To All My Friends A Sincere Thank You

To Celebrate this wondrous occurrence, we shall play a Leonard Cohen song/poem (Of course). I’ve been blogging for only 10 months, and it’s all quite unbelievable for this little Plumber/Poet from Geelong. Thank you, one and all. 

And as an added bonus, I’ve also achieved the grand sum of 200 posts, Oh, and how appropriate it be with a posting of a Leonard Cohen song, I’m truly humbled.


Teachers, Lyrics. By Leonard Cohen

I met a woman long ago  her hair the black that black can go,  Are you a teacher of the heart?  Soft she answered no.  I met a girl across the sea,  her hair the gold that gold can be,  Are you a teacher of the heart?  Yes, but not for thee.  I met a man who lost his mind  in some lost place I had to find,  follow me the wise man said,  but he walked behind.  I walked into a hospital  where none was sick and none was well,  when at night the nurses left  I could not walk at all.  Morning came and then came noon,  dinner time a scalpel blade  lay beside my silver spoon.  Some girls wander by mistake  into the mess that scalpels make.  Are you the teachers of my heart?  We teach old hearts to break.  One morning I woke up alone,  the hospital and the nurses gone.  Have I carved enough my Lord?  Child, you are a bone.  I ate and ate and ate,  no I did not miss a plate, well  How much do these suppers cost?  We’ll take it out in hate.  I spent my hatred everyplace,  on every work on every face,  someone gave me wishes  and I wished for an embrace.  Several girls embraced me, then  I was embraced by men,  Is my passion perfect?  No, do it once again.  I was handsome I was strong,  I knew the words of every song.  Did my singing please you?  No, the words you sang were wrong.  Who is it whom I address,  who takes down what I confess?  Are you the teachers of my heart?  We teach old hearts to rest.  Oh teachers are my lessons done?  I cannot do another one.  They laughed and laughed and said, Well child,  are your lessons done?  are your lessons done?  are your lessons done?
From Ivor, Geelong , Australia. Cheers To Everyone……

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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.

64 thoughts on “To All My Friends A Sincere Thank You”

    1. Thank you ❤️ Sue, “are you the teachers of my heart, we teach old hearts to rest”, he is truly a genius of insightful words. Oh, and thank you for the email, I shall respond in the morning 😆

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  1. Well once said that any excuse is good for some Leonard cohen😉I say it should be your readers to thank you to fill our souls and hearths wit( your beautiful poems😍too cheese?mmmmm,may be but sooooo true😀have a good day Ivor full of joy and celebrations and,congratulations 🎉

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  2. Sincere congratulations! So happy that I wandered into your blog and stayed. I can think of no better way to celebrate your milestone than with the music of Leonard Cohen. Thank-you!

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