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Del's Nicole DeJesus Wins CIS Ontario Poetry Contest!

CITE Spring Poetry Contest 

During the month of May, students were asked to meditate on the promise of spring and consider the song, “The Waters of March” by Antonio Carlos Jobim, which contains the lyric: 

“Afloat, adrift
A flight, a wing
A hawk, a quail
The promise of spring

And the riverbank talks
Of the waters of March
It's the promise of life
It's the joy in your heart” 

Then, write a poem of no more than 100 words that contains the line, “the promise of spring”.  Their poem could be imagistic, like Jobim’s, a narrative or some other genre of poetry. 

Judges looked for creativity, precision in language and the use of memorable figurative language. 

A total of 39 entries across our three divisions from 14 different CIS Ontario schools were submitted.

The winners were selected by members of the CITE Executive Committee.  

Grade 11-12 Division:#1 - Nicole DeJesus, De La Salle College

The first-place poems in each division will be published on the CIS Ontario website.

This is Nicole's poem:

First page of the PDF file: BabyMeadow

Congratulations Nicole! 

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