An Old Plumber, An Ex-Carer, An Amateur Poet, Words From The Heart
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.
THISTHURSDAY AT 6:30 PM Lowercase presents: SPEAKING IN TONGUES At The Medusa Bar Hello dear readers and followers, if you are in the Geelong area, come along, you are most welcome, and I will be reciting my new poem “Forked Tongues”.
Hello dear readers and followers, I now write for “Coffee House Writers” magazine on a fortnightly basis, and my poem “Let Us Grow (a Memento)”, is in this week’s edition of Coffee House Writers Magazine. … please click on the link below and visit my poem, at Coffee House Writers. >> https://coffeehousewriters.com/let-us-grow/
Let Us Grow (a Memento)
The flowers still stand tall and strong
After the ghastly storm
They cry, before the bees do swarm
All day they hum their song
They remain a unified team
Work together they say
Enjoy our colourful display
Retain us in your dreams
“The Great Gates Of Kiev”, Writer(s): Greg Lake, Keith Noel Emerson How amazingly appropriate for todays world, written in 1971
Come forth, from love’s pyre Born in life’s fire, Born in life’s fire Come forth, from love’s pyre In the burning, of our yearning For life to be And in pain there will (must) be gain New Life!
Stirring in salty streams And dark hidden seams Where the fossil sun gleams
They were, sent from (to) the gates Ride the tides of fate Ride the tides of fate They were, sent from (to) the gates In the burning of our yearning For life to be
On Friday evening I had the pleasure of being invited to the opening night of the ‘Group Art Exhibition’ at the “Space Gallery/Workshop”. For those in the Geelong Area, I thoroughly recommend you try and attend this outstanding display by our local artists. The Exhibition is open until February 25th. Below: I have attached several paintings/Artworks from my Catalogue, and I was fortunate enough to have some of the Artists sign my catalogue … they were all very charming and keen to chat about their exhibits, and a special thank you to my friend Jo Curtain, who invited me to this wonderful event.
Jo Curtain with Emily Rastas, who is standing at the entrance to her enchanting ‘Installation’
L – Keren Sis Gardner: an intriguingly beautiful painting “Poetry 2” C – Jo Curtain: an absorbing mixed media piece, “There is Life in Decay” R – Emily Rastas: a fascinating sensory installation, “Pelispace”
L _ Kylie Findlay: an engrossing ‘mixed media on fabric’, “Edge of Reason” R – Ian Duncan: a breathtaking painting, ‘oil on canvas’, “Hut Gully Reflections”
L – Terri Pollock: the challenging “Determination”, acrylic on canvas R – Nic Everist: The compelling “See Beyond What is Right in Front of Us”, acrylic on canvas.
L – Janicke Johansen: Topical, it’s the year of Rabbit “Buster (bunny)”, recycled objects, paper mache R – Tony Trezize: a mesmerizing sculpture “Flow”, redgum, jarrah & perspex
Here I have only presented a small portion of the truly sensational Exhibition, and as an added bonus, I was allowed to bring ‘Frankie’ into the show with me, and appropriately he behaved himself perfectly.
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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.
At Weekly Prompts the Wednesday Challenge is the word: BELONGING. Please go over and visit their fabulous site by clicking on >> Here. Below is my poem about how we all belong to this World, and we all want peace …