Poetry Sunday-Letting Go




Letting Go


Rain fall down release my pain

Your healing touch, my heartache drains.

Out flows the gray, as warm winds blow

Dry my tears with sunbeams of gold.


© Donna Donabella 2012


I wrote this poem October 29, 2012 during a somber period in my life when stress had taken hold of me and darkness seemed to take the daylight.  The words seemed to give me some peace and solace.



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.



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:  The Hyssop pictured here refers to cleanliness in the Language of Flowers.  It felt appropriate to use these flowers given the cleansing that letting go can bring.



I leave you with a little bit of sentiment about letting go.  I welcome you to download the photo and share.


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58 Replies to “Poetry Sunday-Letting Go”

  1. We were on a similar tack today. I wrote from internal (from 2012 as well) and external inspiration. Pain can stop life in its tracks if we arent refreshed.
    Lovely poem and the hyssop is refreshing beauty.

  2. It sounds like you were in the crucible. I’ve had times there too–it’s a place of alchemy where I think we can really change, but it is so hard to go through it, isn’t it? I remember feeling that I there was no way to survive but to dive deep–to the bottom–while the waves battered the top of me. Only then could I really let go. Thank you for sharing such a deeply personal poem Donna.

    1. Indeed we have all been in theses deep, dark places Susie. I can relate to your wanting to dive deep and let the waves batter you. It was part of the letting go to share the poem and it pleases me that you could relate to it.

  3. Hi again Donna, I was looking through my favorite poems this morning and found this one. I’m thinking it fits in well with your theme and may be a gift to some of your other readers:

    The Well of Grief

    Those who will not slip beneath
    the still surface on the well of grief

    turning downward through its black water
    to the place we cannot breathe

    will never know the source from which we drink,
    the secret water, cold and clear,

    nor find in the darkness glimmering
    the small round coins
    thrown by those who wished for something else.

    By David Whyte

    1. Susie this poem gave me goosebumps as I read it several times…we must feel these dark times if we are to thrive in this life….the end really got me, ‘thrown by those who wished for something else’…thank you for sharing this very poignant poem.

  4. I love it. And have written from a very similar place.
    A question. Given the beauty of words, and the power of words, why is it that poems celebrating joy, love and beauty are so much less common than those to express and expunge our pain?

    1. For me there is healing in writing the words, but I also love to celebrate life through words too…..perhaps if more people did they would find their happiness again.

  5. Hello Donna
    I like your poem very much, even though sunshine and warm winds are a little bit difficult to visualize now ( where I live).
    Your flowers are lovely, as always, and the zen proverb is especially interesting. I would like to share that photo (with the link to your post) on my blog. May I?

  6. Yours is one of the few blogs that I read comments too. Your poem and Susie’s comment and poem… Very moving… My road has taken so many detours that finding a way to lighten the load becomes so important…

    1. That is such a compliment Michelle. I really love the conversations I have on my blogs. And you have found such an important bit of knowledge….we all need ways to lighten our load. If what is said here does that my heart is lightened too!

  7. This poem appears to have a beat to it, possible the pitter patter of rain? Or, I just have an overactive imagination. LOL
    The heart mosaic is lovely in green and purple.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday Donna.

    1. It does definitely have a beat Judith so you are not imagining it…wonderful you picked up on that. I love this mosaic too. The colors just were perfect and are a favorite combo for me. Glad you enjoyed the post Judith!

  8. Lovely, also, sensitive lyrics! And the zen quote is amazing… the process of learning is an every day job, indeed! A pleasant week of november!

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