Sandra Fowler

Rookie (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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  • Veteran Poet - 1,352 Points Loyd C. Taylor, Sr. (5/19/2014 5:36:00 AM)

    Good morning Sandra, a beautiful personification of nature and beautiful wordings, I enjoyed, Loyd (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Original Unknown Girl (11/26/2013 4:29:00 AM)

    Oh Sandra, your poetry evokes such emotion. Bittersweet this one but nevertheless oh-so-beautiful. HG: -) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 1 Points 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

  • Rookie John Oconnell (8/12/2010 3:48:00 AM)

    Breathtaking in its diction and content.10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 15 Points Eyan Desir (11/25/2009 6:55:00 AM)

    This is poetry.....good job (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 514 Points Sally Plumb Plumb (10/5/2009 7:45:00 AM)

    enjoyed this... especially the last line (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 40 Points Indira Babbellapati (9/8/2009 5:12:00 AM)

    'You paint our picture on a passing cloud, ' the imagery stilled me on my tracks! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 279 Points 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

  • Rookie - 0 Points 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

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie Samanyan Lakshminarayanan (7/3/2009 10:01:00 PM)

    a souls lyric to the soundless music.... amazing words...a lovely write again (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Raj Nandy (6/13/2009 8:09:00 AM)

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

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie - 141 Points 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

  • Rookie Matthew Sigllechner (5/10/2009 7:59:00 AM)

    This is nice, its like im sitting there too (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 11 Points 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

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie 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

  • Rookie Sonya Florentino (2/12/2009 9:01:00 AM)

    there is nothing much to say to a poem that makes you cry... (Report) Reply

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