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Almost Home - Poem by Sandra Fowler

Remembering a Valentine sent to me by a poet from India,1989
You meet the moment with your solace thought.
Your fingers sketch a gray house far away.
Its window lights are warming cool resolve.
I think and know that we are almost home.

They tell me that a red bird has no soul
And yet I choose it for my metaphor.
Its spirit skims above half-frozen roads.
One hand is clapping for the death

With beautiful precision how your words
Eliminate each snowflake from my mind.
Yes, I accept your red bird valentine
Praising the strength that thought it over seas.


Comments about Almost Home by Sandra Fowler

  • Rookie Alison Cassidy (12/27/2008 5:36:00 PM)

    Such a simple trigger - a Valentine's card - and yet what a beautiful bouquet of poetic flowers grow from it. Your 'soulless' red bird is particularly evocative 'And yet I choose it for my metaphor.' Sandra, you and metaphor are like Domingo and Pavarotti. You sing beautifully together. Love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 326 Points Palas Kumar Ray (10/28/2008 3:18:00 PM)

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    You are always @Home @ INDIA @Our Heart.
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    10 'champa' flowers for you. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie good bye (2/21/2008 11:03:00 AM)

    Very beautiful exposition of poetic imagery.in the plexus time space & distance, well textured along with symmetry, suggests the sense of ingenuity expressed in the poem - the acceptance of valentine from a souless bird & finally trans-assimilation of gestures suigeneris. well expressed Sandra, love it how its flow.

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Poems About Home

  1. 1. They Went Home , Maya Angelou
  2. 2. To A Daughter Leaving Home , Linda Pastan
  3. 3. Home And Love , Robert William Service
  4. 4. Home Burial , Robert Frost
  5. 5. Home They Brought Her Warrior Dead , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  6. 6. Welcome Home , Spike Milligan
  7. 7. My Childhood Home I See Again , Abraham Lincoln
  8. 8. Home For Thanksgiving , Linda Pastan
  9. 9. Home Thoughts, From Abroad , Robert Browning
  10. 10. A Letter Home , Siegfried Sassoon
  11. 11. Journey Home , Rabindranath Tagore
  12. 12. Coming Home , Ernestine Northover
  13. 13. Home After Three Months Away , Robert Lowell
  14. 14. Letter Home , Natasha Trethewey
  15. 15. A Home Song , Henry Van Dyke
  16. 16. Home, Sweet Home , John Howard Payne
  17. 17. Home , Anne Brontë
  18. 18. Home Thoughts , Claude McKay
  19. 19. At Home , Christina Georgina Rossetti
  20. 20. Bound For Your Distant Home , Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin
  21. 21. My Home , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  22. 22. The Home , Rabindranath Tagore
  23. 23. Home From Abroad , Laurie Lee
  24. 24. Down Home , Lucy Maud Montgomery
  25. 25. Home Thoughts, From The Sea , Robert Browning
  26. 26. A Martian Sends A Postcard Home , Craig Raine
  27. 27. Graydigger's Home , William Stafford
  28. 28. On Home Beaches , Les Murray
  29. 29. Away From Home Are Some And I— , Emily Dickinson
  30. 30. Home , Rupert Brooke
  31. 31. The Old Home Calls , Lucy Maud Montgomery
  32. 32. Home , Zbigniew Herbert
  33. 33. Come Home, Father! , Henry Clay Work
  34. 34. Who Goes Home? , Gilbert Keith Chesterton
  35. 35. Home Sweet Home , Siyabonga A Nxumalo
  36. 36. Night In The Old Home , Thomas Hardy
  37. 37. Variations At Home And Abroad , Kenneth Koch
  38. 38. Home , Wilfrid Wilson Gibson
  39. 39. Sweet Stay-At-Home , William Henry Davies
  40. 40. Almost Home , Sandra Fowler
  41. 41. The Hangman At Home , Carl Sandburg
  42. 42. The Wrong Way Home , James Tate
  43. 43. Oh Stay At Home, My Lad , Alfred Edward Housman
  44. 44. The Princess: A Medley: Home They Brough.. , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  45. 45. When The Children Come Home , Henry Lawson
  46. 46. .home Sweet Home , Nikunj Sharma
  47. 47. Prophets At Home , Rudyard Kipling
  48. 48. How Bateese Came Home , William Henry Drummond
  49. 49. To Friends At Home , Robert Louis Stevenson
  50. 50. Lines Written From Home , Anne Brontë
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