In the Gloaming

In the Gloaming

A Poem by Kelly Scheppers

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In the Gloaming



 

 

I wait by the window

for your return,

like wilting flowers awaiting sunlight…

in the gloaming.



 


© 2015 Kelly Scheppers



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had a hard time finding one i did not read yet :) love the title and the succinct story of love ...maybe she waits for a sailor gone once more to sea ... maybe someone who never returns .. just the word "gloaming" brings such a complex array of feeling to mind .. nice one Kelly!
E.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Year Ago

Visiting old poetry is like old friends, and this is one friend I'm glad you met! x
Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

me too! :))))))))
Oh so patiently please don't wilt.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Deserving of all those 35 comments and opinions left by each of my reviewing predecessors I am sure. I am also confident there shall yet be many more. Cheers Kelly

Posted 2 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Years Ago

...that's quite a high for me, indeed! ...thank you, Neville!
What's the point of pretending any longer, Kelly, I know I'll never find a poem of yours I don't like.
Take the entirety of this piece, for instance: One can see the softening of sunlight as it just beginning to be filtered by the horizon before early twilight, the once vibrant flowers, now fading and drooping from lack of care and attention, wondering when (if ever) someone will come along and spritz a bit of refreshing water on its blossoms and give their stems a nourishing drink. Then, the font, its hot, withering color matched by the sad, retreating blooms, and it is quite impossible that one can fail to feel the moment's emotion, hopes, the writer's longing thirst to be quenched by their lover's return.

I am welling-up, Kelly … it feels so very poignantly real! ⁓ Richard

Posted 2 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Years Ago

Such a touching perspective, Richard. You brought it all into focus...thank you!
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alf
Wow!! Kelly. You are fast learning from our friend FT!!! Love the brevity. Thanks for your message, hopefully I will kick this flu in a day or two and be back where I belong!!! Lovd the poem!! alf

Posted 2 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Years Ago

Take care of yourself, dear one...x
alf

2 Years Ago

Did it!!! I'm baaaaack
Your writing style is so lovely. I admire your ability to create such beautiful scenes in short poems; every word is perfectly chosen.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Years Ago

I gravitate to shorter styles...I am thrilled you enjoyed its brevity! ...thank you, Jamie!
Wistful... how I've missed your writing!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Years Ago

...thank you, Lara. I'm sorry for not remembering you...perhaps reading you again will stir the web.. read more
Clara

2 Years Ago

Hahah, I've been away for awhile -- but I just had to get something out so I'm back. :D
Kelly Scheppers

2 Years Ago

This place is hard to stay away from!
The longing is palpable in this one. I could see her at the window. Bittersweet. Lydi**

Posted 2 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Years Ago

Thank you, Lydi! I always look forward to your reviews!
I learned a new word after reading this, so yay! haha.
Dusk is my fave part of the time [followed by the late hours of the night lol], so I like this poem even more for that reason. A Lovely write that's full of longing.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Years Ago

I seem to have turned many heads with the use of that word! It's always a thrill to learn something.. read more
GreenEyedPoet

2 Years Ago

Haha I did notice that everyone liked that word. And yes, always fun learning something new. :D
Perfection, hard to say anything else for this says it ALL! Stole my breath xo

Posted 2 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Years Ago

There are those we seek to validate the caliber of our words...you are mine. Thank you, dear Poppy!

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Kelly Scheppers
Kelly Scheppers

San Diego, CA



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