Ernestine Northover

Freshman - 550 Points (25th March 1943)

A Gentle Voice - Poem by Ernestine Northover

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


Comments about A Gentle Voice by Ernestine Northover

  • Bronze Star - 2,665 Points Hannington Mumo (6/2/2015 10:26:00 AM)

    Thanks for sharing. This is a truly inspiring piece.10/10... (Report) Reply

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  • Freshman - 597 Points Simone Inez Harriman (4/17/2015 1:58:00 AM)

    A lovely poem Ernestine. A gentle reminder to transcend above the mundane conversations. Thank you (Report) Reply

  • Rookie ~ 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

  • Rookie Kevin Wells (3/15/2009 3:26:00 PM)

    How very beautiful. Positive in message, concise in content. Very nice. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points 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

  • Rookie Ron Flowers (7/16/2008 7:46:00 AM)

    An uplifting thought very nicely expressed.

    Ron (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,650 Points 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

  • Rookie - 3 Points Sulaiman Mohd Yusof (3/6/2008 4:57:00 PM)

    a gentle voice with gentle thought....that's what we need. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 24 Points Andrew Blakemore (2/25/2008 12:28:00 PM)

    Wonderful, classical writing here with a beautiful flow. Well written. Andrew x (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ivor Hogg (12/31/2007 3:24:00 PM)

    A poets poetry ernestine in such a gentle voice (Report) Reply

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie Jim Foulk (2/15/2007 5:04:00 PM)

    a beautiful piece of work, Ernestine. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,219 Points Melvina Germain (11/11/2006 8:49:00 PM)

    Oh yes, this poem is surrounded with positive energy. Thankyou Ernestine------Melvina--- (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 317 Points Cecil (cj) Krieger (6/22/2006 7:19:00 AM)

    Oh Ernestine... such beauty!
    Best
    CJ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 2 Points 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

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie 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

  • Freshman - 704 Points Joe Breunig (3/19/2006 6:57:00 AM)

    Another wonderful piece that gently encourages the spirit to soar. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie 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

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 22, 2006

Poem Edited: Sunday, January 6, 2008


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