Treasure Island

Sandra Fowler

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

A Cloud Portrait


Arms hold the soundless music of the sky.
The lyricism of the soul burns high.
Brief poems dance with distance against space,
Snow interlocks the landscape into place.

I look at you through bare bones of old trees,
Invoke the magic of simplicity.
You write me verses while the moments fall.
White notes that never can my tears annul.

Best that emotions not be said aloud.
You paint our picture on a passing cloud,
Which, like a child, I try to memorize,
Before it fades like winter from my eyes.

Submitted: Monday, February 19, 2007
Edited: Monday, June 27, 2011

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  • Iris Blue (11/18/2013 2:44:00 AM)

    This is beautiful Sandra, your personification of nature is second to none. Your words not only paint pictures but they create music too...this is one to savour... (Report) Reply

  • Marilyn Lott (8/14/2009 6:08:00 AM)

    Another amazing journey nestled within
    your delightful words. Loved it, Sandra!
    '10! '

    Warm Wishes,
    Marilyn (Report) Reply

  • Siddharth Singh (8/9/2009 11:39:00 AM)

    Isn't it a great idea to paint on the
    clouds that slide across the sky
    taking the painting around the world.
    wonderful. (Report) Reply

  • tom mc quade (7/13/2009 6:38:00 PM)

    where did you take me? ? ..how did you do that sandra? ? ..a lovely travel in your words..thanks :) tom (Report) Reply

  • Raj Nandy (6/13/2009 8:09:00 AM)

    Sandra, Another beautiful piece for all of us to cherish! 10++++
    -Raj Nandy (Report) Reply

  • Naidz Ladia (6/1/2009 8:12:00 PM)

    'Before it fades like winter from my eyes.'..cloud fades, .very nice picture in your imagination..naizz (Report) Reply

  • Muhammad Ali (5/14/2009 6:54:00 AM)

    love these cute lines... this poem!

    'Before it fades like winter from my eyes'
    10.. Ali (Report) Reply

  • Andrew Blakemore (5/1/2009 2:29:00 PM)

    A wonderful portrait Sandra and a real pleasure to read your beautiful image laden poetry. Best wishes, Andrew (Report) Reply

  • Cindy Kreiner Sera (4/28/2009 10:15:00 AM)

    Perfection - warm passion radiates from this poem, painted with beautiful images, you are indeed gifted with the heart and soul of a true poet - Cindy (Report) Reply

  • premji premji (4/21/2009 5:37:00 AM)

    sky is such a big canvass and god is the painter......but in this cloud portrait, you are the painter....with magic fingers.......absolute delight to read...enjoyed..thanks.. (Report) Reply

  • Mamta Agarwal (4/12/2009 11:36:00 AM)

    this is such a beautiful poem, I am completely overwhelmed. each line is a poem by itself and can stand alone. through this cloud portrait I see you...



    warm Regards

    Mamta (Report) Reply

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