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Poetry Sunday-Love In My Garden



Love In My Garden



Love is whispered as the gentle breeze blows,

And catches the light in the morning glow.



It sparkles in the early dew,

And kisses each flower as the day renews.



Sit in the garden now and drink it up.

Let nature be your loving cup.



© Donna Donabella 2014



By the time we get to June in the garden, the scents and sights are intoxicating which is how this poem was inspired in June of 2014.




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.

 purple flowers

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 flowers in this post grew in my late May, early June garden in 2014.  I chose purple flowers because they represent dignity, pride, success, accomplishment and admiration.



I leave you with a few words about love in my garden.  I welcome you to download the photo and share it.

 love in the garden

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. May 31, 2015    

    Love goes into a garden (with the blood, sweat and tears), and is returned. With interest.
    Thank you for sharing the warmth and wonder of yours.

    • May 31, 2015    

      Perfectly said Soosie…it must be love with all that blood, sweat and tears we expend…but oh the interest that is paid back is amazing isn’t it?

  2. May 31, 2015    

    There is always much to be loved in nature!

  3. May 31, 2015    

    Such beautiful poem ,the flowers, the garden ,the morning dew ahh!!!

    • June 1, 2015    

      Just what I say each time I go in the garden, ‘ahhh’!

  4. May 31, 2015    

    A garden is a true place for requited love.. the wind and the way it grow.. just wonderful

  5. May 31, 2015    

    Well said Donna, lovely poem.

  6. May 31, 2015    

    I love the idea of kissing the morning flowers…something we should all try to do (if not literally)

    • June 1, 2015    

      I agree…just touching, photographing, weeding or even picking them is a way of kissing them!

  7. May 31, 2015    

    there is so much we can learn from nature

    • June 1, 2015    

      Which is why I look and listen to my garden each day…each moment is new and wonderful!

  8. May 31, 2015    

    Love is whispered as the gentle breeze blows,
    And catches the light in the morning glow.

    Absolutely adored these opening lines to the poem 😀
    It evokes a sense of joy and bliss 😀

    Lots of love,

    • June 1, 2015    

      Those lines came to me one day when i was observing my garden early in the morning…what an inspiration!

  9. May 31, 2015    

    Lovely words in your poem, Donna. June is but a day away, and I hope the flowers are happy and fragrant.

    • June 1, 2015    

      They are blooming more and more especially with the last 2 days of rain…so glad you enjoyed the poem Donna!

  10. May 31, 2015    

    Thank you for letting us sit and enjoy your garden for a bit. Yes there is love in the garden and the birds love to sings about it. Happy Sunday, Donna.

    • June 1, 2015    

      I think that is why I can listen to bird song 24/7…it is a song of love…thanks for that image Leslie!

  11. May 31, 2015    

    I’ve grabbed my cup, and allowed poem’s garden to wet my lips with pure awesome!

    Love this. 🙂

    • June 1, 2015    

      Oh Magaly how wonderful….thank you!

  12. May 31, 2015    

    Your words are lovely and we seem to have that synchronicity again… Your words go perfectly with quote and picture that I posted today 🙂

    • June 1, 2015    

      I love when we are connected in this way Cherie! And across so many miles but oh so close….

  13. May 31, 2015    

    I LOVE “let nature be your loving cup.” Irises are my favourite flower, your photo is lovely!!!!!!!

    • June 1, 2015    

      Oh then you would love my garden right now Sherry…it is irises everywhere.

  14. CC CC
    May 31, 2015    

    Drink it up, indeed! Nature overflows to quench our thirst 🙂

  15. May 31, 2015    

    A beautiful and special poem!

  16. X X
    May 31, 2015    

    The garden ask naught but to be appreciated, maybe a water here and there, but oh how much it gives back.

    • June 1, 2015    

      Exactly…almost an unconditional love…

  17. May 31, 2015    

    Your poem is so uplifting..I would like to sit in your garden and fill my cup, taking sips enjoying the view..purple is very symbolic..thank you for sharing..

    • June 1, 2015    

      I love to share my garden in person and virtually so I am so pleased you enjoyed it!

  18. May 31, 2015    

    This is such a lovely little piece of writing … very tender and serene. An awesome post!

    • June 1, 2015    

      Very kind of you to say so Wendy! Thank you.

  19. May 31, 2015    

    This is beautiful Donna–it reflects the you I see in your blog!

    • June 1, 2015    

      Oh Audrey you are perceptive and very kind…thank you!

  20. May 31, 2015    

    Now that was an aesthetic piece! thank you so much for the beauty in your words and the lovely image of the flower that came with it! applause!!!

  21. June 1, 2015    

    Certainly seeing and appreciating the beauty all around does us no harm. If only others would value it as well.

    • June 1, 2015    

      If only Robin…I wish even with my neighbors.

  22. June 1, 2015    

    beautiful flowers beautiful words. i can ‘see’ where your inspiration comes.

    gracias for sharing

    • June 1, 2015    

      Thank you so much Marcoantonio…I am so grateful for the inspiration.

  23. Brother Ollie Brother Ollie
    June 1, 2015    

    Wise words! I was just out by my garden pond moments ago.

