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Words That Fit the Inexplicable

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Words That Fit the Inexplicable

My brother is an osprey
with an eagle arrogance
And - although he adores a forest
I have the ‘sauce’ on him - he
abhors pine bathroom spray

His eyes are fire opals of mirth
His laughter - the dusk of an 
endless Summer heat
His legs - straddle the valley of death

I picture him in a strong canoe paddling through
a river of garden flowers 
 his spirit rising with swift wings-
 and the will to fall 

 Suzanne Delaney

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  1. Date: 1/7/2014 10:12:00 AM
    nice win...pd

  1. Date: 12/28/2013 6:45:00 PM
    If the fledgling does not try to fly, he will languish and die. It takes courage to fly. I hope he does well. We are all on our own karmic paths with the freedom to choose, win or lose. Didn't mean to rhyme this reply, it just came out that way.

    Delaney Avatar Suzanne Delaney
    Date: 1/1/2014 12:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes it is amazing what we absorb only to find it re- surfacing when we need it most. Here is a neat discussion from a book I am reading now which shows a suprising element, the complexity of pre-concieved poetry. From "Hope Abandoned by Nadezdha Mandelstam (p. 233) Talking about Osip Mandelstam (Russion Poet ) oppressed and killed by Stalin's Regime. " The sense of a poem, its latent meaning, is not always immediately apparent to the person who has composed it. "I often heard both Mendelstam and Akhmatova say that they now at last understood whom some poem or other was about- originally the poem had just "come" to them, without then knowing what or who had prompted it. Then, after a time, this would all suddenly come become clear.
  1. Date: 12/28/2013 8:50:00 AM
    Dear Suz - That first stanza is a day-brightener for me - I am over the ocean flying. As I read further your metaphoric words become sad. "the will to fall" lvoe, Kathy

    Delaney Avatar Suzanne Delaney
    Date: 12/28/2013 6:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Kathryn: He has moved away from the US to a remote area and married a younger woman with a ready-made family....if that isn't showing the will to fall I don't know what is. Strangely though, I wrote this long before it happened.