“Weekly Prompt” . The word prompt for this week: Serendipity


I’m a poet of little renown

Writing continuously for eighteen years

Scribbling word after word

Penning thousands upon thousands of lines

Forming hundreds and hundreds of poems

My stories of memories and rhymes

Soulful words of mine

By perchance

I’m reviewing my poems today

Reading every poem, every word


Discovering there’s a word

A word I’ve never used

I’m mystified and perplexed

I’ve never been charmed

With the gift of the written word

Fortuity has rolled on by me

I’m wondering why

Why I’ve never used the word



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.

47 thoughts on “Auspiciously”

  1. Good One Ivor, Very Lovely! As for the word Serendipity, it’s not a word that used often over here in the UK either, even though it was coined by a Brit. I’ve noticed it’s used a lot in America and Canada, at least it turns up a lot in blogs! 🙂

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      1. i wrote a micro poem once and i still remember it

        serendipity – in not looking for love but looking to love myself then real love found me

        but you are right it is difficult to put into a sentence

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      1. I’d not seen the word used that much, and when I did read it in a sentence, it always looked out of place to me. I didn’t really understand the word. Ivor nearly failed English Expression in year 12, I had to get special tutoring. 😊 😊


  2. HA! Well, now you have, Ivor! Great word and great poem! 🙂
    I remember seeing a movie (in 2001) called Serendipity. It’s a sweet romantic comedy movie that I greatly enjoyed. 🙂
    HUGS!!! 🙂


  3. The word serendipity has such a magical and whimsical feel to it. I love the way it sounds and the way it rolls off the tongue too. “Serendipity is when you find things you weren’t looking for because finding what you are looking for is so damned difficult.” – Erin McKean. Love the poem and the title, auspiciously is another fantabulous word! Thank-you!


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