A Midday Sun

Have you ever looked up at a Midday Sun,

Shining through the weeping forest canopies.

A golden glowing furnace, that’s larger than life.

Glaring down, from there above.


Have you ever flown up to touch the Midday Sun,

Travelling through that deep blue sky and beyond.

A vortex of colour, like a rainbow’s many hues.

Cascading down, from there above.


Have you ever been blinded by the Midday Sun.

By that purity of brilliant white.

Forcing your burning eyelids to shut tight.

The Corona’s fiery circles intensely bright.

Like an Angels alluring halo of slivering light.

Enchanting to your mesmerized sight.

Encapsulating a lover’s first flight.

And scorching your heart’s delights.


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.

33 thoughts on “A Midday Sun”

  1. I love the way the tempo changes in the third sataza. The first two stanzas are contemplative, and then something happens with all those rhyming lines. There’s a sense of speeding up, of power and excitement.
    Beautifully done…

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    1. Thanks Jane, I actually Googled sataza, a Indian Restaurant in Chicago, and Hindu word for seven. …… I’m not happy with my finishing line, I was very tired, and now that I read it this morning, it doesn’t work !! haha, but I’m stuck for words.

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      1. Did you ever see the movie, The Magnificent Sataza? ๐Ÿ™‚
        The finishing line looks good to me – though maybe a bit long – you could break it up into two lines but I have an idea you still wouldn’t be happy with it, and it’s your poem, so only you know the effect you’re after.

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    2. Hi Jane, I’ve reworded the last two lines, and the new words are definitely more like the feeling I was trying to capture…..
      “Encapsulating a lover’s first flight.
      And scorching your heart’s delights.

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    1. It was a bright sunny day, thank you, and I was trying to convey a feeling of how the Sun is a beautiful and powerful energy, that brings both life and love to our hearts……


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