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March!

Tuesday, 1 March 2011 15:30:57
Half term has been and gone and now the great NATE Conference has happened too.  It was held at the British Library and we were able to have guided tours of the Evolving English exhibition - one of the most successful they hav ever had.  David Crystal was great, too.  Together with input from workshops, I'm not short of inspiration but a bit unsure where to begin. I wanted to try some concrete poetry but discover it's quite difficult to replicate in the blog so I may save that for the Workshop.

Music is in my mind too and while I'm thinking about my next piece of writing, here's a musical start to spring that  I wrote years ago for younger readers:

Spring Orchestra

The snowdrops all play tiny tunes
With high and tinkling notes

The crocuses sing choruses
From little purple throats

The daffodils play trumpets now
A happy golden sound

And then the tulip trombones start
And echo all around…around…around… around… around


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