Throwback Friday, Eerie Sky, Teasing Rain, by Ivor Steven

Throwback Friday, Eerie Sky, Teasing Rain, by Ivor Steven

Here in Geelong today we had some cool summer showers, which reminded me of the 2020 summer, when the devastating bushfires were raging throughout Australia, and in late January, we were in desparate need of some relieving summer rain.
Feature Image Above: I’m standing in light rain, at the end of my lane, but the sky is still a smokey haze, which is very eerie…..

Left. A smokey beach in the morning  Right. Looking straight at the sun on the beach

Left. The smokey sky and sun at end of my lane. Right. The thunderstorm this afternoon

Eerie Sky, Teasing Rain

The eeriness is hard to explain

Our sky is smokey again

But here I stand in the rain

At the end of my dusty lane

Smelling the stench of our fiery haze

Now mixed with the aroma of wet maize

I’m stunned, and unearthly amazed

As Thor’s neon lights add to my daze

This summer storm is yet to fully expound

Tiny drops are struggling to cover the ground

The day’s hot, but our sun cannot be found

And this afternoon’s darkness leaves me spellbound

Footnote: When I was about to post this article, the heavy rain did come…. At last the sky did start crying over the fires of South-Eastern Australia, and gave our exhausted firefighters a timely reprieve.

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Ivor Steven (c) January 2020

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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.

14 thoughts on “Throwback Friday, Eerie Sky, Teasing Rain, by Ivor Steven”

  1. So scary. I remember you sharing about the fires of 2020.
    Yes, so glad when the rain comes.
    I have memories of summer-fires. We have summer-fires-season here every year. 😦 The scary thing is often the lightening from the summer-storms starts more fires. 😦
    Your powerful poem is filled with vivid images, ignites my senses, and evokes emotions.
    Thank you for sharing that song/vid.
    (((HUGS))) ❤️🌧☔🌈💧❤️

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    1. Thanks Carolyn … bushfires are very scary indeed , and the 2020 ones were the worst I had ever seen … we had eerie smoky skies for many weeks … Oh, I love David Francey’s music … 🎵😍🌏🤗🐶

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  2. I remember it well. Sophie and I answered an appeal and knitted lots of orphaned Joey pouches. By coincidence, my friend was travelling to Australia for a holiday and took the puches with her. She delivered the pouches to an animal centre.

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    1. And I remember you knitting the Joey pouches and getting a bit teary … they were stressful and emotional times, and all the wonderful international support we recieved was quite overwhelming 🤗🌏😍

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