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Poetry Sunday-Upon Spring’s Wing



Upon Spring’s Wing

Spring glides in slowly on her soft, gentle wing.

She floats down easily warmth touching everything.

In the garden now bare, stirring the senses throughout,

The critters are returning with joyful song and shouts.



The drifting scents linger and stir me awake,

From my winter doldrums and meditative state.

Time to wake up, it’s the return of the season,

Where gardeners everywhere lose all reason.



© Donna Donabella 2014



This poem was written last April as I was thinking of spring, and watching each new bloom break through the soil.  Spring is definitely my favorite season, and one where all gardeners will do just about anything to finally plunge their hands into the just thawed soil.


With two warm days, our snow has melted into long deep puddles.  I suspect by next weekend, I will be plunging my hands into some garden soil as I plant peas and lettuces.


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.

 glory of snow collage

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 Glory of the Snow blooms pictured here are one of the first blooms that herald in spring in my garden.  They have not appeared yet, but they will be blooming soon.




I leave you with a few words about the gentle glide of spring.

spring glides in

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. April 5, 2015    

    Ah, it is wonderful when the scents of spring return…and one sees ‘critters’ emerging after the long winter! And what a joy to think about planting a new crop! Happy Spring to you.

    • April 5, 2015    

      I can’t wait Mary as we warm a bit more…Happy Spring!

  2. April 5, 2015    

    I love gentle and yet intoxicating nature of this piece…fulfilling as nectar

    • April 5, 2015    

      Thank you Jae Rose…spring feels intoxicating to me like this poem!

  3. April 5, 2015    

    This is wonderful… 😀
    Happy Easter!

    • April 5, 2015    

      Thanks so much Sanaa…Happy Easter!

  4. April 5, 2015    

    Spring alights waking up everyone…beautifully the photos..

    • April 5, 2015    

      I appreciate your wonderful comment…here’s to spring!

  5. April 5, 2015    

    Gardeners losing all reason…..yeah, I can relate. Happy Easter Donna!

  6. April 5, 2015    

    Lovely to read of spring gliding in “on her soft, gentle wing”….beautiful photos – you will enjoy plunging your hands in the soil after a long winter!

    • April 5, 2015    

      Oh yes what a glorious feeling Sherry! Here’s to spring….

  7. April 5, 2015    

    There was a little struggle to get my comments posted? But at last I think I did it. Love this piece! Spring is here!

    • April 5, 2015    

      I am sorry about that, but am glad you kept with it…so thankful for your wonderful comment!

  8. madeline madeline
    April 5, 2015    

    a spring imagery is awesome.


  9. CC CC
    April 5, 2015    

    I like that the scents wake you from winter’s doldrums and that the gardeners lose all reason…ha! Great descriptions…so apt.

    • April 5, 2015    

      CC these are very personal accurate descriptions of what spring does to me…glad you enjoyed the poem.

  10. April 5, 2015    

    Such a beautiful, exciting, vibrant – and busy, time of the year. Revel in it.

  11. April 5, 2015    

    Your waiting will not be in vain, Donna. You already have the Spring inside you and it blooms brightly in what you do & write. Smiles. Happy Easter to you & yours!

    • April 5, 2015    

      Happy Easter to you Kelvin and thank you for your lovely words….spring has arrived here and soon it will warm enough to garden…

  12. April 5, 2015    

    Lovely poem & beautiful photos, Donna. Before you know it, you’ll be able to garden again. Still a little chilly here but the snow has melted.No flowers yet but they will bloom soon! 🙂

    • April 5, 2015    

      Surprisingly I have a few blooms and it is chilly today…but this week is supposed to warm so lots of blooms will pop by the end of the week. Happy Spring.

  13. April 5, 2015    

    You captured springs warming approach with the soft breeze and flow of your verse. Thank you,


    • April 5, 2015    

      My pleasure Elizabeth…so glad you enjoyed it.

  14. April 5, 2015    

    very delightful poem Donna; and your photos are lovely accompaniment

    thanks foe dropping in at my Sunday Lime; Happy Easter

    much love

  15. April 5, 2015    

    Happy Easter, Donna.

    The sounds of the insects are soothing. A reminder that we are all once again, alive.

    Lovely photos to celerate spring.

    • April 5, 2015    

      Happy Easter to you too totomai….spring does give us a renewed sense of life stirring again doesn’t it.

  16. April 5, 2015    

    It is most fulfilling to soil the hands again after a winter’s rest. More so with the engaging greenery that results. Wonderful write Donna!


    • April 6, 2015    

      Thanks so much Hank…planting seeds and watching them grow is a very spiritual experience and one that is lost during winter’s long hibernation. It is good to be back to the soil.

  17. April 5, 2015    

    I love your Spring poem and the picture of the flowers. Glad you’ll help them grow soon. Your poem made me think of my husband, an avid gardener. He’s already gone mad with his hands digging in and dreaming of the veggies that will be.

    • April 6, 2015    

      Oh Myrna we do go mad…every waking hour in our gardens watching our babies grow….

  18. April 5, 2015    

    Here here to spring!

