Ernestine Northover

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

The Ladies Relax - Poem by Ernestine Northover

The Tea Room,
with the chatter, and the clatter
of crockery
as each lady
sips her tea
with gentility.

Scones and jam,
sandwiches with ham,
cream and cakes,
which the tea room bakes.

Open at three
close at six o'clock.

Waitress in black frock,
serves with a smile
moving down the aisle
between the tables and chairs,
handing out the eclairs.

The ladies relax
discussing the facts,
gossiping away,
passing the day,
over a cup of tea
and some strawberry
conserve,
and one can observe
the scene,
watching them all,
having a ball.

Another pot of tea for two,
and a strong brew
if you please,
Thank you!


Comments about The Ladies Relax by Ernestine Northover

  • Melvina Germain (7/19/2007 7:08:00 AM)


    Great flow and lovely rhyme, you brought the reader into that tea room, I found myself sitting there having a nice steamy cupper. Thankyou for such a lovely poem Ernestine.--Melvina-- (Report) Reply

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  • (8/9/2006 10:07:00 PM)


    So where is this place? And how do I get there? Tea please... very nice write (Report) Reply

  • Tailor Bell (8/6/2006 1:53:00 AM)


    Delicious structure and scenery. -Tailor (Report) Reply

  • (8/5/2006 9:34:00 PM)


    A splendid read. Fantastic observation. (Report) Reply

  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (8/5/2006 7:22:00 PM)


    YOUR NARRATIVE STYLE IS ENDEARING AND PICTORIAL...YOU'RE LIKE GENERAL ELECTRIC, ERNESTINE: YOU MAKE GOOD THINGS COME TO LIFE! ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''FRANK/FJR (Report) Reply

  • (8/5/2006 6:53:00 PM)


    Every lovely lady should smile and be happy. (Report) Reply

  • (8/5/2006 4:44:00 PM)


    Nice descriptive poem. Felt like I was there watching the ladies. :) Sincerely, Connie Webb (Report) Reply

  • (8/5/2006 4:35:00 PM)


    hehe i love reading your poems they alwsys amkeme smilegreat job! ' (Report) Reply

  • (8/5/2006 4:34:00 PM)


    We don't get high tea here in the Colonies, but I was fortunate enough to be served one once on a cruise ship, and it was totally lovely - chocolate strawberries, cream puffs and tea in the most delicate china...an experience I shall never forget, and you have just reminded me of! Thank you, my friend, for bringing back such a lovely memory! (Report) Reply

  • (8/5/2006 4:30:00 PM)


    Sumptuous delight for pallette of words, This is wonderful Ernestine
    No lumps, not too sweet
    Mines a black tea no sugar please! ! !
    Love duncan X
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  • (8/5/2006 3:29:00 PM)


    A tasty morsel, Ernestine.....fragrant....
    most easily seen, heard and enjoyed....



    Love, D.
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 5, 2006

Poem Edited: Monday, August 23, 2010


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