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When Paradise Returns

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When Paradise Returns

When Paradise Returns

That first year we cursed
the flood, channeled from
the border creek and basin of lakes
that added their support
King tides gave flux to sheets 
of water, rising silently after falling,
following the low-lying land
spilling once again between
the  waiting paperbarks

Our cattle, cut off from us, stood
utterly dejected - birds came
with the sounds of pardise,
re-claiming their natural habitat

That next year we waited with
the paperbarks, watching for the birds
to fill the wetland
waiting for them to fill the silent
fields again, as if by magic,
no longer cursed

 Suzanne Delaney

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  1. Date: 7/22/2013 6:50:00 PM
    Charming provocative imagery made me want more.. congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 7/22/2013 7:16:00 AM
    Suz congrats on you fine win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 7/21/2013 8:41:00 PM
    Congratulations on your wonderful win, SuZ! Annalise

  1. Date: 7/21/2013 7:34:00 PM
    Suz, CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WINNING POEM... :-) nice entry, for Anne's any poem contest. always & forever ** LINDA

  1. Date: 7/21/2013 7:31:00 PM
    Congratulation my friend on your win. Loved always, bl

  1. Date: 7/21/2013 5:54:00 PM
    Congratulations SuZ on your awesome win. It is a great poem and I covet your talent... Jake

  1. Date: 7/21/2013 1:28:00 PM
    An awesome write with vivid imagery. You know how to keep the reader enthralled, Suz. Congratulations on winning Anne's contest. Well-deserved, my friend. Licia :-)

  1. Date: 7/21/2013 1:09:00 PM
    You drew a vivid picture with your words. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 7/21/2013 1:06:00 PM
    Congrats on your win, SuZ, with this good write - very descriptive. Love, Su

  1. Date: 7/21/2013 1:00:00 PM
    Suz, congratulations on your win in the contest ;) enjoyed reading your poem tonight! - Wilma

  1. Date: 7/21/2013 10:37:00 AM
    Your poem is gorgeous! I love it, thanks for participating in my any poem contest- and many congrats on your win! :) Hugs!

  1. Date: 7/11/2013 3:28:00 PM
    Why does it remind me of the land down under? Magic verse and SuZ is weaving her artistry of words. Beautiful! G.

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 2:54:00 PM
    Beautiful write here SuZ, very enjoyable peter

  1. Date: 7/8/2013 8:51:00 PM
    Amazing beautiful write....suz ty:0)

  1. Date: 7/8/2013 7:36:00 PM
    Hey Suz, This poem is truly inspiring, Very powerful write! Hakim

  1. Date: 7/8/2013 8:40:00 AM
    When paradise does return, will they be ready? Very nice piece!

  1. Date: 7/8/2013 5:04:00 AM
    - A very beautiful poem to read, thank you for sharing it with me. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)