On Jilliby Farm

Each night a brown orb spider,
a piece of night from under the eaves
spins a sticky intricate web
against the silhouette of leaves

 Kangaroos the color of bark and stones
 begin  a dawn retreat to a rose lit tree line
 I peep from the window- stretch and yawn
 as grey mist fades into spreading sunshine 
myriads of birdsong in filtered zones 
 as dew reveals gossamer webs on the lawn.

Tiny finches are flitting down, 
from twig to twig to a birdbath of stone
They dip and splash and re -alight, 
as I sit and watch in my dressing gown.
not moving in case I give them a fright
absorbed in them I am least alone
Their colors are grey, green, and caramel brown

Rain scents of earth and eucalypts
a bush path strewn with bark and puddles
under swaying strands of weeping leaves
aware of the tapestry nature weaves
In shadows and niches of scented idyls




Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 2/16/2016 5:22:00 PM
Impressive Human Nature-4 stanza,/7 lines..Congrats on your winner..Sara
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Date: 2/16/2016 1:58:00 AM
Congrats on ur great win with this awesome write Suzanne!
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Date: 2/14/2016 3:02:00 PM
This is so rich in imagery and content SuZ. Congratulations on your second placement. I so hope you will post this at PFT. Happy Valentine's Day my friend! #7 hugs, Connie
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Date: 2/13/2016 7:40:00 PM
Congratulations on this awesome win! Very nice.
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Date: 2/12/2016 10:18:00 PM
Suz, thanks for supporting my comment
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Date: 2/12/2016 5:51:00 PM
Suz, congrats on your lovely win. LINDA
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 2/12/2016 9:07:00 PM
Thanks so much Linda: I enjoyed writing this one. Memories of my time in Australia. SuZ
Date: 2/12/2016 4:39:00 PM
well done, and congratulations on this one, Suzanne.
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 2/12/2016 9:08:00 PM
Thanks Lin: I appreciate you stopping by. SuZ
Date: 1/31/2016 11:53:00 PM
A beautiful poem, Suzanne. You have created a fantastic imagery of Australian nature. I have not been to Dooralong Valley, but the imagery reminds me of Kangaroo Valley. Best wishes for the contest. T.J
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 2/12/2016 9:09:00 PM
Hi TJ: I always miss the Flora and Fauna of OZ. SuZ
Date: 1/29/2016 9:32:00 AM
- A great poem ...... - Good luck in the contest, hoping you'll win - I wish you a wonderful weekend Suzanne :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 1/29/2016 10:20:00 AM
Thanks so much, Anne Lisa for reading a commenting. So glad you could share my nature scenes. Hugs, SuZ