Poetry Sunday-Snowflakes




Snowflakes glisten

descending, suspended

in mid-air as if time is standing still-

catching on leaf and blade;

green gone to white.


© Donna Donabella 2014



I wrote this poem during a very cold, white winter in 2012.  And the first week in January of this year, 2015, we had quite a snowstorm that is pictured here.  I love how the snow falls about the garden especially around the gazebo.



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.

gazebo 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 snow pictures here are from a recent lake effect snow storm where we had 11 inches in 5 hours.



I leave you with a little reminder of the beauty of snow.   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, 2014-2015.  Any reprints or use of other photos or content is by permission only.

66 Replies to “Poetry Sunday-Snowflakes”

  1. You have given the reader a vivid picture of the change from snowless to snowy. Green gone to white is beautiful, isn’t it? I love to look at the trees after a light and fluffy snow & often wish I could be a painter & preserve the scene forever.

    1. Then I have accomplished my mission Mary with this poem…I wanted to express the lovely sight of that first snow and how it quickly and completely changes the landscape.

  2. Hi Donna, your gazebo is adorable. Love the poem & photos. We haven’t had much snow in my area of NY. It’s been mostly cold & gray. Days are getting longer and lighter which makes me think Spring will arrive sooner this year. 🙂

  3. I really like this… has a very present feel to it (as if it is my every day… and it sort of is). Lovely stream of consciousness….

    1. To live like a snowflake slowly descending and taking life at such a lovely pace would be pure bliss and quite a goal to work toward. Glad you enjoyed the poem Nan!

  4. unfortunately all our snow is gone already… i love the serenity of snowflakes and how they just change the look and mood of the familiar things around us

    1. I think it stems from being in winter and snow for so many months…I watch it closely and it has such a powerful effect on me and my senses. Glad you enjoyed the poem.

  5. You’ve featured a favourite subject of mine this week Donna – snowflakes – kisses from heaven. Green gone to white can happen in the blink of an eye, can’t it?
    Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday.

    1. Oh indeed they are kisses from heaven and you should write a poem with that title Judith! I think I love how it does swallow everything in the blink of an eye and then gone again to green when it melts much slower…

    1. So happy you enjoyed our snow….the nice thing about snow Myrna is that it melts so it is not permanent. And it is pretty each time it falls from the sky onto the landscape.

  6. Having had a little time to ‘pause’ and catch up with your recent posts, I have enjoyed chilling out with you for a while! But as you know we have a lot going on here so must now dash 🙂
    Be back soon!
    Wren x

  7. Beautiful Donna. I love snow and am sad that we have not had more of it here this year… but there is still plenty of time, and I’m enjoying the small amounts that have accrued.

    1. We are about 2 feet behind here with snow but we have about a foot of snow cover still….there is plenty of time for you Laura and I hope you do get a bit more.

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