Ernestine Northover

Veteran Poet - 1,779 Points (25th March 1943)

A Gentle Voice

Poem by Ernestine Northover

Speak not, to me, of mundane things,
The daily chores, which dull the mind,
But converse with a gentle voice that sings,
As if all the golden thoughts you find,
Have materialized thus, on scripted wings,
Leaving one's humdrum life behind.

© Ernestine Northover


Comments about A Gentle Voice by Ernestine Northover

  • Julia Luber (6/14/2019 7:06:00 PM)

    pretty sense of being moved by song and poetry- very nice and true: thanks!(Report)Reply

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  • Don KubickiDon Kubicki (6/13/2019 3:56:00 PM)

    Very nice. Almost iambic tetrameter. Good to see some poetry on this website.(Report)Reply

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  • Robert Wolleson (10/9/2017 11:54:00 AM)

    Very nice. And I know the feeling. I'm not a small-talker.(Report)Reply

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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (10/4/2017 4:56:00 AM)

    A fabulous little piece of work...! I loved the fascinating line, But converse with a gentle voice that sings. Congrats(Report)Reply

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (2/17/2016 7:07:00 PM)

    But converse with a gentle voice that sings,
    As if all the golden thoughts you find,

    Very very nice poem scripted wings.......... wonderful.! ! tony(Report)Reply

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  • Hannington Mumo (6/2/2015 10:26:00 AM)

    Thanks for sharing. This is a truly inspiring piece.10/10...(Report)Reply

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  • Simone Inez HarrimanSimone Inez Harriman (4/17/2015 1:58:00 AM)

    A lovely poem Ernestine. A gentle reminder to transcend above the mundane conversations. Thank you(Report)Reply

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  • ~ Jon London ~ (6/23/2009 11:43:00 AM)

    When beauty is written by the heart of a natural poetess such your lovely self Ernestine....this is what we come to find....a bloom of freshness with a warmth of the golden sun......beautiful in every way.........a pleasure to read your genius qualities my dear friend...10+++(Report)Reply

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  • Kevin Wells (3/15/2009 3:26:00 PM)

    How very beautiful. Positive in message, concise in content. Very nice.(Report)Reply

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  • David ThreadgoldDavid Threadgold (9/27/2008 7:36:00 AM)

    Hi Ernestine. What a way with words you have and how you manage to say so much whilst saying so little. Thanks for the pleasant read. Regards Dave T(Report)Reply

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  • Ron Flowers (7/16/2008 7:46:00 AM)

    An uplifting thought very nicely expressed.

    Ron(Report)Reply

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  • john tiong chunghoojohn tiong chunghoo (3/23/2008 12:30:00 AM)

    with that you readers fly into your poetic realm. great write ernestine, thanks for leaving such encouraging comment on my latest poem, flowing with the tide. thanks and happy easter.(Report)Reply

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  • Sulaiman Mohd YusofSulaiman Mohd Yusof (3/6/2008 4:57:00 PM)

    a gentle voice with gentle thought....that's what we need.(Report)Reply

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  • Andrew BlakemoreAndrew Blakemore (2/25/2008 12:28:00 PM)

    Wonderful, classical writing here with a beautiful flow. Well written. Andrew x(Report)Reply

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  • Ivor Hogg (12/31/2007 3:24:00 PM)

    A poets poetry ernestine in such a gentle voice(Report)Reply

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  • Meggie Gultiano (8/23/2007 7:54:00 AM)

    i can feel its gentle words tothe letter, Ernestine..Gentle is the right word..this piece of yours is very beautiful!(Report)Reply

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  • Ivor Hogg (8/8/2007 4:47:00 PM)

    You must aim higher to achieve.Theres much more to life than daily chores and soap operas(Report)Reply

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  • Jim Foulk (2/15/2007 5:04:00 PM)

    a beautiful piece of work, Ernestine.(Report)Reply

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  • Melvina GermainMelvina Germain (11/11/2006 8:49:00 PM)

    Oh yes, this poem is surrounded with positive energy. Thankyou Ernestine------Melvina---(Report)Reply

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  • Cecil (cj) Krieger (6/22/2006 7:19:00 AM)

    Oh Ernestine... such beauty!
    Best
    CJ(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 22, 2006

Poem Edited: Sunday, January 6, 2008