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Spring Makes the Poets Sing!

We are so delighted to announce the launch of Plum Tree Book’s Spring Anthology of Poetry. With many, many thanks to DiAnne Ebejer, Plum Tree’s Head of Poetry for bringing together all these wonderful poets. Thank you to all you wonderful contributors. Thank you, also to the beautiful Janice Kelly for her lilting and gentle piano accompaniment. I hope you like the new presentation…take a look, as it is the shape of things to come On The Plum Tree.http://www.wix.com/niamhclune/plum-tree-poetry#!home|mainPage

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About Dr Niamh

When I was a little girl (a very, very long time ago), I used to love learning new, really big words like ‘discombobulate’. As I grew, my love of words grew too, until I loved them so much, I could not stop writing them down. One day, as I was scribbling a particular word, a very peculiar thing happened. The word shouted at me, “Stop! Don’t put me there!” As you can imagine, I was shocked and nearly fell off my chair. When I recovered somewhat, I said to the word, “Could you stop shouting, please? I am not used to it.” Can you guess what happened next? No! I thought not. The word said, “I might be small, but I will misbehave if you do not use me properly. I will not tell the story you would like me to tell. I will say something entirely different!” I dropped my pen. I hoped that by dropping my pen, the word would stop talking. Alas! It did not. It carried on chitterchobbling, even after the ink had dried. I was in a pickle. I could not allow my words to run away with my story, now could I? I don’t know about you, but when this sort of thing happens, there is only one thing left to do if you prefer not to spend your time arguing. “Very well,” said I. “I will do as you ask if you will just be quiet and allow me to concentrate.” Since that day, I have been paying special attention to every word I invite into my stories. After all, a story should say exactly what it means to say and not be led astray. With love from Dr. Niamh, Ph.D in Learning Through The Imagination and Founder of Dr Niamh Children's Books. www.drniamh.co.uk

2 comments on “Spring Makes the Poets Sing!

  1. DiAnne Ebejer
    April 5, 2012

    Let it be said that this beautiful anthology would not have happened had it not been for all the effort of one Niamh Clune as well! Thank you Niamh for all you have done to make this, our first Plum Tree Books poetry anthology, a beautiful and successful one! I truly appreciate it and am thrilled with the results.

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  2. loraneleavy
    April 5, 2012

    And The Plum Tree amplifies the melodic rhapsody. . . .Lorane Leavy

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