The Path (a Senryu)

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The Path (a Senryu)

His tired empty heart

Travels a lonely pathโ€ฏ

In a dusty cart

Ivor Steven (c) Sept 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.

61 thoughts on “The Path (a Senryu)”

      1. A Violet and A Blade of Grass

        Years ago, I met a young lady
        With hair the colour of autumn leaves
        I liked her, and she liked me
        And our courtship flourished rapidly
        One day we were walking down by the river
        Where I casually paused to pick a flower
        And I gently placed the violet in her hair
        She fondly smiled, and said quietly
        โ€œOpen your hand, Iโ€™ve a gift for you tooโ€
        Upon my palm she tenderly placed a blade of grass
        โ€œThere, that is to signify my eternal love for youโ€
        I blushed and smile, and said proudly
        โ€œAs mother nature is my witness, I love youโ€
        โ€œAnd thank you, for this blade of grassโ€
        โ€œI shall treasure your kindness foreverโ€
        My heart was pounding, as I steadily took her hand
        And uttered the words, โ€œWould you like to marry meโ€

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      1. exactly, so no solo sad path at all ๐Ÿ™‚

        I’m quite sure Carole would like you to be happy and content, not constantly pining, but what would I know …


  1. What other choice do we have but to go down a path?
    Only shadows of light seen in the growth of trees. When the leaves fall perhaps something better will be seen for the future.

    My comment only means a photo can produce so many ideas.
    I like your interpretation of this beautiful picture. ๐Ÿ™‚

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