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Poetry Sunday-Waiting On A Friend



Waiting On A Friend


The landscape is lonely

waiting on a friend,

The warm spring winds

to blow in again.


Sprouts of green

dot the white,

The seasonal change is

once again in sight!


© Donna Donabella 2013




I wrote this poem in early March, 2013 when we had a similar unrelenting winter.  I was daydreaming about spring returning.  It felt like a good friend, who had been gone far too long, was returning for an overdue visit.  And I am once again waiting for that friend, spring, to really show itself once more.  Sadly, today, it is snowing again, so I will continue to wait for spring.



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.

spring 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 green sprouts are from previous year’s in my March garden just as the snow thaws showing the  bulbs beautiful, green growth below.  The purple flowers are early snow crocus that bloomed in mid March, 2013.  An unusually early bloom time.



I leave you with a few words about waiting for spring.   I welcome you to download the photo and share it.

waiting on friend

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 15, 2015    

    ah, it is like waiting for a friend… lovely photos

    • March 16, 2015    

      Thanks so much….I am still patiently waiting….it seems like forever since I have seen her!

  2. March 15, 2015    

    Hi Donna,

    Really love the first stanza, so descriptive of those feelings when waiting on a friend can, indeed, feel lonely, watching faceless passersby who whiz by to and fro, or as in the case of these delicate blooms, surrounded by the barren earth, only filled with ice cold snow.

    Happy Sunday! Hope those purple petals get some company, real soon!


    • March 16, 2015    

      Poppy, I am still covered in 2 ft of snow so those purple flowers are buried under the snow waiting for those warm spring winds. Soon I hope!

  3. March 15, 2015    

    Spring really does seem to be teasing us at the moment…with patience it will return like the good friend it is…

    • March 16, 2015    

      Definitely teasing here too….winter is coming back and the start of spring is supposed to be cold.

  4. March 15, 2015    

    Waiting for spring is indeed like waiting for a friend! I think this ‘friend’ is right around the corner now.

    • March 16, 2015    

      Oh I hope so…perhaps by April they are saying…very late this year.

  5. March 15, 2015    

    Such beautiful picture and the poem is a delight to read:)

  6. March 15, 2015    

    Nice thoughts in your poem. I find a lot of winter friends though and am disappointed to see them migrate off.

    • March 16, 2015    

      The raptors will leave us in May but so many birds will be stopping by for a lovely visit for a few months.

  7. March 15, 2015    

    Donna, lovely miniature beauty and insight achieved here – lovely to read…. Thanks… With Best Wishes Scott

  8. March 15, 2015    

    the last stanza is so delightful…love the rhythm of Spring there and the beautiful photos….

    • March 16, 2015    

      So happy you enjoyed the poem and flowers….waiting for them to bloom.

  9. March 15, 2015    

    There is nothing better than when crocuses break through… yes we have them in our garden too..

    • March 16, 2015    

      They do scream spring has arrived don’t they Bjorn!

  10. March 15, 2015    

    The waiting will not be in vain for sure, Donna, so you better prepare to sing your songs of rejoice when dear friend comes. I really like the second verse in your wonderful poem today. Thanks for the poem. Smiles.

    • March 16, 2015    

      You will be able to hear me singing Kelvin once it finally arrives! 🙂

  11. March 15, 2015    

    We all have friends like that. Frequently late, a bit of a flirt – and worth waiting for.
    Lovely poem – and I hope your friend doesn’t keep you waiting for much longer.

    • March 16, 2015    

      Oh my friend is still late and may be for weeks they think….but when spring arrives it will be worth the wait!

  12. March 15, 2015    

    Poor cold flowers, poking through the snow! It is like waiting for a friend who is long in coming. Lovely, Donna!

    • March 16, 2015    

      Too long in coming Sherry…all those flowers are buried under the snow.

  13. March 15, 2015    

    oh that first photo!
    magic. pure magic.
    I love your waiting on a friend:)
    my heart feels that so sweet.
    I love how you’re pouring out your art and soul:)
    it’s a beautiful, beautiful thing.

    • March 16, 2015    

      Thanks Jennifer….I am so happy you loved the post!

  14. March 15, 2015    

    dont worry – the landscape will be magical soon.

    • March 16, 2015    

      yes I need to wait a couple more weeks and then I think spring will finally arrive!

  15. nan nan
    March 15, 2015    

    Yes, that friend will come soon… give it a few more weeks 🙂

    • March 16, 2015    

      I figured it might be a few more weeks nan! Still I wish it wasn’t going to be cold again.

  16. March 15, 2015    

    Although it is warming up here, I like you, am still waiting for that friend. Love the photos,


    • March 16, 2015    

      I wish it would stay warm! That is the problem here…keeps getting cold again!

  17. March 15, 2015    

    This is so lovely, Donna!! I love when seasons change. Your photos are wonderful 🙂

    • March 16, 2015    

      So happy you enjoyed the post Torie….I love the seasonal changes too!

  18. March 15, 2015    

    I love the pictures, Donna ~ the contrast of the green sprouts and snow, so amazing and the crocus is pretty. That friend will return soon, hang in there 🙂

    • March 16, 2015    

      If the weather would stop being so cold, it wouldn’t be so hard….a few more weeks!

