A Collection of Ponds Turns Into a Lake

Hello dear readers, yesterday I wrote this Haiku for Beth ( ididnthavemyglasseson.wordpress.com  ) about ‘Ponds’….

A dragonfly Pond 
Mirror’s the hot summer sky 
Natures gallery ”    … and this morning (Sunday) I was reading the 8 Haiku’s I had written over the last 8 weeks, and in my mind they seemed to be following a theme… Then I decided to format them into one piece/poem… so here is my ‘Lake’ of words…..


A Collection of Ponds Turns Into a Lake


Peaceful is the dawn

Morning frost is hovering

Sunshine cuts the ice

A dragonfly Pond

Mirror’s the cold winter sky

Natures gallery

Soft winter sunshine

The sky’s raining blue diamonds

Warms my fragile heart


Are we hand in hand

With hearts joined, ready to start

A new wisdom age

Are we the drowned ones

Laying beside our beached whales

Unable to breathe

Cold steel’s not power

Love can’t be an iron fist

Hand in hand we breathe


Upon our torn earth

Lets sit around the camp fire

One circle of sand

On and on we go

We the mighty do venture

Above and beyond


Featured Image above; Taken by my Canadian Auntie, of the Barrier Lake in Alberta.




Ivor Steven (c)  July 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.

94 thoughts on “A Collection of Ponds Turns Into a Lake”

  1. Oh, how wonderful, Ivor! You’ve created a Haiku Poem…and what a beautiful blending…indeed, just like ponds to lake. 🙂
    Might all of us who care…flow, and blend, together and become a refuge for those who are hurting.
    (((HUGS))) 🙂
    PS…For some reason, that song from Enya always makes me teary-eyed.

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    1. Yep.. when I played Enya’s song this morning, I was more than teary-eyed….
      Thank you Carolyn…. the tiring of my Haiku’s seemed to work ok … I’ve read it again, (I changed one line) and I think my message about being more in harmony with nature, to help us overcome our problems, is quite evident within the expanded format…. ((hugs))

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      1. Wonderful song and vid, Ivor!
        Sad, true, a reminder that we need to bring back the singin’ of the birds and bees! Be kind to the trees and bees! Commune with the sky and share space happily with the dragonfly! 🙂
        ((((HUGS)))) 🙂

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  2. I do love what you have done here ! They all fit together so well. Words of beauty, Words of wonder, Words of Wisdom, and Words to live by!

    I love your line Hand in Hand we breathe!

    That should be a bumper sticker!! And I do love Enya’s music!

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      1. Wow, expressively profound and powerful Dwight, an outstanding statement… “and then what”… I’m truly honoured to have my Haiku, mentioned within your magnificent piece of writing… I might have to frame your post, and hang it up under my verandah collection of writings. 😊😏 near my “Tullawalla” name sign 😉🌏

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      2. Thank you Ivor! I consider your Haiku to be equal or better than my words. You summed it up in so few words that spoke volumes! Thanks for the collaboration. I am so glad you approve!

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    1. Thank you Dwight, your wonderful comments/praises have warmed my soul… And yes it interesting/uncanny, how the Haiku’s I did over the last 2 months, seemed to fit together… 😊🌏😁


    1. Thank you Sue… 7.00am and out of bed, only in my trackie (to keep warm), ready for my ‘Go Dog Go Cafe’ ..Promote Yourself Monday event, where I try to comment on as many entries as possible… 📖📮😀

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    1. Thanks Gael… I’m afraid we’ve encountered a second phase of ‘covid’ here in Victoria, although the outbreak seems to be mainly in Melbourne….
      Hope you are well too… xx


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