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Poetry Sunday-Meadow Delights



Meadow Delights



Perfumed air moves lazily past my windowpane,

Refreshing my soul in shadows.

As a kaleidoscope of colors delights my eyes,

Joy abounding-senses fulfilled.



© Donna Donabella 2012


My meadow  inspired me to write this poem in June of 2012.  The meadow comes alive with daffodils before the spring flowers dazzle.  Then the blue lupines and daisies, pictured here, spring up to delight the senses.



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.

meadow collage

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.  



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Special Note:  The pictures of native lupines and ox-eye daisies bloom in my meadow every June.



I leave you with a few additional words about my amazing meadow.  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, 2014-2015.  Any reprints or use of other photos or content is by permission only.

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  1. June 7, 2015    

    Your meadow is absolutely gorgeous Donna. How I would love to walk in it, amongst those beautiful flowers, and the daffodils in Spring would be glorious too.

    • June 10, 2015    

      It is a special place for me and for the critters who frequent it…glad you enjoyed it too Jane.

  2. June 7, 2015    

    Just looking at that verdant blooming field is a delight. What a joyous way to fill your senses.

  3. June 7, 2015    

    you’ve captivated the spirit of Nature in her fragrance, colors and freshness in your lines Donna…so delightful…

  4. June 7, 2015    

    What a wonderful way to start the day…slowly..and surely and with the best outlook we can make 🙂

    • June 10, 2015    

      Thanks Jae….I couldn’t agree more and I am working hard to continue that outlook.

  5. June 7, 2015    

    How I wish to walk in a meadow as mesmerizing as this one 😀
    Beautifully captured..!

    Lots of love,

    • June 10, 2015    

      Walking in a meadow is one of my fondest childhood memories Sanaa, which is why I created one now.

  6. June 7, 2015    

    You have really given life (and scent) to your meadow! A relaxingly beautiful image.

    • June 10, 2015    

      So nice of you to say so Mary…it is a very special place for me.

  7. June 7, 2015    

    Violets and Green are a perfect combination of pleasant colors Donna! How lucky you are


    • June 10, 2015    

      I couldn’t agree more Hank and I have lots of purple in my garden!

  8. June 7, 2015    

    Wow..that is a seriously beautiful meadow!!

  9. June 7, 2015    

    A joy to read, have a happy week ahead.

    • June 10, 2015    

      So happy you enjoyed the post Vandana…and have a wonderful week!

  10. Brother Ollie Brother Ollie
    June 7, 2015    

    This poem does indeed help me live from happiness.

    • June 10, 2015    

      I am so happy to hear this…thank you!

  11. June 7, 2015    

    What beautiful pictures to match your poem!

  12. x x
    June 7, 2015    

    Ah, That was just what I needed. I worked outside yesterday. The grapes are just coming in on the arbor, tight green marbles that will flourish into sweet fruit. The pears are there as well, like golf balls. But it is wonderful to see the process moving once more. refreshing.

    • June 10, 2015    

      X that sounds wonderful to have so much fruit growing in the garden….it is refreshing being in the garden!

  13. CC CC
    June 7, 2015    

    I love the sense of gratitude that flows throughout this.

    • June 10, 2015    

      I am grateful for my garden and nature daily…it gives me life CC!

  14. June 7, 2015    

    I favor meadows over lawns any time.. we have a little woodland meadow that I cut with scythe.. such a big difference with flowers coming…

    • June 10, 2015    

      I agree Bjorn…my neighbors don’t understand the meadow and think it is weeds and why not keep it cut neat like grass….grass is favored here. With all the snow that falls, I am lucky I never have to cut my meadow…it naturally decomposes.

  15. June 7, 2015    

    What a BEAUTIFUL meadow you enjoy! Joy abounding for certain.

  16. June 7, 2015    

    What an amazing place to soothe, nourish and excite your senses. And soul. Thank you.

    • June 10, 2015    

      Thanks Soosie…I live in the glory of that meadow!

  17. June 7, 2015    

    Beautiful meadow, lovely words. Your love of your environment shines through.


    • June 10, 2015    

      Thanks for that comment Elizabeth….it means so much to me!

  18. June 7, 2015    

    Another delightful… colorful visit.

    • June 10, 2015    

      Much gratitude for your lovely comment!

  19. June 7, 2015    

    My ruminations went in a similar direction today. It must be that time of the year, I suppose. A lovely, life-rejoicing post, Donna.

    • June 10, 2015    

      Thanks Wendy…I enjoyed your post as well!

  20. June 7, 2015    

    wondeful view you have there Donna. No doubt you can write lots of poems. The scent, the sight around you are indeed your muses.

