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Poetry Sunday-Snow Go!




Snow Go!


O Woe,

There’s still snow.

Spring should be here, but the snow won’t go.


O So,

It’s too slow.

For March has come, and the garden wants to grow.


Go Go,

It’s time for you snow,

To leave us behind, and let the warm winds blow.


O Ho,

The bright sun glows.

Chasing the cold from the soil below.


Grow Grow,

For it’s time to sow.

The new life in the garden has now begun to flow.



© Donna Donabella 2015



This poem has me praying to Mother Nature for a March spring.  I love winter, but it is time for it to go and let spring slide on in!  As March continues this gardener’s patience will be tested as there is lot’s of snow to go….



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.

oh no snow

I am also linking in with the I Heart Macro meme hosted by Laura@Shine The Divine that happens every Saturday, and with Judith@Lavender Cottage who is hosting Mosaic Monday.  



If you enjoy reading this blog, I welcome you to share it with others. I enjoy spreading the blog love, and I appreciate all who come and read my blogs. 



Special Note:  The snow in these pictures is recent and piled up to over 5 feet in my garden and 6 feet in some spots.  We are patiently waiting got it to melt and go away….all of it!  It seems the critters are too judging by these little vole prints in the above shot.



I leave you with a few words of the “snow go” prayer.   I welcome you to download the photo and share it.

snow go

All other photos and original content is copyrighted and the sole property of Donna Donabella @ Living From Happiness, 2014-2015.  Any reprints or use of other photos or content is by permission only.


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  1. March 8, 2015    

    Thankfully we do not have to wait for five inches of snow to melt here..but as soon as spring seems to come..down the rain pours…spring will certainly be welcomed

    • March 9, 2015    

      Fun! Yet obviously heartfelt.

    • March 9, 2015    

      It will take quite a while for the 5 feet of snow to melt and then I am sure april showers will then be adding more water to the flooded areas…by May the garden finally dries out to enjoy.

  2. March 8, 2015    

    hahahah i share your sentiment…i so want the snow to be gone…and spring to come…
    it is starting to melt which is a good thing…it was a lovely day yesterday
    moderately warm….maybe soon

    • March 9, 2015    

      Finally got to 40 today…so we had some melting finally….oh what a wonderful sight that was. Glad you enjoyed the poem Brian.

  3. March 8, 2015    

    Indeed it is time for the snow to go! We had a pretty major melt yesterday, and it will continue into this week. But it will take more than that for all the large piles to melt away. And yes, the garden wants to grow! Go, snow.

    • March 9, 2015    

      Glad to hear the snow is going where you are Mary….

  4. March 8, 2015    

    Hopefully your prayer to mother nature will be heeded soon 🙂

  5. March 8, 2015    

    Oh, Donna, I just adore your spring poem!
    The images are beautiful. Snow and sun are so much better than the sleet and slush we have!
    Have a lovely week ahead!

    • March 9, 2015    

      I agree the snow is better for pictures. Hoping both of us get much better weather soon. Enjoy your week Sara.

  6. March 8, 2015    

    Wow, you did a superb job of of incorporating all those oh-sounding rhymes seamlessly into a poem that totally makes sense while delighting with unpredictability! Love it.

    • March 9, 2015    

      Oh Jannie I love how you describe the poem and am so pleased you loved it! I had a lot of fun writing it!

  7. March 8, 2015    

    What a glorious image. For me, at least whose reality is snow free.
    Love it – and your heart felt poem.
    Here my garden is also challenged. For very different reasons. If I weeded every day from now until Christmas I might, just might, be on top of it.

    • March 9, 2015    

      Oh Soosie you are so sweet to love my snow….I could change the words a bit to fit your weeds…..Weeds Go! I will be singing that song soon enough I am sure.

  8. March 8, 2015    

    We had a wonderful day here.. it was like an early gift of warmth.. 15 C and clear skies. Wonderful.. I love the repetitions and this prayer for a spring to come.. Have a wonderful Sunday.

    • March 9, 2015    

      It is wonderful to hear you are getting better weather…just starting here with 40 degree day. The repetition was fun to do…glad you enjoyed it too Bjorn.

  9. March 8, 2015    

    I know the impatience of March gardeners! Hope your snow melts soon. On the west coast our spring comes very early, it has been here some weeks already, we are lucky.

    • March 9, 2015    

      Yes great impatience here Sherry. How very lovely that spring comes early there…I will have to remember that when I am looking for a bit of early spring.

