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Where I Live


In a tropical place the climate
becomes a way of being
Fruits and flowers on shirts and dresses,
Breakfasts of bananas.
Pineapple flavoured passions
of afternoon,
Pathways to the moon
on evening seas
Coconut milk tipped waves at dawn
Palms tilting horizons, gulls gliding
the edge of time 

Yet- where I live does not define me 

Not like the timeless, Irish dairymen who,
rain or shine, milk cows, they
 could easily set their clocks by.
Here on this perfect stretch of sand- 
I am rootless - envious
of those who have never moved. 
I feel puppet-ized by modern life
A little schizoid - liking where I am,
hearing the voices, while 
a part of me pines
for pastoral beginnings. 

© Suzanne Delaney

Copyright © Suzanne Delaney | Year Posted 2017


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  1. Date: 1/19/2017 12:12:00 PM

    love your write yours two full of mood thank you for comments on mine happy new year to you to davidscottxx
  1. Date: 1/10/2017 10:15:00 AM

    Always, I have dreamed of living such a life but this world got in my way. This fine poem, is as an ice cream cone on a hot, burning hot summer day to me.Adding to my fav list as it is a welcomed jewel.
  1. Date: 1/4/2017 5:54:00 AM

    It must be marvelous the place you live dear, Suzanne! A wonderful poem artfully written!
  1. Date: 1/3/2017 3:56:00 PM

    Hi SuZ. lovely poem you have written. Both of those places seem great places to be. I feel the same way about the wonders of England where I was born, and the beauty of Western Australia. Enjoyable write, my friend....Have a great new year....Peter
  1. Date: 1/1/2017 11:41:00 PM

    This is lovely SuZ. So nice to read your work again. I miss you. I wish you and hubby a beautiful new year! 7 ; )
  1. Date: 1/1/2017 9:51:00 PM

    a soulful write where a landscape shapes your essence and artwords!...happy new year dear suZ and more huggs
  1. Date: 1/1/2017 4:52:00 PM

    I live in my pastoral beginnings and I think I'm ready for a change. Sorta shuffle the cards, so to speak. When we have gold, we want silver. Love the poem SuZ. Happy New Year:)
  1. Date: 1/1/2017 3:11:00 PM

    Where do you live? It is kind of hard figuring it out in reading your poem. This is evocative and bittersweet work. Peace & Love Matthew Anish
  1. Date: 1/1/2017 2:25:00 PM

    Sounds like paradise. I think we all long for something different every now and then. Beautifully done. :)
  1. Date: 1/1/2017 8:45:00 AM

    Oh my....what a beautiful mix of a Barrier Reef island and an Atlantic island Suz. You first took me back to those thousands of fruit bats that crossed Palm Island each evening against a pink sky. The sound of their wings overhead. Then, I was not even having to set my clock on a dark drizzly Irish night, knowing that beast of a rooster would be crowing at dawn.
  1. Date: 1/1/2017 8:22:00 AM

    Lovely poem that speaks to me deeply. Happy New year, Suzanne.
  1. Date: 1/1/2017 8:06:00 AM

    - Sounds like a paradise .... but you yearn to a different location .... great written Suz - hugs // Anne-Lise :)