My Blue Statice Blooms Today

Todays poem is a repost from 2 years ago, and today my gorgeous plant Blue Statice (Limonium perezii Blue) is in full bloom again. And a year ago the poem was published in a local anthology called “Writeabout- Two”

My Blue Statice Blooms Today

Love is a dirty word when I’m alone

Nervously shaking to the bone

Hearing myself rattle unseen

Anxiously sweating, feeling unclean

Awakening, my eyes slowly open

Nightmares diminish, now forgotten

The wind carries sunlight through my dawn’s clouds

My courtyard flowers, stand radiant and proud

Listening, I hear the bird’s morning calls

My gloominess gradually stalls

Sounds of music vibrate the walls

Nature’s crescendos fill my heart’s empty halls

Love is a dirty word no more

Love is within my skins every pore

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.

70 thoughts on “My Blue Statice Blooms Today”

  1. Oh! and SIGH! πŸ™‚ Such a beautiful poem! The emotion in it is strong…I can feel the fear and then the relief and joy! That last line is perfection! Genuine love does permeate every pore and then take up residence as home. πŸ™‚
    PS…a beautiful song and photo, too! πŸ™‚

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    1. Oh I woke up with the wind blowing and the sun shining, after a bad dream night, and the poem instantly fell into place, as if it was meant to be, and I really like those sort of writing impulses, but it

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  2. The relief of waking from nightmares to love in your heart has got to be such a strong emotion. You opening your eyes and ‘seeing’ the things that awaken your safety and comfort….I can feel these things in your words Ivor.

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    1. Yes Colleen it was all so clear to me this morning 😊 Oh I didn’t get that day rest and relaxation. My electrician decided to come over and put my downlights in, 3 in the bedroom and 3 in the dining/kitchen area. Yep 6 holes in the ceiling and lots of dust everywhere, it’s nearly 8.00pm, and I’ve just finished cleaning up the mes, but I’m so happy with the result. I think there’s a poem on the way here for this interesting day. πŸ™„


      1. I look forward to it.

        I sympathize with your dust. We’ve had construction going on here since October. I am ready to powerwash the INSIDE of my house. πŸ™‚


  3. This is lovely, Ivor, and thank goodness for the uplifting final stanza. I don’t like to think of you depressed. And just to prove that I come here for the poetry (and to see your smiling face) I didn’t listen to Pink Floyd πŸ™‚

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  4. Love is a dirty word when I’m alone

    Nervously shaking to the bone
    Hearing myself rattle unseen
    Anxiously sweating, feeling unclean

    these lines talk to me, in a very different way. when it comes to words and emotions, you’re a champion of your own.

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    1. Thank You Sadje, and the poem was published somewhere.. hmmm, I can’t remember… I’ll search my files… . thanks Sadje, it was in an Anthology, ‘Writeabout-Two (Geelong), 2019… I shall add this to my post… Ta..πŸ˜€

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      1. Thank you Libby… although I’m too tired to lift my pencil today, I’ll be resting for a few days…. the Nightmare Whispers Anthologies promotions and book launch this morning has worn me out….


    1. I think gardening and love are a wonderful analogy Dwight. The more you get dirty by putting in the work, the better the result and response you get back from the garden. πŸ’™πŸŒπŸ˜Š

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  5. A wonderful repost and reread, Ivor! πŸ™‚
    The nature in your courtyard/sanctuary AND in your writing always makes me smile! πŸ™‚
    The love in your posts AND in you is evident and uplifting and appreciated! πŸ™‚
    (((HUGS))) πŸ™‚
    PS…I had a busy weekend…but I am making the WP rounds now. πŸ™‚

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