A Haiku


A strong coastal wind

Blowing sand across bare dunes

Vegetation gone

Ivor Steven (c) 2019

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Hi, and welcome to my blog site. My name is Ivor Steven, I live in Geelong, Australia. I'm a retired, part-time 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 18 months, and writing poems for nearly 18 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.

17 thoughts on “Coastal”

  1. Ivor, your poetry is beautiful and humbling. I made it all the way down to “Words of Mine”. I’m sorry for the physical pain you have endured! I can’t imagine it. Your blog is inviting, and I’m glad I’m following your words that fulfill! How sweet are you? Very!😊☺ Thank you dear man for sharing your wonderful words that say So much for each poem is a gift to recall on another day!

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    1. It pleases me greatly that you have read so many of my poems, and I’m happy you are enjoying my writings. I thoroughly appreciate your fabulous interest in my work, and words. Thanking you from the bottom of my heart πŸ’œπŸ˜ŠπŸ€β˜ΊοΈ

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      1. ((Ivor)) You’re very welcome! Your writing is a comfortable place to go with no harm done in the end. I will finish reading your poetry next weekend! I’m just here today for a couple of moments. Take good care!πŸ™‚

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  2. OOH! Many years ago, my daughter-in-law turned me on to Ray’s music! πŸ™‚
    I can feel the warmth and the wind in your photo and amazing Haiku, Ivor! πŸ™‚ You have become the King of Haiku! πŸ™‚
    OH! Now I am dreaming of a warm beach on this cold night. πŸ™‚ Thank you! πŸ™‚
    HUGS!!! πŸ™‚

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    1. Actually my Haiku’s words are a bit like Ray’s song. The embracing coastal breezes and warm sand dunes, never leave me (like Carole), his beautifully haunting lyrics explain it so well.
      “Will I always feel this way
      So empty and estranged”

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