Sandra Fowler

You Gave Me Autumn

You gave me autumn in an envelope.
The rich light burned within my bones like gold.
It sent the sun down with a vivid shout.
The air pulsated with its after glow.

I felt the mood of old November roofs,
Redolent with their Appalachian fires.
The dusk lasts long in West Virginia, Friend.
Its fall cannot be heard by human ears.

Poem Submitted: Friday, November 2, 2007
Poem Edited: Thursday, April 21, 2011

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  • Cindy Kreiner SeraCindy Kreiner Sera (4/25/2009 8:32:00 AM)

    From the first superior Line to the last 'You gave me Autumn in an envelope' and ' dusk falling unheard' holds between it an outstanding write.. I am sure autumn puckered up, planted kisses on your brow -

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  • Kesav EaswaranKesav Easwaran (1/12/2009 7:29:00 AM)

    Amazing write...vivid imageries...give a surprising feel on read...the poem makes the reader sad on account of the depth inside it...and joyous on account of the sweetness of the scenes it brings before eyes...10

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  • premji premjipremji premji (12/29/2008 7:16:00 AM)

    sandraji,
    really enjoyed the evening sun...
    and i wish it never set......
    happy 'poetic' new year....

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  • Everest Fox (11/29/2008 6:00:00 PM)

    I have a soft spot in my heart for fall. I must commend you on this captured moment of words. Utterly laden with the essence of fall. Beautiful. Thank you for having this up.

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  • Sarwar ChowdhurySarwar Chowdhury (11/4/2008 12:59:00 PM)

    Autumn season has great significance. Your poem is a significant piece! fine imagery indeed.....10+++++++

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  • Mamta Agarwal (10/7/2008 6:39:00 AM)

    captivating like autumn, extraordinary imagery-you gave me autumn in an envelope
    autumn is one season which arouses mixed feelings.10

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  • Martin Swords (10/3/2008 9:45:00 AM)

    I too have felt the mood of old November roofs........here in the Wicklow Mountains

    in Ireland. Autumn is the time that must be written about....so full of life...

    and death. It is a humbling time that stops us thinking we are invincible...

    yet still gives us hope. See 'Autumnal' Thank You

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  • Koyel Mitra (9/19/2008 12:20:00 AM)

    This is an excellent Nature poem with beautiful imagery.A 10!

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  • Ashraful MusaddeqAshraful Musaddeq (9/14/2008 3:17:00 PM)

    A beautiful composition,10 for it.

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  • , aryaindia (9/8/2008 4:59:00 AM)

    First of all, the title of your poem enticed me toward its conceptual theme and the fascination within your thoughts give it an impetus that is hard to go by without noticing..........the softer side of a gentle spirit wafts through to spread the warmth of a special feel of nobility of vision embarks on wings of autumn that you fly on. Bewitching thoughts, thanks - arya

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  • James Foulk (8/14/2008 4:12:00 PM)

    this was a beautiful warm, colorful, and refreshing piece of poetry that only you could write.

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  • Ron Flowers (8/12/2008 8:37:00 PM)

    I love this poem, Sandra. It deals with two of my favorite things, fall and West Virginia.

    Best wishes
    Ron

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  • X X (7/19/2008 9:21:00 AM)

    Absolutely stunning! You have a great understanding of human tolerance and way of expressing yourself as a true poet. This is touching and warm, and yet, you seem to find your way to any heart through words.

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  • Original Unknown Girl (6/9/2008 5:59:00 AM)

    Stunning imagery. I love the light burning in the bones like gold. It gives such a depth to the feeling. And the gold settles nicely into Autumn, I feel. HG: -) xx

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  • James Foulk (6/4/2008 5:15:00 PM)

    i do love poems about the fall, as you know its my favorite season of all, hey a poem in the making. no really this is a very lovely poem. i love that first line you gave me autumn in an envelope.

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  • Malini KadirMalini Kadir (2/27/2008 2:13:00 AM)

    unique in concept and percept

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  • Patrick McFarland (12/13/2007 8:02:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem Sandra. Wonderful imagery.

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  • Emma Johnson (11/29/2007 9:22:00 AM)

    Autumn in an envelope. Isn't this amazing, unique Sandra? Love, Susie xxx.

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  • Tara very irritated with PH injustice (11/13/2007 4:06:00 AM)

    Of all the autumn-themed pieces I have read, this is far and away the most thought-provokingly divine to read. Metaphor-laden. Not sure whether the 'fall' at the end is an intentional double-meaning but it's the icing on this deeply rich cake! t x

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  • Patrick LadbrookePatrick Ladbrooke (11/13/2007 2:04:00 AM)

    Autumn softly falling in your beautiful, evocative style. Perfect mood.

    Patrick

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