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Poetry Sunday: He Watches

Poetry Sunday:  He Watches

  He Watches     P e r c h e d Ever alert Ready to spring into action Clever as he amuses himself Youthful exuberance all the way           to the                      tip of               […]

Poetry Sunday-Taking Back A Life

Poetry Sunday-Taking Back A Life

    Taking Back A Life     There is a change coming Riding high on this mighty wind. A soulful stirring A door opens I stand upon a threshold Pausing now- Eager to cross yet fear holds me tight in place.     The scent upon the breeze stirs my every cell Filling me […]

Wildlife Lessons-The Magic of Toads

Wildlife Lessons-The Magic of Toads

“I believed then – in a deep, easy way that is impossible for me as an adult – that there was more to this world than meets the eye. Trees had spirits; the wind spoke. If you followed a toad or a raven deep into the heart of the forest, they were sure to lead […]

Wildlife Lesson-Early Spring Critters

Wildlife Lesson-Early Spring Critters

“My favorite weather is bird-chirping weather.”  ~Loire Hartwould       As spring (March 21st) dawned in the purply-pink sky, there was a perceptible shift in the air, urged on by the warmer spring weather.  As we walked around the area and observed our surrounds, we were greeted by crowds in the trees, in the sky and […]

Poetry Sunday-April Spring

Poetry Sunday-April Spring

  April Spring     The soul stirs under bright April skies, Raw and cold, with warm sun, clouds rolling by.     Rain pours down and pools throughout, Replenishing the soil; pushing worms out.     Everywhere in the garden is the rush to grow, Fresh green foliage wrapped with bright colorful bows.   […]

Poetry Sunday-Rejoice

Poetry Sunday-Rejoice

  Rejoice     Snow retreats, while armfuls of green stems stretch out. Toward skies of deep blue, chill winds blow strong. Yellow faces waving, bright smiles beam toward the sun. Rejoice-the daffodils are up!     © Donna Donabella 2012   __________________________________________________________ One of the first flowers to pop up, in early spring, are the […]

Poetry Sunday-Seeds Await

Poetry Sunday-Seeds Await

  Seeds Await     Under the ground the seed awaits For the warmth of the sun upon its head. Waking from peaceful slumber To break free and push past its constraints. Stretching now toward the nourishing light, Changing and growing into a new form Soon to show the world the beauty that has lain […]

Poetry Sunday-Crocus

Poetry Sunday-Crocus

      Crocus     Petals unfurl, with shouts of joy! A youthful gladness- finally enjoyed.    © Donna Donabella 2012   __________________________________________________________ One of the first bulbs to bloom, early in my garden, are the snow crocus pictured here.  They shout spring with splashes of color all over the garden.   Wishing everyone […]

Poetry Sunday-Retreating to Spring

Poetry Sunday-Retreating to Spring

Retreating to Spring     As I reflect on the garden these days, I find my mind retreating to the spring colors, of bulbs popping up- the subtle greens emerging and dotting the brown wet soil. Of beginning again…always a new start.      © Donna Donabella 2016 __________________________________________________________ March means spring is on its […]

Poetry Sunday-Fire In The Sky

Poetry Sunday-Fire In The Sky

    Fire in the Sky     Darkness descends on the glowing embers of the day, all color fades to black. The silence sparkles under moonlight, as an obsidian horizon spins toward the new dawn- Fire in the Sky.      © Donna Donabella 2011   __________________________________________________________ This poem was also written in late fall […]

Poetry Sunday-A New Life

Poetry Sunday-A New Life

    A New Life     First kiss. Such bliss. Standing at this entrance way, As One,  will be joined this day.     Joined as one this day Pure love delightfully displayed. Tears of joy shed all around, Souls collide in sparks abound.     Watch the sparks from this collision Can’t be stopped […]

My Manifesto: An Innovative Life in ...

My Manifesto:  An Innovative Life in 2016

“Making the beginning is one third of the work.”  ~Irish Proverb       As the year was coming to a close, I decided to wander out to my meadow.  Really a sanctuary garden, wild, with native plants, a couple of birdhouses and trees.  It lies just beyond the fence.  It is a place of […]

Poetry Sunday-Frozen

Poetry Sunday-Frozen

  Frozen   Clean, crisp air of a December morn, Penetrates to your bones. Waking you with an longing, Beckoning you to explore- The frozen landscapes born.    © Donna Donabella 2011   __________________________________________________________ We are embarking on a new season here, winter.  It starts with frosts and freezes, and then wet snowflakes until finally […]

Poetry Sunday-Reframing

Poetry Sunday-Reframing

    Reframing     I move on slow footsteps, In the opposite direction To the farthest shore To sit with myself.     Away from conformity, from perfection, From fear and moral outrage.     Turning my face toward the moon A softer reflection catching my tired eyes. Seeing through a darkness revealed A truer […]

Poetry Sunday-Gone Are The Days

Poetry Sunday-Gone Are The Days

    Gone Are The Days     A nip in the air has hastened the hour of hardening the soil and death in the bower. The harvest is done; the cold winds do howl. Gone are the days of seed and the trowel.      © Donna Donabella 2012     __________________________________________________________ As November […]

End of Month Potpourri-October 2015

End of Month Potpourri-October 2015

“Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.”  ~Jim Bishop       The morning of the full moon in September, the sun promised to rise in a glorious fashion.  The last bright star still glowed as the sun peeked over the horizon.  So I went out into the garden to […]

Poetry Sunday-Turning To Fall

Poetry Sunday-Turning To Fall

  Turning To Fall     As Summer turns her face to Fall The birds, the bees, the butterflies call. Eat, drink and fly for all too soon- The cooler winds will blow past the Harvest Moon.        © Donna Donabella 2012   __________________________________________________________ A few year’s ago, as I watched summer turning […]

Poetry Sunday-Late Summer Rains

Poetry Sunday-Late Summer Rains

Late Summer Rains     Late summer rains renew the parched landscape. Bringing late blooming flowers Kissed all too often by approaching frosty stares.     Late, last minute visitors find an oasis there Grateful for each drop of nectar. While bees sleep on flowers waiting for the warmth of the sun. Slowing in their […]

End of Month Potpourri-June 2015

End of Month Potpourri-June 2015

“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.”  ~Maya Angelou     One of the people I was introduced to in the April Love course, I wrote about last week, was Andrea Schroeder.  She has a wonderful website called, Creative Dream Incubator.  And it is here where I was reconnected with my creative dream, […]

Poetry Sunday-A New Path

Poetry Sunday-A New Path

  A New Path   Feel the light, the heat the strobe of bright rays. Yellow, orange warm- energizing new life into every pore.     My eyes are shut to its blinding glare, But it still leaves behind flashes of burnt red.     I am planted, rooted to the ground. Absorbing the life […]

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“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” ~ Aristotle

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