Poetry Sunday: Nature Speak

Nature Speak


Dewdrops of rain kissing leaf and flower,

Cool crisp breeze cleanses my soul.

The hum of bee and cicada fills the air,

Sun warms my skin, lulling me into a trance.

The leaves bend with the wind,

Keeping time with my heart.

The flow of life all around me,

As I stand in this one moment.

© Donna Donabella 2017



I was reading a wonderful book, which inspired me to write a stream of consciousness poem in one minute this summer…staying in the moment.  So I went out after a rainstorm, sat on my step, breathed in and observed for one minute (OK 3 minutes) and wrote my thoughts and observations from the heart.


The pictures here are of bees going crazy for my native Summersweet bush flowers this summer…it has a dreamy scent.


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




I leave you with a few additional words about nature speak.  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, 2014-2017.  Any reprints or use of other photos or content is by permission only.

38 Replies to “Poetry Sunday: Nature Speak”

  1. Thanks for sharing the moment you were in, especially the cicadas. I know, I know: Cicadas drive some people crazy, but not me. I love their incessant humming.

  2. This is incredibly gorgeous, Donna!❤️ Especially love the image of “The hum of bee and cicada fills the air, sun warms my skin, lulling me into a trance”… Beautifully penned.❤️

    1. Indeed it was Bev and it was done in the midst of a few neighbors having new roofs put on because of a hail storm….amazing how peaceful we can be in nature even when surrounded by construction.

  3. Ah – the flow of life all around a person as they stand in this moment! I find myself breathing in and out with this. A beautiful and peaceful write.

  4. Lovely … I was carried off in the transcendent close on this piece: ‘The flow of life all around me,

    As I stand in this one moment.’. I enjoy your photography, as well, Donna.

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