    I bet you always start your day right because of the beauty around you

    • June 10, 2015    

      Exactly totomai….nature’s beauty is my muse and my solace….my joy everyday!

  21. June 7, 2015    

    beautiful flowers I image they would refresh ones soul.

    • June 10, 2015    

      They do and it is why I love to garden….

  22. June 8, 2015    

    The entire collection of images delights! I love lazy perfumed air! Lazy is perfect! It makes me lazy–or rather, it relaxes me into happiness.

    • June 10, 2015    

      A perfect description Susan…relaxing into happiness!

  23. June 8, 2015    

    Oh wow, the meadow is gorgeous. And what a lovely sight to the eyes. Pretty poem, Donna!

    Have a happy Monday and new week ahead!

    • June 10, 2015    

      Thanks Eileen..hope you are enjoying your week.

  24. June 8, 2015    

    Flowers on the wind are indeed a joy.

  25. June 8, 2015    

    Oh my, don’t they make a beautiful duet – the lupines and daisies! Just stunning! Thanks for the pretty pictures this morning.

    • June 10, 2015    

      They do and with the little bit of yellow now added in with the Golden Alexanders, it is pure bliss!

  26. June 8, 2015    

    How lucky you are to have such a meadow. It’s a perfect subject for your perfect poetry and photography. It pleased my senses too.

    • June 10, 2015    

      That is joyful to hear Myrna…so happy to know this!

  27. June 8, 2015    

    What a wonderful post, Donna! Lupins and daisies and green foliage… in this post there is so much beauty.
    Our meadows are not really blooming yet and the weather is rather cool, but I can relate to your lovely poem, if I change one line:
    “a kaleidoscope of greens delights my eyes”. There are so many beautiful shades of green around us now.
    Thank you for sharing! Have a great week ahead!

    • June 10, 2015    

      Feel free Sara to change that line and I do hope you warm up soon…we are very wet here right now….

  28. June 8, 2015    

    Lovely words Donna

  29. June 8, 2015    

    Beautiful pictures to drink my morning coffee by! Have a great week 🙂

    • June 10, 2015    

      Thanks Lisa! Glad you enjoyed the meadow….

  30. June 8, 2015    

    Ah, I’m staying more in the sun, so long time waiting for, can’t have it enough! Though love your ‘Meadow delight’ :)x

    • June 10, 2015    

      Sounds wonderful…I love the light!

  31. June 8, 2015    

    I love the images in your poem, Donna … the contrast of the shadows with the kaleidoscope of colo(u)r. Thank you for your kind comment.

    • June 10, 2015    

      Caroline the colo(u)rs are wonderful and your description is perfect!

  32. June 8, 2015    

    Good Morning, Donna.
    How I love to see your beautiful world. Those pure colors in the clean light are so lovely…!!!!.
    You made my day.
    Have a happy day!

    • June 10, 2015    

      Oh I am so happy to hear this…and you have a wonderful week!

  33. Judith @ Lavender Cottage Judith @ Lavender Cottage
    June 8, 2015    

    The native lupines are gorgeous and to have a whole meadow of them would be heaven! I’ve noticed an abundance of ox-eye daisies along the roadsides this spring and I plan to cut a few for a vase.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

    • June 10, 2015    

      They are wonderful in a vase Judith….I have always loved daisies and they last so long in a vase!

  34. June 9, 2015    

    Delightful and happy the way summer should be!
    Wren x

  35. June 9, 2015    

    A beautiful meadow and beautiful words 🙂

  36. June 9, 2015    

    Very pretty meadow. I love the wild lupines. I just saw a field of them at a nature garden in Toronto. They loved the sandy soil.

    • June 10, 2015    

      Oh that must have been beautiful Donna….I am so happy mine took to my clay soil.

  37. June 10, 2015    

    “meadow” has to be one of my favorite words.
    Something so effortless about it….like a sea of easy blossom.
    Especially a meadow in June (swoon).
    thanks for sharing the sweetness,

    • June 10, 2015    

      It does just conjure up wonderful images and memories for me Jennifer….meadows just seem to touch our souls so easily!

  38. June 10, 2015    

    I am deeply inspired by your poem Donna, I feel as though I am there experiencing all of my senses with you. As always your photos are beautiful. Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro ♥

    • June 10, 2015    

      Oh Laura your words mean so much to me…thank you!

  39. June 10, 2015    

    Your meadow is a delight. Beautiful poem and photography.

    • June 10, 2015    

      Thanks Carver…so glad you enjoyed the meadow!

  40. June 12, 2015    

    So wonderful, Donna! Your posts are always a feast for the senses! I enjoyed it very much!

    • June 12, 2015    

      I am very grateful for such kind words of praise!

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