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Poetry Sunday-Seeds Await


Seeds Await



Under the ground the seed awaits

For the warmth of the sun upon its head.

Waking from peaceful slumber

To break free and push past its constraints.

Stretching now toward the nourishing light,

Changing and growing into a new form

Soon to show the world the beauty that has lain dormant

Now unfettered-a true celebration!



© Donna Donabella 2012



I wrote this poem in spring 2012, when I was starting my vegetable garden.  Seeds have always mesmerized me as they have everything in their small capsule to make a plant, flower and fruit.  Quite a miracle that little seed.


The pictures here are of seeds I started indoors, last winter and spring.  They were planted out when the weather was warm enough.  And I will be planting seeds directly in the garden soon when the weather warms, and the garden season starts again.



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 spring, and our views about the season.

seedling collage

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




spring ruralA perfect way to start off spring is to read RURAL’s spring issue.  I am honored to be contributing again to this amazing online magazine, the creation of Jen@The Light Laughed.  I hope you will drop by and read all the amazing articles….and best of all it is free.



I leave you with a few additional words about seeds waiting to grow.  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 10, 2016    

    Seeds are tiny miracles aren’t they? I am fascinating by the way some can lie dormant for years, just biding their time, waiting for the perfect moment.
    A lesson for me to remember.

  2. Elena Caravela Elena Caravela
    April 10, 2016    

    Donna, congrats on the Rural Magazine contribution! Also, on your healthy looking seedlings. Enjoy:)

    • April 10, 2016    

      Thanks so much Elena! Those seeds are such an iconic symbol for me of spring…can’t wait to see those I plant this week break through the soil!

  3. April 10, 2016    

    Waking from peaceful slumber
    To break free and push past its constraints.

    Oh Donna your poem is brimming with beauty and awe 😀 your love for the season sings through your verse. Beautifully penned. Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights and for your constant love and support. And congratulations on contributing to Rural Magazine 😀 You go girl!

    Lots of love,

    • April 10, 2016    

      I am so pleased you really liked the poem and thank you Sanaa for all your support!

  4. April 10, 2016    

    So looking forward to seeing the beauty that has remained dormant for the long winter. (And, congratulations on being published!)

  5. April 10, 2016    

    Amazing right? Oh I love these observations of yours, Donna. You make us closer in hearing the voice of the seeds.

    • April 10, 2016    

      How lovely of you to say so totomai! Nature has a way of speaking to us….

  6. Bjorn Rudberg Bjorn Rudberg
    April 10, 2016    

    We have the first crocuses and early spring flowers coming now… but yet there are so many seeds to wake… and roots and bulbs too.

    • April 10, 2016    

      I am so glad to hear you have those first bulbs up….we had snow and frigid temps stressing our first spring flowers for a almost 5 days….but they made it through…hoping the warm up promised comes so the seeds outdoors and all the plants finally awake!

  7. Tatius Tatius
    April 10, 2016    

    Sounds like me coming out of winter hibernation, like the idea did a little planting yesterday new flowers new vegetables now to reap the rewards of my labor. Very nice poem!

    • April 10, 2016    

      I also feel like my hibernation is over…waiting for a bit warmer days this week and I will be out planting new seeds too.

  8. April 10, 2016    

    Hi Donna,

    I love this poem! That sounds like an exciting journey ahead, I can’t wait to read more from you. This post if the first seed for something greater that comes on your way. Keep shining!


    • April 10, 2016    

      Zaria welcome and thank you for such beautiful thoughts and wishes! Sending you bright sparkling hugs!

  9. April 10, 2016    

    seeds all over waking up slowly…truly a miracle…so lovingly captivated in your lines…..

    • April 10, 2016    

      Many thanks Sumana…it is a miracle that keeps me grounded in its immenseness.

  10. April 10, 2016    

    How lovely & wonderful to nourish & be able to watch for the growing of these seeds into something more lively, blooming & greeny-ish. Everyday we can hope that the seeds being planted today will achieve a greater result to a lovely, healthy produce. Thanks for the beautiful poem, Donna, & congrats on your latest publications! 🙂

    • April 10, 2016    

      Thanks so much Kelvin…there is such a promise in each seed as we await its unfolding!

  11. April 10, 2016    

    It is always such a joy, to plant small seeds and watch them grow. I loved gardening, in my time.

    • April 10, 2016    

      I hope I can always plant seeds in my time here on earth.

  12. April 10, 2016    

    Thanks for sharing the on-line magazine! Loved it and really enjoyed your article and images of the pansies!

    • April 10, 2016    

      Oh Robin how wonderful…it really is a delightful publication!

