Ernestine Northover

Veteran Poet - 1,733 Points (25th March 1943)

Walls - Poem by Ernestine Northover

Walls of stone and walls of brick,
Some walls thin and some walls thick,
Walls so high and walls so low,
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Comments about Walls by Ernestine Northover

  • (3/1/2006 2:23:00 PM)

    Dear Ernestine I find that most of us have walls for two reasons.One, to keep something out and two, to keep something in.The dilema comes when we realise one day that not all the walls were built by us.Great piece Love Duncan (Report)Reply

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  • (11/11/2005 1:20:00 PM)

    Somehow, this is one of those poems I long to see in free verse. It is too 'sing-songish' and that destroys the truth you are trying to impart. When the reader can guess with a high percentage what the next word will be because it fits the rhyme, then it is time to try it in free verse. Just my own opinion, of course.

    Raynette
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  • (11/11/2005 12:45:00 PM)

    Like Lawrence, I expected a different type of poem from the title and was pleasantly suprised Ernestine! Lovely poem. Sincerely, Mary (Report)Reply

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  • (11/11/2005 12:36:00 PM)

    I was prepared to experience the enclosure of a different kind of 'Walls', however I found these 'Walls' created to keep a particular comfort from being disturbed. I like this poem. 'Walls' seem a necessary part of maintaining some kind of sanity. (Report)Reply

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  • (11/11/2005 12:20:00 PM)

    I appreciate these bricks. (Report)Reply

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