What Is Your Name

The midweek Word/Photo Challenge is on the concept of HOME CRAFTS. Please go over and visit their fabulous site, “Weekly Prompts”, by clicking >> HERE

Today I have chosen my recent home hobby, of growing succulents in pots, and below is my interesting abstract poem, “What Is Your Name”…. Here-in lies my problem, I do not know any of their names… So below, I have number the plants 1. to 10.  , and if there is any keen gardeners out there, that know their succulents, I would really appreciate your feedback…..starting with the plant in the featured image above….

Plant 1.                                               Plant 2.

Plant 3.                                                Plant 4.

Plant 5.                                             Plant 6.


Plant 7.                                              Plant 8.

Plant 9.                                                                          Plant 10.



What Is Your Name 


Oh, my darling young one

Your skin, so silky smooth

Oh, what is your name

Your pastel tones, so divine

Oh, will you stand here beside me

Your internal beauty captures my heart

Oh, my house is your home

Your eternal life, would grow and blossom

Oh, will my nurturing expose your soft soul

Your exquisite flower, a lovers reward



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.

40 thoughts on “What Is Your Name”

  1. I’m so glad you did the challenge, Ivor. Thank you. We’ve already had this conversation haven’t we, I am hopeless at remembering names of plants, but I bet one of your many friends can name them all! 🙂 🙂

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      1. flowers, plants and pets – always a respite from the harshness and sadness dished upon us. sorry for your difficult week, this poem is indeed a balm for the heart

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      2. Thank you Gina, and I wrote another light hearted on today… About my garden gnome…. I’ll post it later tonight…… I’m trying to keep myself up… 💙🌏😊

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      3. The wonderful Carolyn reminded me about pain, and how to soak it up and learn what you can about yourself from every painful experience.. and use the pain as strengthening tool… 💙🌏😊


      4. You wish you were living by yourself? We do need support and it comes in all sorts of forms. You do a pretty good job getting involved in community and clubs.

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  2. OH, I love your plants!!! I think succulents are so beautiful and other-worldly in some ways! That top one is gorgeous…purple-y!

    Your poem is sweet and wonderful! 🙂

    Okay…their names are: 1. Stu 2. Maria 3. Mario 4. George, Jr. 5. Annabelle 6. Vern 7. Jenn 8. Jimmy 9. Patsy 10. Davey

    Ha! I’m just jokin’ around! 😀

    Find a good website on succulents and cacti and maybe you can find their names. Even if you never know their names you can keep enjoying them and their beauty and they can keep enjoying you and your tender-loving-care! Enjoy the home you share! 🙂

    Oh, Okay…I’ll admit…sometimes I HAVE given my plants names like those I listed above. 🙂

    HUGS!!! 🙂

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    1. Oh Carolyn you’ve made smile so much… just what Ivor needed……. my heart is still hurting, but I’m definitely going betterer tonight… once an Ivor .. always, an Ivor…..😃❤🌏….. I’m not thinking about the succulents that much… I was trying to relieve myself from the heartache I’m feeling……. I’ve a another light hearted piece I’ll be posting later today….. Trying to keep my on “The Brighter Side Of Life”

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      1. YAY! Always love to give you smiles! 🙂
        Sometimes I think you and I cry enough for a mazillion people! We should have invested in tissue/Kleenex stock! 😉 😀
        But, I’d rather have a tender-heart and free flowing tears than have a hard-heart and a cold demeanor. 🙂
        Ha! “once an Ivor always an Ivor”! I love that! I could say the same about me, but you know…change Ivor to Carolyn 😀
        Good! I know in between the tears you are smiling and laughing…all of your emotions are free flowing. 🙂

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