Sandra Fowler
W. Columbia, WV, USA
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Appalachian Gray

Rating: 4.6
I think the dusk has slipped beyond all words.
You speak spring with an accent never heard.
A poem on an Appalachian pane
Is bringing April back via the rain.

Pale trillium on the hill above the creek
Is delicate beyond the will to speak.
A gray coat of old feelings wraps my frame.
The landscape flickers like a candleflame.
Friend, frozen tears of trees mirror the sky
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John Knight 05 September 2009
Hi Sandra - West Virginia - Almost Heaven! Once again the beauty of the Appalachians comes through in ourr poem. How do we find words to describe the DUSK - the most sensuous part of any day - the SPRING - The Princess of Seasons - April - the Month of anticipation and Easter and the beautiful - beautiful Appalacians. The trillium is a beautiful flower the contrast of white and deep green delicate but full of expression 'Beyond the will to speak'. The Appalachian landscape really does flicker - but the 'GRAY COAT' the mantle of olf feelings introduces melancholy into magic. We have all experienced 'Frozen Tears' and the 'Inner Cry' pesonified by 'Fading Light' and 'Soundless Music'. I sense an unresolved dilemma - but this is such a mystical poem that it has a different message for each reader. This isn't poetry it sorcery. Sandra your language is a gormet feast - excellent I score it 10 x 10 - perfection. Love in Poetry - JOHN.
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premji premji 14 July 2009
Friend, frozen tears of trees mirror the sky Within the confines of their inner cry. these lines make me closer and closer to nature
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Greenwolfe 1962 13 April 2008
Again you speak of the sound of Appalachia. GW62
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Bill Grace 29 September 2007
Nice, very nice. Bill Grace
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Not a member No 4 16 April 2007
Not only is this incredibly picturesque, but you have given it almost every kind of relevant depth imaginable - it isn't just an artistically and euphoniously recreated scene, it is a lived experience with all that implies to the sensitive and intelligent mind. Outstanding lyrical writing. A stunningly beautiful poem. jim xx
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Margaret Alice 15 April 2007
Lovely - just tell me more - I cannot decipher your code - a great read! Kind regards, Margaret Alice.
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Roy Storey 13 April 2007
Sandra there is a kind of peace in this poem i like it take care, Roy.
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Jolanta Gradowicz 11 April 2007
It's a real pleasure to read this poem. I agree that it can be read many a time and it will still be wonderful. I am wondering where you find such beautiful landscapes. Besides, I suspect that you are a musician because I could hear music in your poems. Perhaps you are a painter also for I could see colors in your stanzas. Well, you are a very talented person, Sandra. Best wishes for the spring :) Jolanta
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Mary Naylor 11 April 2007
You know, I've read your poem over 3 times, and each time I find some new unexpected beauty in it.
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Sylvia Spencer 10 April 2007
Hi Sandra Where is this beautiful place, this place you describe sounds just perfect just like the tender words that you have written, but all your poetry is so beautiful what more can I say ecept it's a grand 10 again Cheers Sylvie
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