Ernestine Northover

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

Smooth Velvet - Poem by Ernestine Northover

Bright stars are coming out
the deep dark sky to light.
Glinting from far above
such blackness to ignite.

They beam towards the earth,
from so many miles away.
Worlds that now are empty
of life. They’ve had their day.

Tapestry of diamonds,
on lush smooth velvet seen.
Sparkling, all these jewels,
with the moon in between.

Twinkling with goldenness,
pin points in the blue.
Shining every night-time,
giving an awesome view.

Bright stars are coming out,
the air is fresh and clear.
No clouds to hide their rays,
they pierce the stratosphere.

The heavens are so vast,
with planets everywhere.
Will earth finally be,
another shooting flare.


© Ernestine Northover


Comments about Smooth Velvet by Ernestine Northover

  • (4/13/2008 8:48:00 PM)


    You have combined the scientific and the artistic to great effect in this magical poem. You're right, if you could touch the sky, it must feel like velvet - soft indigo blue, worthy of pillowing the finest diamonds. Beautiful poem from a beautiful soul. love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (Report) Reply

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  • (4/9/2008 5:02:00 PM)


    A beautiful, lyrical penning. Shine on, Ernestine.

    Love,

    Sandra
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  • (4/5/2008 11:56:00 AM)


    Well I'm not sure, but you certainly have a flare for great writing Ernestine
    Wonderful images, powerful subject matter, great artist

    Love duncan X
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  • (4/4/2008 11:56:00 PM)


    Brilliant imagery, a great read Ernestine! ! thanks for the share! ! *10*! !
    Friend Thad
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  • (4/4/2008 5:51:00 PM)


    Happy to read this..Glad i was able to take a peep in your site.Take care always.. (Report) Reply

  • (4/4/2008 4:08:00 PM)


    Great description and something to think of. Loved it. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 4, 2008



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