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Out of Australia Paperback – August 11, 2011
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Top Customer Reviews
David J Delaney's latest compilation of poetry aptly titled, "Out of Australia" is a journey into the mind of a gifted storyteller's progression in the art. As readers, Delaney takes us on a wondrous journey of discovery. We experience the magic of his distinctive style covering a vast array of Australia, and the spirit of its people. A true poet sharing his skill with the rest of the world, and giving his readers a never-ending source of enjoyment.
A truly unique book which is very deserving of five stars---enjoy.
Formerly from Brisbane but now residing in Cairns, David Delaney is an inspiration to many. Having had limited education, including no formal education in writing, David reached his 50's and wanted to show others that someone like himself, with no higher schooling, could write about life and his love of the land and enjoy it. In May 2007 David released his first book "My small book of poems", which was done to gauge the reaction of the public. With an amazing response from the likes of John Williamson and Mel from Sunrise, David was inspired to release his second book "Rhymes of Times".
David Delaney writes from the soul and from his years of experience traveling extensively with his own removal business. His poetry brings to life the history, vastness, harshness and loveliness of this land called Oz. Out Of Australia is the reality of Australian life, the perils put before us by nature and the joys we share as the seasons pass. It is also the love of family and friends that make this book, the poems of David Delaney, touch the heart and speak to the soul.
In his poem Diggers which can be found on page 69 David is able to catch the thoughts and feelings of an Australian Digger who lays awake in the middle of the night, sweating, fearful, wishing his `nighttime in the jungle' would pass. He captures the heartache and pain of this Digger and the realities of life after returning home.Read more ›
In the style of a medieval troubador, Delaney celebrates the natural beauties of the land, his love for his family, his observations gathered from driving a big rig for many miles, the people he has met along the way, and the nature he has encountered. OUT OF AUSTRALIA also describes his journey as a poet and encompasses the years from 2007 to the present. Beginning with the poem THE LAND I LOVE, Delaney delights us with his rambles through the outback and the reflections he shares. Poems like Swagman's Tale, Truck Driving Poet, Colors of Cairns add to our understanding of this special land.
But Delaney shares more than his own Australia. We get a peek into his mind, his desires, his political views, his sorrows and his joys, his hopes for the future and his dedication to writing. One poem is entitled: My Poetry. It begins: For farmers toiling fertile land/working hours with calloused hand/overcoming life's adversity/providing for humanity/For you-I write my poetry. Another section of OUT OF AUSTRALIA consists of sonnets he has written after first discovering the Shakespearean sonnet form in 2009. Delaney opens his world and his mind to his readers, and the honesty he displays will warm your heart.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Wonderful Imagery! My husband doesn't "like poetry" but he likes this very much! We can share moments together, journeying with David into the bush, and on the roads as truckers. Read morePublished on September 10, 2013 by Annette (Schrab) Clark
I would recommend this book to anyone. Love it!!
Well written and a wide range of life experiences and observations rolled into a book!
David j Delaney, Out of Australia Bush poetry at it"s most basic and best,if you like your verse trucky and grouse, strait from the out back track from a heart of gold this is the... Read morePublished on March 18, 2012 by turnstyle