If Not Now

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This poem was inspired by one perfect white flower.

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Garlands draped and strung. 
White creeper blossoms
 reminiscent of  snow
penta-hedron, vase shaped, 
 single bells.  Five sepal-ed,
 finial, fillistered,
 flower bowls. 
Such delicate geometry
 predestined from a seed 

Destiny, fate and duty
will always mock one another.
Power struggles between courage
and cowardice, rest in the lap of higher powers.
Increments, irrelevant to atoms.

All that will unfold 
is manifest in flowers.

Suzanne Delaney

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015

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Date: 2/13/2016 10:31:00 PM
This was really exquisite, Suzanne. I envy your ability to write in extravagant detail and leave me to ponder about the connections of your words. Nature continues on, vibrant and beautiful, despite what the higher powers are up to. It feels as though your title is almost an after thought ... something the reader must complete in his mind, to connect the dots. If not now ... when. If not now ... someday soon.
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Date: 2/13/2016 11:24:00 PM
Tim: I read a very interesting book titled "The User Illusion." By a Danish writer, Tor Norreanders. http://www.amazon.com/dp/0140230122/?tag=mh0b-20&hvadid=7010162735&hvqmt=e&hvbmt=be&hvdev=t&ref=pd_sl_3ysk4hblsv_e . I will send you the quote from it by email that really got me thinking about free will VS destiny and the veto response. SuZ
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Date: 2/13/2016 11:19:00 PM
Hi Tim: I wrote this when I saw an unusual flower on a vine growing near the seashore in Australia. It amazes me that a seed can bring forth such a designed flower, and that how most of life is probably predestined in the same way....if that makes sense.
Date: 11/7/2015 6:58:00 PM
What a great piece, thanks for sharing, cheers Kev
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Date: 10/22/2015 8:04:00 AM
Hi, Suz.... Hope you are well and enjoying these days. Sorry. I'm a bit late. HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY. Hope you had one of the best. LOVE LINDA
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Date: 11/1/2015 7:47:00 PM
Hi Linda: Thanks for remembering my Birthday. Mu hubby took me on a surprise trip to Asheville, NC for the Autumn colors also drove over to Huntington, WV to visit more friends, Had a 3 day stopover in SFO area ...did Carmel one day and Napa Valley the next, Had fabulous weather the whole way. I hope all is well with you. Will come do some reading soon as I settle in back home-A bit tired as you can imagine.
Date: 10/11/2015 8:53:00 AM
This poem is so beautiful. It shares the sisterhood we have with flowers, how we are born of seeds delicate yet strong. Love it!
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Date: 10/6/2015 10:49:00 AM
Love this wonderful poetry, so glad i came on by,
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Date: 11/1/2015 7:52:00 PM
Hi Harry: I am back. Read reesponse above to Linda to see where I have been. Nice surprise to have you visit. I appreciate your kind comments,
Date: 9/22/2015 6:15:00 PM
Love the second Stanza. Very clever. Nice write. SuZ
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Date: 11/1/2015 7:54:00 PM
Hi Michael: Very nice of you to read and comment. See replies above to see why I have been slow to respond. Best SuZ
Date: 9/21/2015 10:32:00 AM
Hi Suz! Just came across this lovely and technically interesting poem. First stanza reminds me of a snowflake...a mixture between reality and perception. A predestined seed which produced this perfect flower. Love your reference to power struggles. #7 // paul
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Date: 11/1/2015 7:56:00 PM
Hello Paul: I always value your comments. Been away but will have time to read and comment after I am settled back in. SuZ
Date: 9/16/2015 12:00:00 AM
Lovely, lovely piece, Suzy. Especially the second stanza. Viv x
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Date: 9/20/2015 12:45:00 PM
Hello Viv: So glad you enjoyed this attempt at metaphysicsl verse. I haven't been at the soup much this past month. Always good to see your happy prescence, SuZ