Sandra Fowler

A Sunset Song

I sit beside the hearth fire of your words,
A temporary light by feelings heard.
Beyond the dark rim, winter's killing fields
Encroach upon a heart by memory sealed.

Time like a brave old rooftop slants with snow,
Pictures the elegance of far ago,
When warm sound was enough to make the cold,
Paint a sunset of instrumental gold.

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Poem Edited: Thursday, January 6, 2011

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  • Nivedita Bagchi SPC UK (4/10/2010 2:54:00 PM)

    ‘…Time like a brave old rooftop slants with snow, /Pictures the elegance of far ago, …’

    Excellent portrayal of Time…ever read….thanks Ma’am for sharing…loved it much
    Voted 10++
    Ms. Nivedita
    UK

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  • Walterrean Salley (12/26/2009 12:17:00 AM)

    Words warm the heart and paint woundrously. So beautiful. 10

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  • premji premjipremji premji (6/12/2009 4:44:00 AM)

    dear sandraji,
    sun will set everyday...
    but your poetic sun will never......

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  • Cindy Kreiner SeraCindy Kreiner Sera (5/21/2009 11:15:00 AM)

    Sandra, this poem is perfection, love the imagery and warm gentleness of your words. Cindy

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  • Andrew BlakemoreAndrew Blakemore (4/12/2009 5:23:00 PM)

    Your sunset's song is a most wonderful piece Sandra, lovely words. Best wishes, Andrew x

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  • Ashraful MusaddeqAshraful Musaddeq (9/25/2008 4:13:00 PM)

    A wonderful poem. Love it.10++

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  • Hemakumar Nanayakkara (4/21/2008 2:54:00 PM)

    An amazing piece of write. I enjoyed reading this beautiful work.

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  • Meggie Gultiano (3/5/2008 4:59:00 AM)

    a delightful piece.. hope is there..lovely words..

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  • Bill Grace (9/20/2007 9:15:00 AM)

    line 5 WONDERFUL! Bill Grace

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  • Bill Grace (9/20/2007 9:12:00 AM)

    Thank you. Bill Grace

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  • Leonard Daranjo (7/24/2007 2:11:00 AM)

    There are colourful images in your words and mellifluous music in the way they flow. I absolutely love this piece. Thanks for sharing your wonderful gift.

    Take care

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  • Elysabeth FaslundElysabeth Faslund (7/19/2007 6:04:00 PM)

    I'm with Ben on this one. Several meanings, but only one that is sad. This should be published....it is that good. A song of images only you could write! ! xxElysabeth

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  • Ben Gieske (6/18/2007 8:30:00 AM)

    I admire your intertwining images and thoughts as well as selection of just the right words, all so successfully done which provides much more imbedded meanings to uncover.

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  • Anna Russell (2/13/2007 2:55:00 PM)

    Painted indeed - what a gorgeous picture.
    Hugs
    Anna xxx

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  • Robert Howard (2/11/2007 3:19:00 PM)

    I'm there. I'll start the fire and put on a pan of cocoa. I'll pour you a cup. Would you like marshmallows?

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  • Cecil Hickman (2/11/2007 10:26:00 AM)

    your words have painted a glorious sunset with such beautiful imagry and comparisons of snow and time which continues into the seasons and future with past memories, , blessings..Cecil

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  • Ian Bowen (2/11/2007 3:21:00 AM)

    Sandra, a top piece of writing...full of feeling.
    Ian

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  • Esther Leclerc (2/10/2007 8:54:00 AM)

    Beauty and loss are often somehow intertwined in memory... I love sitting at the hearthfire of your words, Sandra. Esther xx

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  • Jim Foulk (2/7/2007 12:07:00 PM)

    a very lonely poem, and well penned

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  • Patrick LadbrookePatrick Ladbrooke (2/6/2007 2:16:00 AM)

    The first stanza of this is quite simply one of the best I've ever read, the second is typical of your unusual view of things. A great poem.

    Patrick

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