Reminder of Spring (a Sonnet-3)


Winter is the time of the year when many people find it difficult to cope. Depression is common during these dark days. Today I saw my daffodils pushing through the mulch in my flower bed. Although it is the middle of winter, it is a reminder for all of us that winter is always follow by spring. I wrote the following Sonnet to say that this can be true on a personal level as well.

There in the sunshine pushing through cold ground
Shoots of green daffodils reaching for light
Hidden strength revealed energetic might
The middle of winter they can’t stay down

Cold weather will come chilling snow will fall
Flowers still grow in the darkest of days
As the light returns to shine through the haze
Green shoots arising standing proud and tall

It’s important to recall in darkest night
When life turns cruel and depression rises
Deep inside us we reach up for the light

Springtime always follow winter’s dark night
We will rise and push through with all our might
Renewing our strength we bask in the light


Photos: Dwight L. Roth


7 thoughts on “Reminder of Spring (a Sonnet-3)

  1. Awww! 🙂 Hello daffodils! I used to get really bummed out in winter. I solved it by moving to Los Angeles lol. However, as you said, sometimes I still encounter winter within my own self during tough times, so I really love this sonnet.

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  2. Dwight, I love this line of your beautiful Sonnet:
    ” There in the sunshine pushing through cold ground “.

    Wonderful description of the daffodils and the joy they bring. I was also looking in astonishment how far the daffodils and other bulbs have come already. Poor things if February turns cold.


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