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.
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Welcome toPromote Yourself Monday. All Go Dog Go Cafe community members are invited to postonelink to one specific piece of their writing (600 words or less please!) they have published on their blog, Facebook page, or Instagram feed into the comments section below.
If you post a link, be sure to read some of the other great writing people have linked to.
As many of my readers would know, over the pass few weeks, I’ve been proof-reading and editing my manuscript, and with the help of a Geelong Writers friend (Claudia), her assistance has been magnificently diligent, and yesterday we finally completed our task…. and my poem here “Words of Mine” is to be the Epilogue for my book..
Here’s a link to a song that was written for me from ‘My Words’, by my musician friend, Terry Fielding… I hope the link works for you (let me know please)
And again, the Soundcloud song below my poem, was written for me by a musician friend from France, Haille Anderson.
Today’s poem I wrote in September 2018, and the story is mixture of fact and fiction. The tree in the photo below, is of the ancient “Pontfadog Oat Tree” in Wales, said to be 1,200 years old,… unfortunately the old tree was blown down by a storm in 2013……
Myfanwy And Glenys
We haven’t been here for years
At Pontfadog’s Swan Inn drinking beers
The cozy lounge’s open fire invites us to stay
Reminiscing, we talk of bygone days
Remembering our twin aunties, Myfanwy and Glenys
When they giggled and blushed at our first public kiss
We were sitting upon our aunties picnic rug
Under the ancient Pontfadog Oak
Overlooking the picturesque river Ceirrog
Gently flowing beneath the Bridge of Madoc
And down the road the Glyn Valley Tram rolled in
Visitors alighting at the historic Tram Station building
This week the Weekend Challenge from Weekly Prompts is, Snippet. Please go and visit their fabulous site by clicking >> HERE. And below is my little snippet of a poem, in response to the ‘Weekly Prompt’