Poetry Sunday-Seeds Await


Seeds Await



Under the ground the seed awaits

For the warmth of the sun upon its head.

Waking from peaceful slumber

To break free and push past its constraints.

Stretching now toward the nourishing light,

Changing and growing into a new form

Soon to show the world the beauty that has lain dormant

Now unfettered-a true celebration!



© Donna Donabella 2012



I wrote this poem in spring 2012, when I was starting my vegetable garden.  Seeds have always mesmerized me as they have everything in their small capsule to make a plant, flower and fruit.  Quite a miracle that little seed.


The pictures here are of seeds I started indoors, last winter and spring.  They were planted out when the weather was warm enough.  And I will be planting seeds directly in the garden soon when the weather warms, and the garden season starts again.



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 spring, and our views about the season.

seedling collage

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




spring ruralA perfect way to start off spring is to read RURAL’s spring issue.  I am honored to be contributing again to this amazing online magazine, the creation of Jen@The Light Laughed.  I hope you will drop by and read all the amazing articles….and best of all it is free.



I leave you with a few additional words about seeds waiting to grow.  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.

60 Replies to “Poetry Sunday-Seeds Await”

  1. Seeds are tiny miracles aren’t they? I am fascinating by the way some can lie dormant for years, just biding their time, waiting for the perfect moment.
    A lesson for me to remember.

  2. Donna, congrats on the Rural Magazine contribution! Also, on your healthy looking seedlings. Enjoy:)

  3. Waking from peaceful slumber
    To break free and push past its constraints.

    Oh Donna your poem is brimming with beauty and awe 😀 your love for the season sings through your verse. Beautifully penned. Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights and for your constant love and support. And congratulations on contributing to Rural Magazine 😀 You go girl!

    Lots of love,

  4. So looking forward to seeing the beauty that has remained dormant for the long winter. (And, congratulations on being published!)

  5. We have the first crocuses and early spring flowers coming now… but yet there are so many seeds to wake… and roots and bulbs too.

    1. I am so glad to hear you have those first bulbs up….we had snow and frigid temps stressing our first spring flowers for a almost 5 days….but they made it through…hoping the warm up promised comes so the seeds outdoors and all the plants finally awake!

  6. Sounds like me coming out of winter hibernation, like the idea did a little planting yesterday new flowers new vegetables now to reap the rewards of my labor. Very nice poem!

  7. Hi Donna,

    I love this poem! That sounds like an exciting journey ahead, I can’t wait to read more from you. This post if the first seed for something greater that comes on your way. Keep shining!


  8. How lovely & wonderful to nourish & be able to watch for the growing of these seeds into something more lively, blooming & greeny-ish. Everyday we can hope that the seeds being planted today will achieve a greater result to a lovely, healthy produce. Thanks for the beautiful poem, Donna, & congrats on your latest publications! 🙂

  9. I always so love your verses, my sweetest Donna, and this poem of yours is truly amazing !
    Thank you for sharing such Beauty !

    Hope you’re enjoying your Sunday I wish you most wonderful days to come, sweetest friend, sending love to you


  10. Few things are as magical as the sight of a seed becoming…

    By the way, right now I’m really envying the sun that warms the seedlings’ heads. 🙂

  11. It strikes me that we should be more like that seed…..pushing past constraints and developing into something of beauty!!

  12. My husband is the gardener in our house. We’ ve been watering seedlings for a while, now he is planting some outside. Love what you’ve written Donna, and your photos are superb.

  13. This year as my garden project unfolds I have very much enjoyed watching the tiny buds emerge on the deciduous plants that hibernated over the winter. A new birth 🙂

  14. Love that the seed ready to ‘ push past its constraints’…also enjoyed the metaphoric meaning of seed: we all want some positive changes, new forms and more…

  15. Our crazy April weather has not seemed so peaceful for the plants, but I’m looking forward to more spring-like weather in the week to come.

    1. Those brave seeds I am planting out this week will have a good chance now I think, Jean. Spring will kiss them gently. I am so glad I did not give in to the temptation to plant out seeds early.

  16. May all the good things that have lain dormant in all of us soon lose their fetters!

  17. Congratulations on “contributor” …well deserved. Loved your poem and of course you pictures.

  18. It’s good to be able to picture that little seed underground..that’s where all the important growth happens..the blossom is the cherry on the cake perhaps 🙂

  19. Hello,Donna,
    How sweet! Love to see new life come from tiny seeds. It is miracle.
    Your poem is beautiful.There is something inspiring!!!
    Happy spring for you and your plants!

  20. can feel the power of the new growth pushing through – lovely images to match your words – and your poem made me think again about what a transformation from seed to seedling

  21. Donna, it’s so true that a seed is a miracle. It holds and gives so much. I love the metaphor in your poem about growth and being free, without constraints. I’m going to read your article in Rural magazine now! 🙂

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