A Golden Love Story

I’m flying above the clouds silver lining

Layers of soft grey velvet

Travelling beyond the sky’s golden horizon

Searching for my heavenly star

Bright as the golden sun

To warm my soul with that blanket of love

Sewn together by golden threads

Crafted by her sacred hands

Resilient as violin strings

Playing a tune, on an angel’s golden harp

Praising the sound of faeries wings singing hallelujah

Resonating a melancholy song upon the gold dust in my blood

Restoring my sleeping heart of pure gold, to restart

Remembering the last chapter, of my golden love story


Yesterday I was introduced to an interesting form of poetry, by Irma of ‘I Do Run’….. from her friend Jason,  “Jason also introduced me to the Hay(Na)Ku poetry from. It is similar in brevity to the Haiku with three lines but the word (not syllable) count is 1-2-3. The Hay(Na)Ku was created by a Filipina poet named Eileen Tabios in 2003   ”  . So here is my first go at ‘Hay(Na)Ku’… below…..



True gold

Life’s cycle

And the same song by Amanda Palmer, this time with the lyrics, however I still become teary with both of these versions, the video above is a glorious visual experience, and below, reading along with the lyrics is also a moving experience……I enjoy both…..

Ivor Steven (c) August 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.

41 thoughts on “A Golden Love Story”

    1. Thank you Sue, it was written in response to to the monthly lowercase open mic evening, prompt/theme ‘Gold’
      I’ll be be doing a response to ‘Park’ later today 😊🏞️


  1. Oh, that song always brings the tears to my eyes. When I was growing up, Judy Blume’s books helped me feel less alone, and helped me survive. She helped me feel better about me. (Thank you, Judy Blume!)

    OH! Your poem is lovely, Ivor! It’s beauty and emotion brought tears to my eyes! Your poem makes me feel like I am floating safely and happily, and everything is going to be okay. Love IS golden, warm, precious, enduring, valuable…a treasure to be grateful for! 🙂

    Thank you for teaching me about the Hay(Na)Ku! I’ve never heard any of this before! I’m learning! 🙂

    HUGS!!! (Gotta’ get a tissue and dry the tears. 🙂 )

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    1. Dear Carolyn, I’m not sure sure how to reply to your overwhelming comments…
      Yes… I’ve read a lot “Judy Blume”… and I thought the song so appropriate for my poem…. Amanda Palmer is a very creative and forthright artist… and like Judy Blume,… I love their honesty with what they have to say…… ((Hugs))

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