  13. April 10, 2016    

    I always so love your verses, my sweetest Donna, and this poem of yours is truly amazing !
    Thank you for sharing such Beauty !

    Hope you’re enjoying your Sunday I wish you most wonderful days to come, sweetest friend, sending love to you


    • April 10, 2016    

      Thank you sweet Dany…may you have a beautiful week ahead filled with joy and flowers!

  14. April 10, 2016    

    Few things are as magical as the sight of a seed becoming…

    By the way, right now I’m really envying the sun that warms the seedlings’ heads. 🙂

    • April 10, 2016    

      Me too…there is sun but oh the air is cold.

  15. April 10, 2016    

    I love the sense of celebration and transformation in your opening poem…the feeling of warmth in the rays of sun. Beautiful! Happy spring to you!

    • April 10, 2016    

      And Happy Spring to you too Hannah!…so wonderful to see that transformation happen now.

  16. April 10, 2016    

    So beautiful and inspiring. There is so much to learn from the elements of Nature 🙂

    • April 10, 2016    

      Oh yes Purba…Nature is a wonderful teacher!

  17. CC CC
    April 10, 2016    

    It strikes me that we should be more like that seed…..pushing past constraints and developing into something of beauty!!

    • April 10, 2016    

      Exactly CC….that was how I felt as I wrote this, and how wonderful that you see this too!

  18. April 10, 2016    

    My husband is the gardener in our house. We’ ve been watering seedlings for a while, now he is planting some outside. Love what you’ve written Donna, and your photos are superb.

    • April 10, 2016    

      Thanks Myrna…I will be putting these little miracles in the ground soon!

  19. April 10, 2016    

    This year as my garden project unfolds I have very much enjoyed watching the tiny buds emerge on the deciduous plants that hibernated over the winter. A new birth 🙂

    • April 10, 2016    

      Cherie isn’t it a wonderful past time!

  20. April 10, 2016    

    Love that the seed ready to ‘ push past its constraints’…also enjoyed the metaphoric meaning of seed: we all want some positive changes, new forms and more…

    • April 11, 2016    

      Absolutely and I really enjoyed getting into the metaphors that seeds can reveal.

  21. April 10, 2016    

    Our crazy April weather has not seemed so peaceful for the plants, but I’m looking forward to more spring-like weather in the week to come.

    • April 11, 2016    

      Those brave seeds I am planting out this week will have a good chance now I think, Jean. Spring will kiss them gently. I am so glad I did not give in to the temptation to plant out seeds early.

  22. April 10, 2016    

    A beautiful metaphor for people and what lies buried inside them waiting for inspiration…

    • April 11, 2016    

      Oh you are so insightful as that was the main theme that came to me when I first thought of my seeds.

  23. April 10, 2016    

    Have always thought there is such a story in each of those tiny seeds,


    • April 11, 2016    

      Some pretty amazing stories Elizabeth….especially what those tree seeds could tell us!

  24. Magical Mystical Teacher Magical Mystical Teacher
    April 11, 2016    

    May all the good things that have lain dormant in all of us soon lose their fetters!

  25. April 11, 2016    

    This is lovely Donna….planting is always so full of hope. Congratulations on your contribution to the magazine! That is awesome!

    • April 11, 2016    

      Planting is so exciting…thanks Carrie!

  26. ZQ ZQ
    April 11, 2016    

    Congratulations on “contributor” …well deserved. Loved your poem and of course you pictures.

  27. April 12, 2016    

    It’s good to be able to picture that little seed underground..that’s where all the important growth happens..the blossom is the cherry on the cake perhaps 🙂

    • April 12, 2016    

      I love that Jae Rose…all the growth does happen underground for us too!

  28. April 12, 2016    

    How sweet! Love to see new life come from tiny seeds. It is miracle.
    Your poem is beautiful.There is something inspiring!!!
    Happy spring for you and your plants!

    • April 12, 2016    

      Oh you are so kind to say so…Happy Spring to you too!

  29. April 12, 2016    

    can feel the power of the new growth pushing through – lovely images to match your words – and your poem made me think again about what a transformation from seed to seedling

    • April 12, 2016    

      I am feeling like I am transforming from seed to seedling now too!

  30. April 12, 2016    

    Donna, it’s so true that a seed is a miracle. It holds and gives so much. I love the metaphor in your poem about growth and being free, without constraints. I’m going to read your article in Rural magazine now! 🙂

    • April 13, 2016    

      Thanks so much Loredana….I am pleased you enjoyed the full extent of the poem and message of the seeds….hope you enjoyed the article in RURAL!

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