Sandra Fowler
W. Columbia, WV, USA
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Almost Home

Rating: 4.8
Remembering a Valentine sent to me by a poet from India,1989
You meet the moment with your solace thought.
Your fingers sketch a gray house far away.
Its window lights are warming cool resolve.
I think and know that we are almost home.

They tell me that a red bird has no soul
And yet I choose it for my metaphor.
Its spirit skims above half-frozen roads.
One hand is clapping for the death
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Alison Cassidy 27 December 2008
Such a simple trigger - a Valentine's card - and yet what a beautiful bouquet of poetic flowers grow from it. Your 'soulless' red bird is particularly evocative 'And yet I choose it for my metaphor.' Sandra, you and metaphor are like Domingo and Pavarotti. You sing beautifully together. Love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
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good bye 21 February 2008
Very beautiful exposition of poetic imagery.in the plexus time space & distance, well textured along with symmetry, suggests the sense of ingenuity expressed in the poem - the acceptance of valentine from a souless bird & finally trans-assimilation of gestures suigeneris. well expressed Sandra, love it how its flow. Micah
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Melvina Germain 16 February 2008
Another treasure Sandra, you are an artist without a doubt. Melvina
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Bill Grace 22 September 2007
Beautiful, just balm for the soul willing to receive the gift of its freshness, wisdom and insight. Yes, Sandra yes! Bill Grace
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Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr 17 September 2007
Your keen ability to take a simple idea or theme and create a firework display of imagery around it & within it, is truly facinating...Sandra, this, as always...is yet another fine example of your superior artistry. FjR
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There are lots of interesting comments added to this poem and most worthy of them I must say. I loved this poem, it had a calm and understated quality about it. Upon re-reading it you gleaned so much more on the second read. It has a very delicate and soothing effect, almost like I was lazing on a sun-lounger watching the scene of the bird across the skies.... Just lovely. HG: -) xx
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Laterressa Fowler 12 June 2007
wow, very nice, beautiful, and good job on it!
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Marci Made 08 March 2007
This poem is as beautiful as the beautiful red bird, The Cardinal, when in flight it soars or just perches on the limb of a tree. Such beautiful imagery. mm. :)
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Jim Foulk 29 January 2007
well said piece of poetry.
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Dr.Subhendu Kar 06 October 2006
really beautiful exposition of poetic imagery.in the plexus time space & distance, well textured along with symmetry, the theme suggests the sense of ingenuity expressed in the poem - the acceptance of valentine from a souless bird & finally trans-assimilation of gestures suigeneris. congrats
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