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Ernestine Northover

Rookie - 110 Points (25th March 1943)

* Mirror


Poem by my Great Niece - Kitty Cotton aged 12 years.

I was on the beach the other day,
and I found a mirror.
Not a scratch, did it have.
Not a reflection, was to be seen.
But a picture covered the glass,
a picture of the sea, blue and bare.

What to do with this magical mirror, I thought,
Give it back to the sea?
A gift for a Mother of mine?
Or a ‘Something’ for me?

I will give it back to the sea,
To sit amongst the dancing waters,
this moment will stay with me.


© Kitty Cotton

(Ernestine Northover)

Submitted: Wednesday, February 02, 2011

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  • Rookie Bill Mitton (11/3/2011 4:00:00 PM)

    I am only submitting infrequently now as I'm now retired, and paradoxically, busier than ever...but I still always look for your poetry and I see your poetry gene has been passed on............best wishes

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  • Rookie Bill Mitton (11/3/2011 3:56:00 PM)

    Hello again Ernestine

    This poem is beautiful, it's like delicate lace, but oh, so evocative. I hope you are still well and enjoying your grandchildren.

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