Stone Arches, High In The Sky

Image credit: Vrolans @ Pixabay

Written in response to Sadje‘s What Do You See #111 photo prompt


Stone Arches, High In The Sky


Sitting on this old cemetery bench

Judiciously carved from marble

I’m pondering like Rodin’s ‘Thinker’

Observing God’s arches high in the sky


Supported by tall Gothic columns

Laboriously sculptured stone

Dull shades of gray

Etched by heavy rain

Burnt under the drying sun

Shaped by the winds of time


Millennia cast in granite

History encrusted surfaces

Pillars of society, silently solidified

Witnesses of forgotten decades

Ancient pyramids overseeing cold graveyards

Decayed monuments to our lost souls


Immortality and finality achieved

Beyond the shadows of doubt

Their stoic presence

An eternal epitaph






Ivor Steven (c) December 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.

37 thoughts on “Stone Arches, High In The Sky”

    1. Thank you Derrick .. and today I went through poem files.. it seems that “we” have done 18 collaborations of photos and poems Derrick. .. I’m in the process of gathering them into one file 😊🌏

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  1. OH! Such a wonderful trio…photo, poem, and song!
    I’ve often pondered the creativity, the artistry, and the life-stories of those who created such amazing buildings and structures! If “those walls” could talk, the amazing stories they would tell! Such rich history! 🙂
    (((HUGS))) 😉

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    1. Thank you Carolyn .. it was a impressive photo prompt from Sadje .. and it’s an old poem of mine that almost completely rehashed for here and I’m happy with fully revised version 😊🌏❤️‍🩹

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