Sandra Fowler

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

A Shadow Beautiful - Poem by Sandra Fowler

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.


Comments about A Shadow Beautiful by Sandra Fowler

  • (11/27/2009 6:22:00 AM)

    This is like a harp
    playing in the soul
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  • Andrew Blakemore (10/29/2009 3:48:00 PM)

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

  • Cindy Kreiner Sera (5/11/2009 4:48:00 PM)

    How can you write an elusive shadow beautiful? you just did Sandra. Superb! (Report) Reply

  • Fay Slimm (9/27/2008 12:08:00 PM)

    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. (Report) Reply

  • (5/15/2008 12:30:00 AM)

    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... (Report) Reply

  • (9/17/2007 10:57:00 PM)

    Person of Exceptional talent =s P.O.E.T.! Bill Grace (Report) Reply

  • Rajaram Ramachandran (6/23/2007 10:46:00 PM)

    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! (Report) Reply

  • (6/21/2007 6:48:00 PM)

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

  • (6/21/2007 6:03:00 AM)

    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 (Report) Reply

  • (6/19/2007 9:29:00 PM)

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

  • Nicola Burkett (6/19/2007 3:52:00 PM)

    Pure beauty releases from the shadows at i read this poem.....
    Lovely piece (as always)
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  • (6/18/2007 11:55:00 AM)

    This is a most shadow beautiful! Your use of nature that just pulls the reader into the mood outstanding! Loving your work as always Sandra, Hugs, Diane (Report) Reply

  • (6/18/2007 11:08:00 AM)

    this is emotionally incredible...
    I love that you're speaking to someone a ' friend'
    leaves the reader wanting more.

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  • (6/17/2007 1:29:00 AM)

    A whisper, a prayer, a moment of tenderness - touch, sight and sound echo always in your verse. This poem brought tears to my eyes - blessed tears, that soothe the soul. Without shadow, light would be invisible.

    Truly, a wonderful blend of music, color, sound and soul.
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  • (6/16/2007 7:49:00 PM)

    There are lovers that we meet and can't forget, lovers separated by time as well, you're poetry is the sadness of my heart, maybe we will be lovers yet in some place divorced from time.
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  • (6/16/2007 5:39:00 AM)

    Imagery that resounds, hauntingly beautiful words that echo. I love how you use nature and the elements to create such timeless moods and moments. Justine (Report) Reply

  • (6/15/2007 3:15:00 PM)

    A true pleasure to read this wonderful poem, a flower from a Fowler (Report) Reply

  • (6/15/2007 11:08:00 AM)

    Full of beauty and pleasure. I like your choice of words especially 'touch' and 'linger'. Can our memories be only shadows that linger still? (Report) Reply

  • Melvina Germain (6/14/2007 11:46:00 AM)

    You depiction of the Shadow beautiful is amazing. I love this piece, it's beautiful, I expecially love the last line (No sound is needed to configure song.) that is so true Sandra, so true. Another great poem by one of the masters on this site. Thankyou for the joy Sandra.--Melivina-- (Report) Reply

  • (6/14/2007 9:10:00 AM)

    I hear your song with melody unwritten. How powerful and captivating! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, March 11, 2011

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