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A Long Time Coming

Updated on April 23, 2013

It’s been a long time coming

The northern winds have gone

The softer breezes are beginning to blow

And life has become so much easier


It’s been a long time coming

The frost flowers are gone from the windows

And the snow has melted away

The icicles which clung to the eaves are no more


It’s been a long time coming

The ground now soft and moist

Tulips are springing upwards

And soon will begin to bloom


It’s been a long time coming

I saw the first flocks of migratory birds today

They were wondering why it took so long

But at last they are returning


It’s been a long time coming

I’ve been longing for the bird songs

As they flock together

To sing in chorus in my apple tree


It’s been a long time coming

But at long last

I can say that spring is here for sure

And the winter has finally gone away


It’s been a long time coming

I’ve become quite weary

The weather hasn’t been behaving

And I’m glad that everything has changed


It’s been a long time coming

Now I can see dark clouds gather

Finally April showers have come

To bring us colorful flowers in May

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      WillStarr 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Beautiful work, and voted that way.

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Beautiful work Rasma.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Beautiful and happy.

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      Valleypoet 4 years ago

      It certainly has been a long time coming...and nobody can say it better than you...beautiful piece Gypsy:-))

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Rasma---I agree with the above--just beautifully said!

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      delightful experience i get when I read your sping poem... The magic and charm from a long time coming .. after such a winter I am so glad spring really does exist LOL great write Gypsy...

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      Annie Miller 4 years ago from Wichita Falls, Texas

      Wonderful poem ... so glad Spring is here!

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

      We brought the new baby out into the sunshine all day Sunday. You are right, it has been a long time coming. Jamie

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      Kristen Mazzola 4 years ago from South Florida

      Great, light and happy poem!!

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      TDM 4 years ago from Welcome to my beautiful world, where magic is no longer a myth.

      fantastic poem. very well detailed. and intrigueing. Nice work.

      I. White

      I voted up

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Very nice song of spring! All over the world, spring must be welcome each year.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      You guys certainly paid your dues this winter. I'm glad the weather has broken for you and you can finally experience spring. Beautiful work, Rasma.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      Lovely, Rasma...kinda sorta..

      my patience and humor is below zero when i look out my window and STILL see over a foot of snow in places!

      i wonder if it'll be gone by NEXT spring..

      please - dont mind my bitterness - it's well earned...LOL..

      in any case - voting up and sharing forward!

      Now - send spring this-a-way!

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      Rayne123 4 years ago

      beautiful spring poem with a message

      Laurie

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      wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

      Happy Spring!

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      What a beautiful poem with such feeling and message in every word! I just love it, Rasma!

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Gypsy, a wonderful poem to welcome the Spring, and alas!...the sun is shinning and the birds are singing, all is right with the world....for a while anyway. Yes, it's been a long time coming!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Wishing everyone a Happy Spring!

      Glad you enjoyed this Will and thanks for the vote.

      Glad you enjoyed this Wayne.

      Glad you enjoyed this Eric.

      Glad you enjoyed this Valleypoet.

      Glad you enjoyed this Audrey.

      Glad you enjoyed this Frank and yes, it's been a long, long, winter. So thrilled by the spring.

      Glad you enjoyed this Annie. Spring at last has sprung.

      Glad you enjoyed this Jamie. Nice to hear the baby got to enjoy a sunny Sunday.

      Glad you enjoyed this khmazz.

      Glad you enjoyed this Isaac and thanks for the vote.

      Glad you enjoyed this Jim. So nice to welcome spring at last.

      Glad you enjoyed this Bill. Finally the sun is here and the snow is gone.

      Glad you enjoyed this Leslie and thanks for the vote and share. Will do all I can to blow spring in your direction. Hugs.

      Glad you enjoyed this Rayne.

      Glad you enjoyed this wetnosedogs. Your pets must surely embrace sunny spring.

      Glad you enjoyed this Nell.

      Glad you enjoyed this Jo. Thought it would never get here.

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Brilliantly described, and so glad to have stopped by to read this lovely poem

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Awesome....sometimes the best things do take a long time to show their faces and make us embrace them fully.

      Voted up up and away and shared :)

      Angels are on the way ps

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      Rebecca Mealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      This is a lovely poem, and sums up just how I feel this year. Ahh, spring!

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Yes, it has been a long time coming it seems! Very beautiful.

      Really lovely. Voted up ++++ and sharing

      God bless, Faith Reaper

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      You should all see the day we are having today. The sun is shining and everywhere birds are flitting about and singing. Even saw some very young ones today. Thank you spring!

      Glad you enjoyed my spring poem DDE.

      Glad you enjoyed this pstraubie. Thanks for the vote and share. I think the angels knew we had had enough of winter.

      Glad you enjoyed this Rebecca and yes, it is so nice to step into spring.

      Glad you enjoyed this Faith. Thanks for the vote and share. God bless.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      So beautiful and lovely. The poem can symbolize the arrival of Spring as well as lifes seasons.

      Voting up and sharing.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Glad you enjoyed this Beckie. I'm so glad that spring has brought sunshine and birds singing all day. Thanks for the vote and share.

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      thost 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Beautiful work Gypsy.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Beautiful. It's autumn over here and I'm enjoying that, too.

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Beautiful, I loved your poem. You have painted a beautiful picture through your poem. Voted up.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Glad you enjoyed this thost.

      Glad you enjoyed this Blossom. Fall is a lovely season as well but after this long winter that we had I'm sure glad we have stepped into spring.

      Glad you enjoyed this Vellur. Thanks for the vote. We've got birds singing here with joy.

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      Lurana Brown 4 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      Relief that spring is finally here, yes! You have expressed it well. :-)

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Glad you enjoyed this Lurana. It is wonderful to see that all the snow is gone now. Hope you're having a great weekend.

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