Throwback Friday, My Door’s Firmly Shut, by Ivor Steven

“The reblog link for my ‘Go Dog Go Cafe’ post didn’t work today, so here is a copy”
Today I am presenting a poem from August 2017, just 2 months after I began blogging on WordPress ..

My Door’s Firmly Shut

Early Friday morning

At my desk

Writing in pencil

The inks frozen

No joke

Send the firewood

Light up my heart

With warm soulful words

Give my fingers a start

Knuckles are throbbing

An arthritic chill

My dog’s coughing

Poor little Lily

She feels it too

Ah, not to worry

A wry smile

A sunray

Shining through

Thawing my quill

Freeing my will





Ivor Steven (c) May 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.

24 thoughts on “Throwback Friday, My Door’s Firmly Shut, by Ivor Steven”

  1. Wonderful and so relatable, Ivor! We know the feelings your poem expresses!
    Let that warm and peaceful light shine in…and then we let it shine out of us to others!
    You are a bright, warm, comforting light…and so are your poems!
    (((HUGS))) 🙂
    PS…Always love Mr. Van Morrison’s voice and songs…”let your spirit and soul fly…” 🙂

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  2. I love the idea of a throwback, in that it invites us (and others) to go back to the start of a writing journey and see where the creativity began to spark. Whether it be in a lone ray of sunshine, as expressed in the clarity of your poem, or under the plum trees wondering if the bees will sting, words begin somewhere. 🙂

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    1. Words are everything 😄📚🌏 from beginning to end …

      Chromatic Pulse

      words are emotions

      the emotions of love and pain

      words are eye-drops

      the eye-drops of sunshine and rain

      words are blood

      the blood in oceans and drains

      words are aromas

      the aromas of flowers and grains

      words are watered sand

      the watered sand of trees and plains

      words are dreams

      the dreams in stars and heavenly gains

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