A Midday Mirage

A Midday Mirage


I was leaning on my thoughts today

They buckled under the coffee tray

Even in the hands of the sun’s gloss

The dark envelops my minds moss

My heavy head collapsed at midday

Whereupon, closed eyes saw her bravery


Again I am witnessing the uncommon

Visualising beyond my daydreams canyon

There, a piece of my heart I had lost

Being cradled in the arms of her southern cross

A sparkling star from earth’s diamond mines

She a flawed jewel, eternally shines



Ivor Steven (c)ย  Dec 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.

28 thoughts on “A Midday Mirage”

      1. Wow! My neck of the woods has had a cold and foggy week at -2ยฐ some days, but today it is much milder and has actually reached 6ยฐ. I can live with this temperature. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      2. -2ยฐ is not too bad, central heating indoors plus my kitchen log burner, and dressing in a warm coat and gloves when I go outside. I canโ€™t handle icy underfoot though.
        Itโ€™s far colder in Canada, right now where Gerry lives itโ€™s -6ยฐ but last week it was -14ยฐ and it will get far colder before winter is over.

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      3. 10.00 pm, now, and time for to go to sleep, still 38’C, looks like I’m in for a hot night and I’ll have to leave the air-con on, wow… I’m still getting tired very early, but I’m gradually improving, ๐Ÿ’™๐ŸŒ๐ŸŽ„

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      4. Thank you Sue, there is night cricket on the TV, but I can’t keep my eyes open, maybe I will get a good sleep…. Thank you Sue, I so appreciate your support, even though I am hardly blogging. ๐Ÿ’™๐ŸŒ

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  1. Beautiful poetry I love the way you slip into dreams of your wife and how she was so graceful in enduring the MS. When life seems tough for you she slides into your focus to remind you to allow the Grace come through. The video was very poignant let go of all the commercial rubbish it takes us nowhere, paper-pushing produces nothing. We need reality, survival, sustance. We cannot eat procedures and protocols. Wishing you a Blessed Christmas and Happy Successful New Year, filled with more wonderous poems for us.

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