Poetry Sunday-Sanctuary





When I am weary, weak and muddle-headed,

I seek IT.



When fear grips me and pulls me down,

I discover IT.



When tears, troubles, and worries will not abide

I crave IT.



And when inspiration is not found,

I encounter IT….



Here in my sanctuary,

As near as my soul’s own light.


© Donna Donabella 2014



This poem was a challenge for me to identify my sanctuary.  Where do I find my refuge, retreat and safe harbor?  While nature and my garden are my go to spots for a sanctuary and wildlife can bring me great solace, my greatest sanctuary is what I find within me.


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:  Phlox symbolizes unanimity or harmony, unity, accord.



I leave you with a bit of a sentiment about finding your sanctuary.  Feel free to download the photo and share.




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65 Replies to “Poetry Sunday-Sanctuary”

  1. May you have peace at heart today Donna. It is grace on earth to have a sanctuary. I had a writing teacher once–my best ever–who used to say to us: “We don’t SAY Heaven….even as we dwell there.” I continue to struggle with that. Mary Oliver is my muse for poetry–her message is buried deep in the story of the frog, of the bear, of the river replete with stones that catch the light.

    Phlox! Such a sweet gracious and happy flower.

    Happy Sunday to you~

  2. We all need a sanctuary, a place where we can feel safe and to which we can retreat when necessary. I liked how you wrote about yours and the beautiful photos.

  3. You have explained your inner sanctuary in a lovely manner and I look forward to your poems from this blog each week Donna.
    Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday.

  4. Wonderful words and images, Donna;
    I love thinking about the garden we have within:)
    It’s something I sometimes forget to tend
    and boy do I feel it when that happens.
    Thanks for sharing this wonder,

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