Something Beautiful

This weekend’s Word/Photo Challenge from ‘Weekly Prompts’ is: ‘The Bridge’ …. My bridge is the picturesque Cunningham Pier, on the harbour, in Geelong. Please go and visit the ‘Weekly Prompts’ site by clicking >> HERE

At ‘The Pier Geelong’, homegrown singing sensation Taylor Henderson, headlined Sunday’s concert “GEELONG FIRES-UP”. The event’s a local collaborative initiative aiming to raise a $1 for every Geelong citizen, i.e. $260,000 in total, for the “Fire Fund Relief”, here in Australia.

Something Beautiful


On a balmy Sunday

I’m here at the function room

In the the grandiose, ‘The Pier Geelong’

Overlooking a calm Corio Bay


It’s only mid-afternoon

And already, there’s a wave of sound

Cascading upon the gathering crowd

Rhythmical music, pleasing this deck of hearts


The show rolls happily into the evening

Firing-up the charity event’s audience

Cheering, they all sing and dance

And the fund raiser’s been a burning success


Below: The afternoon view from inside ‘The Pier’s’, function room

Below Left: Taylor Henderson and his dad Cam… Right: The Piano Bar duet

Below Left: Me with Taylor after his gig ….. Right: ‘The Pier at night

And after the show, on my way to the Moorabool St Taxi rank, I happily took a couple more photos….. luckily they worked…. !!

Below Left: Cameron the Didgeredoo busker…. Right: Street art, ‘something beautiful’

Below: Here’s a music/video by Geelong singer/songwriter, Taylor Henderson.


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.

72 thoughts on “Something Beautiful”

    1. Haha… I’ve done well to get the article done… and to write a poem… and to edit the photos….and then to organise the the preamble…. I’m really not sure how I managed… I could be feeling a bit brighter by now….. but I did promise Taylor, I would do a story for him today, and send it off to the “Go Dog Go Cafe” site as well, for some good American coverage…….. (silly Ivor)

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      1. It’s amazing how some days we manage to cram in so much work, but on others we do little.
        I’m full of cold and aches and pains so will be doing very little this week. 🙂

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      1. Yes… my self confidence with handling the hustle and bustle of among a little crowd is growing with each outing….. although i get a bit wobbly, my fear of falling over is going, I just have to remember to careful…..xx

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  1. such an awesome night Ivor, thank you for sharing, love the photo of you and the artist and the song was lovely. incredible people doing extraordinary things, I felt such energy from your words.

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    1. Thank you Gina, yes night was full of good will and friendliness, and you would’ve enjoyed the venue……. and it was lovely to catch up with Taylor and his mum Sonja, she went to school with my sister(same form),

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      1. wow what a lovely coincidence that makes the connection even more meaningful. I would have loved to be there, the view of that bay is gorgeous too. the sea sparkles!

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  2. Oh, I loved all of this post, Ivor–how wonderful to throw a party and sing to raise money for the fire relief. I so enjoyed the song, “When You Were Mine”–and your poetic lines. Do you allow reblogging? If so, I’ll share it on my site 🙂

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  3. Taylor Swift, magic voice love his energy and words … a hopeless romantic like yourself Ivor so I can see why you’re a big fan!

    Geelong, your posts are really putting it on the map Ivor 🙂 You are a great ambassador for your town and what a great fun way to raise funds. So glad you had such a good time and thanks for sharing 🙂

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      1. A close friend, his son(30’s) tragically died on Sunday night, (When I was at the show)….. he was struck down with mystery brain virus on Friday night, rushed to Melbourne hospital, and removed from life support Sunday afternoon…. I’ve been crying all day….. he leaves a young wife and two young girls, 3 & 5……. But sadly…. this in dear friends second son to have died young…… my tears are merely droplets into the families sea of grief………

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      2. wow that is so tragic Ivor … losing two kids and him leaving such a young family behind … with no warning.
        Still you are alive to spread good cheer and poetry … off you go to do that young man!

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  4. Beautiful place, beautiful scenery, beautiful event, beautiful smiles, beautiful voice, beautiful music! All of those are “bridges” in our lives that help us navigate this world! We need less walls and more bridges! Physical and emotional bridges! 🙂
    HUGS!!! 🙂

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