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Poetry Sunday-Letting Go




Letting Go


Rain fall down release my pain

Your healing touch, my heartache drains.

Out flows the gray, as warm winds blow

Dry my tears with sunbeams of gold.


© Donna Donabella 2012


I wrote this poem October 29, 2012 during a somber period in my life when stress had taken hold of me and darkness seemed to take the daylight.  The words seemed to give me some peace and solace.



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.



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 Hyssop pictured here refers to cleanliness in the Language of Flowers.  It felt appropriate to use these flowers given the cleansing that letting go can bring.



I leave you with a little bit of sentiment about letting go.  I welcome you to download the photo and share.


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  1. November 23, 2014    

    oh, just lovely. here’s to letting go. xoxo

    • November 23, 2014    

      Oh I am pleased you enjoyed it Kelly!!

  2. November 23, 2014    

    I think we sometimes has to do that.. Walking into the future dropping it all..

    • November 23, 2014    

      Yes a fresh start…a cleansing!

  3. November 23, 2014    

    What a lovely mantra.

    I live with chronic pain caused by several ailments. I think I will fly with your poem next time I meditate. ♥

    • November 23, 2014    

      Magaly oh I do help it helps you soar…do let me know!

  4. November 23, 2014    

    We were on a similar tack today. I wrote from internal (from 2012 as well) and external inspiration. Pain can stop life in its tracks if we arent refreshed.
    Lovely poem and the hyssop is refreshing beauty.

    • November 23, 2014    

      I will be over shortly to read your poem….it is important to find some peace and solace, a way to be refreshed…glad you enjoyed the healing words.

  5. November 23, 2014    

    This reads like a prayer, Donna! I can understand why the words would give you a feeling of peace and solace.

    • November 23, 2014    

      Yes Mary a healing prayer….wonderful you saw that…and great peace when I say the words.

  6. November 23, 2014    

    all magic is done by rhyme and rhythm…such beautiful healing flow….

    • November 23, 2014    

      Thanks Sumana…you are so right in the fact that rhythm helps the flow of healing.

  7. November 23, 2014    

    You could be writing about spiritual healing or the soothing words of a friend, Donna. Lovely words and photos!

    • November 23, 2014    

      Thank you Gabriella. The healing was a spiritual one as well as emotional and the rain my friend…

  8. November 23, 2014    


  9. November 23, 2014    

    Warmth and comfort in those sunbeams of gold.

    • November 23, 2014    

      Yes it seems to be part of the healing equation for me Sherry!

  10. November 23, 2014    

    It sounds like you were in the crucible. I’ve had times there too–it’s a place of alchemy where I think we can really change, but it is so hard to go through it, isn’t it? I remember feeling that I there was no way to survive but to dive deep–to the bottom–while the waves battered the top of me. Only then could I really let go. Thank you for sharing such a deeply personal poem Donna.

    • November 23, 2014    

      Indeed we have all been in theses deep, dark places Susie. I can relate to your wanting to dive deep and let the waves batter you. It was part of the letting go to share the poem and it pleases me that you could relate to it.

  11. November 23, 2014    

    I love how you speak the language of flowers:)
    Love and lift to you in the letting go
    and in all that you do and share
    and are.
    You are deeply beautiful, you know.

    • November 23, 2014    

      Oh Jennifer your words certainly lifted my soul. Thank you my dear friend!

  12. November 23, 2014    

    Hi again Donna, I was looking through my favorite poems this morning and found this one. I’m thinking it fits in well with your theme and may be a gift to some of your other readers:

    The Well of Grief

    Those who will not slip beneath
    the still surface on the well of grief

    turning downward through its black water
    to the place we cannot breathe

    will never know the source from which we drink,
    the secret water, cold and clear,

    nor find in the darkness glimmering
    the small round coins
    thrown by those who wished for something else.

