Ernestine Northover

Veteran Poet - 1,553 Points (25th March 1943)

The Hummingbird - Poem by Ernestine Northover

He hovers above the delicate flowers,
His wings can vibrate with exceptional powers,
And with his long beak, draws out nectar sweet,
Making him the world's best selector petite.

The hummingbird sends out a rhythmic hum.
Whilst enjoying his feast on the delphinium.
His wonderful plumage, iridescent and fine,
Sparkles multicoloured in the balmy sunshine.

With absolute purpose, he's impressive and bold,
The smallest of birds, yet a delight to behold.

Comments about The Hummingbird by Ernestine Northover

  • (7/28/2006 7:14:00 AM)

    Oh how well you capture this! And yes... I love my hummingbirds too! (Report) Reply

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  • (7/26/2006 6:50:00 PM)

    Dear Earnestine,

    Your 'Humingbird' imagery is an absolute delight!
    Wonderful write!

    Best ~ Debora
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  • (7/26/2006 6:10:00 PM)

    A lovely piece, Ernestine. the second stanza is really beautiful and I love the rhyme that flows throu. I also like that you have the last stanza as a couplet, that works very well. (Report) Reply

  • (7/26/2006 5:55:00 PM)

    These are words so fine, I have really enjoyed this one, one of my absolute favourites and the flow, well, Superb, another high standard piece from you Ernestine
    Love duncan X
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  • (7/26/2006 3:13:00 PM)

    Lovely tribute to the little bird. (Report) Reply

  • (7/26/2006 2:46:00 PM)

    Lovely work, Ernestine. Very serene and bright.

    Warm regards,

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  • Alice Vedral Rivera (7/26/2006 1:51:00 PM)

    and this is a delight to read

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Poem Edited: Thursday, August 19, 2010

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