Yesterday Is Today’s Mirror

Yesterday was warm and sunny

But the streets and parks were empty

And I casually walked my path quietly

When last night anxieties faded, I slept soundly


This morning is chilly and cloudy

But I’m here to visit the new day loudly

I’ll listen to the birds singing proudly

And I’ll see the busy ants dancing wildly



Ivor Steven (c)  March 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.

37 thoughts on “Yesterday Is Today’s Mirror”

    1. Thank you Gabriela…. an unusual piece for me… as I wrote the Title as a line I was going to use somewhere??…. then I write this poem this morning… and the line seemed to be a good title for my poem!!

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  1. so glad you had a good night’s sleep and today is lovely there. I just made pancakes, we are waiting to listen to our Sunday sermon online and chat with mum later.

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      1. good to take a step back. you are a people person and I know you get energy from conversation and face to face encounters. but you are so resilient and resourceful, Ivor, you always come up with great poetry in your most challenging times.

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  2. It seems like the opposite is happening here. Where I expect to find an isolated street….people are every where. Not in groups. But I live on a bike/walking trail. There are MANY more than normal. I see families doing exercise to keep the kids moving, I actually see MANY more families than normal. I mean HUNDREDS more. Fortunately I also see people steering clear of one another to mind the social distancing. Where I expected to see eerily quiet streets…I’m not!

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