Winter trees, so cold and bare.
Standing in the frigid air.
They do not mind the cold
They just stand there growing old,
And beneath a glistening coat of white new leaves are sleeping deep.
In the spring a burst of green.
Awake, awake! To the sounds of spring.
Budding blossoms and a fresh warm breeze
That smells of sun, soil, and leaves.
Congratulations to student Salix Wartes-Kahl on winning the Oregon Poetry Association state-wide contest in the 3rd-5th grade division! This is a great honor! There will be an award ceremony at a future date, and she will receive a prize of $10.