Nurture, Give, and Receive

Nurture, Give, and Receive

It’s a material world 

That leaves us in a whirl

What we really need 

Is a planet without greed 

That needs our minds to proceed

By growing and nurturing her seeds

Then our journey becomes that of the giver

Rather than being nature’s grieving receiver

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.

86 thoughts on “Nurture, Give, and Receive”

      1. That’s what I do with my thoughtful comments, I build them into poems .. like my β€˜Odds and Ends’ post on Friday .. a lot of those little verses/anecdotes, would have later ended up in my poems


      2. Yes indeed Felix .. the process has worked for me over the years .. it’s not for everyone, but it definitely helps keep my creative thoughts ticking over 😊🌏

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  1. Gorgeous flowers in your photos, Ivor! Gardening is said to be a healthy, calming hobby. I love the poem, a gentle reminder that greed is the source of many of the problems in the world today. I wholeheartedly agree that we need to nurture Mother Nature. ❀

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    1. Thank you Cheryl .. the photo were taken at the Moorabool Valley Chocolate Cafe, from there garden patio area were I sit with Frankie and enjoy my coffee and cheesecake 🐢🍰😊

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  2. YES! Right on! Truth! I agree 100%! You captured his perfectly, Ivor…in poem, photos, and music!
    “Nurture, Give, Receive”…words to memorize, say every day, teach, and live!
    PS…I love seeing owls…real or not-real. πŸ™‚ πŸ¦‰

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    1. Thank you dear Carolyn … this poem happens to be the last poem in my 26th Tullawalla Booklet, and I’ll have the booklet printed up in time for Christmas … yep … the family all receive a Tullawalla gift on the Day … πŸŽ„πŸ’›πŸ€—πŸ˜πŸ’šπŸΆ

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    1. Hi Kate .. with YouTube on your iPhone? There’s a share arrow, tap that and there should be a β€œcopy link” , tap on that and go back to your comments and go β€œreturn” under the comments and hold on until β€œpaste” shows up and tap paste and your link should appear

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      1. When I’m in technical trouble, I have my brother come down from Ballarat to help me … Haha .. I think he’s happy that Ballarat is an hour away, otherwise I’d have here every 2nd day …

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