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Before we go any further, I must let you into one of my secrets.
When I was little, fairies lived at the bottom of my garden. I used to talk or sing to them quietly (as fairies don't like shouting). And when dew covered the grass and made it glitter and sparkle, I knew the fairies were preparing for a shindig.
Everyone knows that when dew is on the grass, fairies have their choice of the most beautiful sparkles imaginable. Fairies might wear peony or iris sparkle, rose or violet sparkle. Boy fairies wear shamrock and breeches made of bark ~ be-dewed and made smooth and slithery ~ great for sliding down mole-hills!
Fairies always throw parties in celebration of dew, as fairies love nothing more! They drink it, and it makes them giggle! They wear it, and it makes them shimmer. Dew really is the diamond in the fairy-queen crown.
Apart from anything else, dew means it is a new day, and fairies love the time before dawn when they can flit and dart ~ flicker and start; hover and whiz ~ zip and fizz; float and flash ~ make-a-dash; tease and prance ~ skip and dance; hurry and scurry ~ all of a flurry; rush and rail ~ skim, speed and sail!
The very best Leprechaun fiddlers play the liveliest jigs! Elf harpists pluck at your heartstrings and weave magic in verse. Goblins are, by far, the best drummers, whilst meadow sprites have very high, reedy singing voices (almost inaudible to the untrained ear). Usually appearing on percussion are the cobbler gnomes ~ with a-clink and a-clank, whenever needed, in perfect time. All in all, fairy gatherings are a sight to see ~ for those able to see them.
I spent many an early morning dancing to the tunes of the little people. Very soon, they began to trust me, (Fairies seldom trust humans, as humans do very strange things to fairies and to fairyland), but I could dance a fine jig, pirouette often, sing a long song and recite a poem, all of which is of very great interest to fairies. The fairies taught me some of their ancient secrets about bees and butterflies, worms and magic bears who know such an awful lot about everything. They also taught me secrets about science and the sky, and how to grow up into someone who is wise.
I like to share some of those mysteries with boys and girls (and grown-ups who still have magic in them) who are inquisitive but can also keep a secret. Sssssssssh! Promise you won't tell anyone...
Books By Niamh Clune
Orange Petals In A Storm; Part 1 of The Skyla McFee Series.
A bedraggled and bruised eleven-year-old child races through the streets of East London as though the hounds of hell were after her. She tries to reach the home of her childhood, a home that was hers until her mother's recent death. What becomes of Skyla McFee once she arrives there? And from whom does she run?
This is a story about a wonderful child who endures great suffering at the hands of her step-father. Though she lives in a harsh reality, she evolves spiritually despite, or perhaps because of the hurt she suffers. The magical way she transcends her unbearable life through her inner world transports us into the hauntingly beautiful world of the imagination. There, she discovers an inner strength and wonderful talent that helps her overcome her tormentors
Part 2: Exaltation Of A Rose is coming soon.
The Coming Of The Feminine Christ:(Non-Fiction)~a personally richly woven tapestry of myth, psychology, philosophy and mysticism.
My Children's Books:
Pa Dug & Rosie Series: Everything in the garden serves a purpose, including how Wollee The Worm brings food to the table, and Biddle The Bee collects the magic pollen to feed the bee babies. All in rhyme with beautiful illustrations to teach your little learners (aged 3 - 6 ) the magic of the garden eco-system. For more information about these books, please visit our web-site: www.dr-nanaplum-amazingbooksforchildren.com