Sandra Fowler

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

Mellow Light


I think forsythia is mellow light,
Beyond the confines of all wrong or right.
That warms war weary eyes against the night.

The power of its brave statement after pain
Makes one believe that hope is not in vain.
Something resembling sun will rise again.

Sheer beauty has the solace to restore
The soul until the ignorance of war,
Is nothing but a shadow anymore.

Shine on Forsythia burn like a prayer,
For those who sent their good-byes home by air.
We wish for them, always a spring somewhere.

Submitted: Monday, March 13, 2006
Edited: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

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'Published, 'The Enchanting Verses'

Comments about this poem (Mellow Light by Sandra Fowler )

  • Freshman - 1,222 Points David Harris (7/24/2014 11:04:00 AM)

    A beautiful piece of writing. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 26 Points Joseph Poewhit (7/24/2013 6:54:00 AM)

    The soul is a shadow of life (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 773 Points Leslie Philibert (7/24/2013 4:42:00 AM)

    Like this, the three lined stanzaic structure, good rhymes.(One small point, did you capitalise Forsythia with intent
    in the last verse, and in the first verse not?) . Excellent write. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie John Knight (11/4/2009 10:47:00 AM)

    Hi Sandra - this is a perfect poem in structure - metre - rhyme and content. It merits a MAX. The FORSYTHIA is so beautiful and bright that it is a perfect metaphore for linking our love and prayer and God's love to those who are our protectors.
    V 1 The colour of Forsythia to lift our spirits and 'Warm war weary eyes against the light' V 2 The power of the Forsythia to release from pain and restore hope 'Something resembling Sun will rise again'. V 3 The beauty of Forsythia to eclipse 'The ignorance of war' V 4 The touch of the Creator in Forsythia 'Like a Prayer' enables us to 'Pray for them a Spring somewhere' - Excellent Love in Poetry - JOHN. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Raj Nandy (10/8/2009 10:24:00 PM)

    This message of 'spring some where' - gives us the strength to carry on,
    With hope in our hearts and our trust in God! 10!
    -Raj (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sonya Florentino (9/28/2009 10:49:00 PM)

    more than anyone else, those suffering in war need to be reminded of beauty, hope and love....and the forsythia with its sunshine of color can very well be that reminder of one's humanity..... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 469 Points Sally Plumb Plumb (9/14/2009 3:11:00 PM)

    There's a website somewhere.... poets against war. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 11 Points Andrew Blakemore (8/18/2009 4:23:00 AM)

    This is such an enchanting poem Sandra, a real pleasure to read. Best wishes, Andrew (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Reshma Ramesh (12/7/2008 10:03:00 AM)

    beautiful..................god bless them all................. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Tsira Goge (11/15/2008 11:54:00 PM)


    Mellow Light.
    .........................
    It is fine have told, same itself hope in the dynamic.... 10.......
    Sincerely,
    Tsira (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 286 Points Bill Grace (10/14/2007 11:46:00 PM)

    As a thirty six year around the military type of guy
    This poem makes me want to cry
    For articulating so beautifully
    What my bruised soul has been denied. Bill Grace (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mary Naylor (9/1/2007 3:13:00 AM)

    Powerful and beautiful with a strong and musical flow. Passionate. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Melvina Germain (6/10/2007 4:15:00 AM)

    The emotion flows through this poem Sandra, excellent write indeed.--Melvina-- (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Will Barber (5/2/2006 3:40:00 PM)

    This poem is so comforting, so brave, so sad. The rhymes never trap the (very original) artist into cliche. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie R H (4/13/2006 11:30:00 AM)

    A wonderfully eloquent write - I particularly liked the line ' Shine on Forsythia burn like a prayer'. Kind regards, Justine (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Graham Jones (3/26/2006 3:56:00 AM)

    This is so beautiful, I had to read it again and again, absolutely radiates with emotion. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie David Tanguay (3/24/2006 11:45:00 AM)

    Sandra: I like this one, would you check out my poem titled 'The completion at last' it deals with ignorance of war and prejudice (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Duncan Wyllie (3/19/2006 11:49:00 AM)

    You played my heart strings with the gentlest of rhythm and action and at the end the crowd within cries out for more. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,840 Points Dr. A.celestine Raj Manohar Md (3/19/2006 8:26:00 AM)

    Excellent, soul-uplifting poem, Sandra.
    God bless your work even more!
    Regards,
    Dr John Celes (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Sylvia Spencer (3/14/2006 1:27:00 PM)

    How wonderful are the softness of these words. The Forsythia when it blooms to me is the first sign of spring. This poem really warmed my heart, cheers Sylvie (Report) Reply

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