Worlds Beyond Thoughts

My poem today is made from a list of comments that I have left on fellow ‘Bloggers’ sites, and in order of stanza appearance these are the writers sites for you to visit ..

Bart –
Sadje –
Punam –
Sadje –

Annette –
Dwight –
Michelle~M –
Catxman –
Mark –

Cindy –
Carol –
Cassa –
Windwhisperer –

Worlds Beyond Thoughts

Laws are merely guide lines

For the arrows of love to climb

Mirror mirror on the wall 

Recalls our joys and falls 

Behind every mask there is a weathered face 

Behind every face old lines survive in place 

Behind every place memories live with grace 

Evil eyes lurk in veiled skies

The wisdom of native ancestors should be listened to

And not be lost to the modern ways this arrogant world

The way of modern progress

Is to leave nature shamefully undressed

Nature and renewal walk down the garden path hand in hand

I hear church bells ring 

I see the mouses die 

And the clouds always cry

Keep the cup full, turn the power on

And the answer will come   

Like a big jigsaw puzzle

Not all the pieces will fit back

And overall the world will look the same

I cannot dwell on what has been 

While I feel my blade of grass is alive and green

Above and beyond the crusty dirt 

The universe is a symphonic concert

They say that the truth hurts

Beware of cold desserts


Ivor Steven (c) September 14th 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.

70 thoughts on “Worlds Beyond Thoughts”

  1. I love the lines you quoted to me in the context of the poem Ivor.. I was listening to an aboriginal man today about the words they use for land which is a being to them and the word concerned a kind of inner intelligence which meant something more akin to Universe. I wish we were more like this, more in tune with earth as seemlessly interwoven with our being.. to sidestep the ancestral intelligence does seem a great arrogance.

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    1. Yes native cultures have nature and existence in the right order … I’m afraid our modern society is driven by money and greed… here is my little poem that will be publish at Coffee House Writers next Tuesday … a special preview for you .. xx

      “Existence and Renewal”

      Keep your cup full
      Turn the power on
      Follow the moonlight
      Fall across your lawn
      Heed her call at dawn
      โ€œLife is a marathonโ€

      The renewal of nature
      Leaves footprints upon desert sands
      And with His hand in Her hand
      Existence grows from our lands


  2. Creative, brilliant, wonderful, Ivor! I like how this flows.
    Your comments on my posts are always appreciated and enjoyed! ๐Ÿ™‚
    And when you leave a poetic comment it’s so special! ๐Ÿ™‚
    (((HUGS))) ๐Ÿ™‚
    PATS and RUBS to Sir Frankie! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thanks Carolyn … I am so pleased that I formed my habit of ‘filing’ my comments … they give me lots of joy to re-read them, and then sometimes create one of these intriguing poems, … that somehow seem to flow together … Frankie is really settling into his new home … and now barks at the front door when someone is in the front yard … woof, woof !! ๐Ÿถ..๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’›

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  3. This was a delight with such treasures you wrote this morning Ivor. Such beautiful collections and your words are always gifts to receive. How dear of you to link to several of our posts. I was delighted to see mine. Thank you and have a blessed day! ๐Ÿ’•

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  5. what a creative way to write a poem and it flows well! And nice to give your mates a mention ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’ve been to the beach heaps n heaps and never seen anything like this … which beach ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Ivor, I love this poem that makes everyone think. It’s totally awesome and beautiful. You found exactly the right words to show that we are not the ones who know everything and can do everything.
    Greetings from Germany….Rosie ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน

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      1. Sorry I’ve not read your article, nor any other posts either today … between my morning exercise group, .. a plumbing job .. getting my eyes tested … and a necessary supermarket visit .. I am almost exhausted tonight, … and even struggling to do my own post … age is definitely catching up with me … I just cannot do what I used to do !!!

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      2. I too am on a catch-up. After announcing to everyone how my health had improved I had a little downturn (again!). So this week Iโ€™ve just concentrated on getting the post for today written. Normally I write in advance, but not this one! ๐Ÿ™‚

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