Poetry Sunday: This is for us…..



This is for us……



I scratch the earth

to plant a seed,

and watch it grow and bloom and green.



And I scribble these words

across a page,

to capture my heart as I wrinkle with age.



You splash fine colors

on a canvas blue,

with red and orange and all manner of hue.



And you scramble an egg

whipped together with ease,

adding onions and herbs to create a feast.



We dance upon life’s stage

whirling round,

playing on our heartstrings melodious sounds.



Oh this beauty of creation

we bring to life every day,

brightens our world in moments we give love away.


©Donna Donabella 2017


It has been almost a year since I have written here on this blog….since I injured my shoulder and had to listen to my body and really rest which meant no writing or gardening (I am right handed and the injury was to my right shoulder).  I learned to be more left- handed….and it has been a good rest.  I have discovered much about myself and my journey while away.


I had no clue when and how I would return to this blog and writing poetry.  But the day my beloved Aunt Mary passed (July 3rd) I wrote a blog post on my other blog and 3 poems.  This poem is one of them.  It seems the floodgates are open again.  This poem is based on my interpretation of a quote I used on my tribute post to my aunt.  It captures my essence and my purpose these days and how much Aunt Mary has influenced my life.  I hope you enjoy it.


… so this is for us.
This is for us who sing, write, dance, act, study, run and love
and this is for doing it even if no one will ever know
because the beauty is in the act of doing it.
Not what it can lead to…
~Charlotte Eriksson


I am joining  Poets United for their Poetry Pantry linkup.  The roses here have been blooming in my garden for weeks in honor of my Aunt Mary Rose.




I leave you with a another image about creating.  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.

46 Replies to “Poetry Sunday: This is for us…..”

  1. So good to see you back again, Donna. Smiles. Seems you had a difficult year. Yes, we all plant seeds in our lives and hope that they bloom and grow…..and indeed a good thought that we can brighten our world by giving love away!!

    1. Thanks Mary….I have been doing a lot of reading about life and creating, and this perspective has helped me grow in so many ways….so glad you liked it.

  2. Beautiful post, Donna. I’m sorry about your loss. Glad you’re feeling better and you’ve been inspired to write poems again. Life is indeed a cycle of new beauty and creation as we give our love away. Gorgeous roses!

  3. So lovely to read again your lyrics, Donna! for sure a great remembrance of your aunt, too. Stay well; have a lovely Sunday and great new week ahead! Alexa

  4. What a wonderful comeback to poetry… love your happy gentle words. I need those.

  5. My heart is always happy to read rhyming poems. This one is beautiful, as is giving love away!

  6. I am so happy to see you back Donna. It seems poetry has been hibernating within you but is now back with the power of your love and caring. My condolences for your loss of your Aunt Mary Rose. I’m certain she leaves a lot of herself in you.

    1. I am so happy to be back Myrna….yes the words could not stay in anymore…they just needed an emotional release….and coming forth through my Aunt was perfect….you can see by the words she has inspired how much she has given me!

  7. It’s wonderful to read you again. I hope you can garden and write poetry as much as you like, without having to choose. In the meantime, we shall enjoy what life gives us. 🙂

  8. So sorry to hear of your injury, Donna, and happy you are back. This is a beautiful poem. What a wonderful woman your aunt was, you wrote her such a loving tribute. Your photo, by the way, on the right side of your blog, is lovely.

    1. Thanks Sherry for your kind words….and I am pleased you liked the poem. The photo is part of a new spiritual practice I am doing monthly. I took a course this winter that got me started….I really am enjoying creating them…..glad you enjoyed seeing it.

  9. There is so much beauty all around us yet few really appreciate it. Welcome back to the blogsphere Donna hopw to read much more of your work in future.

  10. ahh – welcome back Donna – there is life blood running through these words – especially loved the meal and these colours/colors 😉
    “You splash fine colors

    on a canvas blue,

    with red and orange and all manner of hue.”

    p.s. am off to re-read the tribute to your Aunt – first time was so raw

    1. You always seem to pick up on the deeper parts of my poems….the meal and colors were in tribute to my Aunt and my niece who is an artist already….so many creatives in my family….thank you Laura for your support.

  11. These lines have a very melodic rhythm and compliment each other in creating the scene.

  12. Life is so like Christmas, so many gifts, some we like more than others. Ir is up to us, to accept all with love, and then give it away. What is love for, but to give away.

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