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Poetry Sunday-Finding My Core

Poetry Sunday-Finding My Core

    Finding My Core     I stand here at my center while all around me seems to be falling apart. Senseless violence. Memories of loved ones, now gone, bubble up to open the wounds of my heart.     And it is in these times I seek my core, a need to express […]

Poetry Sunday-Box Full of Darkness

Poetry Sunday-Box Full of Darkness

Box Full of Darkness     I open this box again. Its dark demons still survive there. The bruises, the slaps, the cuts- Pain still runs deep in the scars.     You told someone recently you remembered me fondly. And my snort of derision was a surprise. Maybe a slap back. But this ‘box […]

Finding The Compassion We Need

Finding The Compassion We Need

“Today I began to criticize myself and look at myself with a judgmental eye… but then instead of going all out in that direction, I stopped and I began to understand me. And then I began to be patient with me. And then I began to feel a softness in the middle of my chest. […]

Nature’s Healing Balm

Nature’s Healing Balm

“What a joy it is to feel the soft, springy earth under my feet once more, to follow grassy roads that lead to ferny brooks where I can bathe my fingers in a cataract of rippling notes, or to clamber over a stone wall into green fields that tumble and roll and climb in riotous […]

Wildlife Lessons: A Survivor’s...

Wildlife Lessons:  A Survivor’s Tale

“All living things contain a measure of madness that moves them in strange, sometimes inexplicable ways. This madness can be saving; it is part and parcel of the ability to adapt. Without it, no species would survive.” ~Yann Martel, Life of Pi       I had a different story for you today.  One that […]

Poetry Sunday-Perennial Life

Poetry Sunday-Perennial Life

    Perennial Life     A beautiful spring. Next a strong summer, Moves to a waning fall As blossom and leaf are shed.   To winter slumber, Emerging slowly. Renewed with the warm spring breezes, To flower once more with vigor- Begins the cycle again.      © Donna Donabella 2016 __________________________________________________________ As a […]

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 […]

Conversations In The Garden-On Patien...

Conversations In The Garden-On Patience

“You will either step forward into growth or you will step back into safety.” ~ Abraham Maslow       I have been working with the amazing Sandra Pawula, from Always Well Within, in her new venture, The Joyful Wisdom Letter and Circle.  Sandra sends a letter once a month with a unique theme to work on. […]

Poetry Sunday-A Smile

Poetry Sunday-A Smile

    A Smile     A smile stretches, And cracks open my heart. Letting a soft, warm light Illuminate the fringes of my world. Spreading from head to fingertips to toes. This glowing feeling, Happiness, emanating back to the corners of my upturned lips. Stretching further, And exposing my burning core set ablaze with delight and peace. […]

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-Play With Abandon

Poetry Sunday-Play With Abandon

  Play With Abandon     Play with abandon, Fling your arms to the skies, Fly over the waves wearing necklaces of seaweed and shells. Skip along the lanes and the meadows Gathering wildflowers and shiny stones. Be free, never constrained. Feel life as it was meant to be, Washing in and out with the […]

Conversations in the Garden-On Persev...

Conversations in the Garden-On Perseverance

“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” ~Winston Churchill     If my gardens have taught me anything in the last 20+ years, it is the lesson found in this wonderful quote.  And oh how I have stumbled and bumbled around in my garden.  Planting mint or anything in the mint […]

Poetry Sunday-Put Down Roots

Poetry Sunday-Put Down Roots

    Put Down Roots     The cattails are silent now The red-wings song eerily remaining on the wind. While the bullfrogs rest, their hard work done- New progeny growing, bringing a vision turned toward the future.     The land is laid to waste as all about seeds of a season past are strewn. […]

End of Month Potpourri-August Break H...

End of Month Potpourri-August Break Highlights 2015

“When the creative impulse sweeps over you, grab it. You grab it and honor it and use it, because momentum is a rare gift.”  ― Justina Chen         I am continuing my participation in the photography challenge,  The August Break, the creation of Susannah Conway.  Today I have the next 7 days of words, and my […]

Poetry Sunday-Lazy Days

Poetry Sunday-Lazy Days

  Lazy Days     Lazy days return with warm, soft breezes. Regaining my senses, my natural rhythm, I wake with the sunrise.  To go swimming and wading in the creek, Exploring meadows to pick fresh, fragrant flowers.     There are afternoon naps beneath tall trees, Gazing at clouds to spy a ship, a […]

End of Month Potpourri-May 2015

End of Month Potpourri-May 2015

“People often ask themselves the right questions. Where they fail is in answering the questions they ask themselves, and even there they do not fail by much…But it takes time, it takes humility and a serious reason for searching.”  ~ William Maxwell     As I end this special month of my birth, now another year […]

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 […]

Poetry Sunday-This Holy Vessel

Poetry Sunday-This Holy Vessel

  This Holy Vessel     This holy vessel now in decay- The shell cracked, withering. Paint peeling, boards warped. It’s sailing days gone.  Beached now- Bleached and rotting in the storm’s spray.     I see its bolder brash days. Sails full, catching the wind, Riding the rough waters. Strong masts unbreakable- Now bent, […]

Wildlife Lessons-Cedar Waxwings Play

Wildlife Lessons-Cedar Waxwings Play

“It is a happy talent to know how to play.”  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson     Last May, as I sat on my comfortable lounge chair recovering from surgery, I happened to hear a sound that was about the only thing that would get me up and out of that chair.  You see the surgery was for […]

Poetry Sunday-Timeless Images

Poetry Sunday-Timeless Images

  Timeless Images       The mirror looks back at me A face, strange and foreign somehow.   Ruddy, wrinkled Laugh lines deep, crinkling at the edges.   A care worn complexion still fresh A body older, fragile, stiff with painful bending.   And yet within this vessel, exists A soul still full of […]

Favorite Quote This Week:

“Make happy those who are near and those who are far will come.” ~Chinese proverb

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