Hazelnut & Cranberry Meringue Cake

I am needing the solace of my courtyard

When will life’s tasks become too hard

Am I finally to be considered too old

Despite my partial return from the cold

I am not to worry nor feel sorry

The winding road home is in no hurry

And I detour off my rocky path

To rewrite my wordless epitaph

Here in the comfort of my favourite Cafe

With a sweet cake and a soothing coffee

And enjoy a chat with the friendly waitress Alex

Then I recite this poem, she smiles, and we both relax

Ivor Steven (c) December 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.

61 thoughts on “Hazelnut & Cranberry Meringue Cake”

    1. Yay.. the cake was delicious, and Alex loved my poem… Some self reflection at the start, and then I began living in the present, with a friendly smile to make my day.. 😊💙🌏

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  1. Oh Ivor! What a profound mix of words and music! Such a moving, thought and feeling provoking song but offset with the absolute wonderful, comforting imagery of a pastry, poetry reading, and chat with a friendly waitress… This stirred so much in me. Now I must write myself with this morning coffee… ❤

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    1. I’m rapt with your super comments Laura, and yes my piece is quite a mixture of senses and emotions, with a happy crescendo finish.. and I’m a fan of ‘Poets of the Fall’, as their name suggests, the lyrics are very poetic.. 💙🌏😊

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      1. I’m glad for your reactions to my comments, Ivan, for today, you have made my day, perhaps my week (it’s been tough at work…) with these reminders, one of which being, how wonderful it is to make special connections with souls through poetry. You are truly a very special soul. ❤ Love your photograph capturing this too! 🙂

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      2. And as in my poem, I had come to Cafe feeling tired, and reflecting on becoming older, and then the surroundings, the pleasant company, turned my thoughts into the moment I was enjoying, yes.. living in the present, and there’s no great hurry, today is just another bend in our long and winding road.. 😊💙🌏


      3. (I’m also going to replay the song and see what comes from it, filtered through my own soul and ink… ❤ I was getting my cup of coffee originally but was rather entranced by the song and lyrics that I stopped what I was doing…)

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