Sandra Fowler
W. Columbia, WV, USA
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An Iron Gray Day

Rating: 5.0
My friend, I met you on an iron gray day.
Winter like smoke blew our landscape away.
Quick as a yellow finch, time seemed to be
Too fragile for its own capacity.

A warm word fitly spoken against air,
Made the momentum of it seem less bare.
Still we were left to wonder in the frost.
Like poems when their power to rhyme is lost.
Previously Published: The World Poet's Quarterly.China
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Vinod Kumar 19 January 2009
Thanks for to getting another oppertunity to read the great work, nothing else to say hats of to you, Best regards,10+++
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Alison Cassidy 26 December 2007
Your poetry is always recognizable. The reader could never mistake it for anyone else's - and yet each poem has a distinctive quality that makes it unique. A colour perhaps, or a time of day. Two images in this poem have special significance for me: 'Quick as a yellow finch, time seemed to be Too fragile for its own capacity. 'Like poems when their power to rhyme is lost.' Again, you take the natural world and combine it impeccably with en emotional wistfulness and a pallet of singular colour. Enchanting poetry. love, Alison xxxx
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Bill Grace 26 September 2007
I like it. Bill Grace
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Brian Dorn 08 November 2006
Sandra, this poem packs plenty of power, both in rhyme and substance. Great write! Brian
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jack russell 20 September 2006
You write little, to say much...I love this. Intrigued with the way you introduce windows/smoke/frost into your work...visual 'aces' Best wishes :) Jack.
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Patrick Ladbrooke 06 June 2006
This poem has a powerful starkness which sends shivers... Great! Patrick
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Emma Johnson 04 May 2006
Sandra, I am always amazed at the way you condense sheets and sheets of meaning, and weave multiple images, with perhaps one noun (poems) , an adjective (iron) , a verb (blew) and an adverb (fitly) . The image of the poems at the end of the poem is stunningly powerful. Susie.
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Gary Bryson 03 May 2006
I can but add my voice to the others who have already praised your work. Your poems have such vivid imagery. This one reminds me of the Ansel Adams photograph, 'Clearing Storm'. This is an excellent poem. Thank you for sharing it. Gary
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R H 02 May 2006
Resoundingly beautiful, the first two lines I found particularly powerful, enviable imagery with a nicely controlled pace. Warm wishes, Justine.
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Julia Klimenova 01 May 2006
It's sadly beautiful, Sandra. Yet this poem with all its frost warmed me on a cold spring day. Thank you for it. Julia
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