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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: 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

  1. Date: 10/20/2014 3:14:00 PM
    This is gorgeous........ I would rate it a #1 poem!!

  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: 4/20/2013 11:13:00 PM
    stunning....had to peek...see what manner of brilliance wrote this fiery gem..from down under eh....and pretty too...good for the one eyed lizard's eye ...and doubly good for mine...all kidding aside... you poetry rocks!

    Delaney Avatar Suzanne Delaney
    Date: 4/21/2013 1:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    ha ha Frank You make me laugh also good for the the blue-tongued lizards.
  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....