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I am Made of This

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I was born in Tasmania. Our ancesters were Irish and were possibly descended from convicts.  I was placed in a Salvation Army Home from aged 7 yrs until I was 9 years old.

The large bay windows overlooked a garden with Agapanthus and I often sat there in the warm sun when I felt sad.

The essence of this poem is about how these things shaped me,

Thanks fro reading and understanding,

 

 


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I am Made of This

 I am from those moments
George Ella Lyon

I am Made of This

I am from the isolation of pioneer spirits-
an ancient beekeeper- a vintage lacemaker

I am from a land of dancing brolgas -
and Rainbow Serpents

I am from agapanthus and flyblown windows-
I am from sunlight bathing shadows
the fluid drain of time- crisp July mornings

I am from the veins in leaves - 
butterfly wings

I am from the sudden clutch-
of sad departings

I am from threadbare curtains-
the crystal charity of others

I am from pure grief-
all this
and the breath of stolen  dreams

 Suzanne Delaney
written  5/10/2009

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  1. Date: 12/17/2014 4:25:00 AM
    truly excellent pen suzanne

  1. Date: 10/21/2014 4:53:00 AM
    - A great bio poem, a joy to read Suzanne ! - Congratulations on your wonderful 3rd place in the bio contest! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Delaney Avatar Suzanne Delaney
    Date: 10/21/2014 10:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Anne Lise: You have been a friend from the start. Stopping by soon for a read. Hugs, SuZ
  1. Date: 10/20/2014 3:28:00 PM
    You are made of beautiful things, Suzanne; this is not just a bio, but a real poem as well. Well done...and congrats on a lovely win. // paul ....a 7 rating, not just for the bio, but for the poem!!! // paul

    Delaney Avatar Suzanne Delaney
    Date: 10/21/2014 10:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Paul: Your rating and comment is highly valued from a writer of your caliber. SuZ
  1. Date: 10/20/2014 3:14:00 PM
    This is gorgeous........ I would rate it a #1 poem!!

    Delaney Avatar Suzanne Delaney
    Date: 10/21/2014 10:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Carrie...always a joy to hear from you.
  1. Date: 10/19/2014 2:38:00 PM
    Stunning bio Suzanne - many congrats on your win:-) hugs Jan xxx

    Delaney Avatar Suzanne Delaney
    Date: 10/19/2014 8:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Jan: I appreciate you stopping by. Hugs, SuZ
  1. Date: 12/25/2013 11:27:00 PM
    Seeing another familiar bio and it's stunning as ever. Congrats, sweetie.

    Delaney Avatar Suzanne Delaney
    Date: 10/19/2014 8:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Andrea: I wanted to upload a collage I made of this poem but haven't worked out how to add a picture yet.
  1. Date: 12/25/2013 11:13:00 PM
    Stunning ! Congrats on the win :)

  1. Date: 12/25/2013 4:41:00 PM
    Two thumbs up Thanks for sharing

  1. Date: 12/24/2013 6:12:00 PM
    Congrad's on your win. Happy Christmas Eve. Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/24/2013 4:35:00 PM
    Well done SuZ congratulations.

  1. Date: 12/24/2013 8:21:00 AM
    Big congrats to you on your winning poem.

  1. Date: 12/24/2013 12:14:00 AM
    Enjoyed your beautiful write on a portrait of a poet and congratulations on the win, SuZ

  1. Date: 12/23/2013 1:04:00 PM
    congrats on a fine win

  1. Date: 12/23/2013 12:57:00 PM
    Congrats Suzanne on your wonderful win! This I found very subtle, very beautifully done! Thanks for your participation. huggs...G

  1. Date: 4/23/2013 5:48:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win...

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 6:40:00 PM
    Suzanne , :-) congratulations with your awesome "SELF PORTRAIT" poem. Take Care ~ PD

  1. Date: 4/16/2013 8:49:00 PM
    Dear P,S-N, SUZ, Since my last comment on YOUR POETRY I have been rummaging through the dictionary,thesaurus(spelling), POEMS of the Masters ( I thought I saw YOUR POEMS there) trying to find words to describe YOUR Elegance.YOU do POETRY an Honor just touching YOUR Quill. I am sorry I am uneducated in the English Language.It probably sounds like I am Perfuming my comments to gain YOUR respect.My words are from my Heart.I LOVE YOU ALWAYS and FOREVER YOUR Liege...Harry

  1. Date: 4/15/2013 11:37:00 AM
    Wonderful written Suzanne, thank you - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Delaney Avatar Suzanne Delaney
    Date: 4/16/2013 6:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Anne Lise It is for the Self Portrait Challenge. SuZ
  1. Date: 4/14/2013 8:02:00 PM
    this is fantastic, I love best of all your free verse.soupmail.

    Delaney Avatar Suzanne Delaney
    Date: 4/14/2013 8:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Andrea: Good to see you. Love, SuZ
  1. Date: 4/14/2013 7:35:00 PM
    This is soo soo good, Suzanne! Heartwrenching and yet beautifully worded.

    Delaney Avatar Suzanne Delaney
    Date: 4/14/2013 7:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks, Carrie: I entered it in the Self Portrait contest. I hope its not too abstract....