Sandra Fowler

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

(1) Beyond Eden - Poem by Sandra Fowler

Green leaves tap at my window like lost souls.
I trace their signatures upon the glass.
Dawn is only a few quatrains away.
I memorize the fragrance of spring rain.

It takes me back beyond Eden, my friends
Where Adam brushed the first tear from Eve's eye.
Stripped of their innocence, how could they know?
The last grief would be soothed by God himself.

Somewhere deep in the hills, a lyric bird
Sings of the poignancy of humanness.
The ever freshness of that ancient sound
Brings back the sun that shone aeons ago.

Sandra Fowler, copyright,2010


Comments about (1) Beyond Eden by Sandra Fowler

  • (10/17/2014 6:01:00 AM)

    WOW... green leaves tap at my window like lost souls......inspiring... elevating (Report)Reply

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  • S.zaynab Kamoonpuri (6/21/2014 3:13:00 AM)

    A marvelous poem in imagery n words, enhanced by the take on Eden, Adam n Eve.
    Great freeverse style!

    Pls review my latest poem too.
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  • Yash Shinde (4/28/2014 11:18:00 PM)

    Somewhere deep in the hills, a lyric bird
    Sings of the poignancy of humanness.
    The ever freshness of that ancient sound
    Brings back the sun that shone aeons ago.
    ...................
    .................A beautiful stanza...
    I loved the way you wait for time to slip and dawn to come, the last stanza is a perfect ending, a perfect beginning I must say........A beautiful deep write...
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  • C. P. Sharma (6/8/2012 8:19:00 AM)

    Intermingled in Nature when the soul sings the timeless measures of love in different births divine music reverberates through them. Dear Sandra, your poetry is superb, it stands as a class apart. (Report)Reply

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  • (5/16/2012 9:46:00 AM)

    Absolutely beautiful! What a unique moment. Adam and Eve have blown it but Adam's love compels him to tenderly wipe away Eve's tear. After the fall, they were still in it together and so are all of us. (Report)Reply

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  • Kesav Easwaran (7/10/2010 10:35:00 AM)

    This write is poignant...reads sad...reads sweet...colourful words...picturesque poem canvas...10 (Report)Reply

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  • (7/3/2010 9:13:00 PM)

    Hi Sandra - evokes those times staddled between dark and dawn, when we sit alone waiting for the sands of time to run...minds wandering back through times lang syne, experience making sense of it all. The blessedness of imortal birdsong underlines the score perfectly. love Nomad (Report)Reply

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  • (6/18/2010 1:58:00 PM)

    Very enlightening. Vividly written and interesting to read. Excellent poem. (Report)Reply

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  • (6/14/2010 10:56:00 AM)

    from grief to hope n from hope to grief how we all skip hop hop skip! ...n to have that support all through! (Report)Reply

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  • (6/11/2010 7:28:00 PM)

    THIS RELIGIOUS POEM SPEAKS FOR ITSELF IN THE FULLNESS OF ITS HUMANITY AND IN THE AESTHETICS OF ITS FITTING FORM,
    10

    KINDEST REGARDS AND A GOOD WEEKEND,

    JOHN
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  • (6/10/2010 9:54:00 PM)

    may this lovely lyric reach to Eden and to every beatbeat shared between a man and a woman. (Report)Reply

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  • (6/10/2010 9:44:00 AM)

    Somewhere beyond the hills I hear that bird's lyric song of souls. (Report)Reply

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  • (6/10/2010 8:02:00 AM)

    DEAR SANDRA, YOU HAVE REACHED A LEVEL OF EXCELLENCE WHICH VERY FEW HAVE - WITH THIS POEM OF YOURS! INFACT IT COULD BE PRESCRIBED IN THE TEXT FOR ENGLISH LITERATURE FOR STUDENTS TO WRITE CRITICAL APPRECIATION FOR THEIR SEMESTER EXAM!
    Why don't you submit this at - 'poetfreak.com', where membership is free & a
    wider section of readers will benefit? ! Best wishes, - Raj
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  • premji premji (6/9/2010 9:10:00 PM)

    dear sandraji

    Somewhere deep in the hills, a lyric bird
    Sings of the poignancy of humanness.

    marvelous lines..... you tell me that every poet is a lost soul......

    love premji
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  • Maria C. Pires Costa (6/9/2010 1:49:00 PM)

    We think 'the fragrance of spring rain' is pervading across these beautiful lines.
    We also perceive that 'a lyric bird' is the core of your poem, conveying much hope to you, reminding you of glorious, happy days in the past: '... brings back the sun that shone aeons ago.'
    Once again, dearest Sandra, your lines have touched our heart, adding to inspiration.
    Thanks a lot for sharing it.
    Maria
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  • Vinod Kumar (6/9/2010 1:26:00 PM)

    Best Review in the background of pearl green spring outside, the first holy twins love in their blue eye depth, nice 10++ (Report)Reply

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  • (6/8/2010 8:31:00 PM)

    we always have the opportunity to redeem ourselves and re-claim our lost innocence...this poem restores hope and faith in our humanity....a shining verse, Sandra! (Report)Reply

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  • (6/8/2010 2:53:00 PM)

    Oh Sandra! These beautiful word resonate so well with my six and a half decade old soul. Nothing compliments our senior years so much as a testament of inner peace such as the one you have given us with all your art and spirit. (Report)Reply

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  • (6/8/2010 4:27:00 AM)

    The language has a special touch, which works beautifully to express its deep ideas. A most evocative poem. Thank you for sharing....Mari (Report)Reply

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  • (6/8/2010 4:27:00 AM)

    The language has a special touch, which works beautifully to express its deep ideas. A most evocative poem. Thank you for sharing....Mari (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, June 7, 2010



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