So Long, So Long

paul simonThis has been rumored for some time. I grew up with Paul Simon’s music. It has helped shape who I am. Simon is one of America’s great modern poets and I’m heartened to learn that his voice won’t fall silent. I’m also proud of him for deciding to support an issue that is dear to me as well.

Thank you, Paul, for touching my heart for all these years.

One of Simon’s songs just came to mind. He wrote it as a tribute to Frank Lloyd Wright, but its sentiment seems appropriate:

So long, Frank Lloyd Wright
I can’t believe your song is gone so soon
I barely learned the tune
So soon
So soon

I’ll remember Frank Lloyd Wright
All of the nights we’d harmonize till dawn
I never laughed so long
So long
So long

Architects may come and
Architects may go and
Never change your point of view
When I run dry
I stop awhile and think of you

So long, Frank Lloyd Wright
All of the nights we’d harmonize ‘til dawn
I never laughed so long
So long
So long

Author: Frank Tursi

Author, Journalist and mayor pro temp of Swansboro, NC

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