Crystal Clear Shallows

Sitting here upon golden sand

Looking toward the blue horizon

I see two distinct lines

Hues in a morning rainbow

Dropping to where the ocean meets the sky

Creating a datum of wavering eyes

Rippling like loose poetry pages,

Across whispering foamy seas

Tumbling along on an eastern sea-breeze

Gently caressing the softened shoreline

Trickling amidst crystal clear shallows

That shimmer like a diamond mirror

And settle here upon golden pond


Ivor Steven (c) Β 2018


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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.

47 thoughts on “Crystal Clear Shallows”

  1. like the passing of time on a calendar, the wind flipping the pages gently and the rainbow like an archive of pretty memories. the sea and beach inspires such beautiful poetry from you Ivor. this is so fluid and uplifting to read.

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  2. What can you say to peace
    & comfort,none today I want
    To suffer,what do you say to
    That voice that says she loves you
    And doesn’t care if the circle is enhanced with flowers that you supposbly planted and grew
    Life came before and the garden
    Adam,Adam,I am your Eve

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      1. I love your enthusiasm, you made me smile lots, “you nailed this one”. It’s after 1.00am here, I shouldn’t be smiling, I should be asleep xx


      2. Monday morning 10.00am and I’m still in bed πŸ›. My body must need a rest, so I’m listening to my old bones and letting them lie in. Always lovely to hear from you x😊


  3. This is one of your better ones, my friend, although there is never a “not so good” bone in your body and your writing. I think your command of the language is very strong here. And I love it. All the comments before me strengthen my point of view. You are a poet, Ivor, through and through.


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