Sandra Fowler

A Word And A Flower

You claim my thoughts,
Though you have never seen your name in frost.
I think the window of a distant train
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  • Diana Van Den BergDiana Van Den Berg (3/1/2009 12:27:00 AM)

    Sandra, in 63 years, I don’t think I have ever read a poem more slowly than I read this one (also in the numerous re-reads) . I clung to each image/concept/pondering, not wanting to let go, in spite of knowing that there would be more, but needing to let each one, in turn, seep into my soul and my bones and my bloodstream. And, ohhhhh, that title!

    It was like the luxurious exuberance of walking through an indigenous forest, wanting to enjoy every bit of every tree, rock, flower, animal and insect, to feed me spiritually, aesthetically, sensually and scientifically – and feeling that it is all too much and that I need a thousand years in each spot to enjoy it all properly.

    I don’t know how to thank Alison Cassidy for introducing me to this treasure chest (a clichéd and most inadequate metaphor) of your poetry, Sandra, which I shall dip into slowly and with deep pleasure, uncovering each jewel, turning it over in my hands, and breathing in its excellence, one at a time.

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  • Sadiqullah KhanSadiqullah Khan (1/20/2009 11:51:00 PM)

    I like the imagery, specially 'seeing poem through the windows of train', , , its personal but still conveys distance, , short and poignant, , a 10

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  • Catrina Heart (1/17/2009 10:19:00 PM)

    A thought provoking piece with a little mood of sadness...Simple yet elegant in structure...a `10+++

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  • Vinod KumarVinod Kumar (1/15/2009 4:13:00 AM)

    Another great work for the real dear friend, using sweet peak words, thanks for sharing Sandra Mam.10++

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  • Bob Blackwell (12/31/2008 11:43:00 AM)

    To me this a poem of separation, full of memory. I found its expressive words, quite beautiful.

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  • Reshma Ramesh (10/10/2008 12:48:00 AM)

    wow! ! is all i can say...

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  • Sarwar ChowdhurySarwar Chowdhury (9/26/2008 5:46:00 AM)

    a beautifull expression indeed. really u have a beautifull mind.......10

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  • Fay SlimmFay Slimm (9/20/2008 10:45:00 AM)

    So much in this to set the imagination astir Sandra. I see a beautiful but sad love poem, written after leaving a friend and having to board a train on the window of which the name was written in the cold frosty breathy air..... Oh I must not go on, as it is probably wrong. Thank you again for sharing such talent.

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  • Koyel Mitra (9/8/2008 5:39:00 AM)

    I must admit that this is very picturesque, Excellent selection of words.Full 10 for you.

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  • Kesav EaswaranKesav Easwaran (5/15/2008 12:11:00 AM)

    my mind goes searching that 'window' of your distant train... a poem expressive, sweet and soft...

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  • Hemakumar Nanayakkara (4/16/2008 1:56:00 PM)

    Beautifully expressed deep thoughts. I like this amazing heartfelt piece of write.

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  • Daffodil Decarie (12/14/2007 11:46:00 PM)

    Wow. You know.. this line that I have to say is getting worn out... but, I don't have any words that helps me express at this moments. You're quite[sp] amazing! I have enjoyed a long deep breath, upon reading this poem. Alright, I have to stop, I'm honestly running out of superlatives, now.: p Thanks for sharing, Sandra :)

    Regards,
    Daffodil

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  • rajagopal haranrajagopal haran (12/7/2007 12:20:00 PM)

    feather dipped in honey is touching the soul...great Madam

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  • Raveendran . (12/3/2007 11:27:00 AM)

    Excellent visual and abstract imagery: a great piece

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  • Melvina GermainMelvina Germain (12/2/2007 8:27:00 AM)

    This poem softly projects a feeling of tranquility, thankyou so much for your awesome work Sandra.--Melvina--

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  • Mary Naylor (11/30/2007 2:36:00 AM)

    As so often, your poem dances through my mind like a ballet. Lovely.

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  • Alison Cassidy (11/29/2007 11:44:00 PM)

    A finely etched slice of life that lingers in the reader's memory. Love your use of the word friend. There is something transcendental about the simplicity of this piece. Beautiful, beautiful poem. love, Alison xxxxx

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  • Emma Johnson (11/29/2007 9:24:00 AM)

    A name in frost with a train 'window' are sufficient for me for the rest of the day, lovely Sandra. Susie xxx

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  • Meggie Gultiano (11/28/2007 9:37:00 PM)

    Oh, i love this line, Sandra...You claim my thoughts...beautiful! there is depthness, yet elegant in expressions...Just lovely...

    Love,
    Meggie

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  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjrFrank James Ryan Jr...fjr (11/28/2007 6:46:00 PM)

    Sandra, in this work you have created what i can only describe as ''Poetic Aura''.
    Simple specifics that collectively unfold into extraordinary detail, as each line explores time, heart & memories encapsuled.Sterling structural work compliments this already splendid piece of strong expression.

    ~ ~ ~

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