Ernestine Northover

Veteran Poet - 1,779 Points (25th March 1943)

One Tree

Poem by Ernestine Northover

Against a clear and deep blue sky,
One tree stretched tall, its branches high,
And stiffly they, of movement none,
Stood true and straight, their course to run.

The wind it whistled strong, and shrilled
Between those branches, stiff and chilled,
But not one twig could it but sway,
And having tried, swept on its way.

Against a clear and deep blue sky,
One tree stretched tall, its branches high,
And with great dignity, it kept its stance,
No wind would ever make it dance.

© Ernestine Northover


Comments about One Tree by Ernestine Northover

  • Duncan Wyllie (4/23/2006 10:32:00 AM)

    I've found another Ernestine! ! ! , Things are looking up, I will send you something in the mail
    connected to this one as I have enjoyed it so much, Love Duncan(Report)Reply

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  • Emma Johnson (3/22/2006 2:26:00 PM)

    I love the steadfastness that your beautiful description evokes. Susie.(Report)Reply

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  • Mary Nagy (1/1/2006 1:21:00 PM)

    I love this........(I have a ''thing'' for trees you know!) I can see this tree clearly Ernestine! Sincerely, Mary(Report)Reply

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  • Raynette Eitel (12/27/2005 11:02:00 AM)

    This is just beautiful, Ernestine...and the last stanza is a wonderful finish.

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  • Joseph Daly (12/27/2005 9:57:00 AM)

    Wonderful, Ernestine. I like the way that you animate the tree and give it life: that is; you personify it. It stands as a good metaphor for how we should face adversity.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Poem Edited: Sunday, January 6, 2008


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