Treasure Island

Ernestine Northover

(25th March 1943)

A Gentle Voice

Speak not, to me, of mundane things,
The daily chores, which dull the mind,
But converse with a gentle voice that sings,
As if all the golden thoughts you find,
Have materialized thus, on scripted wings,
Leaving one's humdrum life behind.

© Ernestine Northover

Submitted: Sunday, January 22, 2006
Edited: Sunday, January 06, 2008

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  • ~ Jon London ~ (6/23/2009 11:43:00 AM)

    When beauty is written by the heart of a natural poetess such your lovely self Ernestine....this is what we come to find....a bloom of freshness with a warmth of the golden sun......beautiful in every way.........a pleasure to read your genius qualities my dear friend...10+++ (Report) Reply

  • David Threadgold (9/27/2008 7:36:00 AM)

    Hi Ernestine. What a way with words you have and how you manage to say so much whilst saying so little. Thanks for the pleasant read. Regards Dave T (Report) Reply

  • john tiong chunghoo (3/23/2008 12:30:00 AM)

    with that you readers fly into your poetic realm. great write ernestine, thanks for leaving such encouraging comment on my latest poem, flowing with the tide. thanks and happy easter. (Report) Reply

  • Meggie Gultiano (8/23/2007 7:54:00 AM)

    i can feel its gentle words tothe letter, Ernestine..Gentle is the right word..this piece of yours is very beautiful! (Report) Reply

  • Ivor Hogg (8/8/2007 4:47:00 PM)

    You must aim higher to achieve.Theres much more to life than daily chores and soap operas (Report) Reply

  • Brian Dorn (4/1/2006 8:33:00 PM)

    There is nothing more enjoyable than stimulating conversation. You did a brilliant job of pointing that out!
    Brian (Report) Reply

  • Duncan Wyllie (4/1/2006 10:55:00 AM)

    There goes more troubles of life melting away before our eyes.Your words carry such power.Love Duncan (Report) Reply

  • Theresa Rayman (3/24/2006 3:06:00 PM)

    Dear Ernestine,
    This is just such a lovely poem. I found it bittersweet in a way. There is such a yearning, a longing in the language you used, as if you were just bored to death with the usual. So to me the 'gentle voice'really almost screams for sweet song or a wonderful story. Not the evening news or telephone salesmen or the grocery list. Does that make sense? Anyway I loved it!
    Blessings my dear-TGR (Theresa) (Report) Reply

  • Dan Tharp (3/15/2006 1:27:00 PM)

    'As if all the golden thoughts you find,
    Have materialized thus, on scripted wings, '

    I like these lines, Ernestine. Good poem.

    dan (Report) Reply

  • Esther Leclerc (3/2/2006 10:03:00 AM)

    A heartfelt longing for more... If one cannot get it in life, it may be found in poetry... YOUR poetry is a good start, Ernestine - thank you so very much. (Report) Reply

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