Poetry Sunday-Bride’s Feather





Bride’s Feather



Behold the sight of creamy white,

Like feathers standing, stretching, bending.

Fireworks of plumes exploding-now dancing on the wind.



© Donna Donabella 2012



The plant profiled here is called Bride’s Feather, Goat’s beard or Aruncus dioicus.  Its unusual blooms look like fluffy feathers.  And it is a pollinator magnet.  You can read more about it here.  This native plant grows in my summer garden, and is pictured throughout the post.


I hope you have enjoyed reading some of my wildflower poems, over the last several weeks.




I am joining in with Poets United for their weekly poetry link up for poets who blog.

brides feather collage

I am also linking in with  Judith@Lavender Cottage who is hosting Mosaic Monday.



I leave you with a few additional words about this beautiful native plant.  I welcome you to download the photo and share it.

goats beard

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.

48 Replies to “Poetry Sunday-Bride’s Feather”

  1. Always enjoy both the mix of poetry and knowledge of wildflowers – made me think of the craze for fascinator hats – except nature carries it off with much more grace and style!

    1. I love that analogy Jae Rose…and I agree nature does it better. Glad you enjoyed the post. These wildflowers are blooming now and they make quite a statement.

  2. I definitely HAVE enjoyed reading your wildflower poetry over the last several weeks. I wonder if you ever considered making a little book of them, one to pick up and read on the nastiest of winter days. Smiles. Not sure I have ever seen this bride’s feather.

    1. So glad you enjoyed these Mary which inspires me to create more…I have thought about creating a little book and I think I will absolutely give it a try! Thanks for the support!

  3. Gosh 😀 that is one stunning wildflower Donna and you have penned its beauty with such flair and ease ❤❤
    Beautifully done.

    Lots of love,

  4. Whenever you combine your poetry and your love for greenery, I just smile. The delight sparkles out of every word. It’s like seeing the plant bloom through the lines, becoming more real because your love for them makes it so.

    Love this–imagery and facts.

  5. I like the above comment about making a book of your wild flower poems Donna- this plant belongs in my wishlist garden – goatsbeard nowhere near as pretty a name as bride’s feather!

  6. I do love to have a garden of wildflowers.. and of course it has to be the right flowers for your habitat… I’m trying to make a meadow by using a scythe every year… and yes it does increase the meadow blooms that change through the season.

  7. Your wildflower poetry and pictures have been delightful. Thank you Donna. You must have the most beautiful garden, a little paradise.

  8. These flowers are truly terrific, my wonderful Donna, and your words accompany them so very gracefully, thanks most sincerely, sweet friend !

    Hope your week is off to a good start I wish you most wonderful days to come, sending hugs and more hugs to you

    Xx Dany

  9. Thank you for the very interesting post. What a lovely name, Bride’s Feather, another new one to me. Thank you for sharing it with Today’s Flowers Donna, and enjoy your Sunday 🙂

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