Ernestine

Rating: 5.0

Oh Ernestine, oh Ernestine
do take a whole vanilla bean
and grind it up into fine dust
add to it nutmeg if you must.
Some heavy cream and lots of honey
twelve beaten eggs (it won't be runny) ,
combine the lot and chill it well
then take it out, but do not sell.
And from the upper kitchen shelf
take down a glass, and toast yourself.
Your writing is a real pleasure
by any P/H critic's measure.
And when you've finished half the brew
your mind will tell you what to do,
the words will come as a surprise
you need to post it for us guys.
I've often wondered if through liquor
our poems could be hatched much quicker.

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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Moya Levy 03 January 2006

Nice one Herbert she'll love it! Moyax

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Joseph Daly 03 January 2006

Wonderful Herbert, great pace, great use of rhyme and a warm sensitive and humourous feel throughout. The lady will be pleased.

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Charles Chaim Wax 03 January 2006

a fine poem of praise accurate precise and wonderfully expressed

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Ben Gieske 30 June 2007

Like riding a canoe down a stream and seeing where it will go. Delightful flow of words and ideas. Flying with the wind as it were. Illustrative of 'your mind will tell you what to do'. The introduction of 'liquor' adds to the swiftness of the flow.

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Ben Gieske 30 June 2007

Like riding a canoe down a stream and seeing where it will go. Delightful flow of words and ideas. Flying with the wind as it were. Illustrative of 'your mind will tell you what to do'. The introduction of 'liquor' adds to the swiftness of the flow.

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Linda Hepner 09 February 2006

Reading this on behalf of your poemhunt friend Ernestine was like toasting her at a party. I like the brew! Linda

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Ernestine Northover 03 January 2006

I Love It! I Love It! A swell poem from a swell Guy! I've now got my name up in 'lights'! Thank you so much your a real buddy! My heart sings! Love Ernestine XXX

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Mary Nagy 03 January 2006

We all love Ernestine........... :) This is so nice! You are a pro at dedication poems Herbert. Sincerely, Mary

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