Learn More

Ernestine Northover

Rookie - 110 Points (25th March 1943)

***The Proposal


Who will marry me, said the flea,
Why ever should I, said the fly,
I would willingly give you a hug, said the bug,
That would be nice, said the wood lice,
I could sit down beside her, said the spider,
Well I certainly can't, said the ant,
Well of course you can't, that's absurd, said the ladybird,
Whoever does will come a cropper, said the grasshopper,
I think one should take heed, said the centipede,
I wouldn't for a thousand quid, said the aphid,
She's got a tongue like a rasp, said the wasp,
Oh, I shall remain free, said the bee,
I think you're probably right, said the mite,
All I can say is, she's a killer, said the caterpillar,
She'll suck you dry!

Submitted: Tuesday, August 30, 2005
Edited: Sunday, July 08, 2012

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (***The Proposal by Ernestine Northover )

Enter the verification code :

  • Rookie Duncan Wyllie (4/5/2006 2:53:00 PM)

    Wonderful we could take this even further but this seems to have captured it perfectly.
    Love Duncan (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Eve Clements (2/6/2006 1:06:00 PM)

    Thanks for your comments, Ernestine. And thank you for pointing me to The Proposal. I love it's rhythm. Hoping to read all of your poems when I get time. Eve x (Report) Reply

Read all 4 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Alone, Edgar Allan Poe
  3. I Am the Only Being Whose Doom, Emily Jane Brontë
  4. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  5. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  6. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Nothing Gold Can Stay, Robert Frost
  8. A Fairy Song, William Shakespeare
  9. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  10. Daffodils, William Wordsworth

Poem of the Day

poet Emily Jane Brontë

I am the only being whose doom
No tongue would ask no eye would mourn
I never caused a thought of gloom
A smile of joy since I was born

In secret pleasure - secret tears
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. I Envy The Rats, Kyle Schlicher
  2. Thanks for elienating me., Tiyani Shadrack Manganya
  3. Ain't Try'n Deny'n, Steve Kittell
  4. You is Me, Mapung Madura
  5. Legendary Nostradamus Prophet, lee fones
  6. Thomas' Impossible Escape, Susan Wetmore
  7. Business-like, gajanan mishra
  8. Why Poetry Is Beautiful, Leong Ming Loong
  9. Blood Bath, Suresh Dogra
  10. Her Yes, Suresh Dogra
[Hata Bildir]