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

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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.

45 thoughts on “Fallen Leaflets (a Tanka)”

    1. Yes indeed Sadje… and I just discovered this morning, Tullawalla is at #54 on Amazon’s “World Wide” Poetry Best Sellers List… which simply amazing and super cool … 😀😎😍

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  1. Superb Ivor! This came out strikingly well. The collage has a very dystopian hue and the falling leaflets reminds me of times of war. We are somewhat like that now aren’t we? Your tanka is powerful, as I have mentioned before, you have a special way with choosing just the right words.

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  2. A terrific Tanka, Ivor!
    We mustn’t be sad when leaves fall…they do so gracefully creating beautiful music and knowing they will give back to the earth in positive ways! 🙂
    Congrats on your book news! #4!!!! YAY!!! May Tullawalla “fall” all over the world landing in the hands of many, many, many, many people! 🙂 It will NOT be forgotten and will outlive us all, impacting future generations positively! 🙂
    (((HUGS))) 🙂

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    1. Big thank you ((Hugs)) back to you Carolyn .. I knew you love my “Tree” Tanka … they are so important to the overall survival of our planet… 😀🌍🌏🌎🛤🏝

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    1. Thank you Ingrid … my patience and persistence is being rewarded … I’m not sure what the rankings mean, but it definitely is a buzz too see Tullawalla performing well … this time last year I was finishing off the first draught of my manuscript, and there was still a long was to go … but I knew in my heart
      , that the overall concept of book was going to be a good product, because it was so multi-dimensional by covering an entertaing range of subjects…. Tullawalla is something different from the normal poetry collection … “I Think it worked”… thank you for you ongoing support throughout my project of lows and highs … 🙂🤗😍🌏

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