    By David Whyte

    • November 23, 2014    

      Susie this poem gave me goosebumps as I read it several times…we must feel these dark times if we are to thrive in this life….the end really got me, ‘thrown by those who wished for something else’…thank you for sharing this very poignant poem.

  13. November 23, 2014    

    Great imagery and well crafted.

  14. November 23, 2014    

    “Dry my tears with sunbeams of gold…” Certainly can’t argue with that Donna – Lovely work… With Best Wishes Scott

    • November 23, 2014    

      Thanks so much Scott….I enjoyed reading your latest poem too!

  15. November 23, 2014    

    I love it. And have written from a very similar place.
    A question. Given the beauty of words, and the power of words, why is it that poems celebrating joy, love and beauty are so much less common than those to express and expunge our pain?

    • November 23, 2014    

      For me there is healing in writing the words, but I also love to celebrate life through words too…..perhaps if more people did they would find their happiness again.

  16. November 23, 2014    

    Hello Donna
    I like your poem very much, even though sunshine and warm winds are a little bit difficult to visualize now ( where I live).
    Your flowers are lovely, as always, and the zen proverb is especially interesting. I would like to share that photo (with the link to your post) on my blog. May I?

    • November 23, 2014    

      Oh Sara how lovely…I would love for you to share the picture and post anytime….

  17. November 23, 2014    

    Hi Donna, that is a beautiful poem. The words are gentle and soothing.

    • November 24, 2014    

      You are too kind Christa…thank you!!

  18. November 23, 2014    

    lovely photos. that was a very reassuring poem… everything will be alright.

    • November 24, 2014    

      Thank you Totomai…it has been better since writing this poem.

  19. November 23, 2014    

    Yours is one of the few blogs that I read comments too. Your poem and Susie’s comment and poem… Very moving… My road has taken so many detours that finding a way to lighten the load becomes so important…

    • November 24, 2014    

      That is such a compliment Michelle. I really love the conversations I have on my blogs. And you have found such an important bit of knowledge….we all need ways to lighten our load. If what is said here does that my heart is lightened too!

  20. November 24, 2014    

    Your post today can help so many. Your flowers are beautiful, your words divine. Thank you for sharing this with Today’s Flowers.

    • November 26, 2014    

      Thank you so much Denise for visiting and sharing your lovely comment with me.

  21. November 24, 2014    

    Thats an empowering and positive poem Donna. Thank you for sharing it with us.

    • November 26, 2014    

      That is great that you got that positivity from the poem Julie….the words were very healing for me when I wrote it.

  22. November 24, 2014    

    Love healing touch of rain… x

  23. November 24, 2014    

    Strong message for such a short poem. Well done.

  24. November 24, 2014    

    Very beautiful flower.

    • November 26, 2014    

      Thank you Freda! They are one of my favorite native flowers in summer.

  25. Judith @ Lavender Cottage Judith @ Lavender Cottage
    November 24, 2014    

    This poem appears to have a beat to it, possible the pitter patter of rain? Or, I just have an overactive imagination. LOL
    The heart mosaic is lovely in green and purple.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday Donna.

    • November 26, 2014    

      It does definitely have a beat Judith so you are not imagining it…wonderful you picked up on that. I love this mosaic too. The colors just were perfect and are a favorite combo for me. Glad you enjoyed the post Judith!

  26. November 25, 2014    

    Lovely, also, sensitive lyrics! And the zen quote is amazing… the process of learning is an every day job, indeed! A pleasant week of november!

    • November 26, 2014    

      I am so pleased you really liked this poem and quote Alexa. Wishing you a lovely end to November.

  27. Pat Pat
    November 25, 2014    

    Lovely work.

  28. November 26, 2014    

    Rain has that divine power!

    • November 26, 2014    

      Indeed it does have a most divine power as I have found!

  29. November 26, 2014    

    So beautiful, Donna, both poem & flower. True, letting go is healing. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving 🙂

    • November 26, 2014    

      I am so pleased you really liked this Loredana…may you have a very Blessed Thanksgiving!

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