Ernestine Northover

Veteran Poet - 1,765 Points (25th March 1943)

Ceaseless Power - Poem by Ernestine Northover

The sea invades the coastal cliffs,
Battling against its stalwart stone,
Devouring its surface bit by bit,
And leaving it gullible and prone.

The rocks hit back with warlike will,
Facing the churning water's rage,
With ceaseless power, the ocean spars,
And tries, at all times to upstage.

So firm and strong the crags were formed,
And tough and sheer its rock face stands,
But slow erosion there will always be,
As the bluff gives way to the deep's demands.


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  • (3/7/2019 12:26:00 PM)

    Anyone else think of the west of lreland during this (Report)Reply

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  • Andrew Blakemore (3/20/2008 5:17:00 PM)

    I love poems about the forces of nature and this is no exception. Wonderfully crafted. Andrew x (Report)Reply

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  • Tailor Bell (10/27/2006 5:51:00 PM)

    marvelous theme and flow, Ernestine. two great strengths and eternal change. wonderful work. -Tailor (Report)Reply

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  • (10/26/2006 10:07:00 PM)

    This is an excellent poem Ernestine depicting the powerful drama of incensed opposites. Strong compelling images and very well paced piece. love, Allie xxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Report)Reply

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  • (10/23/2006 11:23:00 AM)

    I love the way you put a picture together... wonderful! (Report)Reply

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  • (10/19/2006 9:00:00 PM)

    this poem teaches me to be assertive and relentless...and with the rising sea level the power of the ocean on the rocky coastline is felt eversomore now...this poem generated powerful emotions in me...love...nalini (Report)Reply

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  • (10/19/2006 6:55:00 PM)

    The beautiful power of nature caught perfectly in your poem. (Report)Reply

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  • (10/19/2006 4:23:00 PM)

    One can almost hear the sea roar (or battle drums) and then clearly see its victory. Very powerful. (Report)Reply

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  • (10/19/2006 1:38:00 PM)

    Nature, constantly reforming, a wonderful ballance portrayed through words
    Love duncan X
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  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (10/19/2006 1:22:00 PM)

    Poetess E.>>>Powerful slice of vintage Northover Verse! GREAT STORYLINE W/ TYPICAL DETAIL & STERLING IMAGERY...SUPERB, YOUNG LADY!
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 19, 2006

Poem Edited: Wednesday, October 20, 2010


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