Ernestine Northover

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

Early Dawning - Poem by Ernestine Northover

Wend your way down to a euphonious flowing river,
With rippling water slowly trickling by,
Gaze up and view the branches of leaves that quiver,
As the winds that softly waft them, sough and sigh.

An otter lifts her whiskery nose to the morning,
And sniffs the energizing crisp fresh air,
Sampling aromatic whiffs of fish now spawning,
And finding something captivating there.

Two moorhens scurry, hastening through the rushes,
With flapping feathers, they quickly swim away,
Then a squirrel disturbs five happy chattering thrushes,
Leaving them cross with an awareness of pique.

A peaceful scene one finds at such early dawning,
Sunshine keenly struggling to break through,
When suddenly and without any prior warning,
A young fawn glides to his chosen rendezvous.

Lingering birdsong in this place is melodious,
One can discover such an element of calm,
Along its verdant banks are plants harmonious,
Which will no doubt, enhance its seductive charm.

Explore the winding rivers, in all their totality,
Consider the pleasure that this prospect brings,
Sit down and dream in this location of tranquillity,
Then seek out flowing streams and gentle springs.

© Ernestine Northover


Comments about Early Dawning by Ernestine Northover

  • Andrew Blakemore (4/2/2008 1:44:00 PM)

    You have included so much of nature's beauty here and woven it into a beautiful tapestry. Andrew x (Report)Reply

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  • (10/19/2006 12:48:00 PM)

    There is a rich and vibrant flow and texture to this finely woven piece
    I love these two simple lines as I feel that they capture something about the whole theme
    'An otter lifts her whiskery nose to the morning,
    And sniffs the energizing crisp fresh air, '
    Beautiful Ernestine
    Many thanks
    Love duncan X
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  • (10/19/2006 4:20:00 AM)

    I love the way you put this peice together Ernestine.... lovely (Report)Reply

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  • (10/18/2006 8:51:00 PM)

    ernestine...that was refreshing...my first poem read and it filled me with calmness and peace...thank you...i too love nature soooo much....love...nalini (Report)Reply

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  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (10/18/2006 6:04:00 PM)

    You my dear are most definitely vieing as a strong cotender for Masteress of Imagery...a NATURE-al fit for you, young lady'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''FJR (Report)Reply

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  • (10/18/2006 3:06:00 PM)

    Poetic prose at its best! BRAVO! (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Poem Edited: Wednesday, October 20, 2010


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