  10. March 8, 2015    

    I am so over the snow and winter season ~ Spring can come any day she likes, smiles ~

  11. March 8, 2015    

    Oh, I agree that snow needs to go..I have had enough of it here. Your poem brought a smile today.
    Thanks for that…

  12. March 8, 2015    

    Yes it is…and yet here we sit with all that snow..bit warmer today.. 33 F

    • March 9, 2015    

      Got to 41 today and a nice start to a melt…40 for next couple of days so I think we may lose 1/3 at least…keep melting snow!

  13. March 8, 2015    

    haha! this made me smile Donna. luckily in Tokyo, it seldom snow.

    I hope the snow won’t misinterpret “go snow”. it may think you are asking to have more snow

    • March 9, 2015    

      Oh no totomai…the snow must go away! No more snow. You are lucky not to have much of snow.

  14. March 8, 2015    

    I have a hunch that the snow will leave when it’s good and ready—and not until! 😉

    • March 9, 2015    

      Could be but my poem got it melting today! 🙂

  15. March 8, 2015    

    Oh sad as it is, the snow may not listen to your plea. Too much and more to come.

    • March 9, 2015    

      Oh that is too bad Donna. We had about 35 yesterday and 41 today. In the 40s for next few days and then high 30s…I hope that forecast holds as the snow is definitely melting now.

  16. March 8, 2015    

    warm wishes for a “soon to go snow”; what a delightful little ditty

    thanks for stopping by my Sunday Lime today

    much love…

    • March 9, 2015    

      Oh thank you gillena…much love to you too!

  17. March 8, 2015    

    I loved the child like rhythm of this lament.

    • March 9, 2015    

      Thanks Robin…and you are correct it is quite a lament!

  18. March 8, 2015    

    Doubt there is anyone around who would disagree with your plea.


    • March 9, 2015    

      You would be surprised Elizabeth…crazy skiers and snowmobilers are thrilled the snow is lasting.

  19. March 8, 2015    

    O no, no more snow!
    Let it grow with glow! Fun!
    Happy Spring!

    • March 9, 2015    

      I loved how you added to the poem…Happy Spring to you too!

  20. March 9, 2015    

    we didn’t have much snow over here this winter but still…so yearning for spring… and it’s around the corner..

    • March 9, 2015    

      I am getting a sneak peek at it today Claudia!

  21. March 9, 2015    

    Donna, really like the use of rhyme here, and the feeling of the white stuff, although welcoming at the start of winter, has now overstayed its long visit! Let’s hope it gets the message and melts, soon!


    • March 9, 2015    

      Definitely winter has overstayed its welcome….we started a slow melt today! 🙂

  22. March 9, 2015    

    Hello Donna, Cute poem. I want the snow to go too. I am so ready for spring to arrive.. Lovely images!

    Happy Monday, have a great week ahead!

    • March 9, 2015    

      Thanks so much Eileen…here’s to a week where spring makes a slow walk in finally.

  23. March 9, 2015    

    It seems we all looking forward to spring.

    • March 9, 2015    

      Absolutely! We deserve a great spring after this winter.

  24. March 9, 2015    

    coming from the tropics, i really love to see and feel the snow!
    enjoyed reading your fun, but well-crafted poem. 🙂

    • March 9, 2015    

      Join us in the NE US any winter and you will get your fill of snow….it is quite a treat but now it is spring’s turn to shine here. Glad you liked the poem.

  25. Judith @ Lavender Cottage Judith @ Lavender Cottage
    March 9, 2015    

    We’re into a small heatwave of temperatures above freezing. When the snow melts we won’t see those cute little footprints, only the damage they’ve done. 🙂
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday Donna.

    • March 9, 2015    

      Oh I know Judith and I am cringing at the damage that I will find….

  26. Kerry O'Connor Kerry O'Connor
    March 9, 2015    

    Your cry from the heart is sincerely felt but from where I am sitting the snow looks beautiful.

    • March 9, 2015    

      Thanks Kerry…it really is quite lovely and I have really enjoyed it this year, but now I would like to see spring come on schedule.

  27. March 9, 2015    

    Such a beautiful beckoning for Spring time!! I hope the warm weather finds you soon, Donna 🙂

    • March 9, 2015    

      Thanks Torie…we finally got to 40 degrees today!

  28. March 9, 2015    

    Great winter shots.

    • March 9, 2015    

      Thanks Rajesh…the winter has been great for taking pictures.

  29. March 9, 2015    

    I’m running outside to read your poem to the snow that has been covering the ground for weeks (but feels like forever). Love the tone of the piece!

