Ernestine Northover

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

Inspiration - Poem by Ernestine Northover

My pen is poised, what shall I write,
The mind is 'dark', it needs some light,
Some 'inspiration' would be enough
To trigger the fingers and do a rough
Transcript of thoughts which might be pleasing,
But somehow at present, I'm into squeezing
My brain, to think up a suitable start,
Why aren't I a person who's 'grey matter' is smart,
When out of the blue a sentence appears,
The brain reacts and the numbness clears,
To reveal a startling piece of Lit,
That suddenly becomes a Hit,
That would be great, but the chances are,
A million to one! Oh! Lets retire to the bar!

© Ernestine Northover


Comments about Inspiration by Ernestine Northover

  • Andrew Blakemore (5/29/2008 6:46:00 AM)


    I'll never know where inspiration comes from, let me know if you ever find out. Lovely write. Andrew x (Report) Reply

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  • (5/24/2007 7:10:00 AM)


    Good writing!
    It expresses one of those moment you sit in the dark and try to harness the subconscious for ideas! beautiful composure!
    My regards!
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  • (4/1/2006 12:41:00 PM)


    A thought held and then lost again.I have a feeling that the subconcious just needs a little more time to contemplate.Wonderful write, Love Duncan (Report) Reply

  • (11/2/2005 1:46:00 PM)


    Witty, well written, and inspired! Thanks for your feedback by the way. Sincerely, David. (Report) Reply

  • (11/1/2005 10:17:00 PM)


    love the last stanza.
    Know what you mean when you're trying to write but can.
    love this poem.
    liz
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  • (10/1/2005 9:30:00 PM)


    I can definately relate to this one....you seem to have plenty of inspiration and I am glad. I'm catching up on some of your poems I've missed and I'm enjoying it very much. Sincerely, Mary (Report) Reply

  • (9/20/2005 4:44:00 PM)


    What a smashing idea after writer's block. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Poem Edited: Sunday, January 6, 2008


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