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Poetry Sunday-Uni/verse







It gathers on the wind

With each wave strewn,

Across the tiny grains of sand

To be washed out to sea.



And then deposited once more on a new shore.

Repeating, moving, gaining strength.



This one song-a Uni/verse,

Sung with a peaceful voice.

First a ripple, then a diverse chorus rising

Gathering once again to be born on the wind.



Our true essence shared

Free of judgment, compassionate heart

Turned inward on ourselves.

Serves all; one world.



This one song I sing-this uni/verse….



 © Donna Donabella 2015




This poem …really a soulful song….sprung from me during one of my writing sessions recently.  I have been contemplating a more compassionate way of life, and how to bring this way of compassion to more people.  The word universe quite simply means, one song.  And from this thought, the words came forth to be born and shared here…..perhaps giving people pause to consider compassion as a universal song.



I will not have a post this Thursday or next Sunday, but will be back on Thursday, October 22nd.


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.



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 pictures here are from a shore close by to me.  Not the sea, but a wonderful lake across the street that I profiled a couple of weeks ago.




I leave you with a few additional thoughts about the Uni/verse.  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.


  1. October 11, 2015    

    Beautiful. Compassion is a song I could never tire of.
    I hope your time away is a delight.

  2. October 11, 2015    

    Isn’t it wonderful when a song springs from the core of your heart to share with the rest of the world. Feels like we made a difference 😀 Beautifully put!

    Lots of love,

    • October 13, 2015    

      Indeed Sanaa…the best of anything is when it comes from our hearts!

  3. October 11, 2015    

    i like the rising peacefulness in the verse and feel connected…beautifully meditative….

    • October 13, 2015    

      OH this is so nice to hear…meditative…yes.

  4. October 11, 2015    

    First a ripple..then a chorus.. And then the crescendo of the sound we most want to hear.

  5. October 11, 2015    

    I like the split uni/verse.. The verse a song united.. choirs of nature and wind.

    • October 13, 2015    

      A wonderful way to view it Bjorn!

  6. October 11, 2015    

    What a parallel to our own existence is this poem where the feather (us) is blown hither and thither even across the seas to live our lives which we selfishly think is being planned by ourselves.

    • October 13, 2015    

      Yes Robin….we do think we can plan our lives…..whether feather or sand, our lives, our wishes are blow on the wind and land where they are destined to be.

  7. October 11, 2015    

    Love that ripple and chorus with nature ~ Have a happy Sunday ~

    • October 13, 2015    

      Thanks so much Grace…so happy you enjoyed the song!

  8. October 11, 2015    

    I love how you have played on the idea of one song..however hard life may be..i suppose nature has a kind of consistency that we can learn much from if we choose…the tides come in and out…the sky changes from dark to wonderful that can be..

    • October 13, 2015    

      It can give us solace knowing if there is darkness right now light will come around soon….or the tide will come back! For now i need that solace. I am happy that you liked the poem.

  9. October 11, 2015    

    A beautiful unique incantation for a more compassionate world – your Uni/Verse sings

  10. October 11, 2015    

    Your poem contains many lessons for life, Donna! Almost a meditation.

    • October 13, 2015    

      It felt like a meditation to me too Mary as I wrote it.

  11. October 11, 2015    

    loved the imagery in this poem. compassion lifts everyone up, so to liken it as a song is so, right.

    • October 13, 2015    

      It felt that way to me too when I was writing it….thank you!

  12. October 11, 2015    

    Luv this poetry take on uni-verse , so simply and essentially wise

    Have a happy Sunday. Thank you for dropping in at my Sunday Lime


  13. October 11, 2015    

    Yes, compassion. One song – simple and so very wise.

    • October 13, 2015    

      Thank you…I think it can be that simple.

  14. October 11, 2015    

    beautiful elements, love that last verse, very powerful!

  15. October 11, 2015    

    you’ve moved into another dimension with this poem Donna – the amorphous cycle of life – profound and beautifully illustrated

    • October 13, 2015    

      Oh I love your perception of things Laura…thank you!

  16. October 11, 2015    

    If not turned inward, it would never flow outward by sea and by wind as in this beautiful song!

  17. October 11, 2015    

    We are one and we have to turn inward to realise that 🙂

    Your poem is beautiful and knowing 🙂

    • October 13, 2015    

      Thanks so much Cherie…the inward journeys are so much more rewarding I think!

  18. October 11, 2015    

    Beautiful song of soul! Thanks for sharing! Enjoy your time!

    • October 13, 2015    

      Oh I am so glad you enjoyed the poem.

  19. October 11, 2015    

    Compassion is a great virtue, Donna. What a beautiful poem and photo. Enjoy your break and visit with family.

  20. October 12, 2015    

    I have been thinking lately, re ‘in the beginning was the word’, that the word must have been sung.

    • October 13, 2015    

      Oh yes Rosemary…it must have been a song!

  21. October 12, 2015    

    Wonderful word play.

  22. October 12, 2015    

    A gentle, loving, and compassionate song,


  23. October 12, 2015    

    Beautiful Donna, and always inspiring…love your words and your work.


    • October 13, 2015    

      Thanks so much Jen….I needed your kind words today!

  24. October 13, 2015    

    It does sound very soulful and beautiful. Blessings to you my friend. Hugs, Diane

    • October 13, 2015    

      Thanks Diane….hugs to you my friend!

  25. October 14, 2015    

    Oh that we could sing with one joyous song.
    Anna :o]

  26. October 14, 2015    

    The white feather looks lonely ,but I hear a peaceful sound from the stillness.
    Happy October!

    • October 14, 2015    

      Yes that peaceful sound is the key to our happiness sometimes isn’t it!

  27. October 14, 2015    

    A beautiful poem that speaks to me. Compassionate and powerful.

    • October 14, 2015    

      Oh how very nice that these words spoke to you…thank you so much for letting me know how much you liked it Katarina!

  28. November 17, 2015    

    Wondrous! I am thrilled to find you over at Poet’s United~ I love the movement in your words and how you voice transcends time~

    • November 17, 2015    

      Ella I am so thankful for your visit and these beautiful words…thank you!

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