Sandra Fowler

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

Forever In The Dusk - Poem by Sandra Fowler

Your face is left forever in the dusk,
A blue portrait that loved the northern light.
You often snapped your fingers at the wind,
And laughed to tell a snow was on the way.

Your courage burned like wildfires in your bones.
It kept you bright when all the world was cold.
The air was always vivid where you stood,
Your arms flung wide to catch the falling sun.

Copyright,2006 Sandra Fowler

Comments about Forever In The Dusk by Sandra Fowler

  • (1/1/2010 3:20:00 PM)

    What a beautiful tribute for your father, Sandra. The imagery and the atmosphere are absolutely unique. Thank you for your poetry and the very happy New Year to you.
    Yelena M.
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  • Ashraful Musaddeq (9/21/2008 2:39:00 AM)

    Amazing composition, lovely. Enjoyed and added 10. (Report) Reply

  • (3/3/2008 9:08:00 PM)

    What a wonderful and loving tribute, Sandra. May we all live with such elan and be remembered with such grace.

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  • john tiong chunghoo (12/4/2007 5:06:00 AM)

    dear sandra, you are real fine poet as your words tell. should be getting an award for your beautiful poems. would love to read how you tackle poems of other genres, apart from nature. love, john. (Report) Reply

  • (10/10/2007 9:58:00 PM)

    'Your courage burned like wildfires in your bones' what an incredible gift of a daughter to a father to produce such a line as this for all who are at home with English to partake of such a verbal feast. That whole last stanza: WOW! You never cease to amaze, delight and educate my soul. Bill Grace (Report) Reply

  • Brian Dorn (11/28/2006 7:01:00 PM)

    Sandra, an amazing depiction... vibrant and bold. Brilliantly done!
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  • (8/1/2006 10:09:00 PM)

    You have revealed a lot of love in a few lines and it flows both ways in your lovely poem. (Report) Reply

  • Patrick Ladbrooke (6/29/2006 2:06:00 AM)

    Through tears at a second read, I believe this is the most touching poem of your's I have read so far.

    'Forever in the Dusk' is a great title and an fine emotional dedication.

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  • (6/27/2006 12:12:00 AM)

    A lovely dedication for your dad.
    I love the title very much too!

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  • (6/26/2006 8:58:00 PM)

    This compact and beautiful poem is a true tribute to your father - and to your own poetic sensiblility and perception - and to your love. An amazing and truly moving poem, an inspiration to all who quail before difficulties. The originality of the metaphors remove it from comparison. (Report) Reply

  • john tiong chunghoo (6/25/2006 10:19:00 AM)

    i dont quite like the falling sun part. perhaps your life long sweetheart. just my two cent worth (Report) Reply

  • (6/25/2006 7:02:00 AM)

    If there every were words that could touch the soul then these would be among them
    The hauntingly beautiful, 'Forever In The Dusk' shall leave a real impression on the soul
    Love Duncan x
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  • (6/21/2006 6:52:00 PM)

    This is such a beautiful tribute to your father. What indelible memories he created for you. Thank you for sharing this. Esther (Report) Reply

  • (6/21/2006 12:22:00 PM)

    Dear sandra,
    A good poem with a good start!
    How I wished you had made it somewhat longer!
    I still think you could and would do it sometime later when your mood is ideal again.
    It is so wonderful to have good and exemplary parents.We also feel they must be in heaven already.
    With warm regards,
    Dr John Celes
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  • (6/19/2006 6:04:00 AM)

    Sandra what great thoughts you must hold for your Father, I hardly knew mine he died when I was six years of age, a poem to be cherrised forever beautiful words cheers Sylvie (Report) Reply

  • (6/18/2006 6:31:00 PM)

    Heartfelt and painted in lovely hues. (Report) Reply

  • (6/18/2006 11:14:00 AM)

    A simply beautiful tribute to your father, I loved every line of this. Warmest wishes, Justine (Report) Reply

  • (6/18/2006 9:07:00 AM)

    This is the most beautiful poem for a father, I have ever read! God bless you and your father, Sandra.10. (Report) Reply

  • Rajaram Ramachandran (6/18/2006 4:09:00 AM)

    Your arms flung wide to catch the falling sun.

    What a glorious tribute to your illustrious father! You have taken him to the sky height in praising him for his courage and conviction. The best of my salutes goes to him.
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  • (6/18/2006 12:29:00 AM)

    A well presented tribute Sandra, grand images. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, June 17, 2006

Poem Edited: Saturday, August 7, 2010

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