Throwback Friday, Waiting Time, by Ivor Steven

Readers who follow my blog site would know that I attended an Ekphrastic Poetry Workshop during the week, and my poem here today is from a previous Ekphrastic workshop that I went to, in September 2018

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Readers who follow my blog site would know that I attended an Ekphrastic Poetry Workshop during the week, and my poem here today is from a previous Ekphrastic workshop that I went to, in September 2018

Above is the Chapbook published by Geelong Writers, and the magnificent painting by Graeme Altmann, that inspired my poem ‘Waiting Time’

Waiting Time

I’m a time-traveler on a mission

Waiting for a personal vision

An image of my father’s ghost

To appear above the white-water coast

Millenniums ago, I delivered him to the ocean

Threw his ashes across the horizon

Away from faceless time-clocks

Away from hidden jagged rocks

Now I see him, proudly standing afloat

Wondering, who’s left to row the boat

Waiting for the breeze, without a sail

Seeking his passage through soundless hail

Beyond tumbling waves, a prism of light

Waiting stops, his alien spirit soars tonight

Ivor Steven (c) Sept…

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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.

20 thoughts on “Throwback Friday, Waiting Time, by Ivor Steven”

    1. Whoops a favourite poem of mine Dwight … with lots powerful imagery inspired by the fascinating painting … and my fantasy story about my dad was my immediate impression .. 😊🌏

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      1. There’s a story behind my thoughts .. dad loved that part of our Victorian coastline, the Bass Straight which lays between Victoria and Tasmania .. my dad was born in Tasmania 🌏😊

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    1. Thank you Ingrid ..The painting was awesome and inspired me to immediately create the the fanciful tribute story about my dad 😊🌏💕

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  1. What a wonderful poem. It captures the feeling of the ocean out here. I hear the hollow sound of the waves at night and it takes me to places like those you write of. (In an aside, you’ve reminded me that I really must join Geelong Writers Group – thanks for the nudge).

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  2. From what you’ve shared before, I know you had an awesome dad. I know you think about him often. What a beautiful poem that features him…filled with vivid images and sweet emotion. 🙂
    (((HUGS))) 🙂
    PS…and you know I always love a Mr. Cohen song.

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    1. Again Thank you Carolyn … and I am ecstatic and how my poem turned out … and the poem is now preserved forever, in the Geelong Writers Chapbook, and that makes my special tribute to dad an everlasting epitaph … 💙🌏🤗💕😍

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