Spring is here. And that means gearing up for more time in and around water. Let the sound, smell, or feel of water be your guide for entries in our Splish-Splash Poetry Contest in honor of National Poetry Month.

Compose a haiku, cinquain, limerick, ballad, sonnet, free verse, or any writing style that suits your fancy. Whether you write about fishing, snorkeling, singing in the shower, playing in the rain, or water balloon fights on a hot sunny day, we want to hear from you!

Start composing your masterpiece today. Prizes will be given in each grade level.

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    Hi K 12 my name is Hannah Ambrose. I'm 15 years old in the 8th grade and my favorite sport is soccer. At my old school I had...

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    I sit in the corner of my room my empty room Once filled with the things I love I wept in that corner as I realize if If I...

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    I stand tall above all, over the water and under the sky. My rusty steel breaths in the musty air. To my left are people,...

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    The long harsh Winter has ended, with yet a chill. Leaving behind nothing but memories that will be soon forgotten. Running...

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    She sits there, Levitating above the crystal clear pond, legs crossed and eyes closed, she slowly breathes. *Crickets*...

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    The current flows, As the hair of her. The wave grows, As the love within her. I long for the sea. She longs for me. She...

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    Sitting on the sand, Listening to the waves as they crash onto the shore, Watching babies as they touch the water for the first...

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    The dark fields of time Stretch past imagination And many are lost The dark nothingness Will stretch beyond infinity Here...

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    Water, water, everywhere I just love to stop and stare I see the dolphins, and whales, too But most of all, it reminds me of...

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    The Lakeside Waltz I walk upon the shore of a lake alone, Witnessing the graceful dance unknown. The birds and crickets play...

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    All the darkness that lay ahead every drop of sadness every dreaded tear is here in this vast never ending sea of lonely...

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    You Know It's Raining! By Syriah You know it's raining...

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    We swim and play On a warm summer day In fresh cold water When it gets hotter. We splash around And soak the ground. The...

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    I am stuck. There is no Dancing in the rain For me. Because I am stuck. I am Hard-of-hearing And I am stuck In the middle...

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    Human beings Are made of water We were not designed To hold ourselves together But to run freely Like oceans Like...

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    Every year, when comes spring, / true beauty it brings, / back, come the birds with wings, / and things that sting....

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    The Water falls upon my face on this sunny day I hear people all around me but yet the noise flutters away water is the reason...

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    Summer, Summer What a sight, with the sun shining so bright! Summer, Summer Is so hot, it will hit you on the spot. Summer...

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    "Water, our life source, As it lives, and it breathes, It speaks-- As it drips-- And it frees, It cleanses the heart...

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    A strong and continual rumble of blue waves hitting the sandy shore. A thirsty child at a well, begging “please, just a...

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    Where is water? By Emily...

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    Hello dear rain droplets have you come to put smiles on all of our faces. From the beautiful weather you have oh so greatly...

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    Some days are warm where you can go into the world without a care or a coat Some days are cold where you feel like summer should...

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    Swim Meet The smell of chlorine is strong in the air Check the heat sheet to see where I need to be What event what heat is...

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    WATER’S SO MUCH MORE...