Ernestine Northover

Rookie - 200 Points (25th March 1943)

A Distant View

A distant view
Can beckon you
To dream of unknown destinations
Where life has no more regulations
And freedom reigns.
There are no chains.

A distant view
Can summon you
With magnetic power. A forceful attraction
Revealing nothing, not even a fraction
of what is in store
What you're looking for.

A distant view
Can often woo
Your heart, and let you fantasise
About a place you could colonise
Where your soul's at ease
And, your life's a 'breeze'.

Submitted: Friday, November 04, 2005
Edited: Saturday, May 14, 2011

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  • Rookie - 123 Points Leslie Alexis (heaven Is My Home) (12/7/2009 1:51:00 PM)

    from my home.. in the Caribbean... I had an awesome view.

    the tall building in new york block most of the beauty.: (

    this poem is superb. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kevin Wells (3/15/2009 3:31:00 PM)

    Very true. I often look at the horizon and wonder what lies beyond. Captured beautifully. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ron Flowers (7/16/2008 7:49:00 AM)

    A pleasant read.

    Ron (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points David Threadgold (7/5/2008 10:59:00 AM)

    Hi Ernestine

    A case of the grass is greener on the other side I think. I really enjoyed the read and feel I know where you are coming from with this one. a well done 10

    David (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Stone Granite (6/14/2008 9:51:00 AM)

    Like a trusted friend and a good book, you poetry never lets me down. Another wonderfully written and powerful poem Ernestine. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Lillian J. (3/18/2008 12:12:00 PM)

    A powerfully brilliant write that makes for quite an enjoyable read!

    Lilly :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie jim hogg (1/28/2007 10:49:00 AM)

    Portrays the opening up of all sorts of possibilities perfectly. Lovely poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jim Foulk (12/21/2006 5:11:00 PM)

    another very good poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Anjana Aravind (8/16/2006 5:49:00 AM)

    This sounds so beautiful and good.

    Anjana (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Michael Gale (7/7/2006 5:12:00 PM)

    Vastly good, to be red and heard to mine and others ears and eyes.
    God bless-Michael Jeffrey Gale. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Brian Dorn (3/31/2006 9:39:00 AM)

    No one knows what the future holds in store! A beautiful poem!
    Brian (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Theresa Rayman (3/14/2006 2:06:00 PM)

    What a wonderful poem! It is so filled with hope and an appreciation for our lives. Sometimes we all need to step back and get that 'Distant View'. This was very well written, excellent flow and so complete. Great work! Blessings-TGR (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Emma Johnson (3/7/2006 2:12:00 AM)

    What a beautiful hymn of longing. The last stanza is fantastic. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,846 Points john tiong chunghoo (2/24/2006 11:30:00 PM)

    this is quite a lovely poeml. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Cynthia Aluning (2/17/2006 3:38:00 PM)

    Good rhymes and most especially a theme that was full of high expectations, I wont say a fantazy nor a paradise in heaven, we always hope for the better when we see life the brighter side of it...not in a distance but in nearer stance where we are. - cynthia (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Duncan Wyllie (1/22/2006 5:56:00 PM)

    Dear Ernestine..I wish I could have expressed my opinion as well as Gregory has!
    Thankyou anyway Love Duncan (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Gregory Gunn (1/18/2006 1:36:00 PM)

    Dear Ernestine,
    Old school elegance; I long to see more of these.

    Gregory X (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Elya Thorn (12/31/2005 1:01:00 PM)

    A very beautiful poem, I love the way it was written and the feelings you've put into it! The poem really flows, and this is quite hard to achieve! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,846 Points john tiong chunghoo (11/12/2005 11:05:00 PM)

    dont like the line...where you can colonise. remind me of our sad past. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 47 Points Linda Hepner (11/10/2005 2:59:00 PM)

    ....and let you fantasise
    About a place which you can colonise....
    Great line Ernestine!
    Linda (Report) Reply

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