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 flow of it.

Bringing me back.



On new found ground I stretch,

erect reaching for it.

Feeling its warm love bathe over me;

healing renewal and peace….



I am ready for the journey-a new path, a new life!



© Donna Donabella 2015



I wrote this poem after watching the sunrise almost daily during the first year of my retirement.  And sunlight was particularly healing to me this last year.  Now I am feeling ready to move on, and what better time to declare that than around my birthday….pssstit’s on Tuesday!




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.

sunrise 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.  And I was invited to link in with Macro Monday Mixer hosted by Stephanie@allthevs.com.




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:  These sunrises were an inspiration recently as I watch dawn break from my bedroom window.



I leave you with a few words about feeling reborn.  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.

78 Replies to “Poetry Sunday-A New Path”

  1. I really like the metaphor here, Donna. As I read your poem, I couldn’t help think of the old adage “Bloom where you are planted.” We all need to find a place to root ourselves & grow in the light!

  2. Shh..happy birthday for Tuesday…and this poem is a celebration too…if only we stop and listen and breathe…absorb some light and sun..a good present indeed 🙂

  3. Belated happy birthday to you 😀 what a wonderful poem this is celebrating new life with the glory of sunshine 😀

    Lots of love

  4. First, happy birthday in advance.. I think it’s a wonderful time to find another path.. I think you should stick to light though.. But there are many roads that’s right, and it’s the travel not the goal that matters.

  5. Love the new path you draw in your poem, feel excitement and anticipation. How wisely you keep the balance: ‘I am planted, rooted to the ground.’ ~ Good luck and much love :)x

  6. Be in the path of light forever…lots of well wishes and happiness for you for the special day Donna…thanks for the wonderful post…

  7. Oh….simply beautiful! Both the poem, and the shots.

    So many times we miss the beauty all around us, because we are too tied up in life, good for you to take those moments. And a good reminder to all of us to breathe…


  8. this was relaxing and wonderful for wellness and health. i can assure you that it awakened my stiff bones as well as my spirits just because of your words and simplicity. the accompanying images also hel;ped.

  9. Happy birthday. Hope your Tuesday brings happiness and joy. Your words are wonderful in the poem, very uplifting.

  10. Grinning yes to newfound ground and fresh beginnings and coming aliveness
    and waking up to the tender firsts of a new season blooming:)
    I love your journey; grateful to get to share and cheer and pray and smile
    from over here on my path; it’s sweet when they cross, our paths:)

  11. Some mornings I could totally relate to your words, especially when I am on vacation and the sun rises. I feel everything is possible and the future is mine. Happy early birthday!

  12. Have a wonderful Birthday Donna. May you truly continue to bloom, and to explore new and healing paths.

  13. The best thing in life is to find somewhere that you are really happy and plant yourself there. Your poems reflects that desire, that need and its satisfaction so well.

  14. Feeling its warm love bathe over me;
    healing renewal and peace

    Love will conquer all, no two ways about it. But the results or more so the consequences may not be what one wants!
    Nice lines Donna!


  15. Happy Birthday Donna! I hope you have a wonderful day. Retirement is awesome, I feel the peace! I love your beautiful sunrise, lovely poem, images and mosaic.

    Have a happy Memorial day and new week ahead!

  16. This is a lovely, gentle piece about renewal – we need such moments in our hectic lifestyles.

  17. Sunshine and light are wonderfully restorative. Beautiful images to accompany your words. Have a very happy birthday tomorrow!

  18. Empowering declaration for your year ahead, Donna. Wishing you much joy as you enter into it 🙂 Happy Birthday tomorrow!

  19. Feel the light, see the colours….beautiful Donna. Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

  20. Beautiful words and photos, not that I expected anything less 😉

    Thank you for linking up to, and linking back to, the Macro Monday Mixer. I appreciate it. Have a great week.

  21. Hope you had a very happy birthday, Donna!

    We have not seen the sun very much here in Colorado the month of May due to almost constant rain. It feels so good when it does peek through the clouds!

  22. Donna,

    It is such an unbelievable feeling, when one can draw-in goodness from the sun; renew our own energies and make bold plans. Moving onwards with a revival is wonderful!
    Happy Birthday for Tuesday,
    Eileen 🙂

  23. Well, firstly a belated happy birthday, there is no excuse for me to be late (other than I am on the road and in and out of WIFI!) as it popped up on my calendar, how cool was that?!!!
    I’m here to wish you a brilliant year ahead, Donna onwards and upwards! 🙂
    Wren x

    1. Now that is cool what with you traveling….so I am very blessed that you were able to come here and wish me these special thoughts…thank you Wren with much gratitude from my heart! Big Hugs!

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