Torn Dust In My Lungs

Last night I attended the lowercase’s monthly poetry recital  event. The theme was “On The Bus”, and here’s a link to the poem I read out >>    . After the show, as is usual for me, I ventured across the road, to Pistol Pete’s Blues bar, for my dose of live music. And wow, what a fabulous band happened to be performing. From Germany, “Hanne Kah”, and I’ve attached two songs of their’s below. As you might know, Ivor likes to have a chat, and Hanne and her band were a very friendly crew, and were happy to have some photos taken with me….. Oh, what a treat for me, and of course I gave them my poetry card, and bought a CD and T-shirt…… Then I stumbled home, and drafted this poem, which I finished this morning…… It’s probably a bit jumbled, but I say to myself…so-be-it….

Torn Dust In My Lungs 


Late in the afternoon, the moon is rising

Not the normal moon, silver and shining

But a colour of yellow mustard custard icing

Through the evenings smokey maze, dimly glowing


These foolish fires, have been merciless

They’ve torn apart our virgin land

Dusty embers in the sky, leftover evidence

Torn  from what was once beautiful and pristine


Hanne Kah’s CD “Y”, and you’ll find them at this Link >>

Appropriately I’m playing this song of Hanne Kah’s, “Dust In My Lungs”




Ivor Steven (c)  Jan 2020


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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.

38 thoughts on “Torn Dust In My Lungs”

      1. Getting out and about helps Ivor. I do believe after a long long time we need diversions from grief. I know it never leaves us but we need connections most of all. I am glad you found that. I struggle to find ways to connect. I want to do more of it myself this year, if I can.

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      2. Yes Deb, having diversions is good for the, and look forward to organised outings……
        Here’s another beautiful song from Hanne, and to think I had the good fortune to see her live last night, oh, what fabulous treat….

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      3. I’ve been crying heaps lately, mainly due to that my compassion for our nations present plight, doesn’t have a stop button, and Carole broke my tear ducts beyond repair….. xxxx

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    1. Thank you Colleen, and the Hanne Kah were performing at a concert tonight,
      at Bulli NSW, in aid of the bushfire victims. That was really good of them, they’re only been in Australia a week.

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  1. She has a beautiful, natural voice, doesn’t she. I really like the song “Rain.”

    Such beauty (music) and such sadness (poem). What a contrast. I’m sure these fires must be breaking your heart… {{{Ivor}}}

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    1. Yes my heart’s been burning… I’ve written lots about the fires….. The devastation is horrendous…..
      Last night was a fun time, and a good tonic for me…..
      I was very fortunate to have met Hanne Kah, her and her band are great, they all signed the CD for me…..
      Tonight they’re performing in a bushfire

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      1. I’m so glad you had the chance to sit back and chill. I know those fires have to be stressing everyone like crazy. That’s lovely that the band is doing that. I hope the event makes tons of money!

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  2. Just what you needed, Ivor! YAY!!! 🙂 Music, poetry, smiles, laughter…all good for the mind, heart, body and soul!
    Especially with this emotional time of the horrendous fires and the great losses. 😦
    Hanne Kah…beautiful music!!! Wow! Love her voice! 🙂
    HUGS!!! 🙂

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    1. Yeah !! certainly a fabulous night out for me….Hanne Kah, and her band were a great crew, and last night they performed at a charity concert in aid of the fires situation…. and they’ve only been in Australia a week…. xxxx

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      1. My pleasure, they have a song on the charts in Germany at the moment, I suppose you could search google,.. my sleep time, it’s 1.20 am here. 😴😴


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