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Waiting for Spring


Where, oh where has springtime gone?

Where can springtime be?

Say I’m not the only one,

Who’s making poetry.

Spring, you say? Where did it go?

Peek around that corner,

Squirrel is looking,  doesn’t know,

Logs can roll, I’ll warn her.

Spring, beneath me, do come out,

Hiding snug in there,

Listen to my warrior shout,

How’s that for a scare?


Nope, it’s not beneath the logs.

Maybe there’s no spring,

Anyway, I see no frogs,

Croaking, trying to sing.


With no insects to digest,

Stuck with eau de sweet,

When it warms, the gnats are best,

They’ll be such a treat.

Goodness me! What do I see?

Spring has brought a pest,

Who has asked him in for tea?

Awful ratty guest.

Yummy! Yummy! For my tummy,

Lovely sunflower seeds,

Eat them quick before they’re hummy,

Just what Ratty needs.

Wind and soggy rain we’ve seen,

Why are days not warmer?

Where, oh where has springtime been?

Look around the corner.


Daffy, dilly, daffy dolls,

Harbingers of spring,

Cheering brightly, each one calls,

Happiness we bring.


Not to be outdone in show,

Tulips stand up tall,

Wanting all the world to know,

Who’s the best of all.


Mother! Look! The spring is here,

Sunshine, and those flowers,

Come let’s sing and give a cheer,

In between the showers.


Author: wordsfromanneli

Writing, travel, photography, nature, more writing....

41 thoughts on “Waiting for Spring

  1. Lovely photos and poem, Anneli! ☺️❤️

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  2. What a lovely post, Anneli! I love your photos and poem.

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  3. You make me feel like spring is here!

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  4. My favorite photo’s of the young robin. I haven’t seen one of those in years; I’d forgotten about the speckled breast. On the other hand, those dark tulips might move me to poetry, too — they’re beautiful!

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  5. I’m glad I’m not the only one waiting for spring. Cute poem and great shots Anneli. Spring is hiding here right now. Maybe see it this weekend. Allan

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  6. Your post makes me hopeful that Spring might be just around the corner. Rumor has it next week, from about Wednesday on, should give us temperatures in the high teens. I love the black tulips and the rest of your photos as well.

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  7. Beautiful pictures and a lovely poem. We all hope that Spring is here very soon. I also have those black tulips but they didn´t open up yet.

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  8. Your daffodils are lovely and so are your tulips. Loved your poem, Anneli and the photos. Spring here has been cold and yesterday there were even little snowflakes floating around, wondering whether it’s still winter, I suppose. The weather is up and down. One day sunny and warm, the next day cold with bitter winds. Spring and winter seem to be battling each other. Winter doesn’t want to leave while spring keeps trying to shove it aside. 🙂

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  9. So, I think something went wrong with spring in my yard. My tulips are not blooming. Usually my rose bush has leaves by now. None so far. Last week we had summer weather, then the weekend we had a dusting of snow and it’s been cold since. Where’s spring is right!

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  10. A Spring delight! Your garden is humming 😊

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  11. Your poem is delightful, Anneli, and your photos adorable. I love seeing daffodils and orange poppies around here.

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  12. Really fun poem, Anneli. And your spring photos are lovely, with all the creatures in the woods. And the tulips are gorgeous, such a rich color.

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  13. Love all the photos and the poem!


  14. Spring has sprung in your yard, Anneli. Your tulips are beautiful. We’re expecting spring on Friday, with a forecast of sunshine and warm temps for the whole weekend. I’m as delighted as all the other critters. Enjoy!

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  15. Your flowers are lovely, and your poem is delightful! Spring is finally here.


  16. Delightful post! Anneli, your imagination enjoys an outlet to share another set of photos along with this sweet narrative. Meanwhile in central Ohio, spring has taken a brief pause with cold and rain.

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