Illumination (a Tanka)


The “Weekly Prompts” Wednesday’s Challenge is; QUIET PLACES. Please go over and visit their fabulous site by clicking >> Here . My poem Illumination is in response to the prompt




Illumination (a Tanka)


A sunny spring sky 

Softly caresses my thighs  

Displacing old lies 

And illuminates my eye  

To the universe’s dye 





Ivor Steven (c) October 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.

33 thoughts on “Illumination (a Tanka)”

    1. Thank you Ingrid … the photos represented the atmosphere I was really experiencing at the time I wrote these words. .. the sky above, comfort below, and satisfaction within reach .. 😊🌏

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    1. Thank you Filarance …
      … the photos represented the atmosphere I was really experiencing at the time I wrote these words. .. the sky above, comfort below, and satisfaction within reach .. 😊🌏

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    1. Thanks Cheryl, and Frankie is certainly enjoying his visits to the cafe …the cake is a yummy Fig and Ginger cake … and the atmosphere was definitely relaxing …

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  1. OHMYGOSH and GOLLY! It’s Sir Frankie!!! 🙂 I love seeing him! He’s having a great hair-day! 🙂
    Your quiet places photos are so calming and beautiful, Ivor! SIGH 🙂
    Your Tanka is terrific! It oozes peace and relaxation. SIGH 🙂
    Cake?!?!? Oh, my and Oh, YAY!!! 😉 😀 What kind of cake?!?
    (((HUGS))) 🙂
    PATS and RUBS to Sir Frankie! 🙂

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    1. One of my fav’ slices Carolyn, a Fig and Ginger cake… … and Frankie is loving his visits to the cafe … the Tanka was a quick write at the cafe, and basically I was trying to capture the relaxing aura of the moment … which I wrote on a scrap of paper and gave to Gemma .. one of lovely waitresses .. 😎🌏🐶💙

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      1. OOH! Sounds so yummy! 🙂
        I bet Sir Frankie is a star at the cafe! 🙂 Everywhere Coop goes he gets SO much positive attention. 🙂
        You captured that moment perfectly! 🙂
        AW AW and AW! You made Gemma’s day! 🙂

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  2. I love your quiet place. Oh, and I bet Frankie is marvellous company for you. I must apologise, I read this yesterday, answered the phone and completely forgot to leave my comment. So sorry 🙂❤️

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    1. Thank you Sue … Frankie is certainly enjoying his visits to the cafe .. and the cafe is my ‘quiet place’ for relaxing and writing ✍️😀🤗📘

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