Ernestine Northover

Veteran Poet - 1,712 Points (25th March 1943)

The Singing River - Poem by Ernestine Northover

The river tumbles onwards to the sea,
And rushes, racing over rocks and stones,
And boulders, branches, pebbles, sand and scree,
Singing so many melodies to me,
In whispering notes and thunderous roaring tones.

Music that lingers in the ears and mind,
Soothing confusing thoughts that come my way,
Easing all stress, so my spirit is resigned,
To watching its water ripple, swirl, glide and wind,
And giving a soft contentment to my day.

Always there, this river, which is never still,
And every night and day, how strong it flows,
Into each pool, each inlet and each new rill,
It does, my thirsty soul, with pleasure fill,
And sets my thoughts on peace, and my 'being' glows.

© Ernestine Northover


Comments about The Singing River by Ernestine Northover

  • (4/4/2006 3:47:00 PM)

    The warm and gentle stream of tranquillity bestowed upon the poets pallette.Brilliant write here Love Duncan (Report)Reply

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  • (1/2/2006 5:23:00 PM)

    Makes me want to break out my canoe. Nicely flowing rhymes. -chuck (Report)Reply

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  • (1/1/2006 1:24:00 PM)

    There's a real serenity to this poem Ernestine............I am a real nature lover and I agree......there's just something about an ever-flowing river! Sincerely, mary (Report)Reply

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  • (12/31/2005 12:18:00 PM)

    what a beautiful and wonderful poem
    giving hope to all the world
    that somewhere
    for each
    such a place may be found
    fine words
    fine images
    nature come alive
    so real this magic water
    never the same
    always the same
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 31, 2005

Poem Edited: Thursday, June 17, 2010


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