Treasure Island

Sandra Fowler

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

Paper Birds


Our minds have become intimate with words.
We fly together like two paper birds.
Small creeks, big rivers and the mighty sea,
Sustains the lyrics of calligraphy.

My friend, the lamp of sunset lights the grass.
Leaves paint old panes with poems of stained glass.
Deft fingers pluck the lyre-strings of the heart.
Emotion is as beautiful as art.

Submitted: Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Edited: Tuesday, June 28, 2011

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  • Michael Brock (4/7/2010 8:40:00 AM)

    I enjoyed this very much, you have a beautiful way with words and control the flow of it so well

    thank you
    Michael (Report) Reply

  • premji premji (1/6/2010 12:57:00 AM)

    dear sandraji....................

    i too fly like a paper bird along with you....................
    the last line.....all lines are marvellous............................
    what can i call these intimate word except poetry?

    love premji (Report) Reply

  • Nikunj Sharma (12/29/2009 2:54:00 AM)

    this piece is unimaginable and really stands out as a masterpiece....it goes to my favorites..... (Report) Reply

  • Vinod Kumar (10/14/2009 11:22:00 AM)

    Beautiful Wings spreading widely over the colourful lands lakes stepies creeks mountainsetc, Marvelous melody, thanks 10++ (Report) Reply

  • Patti Masterman (10/14/2009 10:13:00 AM)

    I found this poem because Sonya Florentino had written another one about Sandra Fowler by this same title. I really love this and feel most grateful to both Sonya and Sandra. This is some lovely sentiments and a keeper for sure. (Report) Reply

  • Will Barber (10/12/2009 11:51:00 PM)

    A song of friendship, indeed, in an age when few messages go by post. You return to old themes, but this is an extraordinarily beautiful reprise. - Will (Report) Reply

  • Uriah Hamilton (10/11/2009 9:05:00 PM)

    To daily write our poems on people's hearts, to enhance the art of being human. As ever, a lovely write. (Report) Reply

  • Dezire Diaz (10/11/2009 2:14:00 PM)

    I really love this poem and i really love the last line it just brings peace. (Report) Reply

  • Nalini Hebbar (10/10/2009 7:55:00 AM)

    words, lines, lyrics, poems, emotions...all so well merged in your poem...without theses there is no poem...regards (Report) Reply

  • T McH (10/10/2009 3:16:00 AM)

    YOUR words, your words... Oh, Sandra, what a way you have.
    This is, as ever, completely enchanting. t x (Report) Reply

  • Jasbir Chatterjee (10/7/2009 12:17:00 AM)

    Yes, our minds have become intimate with words! Beautifully spinned! I feel lucky to have you as a poet friend! (Report) Reply

  • Bob Blackwell (10/6/2009 10:39:00 AM)

    Lovely words fly so lightly from your pen. Emotion is art, without we cannot write or paint as both come from the heart. Your Paper Birds have flown to Africa to fill my heart with joy. Love from your friend Bob (Report) Reply

  • Meggie Gultiano (10/6/2009 6:45:00 AM)

    Emotion is as beautiful as art.
    ...................
    This line says it all. and i love it so much. (Report) Reply

  • Naseer Ahmed Nasir (10/6/2009 1:19:00 AM)

    Emotion is as beautiful as art.
    I think this last line is the essence of poetry. Emotion makes us create all words of art and poetry. I wonder how simply you have put us pondering on poetry and art while you have kept all your wonderful images and favorite words intact in this poem. Your art is as beautiful as your emotion, Sandra.
    Best Regards

    Naseer (Report) Reply

  • Alison Mary Dunn (10/5/2009 1:27:00 PM)

    'Our minds have become intimate with words' so simply put and has to be one of my favourite lines that you have written. Your love of poetry resonates strongly here and I'm sure it has the same effect with all your readers. 'the lamp of sunset lights the grass' gives out a warm contented glow. Really lovely x (Report) Reply

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