(25th March 1943 / )

A Heart Is Surely Bound

With branches coated topside white with snow.
And blue the shadows stretched along the ground.
Trees adding sharpness, a wintry view on show,
With dazzling, flickering sunshine, such can astound
The observing eye, which will discern and know
Each picture of nature's wealth, times made renowned.
And on a bench in silence sat a crow,
Held captive by a vista, with no sound.
Then flapping his wings, flew off, swooping quite low,
Leaving behind a frozen prospect to dumfound.
Thus, looking here and there, and to and fro
Across this painted scene, a heart is surely bound.

© Ernestine Northover

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Comments (19)

You paint such a vivid picture with words, I found myself there. Ron
An astutely piece of observation crafted into a delightful winter scene - brimful of striking images - the contrast of the black crow amongst the delicate backdropp is especially vivid. j xx
Such beauty in these words, just lovely! Lilly :)
A beautiful, descriptive poem Ernestine. You paint a lovely scene with your words. Andrew x
Splendidly visual I could see the black crow against the white winterlandscape
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