A Star Of Hope

This morning I entered my garden

My own personal Eden

And softly caressed hope **

The star of my night’s telescope


The night sky

Cries goodbye

My star above

Cries for love

Our universe sings

On my angel’s wings


I dream of flying

My inspiration to keep trying

Come what may

Of nature’s ways

On wet or dry hay

Us lovers did play


Under a happy blue sky

After swimming the bay

And crossing a dying stream

I held onto our dream

In a field of flowering yellow

I heard our song on a cello


** Featured Image above: A photo of my Philodendron selloum, called “Hope”



Ivor Steven (c)Β  Feb 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 “A Star Of Hope”

  1. how sweet that she is called Hope, that’s a most pretty name for such a beautiful plant. Love the patterns on her sleeve. I am going to think names for my plants now, but they are mostly greens so maybe something more masculine!

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  2. Beautiful plant and beautiful poem!
    Keep Hope and hope alive, Ivor! πŸ™‚ We need more beautiful plants AND we need more belief in good things to occur in our world!
    HUGS!!! πŸ™‚
    PS…that musical duet/song made me smile and feel all warm inside! πŸ™‚ I listened to it twice!

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    1. Thank you Carolyn, yes my plant “hope” is really gorgeous, and my hope is alive, and I’m so pleased you enjoyed the music….. I searched cello pieces for hours….. and then suddenly, I luckily came across this piece….. the music, the video, the smiling characters in the video, and the overall meaning of hope throughout the piece, was totally captivating and gorgeous…. and I couldn’t stop watching, nor could I stop smiling…… It’s an uplifting piece I’ll be watching often ((Hugs))

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      1. Yes, it was definitely worth the search, there’s lots of lovely cello string groups, but I needed something special for my poem… and this was perfect…. πŸ’™πŸŒπŸ€—

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      1. Yeah, sounds like spring is going to be a lovely time for you, setting up your new garden. I moved into my / this new abode 3 years ago, it was Autumn, and I cleared my whole courtyard area, built my verandah, then gradually built up my plant collection, and the next year l built my fernery area. The whole process has been thoroughly enjoyable and therapeutic for me. πŸ€—πŸ’™πŸŒπŸ’š

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      2. I think I’m going to have to do raised beds, but it should be wonderful to have our own veggies and lots of flowers for bees, hummingbirds, etc. There is definitely something incredibly soothing about it all. I’m glad you’ve been able to create your own flora-filled paradise. It sounds beautiful! And I’m glad it’s been good therapy for you as well. 😊

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    1. Thank you Jaquin, the article to quite a while to put together, but the final result is very pleasing and satisfying to have created an overall glorious piece, πŸ’™πŸŒπŸŒ·

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