poet Ernestine Northover

Ernestine Northover

A Captivating Sight

The artist's brush scoops up the shades of green,
and creates a scene.
Trees, banks, deep valleys, fields and gentle hills,
how the picture fills.
Some vivid yellows in the sunshine's rays,
on his canvas, blaze.
Rich blue envisaged in the summer sky,
is the perfect dye.
Such subtle shadows to be applied in black,
require the knack.
The whole portrayal is a captivating sight,
with highlights, white.
Then somewhere you'll find a signature in grey,
inscribed - Manet.

Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 26, 2006
Poem Edited: Saturday, October 30, 2010

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  • Ridge Cahill (12/16/2008 10:33:00 PM)

    Very creative - a captivating sight that when read aloud creates a captivating sound.

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  • Ron Flowers (7/16/2008 7:42:00 AM)

    You paint a vivid picture with your words, a lovely read.

    Ron

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  • Kesav EaswaranKesav Easwaran (7/12/2008 8:42:00 AM)

    a poem of seven colors on sunny lines...poem as it rains...

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  • Stone Granite (6/14/2008 9:42:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem, rich in texture and imaginary. Your talent resonates in this poem. Simply wonderful.10.

    Stone

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  • Paul ButtersPaul Butters (4/12/2008 5:16:00 PM)

    A ten from me. Your help is duly rewarded, tho it has to be ten once I SEE the poem. I like sensory poetry. Paul.

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  • David Desantis (4/9/2008 7:13:00 AM)

    It's amazing what art can make you feel at times. I could really picture the imagery on this one. And Manet, who better than to write about? !

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  • Malini KadirMalini Kadir (3/27/2008 11:29:00 PM)

    Captured the scene very well with the brush of words in play........lovely write!

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  • Lillian J. (3/13/2008 7:31:00 PM)

    Very pretty words that bring images alive, Enjoyable read!

    Lilly :)

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  • Andrew BlakemoreAndrew Blakemore (2/22/2008 4:21:00 PM)

    This is so beautiful, wonderful scenes captured by an artist's eye. '10' Andrew x

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  • Lime and Tequila with a Splash of Pineapple (2/8/2008 1:37:00 AM)

    A beautiful encapsulation of the artist's power.

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  • Starseven0 Starseven0 (2/7/2008 9:10:00 PM)

    The rosy rose[一 朵 玫 瑰 色 的 玫 瑰 ]
    starseven0starseven0-冯 文 淑 -桑 林 作 英 汉 版

    My space 's small emperaror-my son-

    As a Roseate for endless routh,

    When unborn my son,

    Lived in lofly belly of a flowering tree of dreaming.

    And fire phoenix fly, like one single moonlight_azure,

    In phoenix's body breed,

    In rosy rose had

    Vomit and lent to the nigths, hills,

    Rivers, grasss, groves,

    And greatures.her sweetly joy and

    Fire of love,

    I sangs upon my son, with words of cloud_white and,

    Or words of green water of flows,

    Day after day, month after month,

    And i made meselves a little cicada,

    In apparel, sometimd,

    I being katydid, a skirt_green, sometime,

    I made meselves a orchid,

    In white apparel, sometime,

    I turns a petty siklworm,

    In white robe, simetime,

    I into Nature 's greatures,

    To body of flowering tree of dreaming flew,

    As if a dragonfly, came to dim bamboos,

    Of summer,
    And my firegod_minor me sings

    Or told, for my fairgod_ minor

    Being lonely, stir and peaceless,

    I become one single flower's sweetly,

    Or Music of heavy sweet,

    kissed my son_my ideal,

    As shepherd kissed his snowsheep_small,

    And passed sun, moon stars's kingdom,

    This flower's sweetly.true, twelve years

    My little flower_spirit grew in milks

    Of spirit, and milks

    Of spirit, art me created [Shao Music] of my own,

    Like infant of cloud_dark grew in milks,

    With red magma, true, twelve years

    My little flower_spirit grew in milks

    Of spirit, and milks

    Of spirit, art me created [Shao Music] of my own,

    Like infant of cloud_dark grew in milks,

    With red magma, true, twelve years

    My little flower_spirit grew in milks

    Of spirit, and milks

    Of spirit, art me created [Shao Music] of my own,

    Like infant of cloud_dark grew in milks,

    With red magma, true, twelve rears

    My little flower_spirit grew in milks

    Of spirit, and milks...



