna, I like your black and white photos – very nicely done. Indeed enthusiasm and energy are important and help keep us going in the right direction. Have a great week!

    • September 14, 2014    

      Thanks Beth…so glad you enjoyed the pics…I find enthusiasm deep in my cells does bring so much joy to everything I do…I hope you have a wonderful week in your garden.

  15. September 14, 2014    

    You have a way with words, love the poem. And the hibiscus is beautiful. Enjoy your new week ahead!

    • September 14, 2014    

      Thanks so much Eileen…I am glad you enjoyed the post. Have a lovely, peaceful week ahead.

  16. September 14, 2014    

    Such a beautiful poem, friend….really, really beautiful.
    Very sweet inspire…thank you that:)

    • September 14, 2014    

      Oh Jennifer thank you so much for your sweet words my friend.

  17. September 14, 2014    

    This poem has a very meditative feel, Donna. Yes…if we live as if “I am” is enough, our lives will be much happier, I think. So glad to see you in Poetry Pantry!

    • September 14, 2014    

      Thank you Mary…I am so happy to have joined in finally. Ah I suppose all the meditating I have been doing has spilled over to my verse…lovely. So glad you stopped by today Mary!!

  18. September 14, 2014    

    Yes, to be has to be enough. I thoroughly enjoyed your poem, pictures and the spirit of the post. Wonderful.

    • September 14, 2014    

      Thanks so much Myrna….I am happy you enjoyed the spirit of the post!

  19. Judith @ Lavender Cottage Judith @ Lavender Cottage
    September 14, 2014    

    I am taken with the poem Donna, it truly is lovely. The hardy hibiscus is putting on a great show in our neighbourhood too, I don’t have one but enjoy the ones around.
    Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday.

    • September 14, 2014    

      Oh Judith thank you so much…I actually have one plant that is late to bloom and I hope with all the very cool weather that it does bloom soon. Such an exotic looking plant in the garden.

  20. September 14, 2014    

    Lovely images, Donna … in photos and words. Happy Mosaic Monday!

    • September 14, 2014    

      Thank you Snap. It was such a blissful post to create so it means a lot to me that it pleases others.

  21. September 14, 2014    

    Pretty monochrome hibiscus!

  22. September 14, 2014    

    This is beautiful mantra ~ Thanks for sharing it ~

    • September 14, 2014    

      I had not thought of it as a mantra but it is, isn’t it Grace? Thanks for stopping by.

  23. September 15, 2014    

    Very pretty post!

  24. September 15, 2014    

    Lovley poem and hibiscuses are always beautliful.
    Have a nice day. 🙂

    • September 15, 2014    

      Thanks for stopping by and I am glad you enjoyed the post!

  25. September 15, 2014    

    Nice shots

  26. September 15, 2014    

    Great poem. I like the message.

  27. Pat Pat
    September 15, 2014    

    Lovely post.

  28. September 15, 2014    

    Beautifully said and written.~~Dee

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