Treasure Island

Ernestine Northover

(25th March 1943)

Summer's Soft Embrace


Roses cascading from a trellis, tumble down
And grace the paving stones beneath my feet.
Early leaves have fallen and crumble, brown,
Rustling when crushed against the hard concrete.

Summer days of sweetness, sun and shade,
Where on a wrought iron table, food one sups
Is, on a crisp white cloth, so carefully laid,
With offerings, and tea in porcelain cups.

A cool breeze enters through an open space,
Between the Eucalyptus and the Yew,
And one is wrapped in Summer's soft embrace,
And canopied by a sky of azure blue.

Submitted: Monday, July 17, 2006
Edited: Tuesday, August 17, 2010

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  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (7/17/2006 8:01:00 PM)

    OOOOOO...IMAGERE DE LA GRANDEUR...C'EST TRES BIEN MON AMI EAU
    LES COLOURES AVEC BEAU' ALLEZ VOUS.....OOOOLALA...., LA DIX! (10)
    THE BREEZE, PICTORIALS, THE ENTIRE AMBIANCE MADE ME THINK OF A RECENT SCENE I SAW IN AMOVIE IN PARIS...DON'T MIND ME...LOVED THE WRITE..ERNESTINE, YOU ARE ONE OF THE REASONS WHY WE STILL REFER TO THE TERM...''POETRY IN MOTION''! ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''FRANK/FJR (Report) Reply

  • Duncan Wyllie (7/17/2006 3:59:00 PM)

    What a picture, what a veiw, what a poet........Tis you
    Our wonderful lady of strong charactor and empathy...Lady Ernestine WE LOVE YOU! ! !
    Love Duncan X (Report) Reply

  • Mary Nagy (7/17/2006 11:50:00 AM)

    What a beautifully relaxing poem Ernestine! How lovely you make it sound. Very nice, like a warm, soft breeze! Sincerely, Mary (Report) Reply

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