Sandra Fowler

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

A Touch Of Sunset - Poem by Sandra Fowler

There is a tide mysterious as the sea,
Dividing light and darkness endlessly,
West of the moment's own necessity.

A touch of sunset on a distant hill
Gives vividness a little music still.
It plays our song, my friend, against all will.

Wind plucks the lonely harp strings of the air.
Loss of the landscape is beyond compare.
Our solace is the humanness we share.

Previously published, 'Poetry Depth Quarterly'

Comments about A Touch Of Sunset by Sandra Fowler

  • (5/27/2010 1:42:00 PM)

    ‘Wind plucks the lonely harp strings of the air.’

    Amazing imagery…best amongst all to me…a 'Mistress'- Stroke…to contemplate on and on…
    Ms. Nivedita
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  • (5/31/2009 9:03:00 AM)

    Yes Sandra, it is the 'humaneness' we all share makes us one global community! I am very distressed at the unprovoked attacks on Indian students in Australia! The media is covering it for the last two days!
    10+ -Raj Nandy
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  • Sarwar Chowdhury (10/5/2008 2:24:00 PM)

    really a great poem! I liked your style of expression.............10+ (Report) Reply

  • Sulaiman Mohd Yusof (5/26/2008 3:51:00 AM)

    a touch of Sun Dra........... (Report) Reply

  • (3/30/2008 8:56:00 PM)

    Dear Sandra-If you had never written another poem, this one would make you great for all ages to come. But all of your poems are perfect and beautiful. Thank you for this beautiful poem and thank you for upholding the tradition of art. Lol Kate (Report) Reply

  • (9/22/2007 12:12:00 AM)

    Line 7 allows me to 'feel the flame of distant poet works' and perhaps it is Sandburg who authored a piece called 'Silence' which is an old memory that this wonderful piece of poetry evokes. Blessings as always, Bill Grace (Report) Reply

  • (7/26/2007 1:07:00 AM)

    I find myself wondering what you would have done with a canvas and a brush. Right now, my mind is a canvas and your words, the brush strokes. It is better not to look for meaning where beauty is predominant.

    'A thing of beauty is joy forever' John Keats

    Take care
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  • (7/21/2007 7:10:00 AM)

    You always paint such a beautiful picture of our inner landscape
    I love your poems
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  • (7/20/2007 1:59:00 AM)

    Great poem..I love this (Report) Reply

  • Elysabeth Faslund (7/9/2007 8:20:00 AM)

    Sunset of the sun and sunset of a life. No wonder this poem has been published!
    Intertwining. You do it beautifully and masterfully. About King Arthur...xxElysabeth
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  • (5/16/2007 1:35:00 PM)

    WOW.....that was great...the only thing better is...God himself who made it: O)
    Great write
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  • (5/15/2007 9:22:00 AM)

    A beautifully captured sunset! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • (4/28/2007 12:47:00 PM)

    sunsets are so beautiful and so is this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Melvina Germain (3/26/2007 6:34:00 AM)

    Sandra this is a beautiful poem, your imagry is amazing. It's a description of one of the beautiful gifts given to us from our Heavenly Father, a gift many take for granted but not you, you see the true beauty. Thankyou Sandra--Melvina--- (Report) Reply

  • john tiong chunghoo (3/25/2007 1:39:00 PM)

    love this. time is cruel. (Report) Reply

  • (3/24/2007 9:22:00 PM)

    This is what beauty in poetry is all about! (Report) Reply

  • Nicola Burkett (3/22/2007 11:55:00 AM)

    A touch of pure perfection...Lovely write Sandra.
    NIX xx xx
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  • (3/21/2007 10:33:00 PM)

    Love it.
    'Our solace is the humanness we share'--you tell me the universal human sprit situation.
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  • (3/20/2007 10:13:00 PM)

    wow and awsome and wow NICE write Sandra (Report) Reply

  • (3/20/2007 3:16:00 PM)

    Like all of your poems, this poem overflows with the drama of the moment. The last stanza is stunningly beautiful in its imagery and language. Bravo! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 12, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, February 1, 2011

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