This weekend the Word/Photo Challenge is ‘Unusual‘. And today I went down to the beautiful Geelong waterfront for a picnic lunch and a walk around the picturesque foreshore, and afterwards, sitting at the Valhalla Bar, sipping on a beer or two, I wrote this attached poem, about the ‘unusual’ Poppy-Kettle display  Please go and visit the “Weekly Prompt” by clicking >> HERE



My lost week has fallen into Sunday

And I’m going out to enjoy the clear sunshine

The Geelong skyline is finally smoke free

Our Corio Bay is unusually dead-calm

The water is like a glassy blue mirror

As I stroll along grassy banks of the foreshore

I rest myself upon a big quartz rock

Under the shade of a palm tree


A perfect locale to have my picnic lunch

Sitting next to an intriguing Poppy-Kettle display

Miniature bronze statues for everyone to see

A children’s mystical piece of fantasy land

Nearby there’s also a fairy tale’s giant green dragon

Dragons are a mythical favourite of mine

The area has an aura of a child’s magical kingdom

And my dreamy imagination grasps me to be almost there






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.

37 thoughts on “Poppy-Kettle”

  1. How absolutely beautiful – both the gorgeous location of the sea front and your happy and cheerful poem. The photos are really lovely and make one want to be there and walk on the water’s edge. I love the Poppy Kettle display, you’re right of course, it is very Unusual!
    I am so pleased the air you breathed and the sky were clear today.

    And thank you for linking to our Weekly Prompts challenge and for your loyalty. 🙂

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    1. Thank you Sue for your lovely comments, it’s 12.30 am here, and time get my beauty sleep. My nanna-nap was good for me and I managed to finish the post. I didn’t put comments on the photos, I think they spoke for themselves 💙🌏😴😴

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  2. did you make your special potato salad? I loved those wooden peg people – forgotten what they are really called though I think it started with a “B” – haha silly me. Glad you had a lovely day out and the photos show a most beautiful day.

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    1. Yes I made the potatoe salad, and a toss salad with my first crop of cherry ‘tomatoes’. I was thinking of you when I was having my lunch, and I knew would appreciate all the photos. It was nice to walk under clear skies with the smoke. I’ll send you a few pic’s on Messenger. 💙🌏😊

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      1. lovely! oh the tomatoes must be delicious. I did so love the photos and remembered the windy walk and the first time I saw those wooden figures. Thanks Ivor, I appreciate that. Have a good week ahead.

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  3. What a beautiful day and I LOVE The Poppy-Kettle display! Such creativity…a feast for the eyes….unique, magical, whimsical…set the imagination wild!
    And your wonderful poem captured it all, Ivor! 🙂
    I wonder what you ate for your picnic lunch!?!
    HUGS!!! 🙂

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    1. Oh Carolyn, it was magical to be breathing clear air 😁 it was truly a fabulous day. And I tried to capture the whole sceneiro in my poem.
      Ahh, my picnic… Included, potatoe salad, toss salad, ham, a banana & a yoghurt,… I ate well !! And few beers later

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