Lost Within Uluru’s Dream-time Chasms

Release date for Issue I — Free Verse Revolution:

And I am very pleased to announce that my poem “Lost Within Uluru’s Dream-time Chasms” was selected to be published in FREE VERSE REVOLUTION’S very first Magazine, Issue 1: hebe (the fountain of youth) and I am looking forward to reading all the other writers entries next week. You can visit their latest promo updates by clicking on this link > Issue I: Deepti G. – Free Verse Revolution:



Lost Within Uluru’s Dream-time Chasms


The expedition’s camel train is leaving town

Even though the rain-spirits are thundering down

Undaunted they are travelling to the ancient rock

Where time was born before the sun-clock

At the sacred monolith created by nature’s gods

Eons before earth’s crawling arthropods


Now only ghostly moans echo from Uluru’s dream-time chasms

Warning intruders about the Fountain of Youth’s guardian assassins

The exhausted archaeologists were last seen probing deeper

Frantically seeking the lost treasure of mythology’s oldest sleeper





Ivor Steven (c) March 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.

36 thoughts on “Lost Within Uluru’s Dream-time Chasms”

  1. Ivor, this is a magnificent poem…flowing, beautifully rhymed, atmospheric! I like that you chose to write about an Australian landmark, though I also enjoyed the video. Scotland?

    Congratulations on the publication of your gorgeous poem. How are you doing? I wish you sunny days, health, and happiness! ❤

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    1. Thank you kindly Cheryl for your lovely comments… about my Australian version of the “fountain of youth”… and we are having a sunny start to autumn… and I’m reasonably ok, and enjoying the hectic program of the promotion events as as my book launch nears… 😀😎… It’s 3.45am, and best I try for a bit more sleep.. 😴

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  2. This is a haunting poem Ivor. The image of the archeologists lost in dreamtime chasms speaks volumes about the settler presence in aboriginal Australia. Your poem powerfully conveys the sense of uncanny Australia as epitomized in”Picnic at Hanging Rock.”

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    1. Thank you Sue.. my Aussie interpretation of the fountain of youth… It couldn’t be anywhere else except in the oldest continent and the oldest culture on the planet, in crevices of the most sacred location in the world 😊🌏🤗

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    1. Thank you Dwight.. It’s my Aussie interpretation of the fountain of youth… It couldn’t be anywhere else !! except in the oldest continent and belonging to the oldest culture on the planet, in crevices of the most sacred location in the world 😊🌏🤗

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    1. Thank you Carolyn, and I’m happy this one was selected to be published… Ivor’s little story about where the Fountain of Youth really lives !! It couldn’t be anywhere else !! except in the oldest continent and belonging to the oldest culture on the planet, in crevices of the most sacred location in the world 😊🌏🤗

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