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A Beach Menagerie

A Beach Menagerie 

At daybreak, I approach the beach
across a soft hill  of clover,
past sleeping pandanus,
and down a small sand dune. 
I am enveloped by seawind.

I look up to a flight of swallows,
symbol of returning.
They occupy the airspace of seagulls.
A kookaburra laughs,
somewhere to land-ward. 

A malamute puffs up alongside me,
pulling a lady along, on a long leash.
If she had a small sled, she could mush,
on this perfect white beach. 

Tall lady pines, line the shores,
their skirts just out of reach
of sea water.

Seagulls sit in small conventions,
pecking free donuts, and
line up for cups of coffee.
I imagine their grey wings,
tucked through Aloha  shirts.
A  German shepherd lopes, wolf-like
scatters them; they swoop out to sea, laughing.
They'll be telling the folks back home
of  their close call.

Now the sun's rays
have reached the high rises,
awakening diamond fires,
from glass windows.
on the horizon, sunbeams
reach down in straight lines,
like sun-pictures
from a  child's storybook.
My step quickens,
as I climb the woodennbeach ramp,
back to the street,
alive, for what my day holds.

Suzanne Delaney

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  1. Date: 8/11/2013 10:22:00 AM
    - Congratulations on having your poem featured on the homepage "Featured Poem of the Week" - Have a nice day. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 8/11/2013 6:45:00 AM
    Hello Suz , '''CONGRATULATIONS''' On your featured poem of the week... Have yourself a nice and beautiful Sunday... -XOX- Love Linda

  1. Date: 8/8/2013 8:18:00 PM
    What crystalized images! Thanks for sharing.

  1. Date: 8/8/2013 7:40:00 PM
    Congratulations on this featured poem...I enjoyed it tonight..

  1. Date: 8/7/2013 11:15:00 AM
    Suz this is outstanding so glad I read it congrats on being featured shadow smiles (7)

  1. Date: 8/3/2013 7:30:00 AM
    Lovely piece,Suz...Congrats on your win...

  1. Date: 8/2/2013 5:26:00 AM
    I like the imagery in this wonderful write....congrats on a fine win

  1. Date: 8/1/2013 11:17:00 PM
    Suz, .congrats .. LOVE ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 7/30/2013 8:01:00 PM
    You display great beauty and and you exude and air of serenity Suz, congratulations on your win love xxx

  1. Date: 7/30/2013 8:36:00 AM
    Suz,,, , congratulations... with your sweet win... luv.. Linda

  1. Date: 4/18/2013 7:55:00 AM
    The animals and themes within this work evoke an almost myth-like quality. Great work :)

  1. Date: 4/8/2013 9:57:00 PM
    Wonderful day for you Suzanne, you brought it alive.

  1. Date: 4/5/2013 9:37:00 PM
    Dear Suzanne,Vivid imagery "Tall lady pines,line the shores, their skirts just out of reach of sea water" I live on a mountain with a lake 500 feet behind the cabin, the Blue Spruce's "skirts just out of reach"of fresh wate. I can look out my window and see the Beautiful POETIC Portrait YOU have painted in this Super fine Write.I bow to YOUR talented Pen and the Mind behind it. With LOVE ALWAYS and FOREVER YOUR Eternal Liege...Harry

  1. Date: 4/3/2013 2:11:00 PM
    Dear Suzanne: Fantastic poem! Very descriptive. Have a wonderful day.

    Delaney Avatar Suzanne Delaney
    Date: 4/3/2013 11:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Sheol
  1. Date: 4/3/2013 12:35:00 AM
    We often find holiness in the wholeness of everydayness, and your poem fills the soul with the fullness which we often take for granted. Thanks for sharing, Suz. David