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Poetry Sunday-April Spring



April Spring



The soul stirs under bright April skies,

Raw and cold, with warm sun, clouds rolling by.



Rain pours down and pools throughout,

Replenishing the soil; pushing worms out.



Everywhere in the garden is the rush to grow,

Fresh green foliage wrapped with bright colorful bows.



More voices join daily in the garden’s song,

First robin’s, then peepers all the day long.



And my heart quickens its beat on this glorious stage,

As April moves to May and writes a new page.



 © Donna Donabella 2016


April springs are unique and special.  The weather shifts from cold and rainy to warm and sunny, even within the same day….trying to settle.  This year it has been very unsettled.  The blooms continue to pop up more and more throughout the garden decorating garden beds throughout….much like presents with bows.


The flowers here are pretty spring bulbs known as, Chionodoxa, or Glory of the Snow.



I am joining in with Poets United for their weekly poetry link up for poets who blog.

glory of snow collage

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





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

april spring

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.

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  1. April 24, 2016    

    A very good description of April 🙂

  2. Bjorn Rudberg Bjorn Rudberg
    April 24, 2016    

    I feel that urge to push up from growth underneath….

    • April 27, 2016    

      Spring does that to us, doesn’t it!

  3. April 24, 2016    

    From south of the equator, I feel jealous…

    • April 27, 2016    

      Spring is a glorious season, I think i would love all year!

  4. April 24, 2016    

    What a beautiful poem of springtime. The season of hope, love and song.

    • April 27, 2016    

      Oh thanks so much Robin…that describes spring perfectly!

  5. April 24, 2016    

    Each line is a gift wrapped with a bow of warmth – but the last really shines…made me look at your banner motto too – change, challenge, creativity.. – inside and outside too

    • April 27, 2016    

      Oh you made me smile with your kind words Jae Rose..thank you!

  6. April 24, 2016    

    Ahhhh … “As April moves to May and writes a new page”. Lovely!

    • April 27, 2016    

      Thanks so much Pearl….our seasons almost feel like a dramatic shift and that time between April and May is one of those shifts.

  7. April 24, 2016    

    This is such a beautiful time of year. And, yes, each day more and more voices join in the garden song! Lovely photos once again.

    • April 27, 2016    

      I am so pleased you liked the post Mary! Enjoy your spring…..

  8. April 24, 2016    

    And my heart quickens its beat on this glorious stage,
    As April moves to May and writes a new page.

    There is a tendency to move fast into Spring and to hold on as long as possible before the heat of summer. And the beauty is the greenery accompanying it like the beautiful purple flowers here. Great pics Donna!


    • April 27, 2016    

      Thanks Hank…I love to savor each moment with spring….as our spring moves into May the garden heats up and really gets going!

  9. April 24, 2016    

    This is lovely 😀 especially love the image of soul stirring under April skies.
    Beautifully penned.

    Lots of love,

    • April 27, 2016    

      So pleased you enjoyed the words and the images they stirred Sanaa!

  10. April 24, 2016    

    Those coloured bows uplift the soul for sure!

  11. April 24, 2016    

    I especially love that perfect closing line.

  12. April 24, 2016    

    Visiting your blog is always like a mini-meditation for me. Thank you for your focus on April beauty. Those flowers are gorgeous!

    • April 27, 2016    

      Oh Myrna….I am beyond words…thank you isn’t even enough to say for these lovely sentiments!

  13. April 24, 2016    

    Yes, with each new day, we turn the page…and the “wonder” almost makes us forget the day before. Only with effort, do we remember….

    • April 27, 2016    

      Yes Annell I agree…nature gives me solace.

  14. April 24, 2016    

    Love this pulse of life. I’ve lately been reading and writing everything as a metaphor for self,.

    • April 27, 2016    

      Thanks Colleen….it seems nature makes the perfect muse and metaphor for life.

  15. April 24, 2016    

    “And my heart quickens its beat on this glorious stage,

    As April moves to May and writes a new page.”

    Beautiful lines, Donna, beautiful. 🙂

    • April 27, 2016    

      Oh Paul thanks so much for saying so!

  16. Kerry O'Connor Kerry O'Connor
    April 24, 2016    

    The couplets seem to take on a music of their own as one reads down the page. The whole post, poem and photos, is charming.

    • April 27, 2016    

      I think charming is a lovely sentiment Kerry…spring is charming. So happy you enjoyed it!

  17. April 24, 2016    

    Your poem captures the fresh beauty of Spring. Lovely pics.

    • April 27, 2016    

      Much gratitude for your nice words here!

  18. April 24, 2016    

    A lovely nod to April. “Fresh green foliage wrapped with bright colorful bows.” blew me away. Great line!

    • April 27, 2016    

      My favorite too Wendy…it is amazing what images spring can conjure.

  19. CC CC
    April 24, 2016    

    I love, “and writes a new page”—what a lovely depiction of the movement from one month to the next.

  20. April 24, 2016    

    As usual, love your photos. And that last line is perfect,


    • April 27, 2016    

      I so appreciate your wonderful words Elizabeth!

  21. April 25, 2016    

    I do love to begin my week with your verses, my wonderful friend, I’m so grateful to you for this !

    Hope your week is off to a great start, I wish you most wonderful days to come, my lovely Donna,
    with much gratitude


    • April 27, 2016    

      Dany that is just the nicest thing you could say to a writer! I hope you have a special week….lots of hugs and love to you my friend!

  22. April 25, 2016    

    Hello, pretty spring poem. I am surprised just how fast April disappearing, May is almost here. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

    • April 27, 2016    

      Happy Spring and enjoy your week Eileen!

  23. April 25, 2016    

    i just loved reading this poem. there is a sense of cheer and thankfulness in it
    i really like to know and feel the changes of the seasons. most of the time, what i am getting here are hot and humid days.

    • April 27, 2016    

      I can wait for hot and humid….cool, cold and warm are spring here now!

  24. April 25, 2016    

    This is a wonderful poem Donna, and gorgeous photos. How fortunate we are that you shared them with Today’s Flowers. Thank you so much!

    • April 27, 2016    

      Always a pleasure to share with your wonderful meme Denise!

  25. April 25, 2016    

    How pretty! I wish we had a bit more Spring….we have temps more like summer! Enjoy your week sweet lady! Hugs, Diane

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