A Courtyard Song

A Courtyard Song

The spring morn is crisp

Sun-rays cling onto my chest

Porridge and lemon-ginger tea

Refresh my sleepy soul

Courtyard flowers arouse my eyes

Music vibrates the air

With a piano tune from Ludovico Einaudi

And Frankie quietly watches on

I write a comment for Derrick

His home in England needs a plumber

Then I send a song to Susi in America

To compliment her lovely ‘Fall’ poem

Carolyn’s words enrich my heart

But she will need her tissues

When she plays the video/music song

Only 8.00 am, and my message box is full

And now, the old poet’s day begins

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.

48 thoughts on “A Courtyard Song”

    1. Thank you Sam .. my blogging friends/community is very supportive and caring .. and they are a part of my life .. and my “writing” family .. and thank you for becoming a new friend of my “family”😊💕🌏


  1. Your words unfold the beginning of a brand new day.
    The lemon-ginger tea is a fav of mine but , no, on the porridge.
    You have such a peacefully tranquil setting for your day begin.
    You have such a handsome looking dog. Love his name, Frankie.
    His hair matches mine … lol Have a wonderful weekend …
    Isadora 😎


  2. OHMYGOODNESS! I am sitting here with joy-tears in my eyes! Thank you for including me in your beautiful poem! I’m so humbled and honored! 🙂 And to be included with Derrick, Susi, and Sir Frankie makes me smile! 🙂 (always great to see Sir Frankie!)

    What a joy to hear about your day, Ivor! To see your courtyard that inspires you and shelters you! Your poem, your photos, and THAT music/vid are a perfect trio! 🙂 (Wow! what a story in the video!)
    (((HUGS))) ❤
    PS… 3 Tissues were used in the enjoyment of this post. 🙂


    1. GOOD MORNING Carolyn … it’s 8.20am and me and Frankie are just out of bed .. getting brekkie ready and about to go out to my courtyard for a cuppa . and It’s another brilliant spring morning .. I am thoroughly happy that you enjoyed my post … Haha .. I’ll send you a few pic’s from outside … 🌝💛🌏💙🐶😍🤗

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