Horses, Lizards, and Hummingbird Cake

Horses, Lizards, and Hummingbird Cake


With eyes wide open

I rejoice

Beyond, earth, sky,

Moon, sun, and stars

Here today

With eyes open wider

I rejoice

In my surroundings

Dogs, horses,

Lizards, and birds

With eyes smiling

I rejoice

In life’s foolish moments

Chocolates, coffee,

And a hummingbird cake

Ivor Steven (c) May 4th 2022

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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.

23 thoughts on “Horses, Lizards, and Hummingbird Cake”

  1. OH, MY GOSH! Each and every one of these photos are GREAT! And your title made me smile SO BIG! πŸ™‚ What a lovely and fun poem, Ivor! All of the things you named in your poem make for a wonderful day! πŸ™‚ And keep dreaming, seeing, smiling, and following the sun! 🌞
    Guess what?!?! You, your poems, your photos, and your song/vid choices bring warmth and light to us!!! Thank you!!! πŸ™‚
    🐎🦎🍰 🌞 🐎🦎🍰

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    1. Good morning Carolyn .. the Moorabool Valley Chocolate Cafe is a wonderfully relaxing place for me .. and that’s where I spent my time, after after being at the cemetery with Carole yesterday ..πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•πŸŒπŸ€—πŸ’œπŸΆ

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    1. My day at the Moorabool Valley Chocolate Cafe was exactly what I needed for my heart to calm down and relax ..πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•πŸ«πŸ°πŸŽπŸ¦ŽπŸΆβ˜•οΈ

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