Let Us Grow (a Memento), is up at Coffee House Writers Magazine

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

Not long

They cry, before the bees do swarm

All day they hum their song

Conform


They remain a unified team

Work together they say

Then beam

Enjoy our colourful display 

Retain us in your dreams

Always



“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





Tullawalla is Available From

Jaymah Press:https://www.jaymahpress.com.au/

Ivor Steven: email, ivorrs20@gmail.com

Amazon: search via, ‘Tullawalla by Ivor Steven’


AND
Perceptions is Now Available via:

Jaymah Press: https://www.jaymahpress.com.au/

Lulu Books: https://www.lulu.com/shop/ivor-steven-and-derrick-knight/perceptions/hardcover/product-2pwqe4.html?q=Perceptions+by+Ivor+Steven&page=1&pageSize=4

OR: email me directly for a signed copy – ivorrs20@gmail.com

Ivor Steven (c) February 2023

The Untouchable and Invisible World, is up at Coffee House Writers Magazine 

Hello dear readers and followers, I now write for “Coffee House Writers” magazine on a fortnightly basis, and my poem “The Untouchable and Invisible World”, 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/the-untouchable-and-invisible-world/


The Untouchable and Invisible World 

 
 
 
The uncontrollable Digital World  

Is stuck in an unstoppable whirl  

Untouchable like a hot crazy lava flow  

And madder than a mist and snow in the Congo 


 

We cannot physically experience the wireless connection 

Our world’s computer reliance is a mental autoinfection 

Desperately requiring a House of Correction  

Before we crash into the horizon’s unmanned intersection 







Tullawalla is Available From

Jaymah Press:https://www.jaymahpress.com.au/

Ivor Steven: email, ivorrs20@gmail.com

Amazon: search via, ‘Tullawalla by Ivor Steven’


AND
Perceptions is Now Available via:

Jaymah Press: https://www.jaymahpress.com.au/

Lulu Books: https://www.lulu.com/shop/ivor-steven-and-derrick-knight/perceptions/hardcover/product-2pwqe4.html?q=Perceptions+by+Ivor+Steven&page=1&pageSize=4

OR: email me directly for a signed copy – ivorrs20@gmail.com


Ivor Steven (c) January 2023


A Cup of Coffee on The House 





A Cup of Coffee on The House 


Fantasy. 

A powerful Pacific Albatross 

Gracefully landed on fairy-moss 

That covered my welcoming pathway 

And graciously handed me a sacred Mandala 


Reality. 

The postman delivered a special parcel today 

A belated Christmas gift from America 

A wonderful hand-painted coffee mug 

And this afternoon I enjoyed 

“A Cup of Coffee on The House” 

Thanks to my friends at Coffee House Writers 







Tullawalla is Available From

Jaymah Press:https://www.jaymahpress.com.au/

Ivor Steven: email, ivorrs20@gmail.com

Amazon: search via, ‘Tullawalla by Ivor Steven’


AND
Perceptions is Now Available via:

Jaymah Press: https://www.jaymahpress.com.au/

Lulu Books: https://www.lulu.com/shop/ivor-steven-and-derrick-knight/perceptions/hardcover/product-2pwqe4.html?q=Perceptions+by+Ivor+Steven&page=1&pageSize=4

OR: email me directly for a signed copy – ivorrs20@gmail.com

Ivor Steven (c) January 2023

COFFEE HOUSE WRITERS/POEM, By IVOR STEVEN

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ON DAYS LIKE THESE

BY IVOR STEVEN

JANUARY 9, 2023

A luminous moon
Coffee House Writers / Ivor Steven

Missing you, like a bee and her hive
Like the sun with no sky
Missing you, like the moon of last night
Like a light with no sight
Between the rain and the pain
Between my veins and the chains
Between the waterfall and the pond
Between my heart and the beyond
Missing you, like a swallow with no breeze
Like a whale with no sea
Missing you, Like a man with no land
Like a beach with no sand
Between the winds and the waves
Between the flowers of your towers
Between the river and the broken levee
Between the eclipse and your lips
Missing you, like the universe with no dark
Like the strings in a harp
Missing you, my one true love
You, a dove soaring above
Missing you, like a mother and her child
I, a lonely child in the wild

