Grasshoppers’ Hallelujah

“Grasshoppers’ Hallelujah” is the first poem in the first Chapter of my new book “Tullawalla”, due to be released on 30th March, and for preorder, here are the links

Barnes and Noble..  Tullawalla by Ivor Steven, Kerri Costello, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble® ( 

Amazon.. Tullawalla eBook: Steven, Ivor, Costello, Kerri, Harris, patricia: Books 

Grasshoppers’ Hallelujah

At night, it’s my time to bleed

As I’m slowly going to seed

My video picture’s blurred

I’ll take my film shaken, not stirred

There I was, crawling on dirty paws

When my dream drifted into pause

An impostor interrupted my show

As I was climbing Mount Kosciuszko

Bathing there in warm winter snow

Waiting for my spring flowers to grow

I’m overseeing the green valley below

Where bees and dragonflies are buzzing to and fro

Tree ferns are shading the moist forest floor

I see faeries singing from under the Sycamores

And they’re dancing to music that sounds familiar

A classic song by the whistling caterpillar

Accompanied by the violin tunes of grasshoppers

And I hear the mystical rhythm of nature’s Hallelujah

Ivor Steven (c) Feb 2021

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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.

53 thoughts on “Grasshoppers’ Hallelujah”

  1. wow Ivor, your book is remarkable … love the illustrations and all that colour! Must have cost a packet to produce but I see it’s seling for a reasonable price … so few poetry books are published these days 🙂 Good luck with your sales!

    How are you?

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      1. Writing is a Pandora’s box Ingrid … when I originally wrote this poem .. the whole piece only took 15 mins…. sometimes words just flow, and I am not sure how these pieces happen….. and Ivor sits back the next day … and I say wow.. did I write that !!

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      2. Yes Ingrid … always when I not trying to write a poem…. probably (mostly) just lying in bed relaxed and listening to my music, and from somewhere I have these vivid pictures drift into my mind, and I quickly scribbles the images/words down onto my bedside notebook, and in the morning I expand on those thoughts and form a poem….. some turn out Ok… some are are a mystery to me … but over the years some of my better poems have come from these half-dream situations

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    1. Thank you dear Carolyn… I’ve just got home… It’s been a very busy week for me… and I am struggling to keep up … I’m being an old plumber again this week (ouchie), … and my book publicity stuff is almost overwhelming… and it’s definitely impossible to keep up with my blogging … but here I am trying my best… ((Hugs)) 💙🌏

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  2. This is great news , good luck with the book! I do love the lines : My video picture’s blurred
    I’ll take my film shaken, not stirred” so clever.
    BTW. Do you have an email follow where by I get your post in my mail. I follow you by reader but I admit I don’t use the reader as often as I should ! 💜💜💜


      1. Thank you Suzanne, I’ve been fortunate enough to have some of my poems published in a number of Fae Corps Publishing Anthologies over the last few years. They are a small Indie publishing group based in America, and they’re ones that happily agreed to publish “Tullawalla” for me…

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