A Letter To Hydra

I dreamed of sending a letter to Greece

To Hydra, an island paradise

Where sunshine basks on clearness in the air

Shimmering upon old white villa’s at the water’s edge

Memories flood me, of a poet extraordinaire

A handsome man, leaning on his writing ledge

Composing timeless words

Legends now, we’ve all heard


The sound of his golden voice

The strumming of his distinctive guitar music

My heart would pump out tears of joy

My soul would bathe in rhythmic jubilee’s

His lyrics would deeply resonate around me

His messages were poignant, clear to see

Massaging my tortured thoughts, to be true and free

Guiding my arduous life through turbulent seas


My mentor

My saviour

A Tower Of Song, in heaven

Since 2016 November Seven


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.

35 thoughts on “A Letter To Hydra”

  1. Υour letter arrived in my heart!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You never liked to get The letters that I sent. But now you’ve got the gist Of what my letters meant. You’re reading them again, The ones you didn’t burn. You press them to your lips, My pages of concern. I said there’d been a flood. I said there’s nothing left. I hoped that you would come. I gave you my address. Your story was so long, The plot was so intense, It took you years to cross The lines of self-defense. The wounded forms appear: The loss, the full extent; And simple kindness here, The solitude of strength. You walk into my room. You stand there at my desk, Begin your letter to The one who’s coming next.

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    1. Oh Efi, It’s one of fav’ poems/songs by Leonard. Thank you for the words. Yes I did dream about Hydra last night. and I cried all the way through while I was writing this poem. I get so emotional, and I’m sorry I was going to mention you as my inspiration for the poem, but I was just breaking apart, so I had to stop, I really struggled to send it off, I thought it wasn’t worthy enough for Leonard……

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      1. Ιvor i must tell you that i am so glad that i have found a man with emotions!! I really appreciate you and i really enjoy to read your thoughts!!

        My purpose here is to share deeply from my soul and to learn from the other’s from their souls too….

        Send you my love!!!!!

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      2. Oh dear Efi, yes I cry at concerts, conversations with friends, and when I write. My life has made me emotional, and compassionate. Carole set me an example of grace and humility, despite her pain and suffering and she always had her everlasting smile. She taught me how life should be lived. And now I write straight from my heart, totally unabridged, I’m an unskilled writer, but every word is from my soul and I throw pieces of myself onto every line. 😊 I’m ecstatic that you like my honesty within my words. I’ve always lots of tissues on-hand and love that you understand the depth of my feelings. 😊

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      3. IVOR when i first read your posts i realized how good person you are…. Carole was a reason to appreciate both of you!!!

        I feel the same that’s why in my first comment i wrote you ..
        “I feel i am at home”….

        Keep writting and keep sharing your soul .. we need humans with souls…… ❤

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    1. I’m you cried 😂, I cried heaps while I was writing it,, and I in fact I was overwhelmed and had to give myself a spell. I’m so hoping my words turned out OK, I was so emotional, that I’ve no idea what my poem came out like. 😊 😊 ❤️ 💕

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  2. sometimes music will take you tho that place, where the soul needs to scream. one of your most powerful poems Ivor, full of passion, i don’t feel the sadness, i fell so much passion

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    1. Yes !! Gina you’ve got it exactly right, I was writing it with great passion and revere, and I was so hoping my words would come across like that, maybe the poem is not as good as I wanted it to come out, I was so full of emotion as I wrote the words and i think my thoughts and vision were a bit fuzzy and clouded……..

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      1. Yes cake…… and I do love a chat, …. and yes it would be lovely…… and you’re are always welcome…. my abode is small… but I can make room….


    1. Carole communicated with me by being emotive, and it’s taught me to show my emotions, because underneath that’s who I am, and now I express them through my words


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