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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I love the reference to the sea being immortal..like memories. I love this piece.

Posted 7 Hours Ago


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 6 Days Ago


Kelly Scheppers

6 Days Ago

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

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Weeks 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 2 Weeks Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Weeks Ago

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

2 Weeks Ago

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

2 Weeks Ago

...this is true! ; )
dear Kelly... lost afternoons... surrendering to the ebb and tides of romantic overtures. truly, Pat

Posted 1 Month Ago


Kelly Scheppers

2 Weeks Ago

So sorry I missed this two weeks ago, Pat. Please forgive my oversight!
Kelly, I'll admit I'd never heard this song. I'm 49, and I haven't listed to much of their music. You certainly made the their lyrics richer with this poem (which I read before and after listening to the song).

It's a somber but touching reminder of how precious and fragile love is; yet, how we can keep pieces in our minds.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Month Ago

I worked at a record store in the eighties, which was truly one of the BEST jobs I've ever had! The .. read more
Children are invulnerable and adults immortal - at least that is what our minds' believe.

I DON'T miss my neighbors - too often. I ask after them and am the less lonely for it. And of course many of my neighbors never seemed to live very near - who'ld a thunk? - but I have at times deeply wished SOME - well, never mind.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Month Ago

...thank you, Chris. Good to see you!
' a Simon & Garfunkel tune ~~ about a time of innocence, ~~ a time of confidences.. '

You have a way of turning back layers and dripping words through wee chinks of feelings and somehow, enhance each and every one.

Brit that i am, need to go listen very carefully to certain lyrics and associate them with a period that means so much to so many Simon and Garfunkel seem to be two of the musical giants that strodem sang and strummed through a magical time..

Kelly, you've done it again.. and so brilliantly. Thank you for the lesson in how to.. speak words that smile and cry same time. x

Posted 1 Month Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Month Ago

Songwriters like Simon & Garfunkel, Lennon & McCartney, and Elton John & Bernie Taupin were some of .. read more
emmajoy

1 Month Ago

Always, always a pleasure. Will explore Y/T tomorrow - tis going to be wet and dreary (for a change.. read more
Soft, tender and wonderful thoughts for love dear Kelly.
"I’ve preserved your memories,
sepia tones of lost afternoons."
I liked the above lines. Good places and faces are remembered when are enjoying the afternoon warm sun and the mind wandered off. Thank you for sharing the outstanding poetry.
Coyote



Posted 1 Month Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Month Ago

Thank you, John. It's really an incredible song that leaves an indelible mark upon one's heart.
Coyote Poetry

1 Month Ago

I agree dear Kelly and you are welcome my friend.
I am the same way, Kelly and your beautiful poem is a wonderful enhancement to the song. It is amazing how some songs can put us back to a certain place and time reliving all those thoughts and emotions that came with it.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Kelly Scheppers

1 Month Ago

Thank you, Dara! Many blessings to you.

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Kelly Scheppers
Kelly Scheppers

San Diego, CA



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