Sandra Fowler
W. Columbia, WV, USA
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A Touch Of Amber

Rating: 3.7
The very air is amber to the touch.
Gnarled fingers trace the signature of warmth.
The slant of sun becomes significant.
Ribbons of west fall grosgrain on tin roofs.

You ask me once to catch a yellow leaf
And send it to you in an envelope.
I smile to think of such fragility.
The scent of autumn is the scent of light.
I think, my friend, the world is going down
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Khairul Ahsan 19 July 2013
The poem is unique, all the three stanzas are unique by themselves. My three preferred lines: 1. Gnarled fingers trace the signature of warmth. 2. The scent of autumn is the scent of light. 3. An old tree whispers brightness to the dusk. Very delighted to come across such a flowery poem.
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Apothecary Montague 19 October 2009
amazing, it's poetry like this that makes me sit by the lake and thank the lake for being a lake and as weird as that sounds, i know by reading this, that you understand.
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Sanjib Das 10 October 2009
AMBER IS A HARD YELLOWISH SUBSTANCE, YOUR POEM MAKES ME TRANCE. YOUR THEME AS YELLOW AS A SETTING SUN, YOUR POEM GIVES ME A NOSTALGIC TUNE. YOU ARE UNIQUE IN YOUR EVERY POEM, I WANT TO SCATTER YOUR FAME.
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premji premji 22 September 2009
trapped in the word-storm of your poetry... i like to be there in the vertex of this twister poetic....
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Rachel Butler 20 September 2009
I smile to think of such fragility. The scent of autumn is the scent of light. Rachel Ann Butler
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Alison Cassidy 19 September 2009
Amber changes perception. Turns ordinary light into something extraordinary - warm, mellow, incandescent. Your poem is rich with amber tones. Your theme is recognizable (particularly that undercurrent of melancholy) but your voice is always new and unique. Such a privilege to read your words. Love, Alison ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
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Sathyanarayana M V S 15 September 2009
This is sheer magic with words, imagery and expression. Sandra! You have no equals. I know now, why my friend Mamta Agarwal adores you so much...........
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Kesav Easwaran 15 September 2009
Beautiful work Sandra...the ending stanza lines are really touching...thanks...10
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Will Barber 15 September 2009
In amber, the gem, the past lives on, caught in the moment, an ant or fly preserved for eternity in a golden jewel. And so it is with this amber poem, a tribute to friendship not forgotten, but made more dear in memory. A yellow leaf you sent, and send to us all in your music. May many such memorable leaves be added to your book. - Will
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Jasmin Whyte 12 September 2009
'You ask me once to catch a yellow leaf And send it to you in an envelope.' lovely......the colours and scents of an autumnal experience.
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