I handed Her My Card

I Handed Her My Card


I had lunch at the office

That is, the Box Office Cafe

My favourite local eatery

I enjoyed a tasty Vietnamese salad

Then I took some photos on my camera-phone

Trying to capture the venues’ rustic atmosphere

Leafy plants in pots and hanging baskets

And there’s abstract paintings on display

Along side artworks painted directly onto the walls

All enhancing the Cafe’s peaceful aura


In front of the wine collection’s shelves

There’s a large table of magazines

Where my ‘Tullawalla Booklets’ lay for patrons to read

And as is my way, I started up a conversation

And there was a young lady at the adjacent table

Her name was Katie, and coincidently

She knew about the ‘Lowercase’ poetry group

I told her when and where, they were to next meet

Then she intimated she might attend the recital night

With a friendly smile, I handed her my poetry card


PS: Surprise, surprise, here I am back a the Box Office Cafe for breakfast, on Saturday morning, of the Australia Day, long weekend. I don’t often go out for breakfast, but the weather is perfect, and I’ve earned myself a treat this week. Below a couple of pic’s of my fabulous breakfast.


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.

34 thoughts on “I handed Her My Card”

    1. Truly a place to meet and enjoy a friendly chat…. I had a cuppa(pot) lemon and ginger tea this morning, with my breakfast…… It was nearly lunchtime when I left….. I think “we” would be there for hours ….

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      1. Oh Ivor ! I just spent two weeks drinking Lemon and Ginger tea because I had been so sick over the holidays. It felt so good to drink it. Here’s to ‘our’ cuppa/pot. Even if we share them with an ocean between us!

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    1. A sincere thank you Nanette… I’m thrilled at how my overall article appeared…. the meal was wholesome and healthy…… the venue is full of character and friendly……. a relaxing atmosphere and strangers are happy to have a chat….. The song by ‘Poets Of The Fall’ (Finnish) is lyrically a fav’ of mine…..

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    1. It’s 1.45am here, and it’s officially Australia Day, and later tonight I’m going to a big concert, and all the proceeds are going to the Bushfire Relief Fund… I’m so looking forward to the show…. But I go to sleep…. πŸ’™πŸŒπŸ˜΄πŸ˜΄

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    1. It’s a special ginger bread Koala, everyone you buy goes to the “Fire Fund Relief”….. and the Cafe is my fav’ place to go… I’m often there writting my poems…..xx


  1. i am always impressed how you make the effort to share your poetry Ivor, an artist who is proud and fond of his own work is grand to me. I draw from you much inspiration. I love everything about this post especially the lovely treat you gave yourself.

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    1. The cookies, are like ginger bread-men, and they are sold as fund raisers, for the Fire Relief Funds…
      It’ll be interesting to see if Katie’s there at the recital night ?? ((Hugs))

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