My Bamboo Kite

Fly free, fly high

My bamboo kite

Bright orange and green

A colourful gliding sight

Your counter-weight tail fluttering

Like a flowing rainbow in the sky


Flying freer, flying higher

Your ground chains are broken

And the strong anchoring rope

Has shrank to a golden thread

Go away, and climb

Above the silver clouds


Eventually your thread will fray

Leaving a slither of mellow twine

Not strong enough

To stop you breaking free

Never long enough

To stop you soaring higher


Ivor Steven (c)Β  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.

46 thoughts on “My Bamboo Kite”

    1. It’ll be your spring when I get to New York.. No haven’t packed a thing yet !!. I was in hospital for another 3 days ,, 10 days ago… but I checked out ok, I’m well but not as fit as wanted to be, a few extra setbacks has slowed me down. Thank you Calen, and I’m glad you like My Kite xx

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      1. That’s great, Ivor. I was reading it from my angle and the angle of some of my peers who are feeling the call of freedom by escaping troubles here and going to their Heavenly rest. I guess I’ve been attending too many funerals. You are young and have time to fly freely right here loosed from your sickness. πŸ˜€


  1. I’ve always loved kites! And your kite photo, poem and song encourage me to fly free and high in the bright blue sky! πŸ™‚
    Keep flyin’, Ivor! You have a lot of “sky” to explore and adventure-in! πŸ˜€
    HUGSS!!! πŸ™‚

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