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 & Nobleยฎ (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

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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.

36 thoughts on “Icy Rain Again (a Tanka)”

  1. A powerful poem, Ivor! Your word-pics are vivid! And I can feel the cold! ๐Ÿฅถ
    That is a fave song of mine. ๐Ÿ™‚ The song/video are a perfect paring for your poem!
    (((HUGS))) and sending the โ˜€๏ธ ๐Ÿ™‚
    PS…Congrats on Tullawalla flyin’ high!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you Carolyn .. Iโ€™ve just had one of those long sleeps again.. the nervous energy is slowing down โ€ฆ Phew !! .. my system is gradually getting back to normal โ€ฆ all the worries of getting my right and back in print did weary me ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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      1. Oh yes Kate, I am extremely happy… the final product/book looks amazing, Kerri’s drawings look superb, and my poems are varied and interesting ..


      2. then people will get huge benefit, I can’t imagine the cost of producing such a colourful book … very few about except kids books so it will be a real treasure to keep!


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