Blue-stone Cellar (A Repost)

I’m having technical problems try to submit my article to Coffee House Writers this evening, and I am getting frustrated .. so I decided to “Leave The Table” for a while, and found this poem that I wrote after a enjoyable night out, in November 2018, and I’m reposting it here on my site tonight …

Blue-stone Cellar (A Repost)

Old wooden steps

Going down, worn and steep

Revealing a cellar, candle-lit

Walls of blue-stone blocks

With a stained cedar ceiling

Creating a friendly aura of closeness

Intimate and cosy

A perfect place for Mr Cohen’s spirit to be

Sweet Amie Brulee

Sings and plays his songs

And in between, graciously reads his poetry

Jovially chats to the audience

Relaxed and carefree

Her demure smile is spontaneous

Divulging stories about his works

With enthusiasm and passion

Infusing her own subtle wit and humour

A show of genuine warmth and charm

From his tower of song, Leonard would be pleased

Ivor Steven (c) June 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.

17 thoughts on “Blue-stone Cellar (A Repost)”

      1. Good call and presto when you awake… pray for a fix and that you wake.
        Yesterday I was near hit on a bike but prayerfully i am here another day!


  1. Yes, Leonard would be pleased!
    I love love love this poem! Perfection, Ivor! And as you know I have always been a fan of Mr. Cohen.
    Thank you for sharing it again!
    Hope your tech-difficulties get worked out soon.
    (((HUGS))) πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you Carolyn , β€œWe” love Leonard Cohen’s music and poems πŸŽΆπŸ’•
      … it was a wonderful show up Ballarat, and I went with my sister Miffy πŸ’•πŸŒπŸŽΆπŸ˜

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