Ernestine Northover

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

Skeletons Of Summer - Poem by Ernestine Northover

Branches naked against skies of blue,
Skeletons all, with summer gone,
Stark and rigid, in morbid hue,
Oh, so sad now, to look upon.

Festive trees no longer seen,
Nothing softening to the eye,
Only memories of what has been,
Now the leaves have said 'goodbye'.

But once the spring comes into view,
These skeletons will live and thrive,
Those spreading arms will be clothed anew,
And once again become alive.

New buds will sprout from boughs so bare,
And will in time, exposed limbs, disguise,
Then a glorious show, nothing will compare,
With this vision of green, against clear blue skies.

© Ernestine Northover


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  • Belle WassermeisterBelle Wassermeister (8/22/2019 8:21:00 PM)

    Vivid images! I really like this! (Report)Reply

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  • Jessica LockhartJessica Lockhart (8/10/2019 8:12:00 PM)

    Love the imagery. Great write! (Report)Reply

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  • Emma Johnson (5/10/2006 9:30:00 AM)

    Enchanting Nature poetry. Susiexxx. (Report)Reply

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  • Duncan Wyllie (5/9/2006 1:53:00 PM)

    I can see clearly now and yes i can feel a song coming on,
    Great work on this one
    Love duncan
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  • Dan Tharp (3/5/2006 4:52:00 PM)

    Oh, but there is a certain beauty to barren limbs! ! ! =)

    dan
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  • Shannon Chapel (12/9/2005 12:46:00 AM)

    Ernestine,
    Lovely. Simply lovely. Nothing more to say, really.

    Shannon
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  • Uriah Hamilton (11/28/2005 6:36:00 AM)

    But I do like the lonely branches and grey sky, mother nature being depressed like humans, good poem. (Report)Reply

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  • Allan James Saywell (11/27/2005 1:33:00 PM)

    YES ERNESTINE I LIKE THIS POEM IT IS THE BEST POEM TODAY THAT I HAVE READ IT IS VERY GOOD IT IS A POEM THAT YOU WANT TO FINISH
    I HOPE IT DOES WELL

    WARM REGARDS ALLAN
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 27, 2005

Poem Edited: Sunday, January 6, 2008


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