Treasure Island

Ernestine Northover

(25th March 1943)

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Hold You In My Smile


Sweet moment, stay with me,
and pray do not flee so soon,
Let me enjoy the bliss of that
first kiss beneath the moon.
I wish to cradle this feeling,
that has only just been found,
A feeling that has unexpectedly
turned my world around.
Do not depart, Oh please remain
within my heart awhile,
So that I can savour you once more,
and hold you in my smile.

Submitted: Friday, January 20, 2006
Edited: Saturday, May 14, 2011

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  • Delicate Heart (6/21/2014 7:34:00 PM)

    A well written piece of poetry, so romantic and touchy. it did really touched my heart. ten outta ten..... (Report) Reply

  • Ken E Hall (11/30/2009 4:06:00 AM)

    Just a luvli sweet poem so rare you would expect to find it in a bottle by the seaside....+++++=10
    uavaniceday
    regards (Report) Reply

  • Original Unknown Girl (4/9/2008 5:26:00 AM)

    What a beautiful poem and how lovely that it made the Top 100, what a romantic way to convey your thoughts to your loved one. HG: -) xx (Report) Reply

  • Dr.subhendu Kar (2/22/2008 11:05:00 AM)

    most dazzling poem even more shaper than edge of an arrow that can pierce anywhere, really excellent to see a sweet dream, i love it! (Report) Reply

  • Meggie Gultiano (1/18/2008 8:05:00 PM)

    Wow Ern! i cannot hold my smile in AWE of this very simple but an excellent piece of yours! i really do admire your works! i will always be your number one fan!
    Beautiful as ever..Love it!

    Love,
    Meggie (Report) Reply

  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (7/21/2007 5:43:00 AM)

    Young Poetess, this is indeed accomplished work, and i hope you do persue the publishing of a collection of your finest works, which will undoubtedly include all, but most especially this diamond verse that is currently the highest ranked Poem by a PH member on the TOP 500 POEMS LIST! I am also very honoured to be the one to cast your 100th vote...a (10) , but of course... Excellent Work, Ernestine.

    ~ F.j.R. ~
    07/21/07 (Report) Reply

  • Marci Made (6/10/2007 5:57:00 PM)

    A+++++++++++++++++ This poem is as good as it gets. You have captured the reality of a Smile and the power it has over our hearts in a beyond remarkable way. I really love this, perhaps almost as much as ee.cummings 'i carry your heart.' It is fitting and just that you are here among the great masters of years long gone and that can't be said for many here...KUDOS TO YOU! ! ! ! ! marci.m. :) (Report) Reply

  • Melvina Germain (4/26/2007 8:45:00 PM)

    I absolutely love this poem, it is truly breathtaking. Thankyou Ernestine for this little treasure.--Melvina-- (Report) Reply

  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (7/29/2006 6:26:00 AM)

    ERNESTINE, , , AWESOME CRAFTWORK ON THIS TOP 100 POEM...
    ITS ROMANTIC TONE SWOONS AS IT FLOWS LINE BY LINE...MAGNIFICO!
    '''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''FJR (Report) Reply

  • Brian Dorn (7/22/2006 10:41:00 AM)

    Ernestine, the last line made me think how the contour of the mouth (as we smile) conforms particularly well to holding kisses and such. Beautiful poem!
    Brian (Report) Reply

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