Treasure Island

Ernestine Northover

(25th March 1943)

Sunset's Glow


Pinks, peaches, blues, greys and mauves,
Clouds that cross the sky in droves,
Gently drifting and as they go,
Create such pictures all aglow,
And give a calming of the mind.

My eyes then see trees with hills behind,
A lake and valley, a peaceful scene,
Floating there within a hazy dream,
Believing that it could, in fact, be real,
In colours delicate, and which you feel,
An artist with his very finest brush,
Has painted a perfect landscape, plush.

This view to me is always so fine,
A spectacle of an, exquisite design.

© Ernestine Northover

Submitted: Thursday, December 15, 2005
Edited: Sunday, January 06, 2008

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  • Emma Johnson (5/17/2006 4:23:00 AM)

    An artist's eye for description. I have one criticism though, Ernestine: the use of 'his' in 'an artist with his finest brush'. Why not 'her'? We have two brilliant artists in You: the floral artist and the poet. 'Her' could refer to you in the poem painting for us with words a wonderful scene. This is not a feminist's remark. Susie xxxx. (Report) Reply

  • R H (4/14/2006 5:10:00 AM)

    A lovely visual write. I was there in my mind.... Warm wishes, Justine. (Report) Reply

  • Duncan Wyllie (4/4/2006 3:40:00 PM)

    As are your writes Ernestine.Exquisite in design.So much beauty in your poems and all for us to admire.Love Duncan (Report) Reply

  • C.H Grocock (1/2/2006 4:41:00 PM)

    Very good work here Ernestine, you have painted a wonderful colour of sunset.
    This has such good rhythm and flow it was a joy to read.Thank you. (Report) Reply

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