Ernestine Northover

Veteran Poet - 1,703 Points (25th March 1943)

A Poemhunter’s Rendezvous - Poem by Ernestine Northover

In Stratford-on-Avon,
A Poet’s true haven,
We met as great pals,
The men and the gals.
What a wonderful setting,
For the magic of getting
To know everyone.
And there was the sun,
So radiant all day,
In this warm month of May.

And the place that was the hub
Was the Pen & Parchment Pub.
An excellent rendezvous
For the whole PH crew.
So with photos galore
Which were worth posing for.
We’ll remember this meet,
That was really upbeat.
And you can be sure
We'll no longer feel obscure

For we’ve met face to face,
In Shakespeare’s birthplace.
And a yearly convention
Should now be our intention.
As the great family feeling,
Was so very appealing,
And one thing is quite clear, .
We must assemble next year.
With more faces to see,
At this Poemhunter jamboree.

© Ernestine Northover

Comments about A Poemhunter’s Rendezvous by Ernestine Northover

  • (3/13/2009 6:20:00 AM)

    Hi Ernestine
    A lovely poem. It sounds like it all became real for you, rather than an internet experience. That was a lovely piece. Your subjects are so many and varied. Bravo to you
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  • David Threadgold (9/15/2008 9:53:00 AM)

    Hi Ernestine. It sounds like you had a great day out because it shows in your poem, and there's nothing like being in the presence of good company. well done **10** Regards Dave T. (Report) Reply

  • (7/16/2008 5:12:00 PM)

    Very nice, Ernistine. It makes me want to be there.

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  • (6/27/2007 11:28:00 AM)

    Yay! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! t x (Report) Reply

  • (6/27/2007 11:04:00 AM)

    Nothing finer than being locked away with a bunch of nuts and an endless amount on tap. Thanks (Report) Reply

  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (6/24/2007 5:55:00 AM)

    Talk about a slice of Utopia on Earth...looks like you all captured it true! ...And the capper, would be this beautiful presentation of the entire experience...Sterling work, young lady...YOU ARE INDEED A POET OF QUASI TALENT!

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  • (6/18/2007 9:26:00 AM)

    What a lovely tribute Ernestine, I so wish I could've made it there, it all sounded such fun, you've captured the camaraderie perfectly. Thank you for sharing, have seen some pics so I now have faces to names now, what a great crowd you all looked! HG: -) xx (Report) Reply

  • (6/14/2007 10:11:00 PM)

    A great poem for all poemhunter poets. (Report) Reply

  • (6/14/2007 3:42:00 PM)

    This is the perfect tribute Ernestine. A cracking poem on the event that gives the naygoers like me a flavour and more, of what we missed. Well, there's always next year. Very well written, and catches a certain excitement and pleasure that makes the whole idea very attractive indeed.... thank you, jim xxx (Report) Reply

  • (6/13/2007 4:25:00 PM)

    Ernestine, it was a great time, the sad bit was when we all had to leave. We went there as strangers, but come away as friends. The weather was kind, and the company could not have been better. I for one am looking forward to the next time we meet. I think all who were there came away with a great deal of treasured memories. I know that I did. Thanks for sharing this lovely poem.
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  • (6/13/2007 4:20:00 PM)

    This is great...You've written this in a way that we all can feel like we were also at this gathering....By the way, I love the picture of the group too......marci.xo (Report) Reply

  • (6/13/2007 3:11:00 PM)

    A great summary Ernestine of a memorable and enjoyable event.Good Setting, good company, good weather what more can you ask for except...'Lets do it again next year'. Any takers?
    Sid John xx
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  • (6/13/2007 12:09:00 PM)

    A poem filled with warmth and fun. Glad you all enjoyed yourselves. I must make it to the next one. Love, Gina. (Report) Reply

  • (6/13/2007 9:18:00 AM)

    A great poem, Ernestine, describing the essence and the camaraderie of the meeting. Let's hope that this is the start of an annual pilgrimage. And what better place than Stratford? Thanks for this one.

    Love, Fran xxx
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  • (6/13/2007 6:42:00 AM)

    Sounds 'upbeat'... wish i were there.
    Thanks for the poetic report and vivid image
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  • (6/13/2007 6:22:00 AM)

    so well written i could see myself there. As always Ernestine your perfect choice of rhyme ensure this poem has both a great flow and feel to it. When opening up one of your poems the reader is virtually always assured of a grand read.

    best wishes

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  • (6/13/2007 6:16:00 AM)

    How well you have captured it all! How do I know? I was there! Nice penning E.
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  • (6/13/2007 6:09:00 AM)

    nice piece for poemhunter members.. (Report) Reply

  • (6/13/2007 6:00:00 AM)

    I didn't attend
    not meant to offend
    life is too busy
    sometimes I'm quite dizzy
    those poses you made
    on photo parade
    do you know where
    I might have a glimpse
    of those pictures of poets
    the ones I've not met?
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Poem Edited: Thursday, March 10, 2011

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