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In the Shadow of Ghosts
by David J Delaney

Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Overtime I have gone back through most of my poems & "touched" them up a little, here is one I have re-written.


In the Shadow of Ghosts
To all and sundry I hereby attest                                                
when writing stories, I will pen my  best                                            
to literary heights I will aspire                                                             
and write like poets, those that I admire.                                          
To stroll with Lawson under silver moon                                   
and sit with Dennis in the early noon                                          
ride with Morant along the Condamine                                     
inspired by Parkes, my rhyme I will refine.                                 
Then walk with Kendall, hear the bell birds song                      
stand with Ogilvie, view the rushing throng                              
watch Evans write his women of the west                                   
read Boake, great poet and one of our best.                                 
There’s Esson’s tribute to the shearer’s wife.                             
the convicts who sang their rum song of life                              
then Song of Australia was Carleton’s view                               
I hear Paterson, and that Geebung crew.                                        
Verse caught the time, the man rode Snowys side                      
viewed Sydney town when ships moved with the tide                
rode Cobb and Co. along a dusty track                                             
travelled the bush, where some never came back.                       
All master poets, experts in this craft                                           
read so many, I smiled, I cried, I laughed                                     
published in many a books well read pages                                  
their words are still resounding through the ages.                         
I’ll keep on writing well into the night                                           
knowing one day, I’ll pen the metre right                                      
the flow of my rhythm will be like a song                                     
the beat will sound its perfect soft and strong.                              
With help from writers, present or the past                                   
my writings' true perfection, I will grasp                                     
when all’s left are my poems and my rhyme                                
I would love them remembered for all time.                                
David J Delaney
10/09/2008     ©


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Reviewed by Kathleen McDonald 10/22/2008
An excellent work David. I do so admire so many poets work. I am sure you will be remembered. You are a fine poet.
Kathy Lynn
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 9/25/2008
You pay a fine tribute to the poets that you admire while aspiring for ever greater poetic "heights." Thank you, David. Love and peace,

Reviewed by Randy Camp 9/24/2008
very good..and incorporating your influences into it...very tough...Great job...Write On
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 9/18/2008
I love the poem, these are such honest thoughts and the rhyme and flow are just lovely.
Reviewed by Bonnie May 9/18/2008
They would envy this write this beautiful flowing write. You sure know how to paint the picture you are describing and do it with such rhythm. Terric write. Love, Bonnie
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 9/13/2008
Well written ode to the "golden quillors"!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Linda Hill 9/11/2008
I've often wondered the same thing, David. To walk beside the great hero's of time would be magical indeed. Thank you for sharing!

Many blessings,
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 9/11/2008
Very nice!!!!!!!!! And I wish YOU that YOUR poems will live forever in this WORLD!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by John Flanagan 9/10/2008
Very nicely written, Dave.
Reviewed by Stuart McCallum 9/10/2008
This wonderful ode to poets from our past, written by a poet who will belong on this list. You masterfully select the words creating an illustration for all to see, perfection is undoubtedly within your grasp.

Sensational Dave, Stuart (Melbourne, Australia)
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 9/10/2008
Very nice. I enjoyed the rhyming.

Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 9/10/2008
Interesting concept as to all the knowledge that one could learn....

Be always safe,

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