Icy Ponds and Cold Champagne

My new book “Tullawalla”, is 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® (barnesandnoble.com) 

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


Today here is another poem, that didn’t make the final list, and was ‘cut’ from my new Book “Tullawalla”… Probably because my ‘Chapter 1’ on ‘Nature, Trees and the Air We Breathe’ had and an over abundance of poems to chose from…

Icy Ponds and Cold Champagne

I stand here, in a rain filled pond

Leaning against the icy wind

Glazed eyes and I shiver

My boots are stuck in the muddy river

Ankle deep, in a chilly slush

Sheet ice numbing my toes

When will they finish my lane

Tired of walking through cold drains

The tadpoles are thriving again

Multiplying with the continual rain

My clothes are wet and stained

Walking beyond the puddles is a strain

These house-bound reins feel like chains

It’s time to defrost my frozen brain

Allow my pen to write within this frigid membrane

And tell the world life is a bubbling champagne

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.

33 thoughts on “Icy Ponds and Cold Champagne”

  1. Vivid and varied imagery: “boots stuck in a muddy river,” ” clothes wet and stained,” “tadpoles are thriving again,” “Life is a bubbling champagne.” All of this and more in one short poem!

    I think that the only way you could tell your readers that ” life’s a bubbling champagne.” is if you have the ability to see it that way. Life does have its beautiful moments. Even misery sometimes has an ironic beauty, and pain can be exquisite. A lot of what we find in our experiences is how we perceive reality.

    Ivor, you have a talent for finding joy and beauty in all of life. Thank you for sharing that joy and beauty! ❤ Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Thank you sincerely for your enchanting comments, .. and yes, Cheryl I tend to see the brighter side of life, otherwise I would have drowned in my own personal quagmire by now… you encouragement helps me keep my hips above the water-line… as I have been struggling the last few weeks … half my left hand has gone numb, so I’m back into hospital for some more tests in a few weeks time… Cheers. Ivor..💙🌏

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      1. I try not to worry, and what happens, will happen.. at the moment it’s annoying and hindering me at the computer… … I just have stay patient…. Cheers..


  2. You have learned to hang on during the cold dark muddy times (weather-wise, health-wise, and emotions-wise), Ivor. And you encourage us to do so, too. Hang on, because there are such beautiful moments in life to celebrate. 🙂
    How are you feeling today?
    (((HUGS))) 🙂

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    1. Thanks Carolyn… and yes there is always brighter side pas the mud and the slush…
      I’m tiring at moment… half my left hand has gone numb, and situation seems to be wearing me out…. I have a hospital appointment in a couple of weeks… 😊😄

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