Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Off Key Wings of Song--By Suzanne Delaney--United States

Off Key Wings of Song

With blundering fingers- an off key funk-
a hangover disguised with natty turnarounds
as he plays on

Like a truth wheel his cosmos spun-
the light extinguished, that she,
like a night moth clung to

Good universe- there is still music,
mingling life with fears but there are
off - key wings of song and flights of fancy
that she might still return

Above his heart that just went- 'clunk'
soft fingers soar

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. What a beautiful flow of sadness and hope. The "Off key wings of song" really pulled me in and those closing two lines make my my eart go "clunk"


  2. Your words paint a great visual for the reader bringing me to read you again. Nice work!

    Rhoda Galgiani

  3. Thanks so much for these encouraging comments.

  4. Thank you, Connie Marcum Wong, for the following comment--

    Suzanne, your poem soars through the cosmos! This is such an impressive piece that it made me want to read it over and over again. Wow! I feel that when someone says wow about a poem it means there are no words to express how truly wonderful the poem has made them feel, so I say again, Wow!

    Blessings, Lotus