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A Kettledrum's Arena

Rating: 5.0
There is gorse, of course, and furze growing across the moor.
The oak and ash are there in grouped confusion.
Tousled roaming horses, search for sources of grass, mature,
And the hawthorn and elm, remain standing in seclusion.

Brilliant sunshine burns, and turns the heather, distinctly bronze.
And tumbling brooks sparkle exceedingly, in its glow.
Misty mornings descend, and they befriend the drying fronds,
While natural springs freely bubble and gently flow.
Birds invade this space, and race each other o’er the fells,
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David Threadgold 19 October 2008
Hi Ernestine. If I hadnt seen your name with this I would have known it was you, a true lover of nature seems to somehow have a distintive signature, and you have signed this one so well.10/10 Kindest Regards Dave T
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Mick Law 02 April 2008
The Yorkshire moors - you took me there and dropped me off for a while, and it felt so good - thankyou Mick
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Andrew Blakemore 27 February 2008
A wonderful, descriptive poem. You have a real eye for detail. Andrew x
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Daphne Grant 14 February 2008
hello Earnestine: The new Forest springs to mind as I read it. Some very intersting turns of phrase and alliteration here. Well done Daphne
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Ivor Hogg 22 August 2007
Beautifully descriptive of the open country I love. I used to roam the high moors when I was youg and strong Now I must rely on memory and poetry too stimulate scenes from the pasr
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Raynette Eitel 03 August 2007
This truly sounds like Longfellow...and seems a departure from your usual fare. I like it very much...I would love to have a painting of this one. It is rich in tone and imagery. Raynette
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Duncan Wyllie 01 August 2007
I can't remember a single occasion when I have read something by you that I didn't enjoy Oh..I know why that is...Because you're BRILLIANT! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Love duncan X
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Daniel Tyler 01 August 2007
The first poet I thought of when I read this was Henry Longfellow. The flow and purity of this piece subconsciously evokes him at his best. I love all of your images but the final line stands out especially well: 'And then again, there is the owl who’s always wise.' It says so much about the wisdom and order in nature. A delightful poem. Dan xxx
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Oh, what a brilliant comment from CJ - he really put his finger on it there! Ernestine this is astounding. We can visualise it indeed..... atmospheric and so incredibly and serenely and intricately depicted. One of your finest if I may say so, IMHO. t x
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Cecil (cj) Krieger 24 July 2007
You are an artist who paints wonderful pictures with a pen! AMAZING! !
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