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 © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 2/18/2017 9:43:00 AM
I've been blessed to have found something to love about every place I've lived. Never any place as exotic sounding as yours, but I was once told "home is where you hang your hat, embrace it" and find happiness. I try...
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Date: 2/18/2017 11:16:00 AM
Me too, Charlie: ....and I have moved around quite a bit. I look for the best in people and seek out the quiet beauty around me. Have a wonderful weekend. SuZ
Date: 2/5/2017 7:31:00 PM
well, lady, if you feel rootless, I will gladly trade you this SNOW of Utah and take root in your lovely paradise. You are so lucky. And this is so GREAT!! SEVEN
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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
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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.
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Date: 1/4/2017 5:54:00 AM
It must be marvelous the place you live dear, Suzanne! A wonderful poem artfully written!
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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 ; )
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Date: 1/2/2017 4:47:00 AM
Dear Connie: I miss you,too. I posted my LadyAutmn poem on PFT a coupe of weeks ago. First inspiration I had in ages. They say a change is as good as a holiday. Thanks always fo your beautiful encouragement. Love SuZ .......may your New Year bring, health and happiness.
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
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Date: 1/2/2017 4:44:00 AM
Dear Nette: Always a joy to hear from you. May your New Year be wonderful in every way. Hugging you. SuZ
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:)
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Date: 1/2/2017 4:43:00 AM
We just had a complete change moving from Hawaii to NC. The only regret is leaving friends behind but -hey- wev'e given them a new exciting place to come visit. LOL Happy New Year and thanks for reading and commenting. SuZ
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
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Date: 1/1/2017 3:37:00 PM
I wrote this when I lived on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. It is like a tropical paradise there. My referral back to Ireland came from my visits there.Thanks for stopping by and commenting. A Happy New Year to you. SuZ
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.
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Date: 1/1/2017 3:46:00 PM
Thanks Jean: That is a nice area where she is. I used to cross the border there once a week for Jazz Piano lessons.
Date: 1/1/2017 8:48:00 AM
I will sent this poem to my older sister Teresa....forever longing for home from her home on the border between Queensland and NSW.
Date: 1/1/2017 8:22:00 AM
Lovely poem that speaks to me deeply. Happy New year, Suzanne.
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Date: 1/1/2017 3:47:00 PM
So nice of you to stop by and comment. All the best for 2017.
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 :)
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Date: 1/1/2017 3:57:00 PM
Hi Anne - Lise:..... I have found it now. A place where I am at peace..mostly, and will be, more- so , after the renovations are finished. I hope your New Year is wonderful and kind to you. Hugs,