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Poetry Sunday-Rejoice





Snow retreats,

while armfuls of green stems stretch out.

Toward skies of deep blue,

chill winds blow strong.

Yellow faces waving,

bright smiles beam toward the sun.

Rejoice-the daffodils are up!



© Donna Donabella 2012



One of the first flowers to pop up, in early spring, are the yellow trumpet daffodils.  I look forward to seeing their cheery faces.  This poem was born from observing them bloom.  And even though mine were buried for 4 days under snow, they have perked back up, and are smiling in the 70 degree sun!


The pictures here are of the daffodils that bloom in my garden in early April.




I am joining in with Poets United for their weekly poetry link up for poets who blog, and Sanaa@A Dash of Sunny for her Prompt Nights every Friday.  This week’s theme is ‘a drop of sunshine’; what gives us more sunshine than the first daffodils of spring!


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




I leave you with a few additional words about rejoicing in spring.  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. April 17, 2016    

    I too am rejoicing. The sweaty season is (finally) on her way out.
    On the weird side? I have anenomes up, a ranuncula in bud, and a flower spike on a jonquil.
    Global weather weirding is here.

    • April 17, 2016    

      Glad to hear your weather is cooling, but boy that is weird about your flowers!

  2. April 17, 2016    

    Donna, I do love daffodils and how cheerful they are, looking towards the sun, inspiring positivity. The vivid yellow color does brighten the mood! 🙂

    • April 17, 2016    

      Indeed Loredana! Cheerful spring flowers!

  3. April 17, 2016    

    Daffodils are pretty hardy and determined to make a showing. Hope you Spring and Summer are filled with color.

  4. April 17, 2016    

    So much to rejoice about this time of year. Love those yellow faces waving. We have waited a long time, haven’t we?

    • April 17, 2016    

      Yes we have Mary…can’t wait to see more flowers!

  5. April 17, 2016    

    Oh Donna 😀 I absolutely adore this’re so blessed to have them grow in your garden. I believe daffodil bulbs tend to preserve sunshine within their fold 🙂 Beautifully executed. Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights and for your constant love and support.

    Lots of love,

    • April 17, 2016    

      I agree daffs do seem to preserve sunshine…so happy you liked the poem!

  6. Kerry O'Connor Kerry O'Connor
    April 17, 2016    

    These are my very favourite flowers of Spring. What a beautiful capture!

    • April 17, 2016    

      I am so happy you enjoyed the daffodils Kerry! I love them too!

  7. April 17, 2016    

    Host of golden daffodils… a sight for sore eyes!

    • April 17, 2016    

      They have been just that for me too!

  8. Bjorn Rudberg Bjorn Rudberg
    April 17, 2016    

    I have noticed how their cheerfulness has been coming.. like a brass orchestra playing

    • April 17, 2016    

      I love that image Bjorn! A brass orchestra….

  9. April 17, 2016    

    The most unassuming and friendly yellow one can safely see in early Spring! They are there without fail! Rightly so Donna!


    • April 17, 2016    

      Exactly…they are mostly safe and mostly unharmed from the snow and cold…but they do bloom!

  10. April 17, 2016    

    Yes, in this world always so much to be grateful for.

    • April 17, 2016    

      Oh yes Annell…and I am so grateful for the spring blooms right now!

  11. April 17, 2016    

    Nothing more cheerful than daffodils! They abound, in my area, so bright and beautiful.

    • April 17, 2016    

      I am sure it is a lovely sight to see them all around!

  12. April 17, 2016    

    Ah…May the sunshine and colors of Spring grace our soul…beautiful words and photos Donna….

  13. April 17, 2016    

    daffodils have always brought the best out of poets

  14. April 17, 2016    

    Beautiful pictures and such a delightful, lovely poem 🙂

    • April 17, 2016    

      I am pleased you enjoyed them both!

  15. April 17, 2016    

    I’m always so delighted by the moments I spend here with you, my Dearest One, your precious verses and your so wonderful pictures fill my heart with true joy, thank you !

    Hope you’re having a lovely Sunday, I’m sending blessings on the begin of your new week
    with so much love


    • April 17, 2016    

      I am having a wonderful Sunday…thank you Dany! Wishing you a fabulous week ahead.

  16. panchali panchali
    April 17, 2016    

    Delightful ..I have a deep instinct within me to trust my life to the One who created daffodils!! Your words have breathed spring into my soul, and set my heart blossoming. Thank you, Donna!

    • April 17, 2016    

      Oh what a beautiful, kind comment…thank you so much! I trust the One too!

  17. Elena Caravela Elena Caravela
    April 17, 2016    


  18. April 17, 2016    

    Nice sign of spring, I like daffodils and yellow always sounds for me as smile…we too, got 70 dg and higher!
    ~ Thank you for kind words on my blog! Enjoy warm days!

