Arctic Winds

A big thank you to Vita Brevis Magazine for selecting and publishing my poem “Arctic Winds”. I am truly honoured to be represented in this wonderful Magazine for poets, and to all my readers/followers, I sincerely recommend that you visit/follow the Vita Brevis site,

Vita Brevis Press

Submitted by Ivor Steven

I’m winter hibernating,

Inside an Eskimo’s hut.

Feeding only on fish oil,

And frozen blue blood.

My heart’s cold and dormant,

Cowering under a dampened vestment.

Pumping only yesteryears rust,

And icicles of my dust.

My eyes are swollen rocks,

Amidst polarized sockets.

Terrorizing all that’s passed,

Like forgotten arctic icebergs.

My veins are hollow crevasses,

Inside a glaciers ice-flow.

Sheering and groaning chasms,

Like my memories deepest fjord.

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Photo Credit: An Arctic Landscape At Dusk – Herman Herzog

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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.

40 thoughts on “Arctic Winds”

  1. congratulations Ivor! what an honour and so well deserved! I am partial to dust and snow so I am writing this into my journal this morning, may i? icicles of dust just made me swoon with envy to be a little icicle on your tree of memories. Love everything about being buried in deep cold and ice when the silence allows me to hear myself.

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    1. Oh Gina that’s special praise in deed. And of course you can use any of words, my writings are there to be shared and hopefully help others survive, and travel life’s journey.

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      1. thank you for sharing your heart and your words, someone else just told me the same thing, when we help others live we all survive. happy Sunday to you from the equator, I am off to church then a lovely poetry club meet this afternoon. will one day seek permission to share some of your lovely poems.

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      2. oh lovely that you are part of one too. talking about poems with different minds and experiences is very enriching. I’d love to know how you structure your meet. if its not too much trouble

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