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message 1: by Marian (new)

Marian (gramma) | 366 comments Up the staircase has accepted a poem I wrote. It is called "For all the times that might have been the last time." It will appear in the Spring issue.

message 2: by Sherran (new)

Sherran | 2 comments Congratulations Marian...what a wonderful accomplishment.

message 3: by Ruth (new)

Ruth | 5063 comments Very nice Marian. What is Up the Staircase? I haven't heard of it before.

message 4: by Nina (new)

Nina | 1351 comments Marian, great news! Is Up the Staircase an online or print publication?

message 5: by Marian (new)

Marian (gramma) | 366 comments Hi
Thanks & yes, Up the Staircase.org is an online publication.

message 6: by Catamorandi (new)

Catamorandi (wwwgoodreadscomprofilerandi) Congratulations, Marian.

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That's great news Marian.

message 8: by David (new)

David Delaney | 915 comments G'day all & congrats to Marian well done, not to take anything away from anyones success, ASA Publishing Company in Michigan have recently released their anthology "Poetic Expressions" Vol 1. containing poems from of worldwide poets I am rapt to say 6 of my poems were selected for this anthology.
Here is one of my Favorites, hopefully this will be in the next anthology.


In the Shadow of Ghosts

To all and sundry I hereby attest
When writing my stories, to pen my best
Then literary heights I’ll try to aspire
Write like those I so admire.

Oh! To be Lindsay or Lawson’s shadow
See through the eyes of Mackellar or Banjo
Walk with Dennis in his gardens refine
Ride with Morant, along the Condamine.

Sit with Kendall, listen to Bell birds singing
Be with Ogilvie, when the stockyard liar was grinning
Evans, who honoured the women of the west
Boake, writer and horseman, one of the best.

Convicts singing their rum song of life
Esson’s tribute to the lonely shearer’s wife
Carleton’s wonderful song of Australia
Paterson’s famous Waltzing Matilda.

Capture the moment, the man rode Snowy’s side
View old Sydney town when ships moved with the tide
Ride Cobb and Co. along a winding dusty track
Travel with Lawson, in the beautiful, yet harsh outback.

So many poets and masters of their craft
Read so many, I smiled, I cried, I laughed
Their words, survive down through the ages
Published within many a books pages.

Though, try and try as I might
One day, I’ll get the metre just right
My rhythm, will flow like a song
The beat, will be a perfect soft and strong.

I know, with help from writers, present and past
My writings will grow, perfection I’ll grasp
So when I’m gone, n’ my spirit’s untethered
I hope my poems, will be read and forever remembered.

David J Delaney
10/09/2008 ©

message 9: by Nina (new)

Nina | 1351 comments June, this is great.

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