Ciara O’Neal, writer (with many other hats), is hosting the Spring Fling Kidlit Contest for the third year in a row, but this is my first year participating! I am so grateful for the opportunity to play with words and connect with other writers in the kidlit community. I hope you enjoy my submission!
Spring's Best Enchanter By Lexi Donahue The earth leans towards the sun And winter melts away. In corners of the earth Sit basins sealed in clay. The water drenches all the ground, The soil, silt, and muck. Dry dormant eggs and seeds wake up And feed the traveled duck. Spring to life Buttercup Woolly head And water clover Welcome home Spadefoot toad Fairy shrimp And piping plover The wood frogs hop and croak and splash While salamanders meander. There's much to see in vernal pools. Go visit spring's best enchanter.
4 Replies to “Spring Fling Kidlit Contest 2021”
Very cute, Lexi! I participated for the first time, as well. 🙂 Good luck!
I just read your entry a second and third time. Not sure why I settled for the word ‘cute.’ It’s actually very lovely and lyrical!
Thank you so much Marcia! I’ll go hunt down your entry!
Thanks for sharing this sweet story with us for the spring fling Kidlit contest! It’s one of the few we’ve ever had where the funny gif inspires a more serious beautiful story, very cool juxtaposition.