A Violet, and A Blade Of Grass(today)


A Violet and A Blade Of Grass


Years ago I met a pretty young lady

With hair the colour of autumn leaves

I liked her, and she liked me

And our courtship flourished rapidly

One day we were walking down by the river

Where I casually paused to pick a flower

And I gently placed the violet in her hair

She fondly smiled, and said quietly

“Open your hand, I’ve a gift for you too”

Upon my palm she tenderly placed a blade of grass

“There, that is to signify my eternal love for you”

I blushed and smile, and said proudly

“As mother nature is my witness, I love you”

“And thank you, for this blade of grass”

“I shall treasure your kindness forever”

My heart was pounding, as I steadily took her hand

And uttered the words, “Would you like to marry me”


Shine On, Shine On..

Her distant star shines
Walking down by the river
My life’s always fine………..


**You may view my poem “It’s Just A Little Dream”, by clicking onto this link >> https://ivors20.wordpress.com/2017/12/18/its-just-a-little-dream-2/


Ivor Steven (c)  May 3rd 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.

24 thoughts on “A Violet, and A Blade Of Grass(today)”

  1. Your photo and the songs/videos are wonderful companions to your beautiful poem!
    I thought of Carole yesterday and today. And I was wishing you joyful memories and smiles, Ivor. And I know you know that it is okay to let the tears flow.

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    1. Oh Carolyn, I’ve not been too teary today. I took Violet colour roses for her, and I recited her this “poem” , and being a Sunday the cemetery was busy, but I didn’t get too many strange looks, I think it’s pretty normal, in these strange times, to be reciting and singing at your loved ones grave site, and I’m sure she would be smiling…. she was good at smiling 😁💙🌏

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