Sandra Fowler

Rookie (February,4,1937 / W. Columbia, WV, USA)

Distance Is Blue - Poem by Sandra Fowler

Sometimes my thoughts exist in your country,
A place, perhaps, too harsh for yellow flowers.
My whisper travels across continents
Distance is blue, to whom it may concern.

The blinding sun of your reality
Cannot obscure the frail frost of the moon.
It casts its magic light on ancient roofs.
There is no language foreign to its form.

A tear or two, my friend, to mist your eyes.
No need to reply with an aerogramme.
You sent your soul in poems long ago.
I think old verse speaks loud for loveliness.


Editor's Choice I award, Enchanting Verses


Comments about Distance Is Blue by Sandra Fowler

  • Cyclopseven RCyclopseven R (8/2/2010 7:29:00 AM)

    Glad to see your poems still refreshing this page. Distance is blue..excellent voice of nature. Nature speaks so. Nostalgic. (Report)Reply

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  • Samantha Collins (7/23/2010 8:00:00 PM)

    amazing poem.
    keep writtingg! (:
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  • Marieta Maglas (4/8/2010 1:45:00 PM)

    excellent complex metaphor:
    ''The blinding sun of your reality''
    and excellent abstract poem
    10/10
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  • C. P. SharmaC. P. Sharma (4/4/2010 9:00:00 AM)

    Sandra Fowler embroiders silken images of autumn's romance on the sunset canvas of the soul.
    CP
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  • Gone Away (2/22/2010 5:44:00 AM)

    Distance is blue....the beautiful Cuillin Mountains on The Isle of Skye are always blue...and distance can make you feel blue. What a beautiful, expressive and thought provoking poem. Thank you for sharing it! (Report)Reply

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  • Nikunj Sharma (12/28/2009 5:29:00 AM)

    I thought I had learned a bit until I saw your poems..Now I know my learning has to start from the scratch...your words come from heart and they are eternally romatic and mystical in nature..the images you create are so romantic and friendly that one smiles thru his heart....I liked some of the phrases here which I am listing below............

    Distance is blue................. I really do not know the exact meaning or intent of this, but this hits straight in the heart and makes one sit and talke notice of this poem...; .this is so serene and superlative.....


    There is no language foreign to its form............the power of universal love...no matter how frail the light is it prevails.....wow

    the last stanza again says it all...concluding the poem meaningfully....

    Do let me know if you conduct poetry classes....and want to enroll a muddlehead...
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  • Reshma Ramesh (12/17/2009 12:50:00 AM)

    beautiful..so beautiful...... (Report)Reply

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  • Mark NwagwuMark Nwagwu (12/10/2009 5:42:00 AM)

    A tear or two, my friend, to mist your eyes.
    No need to reply with an aerogramme.
    You sent your soul in poems long ago.
    I think old verse speaks loud for loveliness.

    Oh isn't this so wonderful, Sandra; just wrote you that I did not find any new poems on your page and that I would read the old ones and that it would be just as wonderful. Now I'm blessed with this adorable piece that speaks loudly my thoughts, and better still. I'm so happy I found this and read it. it is a special gift to me, Sandra. Mine will be the 30th score of 10.
    mark
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  • Eyan Desir (11/25/2009 2:55:00 PM)

    Poetically fine...
    well written
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  • Apothecary Montague (10/19/2009 8:25:00 PM)

    It casts its magic light on ancient roofs. wow, every line is a poem in itself. wonderful lines, magical words, beautiful poem. (Report)Reply

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  • Anand Madhukar (10/19/2009 10:11:00 AM)

    A beautiful piece of writing, economical and precise in its careful choice of words and images. (Report)Reply

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  • Sanjib Das (10/8/2009 9:10:00 AM)

    IT SEEMS DISTANCE IS BLUE,
    IT SEEMS DISTANCE ALWAYS BECOMES GOOD,
    IT SEEMS DISTANCE ALWAYS GIVES OUR SATISFACTION,
    IT SEEMS DISTANCE IS OUR DREAMS.
    IT SEEMS DISTANCE IS FULL OF HOPE,
    IT SEEMS DISTACE GIVES US THE MEANING OF LIVING.
    IT SEEMS DISTANCE HAS SOME MEANING,
    IT SEEMS DISTANCE SOOTHES OUR SUFFERING.
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  • Patrick A. Martin (9/16/2009 12:02:00 AM)

    Often your thoughts exist in my country and it is as well they do. What a wonderful piece of writing this is. As I read it I felt somehow in touch with that something that has always been but is nearly impossible to describe. Yet you go close and that is magnificent so thank you for visiting my country now maybe the yellow flowers will bloom here. (Report)Reply

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  • Jasmin Whyte (9/15/2009 11:21:00 AM)

    you paint an abstract picture of memory and place with this lovely poem, and i loved how you alluded to it being, 'A place, perhaps, too harsh for yellow flowers'.

    Thank you and warm wishes
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  • ~ Jon London ~ (9/14/2009 8:44:00 PM)

    Excellent penning Sandra, it's such rich with thought...tenderly written with a natural flow that oozes loveliness 10+++ (Report)Reply

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  • Sally Plumb Plumb (9/3/2009 2:03:00 PM)

    you have arrived in my cool country at the moment. (Report)Reply

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  • Nikunj Sharma (8/17/2009 6:55:00 AM)

    A tear or two, my friend, to mist your eyes.
    No need to reply with an aerogramme.
    You sent your soul in poems long ago.
    I think old verse speaks loud for loveliness.


    Wow is the word..............its amazing, how you write....
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  • Siddharth Singh (7/29/2009 7:35:00 AM)

    It's a lovely work.
    The poet's deft touches are evident.
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  • R. Manoj Mohan (6/28/2009 6:41:00 AM)

    Each and every word in this work is beautiful, gentle, and true to its meaning. A gentle poem written by a gentle poetess. Rated 10/10. (Report)Reply

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  • Alison Mary DunnAlison Mary Dunn (5/22/2009 11:04:00 AM)

    'The blinding sun of your reality
    Cannot obscure the frail frost of the moon.
    It casts its magic light on ancient roofs.
    There is no language foreign to its form'

    Your poetry is incredibly in touch with your heart. Admiringly, Ally x
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 2, 2008

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 17, 2011


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