My great niece Lucy has just turned seven. This morning she shared these stunning poems with me.
Sugar Plum is sweet,
She is a treat,
You’ll be her friend
When she gives you something nice to eat.
She ate too much sugar,
So she had to eat a plum,
That’s why her friends
Nick-named her Sugar Plum.
She is still sweet.
Black – white.
She shows a command of rhyme very rare to see in one so young. And she is writing from her own experience in a freshly observed way, with an admirable economy.
This talent needs to be encouraged. Lucky for her she has amazing parents who will do just that!
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I was amazing at drawing when I was eleven. Then I stopped practising. I’m glad for Lucy that she will be encouraged to keep up this marvellous hobby and build on her talents. Clever girl!