Shawn L. Bird

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poem- ending May 18, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 5:22 pm
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The skies weep on the airport

bidding melancholy farewell

to the time of aggregation.

On my return drive, troubled skies glower,

containing their tears while

eagles, ospreys, and hawks wheel

on rising wind born of wistful  anamnesis.

At home a beam of sun light

glows at my door, grateful


recollecting joy.



It is always bittersweet on the last day of a gathering, as participants return home.  Graduation celebration, weddings, funerals, conventions, conferences, camp.  The greater the anticipation of the event, the more melancholy the ending.  

I will treasure fond memories of Word on the Lake 2014.  43 hours of conference, anticipated for 572 days = 1.2 days of anticipation per hour of experience! 🙂

Sometimes, the ending remains a clear memory, while the middle disappears.  Do you have any poignant endings that you hold in your heart?




20 Responses to “poem- ending”

  1. Renard Moreau Says:

    [ Smiles ] I LOVE your poetry!

  2. toad2014 Says:

    Don’t say you here in the big coastal city, without face to face hello, disappointment would fall on my heart! Opening the door to see your love, would any person understand the true meaning…

  3. jnmdtwns Says:

    “Sometimes, the ending remains a clear memory, while the middle disappears.” – So true

    • As I wrote it, I was thinking that the beginning and the endings of so many moments are clear in mind, though I’ve lost the middles of them. I suppose that the emotional intensity of start/finish is behind it.

  4. graceh13 Says:

    Endings are all poignant, at least for me as I hate goodbyes. Very nice poem. Thank you for sharing Shawn. 🙂

  5. “The greater the anticipation of the event, the more melancholy the ending”
    So true, in my experience. I often feel that way when I return home for a visit with family.

    • Yes. I don’t find it with family within 8 hours drive, but leaving my family and friends from my exchange student time in Finand is painful all over again.

  6. rolltidejen Says:

    Yes. Saying goodbye to my family the rare times I get to visit them because I never know when next we will see each other being nearly 1,000 miles away.

  7. Vishal Says:

    the heart mmm!
    those hidden thoughts
    the forgotten pots
    time dwells in swell
    taking some memories away
    leaving behind residues
    leaving us behind
    pondering, wandering
    wondering what that
    missing thought is
    then in the end
    some realize what it was
    while others may
    just ponder into death…

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