We Sing, and We Sing

Is there a song?

Between who is sad, and who is wrong

Beyond this prolonged swan song


How long, is too long?

Along these throngs of torch songs

Headstrong, and head-on


We know their theme song

We are all in the wrong

Oh. We, are the wrong


Listen to the birdsong

Listen to her lifelong song

Listen to nature humming along



Ivor Steven (c)Β  May 2020.

“We, The Drowned”, Lyrics by Lisa Hannigan

We, the drowned
Hold our hollow hearted ground
Til we swallow ourselves down
AgainWe, the ashes,
We spend our days like matches
And burned ourselves as black as
The end.


We know not the fire in which we burn
But we sing and we sing
And the flames grow higher.
We read not the pages which we turn
But we sing, and we sing, and we sing, and we sing

We, the wrong,
We the sewn up and long gone,
Were before and all along
Like this

We, the drowned
The lost and found out,
We are all finished again.

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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 “We Sing, and We Sing”

  1. The photo and song are a wonderful accompaniment to your powerful poem. It brought tears to my eyes.
    I am spending part of each day in nature, listening to the birds singing, observing the beauty, growth, life… πŸ™‚
    If we would take good care of the earth, nature will continue to take good care of us. It has done a much better job at it’s job than we have at our job of caring for, and respecting, it.
    (((HUGS))) πŸ™‚

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  2. I adore your poem Ivor ..a thoughtful tribute to our lovely earth …and i reminder too that we should always at all times take care of our mother earth .πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

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