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Suzanne is a Retired Registered Nurse certified in Med/Surg. She began writing poetry as a result from meditation during stress relief classes. Since retiring she has participated in poetry groups both in the Community and on-line. She is originally from Australia but has lived in the Hawaiian Islands for most of her adult life. Her poetry is a mixture from both places as she has spent time living between both Australia and Hawaii. In her writing she has explored many forms but finds ease of expression mostly in free verse.

 Her poems are included in an Anthology "A Bridge to ALL Nations."with other poets from  Connie's site:

Poetry for Thought.

Hands in Prayer Position

Blog Posted:7/21/2013 7:20:00 PM

Seren posted a poem today titled, "Prayer Hands."I told her I had pondered the same question a few years back and this is a story I wrote about things we take for granted without looking into it sometimes.
Would love to hear all your thoughts on this.


Sometimes we can go all our lives seeing something without really having any insight into what we are seeing. For instance, 'hands in prayer position.'  Because they are praying,  we assume people will put their hands flat together.  It looks very neat and reverent but beyond that not another thought,  until recently  when I saw a very bright picture of a reflexology chart of the hand, just before I was about to meditate.   I don't meditate with my hands in prayer position but I had a sudden connection in my mind between the reflexology chart and the symbol of prayer.  Was there some power gained by this action due to the energy fields being directly opposite. I located some of the points on my own hand and stimulated them. I could definitely feel something happening so, I did an internet search and sure enough my hunch was accurate.


The article stated about reflex points  and noted ," Thus when the hands are brought together, not only are all opposite energies brought to a meeting point, but right in the centre of your hands (the reflex point for the heart)  is the centre of your being.  The article went on to say, "In placing one’s hands, palms together in front of one’s own heart, there is a point in the middle from where all these opposing tensions of left and right, past and future, male and female, giving and recieving arise - a still point where all opposites meet.  This point is also reflected in between the palms of our hands.  No matter how hard we try, there is no way that the hands can be placed  so flat against each other so that there is no space between them. From thispoint, all thoughts arise and are manifest according to the pressures and conflicts acting between the hands.”


It seemed to be a week of sudden insights because as I was lying in the spa in our courtyard relaxing, I looked over at our stag-horn fernwhich has gown so big, and looks like a perfect set of massive green antlers.

  "Why? Iwondered to myself would a fern imitate a set of stag's horns.

Later, I shared the thought with my husband and he offered the opinion that the stag developed their horns to appear like the ferns, as a kind of camouflage.  Of course I thought, from a distance, a stag standing in a forest would blend with the trees  and his horns would appear to be like one of the stag-horn ferns protruding from a tree trunk. 


How many things do we take for granted until the deeper meaning is suddenly revealed just by asking a simple question?


 Suzanne Delaney


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  1. Date: 7/22/2013 7:11:00 AM
    I never heard of this before, Suz. Very interesting.

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    Delaney Avatar Suzanne Delaney Date: 7/22/2013 12:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for commenting. Sometimes we write a blog and don't know if it is read. Hugs, SuZ
  1. Date: 7/22/2013 2:50:00 AM
    Historically hands are held in the position of finger tips touching, but not the palms. This is a symbolic gesture to imitate the steeple of the church. Much had been written on the subject, especially regarding symbolism in art. I touched on this in my poem, An Ode to the Hands. Inspired by: ‘Hands of an Apostle’ by Albrecht Durer: the antlers: Animals are generally colour blind and accidental likeness is in the eyes of the beholder - hence we name flora and fauna according to our perceptions. Shapes in nature usually came about as defense mechanisms and camouflage would suggest an advantage in a given environment. Thank you for this interesting blog, SuZ. Love, Su

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    Delaney Avatar Suzanne Delaney Date: 7/22/2013 12:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Su It sure is an interesting subject. I hope more people join in and give their thoughts on it. I will check out your links when I get back from aerobics today.
  1. Date: 7/22/2013 12:27:00 AM
    Suz what a great blog,as you say when we really look into things, the answer is there staring us in the face. those antler horns are a great example. I will study the reflexology chart thoroughly what else will I find i wonder. Thank you again Suz......Seren

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    Delaney Avatar Suzanne Delaney Date: 7/22/2013 1:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Seren: So glad you enjoyed reading this. I just thought...... hey!!! great minds think alike...LOL SuZ

