Ernestine Northover

Veteran Poet - 1,353 Points (25th March 1943)

A Distant View - Poem by Ernestine Northover

A distant view
Can beckon you
To dream of unknown destinations
Where life has no more regulations
And freedom reigns.
There are no chains.

A distant view
Can summon you
With magnetic power. A forceful attraction
Revealing nothing, not even a fraction
of what is in store
What you're looking for.

A distant view
Can often woo
Your heart, and let you fantasise
About a place you could colonise
Where your soul's at ease
And, your life's a 'breeze'.

Comments about A Distant View by Ernestine Northover

  • Edward Kofi Louis (3/20/2016 8:48:00 AM)

    Where your soul's at ease. Nice piece of work. (Report) Reply

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  • (5/7/2015 4:02:00 AM)

    We all have distant views 'And, your life's a 'breeze'. very nice to read maybe there is a yellow brick road...thanks and regards (Report) Reply

  • (12/7/2009 1:51:00 PM)

    from my home.. in the Caribbean... I had an awesome view.

    the tall building in new york block most of the beauty.: (

    this poem is superb.
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  • (3/15/2009 3:31:00 PM)

    Very true. I often look at the horizon and wonder what lies beyond. Captured beautifully. (Report) Reply

  • (7/16/2008 7:49:00 AM)

    A pleasant read.

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  • David Threadgold (7/5/2008 10:59:00 AM)

    Hi Ernestine

    A case of the grass is greener on the other side I think. I really enjoyed the read and feel I know where you are coming from with this one. a well done 10

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  • (6/14/2008 9:51:00 AM)

    Like a trusted friend and a good book, you poetry never lets me down. Another wonderfully written and powerful poem Ernestine. (Report) Reply

  • (3/18/2008 12:12:00 PM)

    A powerfully brilliant write that makes for quite an enjoyable read!

    Lilly :)
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  • (1/28/2007 10:49:00 AM)

    Portrays the opening up of all sorts of possibilities perfectly. Lovely poem. (Report) Reply

  • (12/21/2006 5:11:00 PM)

    another very good poem (Report) Reply

  • (8/16/2006 5:49:00 AM)

    This sounds so beautiful and good.

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  • (7/7/2006 5:12:00 PM)

    Vastly good, to be red and heard to mine and others ears and eyes.
    God bless-Michael Jeffrey Gale.
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  • Brian Dorn (3/31/2006 9:39:00 AM)

    No one knows what the future holds in store! A beautiful poem!
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  • (3/14/2006 2:06:00 PM)

    What a wonderful poem! It is so filled with hope and an appreciation for our lives. Sometimes we all need to step back and get that 'Distant View'. This was very well written, excellent flow and so complete. Great work! Blessings-TGR (Report) Reply

  • (3/7/2006 2:12:00 AM)

    What a beautiful hymn of longing. The last stanza is fantastic. (Report) Reply

  • john tiong chunghoo (2/24/2006 11:30:00 PM)

    this is quite a lovely poeml. (Report) Reply

  • (2/17/2006 3:38:00 PM)

    Good rhymes and most especially a theme that was full of high expectations, I wont say a fantazy nor a paradise in heaven, we always hope for the better when we see life the brighter side of it...not in a distance but in nearer stance where we are. - cynthia (Report) Reply

  • (1/22/2006 5:56:00 PM)

    Dear Ernestine..I wish I could have expressed my opinion as well as Gregory has!
    Thankyou anyway Love Duncan
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  • (1/18/2006 1:36:00 PM)

    Dear Ernestine,
    Old school elegance; I long to see more of these.

    Gregory X
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  • (12/31/2005 1:01:00 PM)

    A very beautiful poem, I love the way it was written and the feelings you've put into it! The poem really flows, and this is quite hard to achieve! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 4, 2005

Poem Edited: Saturday, May 14, 2011

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