Our Garden Seat

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Our Garden Seat


Beyond where anyone can see

Past the rain and pain

I’m bathing in the Milky-way

On the edge of the black sea

Away from yesterday’s heat

Under Eden’s golden tree

There’s a comfy garden seat

A resting place, for you and me

Ivor Steven (c) 2018

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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.

65 thoughts on “Our Garden Seat”

  1. That happens to be one of my most favorite song although any of them are….
    Ivor your spirit is strong you are soldier of one in an army of the few…i need you on the front line…be strong my friend give sometime to heal and come back to us

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  2. Your photo is stunningly beautiful! I wish you were sitting out there today instead of in The Bubble! But, don’t worry! You are not alone! We are all in The Bubble with you! It’s crowded, but good! HA! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜›

    Your poem is soooooooo lovely! It’s sigh-worthy! It makes me smile! πŸ™‚ AND it’s a joy to read out loud. πŸ™‚

    Well, please take care and rest and write and be a patient patient and get well.
    (((HUGS))) πŸ™‚

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      1. Yes it’s one big giggle in, i had been in the wards for the previous 8 days, and now I get to live like a leper, I’m not sure about the logic, but according to me everyone in the hospital should already have whatever I’ve got πŸ€”πŸ˜…πŸ’›

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  3. Sorry to hear about the isolation. When you’re well can I join you on the that bench? It looks so lovely, as was your poem.
    I hope they can get to the bottom of your illness Ivor. You were already at a medical low with the previous chest infection, and lack of sleep due to travelling. It’s hardly surprising you became susceptible to further infection. Get well soon Ivor. πŸ™‚ xx

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    1. Hi Niki, yes I’ve been in hospital for 9 days and I’ve had a rough time, I’m in isolation now, and maybe they’re starting to get to the bottom of things. Thank you ❀️ dear Niki

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      1. Oh wow that’s a hella long time to be in there. I hope and pray your doctors figure things out fast. You must be going nuts cooped up that long. *hugs* and prayers and love Ivor. β™₯.

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  4. Oh sorry to hear you are in an isolation ward. Sending healing prayers to you Ivor I am sure whatever it is will pass quickly. The Simon and Garfunkle song took me back over the years to my youth, Much kept bubbling up in my mind. Thank you for this. Bless You,

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  5. OH! I got so scared at first…my heart was in my throat! Then I realized this was from way back when you were in the hospital! Whew!

    Wonderful to revisit your beautiful photo and sweet poem while listening to Paul and Art sing. πŸ™‚

    The images in this poem are heavenly! Just thinking of sitting on the garden bench brings smiles and sighs. πŸ™‚
    (((HUGS))) πŸ™‚

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      1. I’m okay. My heart just stopped for a few seconds. πŸ˜‰

        I’m glad you are safe and well.
        That is one of my favs of your poems! What a joy to revisit it today. It brought smiles. πŸ™‚

        More HUGS!!! πŸ™‚

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