Niamh Clune

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Plum Tree Books Features: De Ann Townes

Featuring another of our poetic contributors to the Song Of Sahel anthology. De Ann is a very fine published poet who writes of passion, love, lust and loss. She has contributed very fine works to all the Plum Tree Books anthologies, Thank you, De Ann for all that you are. 

DeAnn has a book of her poetry available on Amazon: Peer Inside My Soul And See Me.

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Here is one of De Ann’s poems submitted for the Song Of Sahel anthology: Proceeds of sales to SOS Sahel.

Sahel, Sahel’s Calling

Tree by Marta Pelrine-Bacon

Tree by Marta Pelrine-Bacon

by De Ann Townes

Viewing the Sparrow on the morrow
As the Cock Crows twice
The Bloody Moon Rises
After the Pale Sun
A Cry by the Day Light
Turning to Sobs by the Night
Long Relief never comes
So we pray once more
On the Long Awaited Morrow
Please God
Will not our Miracle come soon?

Sahel’s Calling
Under the Pale Sun and the Blood Moon
Their Cries of want, need and hunger
Exploding the Silence
Can you not Hear their Calls?

Open up your hearts
Unplug your minds
Release your soul to a people
That need not be overlooked and forgotten
But Loved, Embraced and Remembered
There’s a need

Sahel’s Calling

In the Pale Sun and under the Blood Moon
There’s a need
Can you hear and feel them Calling?

Because I Can
Because I Do

Hear them; Hear the Voices of their Cries
Feel them, Feel the Pain of their Souls

Sahel’s Calling

Can you Hear their Voices?
Because I Can…..
Can you Feel the Pain within their Souls?
Because I Do…..

Sahel’s Calling

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.

8 comments on “Plum Tree Books Features: De Ann Townes

  1. Pingback: Plum Tree Books Features: De Ann Townes « West Coast Review

  2. the secret keeper
    January 19, 2013

    A touching poem De Ann. Good fortune with your book of poems. Thank you again for sharing with us a reminder of Sahel, such an important and essential Symbol that is real for the needs of children and people to receive food and care and for their voices to be heard and attention paid and support given. jk


  3. the secret keeper
    January 19, 2013

    I am speaking of you Niamh Clune. Pardon my omission. Thank you. ♥ jk


  4. nativemericangirl
    January 21, 2013

    Muchas gracias Niamh y Plum Tree Books, sonrisa… I Am Truly Humbled y Very Honored for the Feature of Myself, My Book y My Poetry….Mucho Apreciadas



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