Rainbows In The Sky

How blue can our blue sky beam

Before the sun’s fireball burst at the seams

The day is hotter than a smith’s melting pot

During the heat did mother earth lose the plot


All her rainbows have vapourised and waved us goodbye

The hidden gold has been stolen by the lord of the flies

There’s a cloudless horizon, as far as eyes can see

Even too hot for the industrious garden bees


Yorkie stands square, with a blazing black seat

Not to be sat on, like a boiling iron roofing sheet

Time to give the roasting body a rest

Lie down with a cooling fan, blowing over the chest


Ivor Steven (c)ย  2019

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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.

43 thoughts on “Rainbows In The Sky”

  1. Wonderful! You take the reader right into the middle of your furnace.
    Weโ€™ve had another sprinkling of overnight snow, so a little of your heat would be most welcome right now. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. That is very very hot and far too much for me. At the moment it’s -3ยฐC here. I would send you snow if we had more than an overnight sprinkling. I understand other parts of the country have had far more than we have up here in the chilly North. โ˜ƒ๏ธ

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  2. Yeowza! I can feel the heat! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ And your poem ending is perfect! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Hope you and Yorkie feel cooler soon! ๐Ÿ™‚ And remember the cool days and the rainbows will return. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Wow! That is a favorite song, but I’ve never heard that version before. I shall put it in my playlist so I can listen to it over and over again. Thank you, Ivor!
    HUGS!!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    PS…That song is so beautiful it brings tears to my eyes. ๐Ÿ™‚
    BTW: Have you ever heard this version of Sounds of Silence? It’s been a fav of mine for several years.

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    1. Yes Carolyn I love this version, very powerful, probably the best cover of this great song… Oh ….I went to see Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs play there song back in 1966 !!… My poem is one pieces that came out well,… Thank you , you’re a darling to me xxx

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  3. lol Billy Thorpe, met him as a kid on the street of a small country town …. I went gaga and Mum had no idea why ๐Ÿ™‚
    Was just woken by a good downpour of rain, the earth is thirsty ๐Ÿ™‚

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