Ernestine Northover

Veteran Poet - 1,765 Points (25th March 1943)

The Wild Hills - Poem by Ernestine Northover

Fly me across the wild hills in autumn,
With soft amber shades, brown, russet and brick,
Peach, copper and bronze all blending together,
A carpet of sadness, in this sight so tragic.

Fly me across the wild hills in winter,
With amethyst shades, puce, purple and grey,
Blue, ebony and pewter, all fusing together,
A carpet of starkness, in this scene of decay.

Fly me across the wild hills in springtime,
With pale emerald shades, sage, olive and lime,
White, yellow and silver, all mingling together,
A carpet of lushness, in this new view sublime.

Fly me across the wild hills in summer,
With magenta bright shades, pink, dark mauve and red,
Lemon, orange and gold all in harmony together,
A carpet of richness, in this panorama spread.

© Ernestine Northover


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  • (10/19/2006 9:14:00 AM)

    Ernestine what a charmer such qualty in your writing and the colours in the words such a beautiful poem cheers Sylvie (Report)Reply

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  • (10/11/2006 2:45:00 PM)

    Fly me to, a poem by you and I am bound to find something beautiful contained
    Thankyou Ernestine
    Love duncan X
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  • (10/11/2006 9:16:00 AM)

    This poem is like a journey well taken through the year with all the imagery that lights up one's life. This is indeed a master-piece and seconds to none on the theme. The words are like engraved on the well sculpted verses, they shine with the repetitions! It deserves the complete vote and I am going to also put this in my favorites. (Report)Reply

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  • (10/10/2006 8:05:00 PM)

    changing seasons captured in colour...wonderful...great read...love...nalini (Report)Reply

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  • (10/10/2006 6:35:00 PM)

    The sensations....the imagery....wonderful, Ernestine, and I agree with everything your other readers have said. This is going into my favourites box because I love colour and you have got it perfectly right.

    Love, Fran xxx
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  • (10/10/2006 3:16:00 PM)

    A very well crafted poem Ernestine.Love the description of seasonal colours.Can see them if you close your eyes and a friend reads it to you.Marvellous stuff.
    Some poetry should be read out loud and this is one of them.
    Sid John xxx
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  • (10/10/2006 3:05:00 PM)

    Wonderfully evocative Ernestine. I saw each stanza in full technicolour! . I thought the repetitive phrasing on the first lines worked really well. Justine :) (Report)Reply

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  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (10/10/2006 2:52:00 PM)

    Ernestine>>>Feel like I was just taken through a Year Of Wonder on a Time -Site!
    Absolutely brilliant in image, structure &overall craftsmanship...i love it, YOUNG LADY! ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''fjr
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Poem Edited: Friday, October 15, 2010


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