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1/20/2015 Dialogue of Place Free versefeelings,life,nature,word
11/28/2014 An Outback Christmas Rhymechildren,christmas,decemb
11/6/2014 Sepia Photogragh of a Redwood Stump Free versenature,sad,
10/17/2014 Morning Glory Rhymejoy,morning,
10/17/2014 Great Un-manifest Rhymefaith,wisdom,
8/25/2014 It Must Begin With Free verseconflict,earth,nature,
8/25/2014 Song of Rain Rhymegarden,nature,rain,
8/21/2014 Lotus Bloom Free verseallegory,beauty,dark,
8/19/2014 Rhymes with You - Footles Rhymehumorous,
6/7/2014 As Inspired by The Death of a Bird A D Hope Free versebird,blue,nature,
6/6/2014 How to Die Free verseage,death,dream,
6/5/2014 Giants of Gravity Rhymeanimal,history,mystery,na
6/5/2014 WIDOW'S WEB Rhymeanalogy,emotions,nature,
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5/29/2014 What the Mermaid Knows Rubaiyatmythology,nature,ocean,ph
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5/17/2014 A Dream Pantoumdesire,dream,love,
5/17/2014 Timelessness is to Being Free versechange,future,pain,sorrow
4/21/2014 We Lose Surprise Free verseheartbroken,longing,lost
4/20/2014 Two Views on Spring Rhymeapril,beautiful,seasons,
4/19/2014 Beach Park Tanka Tankanature,ocean,
4/18/2014 Reflection Free verseinspirational,philosophy,
4/18/2014 a lot to giveaway Free verseangst,art,childhood,
4/16/2014 Super Model - Itty Bitty Big Life Coupletcareer,celebrity,clothes,
4/1/2014 Secret Directions to Jilliby Farm Free versebeauty,earth,environment,
2/4/2014 To be a part of landscape Free verseanalogy,image,mountains,p
1/27/2014 a woman cannot always leave Free verseabsence,abuse,betrayal,br
1/27/2014 A Woman's Heart Free verseangst,confusion,environme
1/7/2014 The Grief of Stayed Continuance Free versenature,sorrow,tree,
12/28/2013 Touching Evolution Free verseallegory,beautiful,creati
12/28/2013 Words That Fit the Inexplicable Free versebrother,character,forgive
12/26/2013 Every Beautiful Thing Ghazalbeauty,change,wisdom,
12/24/2013 The Darkest Beast Free verseevil,men,
12/18/2013 What Llama Lil Saw in BagDad Rhymeadventure,humorous,
12/18/2013 Mosaic: On Missing the Morning I do not know?day,morning,sleep,
12/2/2013 As a Poet Sees Free versepoetry,poets,writing,
11/30/2013 Queen of Heaven Free versebeauty,identity,lyric,pra
11/30/2013 Being Shod Free versehorse,
11/30/2013 When You Are Gone Verseabsence,bereavement,for h
11/30/2013 Trumpets of Blue Free versebeauty,flower,nature,
11/19/2013 Wife Not Well Verselonging,lost,sick,sorry,
11/19/2013 Breakaway Rhymechildren,nature,school,
11/18/2013 War and Peace Coupletpeace,war,
11/16/2013 Spirit of Dreams Free versebeauty,dream,hope,
11/16/2013 Blue Flowers Versedeath,symbolism,
11/11/2013 Dance of Cranes: on Coming Home - SF Free verseabsence,beauty,bird,natur
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10/31/2013 Begotten Blossoms Free versebeautiful,change,flower,s
10/31/2013 Ode to a Twin Odemetaphor,mirror,tribute,
10/28/2013 Rosemary's Bed Free verseangst,betrayal,change,chi
10/28/2013 Collage of a Drifting Love Free verseart,i love you,romantic,w
10/28/2013 Winter Scene Free versehorse,seasons,
10/8/2013 Stars Splash Free versedeath,freedom,war,
10/7/2013 Furore Poetica- After Reading Rimbaud Free verseimage,poets,writing,
10/7/2013 Questioning If Free versechange,death,nature,
10/7/2013 Guardians of Forever Free verseangel,god,rainbow,
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9/20/2013 I Have Been Her Kind Free verseabuse,betrayal,emotions,h
9/20/2013 When Dawn Returns Free versechange,morning,nature,
9/20/2013 Sandalwood Fan Free verseabsence,beach,change,memo
9/16/2013 Sharma's Song Free versebird,peace,war,
9/16/2013 Fool of Infinite and Queen of Fate Rhymedark,fantasy,feelings,hor
9/16/2013 Autumn Feelings Flow Free versechildhood,october,seasons
9/16/2013 Halloween-ish Memories Free versegirlfriend,missing you,re
8/7/2013 Sunsets Reflect Us Free verseallegory,change,
8/5/2013 Tigers Living Free Rhymeanimal,nature,
8/5/2013 Fairydust Martinis Free versefairy,humor,suicide,
8/5/2013 Ode to the Fairy Free versebeauty,fairy,fantasy,natu
8/4/2013 CAPCHA PCRM Acrosticgarden,metaphor,
8/2/2013 Eternal Sleep in Peat Free versedeath,mystery,sorrow,
8/2/2013 Too Much Slag Free versemystery,sea,
7/29/2013 They Hang Horses, Don't They Free verseanalogy,death,horse,
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7/21/2013 From 'Ancient Greece' Free versechange,mythology,society,
7/21/2013 Angel Wings Villanelleangel,hope,
7/19/2013 The Source of Being Free versefaith,mystery,nature,
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7/16/2013 Lost Island of Dreams Free verseabsence,lost love,
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7/11/2013 Freedom Remembered Free versememory,nature,sorrow,
7/8/2013 Zebras Free verseafrica,nature,
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7/5/2013 Genesis of Dreams Free versedream,hope,nature,
7/4/2013 Star Steed Free versebeautiful,change,fantasy,
7/4/2013 Everlasting Tree Free versenature,tribute,
7/3/2013 As Utopia Sleeps Free verseearth,philosophy,society,
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6/30/2013 Eve's Advocate Monorhymedeath,nature,
6/30/2013 Encounter with an Angel Free verseangel,dream,fantasy,imagi
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Fav Poems

