Sandra Fowler
W. Columbia, WV, USA
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Appalachian Rain

Rating: 4.9
For an old friend, my sentiments without apology

I send a song of Appalachian rain,
As soothing as an old tin roof's refrain,
A lullaby to let you dream again.

Like a gray bird upon your windowsill,
With wings spread wide to shelter you from chill,
It warms your winter with my lyrics still.
Friend, weather seems to have an empathy
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John Knight 05 September 2009
Hi Sandra - it is so wonderful to read a poem that has Rhythm - Flow - Metre - Rhyme - Form - Passion and excellent English! Some of these elements are necessary for a piece of writing to deserve the sacred appelation POEM - to find them all in one poem is beautiful. I am looking at the Appalachian Trilogy and I would give the same accolade to 'Blue' and 'Gray'. There is only one respectable score - MAX! If we are in empathy with a friend then our response to Weather - Music - Nature - even the 'Refrain on the Old Tin Roof' is symbiotic and two hearts beat as one. For those PH's who have never visted West Virginia or the Appalachians the opening phrase will not evoke the same emotions as those who have. 'I send a song of Appalachian rain'. It really is soothing and a lullaby. The metaphore changes to - Lyrics being like the spread wings of a gray bird. This is a gentle poem - but underneath the layer of gentleness there is an undulating passion. A perfect poem - thanks Sandra - love in Poetry - JOHN
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premji premji 15 July 2009
the art of music is simplicity......a wonderful of nature lives only on simplicity.....internal music of the mind also have base in simplicity... but sad, why don't our new generation musicians understand that.............
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Wojja Fink 31 March 2009
The art of music is simplicity; the art of sounds in falling rain the art of beauty born again in every line and sweet refrain..... .I will return again again. and soak up grace in your sweet rain.....
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Sunil Uniyal 19 August 2008
Another Good One... enjoyed reading it on a rainy day... music of the rain conveyed with artful simplicity. Congrats, Sandra, you seem to be the Nightingale of modern American poetry. Regards.
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Greenwolfe 1962 13 April 2008
'The art of music is simplicity.' You paint a picture of Appalachia with music and sound. Not commonly done in poetry these days. I gave it at ten. Because I rarely read such as this. GW62
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Bill Grace 29 September 2007
Sandra, The last line is electric. Blessings, Bill Grace
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Alison Cassidy 24 January 2007
Visiting your poems is like visiting a beautiful garden - a visual delight and food for the soul. Your work never disappoints, Sandra. Thank you. love, Allie xxxxxxxxxxx
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Cecil (cj) Krieger 22 January 2007
How wonderful is this! A most alluring write... Best, CJ
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Geoff Warden 19 January 2007
A very sentimental write indeed, , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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Jolanta Gradowicz 19 January 2007
I like the sentiment and emotion in your poem, Sandra. You are happy to have such a good, old friend. I understand very much your sentiment. I love the rainy lullaby. The comparison is very suggestive. Best wishes.
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