I Have Been Both, Soft and Hard (a Tanka)

I Have Been Both, Soft and Hard (a Tanka)

Soft as a feather

Suddenly the wind changes

To bitter and sharp

Swept in by the Atlantic’s

Hard curtains of cruel souls

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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.

22 thoughts on “I Have Been Both, Soft and Hard (a Tanka)

  1. So true! Powerful, important words, Ivor! This poem has more than one meaning, to me…nature and human nature…nature’s storms and life’s storms.
    Oh, and that song always touches my heart! ๐Ÿ™‚
    “There will come a time
    You’ll see, with no more tears
    And love will not break your heart
    But dismiss your fears
    Get over your hill and see
    What you find there
    With grace in your heart
    And flowers in your hair.”
    (((HUGS))) ๐Ÿ™‚ โค๏ธ

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