Sandra Fowler

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

A Keepsake - Poem by Sandra Fowler

One day you brought me raindrops in your hand.
'Here are some precious tears for you', you said.
A shadow bird was winging through the sky.
His silhouette escaped my finger tips.

Beside our creek the summer sycamores
Were whispering old folk songs to day's end.
You put your shoulder to the weather, Friend.
You lit the hard times with your empathy.

I looked into your Appalachian eyes
And saw that west was a most wondrous thing.
The distant bird's wings gleamed in failing flight.
The luminosity was purest gold.


(2007)


Comments about A Keepsake by Sandra Fowler

  • Roseann Shawiak (10/16/2013 3:10:00 AM)

    A precious keepsake preserved in this beautiful poem forever. Great poem. Thank you for sharing it. RoseAnn (Report)Reply

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  • Cindy Kreiner SeraCindy Kreiner Sera (5/22/2009 5:06:00 AM)

    Exquisite Sandra, imagery unbeatable, the theme of love rounded off into a keepsake - sheer bliss. Brilliant write (Report)Reply

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  • Samanyan Lakshminarayanan (5/16/2009 10:10:00 PM)

    what a beautiful home we have here...lovely write (Report)Reply

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  • Nimal Dunuhinga (10/10/2007 4:29:00 AM)

    I am sorry for my belated comment, Sandra this is a precious keepsake! (Report)Reply

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  • Marvin Brato (9/20/2007 5:22:00 AM)

    Beautiful as the rainbow in the sky.... a promise of love to last! . Thanks for sharing. High mark. Regards. (Report)Reply

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  • Bill Grace (9/18/2007 10:24:00 PM)

    Sandra, I get the feeling of such love! You might find my poem 'God in Texas' of interest only because it has a kindred spirit line to the last one in A Keepsake. Thank you. Bill Grace (Report)Reply

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  • Cecil Hickman (7/1/2007 1:33:00 AM)

    avery deep emotional poem that flows from your heart with both passion an compassion your words flow easily and without a dubt with style and grace, , , blessings..Cecil (Report)Reply

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  • Melvina GermainMelvina Germain (6/26/2007 2:02:00 AM)

    A Keepsake would be this poem itself, beautiful Sandra.--Melvina-- (Report)Reply

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  • Rajaram RamachandranRajaram Ramachandran (6/23/2007 10:34:00 PM)

    He brings raindrops and says he brought tears and you also accept them as his tears. Your faith in him as a friend is more than his fake tears in his hand. What a nice way expressing your love and faith in your friend. That shows your soft heart. A lovely poem indeed! (Report)Reply

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  • Cyclopseven RCyclopseven R (6/23/2007 11:37:00 AM)

    Another masterpiece from you. Wonderful perception decoded here with good words. (Report)Reply

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  • Edna Javelosa (6/22/2007 6:41:00 AM)

    the choice of words is so beautiful...with outstanding grace and dignity in itself..i loved it.. (Report)Reply

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  • Marina Gipps (6/19/2007 9:24:00 PM)

    Very nice indeed...and quite a keepsake. (Report)Reply

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  • Marci Made (6/19/2007 5:43:00 PM)

    Your imagery in here is simply out of this world unbeatable....You most certainly have the magic touch in your poems...They are simply splendid and draw one in where one can feel what your writing....To me that is the definition of a poet, , I say to you BRAVO.! ! ~~~~~~~marci.xo (Report)Reply

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  • Diane Violet (6/18/2007 11:41:00 AM)

    Exquisite Sandra, simply exquisite! ! Hugs, Diane (Report)Reply

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  • Amberlee Carter (6/18/2007 11:06:00 AM)

    this is beautiful.
    I'm sorry I cannot offer anything else..

    Always,
    Amberlee
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  • Uriah Hamilton (6/16/2007 7:43:00 PM)

    Poets are the sad creatures walking in the rain, gazing at flowers, believing in impossible love. Your poetry captures the sadness I believe in, I wish I could place the tears of God in your hands, but I know that they're there and that will have to suffice.
    Uriah Hamilton
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  • R H (6/16/2007 4:12:00 PM)

    Beautiful imagery that evokes both warmth and melancholy in this reflective piece. The opening two lines are simply stunning...Justine (Report)Reply

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  • john tiong chunghoojohn tiong chunghoo (6/16/2007 9:27:00 AM)

    no offence meant but some parts of the poem remind me of plath. especially the last few lines. similar sensitivities i felt when reading hers and also the subtle references to love that make the lines so strong. i love your poems, sandra. keep going. (Report)Reply

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  • Tara very irritated with PH injustice (6/16/2007 5:52:00 AM)

    Sandra, it has all been said. can I just add: 'WOW'! ! ! ! ! Sheerly brilliant. t x (Report)Reply

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  • Maria C. Pires CostaMaria C. Pires Costa (6/15/2007 1:40:00 PM)

    SANDRA, I thoroughly enjoyed this poem.It conveys to us dep feelings/emotions and you really know with so much expertise how to welcome those blessed raindrops! You also show a true understanding towards that Friend.
    I love when you present Nature in its utmost beauty, allowing us to keep its sounds and sights live in our mind.
    I wish I could be so inspirational through my writing! !
    Warmest regards and thank you very much for your recent comments.
    Maria C. Costa
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, March 11, 2011


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