A Drowsy Afternoon Poem by Ernestine Northover

A Drowsy Afternoon

Rating: 3.6

Mellow meadows, shimmering in summers heat,
dipping down the valley,
rolling down the steep
What a delightful and pleasurable treat,
to sit and ponder,
and wander,
your feet deep amongst the wild flowers,
where drones the sweet bees,
collecting nectar, an endless toil,
as they leap from bloom to bloom.
Then with collecting complete
return home,
bodies heavy but content.
And eyes sweep the distant scene,
through a haze of wheat.
A drowsy afternoon,
renewing memories to keep,
and maybe too,
some fresh memories to greet.

© Ernestine Northover

John Tiong Chunghoo 10 March 2006

dear ernestine, your poetry does have a lot of life in them.

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Scarlett Treat 12 March 2006

I just wanted to lie back and take a nap. How peaceful this poem is in our world of hurry, hurry. Scarlett

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Sid John Gardner. 14 March 2006

And then.I woke up.In a cold bedsit in the middle of winter down by the docks in Liverpool.Not the buzzing of bees but the mystic warble of police car sirens.Still one can dream.Nice one Ernestine. I remember days like that when I was 6 years old near my parents holiday cottage at LLangwynaddle on the Lynn peninsular in North Wales. Best wishes. Sid xx.

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Theresa Rayman 14 March 2006

Ernestine: This is a beautiful poem- what a picture you have painted here. I love the imagery and the clean completeness of it. I want to go take a nap now-lol. Lovely, lovely! Blessings-TGR

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Linda Hepner 16 March 2006

This was the most blissful read I've had for ages. Loved it, Ernestine! And those bees are still buzzing and streaming in the heat. xL

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Kevin Wells 15 March 2009

I, too, love the countryside and appreciate these words all the more for it. You have an enviable gift of painting pictures with words.

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Stephen Stirk 02 March 2009

Wow........... What a panorarmic view captured in your beautiful words. Really Enjoyed. Has a sleepy quality all of its own Steve

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Hemakumar Nanayakkara 06 May 2008

A beautifully described scenic write. I enjoyed reading this awsome poem.

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Andrew Blakemore 23 February 2008

I really love this one, pure quality. '10' Andrew x

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Meggie Gultiano 20 January 2008

another wonderful write of yours, Ern..enjoyed reading from end to end..

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