A Soul’s Weary Retreat

Featured Image Above: ‘Peace Milestones’ by Derrick Knight, and thank you Derrick for kindly allowing me to reproduce your fabulous photos on my poetry site
>> https://derrickjknight.com/2022/07/29/no-more-than-a-truce/

A Soul’s Weary Retreat

Boulders did tumble

Across my gravelly path

Hard stones have bruised my feet

Decades of broken milestones

Did crumble

Into my lonesome creek

But my old waterlogged boots

Kept pounding the cobblestone streets

Defying the weariness of my soul’s retreat

Ivor Steven (c) August 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.

42 thoughts on “A Soul’s Weary Retreat”

    1. Thank you Carolyn … I am a Weary Writer at the moment … I have been working on my new manuscript “Perceptions” non-stop for the whole week … I think I’ll be finished this morning …✍️📖 .. I’ll email you the manuscript later today … yeah 🤗🌏💕📖📕

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    1. Thank you Cassa … at this stage it’s the last entry in my new book “Perceptions” .. a glossy photo/poem collaborative book from Derrick Knight and me


      1. Yes … you get on a roll and the words are flowing like a flooding river and cannot stop for fear you’ll lose the plot … finally we hit the the dam wall … yes, I a need to rest for a while .. 🌏🤗😴😉

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      2. that’s a hard stage. Sometimes I find the rest can involve going back and figuring out why you started writing the thing in the first place. At least that’s my process. Maybe it’s time for a walk? At least it looks like a nice day coming up – sunny now and that wind has dropped a bit.

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      1. You are so very kind Ivor. I’m having trouble finding people to read it before I publish it. Would you be interested in reading it now if I sent you a digital copy on email? For free. And give me feedback? The few who have read it have given mixed reviews. Which I fully understand. 🙂 But you’ve been such a supporter of Yellow Door I would love to send you an early copy.

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