Ernestine Northover

Veteran Poet - 1,400 Points (25th March 1943)

April - Poem by Ernestine Northover

Honeysuckle cascading along the garden wall,
Bees hum, and insects everywhere abound,
The cuckoo sends us all his two-note call,
So many voices in one glorious sound.

April showers glinting, on soft new born shoots,
Daffodils of yellow, shine so ultra bright,
Down river, paddling, come the aquatic coots,
Plumage black, bills of white, and a fork tailed kite,

Swoops down, and with this long wings soars again,
And with no backward glance, gives his farewell,
Listen to April, hear now how it sings,
A wondrous month, wherein the heart can dwell.

© Ernestine Northover

Comments about April by Ernestine Northover

  • (2/17/2016 1:33:00 PM)

    Now we are talking poetry! ! Very, very nice. Well constructed and metered.
    Wonderful imaging.
    GOOD! ! No, not good but, very good.
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  • Andrew Blakemore (3/13/2008 9:54:00 AM)

    This is so beautifully written. Spring is my favourite time of year and you've captured all of its wonder here. Andrew x (Report) Reply

  • (5/8/2006 5:26:00 PM)

    Excellent! Erne your April is much stronger than the calendar April as it fades within the year. (Report) Reply

  • (5/1/2006 3:56:00 PM)

    Marvellous Ernestine really enjoyed this one.Many thanks for sharing.April can be a lottery but you have reminded us how the re-birth of nature after winter warms the spirit.
    Best regard from Sid John xx
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  • (4/30/2006 6:08:00 PM)

    This is beautiful! ! Maybe my favorite poem of yours! ! (Report) Reply

  • (4/24/2006 8:55:00 PM)

    This poem reminds me of many places I've lived... starting with the honey suckle plants in the back yard of my childhood home. We used to drink the 'honey'... Thank you for this lovely ode to April. Love to you and yours, Esther (Report) Reply

  • (4/24/2006 8:28:00 PM)

    Lovely poem to the 'Joy of Spring! ' There are, however, a couple commas out of place that are distracting. Scarlett (Report) Reply

  • (4/24/2006 4:07:00 PM)

    This is lovely - its like being in a beautiful garden in Springtime - senses awakened. Thanks for sharing. Blessings to you. (Report) Reply

  • (4/24/2006 4:00:00 PM)

    You are certainly on form Ernestine, I could drink this in, Love Duncan (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 24, 2006

Poem Edited: Sunday, January 6, 2008

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