  24. June 1, 2015    

    oh feels like making love with nature. loved the joy it brings Donna

  25. And LOVED this poem! : )

  26. June 1, 2015    

    Hello Donna, I love your poem and the beautiful flowers. Nature is beautiful, easy to drink up! Enjoy your Monday and the week ahead!

    • June 1, 2015    

      So happy you enjoyed this Eileen…have a lovely week!

  27. June 1, 2015    

    Difficult to choose a favorite from your photos but your heart mosaic should win a prize!

    • June 1, 2015    

      Oh thank you Gayle….it was fun to make that one!

  28. June 1, 2015    

    Nature is beautiful 🙂

  29. June 1, 2015    

    “Let nature be your loving cup”…such a joyful line…

    • June 1, 2015    

      Isn’t it amazing what nature can inspire!

  30. June 1, 2015    

    It’s all about love. I watch as my husband fervently designs and decorates our garden. Love is the word that describes that process. And later, the flowers and vegetables are so generous with their love. Your poem is wonderful, the picture too. Hope this year’s garden is as joyous.

    • June 1, 2015    

      It has been joyous so far this year…and I love your thoughts about the give and take love affair we have with our gardeners…wonderful!

  31. June 1, 2015    

    I really love the thought of Mother Nature being our loving cup, Donna! How rich…the color purple.

  32. June 1, 2015    

    So beautiful Donna!!! Your photos with these lovely flowers and also your wonderful poem!!!
    Enjoy an enchanting June!

    • June 1, 2015    

      Thank you….I can’t really take credit for what nature provides but it does inspire!

  33. June 1, 2015    

    Donna, Great flower pictures. I’m not a gardener but I love nature and flowers.

  34. June 1, 2015    

    Love the singleness in the poem

  35. June 1, 2015    

    Oh YES let nature be our loving cup, spilling over and over again with delight!! Thanks so much for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro ♥

  36. June 1, 2015    

    Beautiful poem and feeling born by it… ‘Sit in the garden now and drink it up.’ ~ I shared your pic with FB friends. ~ Happy Summer, Donna! :)x

    • June 1, 2015    

      Sharing is such a wonderful compliment..thanks so much! Much love being sent your way!

  37. June 1, 2015    

    Wonderful! I liked the individually framed within your picture. That was awesome!

    • June 1, 2015    

      So happy you liked the poem and pictures! I had fun making that particular picture.

  38. Judith @ Lavender Cottage Judith @ Lavender Cottage
    June 1, 2015    

    Fabulous colours in your mosaic to accompany your poem Donna.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

    • June 1, 2015    

      I thought you would love all the purple Judith!

  39. Kim Kim
    June 1, 2015    

    Oh how I agree!
    I live in Tucson, and the heat is now on; but early mornings in the garden are blissful. i suspect yours are too, based on this piece.

    • June 1, 2015    

      Yes mornings are the best Kim…I remember that AZ heat from my college days.

  40. June 1, 2015    

    Beautiful poem and such wonderful photos to accompany it. My garden is my favourite place to be in the summer…

    • June 1, 2015    

      Thanks Linda and there is no better spot than our gardens.

  41. June 2, 2015    

    The floral mosaic is so creative. Beautifully designed.

    • June 2, 2015    

      So glad you really liked it Gemma…thank you!

  42. June 2, 2015    

    An invitationI’d love to be able to accept! 🙂

    • June 2, 2015    

      The best compliment I could receive…thanks Rosemary!

  43. June 2, 2015    


    It was a magical visit to taste the goodness from within your poem…I relaxed and just sat there for a while…As sometimes in my own garden, when it is not raining and blowing winds like a day in winter!!!

    • June 2, 2015    

      Thank you Eileen for the sweet gift of your words….knowing you enjoyed your visit is the best comment I could receive!

  44. June 2, 2015    

    love your first image and your poetry is wonderful.

    • June 2, 2015    

      Thanks so much Felicia for stopping by and leaving this lovely comment.

  45. June 2, 2015    

    Beautiful purple flower and such beautiful poem!!! Your mosaic is beautiful shinning,Linda.
    I enjoyed all of them.
    Have a wonderful day!

    • June 3, 2015    

      So happy you enjoyed the poem and pictures!

  46. June 3, 2015    

    So inspired by your lyrics and so lovely blooms in amazing collages! What a gift you have! Many thanks for sharing with us!

  47. June 3, 2015    

    The absolute joy that you find in your garden is evident:) Beautiful.

  48. June 3, 2015    

    Love the collage with your wonderful poetry..

    • June 4, 2015    

      Thanks Michelle….I know you can relate with your wonderful garden!

  49. June 4, 2015    

    oh, this is so beautiful and relaxing. makes me long for a serene moment on the back porch, with the flowers and the summer bugs!

    • June 4, 2015    

      I’ll take it one step further Stacy and add a porch swing….ahhhh! Glad you enjoyed the poem.

  50. June 12, 2015    

    Oh Donna, I love the photo of the Irises and as you complemented it by my favourite verses from your poem, it deeply touched my heart and I feel enchanted. Thank you! 🙂

    • June 12, 2015    

      Oh I am so pleased to hear this Petra! It makes my heart sing….

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