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,Β initially the Muse of Chorus, she then became the Muse of Tragedy, for which she is best known now.



Ivor Steven (c)Β  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.

35 thoughts on “A Poet’s Postcard”

    1. Loving and living with my garden courtyard, is of a huge spiritual significance in my everyday life, and I enjoy the connection of my poems to this essential part of my personal well-being

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    1. Thank you for reading and commenting, and also thanks for following my blog/website, muchly appreciated, I hope you enjoy reading my humble writings, and from Geelog, Australia. Cheers. Ivor.

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  1. I’m reaching for the tissues to wipe my eyes.
    This is so heart-touching, Ivor!

    In your courtyard, you are surrounded with love and beauty…so it is no wonder you are beautiful, My Dear Friend, and beautiful poems are birthed from your heart! πŸ™‚

    Thank you for making 2019 such a wonderful year! You have impacted the world in positive ways, AND you have positively impacted so many of us here! We are grateful! πŸ™‚

    HUGS!!! πŸ™‚

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    1. Whoops I’m always pressing wrong buttons. I was saying, hugs 2020 times back to you. & Coop’s. Your comments and continual support give me great joy. Happy new year to you and yours. And of course I would be writing a poem to Carole for the new year. 😁✨ It’s been a good festive season for me, and I coped well. Just a little downer, that my Philadelphia niece Kerri (SMA) is hospital at the moment with phenomena, but I did chat with her today, and she hopes to be out next week…… she has a big piece of my heart over there in Philadelphia…. Whoops, tears…. Oh, I loved Coop’s new year’s post, I left a reply. πŸŒπŸ’™πŸ€—πŸ’™πŸŒ

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