poet and author of short stories,
My youngest granddaughter, Lottie, aged 10, has started writing what to me are amazingly creative literary works, full of imagination, evocative images and adjectival colour. Recently (September 2018), she was asked to write a poem about nature using personification of non-human life forms or abstract notions – a tough brief for a 10-year-old. Here is her un-aided result. It was her idea to encapsulate the poem in the outline of an ivy leaf.
To help readability, I have set her poem in a similar ivy-leaf setting and used Lucida Calligraphy as the handwriting font. Here it is:
And my all-time-greatest photograph of Lottie:
Swimming with the dolphins, Dubai, 2017