Shifting Seasons

Poetry Contest
Write any type of poem about the changing of the seasons. This means that you should convey how it would look like when one season shifts into the next one. Creative approaches are welcome, but just be sure to incorporate this topic into your poem.
These are the four options:
- Winter to Spring
- Spring to Summer
- Summer to Fall
- Fall to Winter


When the cold, harsh winter has given its last breath,
When the sky above shows life instead of death,
When the claws reaching to the frozen sky become decorated with leaves,
When the animals -long in hiding- scurry from trees,
We know winter has ended.

When the frost on grass is replaced with sweet dew,
When the fields become dotted with flowers, reminding me of you,
When the lonely silence becomes filled with melodies,
When you feel warm air, erasing bad memories
We know winter has ended.

When the hard, bare ground becomes painted with green,
When the frost-bitten air becomes fresh and clean,
When the coats and boots are all stored away,
When the playgrounds become occupied again with child's play,
We know winter has ended.

When you hear the pleasant sound of children's laughter,
When the air is filled with joy- long sought after,
When the world is filled with sunlight, brighter and longer,
When the song of Mother Nature becomes stronger,
Spring has begun.

~ Spring; Camille Gotera

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    This is a topic based contest. All entries must contain a season change from one of the four options provided. Poets are obliged to use any type of poetry and any desired length, but the topic should be incorporated into the poem.

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 seasons brenda bickers 2 37 Feb 18 07:34 PM by brenda bickers
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