Morning Starshine

Asleep, out of view

dawn blazes through

blinds me from above

piercing my dreams of love

uncovering lines between sheets

exposed to the morning beat

letters sprinkle upon my pillow

inking words over loose halo’s


Reflective pages and blotches

wooden posts and hollow notches

under cracked leggo blocks

narrow jargon and hidden plots

inside poems of mine

glazed with her starshine.


Ivor Steven (c)  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.

35 thoughts on “Morning Starshine”

    1. Thank you Maria, I loved your beautiful compliment, and I’m sorry that I’ve not caught up on your posts. My ability to multi-task between plumbing and writing, is diminishing with my tiredness. xx

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      1. Yes, only one poem from Ivor for the week, I’ve started a few, but they’re the letters on my pillow waiting for more ink, under the blotches and hollow notches.

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  1. Loved the last line. I think that’s my favorite part of things, even things I write, the endings. They’re also my most challenging parts of things. Especially since I write a lot of prose. You’d think it would be easy then because prose doesn’t need an ending so much. But then in saying that, that’s why the end of it is so crucial.

    I’m sorry if that was confusing 😬 lol

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    1. No not confusing at all, I don’t know why, but I always have trouble with the conclusion of a poem. Everything seems to flow well, and then I can’t find a strong suitable ending. Basically I write shortish type poems and I still seem to lose the plot. 😊

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  2. Very eloquently penned. The sounds were so fluent and images so beautiful, I found myself rereading when I’m usually breezing. I so enjoyed my sojourn at the oasis of your words. 🙂

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    1. Thank you Lucy… I’ve not got to your piece on PYM,…. my roster turn on GDGC to start from the bottom and go up… looks like I’m having lunch first…. the ladder takes me a while to climb, rung by rung….xx

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