Purple Vessels

Today while I was writing this poem a wondrously magical coincidence happened to to me via my Instagram Site… I received an article from a Geelong singer/songwriter, Arjuna, the her new song was up on YouTube, and the title of her brand new single is “Vessel” … and of course I have attach her music/video as my feature song below .. .. and congratulations to “SheIsAjuna” on her fabulous song.


Purple Vessels





Purple is the colour of my dreams

Flowers are the vessels of true love

The fragrant rosemary bush from Tullawalla

Represents the essence of my father’s life

And I visualize my mother’s angels

Floating above the basket of fairy lavenders

My Fragile cyclamen plant

A loving gift from Carole’s favourite carer

The delicate and everlasting drooping violet

Began growing forty-five years ago

Planted by Dad to celebrate our marriage

Annually producing our beautiful wedding flower

A purple shaped vessel of eternal love





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.

53 thoughts on “Purple Vessels”

  1. Getting lost in your beautiful photos and poem, with Arjuna singing so beautifully in the background, brought the joy-tears to my eyes! πŸ™‚
    May the color purple, and all of its shades, continue to fill your life with love, Ivor! πŸ™‚
    πŸ’œ πŸ’œ πŸ’œ πŸ’œ πŸ’œ
    (((HUGS))) πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you Carolyn .. yep .. just a well I bought new tissue boxes yesterday … I had river’s flowing over flower photos and words πŸ’•πŸŒΊπŸŒΈπŸŒΉβ€οΈπŸ₯€

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  2. This is so touching and tear-jerking. I completely believe that our dead live through the flowers they’ve planted. When the buds open and look up at us with big smiles, it’s the soul of our loved ones smiling from heaven. Loved to read what these flowers represent to you, sir. They represent love in abundance. Very heart-warming poem. Deeply touched. Love it dearly! 🀍

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    1. Oh.. thank you for your very kind remarks Sam … and yes I am quite spiritual about our connections with mother nature through her flowers and trees … I know of a delightful book that you might enjoy, it’s called the “Sentinel” by Colleen Brown, one of my favourite bloggers > https://bikecolleenbrown.wordpress.com/2021/10/19/there-is-no-creek/
      and you can find her book via this is link >
      https://bikecolleenbrown.wordpress.com/2021/10/19/there-is-no-creek/
      Cheers, Ivor .. 😊🌏

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