In My Room


In My Room, and my nuts.

Top left, impressive long-stitch craft, by Carole.

Framed by my kind and gentle Dad.

Bottom right, CD’s to be ripped into my music library.



My Bookcase, and my hats.

Made for my 18th birthday.

By my dear Grand-pa, the carpenter.

Recipe books, photo albums.

Fiction and non-fiction.

My Vaults, my nicknacks !



My Girl, snuggled in her bed.

Lily, a special gift to Carole.

From one of her Angelic Carers.

My shoes, sorry girls, just 3 pair.



My Desk, my computer set-up.

A scanner, and 2 printers.

Middle right, my record turntable.

Top left, my poetry folders.



My bedhead, my go at cabinet making.

My speakers, a cherished gift from my brother.

My poetry reading, my needful dictionary.

My bedside lamp, my lifetime night-light.

My note-pad, my night-time essential.

My pillows, my dream-time catchers.


Ivor’s little tour, inside my little bedroom, where my dream-time, memories, visions, and thoughts, turn into my words. This presentation, inspired by,  derrickjknight, and his gorgeous photographic tours.

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G'day, and welcome to my blog site. My name is Ivor Steven, I live in Geelong, Australia. I'm an ex-industrial chemist, and a retired plumber, and a former Carer of my wife(Carole), for 30 years, who suffered from severe MS. I Write poetry about those personal thoughts, throughout and beyond my life as a Carer. I've been blogging for over 2 years, and writing poems for 19 years. Of course a lot of my poems are about my favourite subject Carole, but since I've been blogging my writings have become quite varied, humourous, mystical, observational, and even a few monster/horror poems.

25 thoughts on “In My Room”

      1. Me neither. Iis my writerly Bible – mine nit yours obviously – I was just rooting around for all those unique antipodean words like budgerigar “good eating” and… and… have a grand evening/ night, Ivor.


      1. You can call me “DD” if you’d like, Ivor. I wanted to let you know SMM is publishing your lovely and dark poem later today.

        Hope you and Lily are enjoying your new abode. Was it easy for her to adapt to a new home?

        Thanks for all your kind support of our magazine. Have a fantastic week, sir!



      2. Thanks DD, looking forward to SMM publication of my sorrowful poem. Lily is a very adaptable girl, we’ve had 4 moves in 4 years, but this is our last one, our “Home”, ah, a poem I posted June 16th…..

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    1. Haha, Thankyou, not literary in the sense that I didn’t do literature as a school subject, and after I had my Stroke 17 years ago I’ve had to relearn the art of reading writing, and enjoying rediscovering my life through my words, thankyou so muchly for reading my words and dropping into my site


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