Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Out of Darkness

Out of the darkness of winter
I am well again
I am searching for Spring again
and what did I see?
Daffodils beginning to
push through the ground,
Crocus too!
Each year this just makes my heart sing,
to see new growth coming up from
something so dark.

Are you finding delight in the darkness of winter?


Marion Williams-Bennett said...

I always love that you are about six weeks ahead of me when it comes to spring. Though it's still cold and lifeless here, your special preview gives me such joy and hope!

Happy New Year and happy blooming, Marilyn!

Jeanie said...

I am finding NO delight in the darkness of winter. I am longing for the longer days, those first bursts of green (or green anywhere -- even that soggy darkish brownish green that passes for grass after many months of snow. What a wonderful sign!

Laurie said...

I can't wait to see the spring flowers again, I know it's only January, but it's the longest month it seems. Beautiful way with words once again Marilyn.

koralee said...

Now that is something to be joyful about! Today our weather was very much Spring like...I think I should go searching in my garden...I may be surprise. Blessing to you my friend.

Jeanne said...

Big hugs and how lovely the thoughts of spring and soon spring flowers in bloom.
Be still my heart.

Much love


Jeanne said...

"If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant."
~ Anne Bradstreet (1612-1672)

Jeanne said...

A sensitive plant in a garden grew,
And the young winds fed it with silver dew,
And it opened its fan-like leaves to the light,
and closed them beneath the kisses of night.

~Percy Bysshe Shelley ~

Mary said...

Happy you're on the mend dearest - and that you also see some signs of life in the garden. I've seen a few shoots peeking through those piles of leaves too - it gives one hope. On the other hand I love winter - well at least when it's not dangerous with icy roads and travel becomes unsafe for many.
We have thick 'pea soup' fog this morning for a change!
Here's to 'singing hearts' Marilyn.
Hugs - Mary

Angela McRae said...

I haven't yet seen signs of jonquils coming up here, but after the warmth of the past few days I will have to go look again!

Rosemary said...

This has been a particularly harsh and brutal winter in the northeast... I'm happy to see there is still hope for spring!