Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Gold Coast Life--By Suzanne Delaney--United States

Gold Coast Life

There are no soft, dewy sunrises here.
No mist that rises, between islands of trees.
No shy wallabies that graze on rich lawns,
to secretly flee- as the farm-house fills
with sounds of cluttering coffee cups
and cheery morning chatter.

I miss the gentle exodus as their mauve-grey
hides, blend into lilac- bark.

Here, there is the sound of waves breaking.
The daily march of exercisers that trek
on the edges of a sunrise sea.
The distant hum of traffic where,
high rises pierce a skyline hung with gulls.
The beach stretches away but I see
civilization has encroached.

I walk with all the others wishing
for my own secret exodus.

Suzanne Delaney is a retired Registered Nurse. A resident of Hawaii, USA she was born in Tasmania. She now has time to pursue her passion for writing poetry, creating collages and for traveling.


  1. I loved your picturesque poem. I could almost smell the ocean, see the distant high rise buildings, hear the gulls and see the ones walking at the waters edge. Remembering a time I was able to visit the ocean as a child. Thank you.

  2. Very nice... beautiful description... Terry

  3. Hi Suzanne,
    It was a delight to see the Hawaiian Islands through your imagery. I live on the U.S. East Coast where I hear the waves and see the many people who walk there each day. I found the following line to be quite thought-provoking: "I walk with all the others wishing for my own secret exodus." I look for parts of the beach where few people go and find my "special place" or exodus there among the sand dunes. Beautiful imagery. Best wishes, Carolyn Devonshire

  4. a lovely sense of places. loved the receding wallabies! a sunshine poem for autumn! best wishes ralph.

  5. What a beautiful description of the world as it is with you Suzanne. A lovely glimpse you give us, thank you for sharing!

  6. Dear Suzanne,

    Thank you for the comments you left for other writers today and for sharing your poem with us. Your encouragement and support are greatly appreciated. It's so good to have you a part of Whispers.


  7. I also wish for a secret exodus away from the everyday world. I enjoyed your poem. It appealed to all my senses.

  8. I like this, Suzanne. Thank you for sharing.


  9. Dear SuZ -

    Progress is not always our most important product. Yet, the beauty cannot be denied. Beautiful scene.


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