Sandra Fowler

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

Forever Is Today - Poem by Sandra Fowler

An Easter flower cuts light into the sill
The sound of suffering is forever still.
Tears of forgiveness warm the evening chill.

I hear His whisper in a rustling leaf,
'I would have been so lonely in my grief,
Without your fragile friendship, my good thief.

You did not scorn the pity of My frame,
But saw the Jesus in Me just the same,
I call you Friend, you need no other name.

My Father's house is just a breath away.
See. one by one the windows light our way.
I think He was expecting us today.'

Beyond the drama of earth's dying skies,
Joy is too powerful for human eyes.
Forever is today in Paradise.

For my dear friend, Ralph Russell who often requested this poem to be read at Easter.

Comments about Forever Is Today by Sandra Fowler

  • (11/6/2008 9:26:00 PM)

    forever is today- in this very moment. deeply spiritual and full of affirmations very profound, Sandra10 i liked the opening lines very intense.

    warm regards

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  • Fay Slimm (10/28/2008 2:24:00 AM)

    Written from the point of view of the dear sacrificing One who was grateful and full of love for the thief. A beautiful and reverent piece Sandra. I can well imaging this being read aloud at Easter time. Bless you, and many good wishes from Fay. (Report) Reply

  • Palas Kumar Ray (10/14/2008 6:48:00 AM)

    True friendship is a divine affair.
    True friendship stays forever.
    wondrful write Sandra
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  • (7/19/2008 8:56:00 AM)

    Sandra, this is such a beautiful poem from beginning to end.

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  • (3/22/2008 8:52:00 AM)

    My father's house is just a breath away.......poignant indeed! Happy Easter to you. (Report) Reply

  • (11/22/2007 8:53:00 AM)

    Your love for seeking His presence in a rustling leaf is quite in consonance with our devotional poetry. Great images of thought, sight and sound. (Report) Reply

  • (10/10/2007 10:06:00 PM)

    Sandra, Ralph inspired a fine poem. It was a doctor, I believe from South Africa, who inspired Kipling to write 'If.' Even the power of refraction defies death if we are pure. Blessings to your wonderful ministration of words as always, Bill Grace (Report) Reply

  • Melvina Germain (6/26/2007 2:11:00 AM)

    Wonderful title Sandra, I love the line 'Forever is today in paradise'. this is truly an excellent poem especially for Easter but for anytime of year. I truly enjoyed the read Sandra.--Melvina-- (Report) Reply

  • (5/30/2007 4:20:00 PM)

    A perfectly titled masterpiece whose cup is filled to the brim with tenderness and compassion. The Easter message sings with joy and confidence at the deepest level.
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  • Brian Dorn (4/20/2007 11:36:00 PM)

    Sandra, this poem got deeper with every line. A wonderful poem for Easter as well as any other time of the year. Beautifully done!
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  • (4/8/2007 2:22:00 PM)

    a very beautiful heartwarming piece of poetry, touches the heart deeply. (Report) Reply

  • Cyclopseven R (1/31/2007 10:48:00 AM)

    How deep the meaning is. You write about the reality that most of us fail to ponder upon. You are truly a born poet. (Report) Reply

  • (1/10/2007 6:26:00 AM)

    Sandra, I'll have to come back to this one later. I'm not sure I've captured the beauty, beneath the beauty of this one.Your poems are somethig else. (Report) Reply

  • (4/12/2006 8:57:00 PM)

    A very lovely poem, Sandra. It inspired my to post the poem 'Angel of Darkness, Angel of Light', since it echoes the same sentiments.

    Your view is graceful, as are your words. I too was the thief that defended Him.
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  • (4/10/2006 1:14:00 PM)

    Love the structure of tercets that are rarely seen in modern verse. You have inspired me to try my hand at this style. The image in the conclusion is nothing short of spectacular. A finely crafted piece. Hallelujah, dear soul! With Easter just around the corner, I am glad I found this gem.

    Warmest wishes,

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  • john tiong chunghoo (4/7/2006 3:49:00 AM)

    just love this, sandra. (Report) Reply

  • (4/4/2006 10:19:00 AM) AAMMMAAZZIINNGG. poet. this is so pretty. ive tried before to put religion into poetry but i could never do it. you do it flawlessly. your years are present in your poetry cuz you can telll you have so much stored knowledge and wisdom.. (Report) Reply

  • (4/2/2006 10:53:00 AM)

    Your petals of poetry have intoxicated all my senses. Intellectually stimulating and quickening. Have a Happy Easter. Susie. (Report) Reply

  • (3/31/2006 11:52:00 AM)

    Dear Sandra,
    What an excellent wordy woven master-piece, meaningful and divine!
    With warm regards,
    Dr John Celes
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  • (3/30/2006 11:51:00 PM)

    Sandra what a master you are at creating words/ such beauty being tied with such torment, an Easter poem to be proud of. I just loved it the content
    and depth is surpurbe. cheers Sylvie
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