Ernestine Northover

Veteran Poet - 1,400 Points (25th March 1943)

Stairway To Heaven - Poem by Ernestine Northover

The stairway to heaven
Lies way beyond my soul,
Far-away from my heart,
And out of my control.
As I pass each second,
Of every single day,
I take steps to travel,
This far and distant way.
The stairway to heaven
Leads to a final goal,
When earthly life's absorbed
Via blending of the whole.

© Ernestine Northover

Comments about Stairway To Heaven by Ernestine Northover

  • (5/22/2006 12:15:00 PM)

    I'll say it again. You. Are. Good. (Report) Reply

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  • (5/21/2006 6:30:00 AM)

    The stairway to heaven, ah how brilliantly put. We expect something perhaps when we move on yet we are never sure, so I think your point of lack of control is fantastic here. Lovely almost lyrical flow in there too.
    All the best, Seán
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  • (5/14/2006 6:52:00 PM)

    I enjoyed reading your poem, I thought it was going to be like the song Stair way to heaven. (Report) Reply

  • (5/14/2006 4:06:00 PM)

    Serene and ethereal - beautifully composed Ernestine. Warmest wishes, Justine (Report) Reply

  • Theorem Thetruthserum (5/14/2006 3:48:00 PM)

    that is awesome. very nice the whole thing flows beautifully. (Report) Reply

  • (5/14/2006 3:35:00 PM)

    What about the stairway to your poetry! Strewn with lovely words. Susiexxx. (Report) Reply

  • (5/14/2006 3:20:00 PM)

    Far Beyond our voting system (Report) Reply

  • (5/14/2006 3:19:00 PM)

    Oh Ernestine, I could hug you for this, it should be written in light and placed among the stars,
    May God bless you and your closest
    Love Duncan
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  • (5/14/2006 2:57:00 PM)

    This is a grate poem
    It's nice to belive that there is somethig after death
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  • (5/14/2006 2:57:00 PM)


    because of the famous Led Zeppelin song bearing the same title, you might consider modifying yours a bit?
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  • (5/14/2006 2:55:00 PM)

    good to know there's a destination ahead and you relay that in fine rhyme and meter. only one nitpick with this - line five seems to need an extra syllable. my humble suggestion: 'as I pass each second by'

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  • Lucy Burrow (5/14/2006 2:48:00 PM)

    Ernestine, a lovely and for me meaningful poem, well written and beautiful, as usual!
    Cheers, Lucy
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 14, 2006

Poem Edited: Monday, February 4, 2008

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