Dr Niamh On The Plum Tree

Childhood Imagination Sows Seeds of Future Brilliance

Patience

chair

No time shall weary me
all vistas shall
passing be
as standing firm
I wait for you
upon the earth
where all things do
learn patience
and humilty
and seasons pass
relentlessly

You’ll find me here
where flowers grow
among the poppies that I sew.

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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.drniamhchildrensbooks.com

17 comments on “Patience

  1. momentswithmillie
    February 3, 2013

    Enchanting.

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  2. DiAnne Ebejer
    February 3, 2013

    This is just lovely Niamh! Fresh as dew on a daisy!

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  3. Uncle Tree
    February 3, 2013

    I see you! 😉

    Rhythmic and well-rhymed, Niamh.

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    • ontheplumtree
      February 3, 2013

      I hope there is more of a criteria for making a poem! Lol! But at least I managed that… Many thanks for your comment Uncle Tree.

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  4. soziebird
    February 3, 2013

    oh how this stretches & ribbons a moment … that is more than a moment … love it.

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  5. patientdreamer
    February 3, 2013

    Very Beautiful, I loved it.

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  6. thiskidreviewsbooks
    February 3, 2013

    Very well written and said Dr. Clune! 🙂

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  7. Patricia Tilton
    February 5, 2013

    Like your focus on virtues. Just lovely! Sorry, I’m late responding, but have been out of town.

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    • ontheplumtree
      February 5, 2013

      I don’t know why, but they just pop into my head. I hadn’t even realised it was a theme. Perhaps I should heel it up!

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  8. the secret keeper
    February 6, 2013

    I would love to sit in the poppies with you. It would mean spring. Would we nap and need snowflakes to reawaken us? You are getting quite prolific. Right on. Keep it coming. Your flow of poetry and words are so thoughful and filled with subtle feelings. Lovely. I love coming to your blog or pages and be pleasantly surprised with the special treat you have created. I still have the fourth poem or treat to look at. Just came to a halt on one of my own. Still work to be completed on that one. Always I find such sensitivity in you work. Nothing left out here. I don’t like the seasons to change to winter. Give me Spring and early Summer. Lovely, Niamh.

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    • ontheplumtree
      February 6, 2013

      Many thanks as always Jennifer. I always think of poppies as signifying death. Love endures after death.

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  9. the secret keeper
    February 6, 2013

    I hope love goes on forever. After death, I do believe just needed to be reminded. Thank you. Jennifer

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