Poetry Sunday-Wonderful Viburnum


Wonderful Viburnum



Branches covered in snowy white,

Red and blue berries later delight.

Thick scarlet leaves escape from my sight,

To return bright green in the spring’s sunlight.



© Donna Donabella 2012




In spring, I love seeing shrubs flower.  One of the most beautiful is the native viburnum, Viburnum dentatum, that blooms right off my patio.  The white flowers turn to blue berries in late summer, and are devoured by birds.  I wrote this poem in honor of this very important native shrub.  You can read more about it here in my garden post.  The pictures here are of that wonderful viburnum that blooms profusely in my garden each year.




I am joining in with Poets United for their weekly poetry link up for poets who blog, and with Gillena@verses for her Monday WRites meme.

viburnum collage

I am also linking in with  Judith@Lavender Cottage who is hosting Mosaic Monday.



I leave you with a few additional words about wonderful viburnum.  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, 2014-2016.  Any reprints or use of other photos or content is by permission only.

68 Replies to “Poetry Sunday-Wonderful Viburnum”

  1. I love this Donna! Viburnum has always been an old fashioned favorite of mine! They are the most verdant of Spring surprises!

  2. the wealth of white that viburnum lays all along that lush green makes it one of the prettiest shrubs and your poem captures the all round the seasons gift of this plant. Love to touch the umbrella shapes in the bud

  3. Oh Donna 😀 this is such a fantastic capture of the Viburnum flowering shurb ❤❤
    Beautifully penned (as always) 🙂

    Lots of love,

  4. As i read i imagined a paint palette..primary colours rich and strong before they are watered down..each to be enjoyed when its time and place feels right 🙂

  5. I learn so much of plants… vebernum was new to me… it looks a little bit like elder.

  6. What I really admire about your poems, just like this one, is the joy you express in nature, and in everyday things. This makes me see and think about these things with new eyes. Really very nice.

  7. Viburnum (and thanks so much for the name, since I didn’t know it) is a wonderful shrub. There is a huge spread of bushes on the route I take back from the hospital every other day. Like in your poem, I delight in the seeing the changes of the season through the blooming and fruiting of the bush. The flowers are magnificent, and the berries–with their striking coloring–are a dream.

    Your poem describes them perfectly.

  8. Beautiful! I love the early spring–watching the bees land on my flowers–there is a tenderness here that lights me up from the inside!

  9. i only know the names of the most common flowers. i rely on you for my flower education. And you are a spectacular teacher. Love these pictures and your words. Thank you Donna.

  10. Wonderful way of sharing the delights of a white bloom which may be missed with the impending summer! So it is Donna!


  11. Another lovely post, Donna. The shades of verdant green and white – in words and pictures – confer a sense of springtime’s fresh growth and sunlight … even as I sit indoors. Thanks for sharing!

  12. It just keeps getting better, Donna; your images are stunning and paired with the life-giving words you craft,
    the whole of it all is just delightful. Seriously wonderful:) Thank you for sharing….I’m so glad you do.

  13. it’s always a wonderful treat visiting your site. so much to learn and enjoy. now i know the name of this plant. not sure if i can find it over here. 🙂

  14. Beautiful poem, beautiful flowers! And so lovely edited in collages! Nature is truly a delight for eyes!
    Have a gorgeous day of june!

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