Ernestine Northover

Veteran Poet - 1,721 Points (25th March 1943)

Wallpaper - Poem by Ernestine Northover

I went and bought an all-white bath, a washbasin and loo,
The old one was a mushroom shade, and very out-of-date.
I got a friend to install it, at a fair and reasonable rate,
With pottery squares, a shower screen and vinyl flooring too.

It took four day of chaos, with everything ripped out,
With drilling and loud hammering, continuing every day.
But when it was all finished, and the men had gone away,
It was just a new wallpaper, that I had to think about.

I needed to enhance a very discoloured, tatty wall,
Using paper lightly embossed, of a subtle silky cream,
Chosen to match a beige and slightly off-white colour scheme,
So that when observed by others, it wouldn't appal at all.

My daughter measured out the lengths, each fitted so precise,
She quickly and carefully glued them on, with infinite precision,
It took a lot of searching shops, before making my decision,
So many patterns there to view, all such super merchandise.

But I wanted the rolls unadorned, to make the room look chic,
And give a calmness and clarity to soften the whole design,
I somehow knew the one that I had cosen, would be fine,
Such proved to be the case, so it's now looking really sleek.

The room's so smart and 'with it', and truly comtemporary,
I've matched up to the ceiling, to the tiles and to the floor.
I perceive a lovely feeling, when I walk in through the door,
My bathroom's become a haven of pure peace and harmony.

© Ernestine Northover

Comments about Wallpaper by Ernestine Northover

  • (6/4/2007 1:41:00 PM)

    ahhh. nothing like home repairs and D-I-Y. Just don't get carried away with tthe wallpaper like in that music video by OK Go. http: // v=iAQZ_uui1SY&mode=related&search= (Report)Reply

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  • (5/30/2007 1:57:00 PM)

    Ah, yes, glorious new bath...but look at the paint and the carpet in the hallway leading up to the bath, and you decide they must go...and when that is done, then you MUST look at the parlor, the kitchen....etc., never ends, does it? Wonderful, nonetheless, that you have A GLORIOUS NEW BATH..just
    lock the door so the other rooms don't follow you everywhere you go.

    Just laughing, of course. I am so proud for your new bath....what a wonderful, peaceful place to hide away for a bit...until the bath water runs cold, that is! !

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  • (5/28/2007 10:21:00 PM)

    Wonderful to look back and admire your work... now time to enjoy a cup of tea and a relaxing bubble bath.
    Nicely Done Ernestine

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  • (5/28/2007 4:57:00 PM)

    Sounds wonderful Ernestine, vivid imagery here, well done best wishes Lynda xx (Report)Reply

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  • (5/28/2007 1:13:00 PM)

    Lay back, relax in the comfort of your own home and enjoy a poem or two from our WONDERFUL POETESS Thankyou Ernestine
    A great piece, and so well chosen
    Love duncan X

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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 28, 2007

Poem Edited: Wednesday, March 2, 2011

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