Ernestine Northover

Veteran Poet - 1,712 Points (25th March 1943)

A Simple Leaf - Poem by Ernestine Northover

A sculpture so beautifully designed,
Becomes a pleasure to the mind,
In colours of yellow, red and brown,
Wearing a true autumnal gown.
It had fluttered down, fully complete,
And landed gently, at my feet,
I picked it up, and then did view,
A passenger, a spider who,
Had settled there, a place to choose,
And awakening from his lengthy snooze,
Quickly skuttled off, making his escape,
Leaving me with just, the perfect shape
Of a simple leaf, with its own story,
Resting in my hand, in all its glory.

© Ernestine Northover

Comments about A Simple Leaf by Ernestine Northover

  • Brian Dorn (12/8/2006 10:28:00 PM)

    Ernestine, this simple poem about a simple leaf is certainly 'a pleasure to the mind.' It is, as you have so eloquently stated, 'a sculpture so beautifully designed.' A masterpiece! !

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  • (5/7/2006 9:46:00 PM)

    Oh, you've proven that simple leaf is not so simple after all...beautifully sclupted, just like your poetry! Peace, Aisha (Report)Reply

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  • (5/2/2006 3:55:00 PM)

    Of a simple leaf, with it's own story...
    this line sung to me.
    i really, really enjoy your style, your way with words, your wistful feel.
    makes me feel so nostalgic & lovely.

    best care, Sus.

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  • (4/26/2006 12:17:00 PM)

    That is a lovely poem showing the beauty of nature all around us. (Report)Reply

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  • (4/14/2006 4:58:00 AM)

    Beautiful Ernestine, I felt as if I was holding that leaf and watching the spider skuttle away. Warm wishes, Justine. (Report)Reply

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  • (3/20/2006 2:57:00 PM)

    A beautiful poem which put a much needed smile on my face. (Report)Reply

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  • (3/7/2006 2:01:00 AM)

    What a beautiful and vivid animation. Ten. A favourite. (Report)Reply

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  • (3/2/2006 9:27:00 AM)

    I love leaves and trees, but even if I didn't I'd love this poem. A moment caught in time. Thank you! (Report)Reply

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  • (1/23/2006 1:19:00 PM)

    Dear Ernestine
    How beautiful this moment that you caught so well.Reminded me of a poem called Angels.
    It goes something like this:
    A man on the street is pointing up to the sky.
    'Look, An Angel! ' he yells.
    Passerby Laugh.
    'You fool, that is only a cloud'
    How wonderful it would be to see angels
    Where there are only clouds.
    How sad it would be to see only clouds where there are Angels.

    Hope You liked it Love Duncan

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  • (1/18/2006 5:40:00 AM)

    Ernestine, simple yet effective, with a hint of humour is this well written work of autumnal color. Lovely rhyme with a smooth flow and impeccable imagery. Nice work! :) (Report)Reply

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  • Lucy Burrow (11/7/2005 5:32:00 PM)

    Is there some sort of spider conspiracy going on! Perhaps I'll have a go at some spidery writing! lovely descriptive words here, well done
    Regards, Lucy

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  • (11/5/2005 3:35:00 PM)

    the comfort of Nature
    never fails
    always gives and gives
    and has given you
    a lovely poem

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 5, 2005

Poem Edited: Sunday, January 6, 2008

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