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Where Wild Creatures Paused

Stone floors whisper of
waterfalls poured through
algae, moss, fern
sedimentary, limestone
layer upon layer formed
from steaming warm springs.
 
This same granite counter
once graced by
a gazelle - or on its bedrock 
a jackal howled, a shy marten 
scurried away.  This same stone
cut square, smoothed, glazed
and laid in some ultra-modern kitchen
for imbedded fossils to shine      
from fifty million years of nature-
a jaguar spirit crouching
ready to leap up,
brushing the
potted ferns

FIRST PLACE in the "Early March 18 Standard" Poetry Contest, 
Brian Strand, Sponsor. 
 

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 7/8/2018 4:49:00 PM
wow, this is amazing. A very well deserved win from Brian. CONGRATS.
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Date: 3/13/2018 2:55:00 PM
Vivid imagery in your poem Suzanne, your words really created a picture..
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Date: 3/9/2018 11:17:00 AM
Awesome imagery from what's laying ever so still now in your kitchen. Bravo, Suzanne. Congrats on your fine win.
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 3/11/2018 10:21:00 AM
Some of my favorite shows are on how the earth was formed and archeology. Glad you enjoyed my musings. Cheers, SuZ
Date: 3/9/2018 6:56:00 AM
Congrats Suzanne, lovely imagery :)
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 3/11/2018 10:19:00 AM
Thanks so much, Gary: Appreciate you reading and commenting. SuZ
Date: 3/8/2018 7:19:00 AM
A brilliant description of geological history trapped in the granite counter. I could imagine the images of your portrayal in every line of your poem SuZ. Thanks for sharing ...Maria
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 3/8/2018 9:58:00 AM
Wonderful to see you Maria: you have added joy to my day. Hugs, SuZ
Date: 3/6/2018 7:51:00 PM
Incredible is your vision...to see a jaguar's spirit in a stone...Creative poetry...All the best
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 3/8/2018 10:01:00 AM
Hello Arturo: In modern life we sometimes forget our connection to Nature. It is always around us but we forget to see. Thanks for your welcome visit. SuZ
Date: 3/6/2018 3:35:00 PM
The stone from the wild has embedded memories..as you depict so well in your lines...for imbedded fossils to shine from fifty million years of nature..a unique theme SuZ.
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 3/8/2018 9:55:00 AM
Hi Vijay: Glad you enjoyed. I went to a Granite warehouse to pick out a granite for my kitchen island and counters. So many varieties .....amazing really. SuZ
Date: 3/6/2018 11:29:00 AM
So interesting, Suzanne!
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 3/8/2018 9:53:00 AM
Hi Kin: Thanks for reading and commenting. SuZ