Poetry Sunday: Surrendering to the Light


Surrendering to the Light


Dark and dingy on this misty day,

Soul searching in the weathered decay.



Once colored gems found among the green,

Soon all is gone to a barren scene.



Quiet melancholy heavy in the air,

Tears rush forth while heartache is declared.



Let the grief well up, spew and flow,

While the water washes me clean as I let go.



This wearisome heart must not yield to the disdain,

Surrendering only to the light and a restful peace regained.


©Donna Donabella 2018


I am thrilled to be back blogging and writing again.  It has been over 4 months, and I am feeling healed and much better.  I aggravated an old back injury, had vertigo and then blood pressure issues (not related to the vertigo).

I started this poem when life had me down and the weather seemed to amplify the sentiments.  With this rainbow last week, on a particularly warm November day, I was remembering what is important in my life if I am to live it to the fullest even on the darkest days.


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 Surrendering to the Light.  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.

42 Replies to “Poetry Sunday: Surrendering to the Light”

  1. So sorry you have been unwell, Donna. I have just emerged from two months of vertigo, too. No fun. I love your poem, your viewpoint and the beautiful rainbow photo. Rainbows are always a sign of hope to me.

    1. Oh my Sherry you too! Vertigo is nasty and there isn’t always much they can do. Mine stemmed from a virus that attacked my ears which is so strange. Thank you for you lovely words and I am so pleased you enjoyed the poem and picture!

  2. So glad to see you back, Donna! May the cleansing wash continue to flow over you until all is well indeed!

  3. Glad to see you back… this season can be an additional burden, but also a possibility to rest a bit…

  4. An emotive articulation of ‘quiet melancholy’. We have all been there – so pleased, you have recovered your health and found the path back to ‘restful peace’. Beautiful writing in this, Donna.

  5. Oh how I feel the emotions painstakingly honest here in this beautiful poem! It’s so good to see you writing again Donna 🙂 I have missed you immensely.

  6. We do need to live through those rainy days and blue moods. Let the tears flow, but also look up and find the rainbow on the horizon. There will always be one. He promised!! Glad to see you here.

  7. This is human and real. And yes surrender to the light is the path to healing

    Thsnks for dropping by my sumie Sunday this week


  8. Firstly, i wish you good health and a speedy recovery.
    then, a welcome back to the blogging scene.

    i loved reading this poem. good rhymes are always a delight to read. this poem is calming in a way, a sort of a journey emerging from the dark. yes, surrender only to the light!

  9. Welcome back Donna. I’ve been gone too and have been trying to resume writing. I love your words and admire your generosity in letting us download your lovely pictures. I’m so glad you’re feeling better!

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