A Poet’s Postcard

A Poet’s Postcard

 

Dragonfly wings are open wide

Guarding greenery under her sky

Shading this wilderness courtyard

The old poet’s postcard

Full of eternal daydreams

Nurtured upon a flowerbed’s requiem

Now an empty ballroom’s finale dance

Melpomene’s* everlasting romance

 

*Melpomene, is the daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne, initially the Muse of Chorus, she then became the Muse of Tragedy, for which she is best known now.

 

 

Ivor Steven (c)  Dec 2019

Promote Yourself Monday, December 30, 2019

Here I am back again for Go Dog Go Cafe’s, ” Promote Yourself Monday”, on this last Monday of 2019….It’s nice to be blogging again, and be reasonably healthy…. Happy New Year to all of our readers….

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Purple and Mauve

Purple and Mauve

 

As my evening courtyard garden glows

Old flowers cast purple and mauve shadows

Upon the muse of my dreams

Against a background, once leafy green

Hanging there, a mauve fairy lavender

Above an ageing purple avatar

Looking like that flowering woody sage tree

Petals of purple and mauve, waiting to be free

 

 

Ivor Steven (c)  Dec 2019

Afterwards

After a day of giving thanks

The night sky’s moon did glow

Before the next day begun

In this commonwealth of man

We celebrate Boxing Day

By continuing an old tradition

Of giving gifts to the poor people

With the annual charity gatherings

Of feasts and presents for the needy

And here today, my sister’s birthday

A family party with more festivities

Again a day of sharing love and happiness

Giving thanks for our togetherness

Ivor Steven [c] 2019

Itmims, A Starry Christmas Eve

Itmims – Ivor’s Time Machine In Micro Space

 

Christmas eve above Australia

“Look, up there”, high in the night sky

“No!”, It’s not the sleigh and reindeer

What is that mysterious red space craft?

Zooming through the moon-shadow clouds

“There again”, the crowd declares

“Yes!, it’s that alien ship Itmims

Why tonight, when the airways are so busy?

With so many precious gifts to be delivered

“But wait”, the alien’s steering away towards the north

 

Down there, little do they know

This is an annual pilgrimage of mine

Firstly, I’ll be flying over Philadelphia

To spread alien faerie dust upon Bensalem

“Please wave to me kids as I go pass”

Then to sail beyond the North Pole

Rocketing deep into space, via the Milky Way

To visit my Celestial Star, and sip on our Ceylon tea

Enjoy a dream-time hug, and quickly return home

For Another Christmas dinner without her

 

 

Ivor Steven (c)  Dec 2019

Almost There

Almost There

 

So I Say Hello to you

I turned away from you

After almost six weeks

Of this harrowing streak

It’s been no stroll in the park

Resting here in the semi dark

The painful knives have been withdrawn

The headaches have almost retired

I’m almost well enough

To enjoy Christmas with family

And by the start of two thousand and twenty

I’ll be almost here, I’ll be almost me again

So I say hello to you

And wish you a happy and healthy festive season

 

 

Ivor Steven (c)  Dec 2019

A Cheery Santa

A Cheery Santa

 

The season of merry cheer is here

There’s always many Christmas parties

They seem to begin weeks before

Yesterday Santa was at the Valhalla Bar

Ho ho, he was big happy Santa

With a sackful of gifts for everyone

I’m one of the oldest children there

I know he’s not really real

As I had a beer with him 10 minutes before

Yes, big friendly Reg, became Santa

For me, a stubbie holder and a T-shirt

Even a can of Valhalla beer

And Santa Reg joined me for more frothy cheer

 

 

Ivor Steven (c)  Dec 2019