Warm Champagne And Icy Ponds

I stand here, in a rain filled pond

Leaning against the icy wind

Glazed eyes and I shiver

My boots are stuck in the muddy river

Ankle deep, in a chilly slush

Sheet ice numbing my toes

When will they finish my lane

Tired of walking through cold drains

The tadpoles are thriving again

Multiplying with the continual rain

My clothes are wet and stained

Walking beyond the puddles is a strain

These house-bound reins feel like chains

It’s time to defrost my frozen brain

Allow my pen to write within this frigid membrane

And tell the world, about life’s warm champagne

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 “Warm Champagne And Icy Ponds”

    1. Oh there was plenty of poetic license in my over exaggeration of the rain !!. looks like no more rain for the next 7 days…. But the farmers are definitely enjoying the “warm champagne”, it’s been so dry for a long time time……


  1. Goodness, I’m surprised to hear how cold it sounds there, Ivor! I guess it’s because it’s supposed to be warming up here, so seems stranger. Although, heavy rain is on the forecast for the next few days! Maybe you need to send some of that warm champers over here haha! 😁

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      1. Ooh that’s some change! Glad the rain stopped at last, & is going to improve for you. We’ve had some very heavy rain today, until about 6.30pm, then lots of mist rolling in this evening, when I eventually went for my walk. Very ethereal, but beautiful!

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