Poetry Sunday-Thrive





Moving forward

Slowly along a path-

With a sense of hope and

Renewal welling up.

Inside filling me

With a burning desire

That shines bright

Radiating all around.

A deep realization growing,

Flourishing, strong, thriving!


© Donna Donabella 2013


I wrote this poem New Year’s Eve 2013 as I chose my word to focus on for the year.  This past year’s word has been Thrive.  I chose the word before I decided to retire and this word has served me well to set the foundation to heal and ready myself for the next steps.



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.

monarch 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.  





Special Note:  Butterflies represent transformation.  And monarchs are especially important as their numbers certainly have been declining.  But it seems they continue to thrive and it is reported that their numbers are beginning to increase with this years southern migration.



I leave you with a little bit of sentiment about butterflies, transformation and thriving.  I welcome you to download the photo and share.




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58 Replies to “Poetry Sunday-Thrive”

  1. I’ve been planning a post about thriving. I have to continually remind myself that I now have the freedom to do so. Your poem is spot on, the tentative steps and then the joy of realization. Thrive on, Donna!

  2. I love the word “thrive.” It’s positive and energizing. I will think of this word “thrive” as I go about my daily activities. Thank you. Your photo of the monarch butterfly is beautiful and suits your theme well.

  3. Lovely image! The word THRIVE is a wonderful word and feeling.. I hope you enjoy retirement and I hope you thrive, lovely poem.

    Enjoy your new week ahead!

  4. If there is any butterfly trying desperately to thrive lately, it is the monarch. Love your text on renewal and thriving.
    Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday Donna.
    BTW, this Saturday Miriam Goldberger is coming to talk about taming wildflowers to our 19 garden clubs of the county. Anything to pass along to her from you?

  5. The word thrive is just humming with possibilities. That is a great word to accompany you on any new paths you create. The positivity in this piece is life-affirming.

  6. Aah…yes, moving forward is always the way to be. Somehow, someway, this is a Spring time poem. With the images of the monarch butterfly and your diction, yes it’s a renewal piece at its best.

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