Poetry Sunday-Summer Delights




Summer Delights



Spring turns to summer, Night turns to day.

And all about me the garden does play.


Bees fill their pockets, young birds take first flight-

Me, I’m staring up into the sky so bright.



Do I climb, do I soar,

Do I lay in the grass once more?



Soft fragrances wafting slow down my day,

As I contemplate the clouds, and rest from my play.



Whether splashing in water, or picking berries ripe-

There is always time to savor sweet summer delights!



 © Donna Donabella 2014


Today is the Summer Solstice, and the changing of the seasons is upon us.  I wrote this poem early last summer in July.  I was recuperating from surgery, and had ample time to watch the seasons change before my eyes.  On my garden blog, Wednesday, I will be featuring the wrap up of my meme, Seasonal Celebrations.  There is still time to join in as we celebrate the coming of summer.  You can read how to be part of the celebration here.



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.


pollinator collage

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.  



If you enjoy reading this blog, I welcome you to share it with others. I enjoy spreading the blog love, and I appreciate all who come and read my blogs. 





Special Note:  The pictures here are of various pollinators that were visiting my garden in early summer.  They are the lifeblood of the garden and are responsible for the flowers blooming year after year, and veggies growing for a wonderful harvest.




I leave you with a few additional words about Summer Delights.  I welcome you to download the photo and share it.

Summer Delights

All other photos and original content is copyrighted and the sole property of Donna Donabella @ Living From Happiness, 2014-2015.  Any reprints or use of other photos or content is by permission only.

94 Replies to “Poetry Sunday-Summer Delights”

  1. There is so much excitement and happiness in this poem..buzzing around the garden like a busy happy little bee – i say climb, soar and lay in the grass once more until the sun goes down which could be a while today – happy summer solstice 🙂

  2. Very lovely, Donna, & so engaging to read. Too bad, Summer is over at my country & currently we have rains & cold weather signaling the start of Rainy season ’til December. The bees & the flowering buds are always a delightful scene in the morning, and you know what I love to do in Summer? it’s nothing more than to smell the sky thru the growing grasses along with quick falling dews… ah, now I miss the Summer again. Smiles. Have fun under the sun & enjoy every bits of the Summer season! Thanks for the poem!

  3. This is a wonderful tribute 🙂 the images are so rich & vibrant.. the entire poem reads beautifully executed 😀

    Lots of love,

  4. Today we are enjoying the garden for the first time this year… A little sunshine is all that it takes. Splendid words and hope you take the time to see the clouds.

  5. What a fine poem for the first day of summer, Donna. We do need to take time to savor those sweet summer delights while we can!

  6. You have captured some of the joys of summer days. The summer solstice is upon us..let us enjoy the beauty of the warm days ahead. A lovely poem.

  7. You have captured the rich delights of summer so well. I resonate with having time, post-surgery, to revel in such delights….I call my surgeries my annual vacation, the only time when one just gets to Be!! LOL.

  8. There is always time to savor indeed. Regardless our circumstances. Been a bit hot here to work the garden but in the evening and when it is not raining. Got some done yesterday.

  9. I love your photos and your poem. How apt for you to pay tribute to one of our deerest life lines. Without bees, where would we be?

  10. That feeling of freedom, of openness and no stress, is rarely topped. Nice weather can really help a mood, too.

  11. I love thinking of the entire garden at play as well as the elements within it. And then the lovely choices!

  12. I like the LIFE in this…the activity…the buzz of living….”the garden does play” indeed!!

  13. Hello Donna, what a lovely poem. Summer is my favorite season, I love seeing the bees enjoying the blooms too. Happy Summer to you! Enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

  14. A perfect poem about the delights of summer. Your blossoms are beautiful as always Donna. Thanks so much for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro ♥

  15. Without the bees, you and I know how much trouble we’d be in. A nice summer poem Donna.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

  16. A lovely joyful poem. I was returning from my holidays on solstice day and I still haven’t quite recovered and got my time clock in order after the hour changing backward and forward.

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