Thursday, April 1, 2021

My Spring Fling Entry for 2021

 Using this lovely, GIF. I was inspired to write an entry.



RIVER WAKES 



Not long after the cozy boots on sled dog feet race across,

and the SHUSH, 

CRUNCH, 

RUMBLE under sled runners wake the tired musher—

the icy river begins to stretch. 

Over the winter road, many tracks crisscross— 

Out. 

Onto. 

And beyond then, 

disappear. 


Fox waits. 

Moose listens. 

Bear, cozy in dreaming, begins to rouse.

Birds, varied in colors dart and dash with delight through the crisp air, noting the change. 

All along the forest edge speckled green hats pop through the snow and bow to winter before greeting the sun. 

The ice, timing itself for a grand farewell holds onto the still river until one morning… 

the air feels 

SUNSHINE 

warm, light, and fresh. 


Under a clear blue-sky thunder 


C-R-A-C-K-S, 

shaking the air and each snow-covered tree into a brand-new season. 


White melts into brown, 

frozen softens into ripples,

currents roll into waves, 

 that dance out to sea.



Gif image from: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Cx1BVLrXTBg/YGX24iAbA8I/AAAAAAAAfnU/sNWkB8vMyXsSEuYccnSeVtgjhNeS8UJSgCLcBGAsYHQ/w449-h253/image.png

15 comments:

  1. Awwww, thank you Beth! Your support means the world to me.

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  2. Beautifully lyrical! I especially like the “green hats” sentence, it’s so vivid.

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    1. Thank you! The little plants when they pop up through the snow are so cute and hopeful.

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  3. Great descriptions of the transition from winter to spring!

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    1. Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it! It was fun to write and remember.

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  4. Wow, this is so poetic and full of the harbingers of spring. Ty for sharing.

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  5. Thank you for reading it and letting me know you liked it!

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  6. Thank you for sharing this lyrical story with us for the spring fling Kidlit contest! Sincerely, Kaitlyn Leann

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  7. PS can you please credit this gif? (Or is it a still image?) Either way, please share the source, thanks so much!

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  8. I added the link where I found the GIF. I don't use GIF's much so I hope it is credited correctly. Glad you liked the story.

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  9. Breathtakingly beautiful! I feel like I'm there. Well done.

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  10. What beautiful imagery. I felt like I was right there!

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