When the Wanderer Returns

As winter trees exhume their leaves
for spring
and Autumns' sacrifice 
retreats in memory 
Summers of sangria blossoms 
drape their crimson blooms-

exhale against an arc of sighing skies

Seasons conspire
to tempt the wanderer on, 
but it’s the stolen thoughts of childhood 
that bring the wanderer home.

© Suzanne Delaney

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 2/7/2016 5:23:00 PM
Your first stanza in a very compact little bite of every season. Packs a punch. I especially like the "autumn's sacrifice" bit ... I've never thought of fall in that sense but it makes sense. It's just like the line from the Lord of The Rings... "Not all those who wander are lost." Lovely piece, my friend. Keep it up!
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Date: 1/31/2016 11:55:00 PM
A beautiful, serene write, Suzanne. T.J
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 2/2/2016 7:53:00 PM
Hey there, Teppo: Thanks for reading and commenting. SuZ
Date: 1/31/2016 10:27:00 AM
Truly beautiful, Suz!! I love the crimson blooms of sangria blossoms, and final two lines! #7 ~ Regards // paul
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 2/2/2016 7:52:00 PM
So pleased you enjoyed it, Paul: I appreciate your friendship. SuZ
Date: 1/31/2016 7:43:00 AM
A fav! Beautiful in its entirety, but I especially love the last stanza.
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 2/2/2016 7:51:00 PM
So good to have your visit, Monterey: I will stop by soon. Hugs, SuZ
Date: 1/31/2016 1:51:00 AM
i like this thought about completing or returning to cycles through childhood musings.. very lovely, suZ!..huggs
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 2/2/2016 7:46:00 PM
Our inner child is always there. Appreciate your beautiful comments, SuZ
Date: 1/30/2016 10:40:00 PM
Serenely beautiful my friend. Short, sweet and deep, takes a great talent to pull that off. A7
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Date: 1/30/2016 10:47:00 PM
Thankyou for such high praise, Robert: Appreciate it. SuZ
Date: 1/30/2016 9:28:00 PM
beautiful suzanne
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Date: 1/30/2016 8:39:00 PM
This is so true Suz. It is beautifully written with your usual creative style. My computer is going reallllllllly slow. Hard to respond when it happens. Hugs,Connie
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 2/2/2016 7:44:00 PM
Thanks Connie: Your encouragement always means a lot. Hugs, SuZ
Date: 1/30/2016 7:52:00 PM
whimsical comes to mind, very nice, Cheers, Craig
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 2/2/2016 7:47:00 PM
Thanks Craig, Some cliche's are timeless. SuZ
Date: 1/30/2016 7:30:00 PM
Very nice, comforting in a way.
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 2/2/2016 7:48:00 PM
Thanks visiting my poems JD: Most appreciated, SuZ