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Poetry Sunday-Thoughts of May



Thoughts of May



Of mothers, bees and bright bouquets

These are the images and thoughts of May.



Warm breezes, green fields and children at play

These are the sights and sounds of May.



Butterflies, frogs and birds twittering away

All of nature moves to the rhythm of May.



Fireflies brighten the lazy dusk of the day

Time slows in the early evening of May.



And the indigo sky shows a sparkling display

As we rest and dream of tomorrow in May.



© Donna Donabella 2015



This poem was originally written in May of 2012 as part of my month long celebration.  I updated the poem a bit this year.  I hope you enjoy my thoughts of May.  And Happy Mother’s Day to all!




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.

VA Bluebells 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.  



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 native wildflowers pictured here are Virginia bluebells or Mertensia virginica.  They are not related to English bluebells, but are similar in appearance.  In the Language of Flowers, bluebells represent gratitude.  A perfect flower to give to mom to show your gratitude.



I leave you with a few additional words about spring in May.  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. May 10, 2015    

    Love your thoughts – and images of May.
    On the other side of the world we are gearing up for winter. Slowly and steadily.
    Seeing your splashes of vibrant colour is a lovely reminder that the world is still turning.
    Thank you.

    • May 13, 2015    

      I love when I am reminded that the world is not full of bright spring blooms now…I hope your winter is more enjoyable than mine Soosie!

  2. May 10, 2015    

    Certainly nature is very busy in may in the northern hemisphere. It is all about babies and building up to last the winter while the goings good.

    • May 13, 2015    

      Yes we work until the first big snow and then hunker down to wait it out until it all thaws in spring…

  3. May 10, 2015    

    I love this.. I needed those positive images of May.

    • May 13, 2015    

      I am happy my poem brought some positivity to you Bjorn! May is the best month…

  4. May 10, 2015    

    Loved how you wove the lines into a silken maze.. depicting May and the joy it brings to people 😀
    Beautifully penned..! Wishing you a very happy mother’s day 😀

    Lots of love

    • May 13, 2015    

      Thanks so much Sanaa…I am so grateful for your lovely words….

  5. Christine Christine
    May 10, 2015    

    I love this. I couldn’t be happier it’s finally here.

    • May 13, 2015    

      Thanks! Each day is more joyful especially in the garden in May.

  6. May 10, 2015    

    lovely lovely May display. gracias for sharing. feliz dia de mamasita

  7. May 10, 2015    

    Well, yes, that definitely is what May is all about. I enjoyed all of your details. Time does indeed seem to slow a bit in the early evenings in May, even moreso as summer approaches!

    • May 13, 2015    

      Thanks Mary! And yes…the summer nights are like time stands still…

  8. May 10, 2015    

    A special month it is ~ Thanks for the lovely words and pictures ~

  9. May 10, 2015    

    Lovely couplets here Donna.

    Spring is in full swing around May – wheere everything around us is in full bloom. Loved the photos too.

    Have a great week ahead.

    • May 13, 2015    

      That makes me happy that you enjoyed the words and pictures totomai!

  10. May 10, 2015    

    All the beauties of may fying effortlessly!

  11. May 10, 2015    

    reads like a ghazal, such a beautiful poem; thanks for your sharings today

    much love…

    • May 13, 2015    

      And much love to you Gillena for saying such wonderful things about my poem.

  12. May 10, 2015    

    I LOVE this poem of happiness to be found everywhere in May…so beautifully captivated…& these soothing flowers seemed to be made of dream…

    • May 13, 2015    

      Aren’t they just an amazing flower…I can’t wait to see them every year…they are blooming now!

  13. Debbie Debbie
    May 10, 2015    

    Such a beautiful poem for May.

  14. May 10, 2015    

    Beautiful thoughts of May – and what beautiful blooms those are in the photos!

    • May 13, 2015    

      Right now this blue flower is blooming in my May garden….nothing better than the garden in May!

  15. May 10, 2015    

    I like the poster approach to your work… and always look forward to see how you present each week.

    • May 13, 2015    

      This pleases me that you enjoy my approach…I love creating each post!

