Bookends

Bookends

A Poem by Kelly Scheppers
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...first writing of a new year!

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Bookends

 

 

We are immortal

like the sea,

like the tide

that rushes in

then out again

 

Its silence speaks

to my amaretto soul,

sequestering the words

to a Simon & Garfunkel tune

 

about a time of innocence,

a time of confidences.

 

I’ve preserved your memories,

sepia tones of lost afternoons.

 

They’re all that’s left you.




© 2018 Kelly Scheppers



Author's Note

Kelly Scheppers
There are songs that move me to tears, and "Bookends" by Simon & Garfunkel, is one of them. I wanted to take a few lines and incorporate them into a poem that expresses love and the loss of it in our lives. This is what I came up with.

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Overwhelming!
Simply beautiful.
Thank you for sharing.
DB

Posted 7 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

7 Months Ago

Thank you so much, David!
a very nice way to express truly great music and song piece.
they were a beautiful duo.

Posted 7 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

7 Months Ago

...yes, they were! Thank you so much!
This was beautifully tragic... there is no feeling like missing our love. Fantastic piece!

Posted 7 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

7 Months Ago

Many thanks, Travis.
Travis Gibson (poetic heroics)

7 Months Ago

It was nothing but a pleasure.
When I picked this poem to read it was because I love that S&G song! Well chosen.

Posted 7 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

7 Months Ago

I could listen to it over and over again, and still not get enough of the ambience of it. I find it .. read more
"Sepia tones of lost afternoons" is my favorite line in this piece.. which inherently implies the antiquity of faded memories..but ones which you are fond of. I also enjoy how the sepia reference applies to your talents as a photographer.

The beginning stanza truly grabbed me though... we are immortal like the sea...
It made me think of the permanency of souls joined together... even when apart, they are eternal and infinitely woven together and need only the tides of time to bring them in physical contact to crash together again.. to play together in the rush that is high tide... until they are spent and the lull of afterglow sends them in opposite directions (but always to be joined and always to return!) I so love that possibility!!

Posted 8 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

8 Months Ago

I am indebted by your kindness, Alexa. A thousand thank you's for making my day!
Alexa Apothic Red

8 Months Ago

Any day that I can make another's day is a day well spent!! I'm honored, and the pleasure was mine.
Its silence speaks
to my amaretto soul,
sequestering the words
....

I’ve preserved your memories,
sepia tones of lost afternoons.

those loves are preserved in a library between your 'Bookends' ...

Posted 8 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

8 Months Ago

Many thanks, Pete! How's the weather there in Boston? Any snow?
Pete

8 Months Ago

welcome Kelly. been weird. was 70 tues. & wed. - was wearing shorts. dropped to around 40 thurs. .. read more
I love the reference to the sea being immortal..like memories. I love this piece.

Posted 8 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

8 Months Ago

Thank you for the kindness your words bring me today!
Beautiful! Motion of the tide sets a wonderful rhythm to your poem, as your words express the joy of kept secrets and sadness of lost love. Beautiful!


Posted 8 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

8 Months Ago

Thank you so much, Mary!
You had me with "amaretto soul"! You turn phrases like no other.

Posted 8 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

8 Months Ago

Roland!! How wonderful it is to see you! Thank you for the lovely warmth your words bring me today.. read more
Time flows like tides and memories never recede.

A beautiful poem based on a beautiful song Kelly. :)

Posted 8 Months Ago


Kelly Scheppers

8 Months Ago

You've returned my poetic world to near normalcy...you certainly were missed around here! Thank you .. read more
 Relic

8 Months Ago

I always wind up coming back don't I? haha
Kelly Scheppers

8 Months Ago

...this is true! ; )

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Added on January 8, 2018
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Kelly Scheppers
Kelly Scheppers

San Diego, CA



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