Sandra Fowler

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

White Hobby Horses Do You Proud - Poem by Sandra Fowler

For Arline who lost her little boy

Across the hills of gray and white,
Little boy with lantern bright,
Sun sinks recessive into night.

White hobby horses made of cloud
Came down from Heaven to do you proud.
I dared not cry my tears aloud,

Lest wind should bear them up to you,
Upon the hearth smoke of the flue,
And color all your Heavens blue.


Comments about White Hobby Horses Do You Proud by Sandra Fowler

  • (4/3/2009 8:42:00 PM)


    I cry with this. So tragic a subject, so poetically written. Numbers do not justify. I bow to you. Jim (Report) Reply

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  • Palas Kumar Ray (1/18/2009 2:09:00 AM)


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    What else but this sad imagery of co-sharing of love and pain painted with the hues of silent words be much sympathetic to your dearest one I surprise! Hats off to you my friend as always.
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  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (10/22/2008 3:15:00 PM)


    Sandra...Your poetic repertoire is vast, and your literary chalice, a plethora of artistic pour.This is a most sadly beautiful memorial/dedication. A true Poet pens from both mind & heart....Your artistry, does all that....but, then settles within the mind's & heart's of the reader.Poignant, and passionate write, young lass!

    ~ F j R ~
    (((2008)))
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  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (10/22/2008 3:15:00 PM)


    Sandra...Your poetic repertoire is vast, and your literary chalice, a plethora of artistic pour.This is a most sadly beautiful memorial/dedication. A true Poet pens from both mind & heart....Your artistry, does all that....but, then settles within the mind's & heart's of the reader.Poignant, and passionate write, young lass!

    ~ F j R ~
    (((2008)))
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  • (5/27/2008 1:32:00 PM)


    Sandra, I must admit that this one brought a tear to my eye, yet it left a smile on my face. I've been reading your other poems. I don't think I know of anyone who writes poems using nature as well as you. (Report) Reply

  • Malini Kadir (4/26/2008 3:53:00 AM)


    I love your poems......each one touches..in gentle pen and pleasing ink
    Clouds my eyes and makes me think......
    A soul so beautiful comes through in your work.........
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  • Melvina Germain (2/9/2008 1:48:00 PM)


    I see beautiful smiles upon his face as he quietly rocks on his hobby horse. His work on earth here was done and now he rides his hobby horse having lots of eternal fun. I will always love your poems Sandra.
    Melvina
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  • (1/31/2008 11:01:00 PM)


    I am always in awe in all your works, Sandra..I am your number one fan here in Ph..This poem really touched my heart..Straight from the heart and bullseye! wish i can write like this..so gentle and touching (Report) Reply

  • Elysabeth Faslund (7/19/2007 6:32:00 PM)


    One little boy, unknown to me, has broken my heart. He doesn't need that lantern in heaven, he never passed through any darkness. Can't you hear the hobby horse rocking, and see him riding it? Forever. xxxElysabeth (Report) Reply

  • (7/14/2007 3:06:00 AM)


    This poem captures the spirit of the little boy in the simply expression of his death. You use colours so evocatively - the blue of the 'blues' and the white of purity to enhance a poem that must have been such a comfort to your friend in her loss. Every reader must weep with her. love, Allie xxxx (Report) Reply

  • (11/27/2006 3:58:00 PM)


    This exquisite poem brought tears to my eyes. The cadence of the poem is
    perfect for the imagery and subject matter of the poem.
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  • (9/22/2006 3:40:00 PM)


    Sandra what a beautiful tearful poem reading this poem was like visiting heaven just wonderful cheesr Sylvie (Report) Reply

  • (6/21/2006 2:06:00 PM)


    heartbraking Sarah.. but with such a clear poetic voice.
    HBH
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  • (6/5/2006 5:22:00 AM)


    This is one of the most beautiful poems I have ever read, straight to the heart, no hessitation,
    Amazing,10,10,10,10,
    A real favourite it has become
    Love Duncan X
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  • john tiong chunghoo (4/7/2006 3:52:00 AM)


    another gem, sandra. (Report) Reply

  • (1/7/2006 10:12:00 PM)


    Terribly sad but simply beautiful! (Report) Reply

  • (1/6/2006 7:41:00 PM)


    strictly speaking
    so difficult for a poem
    to evoke loss
    in real way
    that does not sound
    fake
    this poem
    reaches into the heart
    grabs hold
    and squeezes
    out reverence
    the words so pure
    and clean
    with sorrow
    a fine poem
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  • Ernestine Northover (1/6/2006 12:20:00 PM)


    That is very beautiful Sandra, a lovely read but a sad one of course. Very well written indeed. Love Ernestine XXX (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 6, 2006

Poem Edited: Friday, January 6, 2006


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