  16. May 10, 2015    

    A lovely poem for Mother’s Day 🙂

  17. Tino Kritter Tino Kritter
    May 10, 2015    

    A merry writing that lifts up spirits. Thank you

    • May 13, 2015    

      May just seems to lift our spirits with all the flowers and critters around us!

  18. May 10, 2015    

    really lovely poem and the photographs of the flowers are gorgeous!

    • May 13, 2015    

      So happy you really enjoyed the poem!

  19. May 10, 2015    

    You’ve really evoked the loveliness of May here.

    • May 13, 2015    

      Especially here in the Northeast Jean!

  20. May 10, 2015    

    nice… may has its very own special rhythm with all the new flowers and new life that it carries…

  21. May 10, 2015    

    Shakespearean song to May in an “As You Like It” kind of way!

    • May 13, 2015    

      A lovely comparison and one I had not thought of…thanks Susan

  22. panchali panchali
    May 11, 2015    

    May’s a month of happy sounds, The hum of buzzing bees, The chirp of little birds…mind blowing piece of writing.

    • May 13, 2015    

      You are too kind…thank you so much for these amazing compliments.

  23. May 11, 2015    

    May is my favorite month of the year! And the flower image just sums up the entire month! Beautiful!!!

    • May 13, 2015    

      Thanks Robin…that flower is a great May wildflower that just captures my heart!

  24. May 11, 2015    

    Your poem describes May beautifully! It has a sort of old-fashioned sound to it too. I love your bluebells … I have some in my yard and am waiting for them to bloom now. enjoy your week!

    • May 13, 2015    

      Mine just started blooming this week…how perfect is that!

  25. May 11, 2015    

    What beautiful flowers! It is a wonderful time of year with all of the beauty around us. 🙂

  26. May 11, 2015    

    Pretty thoughts of May and a lovely poem. I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day!
    Have a happy day and new week ahead!

    • May 13, 2015    

      Happy Mother’s Day to you Eileen…and thanks for your wonderful words!

  27. Brother Ollie Brother Ollie
    May 11, 2015    

    Nice! You took us on a journey of all the key images of May.

  28. Judith @ Lavender Cottage Judith @ Lavender Cottage
    May 11, 2015    

    A very sweet poem for May, definitely a month that I dream in. Fabulous macro of the Virginia bluebells Donna – wow!
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

    • May 13, 2015    

      I don’t think you can take a bad picture of this flower…it just shines!

  29. May 11, 2015    

    Lovely images of may, I enjoyed the flowers and words!

  30. May 11, 2015    

    I love the colors in your photo and I hear life and happiness reading your poem. This is a beautiful post. Happy May to you Donna.

    • May 13, 2015    

      Oh thank you Christa….I am pleased my May poem made you happy as May is just a great month!

  31. May 11, 2015    

    Beautiful thoughts of May.

  32. May 12, 2015    

    Lovely thoughts of May!
    Anna :o]

  33. May 12, 2015    

    All quite the lovely and the flowers so wonderful~

    • May 13, 2015    

      Oh that is wonderful that you enjoyed it Mary!

  34. May 12, 2015    

    How could I leave this post not feeling happy – thank you!

  35. May 12, 2015    

    any mother would love this poem

  36. May 12, 2015    

    Great memories of this new month.

  37. May 13, 2015    

    Your photos are so soft and springlike and your words fit them perfectly. I love spring the chance to do it all again…by summer we are tired of the heat, but in spring it’s a wonderful thing to experience.


    • May 13, 2015    

      Yes isn;t it great Jen that each May is a new wonder!

  38. May 13, 2015    

    Your poem is wonderful, it just flows. Beautiful photos of the bluebells also. Thank you so much for thinking of us and sharing with Today’s Flowers.

    • May 14, 2015    

      Thanks so much Denise…I don’t think there is ever a bad picture of VA bluebells…I always enjoy visiting with you and everyone at Today’s Flowers!

  39. May 14, 2015    

    Your post got the most clicks at the Macro Monday Mixer, so you’ll be featured next Monday! Thanks for joining and hope to see you there again!

    • May 15, 2015    

      How nice…thank you! Thanks for the invite Stephanie…and I certainly will be back!

      • May 17, 2015    

        By the way, I forgot to say that I love the poem and the pictures.

  40. May 15, 2015    

    Happy May!!

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