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Poetry Sunday-Crocus








Petals unfurl,

with shouts of joy!

A youthful gladness-

finally enjoyed.


 © Donna Donabella 2012



One of the first bulbs to bloom, early in my garden, are the snow crocus pictured here.  They shout spring with splashes of color all over the garden.   Wishing everyone a joyous Easter!




I am joining in with Poets United for their weekly poetry link up for poets who blog. Please visit to read some more wonderful verse.

crocus collage

I am also linking in with Judith@Lavender Cottage who hosts Mosaic Monday, and Today’s Flowers hosted by Denise@An English Girl Rambles 2016.





I leave you with a few additional words about first spring crocus.  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.


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  1. March 27, 2016    

    They are small splashes of delight aren’t they? And the promise of more to come.

    • March 27, 2016    

      A lovely promise! Have a wonderful day Soosie!

  2. March 27, 2016    

    The early spring bloomers so consistently bring such joy and gladness, Donna, year after year. And we never get tired of them!

    • March 27, 2016    

      So true Ginnie….I watch each open and await each bloom as it shines in the bright spring light!

  3. March 27, 2016    

    This is like a little shout from the ground – a hello to spring and a feeling of being awake 🙂

    • March 27, 2016    

      A lovely thought Jae Rose! That is what crocus are, aren’t they!

  4. March 27, 2016    

    Oh such a gorgeous call to Spring 😀
    Beautifully penned.

    Lots of love,

  5. March 27, 2016    

    It is indeed such a joyful time when those petals unfurl! Happy, happy Easter to you, Donna!

  6. March 27, 2016    

    They come with an impact together with Spring!


    • March 27, 2016    

      Yes a mighty voice to herald this season!

  7. March 27, 2016    

    Beautiful words and photos!

  8. March 27, 2016    

    They look like an Easter choir, joyously singing!

  9. CC CC
    March 27, 2016    

    Captures the joyfulness of spring so well!

  10. Kerry O'Connor Kerry O'Connor
    March 27, 2016    

    What a glorious sight to see!

  11. March 27, 2016    

    What a beautiful, breath-taking flower that is, Donna! It even appeared like a wonderful painting before my eyes. And your poem are just a perfect match for this time of the year. Happy Easter! 🙂 and Hello (again) after a rather long absence… 🙂

    • March 27, 2016    

      Oh how wonderful to see you back kelvin! Thank you for such a wonderful comment! Happy Easter….

  12. Tatius Tatius
    March 27, 2016    

    Beautiful flowers, great writing!

  13. March 27, 2016    

    What a beautiful sign of Spring. May it be full of joy. Thank you for the beautiful pictures!

  14. March 27, 2016    

    Delightful & enchanting.

  15. March 27, 2016    

    The blooming of flowers especially in Spring are always a sign of your hopes being fulfilled.

    • March 27, 2016    

      Oh I love that thought Robin…thank you!

  16. March 27, 2016    

    The first signs of crocus foliage appeared in my garden this weekend. Hoping for spring-like flowers soon!

    • March 27, 2016    

      That is wonderful Jean…I have been shocked by how early the crocus and other bulbs are blooming.

  17. March 27, 2016    

    So pretty…

  18. March 28, 2016    

    His beautiful, thanks for sharing Donna. I’m happy you dropped in at my Sunday Lime this week

    Much love…

    • March 28, 2016    

      Always a pleasure visiting you gillena!

  19. March 28, 2016    

    Hello Donna, i love this poem. Seeing the first spring flower does make me want to shout for joy. YAY for spring! Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

    • March 28, 2016    

      I am so pleased Eileen…spring in all her fickleness is here…time to enjoy your week too!

  20. March 28, 2016    

    It’s not spring until the Crocus push through the snow! One of my favorite flowers because in northern Indiana there were Crocus in our yard and when young I was always amazed when they came up first. Lovely write Donna.

    • March 28, 2016    

      I grew up in Northern Indiana too Bekkie…Mishawaka! And what a stunning image to share…thank you!

  21. March 28, 2016    

    These are the loveliest photos Donna and wonderful words to go with them. Thank you for linking with Today’s Flowers. I greatly appreciate your support. Have a great week!

    • March 28, 2016    

      So happy you enjoyed the post Denise!

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  23. March 28, 2016    

    Crocuses are such vibrant happy flowers they spread the joy of Spring!
    Thanks for sharing this….
    Have a lovely week!

    • March 28, 2016    

      You are most welcome…have a great week yourself!

  24. March 28, 2016    


  25. March 28, 2016    

    Joyfilled words and photo,


    • March 28, 2016    

      Thanks so much Elizabeth…crocus just bring out the joy, don’t they!

  26. Judith @ Lavender Cottage Judith @ Lavender Cottage
    March 28, 2016    

    I’m patiently waiting for more of my crocuses to appear, they had to retreat with the ice storm.

    • March 28, 2016    

      Many of mine were washed out by all our rain….the larger ones have popped up and surprised me. Hope yours pop up soon!

  27. March 28, 2016    

    Donna, they really are so beautiful and fresh. What a lovely poem for Easter

    • March 28, 2016    

      So much gratitude for your kind words!

  28. March 28, 2016    

    You make me smile.

    • March 28, 2016    

      Oh that makes me so happy Rosemary!

  29. riitta k riitta k
    March 29, 2016    

    The crocus bring the spring!

    • March 29, 2016    

      I think so too! Usually my first flower!!

  30. March 29, 2016    

    Seeing a lot of crocuses is full of joy!! They are like school children. How cheerful! I like it.
    Have a happy new week,Donna.

    • March 29, 2016    

      What a great image of crocus….’like school children’. I totally agree! Have a wonderful week!

  31. March 29, 2016    

    Shouting with joy seems to be an appropriate response to the arrival of the crocuses!

    • March 29, 2016    

      Really what else can we do? They just command shouts of joy!!

  32. March 29, 2016    

    So much happiness in your words, and the pic just so nice!

  33. March 29, 2016    

    Donna, Happy Spring! Hope you had a wonderful Easter. The crocuses are so pretty and joyful indeed. Thank you for your continued support on my new blog. 🙂

    • March 29, 2016    

      We did have a wonderful Easter Loredana! Happy Spring to you too! I really have been enjoying your new blog…I can feel your excitement….

  34. March 31, 2016    

    Aren’t they gorgeous? Such a new promise of spring.

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