Under A Celestial Star


I didn’t have a dream 

My night-time was a void 

No crystal shallows or bubbling streams 

No deep blue ocean covered in white caps 

The tropical sunshine a distant past 

My courtyard flowers are coldly dormant 

Autumn leaves shrivel upon the damp 

The Sun’s not to be seen 

No shadows or garden beams 

My cloudiness a sombre screen 

The front door is slightly ajar 

All I see is a celestial star 


I didn’t live my dream 

All is not what it seems 

But I’m quietly satisfied with my stay 

Charting my days under a celestial star 


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.

22 thoughts on “Under A Celestial Star”

  1. I’m being followed by a moon shadow, moon shadow, moon shadow. I just happened to be in a “Donovan” mood when happening on your inked down words Ivor. (perhaps you are too young to remember Donovan?

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      1. And he is still gigging. You can’t beat the oldies we just had the Rolling Stones gigging in Dublin this past Thursday kicking off their European tour we have the Beach Boys in June and I have tickets for Don McClean Tuesday week not to mention Kris Kristofferson and John Prine so my diary is full.

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