Nineteen Steps

I’m not blind

look up


upon spiralling

warm air

a golden leaf


like a dove


heaven and earth


on a sea of love



a golden angel



oh, love

aren’t you tired yet



Ivor Steven (c)Β  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.

65 thoughts on “Nineteen Steps”

      1. As nostalgic as I am, …I’m going out to concert tonight, featuring ‘Taylor Henderson’….. the son of l a lovely lady who help me look after Carole…. I’m sure she’ll be at the show, and hopefully we’ll catch up…

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    1. It was just a little dream, but when I wrote it this morning, I deliberately didn’t use the word “the”, and I surprised myself, with how much emotion I was able to impart, in so few words….


      1. It happened by accident, when I was writing the poem, I didn’t have “the” in the first 5 lines, and then it occurred to me, to keep it going… then I was struggle for a title, funnily enough, the poem is 19 lines, hence “Nineteen Steps”…


      2. Hi Ivor, “17 Steps” will post midnight on the 28th. Thank you for your interest πŸ™‚ Hope you’re having a great day!


    1. Thank you Sue, I’ve had a late night out, and I’ve not spotted your Weekly Prompt… What is it?.. 12.45am here, I’ve lost both glass slippers, and the Taxi looked like a pumpkin… 😴😴😴

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      1. Well, Cinderella, the prompt is ‘The Bridge’.
        You are not supposed to lose both slippers! And you know what happens next don’t you, A handsome prince will come knocking at your door! πŸ˜‚

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    1. Thank you Laura…. It was just a little dream…. then I surprised myself with the wording….. I wrote the poem without using the word “the”….. and the poem ended up quite emotional…. the song is one Leonard Cohen’s most emotional one’s,….. my photo was last night’s sunset….

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      1. Oh Rose… you make me smile…… did you notice, in the poem, I didn’t use the word “the”, … a first ever for me,…and it was 19 lines…. hence my ‘Nineteen Steps’….. xx

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    1. I hope the booklets meet your expectations…….
      my little poem… was just a little dream…… and an experiment of mine to do a poem without using “the” or “and” … but I ended up with one “and”….. I’ll try again one day…..

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      1. I’m so pleased Rose, and you should see the smiles on the ladies faces at my local MS shop, they are always fascinate with my overseas sales, and Everett’s location had them tossed !!…. I told them it was near Seattle….

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  1. So beautiful! I got teary-eyed reading it!
    The angel is filled with love and devotion and will never tire! πŸ™‚
    19 steps = 19 lines of poem ??? or is there another significance to 19 steps. ???
    HUGS!!! πŸ™‚


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