Poetry Sunday: As Winter Yields, And Spring Sighs


As Winter Yields, And Spring Sighs



As winter yields, and spring sighs…..



the ice on the pond relaxes, relenting its hold


the ground gives way, a slow warming

to allow the snowy liquid to be absorbed nourishing


courageous early bloomers rise with trepidation,

breaking through to finally stretch toward the sun


winged natives, begin their songs of gratitude and praise,

and make ready for the mating season



March is so mutable, such a fickle one.

Do not underestimate its hold on winter, unrelenting.

But winter is nudging me, and saying goodbye in such subtle ways.

It is time for spring to make plans to visit, sailing in on warming winds.

So I am readying for spring’s hello, and winter’s goodbye as March traverses along.


© Donna Donabella 2018



In spring I see the subtle signs of spring….those I listed above.  And this year as February ended those signs appeared.  Unfortunately we had a beast of a storm on March 2nd that dropped a foot and a half of snow on us.  And more snow comes daily with cold winds. So now we wait for the signs of spring to come again perhaps by March end.  You can read more about the storm and my garden in this post.

The pictures here are from my garden.  Snow covered back garden, and pond thawing.


I am joining in with Poets United for their weekly poetry link up for poets who blog.


I leave you with a few additional words about Winter yielding, and spring sighing.  I welcome you to download the photo and share it.

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