Poetry Sunday: Flower Woman


Flower Woman


A flower woman

Keeper of the land,

Tilling fertile soil

With her gentle hands.



Architect with seeds,

Of meadows rich with dew

Preserving the territory,

Creating anew.



Student of pollywogs

And pollinators  galore,

Enlightening this steward

With tales pure as gold.



A comrade to nature

She celebrates the rebirth

When the sun rises nearer

Singing sweet songs to the earth.


©Donna Donabella 2018




The idea of this poem was originally written as a birthday tribute for a true flower woman who creates fields of flowers from seed.  I kept the idea, but changed it to reflect the birthday of another gardener/flower woman, me.  I am celebrating my birthday next week, and am pleased to have lived and loved for 61 years now.

The pictures are of native lupines.  They were seeded in my meadow by this flower woman’s hands.  They symbolize imagination.  So apt as I imagined creating this beautiful meadow, and have not been disappointed.


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


I leave you with a few additional words about the Flower Woman.  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, 2014-2018.  Any reprints or use of other photos or content is by permission only.

54 Replies to “Poetry Sunday: Flower Woman”

  1. You have embraced your place here with open arms. So many roles to a gardener Donna – I shall treasure a new word you gave me “”pollywogs”.

    1. I love when I can give you a new word my friend as you are such an amazing keeper and writer of words. Yes gardening has been my muse and my place and I love it.

    1. Thank you dear annell. I feel gardening makes me a songwriter and singer of the earth. And this poem, as I wrote it, feels like an homage to all who garden and grow things.

  2. This is beautiful. I read it as a kind of symbolic self portrait in celebration of your birthday. Smiles. We all need to celebrate and appreciate nature in this way!

  3. I love how you have captured the joy of spring and early summer… it’s the best part of the year I think

  4. Being a flower woman is a high calling, especially in a world where human often seem bent on destroying all things beautiful in the name of commerce and cash.

    1. I love how poems flow and where they end up…this one took on its own life and I went with it…I was pleased it ended with me too! It makes me smile. Thank you Sherry.

  5. More flower power to you, Donna! What a beautiful meadow you created in nature, words and pictures. Happy Birthday!

  6. I didn’t know lupines symbolized imagination. That’s pretty cool. I’d bet that the flower woman has no shortage of imagination herself.

  7. Loved the direction you took this. Flower women do celebrate rebirth in their gardens – in a manner, I suppose, that non-gardeners can never fully experience. An eloquent articulation of the ‘Keeper of the land’.

  8. What a satisfying read this poem is. It reminds me of an aunt of mine who had a beautiful garden which she worked in every day and was simply glorious.

  9. Architect with seeds”, “A comrade to nature.”. And may i add one, Guardian of the earth.
    this is a very lovely poem. 🙂

  10. Your words are as beautiful as your meadow Donna – long live the natural beauty of this earth, tended lovingly by those such as your good self.
    Also Happy Birthday for next week!
    Kind regards
    Anna :o]

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