    • March 9, 2015    

      Oh Magaly you had me chuckling…I hope the poem worked for you…it started melting today so it worked here. 🙂

  30. March 9, 2015    

    Oh Donna, this is such a fun poem! Love the flow and rhyme! And yes it’s time for snow to go! It has warmed up here a bit and the sun was out today 🙂

    • March 9, 2015    

      Really glad you enjoyed it. I do enjoy playing with rhythm and rhyme.

  31. March 9, 2015    

    Love the poem and the sentiment. We have the same situation here- way too much snow. It can’t go quickly enough … Come. On. Spring.

    • March 9, 2015    

      Thanks and I absolutely agree Linda….go away snow!

  32. March 9, 2015    

    I love the phrase ‘and the garden wants to grow!’ Lying deep underneath 5 feet of snow it’s a lovely happy image. I look forward to seeing your garden growing… Go Snow indeed!
    Wren x

    • March 9, 2015    

      And I look forward to showing you my lovely garden….soon. Thanks for joining in the prayer!

  33. March 9, 2015    

    Love this poem! I’m of two minds about the snow. On the one hand, I’m eager to see it melt and to see new green shoots and flowers emerge. On the other hand, the frost is so deep this year, I’m worried about mud season and for that reason, would prefer a slower, more gradual thaw.

    • March 10, 2015    

      I completely agree Jean…I am impatient to have it all gone, but I know if we don’t have a slow melt we will have a flood that will render my garden unavailable for a long time. So I am opting for the slow thaw in hopes that we won’t have a big flood.

  34. March 10, 2015    

    I can well understand your sentiment! We want spring, we wnant sun, we want our gardens to flourish, don’t we??

  35. March 10, 2015    

    Thank you for offering your prayer. I think we are all ready for some spring action. Nice snowprints! They look a little bit like a vine.

    • March 10, 2015    

      Most likely vole or mice….I love finding these footprints…

  36. March 10, 2015    

    This is my first winter in 30 without snow… But I remember last winter in West Michigan and can relate to how you are feeling. I loved the cross-country skiing but my March was ready to sail and paddle.

    • March 10, 2015    

      Wow that would feel weird if I had no snow for a year.

  37. March 10, 2015    

    I’m listening to tiny drops, many tiny drops, an orchestra of snow dripping off the roof… what a beautiful sound!!! I enjoyed your poems and beautiful photos. Thanks as always for sharing the love up-close Donna:-)

    • March 10, 2015    

      I am hearing similar drops here too Laura and it is a blissful sound! Yippeee! Keep melting…..

  38. March 11, 2015    

    I can’t imagine the huge changes in seasons you have. I would love to be in the snow one year, but I can understand how you get tired of it. Spring is so magical. Have a lovely week and thank you for stopping by my blog.

    • March 11, 2015    

      Oh I do love the seasons Jill….and experiencing snow is a must….have yourself a wonderful week!

  39. March 11, 2015    

    Wonderful snow photos, Donna. We have hardly had any snow this winter, at least no lying snow. Thank you for your poetry and for the link to Poets United.

    • March 11, 2015    

      My little poem seems to have worked and the snow has been melting since Sunday….so glad you enjoyed the poetry Caroline!

  40. March 11, 2015    

    One very interesting and poetic wish for that pesky snow to finally leave. Yes get out of here, we are tired of you!

    My snow wish for you is that it will all disappear soon!


    • March 11, 2015    

      Thanks Jen….since I posted this we have been having a nice melt with temp in the 40s…about a foot gone and I hope a foot more by the weekend…by then maybe only a foot or 2 to go by spring…birds who are here all winter are singing again.

  41. March 11, 2015    

    I’m all ready for Spring too!!! Altho, we don’t get snow down this far south, it sure has been a long, cold, and very damp winter for us. I’m ready for green/flowers and birdsong.

    • March 11, 2015    

      Here, here Anni….spring is the perfect tonic!

  42. Ollie Ollie
    March 11, 2015    

    Ha – my son and I were just talking about this exact theme.

    • March 11, 2015    

      It seems the poem is working and the snow is melting…. 🙂

  43. March 11, 2015    

    O ho, the snow must go 🙂

    Beautiful lines…loved the rhyme and the way you weave the poem 🙂

    • March 11, 2015    

      Thanks….happy you enjoyed the poem…

  44. March 13, 2015    

    Recently I had been picturing Spring as a maiden asleep under the snow…not ready to wake up yet 🙂

    • March 13, 2015    

      Love the image Deb! But I need her to wake up soon…please!

  45. PT PT
    March 15, 2015    

    Yah its time for spring to arrive…and snow to go..
    A funny imagination

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