Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Tribute to David Bowie ~~ My Challenge Poem


Sail Away

Katie loved her Papa so very much
She remembers the day they went sailing
Sailing to places they'd not been before
Sail away, sail away, they sailed away

Regent's Park, whose innards were calling them
They sailed to places, never seen before
Edge of the world was just around the Horn
Katie sang, "Sale away, sale away, now"

They talked to ducks resting on the island
Papa talked the most, he knew their language
Kate laughed and sighed, would this happen again
Sailing away, where they'd not been before

Katie wondered now, cause Papa was gone
Sailed away, he couldn't come back, he left
She'd go there someday too, she'd never been
They'd sail on the clouds, sail away some more
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Photos and Poem Copyright © 2016 Jimmiehov. All Rights Reserved

I'm linked with Brendan MacOdrum  at his Imaginary Garden with Real Toads post, Sunday Mini-Challenge: Islands 

And again with 



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 - My favorite David Bowie song iss "Ch, ch, Changes".  What is yours?


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The lyrics, "Slip Away"

Oogie waits for just another day
Drags his bones to see the Yankees play
Bones boy talks and flickers gray
Oh, they slip away
 
Once a time they nearly might have been
Bones and Oogie on a silver screen
No one knew what they could do
Except for me and you
They slip away, they slip away

Don't forget to keep your head warm
Twinkle, twinkle uncle Floyd
Watching all the world and war torn
How I wonder where you are?
Sailing over Coney island

Twinkle, twinkle uncle Floyd
We were dumb but you were fun, boy
How I wonder where you are?
Oogie knew there's never ever time
Some of us will always stay behind

Down in space it's always 1982
The joke we always knew
What's a matter with you?
C'mon, let's go slip away
 
Don't forget to keep your head warm
Twinkle, twinkle uncle Floyd
Watching all the world and war torn
How I wonder where you are?
Sailing over Coney island
Twinkle, twinkle uncle Floyd
We were dumb but you were fun, boy
How I wonder where you are?

Read more:
David Bowie - Slip Away Lyrics | MetroLyrics

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8 Comments:

At Tuesday, January 12, 2016 10:49:00 PM, Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

No, I think this is your own poem, inspired by the Bowie song but not too derivative. I think it's full of love and sweetness, and the images come alive for me.

 
At Wednesday, January 13, 2016 3:52:00 AM, Blogger Brendan MacOdrum said...

Thanks Jim -- This poem makes me wonder, does art prepare us for loss or does loss prepare us for art? Probably both.

 
At Wednesday, January 13, 2016 9:42:00 PM, Blogger Kerry O'Connor said...

This is one of the nicest tributes for Bowie I have read. You made it personal, our grief acknowledges the value of people in our own lives.

 
At Thursday, January 14, 2016 5:42:00 AM, Blogger Marian said...

This is perfectly melancholy and reflective, like that pool I suppose, and just as I've been feeling this week about losing David Bowie. It's really lovely, Jim. That clock just keeps on marching, marching.

 
At Thursday, January 14, 2016 6:00:00 AM, Blogger brudberg said...

So well don with the variation of the sail.. we all have our own personal Bowie story...

 
At Thursday, January 14, 2016 6:13:00 AM, Blogger Gillena Cox said...

bonding family memories, both beautiful and metaphoric, lovely poem Jim. Thanks for dropping in to read mine

much love...

 
At Saturday, January 16, 2016 3:59:00 AM, Blogger kaykuala said...

Wonderful tribute Dr Jim! I tend to remember Bowie as one of the earliest 'gender bender' singers garbed in colorful feminine clothes complete with make-up. Had them in the early stages of his career but discarded them later.

Hank

 
At Saturday, January 16, 2016 5:53:00 AM, Blogger Magaly Guerrero said...

This is grief seen as it happens inside someone else's heart: intimate and personal, but also there to be seen. The refrain in your poem, hammers in the depth of the sorrow...

 

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