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Poetry Sunday-Do You Hear The Sound




Do You Hear The Sound



Do you hear the sound

of the wind whipping round,

all the snowflakes swirling down

to light upon the ground,

as they pile up around

everything found!



 © Donna Donabella 2012



Winter snows can be amazing….gentle and soft or blowing, swirling and making everything white in no time.  During this winter season, I am sharing some of my winter poems.  This one was written in 2012.


Currently, February is acting more like March with warmer temps and melted snows. These pictures are from last year, during our typical snowy and cold February.  You can read more about our typical winter here, on my garden blog.




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

swirling collage



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I leave you with a few additional words about the swirling beauty of snow.  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. February 7, 2016    

    A virtually complete mystery to me.
    My only experiences with it have been silent. Gentle. Mysterious.
    I love hearing about it from a different, more vigorous perspective.

    • February 11, 2016    

      Oh you should experience it someday…it so amazing…we are getting 2 ft more in our latest worst storm yet this winter.

  2. February 7, 2016    

    My darling Donna,
    your words and your photographs are truly gorgeous, thank you for sharing all the love you have in your heart !
    Blessed be

    • February 13, 2016    

      You are so very welcome Dany! Much love to you!!

  3. February 7, 2016    

    No – but you reminded me that i should and how magical it can be.. we rarely get snow but i love it first thing in the morning when it’s still and there are no footprints and you feel like you are the only one watching through the window..that has a sound..and a feeling..comforting as cotton wool

    • February 13, 2016    

      Oh yes…..and that is the perfect time to see the snow!

  4. February 7, 2016    

    Always so pretty… what you hear is the magnified silence!

    • February 13, 2016    

      Indeed…what I love about the snow!

  5. February 7, 2016    

    A delight to see, to imagine through your words, lyrics… Snow!!! Wow…
    Always lovely; now, february is more and more like april, but without green buds or fresh leaves… It’s cold, but somehow beautiful, just because sun is up and looking so good… and the sky is different!
    At forecast…well, not sure! What will be, will be… perhaps some snow, soon or rain… or warmer days…
    *-* Till the real spring will come, it is still winter!
    Best regards!

    • February 13, 2016    

      February was looking like spring here until we got the snow back….at least 3 feet, and bitter cold of -30F. It is indeed still winter here Alexa.

  6. February 7, 2016    

    a beautiful little poem which says stop! listen!

    have a good Sunday Donna

    much love…

    • February 13, 2016    

      Yes, isn’t nature wonderful to stop and listen to!

  7. February 7, 2016    

    Oh, the intensity of the wind sometimes is stunning, isn’t it? We had an odd rainstorm last week,
    but the wind accompanying it was truly intense. I found myself thankful though that this
    time we escaped the snow. Nice pictures too! Always enjoy your Sunday morning treat!

    • February 13, 2016    

      Thank you so much Mary! I thought we might escape more snow too, but it is back and 3 feet in 3 days with bitter cold. This poem was echoing through my mind as I watched it swirl.

  8. February 7, 2016    

    so very visual and you make it so enticing that i really wish to see snowfall at least once in my life…beautiful photos Donna…

    • February 13, 2016    

      Oh yes you must see it once and stand in it to feel it from every sense!

  9. February 7, 2016    

    This is absolutely stunning Donna 😀
    Have a lovely week ahead.

    Lots of love,

    • February 13, 2016    

      Oh I am so glad you liked the post Sanaa!

  10. February 7, 2016    

    Well described, Donna. Here we have had torrential rains but milder temps too – we have had green shoots popping up in the garden for a couple of weeks now. Wow. Here comes spring again!

    • February 13, 2016    

      Well the snow returned with a vengeance Sherry…3 feet and more coming! Bitter cold windchills of -30F.

  11. February 7, 2016    

    Thanks for the reminder to stop, look, and, most of all, listen!

  12. Bjorn Rudberg Bjorn Rudberg
    February 7, 2016    

    Snow is so gentle… and I miss it… a lot.. Here we have great ices to skate on though

    • February 13, 2016    

      I so agree about snow…..I thought we might have been done with snow but it is back and we have 3 feet that came in 3 days!

  13. February 7, 2016    

    That special silence and quiet of a snowy day!

  14. Yun Yi Yun Yi
    February 7, 2016    

    Beautifully written. Love the rhyme!

  15. February 7, 2016    

    This is a beauty that I avoid. Don’t like the cold, though I know there’s nothing more beautiful than the sight of snow covering all.
    (Thank you for your comment on my blog. I know you had a loss recently and understand. My mother-in-law died a couple of weeks ago. And I’m missing her.)

    • February 13, 2016    

      You are most welcome….we just had new fresh snow…it is quite lovely!

  16. February 7, 2016    

    This is gorgeous! 🙂
    And beautiful photographs, Donna 🙂

  17. February 7, 2016    

    I love your thoughts and photos of swirling snow and wind 🙂 A strange thing happened when opened up this post a gusting wind blew up outside and dashed raindrops against my window.

    • February 13, 2016    

      Oh Cherie that is funny! A funny thing happened here too. We got more gusty, swirling snow!

  18. February 7, 2016    

    Living for many years without snow I have no desire to make friends with it again. I had quite enough in England many years ago during austerity times during and after WW2. However I do approve of it on Christmas cards!

    • February 13, 2016    

      I can completely understand Robin!

  19. February 7, 2016    

    Donna, through your poem I can hear holiday songs and children laughing in the snow. Such beauty.

    • February 13, 2016    

      Oh that makes me so happy James!

  20. February 7, 2016    

    Treasured moment and photos too! Thanks for sharing!

    • February 13, 2016    

      Oh I am so pleased you think so!

  21. February 7, 2016    

    We are still digging out from the blizzard of this past week. And yes, the snow creates a different world, cleaner and softer,


    • February 13, 2016    

      We escaped the blizzard, but lake effect snow got us with 3 feet and counting!

  22. February 7, 2016    

    Sometimes I do hear the sound of the wind whipping around
    but, the snow falls silently as it hits the ground…

    We are due for some snow this week…

  23. CC CC
    February 7, 2016    

    The repetitive rhyme scheme adds to the feeling of ‘hearing the sound’ of the wind and the snowflakes.

    • February 13, 2016    

      Thanks…that is what I intended….I am so glad you felt the effect!

  24. February 8, 2016    

    So pretty. Beautifully woven words.

  25. February 8, 2016    

    ah this makes me long for snow! the last line is a real clincher – so succinctly describes how snow finds it way everywhere as though the world was hidden away before being contoured in white

    • February 13, 2016    

      Ironically, the snow has returned here and this poem was a perfect description! Glad you enjoyed it Laura!

  26. February 8, 2016    

    Not with a frown!


  27. February 8, 2016    


    I love that sound of silently falling snow..It’s truly magical and certainly provides much inspiration for poets. The silence and the white, white surroundings, for a brief time..

    • February 13, 2016    

      I couldn’t agree more…magical!

  28. February 8, 2016    

    Nice sustained rhyme! No, I am thankful not to be hearing that. (Smile.)

    • February 13, 2016    

      Thanks so much Rosemary….I did enjoy writing this one as I watched the snow!

  29. ZQ ZQ
    February 8, 2016    

    I read and I listened and I heard. Thanks!

    • February 13, 2016    

      And thank you for stopping by! 🙂

  30. February 8, 2016    

    Haven’t experienced snow yet. But this one is a beauty!

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