Evening Dew Rhymenature,
Only Leaves Free versefantasy,halloween,
In the morning Haikunature,
Sunglasses Questionku Shapedeath,
Senior Moments Rhymehumorous,car,
Spider's Purse Dizainimagination,
Ewmer Fudd and Buggs Bunny Paint the Town Wed Coupletfunny,life,
The Tease Rhymeangst,loss,me,
Kiss the Rain Sonnetlost love,
The Solo Dancer - Tanka to Sonnet Sonnetbeautiful,tree,sun,tree,
black pebbles and violet streams Rhymedeath,dedication,loss,lov
Indian Ink Dramatic Verseabuse,autumn,death,deep,f
Mighty Mighty Spider Coupletanimal,humorous,
Old Sailors Haikuocean,
Angels In The Mist Free verselove,
September Terzanellenature,sad,sun,time,
copper beech leaves Haikunature,seasons,
The Meadow Narrativebeauty,dream,fantasy,free
Spider songs Free verseanimal,girl,metaphor,nigh
Magical Moments Free versebeautiful,girl,love,
Fire flies Haikufreedom,
Precious Descendants Free versechildren,earth,earth day,
Paper Plate Free versewrite,
Sailing the Seas In A Pecan Tree Rhymeadventure,old,
Calamity At The Castle Limerickfunny,
My Tree's Seasons Haikunaturetree,tree,
An angels wing Free versefaithlife,words,hope,joy,
Ephemeron Free verselife,
colors of pumpkin Haikuart,nature,seasons,
The Fiddler's Cat Coupletimagination,
SIJO -Virgin- Sijofantasy,winter,
Attawapiskat: Orphans of the Stone and Sky Free versecourage,dedication,hope,l
Selene's Domain Rispettoimagination,
For my mom Free versemother,me,love,me,
I Knew That You Were Waitting Prose Poetryprayer,romantic,song,
Come Autumn Romanticismromance,autumn,autumn,
Dying young Dramatic Versebody,dark,life,pain,sick,
Whimsical Butterfly Flirtation Quintain (English)butterfly,nature,
Memories Beyond The Door Free versememory,
Good morning Free versemorning,together,
Dear Rosebud Free versedaughter,life,
Princess Fairy Silver Balladeafrica,child,fantasy,
Pink Blossoms Verselife,
Mermaid Fantasy Coupletfantasy,sea,
keep your dreams Rhymedesire,devotion,dream,
thank you ABClove,
Dandilion Free verseage,how i feel,inspiratio
Autumns Birth Blank versebirth,
Meet Me Half Way Lyricabsence,beach,emotions,ro
Birds of Paradise Villanelleflower,
Happy Birthday, Mom Free versebirthday,mother,
From a Tiny and Bright Orange Flower in the Woods Free verseallegory,flower,spring,
Hands Free versebeautiful,beauty,birthday
FADING LEAF Dizainautumn,nature,
A Soldier's Letter Rhymesad,war,
Bridal Veil Waterfall Haikunature,
Looking For Old Souls Free verseintrospection,
Northern Slaves Free verseemotions,metaphor,sad,sla
Among The Many Memories That I Love Free verselove,
Erie Odeimage,inspiration,strengt
HORSE acrostic Acrosticanimal,beauty,
A Poet's Flight of Freedom Dizainpoetry,poets,
The Enchanted Dream Rhymebeauty,love,nature,romanc
Icons Set in Stone Free versetime,
Purple Rhymeart,beauty,blue,color,ins
BROKEN FLOWERS Ethereebeauty,child,love,
The Sounds of White Free versecolor,
the break of day Free verseabsence,day,longing,memor
IF I WERE TINKERBELL Free versefantasy,
- Dancing On The Moon - Light Poetryearth,moon,
The Father Of Light Crown of Sonnetslove,
Erosion (haiku) Haikunatural disasters,nature
Spider's creation Light Poetrybeauty,nature,
Fickle-Foolish-Footles - Man's Best Friend Footleanimal,dog,funny,
Rain Spider Free verseinsect,nature,
Moon Fairy Free versefairy,fantasy,moon,
Coral Garden Lentocreation,garden,sea,
Flowing like a river Lyricbeauty,environment,faith,
Tree Friends Lyricfantasy,imagination,magic
haiku Haikunature,
GARDEN Haikunature,
Rainbows Dreaming of Gray Alliterationallegory,education,freedo

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