Spiralling Upwards

A poem for, Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Petals –
>>Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Petals – July 29, 2021 – Eugi’s Causerie (amanpan.com)

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Spiralling Upwards


I look

upwards

there

upon spiraling

warm air

a pure white petal

hovering

like a dove

between

heaven and earth

floating

on a sea of love

there

waving

my eternal angel

forever

faithful

“oh, love,

aren’t you tired yet?”





Ivor Steven (c) July 2021

A big Shout Out, from Coffee House Writers

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 · Congratulations to our writers Lucy Caliero and Ivor Steven on their new releases!Lucy Cafiero co-authored the book “The Purple Lily: A Psychological Crime Thriller.”Amazon: amazon.com/Purple-Lily-Ps

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A lovely Saturday morning surprise, a wonderful start to my weekend, and a big G’day thank you to all my new friends at ‘Coffee House Writers’ …





Ivor Steven (c) July 2021

Decades of Storms

The storms have been unfolding in the sky this week, so I thought this poem from book “Tullawala, was quite appropriate for today ..

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Decades of Storms


Over the decades

I’ve lived through many storms

Yesterday

I read about an Atlantic island storm

After midnight

I had a dream about my life’s storms

At dawn

I shall open my door to the storms

I will then wait for my storms

To vacate the dark

And ask the morning sunlight

“Am I still the pilot”






Ivor Steven (c) July 2021

Toothless Broom

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Toothless Broom


I am singing the same old tune  

About life’s empty room 

 
I will fly you to the moon 

To recover your silver spoon  

I will swim to Xanadu 

To save you from gloom  


I will wear a new costume  

And throw away my toothless broom  






Ivor Steven (c) July 2021

Icy Rain Again (a Tanka)

I have not been paying much attention to how Tullawalla was going in eBook rankings on ‘Amazon Kindle’, and to my surprise Tullawalla was at #10 on Amazon Kindle, Best Sellers in Australian & Oceanian Poetry List Amazing

Tullawalla by Ivor Steven, Kerri Costello, Paperback | Barnes & Noble® (barnesandnoble.com)

And also Available at Amazon (Paperback), especially for those living in Australia, with an Amazon.au account, postage is at local rates rates ..
Tullawalla : Steven, Ivor, Harris, patricia, Costello, Kerri: Amazon.com.au: Books






Icy Rain Again (a Tanka)




Cold winds follow me

Over flooded icy plains

Crackling through bare trees

Freezing hailstones chasing rain

Sheets of heavy sleet again





Ivor Steven (c) July 2021

Going For a Stroll

Hello dear readers and followers, “Going For a Stroll” is my second poem up at Coffee House Writers  … please click on the link below and visit my poem at Coffee House Writers … and let me know what you think of my poem, and I would appreciate your support over at my new venture as a writer on CHW… I’ve attached a first stanza teaser below …

Going For A Stroll – Coffee House Writers


Going For a Stroll



When will I be too old?

To be left alone, out in the cold

With my naked words still unsold






Ivor Steven (c) July 2021

Promote Yourself Mondays, July 26, 2021

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Petrified Ground

Tullawalla rolls in at #4 on Amazon’s Ausralia & Oceania Poetry Best Sellers List

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And also Available at Amazon (Paperback), especially for those living in Australia, with an Amazon.au account, postage is at local rates rates ..
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Petrified Ground


A raucous howling awakens me

Holding my blankets tightly, I see frightened birds flee

And I hear the fallacious wind wailing

Cutting holes through the hollow night air


I sense a ferocious storm unfolding

From beyond the dark curtained clouds

A foreboding haunting loudly erupts

Cracking and snapping at the starless sky

Clattering with the volume of a coal train

Then perniciously heavy splashes of rain

Start to pound the petrified ground





Ivor Steven (c) July 2021

Fallen Leaflets (a Tanka)

Tullawalla rolls in at #4 on Amazon’s Ausralia & Oceania Poetry Best Sellers List

Tullawalla by Ivor Steven, Kerri Costello, Paperback | Barnes & Noble® (barnesandnoble.com)

And also Available at Amazon (Paperback), especially for those living in Australia, with an Amazon.au account, postage is at local rates rates ..
Tullawalla : Steven, Ivor, Harris, patricia, Costello, Kerri: Amazon.com.au: Books






Fallen Leaflets (a Tanka)


Ancient trees of life

Anoint colour to the sky

Leaves shadow the ground

Leaflet words long forgotten

Tales of people and forests





Ivor Steven (c) July 2021

Life’s Acid Test

Magically, Tullawalla is available on-line again, order your copy via these Links >>

Tullawalla is up again at Barnes & Noble (All Formats)
Tullawalla by Ivor Steven, Kerri Costello, Paperback | Barnes & Noble® (barnesandnoble.com)

And also Available at Amazon (Paperback), especially for those living in Australia, with an Amazon.au account, postage is at local rates rates ..
Tullawalla : Steven, Ivor, Harris, patricia, Costello, Kerri: Amazon.com.au: Books




Life’s Acid Test


Am I depressed?

Or sadly feeling undressed

Am I oppressed?

Or badly needing to be caressed


I must confess

Am I under arrest?

Inside my own nest

Impatiently unimpressed


Are we possessed?

Waiting for life’s acid test

That alien alpha bequest

Or an eerie beta pest





Ivor Steven (c) July 2021