Poetry Sunday-Blanket of Cotton




Blanket of Cotton



Blanket of cotton

Cascading down

Cocooning, enveloping

All as it surrounds.



With its soft white cushion

Drifts of stillness, silence abounds.


 © Donna Donabella 2015


Last winter our snow drifts were up to 7 feet, and temps were extremely COLD!  This verse is how I envisioned the snow as it insulated the garden like a blanket.  The pictures included here were taken last year in my garden during our wild winter with huge drifts.




The latest issue of the on-line magazine, Rural, is out.  It is aptly named, Winter Love. rural winterlove An except of my poem, Blanket of Cotton, and a short essay, In Winter Play In The Garden, are included in this amazing publication.  I am honored to be included with so many creative writers and photographers.

The magazine is the creation of Jen@ The Light Laughed.  I hope you will check out the latest issue of this free online magazine.  You can sign up to read the new issue of Rural here.





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.

drifts at the fence collage

I am also linking in with the I Heart Macro meme hosted by Laura@Shine The Divine that happens every Saturday, with Judith@Lavender Cottage who is hosting Mosaic Monday and with Kara@A Spirit of Simplicity for her Tuesday Afternoon meme.




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I leave you with a few additional words about the blanket of cotton.  I welcome you to download the photo and share it.

blanket of cotton

All other photos and original content is copyrighted and the sole property of Donna Donabella @ Living From Happiness, 2014-2016.  Any reprints or use of other photos or content is by permission only.

82 Replies to “Poetry Sunday-Blanket of Cotton”

  1. Such wonderful photos and poem, dear Donna! A soft, fluffy, warm blanket indeed! I had just followed Judith’s link to Rural and I found this issue especially beautiful. Winter displays only what is essential and… we fall in love with it.
    Thank you for this beautiful post. Have a lovely week ahead!

  2. Like anything the beauty of nature is always better when not sullied by human feet..that first glance out the window in the morning to the smooth, unbroken snow is a peaceful, silent blanket..moments like those really elevate the soul πŸ™‚

  3. Oooh I love the image of snow as a blanket of cotton cascading down πŸ˜€ this is absolutely divine.
    Beautifully executed πŸ˜€

    Lots of love,

      1. You’re welcome Donna πŸ˜€ I was wondering if you would like to participate, sending you an email πŸ˜‰

  4. It definitely DOES look like a blanket of cotton! Pristine, beautiful, so expansive…… And, yes, oh so very silent!

  5. You write snow so very warming…

    After reading about your 7 feet drift, I feel ashamed of believing that the dwarfish drifts we just go in NYC were something worth talking about, lol!

    1. I am glad the storm wasn’t too awful although that is a lot of snow for NYC. Here we can get usually weekly storms that blow of Lake Ontario leaving us a foot or 2 each time….it is when these storms do not relent, that we can get a bit snarky and tired of the snow. But I still try to find the beauty it gives us. This winter we have had only 2 storms and have 3 feet of snow. We are way behind our average of 12 feet, but I am not complaining.

  6. Very beautiful. Your photos and words are always so inspiring. The magazine was so lovely. I enjoyed every page.

  7. Snow is really a duvet to warm what’s underneath… I think many plants and beasts are save by that white blanket… really nature sleep on its pillow.

  8. Donna, I’m always so comforted by your poems and photos. These are so appropriate for today and so beautiful. Thank you.

  9. The calm repose of snowfall in all it’ beauty and stillness is best experienced with nowhere to go, a warm house and a fully stocked food cupboard. Luckily my experiences with snow have long since past living now in sunny Australia. A beautiful poem Donna.

  10. A beautiful collage. Your snow blanket looks so soft, even warm. Beautiful around the fences.

  11. Perfect blue borders around your collage to match the blue hue of the snow Donna.

  12. Is there a blanket more fascinating than this ?
    It’s the Winter blanket which inspired you these wonderful verses, my darling !
    Thank you for sharing them and for sharing your amazing pictures !
    Have a blessed remainder of your week,
    sending love to you

  13. What an incredible beautiful and powerful poem! I love it! Your pictures of the snow are gorgeous too! Beautiful light! Appreciate your visit to my space, and am happy to visit you here, and share your joy in the loveliness of the snow πŸ™‚

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