Kingdom of Flowers

A mother’s day poem for all the wonderful Mum’s out there today and everyday !! especially my three wonderful cousins Terry, Joanne and Maureen, love you xx

Kingdom of Flowers

I stood in His kingdom today

Of flowers and fragrances

Holding her colourful bouquet

Amazed by His stunning flower-bed

I gazed at heaven’s golden archway

Guarded by rows of leafy hedges

Underneath, lay edges of reds and blues

And soft petals of yellows and purples

I floated, from the ground cover shrubbery

To the canopy’s crested scenery

Where the horizon’s reflection

enchanted my eye

Sprinkling rainbows across His azure sky

Ivor Steven (c) 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.

30 thoughts on “Kingdom of Flowers”

  1. OH! Beautiful photo, poem, and song, Ivor! A lovely tribute to Mums!
    I say: Happy Mother’s Day, to myself, and all the other Mums! πŸ™‚
    So many amazing women in our lives! πŸ™‚
    🌹 ❀ πŸ’ ❀ πŸ’ ❀ 🌹
    HUGS!!! πŸ™‚
    PS…I loves Mr. Van Morrison.
    The vid had no sound for me 😦 but I know that song well so I heard it in my head. πŸ™‚

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    1. Happy mothers day Carolyn, and of course, the bouquet of flowers is for Carole, as I won’t be there this year πŸ’œβ€οΈπŸ’. Thank you for your kind words words about my poem. It was inspired by my visit to the amazing Longwood Gardens, that my cousins took me to a few days ago. β€οΈπŸ˜πŸ™„πŸ™„

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    1. I’ve still 2 weeks here in Philadelphia
      The picture was taken in Longwood Gardens, an hour out of Philadelphia,, they are both huge and spectacular. The largest gardens in America, built by Pierre Du Ponte, on his private estate
      Totally amazing πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‰

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      1. I would not have thought an indoor or courtyard garden could be so beautiful … goes to show money can buy anything πŸ™‚
        Enjoy those last two weeks Ivor, be good to have you home! How’d your health been?

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      2. I’ve been happy with how I’ve coped, I’ve been tired but being with my cousins here has made me feel comfortable and secure. I’m very happy to be here πŸ˜Šβ€οΈπŸ˜‚

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      3. glad for you, any travel is tiring with everything new, places, transport, money, food and all those new people to connect with so it’s not surprising … take care kind gent!

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  2. I’m so glad your trip has surpassed your expectations. Those gardens look beautiful.

    It wasn’t Mother’s Day over here, yesterday was an American celebration that is not related to the church or to any of the ancient traditional celebrations.

    We celebrate Mothering Sunday, a Christian festival, three weeks before Easter Sunday and on the fourth Sunday of Lent.

    Two more weeks, enjoy them Ivor. πŸ™‚


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