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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring Blog Hop!!

Friday through Monday!  Lots of prizes to win and lots of fun!

Click Here to visit other blogs connected to this hop!!

Click the link below to enter for your chance to win a $65.00 Amazon or B&N Gift Card!

Now, that’s a great way to start Spring!


It has been a very hard winter for many, and this year’s buds, warm sun and fragrantly scented air will be more welcomed than ever.

As an author, I am often closeted, chained to my computer as it were, but this spring, I’m going to shrug off my chains and bask in the warmth of earth’s renewal.  It’s been a difficult few years, and I deserve this, I want this, and I’m happy to celebrate it with you!

To rejoice in the coming of spring, I will be giving away eBooks! 

Following are two poems which express my feelings regarding this glorious season.  In the comment section, tell me what you think of the arrival of spring!  One winner will be chosen each day and will be given the choice of any of my eBooks.  Just go here to take a peek and pick out the one you’d like to read:  

A Very Special Child
Son of My Soul - The Adoption of Christopher
Cedar Woman
Christopher Meets Buddy 


Spring Glory

The earth exhales in gratitude at the hope of Winter’s end; 

flowers in bloom herald the arrival of Spring.

Youth rejoices as the air warms with the scent of daffodils, 

and glorious tulips side-by-side like lovers stand.

Birds trill their joyous song, hungry mouths stretched toward the sky, 

as Robin and Jay and Sparrow, renew the promise of the season with new life.

Those of us who remember yesterday and yesterday and yesterday more, 

stand and stretch and warm our bones beneath Spring’s rejuvenating rays,

And once again our hearts lift up in thankful prayer,
for another Spring is ours.

©2011 Debra Shiveley Welch



Sphagnum-scented, bright green spear
Thrusting upward through dark, moist moss.
Golden crown and rosy trumpet
Iridescent in Spring’s shimmering sunlight.
Breathe now of delicious perfume
As sweet as a newborn’s scent,
And glory in the silken softness of newly opened petals.

Debra Shiveley Welch

Have fun, visit the other blogs and win prizes.  Spring is here!


  1. Spring is my favorite time of year...I love that everything is 'becoming' again after a time of rest and renewal.

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  3. Lovely poems! And I hope to get out in the garden this year too!

  4. I thoroughly enjoyed your poems, Debra. It's impossible to pick a favorite.
    Yes, you DO deserve to shrug off those chains and celebrate. Happy renewal season!

    1. Nadia, contact me at DebraSWelch@aol.com to select your free eBook.

  5. Thank you, Nadia! I come from a very long line of poets, so it's in the blood, I guess. :-)

  6. Beautiful poems, thanks so much for sharing them with us!

    1. Lauri, contact me at DebraSWelch@aol.com to select your free eBook.

  7. I think, and I hope that all authors who are chained to the computers get a chance to get out and enjoy the joys of nature in the spring. It should be put at the top of the list. I think it helps our creative process and refreshes our brains!
    Thanks so much for participating in the hop! :)

  8. Amen to that! Our souls need to be refreshed!