Poetry Sunday-Rejoice





Snow retreats,

while armfuls of green stems stretch out.

Toward skies of deep blue,

chill winds blow strong.

Yellow faces waving,

bright smiles beam toward the sun.

Rejoice-the daffodils are up!



© Donna Donabella 2012



One of the first flowers to pop up, in early spring, are the yellow trumpet daffodils.  I look forward to seeing their cheery faces.  This poem was born from observing them bloom.  And even though mine were buried for 4 days under snow, they have perked back up, and are smiling in the 70 degree sun!


The pictures here are of the daffodils that bloom in my garden in early April.




I am joining in with Poets United for their weekly poetry link up for poets who blog, and Sanaa@A Dash of Sunny for her Prompt Nights every Friday.  This week’s theme is ‘a drop of sunshine’; what gives us more sunshine than the first daffodils of spring!


I am also linking in with  Judith@Lavender Cottage who is hosting Mosaic Monday.




I leave you with a few additional words about rejoicing in spring.  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, 2014-2016.  Any reprints or use of other photos or content is by permission only.

78 Replies to “Poetry Sunday-Rejoice”

  1. I too am rejoicing. The sweaty season is (finally) on her way out.
    On the weird side? I have anenomes up, a ranuncula in bud, and a flower spike on a jonquil.
    Global weather weirding is here.

  2. Donna, I do love daffodils and how cheerful they are, looking towards the sun, inspiring positivity. The vivid yellow color does brighten the mood! 🙂

  3. So much to rejoice about this time of year. Love those yellow faces waving. We have waited a long time, haven’t we?

  4. Oh Donna 😀 I absolutely adore this poem..you’re so blessed to have them grow in your garden. I believe daffodil bulbs tend to preserve sunshine within their fold 🙂 Beautifully executed. Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights and for your constant love and support.

    Lots of love,

  5. I have noticed how their cheerfulness has been coming.. like a brass orchestra playing

  6. I’m always so delighted by the moments I spend here with you, my Dearest One, your precious verses and your so wonderful pictures fill my heart with true joy, thank you !

    Hope you’re having a lovely Sunday, I’m sending blessings on the begin of your new week
    with so much love


  7. Delightful ..I have a deep instinct within me to trust my life to the One who created daffodils!! Your words have breathed spring into my soul, and set my heart blossoming. Thank you, Donna!

  8. Nice sign of spring, I like daffodils and yellow always sounds for me as smile…we too, got 70 dg and higher!
    ~ Thank you for kind words on my blog! Enjoy warm days!

  9. Wonderful! Love the juxtaposition, in the last line, between “Rejoice” and the down-to-earth, matter-of-fact charm of “the daffodils are up!”. Very cool!

  10. Hello, I love the daffies and the poem. We are expecting nice weather all week, finally..

    Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

  11. Daffodils are like a warm hug aren’t they – i love the blue sky and the feeling of warm butter and sunshine that create an inner glow – it really is the simple things that can bring joy

  12. there certainly is a sense of joy in the way the stems point skywards. vibrant colors too, the greens and yellows. a whiff of freshness. 🙂

  13. Yay, Spring weather is here! I could feel the sun’s golden rays on my skin just watching the day from outside. What a lovely way to burn right? hahaha thanks for the comment on my poem. Peace and good will.

  14. This has been a spring phenomenon everywhere I have ever lived, Donna, including here in the Netherlands…watching the first daffodils (called narcissus here) and the crocuses. I couldn’t believe when I saw the snow on yours on FB. It’s been such an unbelievable winter/spring this year, hasn’t it!

  15. Happy time of the daffodils! I love their bright shining faces each Spring.
    Such a strong shot of hope! Ours have passed and faded, but it’s fun to see
    them bounce into other lives elsewhere. Hope they sing you their sweetest songs:)

  16. Incredible series of pretty photos and lovely verses. Thank you for sharing with Today’s Flowers Donna, always such a pleasure to visit your blog and appreciate you joining the TF meme 🙂

  17. I have been rejoicing in my garden the last few days getting the big jobs done. It makes me happy to see the bees buzzing around the few daffodils that have flowered already.

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