Waltz Me to the Tune of a Happy Mandolin

Today I’m presenting more of my comments, that I post on other writers articles when I am doing my blogging.. Here below, are words I’ve sent to, ~M~Michelle, Colleen, and Ingrid … I’ve made a few slight word changes and arranged the stanza’s in an order, so as to read like one ‘poem’ , and I think the different “tunes” have blended together ok..

Waltz Me to the Tune Of a Happy Mandolin

Open your eyes a little wider 

Let your heart feel a little lighter 

See the blue sky appear brighter 

And there upon the ocean floats the big blue sky 

Reflecting the white caps of nearby mountains 

Where the melting snow feeds the oceans’ rivers 

Which meander across the lands’ grassy plains


And we look to drop anchor 

In the calm of a safe harbour 

Away from our daily helter-skelter 

Hoping to find that peaceful shelter 

But a truly happy mandolin 

Is soulfully played from within  

Ivor Steven (c) Feb 2021

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 


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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.

21 thoughts on “Waltz Me to the Tune of a Happy Mandolin”

    1. I’m very pleased you think the poem followed ok… I really enjoy the whole process… the writing of my comments… storing them in my notebook … then coming back to them and having fun trying to create one piece of poetry… 💛😂😄

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  1. Your poem-y comments are wonderful! I always enjoy them! And you’ve woven these together to create a day-brightening night-warming poem! 🙂 Great job, Ivor!
    Oh, you know I always love to hear Mr. Cohen! 🙂
    (((HUGS))) 🙂

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