Ernestine Northover

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

Panorama Of Carmine - Poem by Ernestine Northover

Berries festooning shrubs, hedges and trees,
Crimson and scarlet in profusion they cluster.
And stay hanging on as the winds start to bluster,
These fruits, to the birds, all hunger appease.

With red-blooded richness, they welcome the season
Of ice and deep snow, so frozen and cold.
Resisting all efforts to relinquish their hold,
Whatever the trial, whatever the reason.

In bunches suspended they glisten in sunlight,
As if they’d been polished to a brilliant shine.
A delectable sight this panorama of carmine,
Against winter’s background, so glitteringly white.


Comments about Panorama Of Carmine by Ernestine Northover

  • Andrew Blakemore (3/14/2009 10:56:00 AM)


    Ernestine at her very best, wonderful imagery and a real gem. Love, Andrew xx (Report) Reply

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  • (11/12/2007 3:38:00 PM)


    Wonderful winter warming, a festive sight to behold, Ernestine...you're a little wonder your-self! !
    Thankyou for this brilliant picture in words
    Take care
    Love duncan X
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  • (11/5/2007 7:03:00 PM)


    Glorious poem Ernestine - the carmine and white dazzle, the envelope stanza quatrain form is perfect and the lyrical, festive atmosphere would gladden the most melancholy heart. One of your best. love, Allie xxxx (Report) Reply

  • (11/4/2007 6:35:00 AM)


    Somehow your intelligent description makes for a vivacious yet serene poem. One to read time and again. t x (Report) Reply

  • (10/31/2007 9:36:00 PM)


    I like this one for many reasons, Ernestine. The clever way you made it rhyme without losing any of the detail, the picture it conjured up in my mind, and ofcourse your trademark use of colour. This is the best poem I have read this evening. Top marks.

    Love, Fran xxx
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  • (10/31/2007 1:47:00 PM)


    Excellent poem Ernestine! Very descriptive write of the wonders of nature! (10) ! !
    Thad
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  • (10/31/2007 12:35:00 PM)


    Striking landscape of red and white. Around about January when winter has firmly sets its teeth, those pretty dabs of color are life-savers. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 2, 2011


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