Beyond Sunset

The day here is very hot again, hot enough to fry an egg on my front window sill, 107’F, at midday !! I found this poem that I posted last year on February 25th, it must’ve been hot back then too. I hope you enjoy the re-run.


Gradually the dying moonlight awakened my dawn

And the baptizing sunrise watered my eyes

Drowning the working hours of my shallow day

Dampening fiery thoughts of playing in the hay


Dusk hazily shrouds my cemetery lawn

And the rituals of sunset beckon my evening plight

Flailing and falling upon sleepless night

Finally laying prone under my weighted crown


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.

55 thoughts on “Beyond Sunset”

  1. Ivor, this is a beautiful poem! I’m grateful for the rerun since I missed it last Feb. I think I started following you in the summer last year. Thanks for sharing the Feliciano song — a fave. Wow! I haven’t heard this in so long. Perfect for a hot day. Keep cool! {{{Ivor}}} β™₯.

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    1. Thank you for reading and and commenting, and I’d like to thank you for following my blog/website, muchly appreciated, i hope you enjoy reading my humble writings, and I’m from, Geelong , Australia. I’ve had a look at your site, and I’ve my own therapist for my anxiety problems, and I really like to other writers poetry .xxx Cheers . Ivor.


      1. no thats too long a route unless i was going to the west coast, i flew KL – Manila – JFK – total 18 hours with transit which is the shortest ever for me.

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      2. that is lovely, i never took the tour just did things on my own as i wasn’t really big on the famous spots. i’d recommend roosevelt Island and Alice’s teacup they were delightful.

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  2. This poem brought tears to my eyes, Ivor. I can feel the weight of the emotions in your words. It touches my heart AND soul. Your beautiful, compassion heart shines through. Please keep being you!

    Sorry to hear it’s still scorching there. Ugh. 😦
    Cool HUGS!!! πŸ™‚
    PS…I’ll go rest now…I think I’m β€œhigh” on decongestants! πŸ˜‰ (wink!) HA! πŸ˜€ I’ve lost my voice (and don’t know where to find it!) but, my fingers are well and I can still type! πŸ™‚

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    1. haha high on cough medicine , best you rest up. Thank you for your touching comments, the poem is very close to my heart , we went through some terribly tough times together, and my words only scratch the surface…. I wish I could explain it properly…… but I’ll probably cry too much then to write it down….xxxxxx

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      1. I’m trying to rest. Not feeling any better today. 😦 Stuffed, sneezy, sore nose, etc. UGH. Oh, well. It will pass. If I was contagious, I’d share it with someone else! HA! Just teasin’! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€

        It’s okay. You don’t need to explain it all. Your heart and emotions and what you went through comes through in your poems. I love that you share it so honestly. It is of help to those of us who read your writing. As we are all going through (or have gone through) pain and grief in our lives.

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      2. I’m so hoping my words are helping people. It’s so important that they’re not feeling alone, and fhat there’s a lot alike out there. We so often feel we’re struggling the world alone…… πŸ˜”πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ˜”

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      1. Thank you Vanessa, if you saw me hobbling around today, you’d say no way. Every now and then I have a bad day, and I’ve learnt not to worry about them, they’re just part of the process πŸ™„πŸ˜πŸ—½

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