The Lighthouse

Today, here again I am presenting another ‘5min’ poem that I wrote at Ali Grimsham’s ‘Writing Circle’ Zoom meeting this morning (haha, “at 6.00am”) and I would like to thank Ali for giving me an opportunity to participate in such a fantastic event … Here is the page link to get more information about the next “writing circle” event. Tickets by donation. All are welcome.

The Lighthouse

I am afloat

In between

Here and there

Am I lost?

My ship clock

Is a sundial

Using the moon

To reflect on time

I hear the waves

Pounding white hooves

A heavy sound

Of many moods

Is the sea growing wider?

Is the light glowing brighter?

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.

35 thoughts on “The Lighthouse”

  1. Ivor,
    You are a trooper joining the writing circle at such an early hour. I am so glad you did. I love your poem, especially these lines.
    My ship clock
    Is a sundial
    Using the moon
    To reflect on time
    Writing together and listening to each other’s words nourished us all today. Thank you for sharing yours.
    Be Well,

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    1. Thank you Ali, and sorry I missed the start of your show… my reminder buzzer buzzed, but I didn’t buzz… I’m pleased how my poem turned out… I only changed a few words… and I liked the mystery of my 2nd stanza….
      Originally I had
      “Using the moon
      To tell the time”
      .. but when I typed the poem, I automatically changed the last line to “To reflect on time”
      … and my line I was stuck with “I am lost” …. I simply changed the line into an intriguing question… “Am I lost?”….
      and thanks for your patience today… Cheers..


      1. Thanks Sue , and my day was a very productive one, culminating tonight in my Geelong Writing group having our first get together for 12 months … now I’m tired and ready for bed… 😊


    1. Everything has gone beyond my expectations, but I have had some wonderful help… Claudia my Geelong proofreader and editor, Kerri with her incredible drawings, Ingrid for her review and she also did a final proofreading for me, and the ladies from the Indie publishing group Fae Corps were a delight to work with… and of course they will be in charge of my Book Launch in a few weeks time… xxx

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  2. I think this is a wonderful poem, Ivor! All of us feel lost at times…and on those dark nights (dark in colour and/or dark in emotions) our eyes scan the horizon watching for the light to make it’s way so we can find our way. 🙂
    Know What?! your words, your poems, and your heart that is IN your poems is a lighthouse to so many of us who read them! You give hope, joy, warmth, inspiration, guidance, ETC, in your poems! 🙂 Thank you!
    We used to visit lighthouses and I was always in awe, and appreciative, of their importance and the help they bring! I felt honored just to walk up the steps and look out at the seemingly never-ending ocean…oh, if the lighthouses could talk, the stories we would hear. 🙂
    HUGS!!! 🙂

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    1. Yes lighthouses are an icon beacon that have shown the sailors the way to safety over thousands of years… and my little poem is about how the ”light” eventually guides us home…
      I don’t think I’m a Lighthouse, but for those out there who maybe lost, my light is always on… 🌟💙🌏

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    1. Thank you Val, .. haha.. I’ve slept in again… it’s 8.25am Tuesday morning here..
      I’ve been to a number of Ali’s Meetings, and I really enjoy the friendly atmosphere.
      I was hoping to be in Philadelphia for my Book launch on 30th March, but that couldn’t happen… Maybe in a couple of years time… Cheers 😊🌏

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