Poetry Sunday-The Garden of Life



Garden of Life



I fell upon the garden of life

and it sang to me a joyous song,

Beckoning me ever forward

onto a path along a crumbling wall.



And I sat and contemplated

the flow and rhythm,

While the trees held me tight

and the grasses gave me rest.



As I awoke born anew

of a seed with similar leaf and stem,

Now I bloom a more brilliant flower

that cannot fade or wither.



I am strength, I am hope, I am joy.

I am the garden of life.



© Donna Donabella 2015



I wrote this poem as I was contemplating mid-life and mortality.  As I watch my mother age and lose more of her independence mortality comes painfully close.  So I continue to cling tightly to life and living my life to its fullest.  And I find my greatest strength, solace and inspiration in my own garden….my garden of life.




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.

echinacea 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.  




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Special Note:  The echinacea that grows in my garden of life (pictured here) represents strength.



I leave you with a few words about feeling reborn.

garden of life

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