    • April 17, 2016    

      I always enjoy my visits to your blog…so nice to hear you are getting this nice weather too!

  19. CC CC
    April 17, 2016    

    Great personification 🙂

  20. April 17, 2016    

    Thanks for dropping in at my Sunday Lime today. I rejoice with you

    Much love…

    • April 18, 2016    

      It is a wonderful time to rejoice…thanks Gillena for stopping by!

  21. April 17, 2016    

    Wonderful! Love the juxtaposition, in the last line, between “Rejoice” and the down-to-earth, matter-of-fact charm of “the daffodils are up!”. Very cool!

    • April 18, 2016    

      Thank you Wendy…I am pleased you liked the ending.

  22. April 17, 2016    

    The daffodils are up and tulips will soon be in bloom. Spring is in the air.

    • April 18, 2016    

      I hope to grow tulips again next year…the deer and critters doomed mine years ago….but I love daffodil time!

  23. April 17, 2016    

    Daffodils could make anyone warm with smiles.


  24. riitta k riitta k
    April 18, 2016    

    Daffodils are great in their golden yellow! Thank you.

  25. April 18, 2016    

    Hello, I love the daffies and the poem. We are expecting nice weather all week, finally..

    Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

    • April 18, 2016    

      I love how you call them daffies Eileen…a perfect nickname for these gems. Glad to hear you are having nice weather finally!

  26. April 18, 2016    

    Daffodils are like a warm hug aren’t they – i love the blue sky and the feeling of warm butter and sunshine that create an inner glow – it really is the simple things that can bring joy

    • April 18, 2016    

      Oh yes Jae they are a warm hug! And I couldn’t agree more about the simple things that bring us joy!

  27. April 18, 2016    

    there certainly is a sense of joy in the way the stems point skywards. vibrant colors too, the greens and yellows. a whiff of freshness. 🙂

    • April 18, 2016    

      The scent of daffodils is wonderful….adds to the joy they bring!

  28. April 18, 2016    

    Rejoice indeed!! Alleluia!!! Have a wonderful week!

    • April 18, 2016    

      Thanks Cathy…enjoy your week too!

  29. April 18, 2016    

    Ah, reminds me of the Wordsworth’s classic. 🙂

    • April 18, 2016    

      How lovely of you to say so Preeti! Thank you!

  30. April 18, 2016    

    Wonderful! Enjoy the warm weather!

    • April 18, 2016    

      Thanks so much Robin….we are enjoying spring.

  31. April 18, 2016    

    Yay, Spring weather is here! I could feel the sun’s golden rays on my skin just watching the day from outside. What a lovely way to burn right? hahaha thanks for the comment on my poem. Peace and good will.

    • April 18, 2016    

      I am celebrating in the sun as well James! Enjoy your week!

  32. April 19, 2016    

    This has been a spring phenomenon everywhere I have ever lived, Donna, including here in the Netherlands…watching the first daffodils (called narcissus here) and the crocuses. I couldn’t believe when I saw the snow on yours on FB. It’s been such an unbelievable winter/spring this year, hasn’t it!

    • April 19, 2016    

      Indeed and it looks like we may get more cold weather again late in April…flowers are very unhappy in this cold.

  33. April 19, 2016    

    Thank you for the daffodils Donna! We have beautiful weather here this time of year, but definitely no daffodils (I miss them and am happy to see them in your lovely photos.)

    • April 19, 2016    

      Glad I could bring you a bit of daffodil love Sallie!

  34. April 19, 2016    

    Happy time of the daffodils! I love their bright shining faces each Spring.
    Such a strong shot of hope! Ours have passed and faded, but it’s fun to see
    them bounce into other lives elsewhere. Hope they sing you their sweetest songs:)

    • April 19, 2016    

      They are singing right now along with the birds and toads!

  35. April 20, 2016    

    Perfect for Nature Notes and how nice to have winter gone…again…

  36. April 20, 2016    

    Incredible series of pretty photos and lovely verses. Thank you for sharing with Today’s Flowers Donna, always such a pleasure to visit your blog and appreciate you joining the TF meme 🙂

    • April 20, 2016    

      Those flowers inspire us don’t they…so happy you enjoyed them Denise!

  37. April 21, 2016    

    Nothing quite so sunny as a daffodil

    • April 21, 2016    

      Absolutely Debi….thank so much for stopping by!

  38. Judith @ Lavender Cottage Judith @ Lavender Cottage
    April 21, 2016    

    I have been rejoicing in my garden the last few days getting the big jobs done. It makes me happy to see the bees buzzing around the few daffodils that have flowered already.

    • April 21, 2016    

      I adore the buzz of the bees now…they are as excited as we are with each new bloom!

  39. April 23, 2016    

    You certainly make me feel like rejoicing!

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