Treasure Island

Sandra Fowler

(February,4,1937 / W. Columbia, WV, USA)

Queen Of The Meadow


I think the leaves have chosen, my brave friend.
They patch the old roof with their berry blue.
I taste our epitaph in chimney smoke.
Queen of the meadow, where has August gone?

Queen Of The Meadow is a wildflower that comes and goes with August.

Submitted: Friday, July 20, 2007
Edited: Monday, July 04, 2011

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  • Shashendra Amalshan (10/18/2009 5:40:00 AM)

    The sweet fragrance of the Queen of Meadows seems to ooze out from your poem
    Very beautiful.. Lovely piece of work..10

    with love
    shan (Report) Reply

  • David Desantis (4/25/2008 8:49:00 AM)

    beautiful....i love your descriptions of nature, they always take me to some warm place. I feel as if I'm staring at a painting, or sitting in a field! ! Your excellent by all accounts 10/10 (Report) Reply

  • Julia Klimenova (1/3/2008 7:54:00 AM)

    Short-lived, ephemeral flowers, relationships, feelings... And the poem is so aptly brief, to render this idea. Great write. Warmly, Julia (Report) Reply

  • Corrine Andrews (11/26/2007 11:40:00 AM)

    it's nice to read your poetry again, my friend, and this is a very nice peice.
    with love from,
    corrine andrews (Report) Reply

  • Bill Grace (9/11/2007 10:15:00 PM)

    Another wonderful poem. Always fresh imagery. And, I love it when poets share their codes that makes a work even more vital. Bill Grace (Report) Reply

  • Melvina Germain (8/24/2007 8:44:00 PM)

    A very creative write Sandra, the ending of summer and fall soon to come. Excellent work as usual.--Melvina-- (Report) Reply

  • Raul Castelan (7/30/2007 7:03:00 AM)

    This was a quick one, but a sweet one. I see that you are very creative with your words and vision. NICELY DONE! (Report) Reply

  • R H (7/27/2007 3:13:00 PM)

    A wonderful observation on the passing of time; an ephemeral whisper that echoes natures call... beautiful as ever Sandra - not a word wasted. Justine. (Report) Reply

  • john tiong chunghoo (7/26/2007 7:32:00 AM)

    dear sandra, read this and love the nature of it all. the meaning, isearch it in the queen of my heart. thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Will Barber (7/25/2007 11:46:00 PM)

    The Queen of the Meadow nourishes next year's delight. I hope you see also the migratory Monarchs, as they pass by! (Report) Reply

  • Alison Cassidy (7/23/2007 12:06:00 AM)

    A perfect metaphor for the elusive and inevitable passing of time - your queen of the meadow captures life's fleeting nature to perfection. Your words bloom and fade in just four lines, but their impression is timeless. Exquisite image. love, Allie xxxx (Report) Reply

  • Uriah Hamilton (7/21/2007 6:03:00 PM)

    We all disappear like a beautiful dream but I believe in my heart that your great southern poetry will always bloom anew.
    Uriah (Report) Reply

  • Mary Naylor (7/21/2007 6:02:00 PM)

    This poem has a beauty that fills the heart with joy! It elevates and dignifies nature. It builds
    a closer bond with nature and makes you feel how dear the natural world is to our hearts. (Report) Reply

  • Robert Howard (7/21/2007 2:39:00 PM)

    Beautifully done. How very interesting: a wildflower that is a harbinger of Autumn.

    All the best, Robert (Report) Reply

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