Cream And Honey

I dreamt of what might have been

Dreamt of what I have not seen

Snow on top of lover’s hill

Cream filling my empty till


I had forgotten what could have been

Forgotten what I had already seen

Flowers on top of her wooden bier

Honey kisses, and my empty fear


I’m dreaming of where I have been

Dreaming of what no-one’s ever seen

Snowflakes silently melting in her palm

Cream and honey, a lovers balm


Ivor Steven (c)Β  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.

64 thoughts on “Cream And Honey”

      1. The poem reminded me of a dream I often have of a love that got away. I read your story, Ivor, and you have had quite the journey. My husband and I have been caregivers for each other – he went through cancer and then heart attacks and countless surgeries, and I cared for him, and now I am ill and he cares for me. It’s not something you ever think about till you go through it. Writing has kept me semi-sane. Same for you?

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      1. I understand, but the more you practice the note-taking the easier it gets……. It only has to be 4 or 5 key words to help you remember laterer on…. hehe… all easier said than done….

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  1. Mr. Cohen’s voice often saves me on a dark, cold night. Sigh. πŸ™‚

    Your beautiful poem flows directly into the heart of the read, Ivor. Sigh. πŸ™‚
    (A sweet ending and perfect title.)

    Keep dreaming and keep writing about your dreams. I think dreams can be cathartic.

    How are you feeling today, Ivor?

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    1. I’m not sure, but I think πŸ€” I’m nearly betterer. You know I adore everything about Leonard Cohen. And yes he’s been my saviour through many of my tough times. 😊 Thank you for your kind comments about my poem. I think it’s a good one, but I never know. It just felt like a good write xxxx

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    1. Oh Gina, I’m happy you picked up on my blend of moods and feelings. I know my words flowed ok, but it was it was about changes within me….. I hope you’ve had a good weekend. I’m finally feeling better, and looking forward to my week ahead xx

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      1. glad to hear that Ivor ! hope the week ahead will be smooth and kind to you. yes your words are always so beautiful and reminds me how lovely are the memories you so tenderly keep

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  2. Ivor this is so beautifully written !
    So full of rhythm and rhymes, dreams of the unseen. Memories of Love never forgotten. I hope that you are resting well and being an excellent patient.
    InHisCare πŸ™

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