Ernestine Northover

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

Our Unique Imagination - Poem by Ernestine Northover

It was just simply made from curtain rings,
rubber bands, sticky tape and silver springs.
Paper clips, coat hangers and old door knobs,
shelving brackets, plywood and bits and bobs.

Bicycle wheels, chipboard and plastic pipes,
material in rainbow coloured stripes.
A wooden high chair, nuts, bolts, nails and screws,
anything at all that easily glues.

Old exhaust, cords, cogs, and a rusted pan,
an empty squashed, washed out Heinz baked beans can.
One waste paper basket and rickety stool,
heavy roll of wire on cardboard spool.

Ball of strong string and pieces of leather,
most of great use when welded together.
Joined in one huge magical creation,
formed from our unique imagination.

What to call this, alas, we do not know,
but it has a slight touch of art nouveau.
A sculpture that in time, might famous be,
in London’s exclusive Tate Gallery.


© Ernestine Northover


Comments about Our Unique Imagination by Ernestine Northover

  • Andrew Blakemore (2/24/2009 3:38:00 AM)


    Excellent work Ernestine, it sounded like you were describing the Turner prize winner. Love, Andrew xx (Report) Reply

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  • (4/6/2008 12:20:00 PM)


    It would seem more than just apparent Ernestine, that you can turn your hand to many things, as for this poem...WONDERFUL it really takes me back, or is it forward, as I still used items such as these at school

    What to call this, alas, we do not know,
    but it has a slight touch of art nouveau.
    A sculpture that in time, might famous be,
    in London’s exclusive Tate Gallery.

    Brilliant! ! ! *

    Love duncan X
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  • (4/6/2008 10:26:00 AM)


    You created an infinitely better poetic picture than Tracy Emine (? sp) ever could. t x (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 6, 2008

Poem Edited: Monday, April 7, 2008


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