SPRING SURPRISE

Apr. 2 2021
Susan Ioannou
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Last year, I saw advertised The Ontario Poetry Society’s “Spring Peepers” contest. What a cute name, I thought, as images of first crocuses tipping up through the soil came to mind. I had few poems to enter relating to flowers or other signs of the earth reawakening, but thought I would give a try to my poem “Frog Love”, celebrating the mating serenade. It was only months later that I discovered spring peepers (Pseudacris crucifer) are actually a kind of chorus frog. The poem won first prize.