    • April 6, 2015    

      Oh I do hope you got the warm up and spring has arrived for you Michelle!

  19. April 5, 2015    

    Your words really do convey the very beginning of spring. We can feel something is in the air even if the changes are very subtle.

    • April 6, 2015    

      So glad the poem brought spring’s slow slide to you Gabriella….it is a subtle shift that stirs our senses again.

  20. April 6, 2015    

    like the ‘floats down easily’ line especially Donna as so true – this year Spring has come with a gentle determination rather than a trumpeting announcement – soil only just starting to warm and the weeds will be first to get going!

    • April 6, 2015    

      Isn’t that always the way….the weeds win out. So glad you enjoyed the poem….I can’t wait for the soil to warm this week so I can get my seeds planted.

  21. April 6, 2015    

    Great poem, I love the movement to spring fever marked by insane gardeners.

    • April 6, 2015    

      Ah you noticed how the poem was calm and then a frenzy at the end…so true for gardeners…now on to the craziness as we warm up! happy spring.

  22. April 6, 2015    

    Just beautiful, here’s to you happily gardening without reason, with the spring’s warmth on your back touching everything…
    Enjoy sploshing around in those puddles!
    Wren x

    • April 6, 2015    

      I will have to share those puddles with the birds and soon the frogs….what fun!

  23. April 6, 2015    

    Beautiful words…and images Donna. I”m enraptured by the thought of plunging my hands into soil…feeling sun warm my back. And of course glancing over and seeing the sun sparkly through spring bulbs.

    Chionodoxa…are so gorgeous. I must remember to plant them…mental note going on here.


    • April 6, 2015    

      Such an early reliable bulb that the critters seem to leave alone thankfully! And they come in a variety of pastel colors…so glad you too can relate to the poem and here’s to spring. Lovely to see the start of your new blog Jen! Perfect timing with the renewal of spring.

  24. April 6, 2015    

    Spring is indeed much awaited season of all…gives us all hope and smiles with all those blooming colorful flowers. Well written! 🙂

    • April 6, 2015    

      Thank you so much for these lovely words….it means a lot!

  25. Judith @ Lavender Cottage Judith @ Lavender Cottage
    April 6, 2015    

    Lovely spring poem Donna and I love the scents of spring – even when I can smell rain on the wind.
    Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday.

    • April 6, 2015    

      One of my favorite scents is rain…can’t wait for it this week Judith.

  26. April 6, 2015    

    Lovely Spring poem and post.. The flowers are beautiful. I look forward to seeing and hearing the spring critters and to see the flowers blooming.. Have a happy new week ahead!

    • April 6, 2015    

      Thanks Eileen…here’s to spring blooming and warming soon.

  27. April 6, 2015    

    This is so lovely, Donna!! I love your line ‘The drifting scents linger and stir me awake’. What a wonderful feeling 🙂

    • April 6, 2015    

      It is a wonderful feeling, and so intoxicating as if I am struck with a fever….thanks so much Torie for your comment!

  28. April 6, 2015    

    Time to wake up, for sure, and sing the spring songs! beautiful images and flowers! xx

    • April 6, 2015    

      So glad you really enjoyed the poem and pictures!

  29. April 6, 2015    

    lose all reason:) yes, it happens when I walk into the garden center and see allllllll the possibilities!
    So much to love. So little time:)
    Nice to know that someone understands:)
    happy Springing,

    • April 7, 2015    

      Yes so little time so on to Spring bliss dear Jennifer!

  30. April 7, 2015    

    Hi Donna, Thank you for visiting my post about porches/marigolds. These flowers are so sweet. Years ago I planted some bulbs but was not successful. I love your poetry, as well. Happy your snow is melting and it won’t be long before you can plant some veggies!

    • April 7, 2015    

      Mildred thanks so much for stopping by with these lovely words of appreciation.

  31. April 7, 2015    

    I always love the rebirth in Spring and the rebirth of the Easter messages too.

    A belated Happy Easter to you 🙂

    • April 7, 2015    

      I agree Cherie…Easter and spring are both about rebirth and renewal…I hope you had a very Happy Easter!

  32. April 7, 2015    

    love how you captured the moisture on those petals

    • April 7, 2015    

      They are lovely flowers….I love how the petals look iridescent in the sun….

  33. April 7, 2015    

    lovely words, as always.

    you make me want to get outside and enjoy this beautiful spring day!

    • April 7, 2015    

      Oh you are so kind to say so about the poem Stacy…definitely get out there as often as you can….spring is the best!

  34. April 7, 2015    

    How beautiful! You always put into words what we would all love to say! Enjoy your week my friend. Hugs, Diane

    • April 8, 2015    

      Hugs to you too Diane and aren’t you so very nice to say this…it means a lot!

  35. April 8, 2015    

    Spring is the most loved season not only by the gardeners but by all 🙂

    • April 8, 2015    

      I couldn’t agree more….the soft changes and subtle tickling of our senses at first until it explodes in all its splendor.

  36. April 10, 2015    

    Lindas flores! Que sua primavera seja muito feliz!!!

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