    starseven0starseven0- 冯 文 淑 -桑 林 作


    我 的 宇 宙 的 小 皇 帝 -我 的 儿 子 像 一 朵 玫 瑰 色 的 不 朽 的 玫 瑰 ,
    他 在 那 梦 想 的 花 树 之 崇 高 的 腹
    中 被 孕 着 的 时 候 ,
    玫 瑰 向 黑 夜 , 山 川 , 草 木 , 万 物
    吐 射 着 甜 蜜 的 欢 乐 与 爱 的 火 焰 -
    像 一 片 兰 兰 月 光 , 被 火 焰
    中 飞 出 的 凤 凰 孕 育 -
    我 的 宇 宙 的 小 皇 帝 -我 的 儿 子 像 一 朵 玫 瑰 色 的 玫 瑰 ,
    他 在 那 梦 想 的 花 树 之 崇 高 的 腹
    中 被 孕 着 的 时 候 ,
    玫 瑰 向 黑 夜 , 山 川 , 草 木 , 万 物
    吐 射 着 甜 蜜 的 欢 乐 与 爱 的 火 焰 -
    我 用 白 云 的 语 言 , 青 青 流 水 的 语 言 ,
    一 天 又 一 天 , 一 月 又 一 月 为 他 歌 吟 ,
    时 而 我 变 成 青 衣 的 小 蝉 -
    时 而 我 变 成 绿 裙 的 纺 织 娘 -
    时 而 我 变 成 一 朵 白 裙 的 兰 花 ,
    时 而 我 变 成 一 只 白 袍 的 小 蚕 -
    总 之 , 我 曾 化 成 自 然 的 万 物 的 形 象 -
    飞 进 那 梦 想 的 花 树 的 身 体 里 面 -
    像 一 只 蜻 蜓 , 飞 进
    夏 季 竹 篁 的 浓 重 的 中 阴 影 ,
    为 我 噪 动 不 安 的 无 限 温 暖 的 小 美 神 歌 唱 ,
    讲 故 事 , 我 的 宇 宙 的 小 皇 帝 -我 的 儿 子 像
    一 朵 玫 瑰 色 的 玫 瑰 ,
    他 在 那 梦 想 的 花 树 之 崇 高 的 腹
    中 被 孕 着 的 时 候 ,
    玫 瑰 向 黑 夜 , 山 川 , 草 木 , 万 物
    吐 射 着 甜 蜜 的 欢 乐 与 爱 的 火 焰 -
    我 曾 化 成 一 片 花 香 -
    香 透 太 阳 , 月 亮 , 星 星 王 国 的 花 香 -
    和 沉 重 甜 蜜 的 音 乐 , 亲 吻
    我 的 小 宝 宝 -我 的 理 想 ,
    像 牧 羊 人 亲 吻 雪 白 小 羊
    羔 , 十 二 年 多 以 来 , 真 的 , 我 一 直 是 用
    我 发 明 的 [韶 乐 ], 作 我 的 小 花 神 的 精 神 乳 汁 -像
    红 红 的 岩 浆 ,
    作 乌 云 的 婴 儿 的 乳 汁 , 十 二 年 多 以 来 ,
    真 的 , 我 一 直 是 用
    我 发 明 的 [韶 乐 ], 作 我 的 小 花 神 的 精 神 乳 汁 -像
    红 红 的 岩 浆 ,
    作 乌 云 的 婴 儿 的 乳 汁 ,
    十 二 年 多 以 来
    真 的 , 我 一 直 是 用
    我 发 明 的 [韶 乐 ], 作 我 的 小 花 神 的 精 神 乳 汁 -像
    红 红 的 岩 浆 ,
    作 乌 云 的 婴 儿 的 乳 汁 ,
    十 二 年 多 以 来
    真 的 , 我 一 直 是 用
    我 发 明 的 [韶 乐 ], 作 我 的 小 花 神 的 精 神 乳 汁 -像
    红 红 的 岩 浆 ,
    作 乌 云 的 婴 儿 的 乳 汁 ,
    十 二 年 多 以 来
    真 的 , 我 一 直 是 用
    我 发 明 的 [韶 乐 ], 作 我 的 小 花 神 的 精 神 乳 汁 -像
    红 红 的 岩 浆 ,
    作 乌 云 的 婴 儿 的 乳 汁

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  • Lime and Tequila with a Splash of Pineapple (2/5/2008 11:01:00 AM)

    This is great poetry. Simple, but lovely. Enjoyed your biography immensely too by the way.

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  • Daniel Murphy (12/30/2007 12:15:00 AM)

    Beautifully written like all your work! you've such a talent it's amazing, and am quite jealous of it! But I guess we're all different us poets :) you have a great imagination-keep it up! : -)

    Kind regards

    Danny xxx

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  • Shelley L Baxter-stanley (6/23/2007 12:46:00 AM)

    An amazing write that is so beautiful to picture in the minds eye.Your words in this one trulysparks the imagination and makes the reader stop to dream...all while reading your poem.
    Ernestine, I so so enjoyed this piece and I thank you for sharing.
    =Shelley=

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  • Ben Gieske (5/29/2007 9:03:00 AM)

    I enjoy this and can fell the blaze of 'Some vivid yellows in the sunshine's rays,
    on his canvas, blaze.' Did you have a particular painting in mind?

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  • Jim Foulk (2/16/2007 12:45:00 PM)

    a beautiful write Ernestine, very well worded.

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  • Cecil (cj) Krieger (11/22/2006 6:51:00 AM)

    A most captivating poem… really lovely.
    Best
    CJ

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  • Sid John Gardner. (11/8/2006 5:22:00 PM)

    You really know how to paint a picture with words Ernestine.A wonderful colourful piece of writing.
    Sid John xxx

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  • R H (11/5/2006 6:53:00 AM)

    A wonderfully vivid word painting Ernestine - great last line too! Justine

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  • Cecil (cj) Krieger (11/3/2006 6:16:00 AM)

    A beautiful description in beautiful words of a picture. Well done!
    Best... CJ

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