Ernestine Northover

Veteran Poet - 1,353 Points (25th March 1943)

My Head - Poem by Ernestine Northover

My head is 'whirring',
A poem is 'stirring',
Inside my mind
Which is resigned
To producing nothing
Except some 'cussing'.

My head is 'clanging',
A poem is 'hanging',
In mid-air somewhere,
And Oh, I do care
To get it out.
Without a doubt!

My head is 'lifting',
A poem is 'shifting'
About, and ready
To come out steady,
And with some luck,
Will not get 'stuck'!

My head is 'clearing',
A poem is 'nearing'
Completion now,
And now somehow,
I feel a conclusion
Is no longer an 'illusion'.

My head is 'delighting'
A poem is in 'writing',
Clearly written,
And now I am 'smitten'
With composing again.
Can I be 'SANE'! .

© Ernestine Northover

Comments about My Head by Ernestine Northover

  • Andrew Blakemore (10/29/2008 5:30:00 PM)

    I've been here so many times Ernestine, I can never settle until I've finished a poem. Great write. Love, Andrew xx (Report) Reply

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  • (3/15/2006 6:03:00 AM)

    I know nothing about child-birth, but this sounds like a poem-birth. Exquisite style. Ten. A favourite. (Report) Reply

  • (1/22/2006 12:54:00 AM)

    Nice one Ernestine know that 'Whirring' feeling especially after a few Glenlivets.Sid John xx (Report) Reply

  • (1/21/2006 6:16:00 PM)

    Dear Ernestine
    Yet another piece of inspiration to aspire to.
    Many Thanks
    Hope You Don't Mind If I Use Idea For Next One.
    Much Love Duncan
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  • (10/18/2005 11:41:00 AM)

    This is so true when writing or even trying to write....nice! (Report) Reply

  • (9/26/2005 12:18:00 PM)

    I don't know if there is anything more insane than writing poetry, but you describe it well. (Report) Reply

  • (9/25/2005 9:49:00 PM)

    This sounds like the various stages of a birth and its possible complications. Nicely done, sound very real.
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  • (9/25/2005 5:17:00 PM)

    Well, I can't answer the 'Sane' part're a wonderful poet. Sincerely, Mary (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 25, 2005

Poem Edited: Sunday, January 6, 2008

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