A Butterfly and the Bookworm


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A Butterfly and the Bookworm


“Do you know how to fly?”

Said the butterfly to the bookworm

“No” The old bookworm replied

“However, I did have an aeroplane ride”

And he added

“After I had eaten all the words out of the recycle bin

a nasty jet-stream zoomed by and clipped my wings”


[Butterfly] “That was harsh for only swallowing leftover rubbish

which had never been recited nor published”

[Bookworm] “Yep, and on my flight back I suffered

locked in a box with refurbished hardcovers

that had very chewy dust-covers

and were tough skinned like my kangaroo brothers

[Butterfly] “Did you munch on the titles inside that cardboard nook

[Bookworm] “No! The covers glared at me with a spooky look”

[Butterfly] “What was the name of that mysterious book”

[Bookworm] “Tullawalla was the one that magically shook

Looking like a colourful and captured snook

Soon to be released from its grappling hook”





Ivor Steven (c) July 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.

55 thoughts on “A Butterfly and the Bookworm”

    1. Yes I have ordered a new hardcover. It’ll be here in a couple of weeks .. I have had a look at the PDF proof
      . It’s not perfect. .. but it’s fairly good .. and the real book 📖 will give me a better idea of how it looks 😊🌏

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    1. Thank you Sadje … yes it was a fun piece, although as a writer I struggle with dialogue format in poetry, so it took me all day to get the dialogue to flow for me 😊🌏📖

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      1. I can understand that, conversations are difficult to reproduce, you have to imagine you are the person having the conversation and not the eavesdropping poet.🙂

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      2. Sorry I meant five-day!
        The Delta variant is now the dominant variant everywhere in the world. It’s more contagious than any other. So when you open up again do take care.

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  1. great news Ivor! I hope your readers will enjoy the poems and lovely artwork. Kerri is wonderfully talented. Her work compliments your writing so beautifully. Interesting poem Ivor. Read like a little fairy tale, you never fail to surprise and entertain!

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      1. I think my publisher’s are mainly to blame .. which is very disappointing for me …
        My mistake for giving them my manuscript .. ☺️🥲

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