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Poetry Sunday: Nature Speak

Nature Speak


Dewdrops of rain kissing leaf and flower,

Cool crisp breeze cleanses my soul.

The hum of bee and cicada fills the air,

Sun warms my skin, lulling me into a trance.

The leaves bend with the wind,

Keeping time with my heart.

The flow of life all around me,

As I stand in this one moment.

© Donna Donabella 2017



I was reading a wonderful book, which inspired me to write a stream of consciousness poem in one minute this summer…staying in the moment.  So I went out after a rainstorm, sat on my step, breathed in and observed for one minute (OK 3 minutes) and wrote my thoughts and observations from the heart.


The pictures here are of bees going crazy for my native Summersweet bush flowers this summer…it has a dreamy scent.


I am joining in with Poets United for their weekly poetry link up, Poetry Pantry, for poets who blog.




I leave you with a few additional words about nature speak.  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, 2014-2017.  Any reprints or use of other photos or content is by permission only.

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  1. September 17, 2017    

    Stunning imagery Donna

    • September 17, 2017    

      Thanks Jae Rose and thanks to Mother Nature!

  2. vandana vandana
    September 17, 2017    

    The enchanting and colourful nature may it colours our heart and soul with every season.

    • September 17, 2017    

      I echo your sentiments….and for me nature does color my heart and soul every season! I love it….

  3. Magical Mystical Teacher Magical Mystical Teacher
    September 17, 2017    

    Thanks for sharing the moment you were in, especially the cicadas. I know, I know: Cicadas drive some people crazy, but not me. I love their incessant humming.

    • September 17, 2017    

      I agree cicadas can be annoying but they are the sound of a hot, dry summer to me….and part of the beauty of nature.

  4. September 17, 2017    

    Hi Donna, I am so glad you stood still, I am even happier that you chose to write about that moment. Superb.

    • September 17, 2017    

      Thanks John…it is amazing what can spark us when we take a moment to be still.

  5. September 17, 2017    

    This is incredibly gorgeous, Donna!❤️ Especially love the image of “The hum of bee and cicada fills the air, sun warms my skin, lulling me into a trance”… Beautifully penned.❤️

    • September 17, 2017    

      Thanks Sanaa….when you live in 6 months of winter, you appreciate summer and that sun.

  6. September 17, 2017    

    A beautiful moment of being with nature, beautifully captured. Lovely, Donna.

    • September 17, 2017    

      So happy you enjoyed it Sherry!

  7. September 17, 2017    

    Ahhh…thanks for the natural beauty today. Great write!

    • September 17, 2017    

      Nature is such a wonder…thanks for your lovely words!

  8. September 17, 2017    

    Got to feel each moment truly….

    • September 17, 2017    

      I completely agree….when I stop and feel the moments I am in bliss.

  9. September 17, 2017    

    Nature is solace, healing and delight isn’t it?

    • September 17, 2017    

      I couldn’t agree more Soosie!

  10. September 17, 2017    

    I love it!

  11. Bev Bev
    September 17, 2017    

    A peaceful interlude, so beautifully described!

    • September 17, 2017    

      Indeed it was Bev and it was done in the midst of a few neighbors having new roofs put on because of a hail storm….amazing how peaceful we can be in nature even when surrounded by construction.

  12. September 17, 2017    

    Isn’t nature wonderful and here it has inspired a fine poem from your pen, thank you for sharing it.

  13. September 17, 2017    

    Thanks for sharing your flow of thoughts, a very beautiful contemplation

    Happy you dropped bymy blog today

    much love…

    • September 17, 2017    

      My pleasure and so glad you enjoyed my poem!

  14. September 17, 2017    

    Sounds perfect for this moment in time that we all share.

    • September 17, 2017    

      Thanks Colleen….we do all share that one moment.

  15. Mary Mary
    September 17, 2017    

    Ah – the flow of life all around a person as they stand in this moment! I find myself breathing in and out with this. A beautiful and peaceful write.

    • September 17, 2017    

      Thank you Mary. A perfect description of how I felt too.

  16. September 17, 2017    

    Your poem hum with sounds, a wonderful moment!

    • September 19, 2017    

      Thanks my friend… felt like nature’s music!

  17. September 17, 2017    

    Lovely … I was carried off in the transcendent close on this piece: ‘The flow of life all around me,

    As I stand in this one moment.’. I enjoy your photography, as well, Donna.

    • September 18, 2017    

      Thank you so much Wendy for these lovely words… brings me great happiness to know you were carried off….as it felt just like that in the moment for me too!

  18. September 17, 2017    

    So deliciously soothing… It reads like guided meditation.

    • September 18, 2017    

      Oh yes Magaly it did feel like that….and you remind me to use these moments more as meditation….thank you!

  19. September 18, 2017    

    Clearly a heavenly moment to stand in!

    • September 18, 2017    

      It was lovely and thank you for saying so Rosemary!

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