  19. March 15, 2015    

    What a lovely post! Although it seems like Spring is still far away for you, you are willing to share some flowers from a past Spring. Thank you so much. I enjoyed the poem and the pictures are beautiful.

    • March 16, 2015    

      So glad you enjoyed my preview of spring Myrna!

  20. March 15, 2015    

    The proof of life’s continuous circle is so much more welcome while in winter’s unfriendly grip.

  21. March 15, 2015    

    Springs regrowth and rebirth of beauty will be with us soon!
    Anna :o]

  22. March 15, 2015    

    What a lovely post, and more lovely because it has been such a hard winter. Even at times we doubt, we know our friend will be back, maybe not as soon as we’d like but soon enough we enjoy it more. Thanks for stopping by and letting me know you understood my post about winter and childhood memories, a new friend from over 40 FB

    • March 16, 2015    

      Oh your post was lovely Cathy….yes spring is delayed a few weeks…..more waiting.

  23. March 16, 2015    

    Oh, I like this first photo! Little violet lanterns…One more week to spring…Enjoyed! Thank you!

    • March 16, 2015    

      Oh I love your description of the flowers as violet lanterns…I never thought of them that way!

  24. March 16, 2015    

    Lovely poem and photos!
    I hope spring will be heading your way very soon!

    • March 16, 2015    

      We are thinking in a few weeks finally Sara!

  25. March 16, 2015    

    Your poetry said it and your photos showed it beautifully! Spring is sprouting, indeed. 🙂

    • March 16, 2015    

      Right now here it is delayed but under all our snow it is sprouting…can’t wait to see it in a few weeks.

  26. Judith @ Lavender Cottage Judith @ Lavender Cottage
    March 16, 2015    

    A perfect poem for this time of year when little green sprouts emerge from the soil.
    Thanks for linking to MM.

    • March 16, 2015    

      No if only I could get the snow to melt so the green sprouts could emerge!

  27. March 16, 2015    

    Beautiful poem and mosaic! I love those bulbs sprouting out of the snow.

  28. March 16, 2015    

    We’ve had an early spring in the Pacific Northwest and are enjoying every minute of it!

    • March 16, 2015    

      And we are having a late spring it appears….continues to be cold….sigh!

  29. March 16, 2015    

    So true! We are all waiting the arrival of our friend. We are so anxious to see her, I wish she would hurry up!
    Lovely photos!

    • March 16, 2015    

      I am with you Linda…come on spring!

  30. CC CC
    March 16, 2015    

    In the first part….I like the personification….of lonely landscape and spring as a friend!

    • March 16, 2015    

      Thanks CC….spring does feel like a good friend gone too long.

  31. March 16, 2015    

    Spring is always anticipated and awaited for! The sprouts are lovely. Missing the greenery from the drab and cold months can be quite testing! Great pics Donna!


    • March 17, 2015    

      Thanks Hank….it is in that missing of the green that makes me anxious…soon though I will witness the rebirth of my garden!

  32. ann ann
    March 16, 2015    

    Love your mosaic. Love. I enjoy poetry too, a universal language. We are eager Spring, aren’t we? Thanks for stopping by the Garden Spot.

  33. March 17, 2015    

    The place I am from..Spring is already here! 🙂 Hope your wait ends soon too. Beautiful pictures Donna!

    • March 17, 2015    

      She is taking her time, but it will be worth it when she arrives!

  34. March 17, 2015    

    The beauty of the picture and the effect of your words has left me spellbound!

    • March 17, 2015    

      Now that is a most splendid comment…thank you!

  35. March 17, 2015    

    I really do miss Crocuses and other early spring flowers, but still think the trade off of no winter is worth it ( at my age and stage)… I can’t imagine not EVER in my life seeing the seasonal change and experiencing that annual miracle. I’m glad we spent our early life where it happened. I hope this years spring miracle comes soon for you.

    • March 17, 2015    

      Oh it is magical at the spring season’s beginning….but I know what you mean about no winter! It may come to that eventually for us too.

  36. March 18, 2015    

    The expectation of Spring is always exciting and once it arrives we forget about those dim dark days of Winter.
    It’s moments such as this that inspired all the great poets like Wordsworth, Shelley and Keats!
    Your poem is lovely too Donna – thank you!
    Shane x

    • March 18, 2015    

      Spring is an amazing time, I do agree Shane….and such an inspiration to this poet too! So glad you enjoyed my little poem.

  37. March 18, 2015    

    It’s hard to believe that anything could grow in all that snow!

    Spring is definitely a friend when you live in such a cold climate.

    • March 18, 2015    

      Amazing but so true Dani….the snow actually acts as an insulator against the cold and nourishes the garden as it melts like rain.

  38. March 18, 2015    

    I too am looking forward to a return of old friends… thats such a poetic way to think about the excitement and longing for snow to melt and spring to return.

    • March 18, 2015    

      Oh so glad you liked the poem Laura….

  39. March 19, 2015    

    You captured the yearning perfectly….

  40. March 22, 2015    

    A beautiful poem – spring is certainly an old friend! And a gorgeous shot too.

    • March 22, 2015    

      Thanks so much for stopping by and I am most pleased you enjoyed the post.

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