It’s Time

We’ll miss you,

Mother Earth,

Your splendour

And imposing style.

From forest canopy’s

To the desert Nile.

New creations,

Beauty, gone.


We’ll lose you,

Father Time,

Your rhythm

And stoic guile.

From ancient history,

To the future files.

New millennia,

Awaiting, gone.


Special thanks to,  diaryofasoulwriter,  inspiring me with her wonderful writings about love and nature, view her poem, ”Unexpected Sight”. Photo, taken at Hollybank Nature Park, Tasmania.

Ivor Steven


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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.

95 thoughts on “It’s Time”

    1. I personally liked this poem. In my dreams last night, I was wondering, why is Earth a Mother, and why is Time a Father, and woke up to this twist in my mind, and then I read “Soulwriters” poem again, “Unexpected Sight”, and then these words flowed on to my pad, 5mins, and “It’s Time” was born…….

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  1. Love the magnificent photo, and the poem is so unique in kind!
    Seems poems rooted by dreams (I see that you see,) are those that are very well meant to be…

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  2. Like your photo, it was a lucky photo, I happened to be in the right spot at the time, to capture the right light… I’m glad you liked my poem. It’s a fav of mine. …


  3. We’re the issue of the encounter between Mother Nature and Father Time…. this idea of yours is stirring up a storm of new thoughts…
    Thank you for suggesting this post!

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  4. I read her poems too, we go way back though intermittently. This is inspired and inspiring. I think a lot about time, now more than ever. And it should be Father time not only does it sounds right, it should be a masculine control over time, measured emotion and reason. Mother Time would be too generous and we would not have enough or too much time. I am rambling! But your poem tells me when we all have to stop and honour that which is beyond our simple comprehension, then only will we truly appreciate its magnificence.

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    1. That’s wonderful that you know diaryofasoulwriter, Hailie, re: Benedicte. She’s being following me from the very begining of my blogging back in July. She even wrote a song using the words of a poem of mine, she’s so very talented.


      1. she is a very talented and sensitive writer. we shared a lot of special comments on story telling too. I would love to know more about that song. she has some connection with Malaysia too.

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      2. I can’t sing! But magically two out of my 4 kids are very musical. Youngest boy plays in a band here. your poems read like lyrics, they have a certain tempo by themselves so maybe that’s why its easy to put a melody to it.

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      3. Haha, yes I’m totally influenced by singer songwriters, especially Leonard Cohen, A dedicated fan of his for over 50 years. That’s absolutely wonderful your boys are in a band, music is the universal language of the world, and I’m constantly playing my music.

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      4. oh Cohen is an amazing song writer. I am exposed to various genres but I think country music especially Charley Pride and Patsy Cline appeals the most to me. I am a sucker for a tender word. my friends call me a sapiophile. music has always been a part of my life.

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      5. i manged to just open and listen to it! reminds me of days under the palm trees listening to songs from south pacific, i am an old soul but that’s because i spent too much time with my grandad and father. this is a most beautiful song Ivor, it tells me of someone so full of love he cant keep it in , he has to allow it to overflow to all those around him, and in his sorrow, he comforts others to heal himself, I am a fan and do love Terry’s voice. it’s perfect for me here, with my glass of Australian Hope’s End Shiraz and enjoying this very melancholic tune. thank you for sending it to me and sharing your soothing words.

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      6. i will take a look soonest possible, the sun about to rise, we head to church as a family for our last Sunday in 2017. hope you have had a beautiful morning, i am sure the weather is gorgeous where you are.

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  5. Hi Gina, I had trouble with this wonderful comment that you sent about the song An Answer Follows, it kind of disappeared 😉. But I’ve found it in my Social emails… My friend Terry has a wonderful voice, he had a Number 1 hit here in Australia back in 1972. If you search YouTube, Fielding and Dyer, The Whale, that should get you his song. I’ll send you the link for the poem Follow By Two, and my song is from the second part of the two piece poem. Just after midnight here, happy new year to you 😆 and may 2018 be kind to you CHEERS Ivor 🌏


    1. Thank you, I dreamt the words, jotted them down in the middle of the night, and typed the poem in the morning, only took me 10mins, no rewrites, just straight out of my dream. A lot of my poems are written from my dreams.


      1. Ah, the North East. Lovely coast and people up there. I lived close by, Devonport … in my early twenties.
        Born in Hobart to truly wonderful 😊European parents.

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