Sandra Fowler
W. Columbia, WV, USA
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A Hymn To Frost

Rating: 3.5
Old leaves have no defence against the wind.
A gray hawk is October's inner cry.
The bells of Salem church play elegies.
Distance becomes a single snowflake's fall.

The mood is blue as autumn's last frost flowers,
Small bits of heaven hidden in the grass.
Tom Roach who called them by their favored name,
Went home across the green fields long ago.
Yet sometimes when the light moves slowly west,
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Sally Plumb Plumb 18 March 2011
This piece is beautiful. (I miss my grandfather desperately. he worked on the railway.)
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Walterrean Salley 24 November 2009
A beautiful and moving tribute. Stanza 1: The older one gets, the harder it is to defend oneself from the inevitable circumstances of life. Like 'old leaves, ' we become so fragile. Stanza 2: “Small bits of heaven hidden in the grass.” Trying to keep winter at bay. Stanza 3: “To live in memory is to be alive.” Such comfort this verse gives. And may you ever find comfort in your grandfather’s precious memories.
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Raj Nandy 05 June 2009
A wonderful tribute to your grandfather! Beautiful poetic imagery! You coul be a good landscape painter as well! 10++++ -Raj Nandy
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Ashraful Musaddeq 29 May 2009
A brilliant compliment allegorical words. 10+++ for this excellent poem.
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Catrina Heart 29 May 2009
A wonderful tribute with a very nice figurative language..............10+++
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Dr Hitesh Sheth 27 April 2009
I see his shadow picking a bouquet. To live in memory is to be alive.....Who can describe the nature's glory, better than this poet in PH.....Good Write........
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Andrew Blakemore 13 March 2009
A wonderful and fitting tribute Sandra, this poem contains such beautiful imagery. Love, Andrew x
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Fay Slimm 27 September 2008
Came upon this piece jsut now Sandra and it touches the heartstrings, it is a lovely tribute to your grandfather/ thank you for writing and sharing. from Fay.
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Kesav Easwaran 06 September 2008
Going home across the green fields- impressive poem phrase, Sandra...a good poem...wonderful way of remembering your grandpa...10/10
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Vidyadhar Durgekar 08 June 2008
Old leaves...... beautiful ppoem with deep emotions...........
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