I remember

Bringing you two into my house

And quietly I sat with you

Upon my courtyard bench

You were both

Dry and lifeless


I diligently prepared your beds

And gently tucked you two in

Wishing you a bright and prosperous future

With care and love

Under my watchful eye

Together you flourished and adorned my home

And together your arms reached out

Embracing each other

Now here together

We live together as one



Ivor Steven (c)  May 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.

46 thoughts on “Togetherness”

    1. Nurturing something back to life is a glorious experience, and poem is metaphorically about how people’s togetherness will nurture us back…..


      1. 🙂 🙂 I’m not an expert at all, learning by my mistakes…but haven’t lost too many, they seem pretty forgiving 🙂

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    1. Thank You Sue…. My tree ferns are thriving, but also my poem is metaphorical one….. with care and love, and some togetherness, we can make it back from our dry and lifeless dilemma…….


  1. Aw! Beautiful, Ivor! Your poem and your ferns! I love ferns!
    They have thrived with your tender loving care…they love each other and they love you!
    ❤ Tell them "Hello, beautiful ferns!" from me! (I talk to plants, etc!)
    PS…I hope the Human-Beans around the world continue to reach out and help each other during this devastating time. We should take our cues from nature.

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    1. Yes Carolyn … my nurturing the ferns, was my metaphorical analogy for what us “Human-Beans” need to do to recover from our dry and lifeless dilemma…. 💛💚💙🌏

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  2. Beautiful!! Its amazing to see how much they have grown!! I myself have been puttering away in my garden this season. It is very rewarding to see plants spring back to life!

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