Throwback Friday, Home, by Ivor Steven

My tribute post for Leonard Cohen, up at “Go Dog Go Cafe”

Go Dog Go Café

This Sunday 7th of November, will be the fifth anniversay of Leonard Cohen’s passing. On that day 2016, I wrote this poem “Home”, as my little tribute to the man who was my personal muse and mentor for over fifty years. Back then my words were inspired by his song, “Show Me The Place” … and now I have to add “Thank You For Dance” Leonard Cohen …


Take me to my home

Home is where my heart is

Home is on that windy hill

Home is a secret valley

Home is a heavenly cloud

Take me to my home

I’m waiting here all alone

I’m packed ready to go

I’m departing this old place

I’m leaving this world behind

Take me to my home

I know the beyond will be greener

I know you’ll there

I know you’ve been waiting

I know you’ll hold me again

Hold me…

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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.

21 thoughts on “Throwback Friday, Home, by Ivor Steven”

    1. Thank you Ingrid … my words don’t quite match the depth of my feelings for the great man.. .. his books, poems, and music have been the living backbone of my life throughout my existence of everything I’ve been through … and tonight the show continues glow … Here is his “Joan of Arc” lyrically and musically one of his most poerful pieces ..

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  1. Such a beautiful tribute to such a great man who has touched my mind and heart. Thank you to Mr. Cohen. Rest in Peace knowing you are still impacting the world in positive ways.
    And thank you, Ivor, for sharing this with us!
    PS…Are you wearing your Mr. Cohen shirt?

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    1. Leonard definitely had a huge influence on my life and career …
      “Stunned and still not suffering. Swollen with care and anxiety and still not suffering. Useless, old and full of grief, but still not suffering.” – Leonard Cohen


      1. Yes indeed Dwight ,,, “I don’t consider myself a pessimist. I think of a pessimist as someone who is waiting for it to rain. And I feel soaked to the skin.” ― Leonard Cohen

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