Untethered

Today’s poem “Untethered”, is also uncaptured … a submission of mine that failed at the selection table, but not to worry, because now I am allowed to publish the poem here on my websibe …

Untethered


With my back against the setting sun

I will fly toward a placid place, not yet overrun

Where the ground is not made of buried heads and limbs

I will untether my sturdy spacecraft Itmims*

And traverse the universe to discover a new world

Another planet of wonderment, yet unfurled


Where rivers and oceans are crystal clear

And unmasked, I can breathe the atmosphere

Where flowering plains are home to sacred trees

And native fauna roam wild and free

*Itmims, Ivor’s time machine in micro space





Ivor Steven (c) June 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.

49 thoughts on “Untethered”

    1. One of my first Itmims poems from 2018 ..
      “Itmims”

      Welcome aboard my bubble ship, Itmims
      Come fly with me into the unknown
      We shall traverse time and space
      Across the borders of level seven
      Beyond the boundaries of intelligence
      We’ll discover the story of Tullawalla
      Capture the heart of a beautiful red-head
      Learn about her journey of grace and bravery
      Understand the depth of your soul
      Show others what happens to the heart
      Find your star, your colour, your lost art
      Walk deserts in space, swim the Milky-way
      Breathe the air I breathe, see what I see
      Feel her soft red hair, on your cheek
      Step inside my Itmims, sharing love on the high seas

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    1. Haha .. I’m not sure about .. we are already repeating the same mistakes from last century .. but there’s plenty of room inside my Itmims .. πŸ›ΈπŸ˜„πŸŒ

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      1. I have had my β€œItmims” for a number of years, .. Ivor’s escapism craft for all those important world tours πŸŒπŸŒπŸ›ΈπŸ˜„

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      2. Haha .. brain-wave, I love that … I made my Itmims when I was in hospital recovering from my 3rd stroke, I was feeling I needed to escape my present world and find a place to rest .. πŸ›ΈπŸ›ΈπŸ˜„πŸŒπŸ˜ .. so the picture is my drawing of Itmims from my time in hospital and when my hand was good enough to draw .. the nurses put it on the white board in my room. .. and over the next few weeks I filled the white board with poems while I was recovering .. the whole process was great therapy for me ..πŸ˜„πŸŒπŸ›ΈπŸ›Έ

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      3. The process kept me sane during my time there .. nearly 2 months overall … I had another stroke while I was in hospital .. my writing kept my mind active .. πŸ˜„πŸ“–

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    1. Thank you Cheryl .. and the message is simple .. lets fix up our planet 🌏 before it’s too late … and I’ve only got one β€œItmims” πŸ›ΈπŸ˜„πŸŒ

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    2. One of my first Itmims poems , from bach in 2018 .. whenI was recovering in hospital from my stroke and other complications …
      “Itmims”

      Welcome aboard my bubble ship, Itmims
      Come fly with me into the unknown
      We shall traverse time and space
      Across the borders of level seven
      Beyond the boundaries of intelligence
      We’ll discover the story of Tullawalla
      Capture the heart of a beautiful red-head
      Learn about her journey of grace and bravery
      Understand the depth of your soul
      Show others what happens to the heart
      Find your star, your colour, your lost art
      Walk deserts in space, swim the Milky-way
      Breathe the air I breathe, see what I see
      Feel her soft red hair, on your cheek
      Step inside my Itmims, sharing love on the high seas

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  1. YAY! This is great! Keep enjoying your adventures with Itmims! I’m with you the message of this wonderful poem! And keep your dreams, wishes, hopes, and imagination flowing! πŸ™‚
    Mother Nature needs our continued caring, respect, and help!
    (((HUGS)) πŸ™‚
    πŸš€ 🌎 🌏 🌍 πŸ›Έ

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    1. Thank you Carolyn .. yes I had fun creating this poem … flying in my β€œItmims” through the universe, and really there’s no other planet like earth … so best we start repairing the damage quickly !! πŸŒπŸŒŽπŸ›ΈπŸ›ΈπŸ˜„β™₯️

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