A Blackbird Sings

My dream was falling backwards

The stars were flying outwards

My thoughts are looking upwards


As I hear the mourning blackbird

He’s singing about a deadly virus attack

And how we’re to overcome this unearthly hazard

“You’re to seek guidance from our masters

The solar rulers have witnessed your disasters”


The sun frowns, and sighs to the moon

We must save the earth from gloom

There’s no need for us to whisper

It’s time to dissolve the covid’s dirty blister


Ivor Steven (c) August 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.

22 thoughts on “A Blackbird Sings”

  1. Yes! Time, indeed!
    Powerful and so important, Ivor!
    We must keep flying during these oppressive and overwhelming days!
    PS…I’ve always loved blackbirds….the ones I’ve observed are so intelligent. Love the song you shared! And now I’m, also, thinking of The Beatles Blackbird and Cat Steven’s Morning Has Broken. 🙂

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      1. I understand. Birds and animals and nature do mourn. 😦
        Yes, the situation is VERY sad…but I’m trying to find the positive as often as I can…if I don’t I might “drown” in the overwhelmingness of these sad days. 😦
        We see blackbirds on our walks and often they talk to us. 🙂
        (((HUGS))) 🙂

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      2. I’m awake, and the moon is still with me, and I see daylight creeping into my courtyard, so that’s a positive start to my day…. 🌞🌙
        Had some funny dreams last night (again)… but I’m a funny sort of guy…. 😀😎
        Today is the start of another 6 week ‘Lockdown’….. I’ve thoughts in this mind…. a pencil in my hand…. a my heart can feel some lines…..

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      3. You’ll do great, Ivor!
        Yes, the moon, the sun, your beautiful courtyard, etc…so much that is positive! 🙂
        Ha! I have funny and weird dreams all of the time. 🙂
        Let your heart flow and your pencil write! 🙂
        (((HUGS))) and Coop sends Cooper-Kisses!!! 😀


      4. I love Cooper-kisses…..

        every day there’s a new sunrise
        every day there’s a new surprise
        as I look at every day with fresh eyes
        I don’t always see blue skies
        I don’t always feel happy and wise
        Today I’m a bronze statue in Levis’
        And I’ll be satisfied with third prize

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