Poetry Sunday-Winter Blew In




Winter Blew In



Winter blew in with gusts of white,

swallowing whole everything in sight.

Twigs and branches with icicles hung,

drifted dunes from which silence is sung.

So let’s welcome the season on this Solstice Day,

put on your boots, and come out and play!



 © Donna Donabella 2015



This is a delayed poem celebrating the Winter Solstice as winter took several weeks to show itself. Winter finally started here around the New Year with cold temps, frost, snow and ice.  The sparkles of ice from frost in the garden, even in winter, is spectacular.  And the icicles that form with the snow melt, paint such a wintry picture to welcome the solstice.



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.

ice collage




sparkling 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 pictures here represent ice hanging from the house, and icy-frosty pictures of the garden with icicles hanging on trees.




I leave you with a few additional words about the Solstice and winter ice.  I welcome you to download the photo and share it.

solstice ice

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.

74 Replies to “Poetry Sunday-Winter Blew In”

  1. The best things often take a while to gestate and take form..i love how this changed midpoint- winter can overwhelm the mind and freeze things in a miserable way..but if we choose to see the ice sparkle as brightly as the sun putting on our boots and going out to play sounds like a jolly good idea!

    1. I know many days it has been bitter cold, but I bought a few more things to layer me and keep me warm…even 10 minutes outside in the cold has been invigorating….and I need it! Hope you can play soon Mary.

  2. Winter has just came here.. and today we could be out playing… skating on the ice… just hope it continue… indeed the autumn was a little bit too warm… I prefer it like it is today.

  3. I like the idea of silence being sung…..that juxtaposition of contrasting ideas between silence and singing. It’s very effective.

  4. Philadelphia hasn’t seen that beauty yet this year. I have a feeling when it comes it will dump. Meanwhile, everything here from words to images invites me in to enjoy.

    1. For some reason I did not realize you are in Philly….my home town actually. Born there and all my family is from there…we moved when i was five so I haven’t lived there in a long time….so glad you enjoyed the poem and I hope winter is gentle for you with its snow.

  5. A splendid art piece – what a treat! The poem superimposed on the photograph is lovely – far exceeding, I believe, a professional graphic arts standard. Wonderful, Donna!

  6. Good morning, pretty poem Donna! Pretty images and mosaics. I love the hearts in the mosaic, well done. Winter blew in here yesterday evening, very cold outside this morning. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

  7. Yes… let’s “put on our boots, and come out and play!” Winter, for sure, is very strange now; it looks more and more like Springtime, but I’ll still wait for the promised snow….*-* (at forecast) 🙂
    Have a great day!

  8. Wonderful photos and handsome isicles! I dpn’t see any in my garden even it has freezing. Beautiful.

  9. I love the lilt and rhythm of your words:)
    Such a poet:)
    Winter blew in hard here, too.
    I was spoiled by the intermission.
    Feels like a punishing kind of cold.
    Letting it be….letting it be.
    Thanks for showing such beauty in the bold extremes of it all.
    Enjoy and be warm,

  10. I’m in awe both for your pictures and the poem … I love Winter so much !
    Thank you Donna for having shared such BEAUTY
    may the remainder of your week be joyous,
    sending love and sweet hugs to you

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