White Caps and White-washed Beaches 



I see a withered desk 

Hovering over a lake 

Of torn white caps 

Like shredded foam  

On blue-lined papers 


I see a submerged floor 

Drowning in clusters 

Of broken dreams 

Like abandoned shoes 

On white-washed beaches 

Ivor Steven (c) May 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.

31 thoughts on “White Caps and White-washed Beaches ”

  1. Definitely poignant…but a perfect trio of photo, poem, and song. Your images in your poem are so vivid and emotion-filled…as I read your poem, my mind/imagination got busy and could SEE your poem in great detail. If that makes any sense to anyone but me. 🙂
    (((HUGS))) 🙂
    PS…AW on the photo! 🙂

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    1. It’s an abstract poem Carolyn … me sitting at my desk, like a white-knight, while my words of the world are spinnining around inside the confines on my little studio … Oh Frankie’s ears were flapping in the wind yesterday … 🐶 … and that music with Nick Cave & The Dirty Three is a true classic, and really suited the mood of my poem .. ((Hugs)) 🌏😉💛

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    1. Yeah .. that’s the idea .. I write about what see and feel.. and I can be upside down or inside out.. while I am in the confines of my little studio while the universe spins around within my imagination 🌏😊🎶

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