Sundown’s Flight

When I’m physically able

And feeling stable

I like to stroll down my dead-end lane

Study the sky’s weather vane

Through the shapes of clouds to come

And by the brightness of the setting sun

Shredding prisms of light, today’s benediction

Bright red or dull grey, tomorrow’s true prediction


Here’s a fading horizon, nature’s ballet

Indicating storms are on the way

My camera captures a jilted twilight

At nightfall I see dusk’s mingling sights

A shadowed treeline, merges into the clouds dark kites

And I stand here witnessing sundown’s flight


Ivor Steven (c)Β  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.

39 thoughts on “Sundown’s Flight”

    1. I’m glad my words are still working for you Claudia,…. I’m in rough spot at the moment…… not allowed to drive or work… only temporary I hope….. xx


  1. Lovely poem, Ivor. Today I made a promise to my soul to nurture her with nature every day. It has been starved for it these many years. Just a simple walk down the lane or a sit in the sun fills the soul, doesn’t it? β™₯.

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    1. πŸ’š, my MRI this afternoon,… They should have found my brain by now, after all these MRI’s, it’s a wonder the big magnets haven’t sucked all my words out of the head, and hidden them in the hospital shed. πŸ₯😊😁

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      1. Haha, I initially read that as hospital shred! Fitted well too πŸ˜€
        Hope the MRI goes well for you, I will catch up in the morning, mine that is. Just after 10:30 PM here.

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  2. Your poem captures that time of the day beautifully and perfectly, Ivor!
    That is one of my favorite times of the day to walk, breathe, meditate, observe nature, etc.! To say “good night” to the sun and “welcome” to the moon can be “saving” in so many ways! πŸ™‚
    HUGS!!! πŸ™‚
    PS….How did your testing go?! I hope you passed with flying colors and smiles! πŸ™‚

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    1. Whoops, won’t have results until next week.. I’m feeling ok, here at Valhalla Bar, where I’ll be doing my Open mic evening, on Tuesday night…. And good news, Scott the owner has just agreed to have my Tullawalla booklets on display… Yeah 😊😁

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