Sandra Fowler

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

A Cloud Portrait - Poem by Sandra Fowler

Arms hold the soundless music of the sky.
The lyricism of the soul burns high.
Brief poems dance with distance against space,
Snow interlocks the landscape into place.

I look at you through bare bones of old trees,
Invoke the magic of simplicity.
You write me verses while the moments fall.
White notes that never can my tears annul.

Best that emotions not be said aloud.
You paint our picture on a passing cloud,
Which, like a child, I try to memorize,
Before it fades like winter from my eyes.

Comments about A Cloud Portrait by Sandra Fowler

  • Edward Kofi Louis (4/4/2016 6:23:00 AM)

    Old trees! ! With the muse of life. Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

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  • Loyd C. Taylor, Sr. (5/19/2014 5:36:00 AM)

    Good morning Sandra, a beautiful personification of nature and beautiful wordings, I enjoyed, Loyd (Report) Reply

  • (11/26/2013 4:29:00 AM)

    Oh Sandra, your poetry evokes such emotion. Bittersweet this one but nevertheless oh-so-beautiful. HG: -) (Report) Reply

  • (11/18/2013 2:44:00 AM)

    This is beautiful Sandra, your personification of nature is second to none. Your words not only paint pictures but they create music too...this is one to savour... (Report) Reply

  • (8/12/2010 3:48:00 AM)

    Breathtaking in its diction and content.10 (Report) Reply

  • (11/25/2009 6:55:00 AM)

    This is poetry.....good job (Report) Reply

  • (10/5/2009 7:45:00 AM)

    enjoyed this... especially the last line (Report) Reply

  • (9/8/2009 5:12:00 AM)

    'You paint our picture on a passing cloud, ' the imagery stilled me on my tracks! (Report) Reply

  • Marilyn Lott (8/14/2009 6:08:00 AM)

    Another amazing journey nestled within
    your delightful words. Loved it, Sandra!
    '10! '

    Warm Wishes,
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  • (8/9/2009 11:39:00 AM)

    Isn't it a great idea to paint on the
    clouds that slide across the sky
    taking the painting around the world.
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  • (7/13/2009 6:38:00 PM)

    where did you take me? ? did you do that sandra? ? ..a lovely travel in your words..thanks :) tom (Report) Reply

  • (7/3/2009 10:01:00 PM)

    a souls lyric to the soundless music.... amazing words...a lovely write again (Report) Reply

  • (6/13/2009 8:09:00 AM)

    Sandra, Another beautiful piece for all of us to cherish! 10++++
    -Raj Nandy
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  • (6/1/2009 8:12:00 PM)

    'Before it fades like winter from my eyes.' fades, .very nice picture in your imagination..naizz (Report) Reply

  • (5/14/2009 6:54:00 AM)

    love these cute lines... this poem!

    'Before it fades like winter from my eyes'
    10.. Ali
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  • (5/10/2009 7:59:00 AM)

    This is nice, its like im sitting there too (Report) Reply

  • Andrew Blakemore (5/1/2009 2:29:00 PM)

    A wonderful portrait Sandra and a real pleasure to read your beautiful image laden poetry. Best wishes, Andrew (Report) Reply

  • Cindy Kreiner Sera (4/28/2009 10:15:00 AM)

    Perfection - warm passion radiates from this poem, painted with beautiful images, you are indeed gifted with the heart and soul of a true poet - Cindy (Report) Reply

  • premji premji (4/21/2009 5:37:00 AM)

    sky is such a big canvass and god is the painter......but in this cloud portrait, you are the painter....with magic fingers.......absolute delight to read...enjoyed..thanks.. (Report) Reply

  • (4/12/2009 11:36:00 AM)

    this is such a beautiful poem, I am completely overwhelmed. each line is a poem by itself and can stand alone. through this cloud portrait I see you...

    warm Regards

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Poem Submitted: Monday, February 19, 2007

Poem Edited: Monday, June 27, 2011

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