A Cool Penguin

Here in Victoria we have the famous ‘Fairy Penguin Parade’ on “Phillip” Island, which is south-east of Melbourne. Because of the current ‘Covid’ restrictions, Phillip Island ‘Nature Parks’ are currently broadcasting live telecasts of the fantastic Penguin Parade, and hopefully this YouTube link will work for you >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGr3V2pwNbo

A Cool Penguin

During these days of low tides

I am again to be shut inside

Today, there is more reasons than one

My courtyard’s devoid of springs sun

And there are only raindrop ripples

On the grounds expanding puddles

And standing there in the pouring rain

Drinking the wet sky, like cascading champagne

Was Phillip the penguin, wryly smiling

And splashing in the cool pool under his webbing

Ivor Steven (c) Sept 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.

37 thoughts on “A Cool Penguin”

  1. Igor, thank you for this informative post. I enjoyed learning about your local penguins and watching them in the video. Sorry you are stuck inside, but Phillip does seem to be enjoying himself in the rain. The poem beautifully describes your rainy day. We are experiencing rain bands from the tropical storm, Sally, here today. I wish you a sunny day tomorrow! πŸ™‚ Cheryl

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    1. Thank you Cheryl … I don’t mind the rain, , but beginning shut inside is more frustrating…
      I’m glad you enjoyed the ‘Fairy Penguin Parade’.. they are certainly fascinating…. πŸ˜€πŸ§πŸ§


  2. OH this is a wonderful post, Ivor! I love penguins!!! So cute, so sweet!
    🐧 πŸ™‚ 🐧 πŸ™‚ 🐧

    HA! I’m so glad Phillip is keeping you company! He adds joy to all days, especially dreary days!

    GREAT Mr.Waits song/vid! One of my favs!!! πŸ™‚ Let it rain on us, Mr. Waits, and we’ll dance in the rain! πŸ˜‰
    PS…I’ll go watch the PP video now!

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  3. OH, what a sweet vid! I love how they walk and how they parade…they do have a happy-feet way of moving forward! πŸ˜‰
    It’s impossible to look at a penguin and not feel joy! πŸ™‚
    Here’s a fav quote of mine I want to share with you….
    Fathima Shamla says, “I love penguins, for they walk like they’re going to hug someone.” πŸ˜€
    Thank you for sharing the video… πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ !!!

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    1. Oh Carolyn… yes they are nature’s community of happiness…. πŸ˜€πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ƒ… I love the Quote… β€œI love penguins, for they walk like they’re going to hug someone.” πŸ˜€ ((Hugs))

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