Crystal Clear Shallows – A Poem by Ivor Steven

Thank you to the Vita Brevis team for publishing my poem, It’s an honour to have my words presented here on your prestigious literary magazine, that graciously supports the works of so many writer/poet’s from all around the world. I am sincerely grateful

Vita Brevis Press

CaptureSubmitted by Ivor Steven

Sitting here upon golden sand
Looking toward the blue horizon
I see two distinct lines
Hues in a morning rainbow
Dropping to where the bay meets the sky
Rippling like loose poetry pages
Across whispering foamy seas
Tumbling along on an easterly sea-breeze
Gently caressing the softened shoreline
Trickling amongst crystal clear shallows
Shimmering on a diamond mirror
Settling here upon a golden pond

About the Poet

Ivor Steven is a part-time plumber, a former industrial chemist, and now likes to call himself a plumber/poet. He has had several of his poems published. He started writing eighteen years ago, after suffering a stroke, to help with his rehabilitation process. Ivor was also the primary carer for his wife during the thirty years of her severe MS illness. He credits his wife with being the main inspiration behind his writings.

Painting: Albert Julius Olsson – Waves Breaking…

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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.

46 thoughts on “Crystal Clear Shallows – A Poem by Ivor Steven”

    1. Thanks Gina, but I’m afraid my computer is almost impossible to use, as it’s still going blink to black and back quite continuously ….. it a real effort to post the reblogg for the Vita Brevis Magazine, as it is doing this comment, and very frustrated at the moment……

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    1. Thank you Gael, one of my fav’ little poems, and I’m thrilled it got published with Vita Brevis, as it got rejected by the Geelong Writers Anthology book panel of selectors.


    1. Thanks Sue, I submit a poem because I think it might be good enough, and always such a thrill when one of my works gets published. A satisfying feeling that the jumble mess that comes out of my head is actually ok for others to read.

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  1. Congratulations Ivor. This lovely poem earned its place with Vita Brevis.

    And you posted Wild Thing! I didn’t realise the Troggs were known outside the UK. Reg Presley looks so young in that video.


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