A Shadow Beautiful Poem by Sandra Fowler

A Shadow Beautiful

Rating: 3.4

How can I write a shadow beautiful?
It is elusive, haunting as old verse.
The wind transcribes the dusk upon pale leaves.
I touch your hand to prove the mood is real.

A cloud or two portends day's epitaph.
Friend, linger takes us where all lyrics go.
The picture is an echo of itself.
No sound is needed to configure song.


Bill Grace 17 September 2007

Person of Exceptional talent =s P.O.E.T.! Bill Grace

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Rajaram Ramachandran 23 June 2007

There is a saying 'Chasing the crooked shadow.' shadows do not reflect real things as they are but distortions of real things. So you can't say shadow is beautiful. When you say no sound is needed to configure song, does it become a shadow of the song or an abstract idea? Of course, for writing a song no sound is required, what I mean. Your poetical way of telling such things gives several interpretations in one's mind. Well done!

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Marci Made 21 June 2007

You, are a 'Beautiful' writer......Magnificent...........marci. :)

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Hell, Sandra. On revisiting. A piece that is... utterly yours, and couldn't be bettered. Why would you wish to write like anybody else? No: the other way round. t xxx

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Marina Gipps 19 June 2007

This poem is wonderfully sublime...definitely a favorite of mine from the Sandra Fowler stock.

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Eyan Desir 27 November 2009

This is like a harp playing in the soul

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Andrew Blakemore 29 October 2009

So tenderly written Sandra, I felt the evening breeze as shadows fall. A very beautiful piece. Love, Andrew x

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Cindy Kreiner Sera 11 May 2009

How can you write an elusive shadow beautiful? you just did Sandra. Superb!

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Fay Slimm 27 September 2008

So well worded, so drawn into the poignancy of this piece, a love poem of the deepest kind. thank you. Best wishes always from Fay.

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Kesav Easwaran 15 May 2008

lingering memories…well, the mind needs no words sound or visuals to transcribe them into you…a poem praising the shadows of real happy moments...

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Sandra Fowler

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