Blue Heron Writes

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Sharing My Poetry – In Love

I’ve been asked by several readers to share some of my creative writing so today, here is the first…

I wrote this poem in 2006 as a writing exercise for an online course. And then in 2010 I lived the poem when I met my life partner.

I’d love your feedback.


A Place As Seen By A Woman In Love

2014-18  Hidden Falls, Acrylic on Canvas, 5 x 7 inches, Copyright Wendie Donabie

2014-18 Hidden Falls, Acrylic on Canvas, 5 x 7 inches, Copyright Wendie Donabie

Fluid as mercury, yet hard as steel

Powerful as the birth of a new star  –  deep in the heavens

Thunderous as a herd of stampeding horses.


Dazzling as it played dodge ball with rays of sun.

Mesmerizing, drawing her into its welcoming embrace.

Pure as liquid crystal, and cool as a mountain spring.


With each breath, she leaned closer, wishing to fall into its wonder.

What had changed for her in the place so often visited?

Was this not simply a waterfall?


No, not this day.

For love had invaded her being – body, heart, mind and soul.

No longer could she view the world in concrete terms.


Life now reeled with poetry.

Metaphor flung itself over the precipice and dove into the gorge below.

Simile cascaded over the rocks and dripped from foliage along the water’s path.

Copyright Wendie Donabie



  1. So happy for you and you express your feelings so well.

    • Thanks Jovina…I love to write but painting has been keeping me busy…. Watch for more…

  2. Norman Welstead

    Magnificent metaphor. Loved it.

  3. Yay! Love it, Wendie! So powerful, like your wonderful painting…which so suitably accompanies this poem. Thank you for sharing it. 🙂 Looking forward to reading more of your poems; and of course seeing more of your lovely artwork! ~ Janette

    • Thanks so much Janette… That means a lot coming from you…..!

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