This book is dedicated to my late wife Carole


I look



on spiralling

warm air

a white petal


like a dove


here and there


on a cloud of love



from above

my angel



I wave

“oh, my love,

aren’t you tired yet?”

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.

38 thoughts on “Tullawalla”

      1. Where is Love?

        Behind every word There is a thought Between every thought
        There is an emotion Underneath the emotion
        There is a heartbeat Below the heartbeat There is a soul
        Within the soul There lives love

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  1. Oh, Ivor! This dedication to Carole is so beautiful, so wonderful, so sweet! 💜
    And YAY for your book! From front cover to back cover and everything in between it is a gem!
    I’m so proud of you for all of the hard work, emotion, time and love you put into it!
    (((HUGS))) ❤️

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    1. Thank you dear Carolyn… at one stage I was so disappointed at losing my contract with the my original publisher, I was going to give up on republishing Tullawalla, and then I had the manuscript knocked back at a few publishing establishments… things were not looking good for “Tullawalla” … then I took on the scary job of self publishing … oh wow what a task for the uninitiated… I was battling and depressed with my inadequacies .. but somehow I persisted… and then along came my “Fairy Godmother” editor/publisher, Judy from Jaymah Press .. she has been the “bestest” and understood my book and my passion … and wow… here is Tullawalla again, bigger and betterer than ever before … I thank you from the centre of my heart for your kindness and support ❤️🤗🌏💕📖

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