Time Strolls (revised)

This week’s Wednesday Challenge on Weekly Prompts is; AUTUMN STROLLS. Please go over and visit their fabulous site by clicking >> HERE . The poem “Time Strolls” is my slightly abstract response to the prompt… When nothing is for sure anything can happen”




Time Strolls



I’m no sleepy koala

Nor a pretty brolga

I’m stoic and ancient, like Mount Olga

An old scribe from Tullawalla



You cannot feel my heart

Nor can you see my star chart

I’m an astronaut without a spacecraft

An old pilot from the lost Ark



I’m not flying alone in the dark

Nor will I swim among the hungry sharks

I’m a dreamer fishing for humanities restart

An old disciple waiting to disembark

The Olgas (modern title) is a set of impressive domes to the west of Ayers Rock. Believed to originate from a similar time as Ayers Rock, they are made up of 36 formations, although they are thought to have been one huge piece of rock, much like Ayers, that has weathered over millions of years. They lay 35kms west of Ayers Rock(Uluru) along Lasseter Highway and have a slightly different make-up to their better-known neighbour. The highest point is Mount Olga, rising to 546m above ground, some 200m higher than Ayers Rock. It’s about 22kms around the circumference (Ayers Rock is about 10kms)



Ivor Steven (c) October 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.

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