Ivor Steven

 Ivor Steven was formerly an Industrial Chemist, then a Plumber, now retired, and has been writing poetry for 20 years. He has had numerous poems published in anthologies, and on-line magazines. He has 2 self-published books, “Tullawalla” and “Perceptions”. and is an active member of the Geelong Writers Inc.(Australia), a team member/barista with the on-line magazine “Go Dog Go Cafe” (America), and also a newly appointed writer for “Coffee House Writers” magazine (America). 

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Ivor Steven (c) January 2023

On Days Like These, is up at Coffee House Writers Magerzine

Hello dear readers and followers, I now write for “Coffee House Writers” magazine on a fortnightly basis, and my poem “On Days Like These”, whch is an Assonance style of poetry, 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/on-days-like-these/




On Days Like These



Missing you, like a bee and her hive

Like the sun with no sky

Missing you, like the moon of last night

Like a light with no sight

Between the rain and the pain

Between my veins and the chains

Between the waterfall and the pond

Between my heart and the beyond

Missing you, like a swallow with no breeze

Like a whale with no sea

Missing you, like a man with no land

Like a beach with no sand

Between the winds and the waves

Between the flowers of your towers

Between the river and the broken levee

Between the eclipse and your lips

Missing you, like the universe with no dark

Like the strings in a harp

Missing you, my one true love

You, a dove soaring above

Missing you, like a mother and her child

I, a lonely child in the wild










Tullawalla is Available From

Jaymah Press:https://www.jaymahpress.com.au/

Ivor Steven: email, ivorrs20@gmail.com

Amazon: search via, ‘Tullawalla by Ivor Steven’


AND
Perceptions is Now Available via:

Jaymah Press: https://www.jaymahpress.com.au/

Lulu Books: https://www.lulu.com/shop/ivor-steven-and-derrick-knight/perceptions/hardcover/product-2pwqe4.html?q=Perceptions+by+Ivor+Steven&page=1&pageSize=4

OR: email me directly for a signed copy – ivorrs20@gmail.com

Dear Danny, An Epistolary Poem. is up at Coffee House Writers Magazine.

Hello dear readers and followers, I now write for “Coffee House Writers” magazine on a fortnightly basis, and my poem Dear Danny, An Epistolary Poem, 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/dear-danny-an-epistolary-poem/



Dear Danny, An Epistolary Poem



Dear Danny,

I know your new residence is not far from here. I’m afraid “Here” happens to be the courthouse lockup. Yep! I am under arrest. But I am innocent, as you know, I wouldn’t hurt a fly. It was not my fault that the drunk’s jaw accidentally connected with my fist just before he hit the pub’s floorboards.

Oh, my cell’s oil lamp is beginning to fade, so in brief, I would appreciate your HELP! Could you please, at your earliest convenience, come over and bail me out of this awkward situation, this black hole is so damp and cold.

Your little brother

Ivor






Tullawalla is Available From;

Jaymah Press:https://www.jaymahpress.com.au/

Ivor Steven: email, ivorrs20@gmail.com

Amazon: search via, ‘Tullawalla by Ivor Steven’


AND
Perceptions is Now Available via:

Jaymah Press: https://www.jaymahpress.com.au/

Lulu Books: https://www.lulu.com/shop/ivor-steven-and-derrick-knight/perceptions/hardcover/product-2pwqe4.html?q=Perceptions+by+Ivor+Steven&page=1&pageSize=4

OR: email me directly for a signed copy – ivorrs20@gmail.com



Ivor Steven (c) December 2022

Every Gilded Ounce, is up at Coffee House Writers Magazine

Hello dear readers and followers, I now write for “Coffee House Writers” magazine on a fortnightly basis, and my poem “Every Gilded Ounce”, 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/every-gilded-ounce/

This poem from 7 days ago, is one that I wrote in 10 minutes, while attending a “Writing Circle” meeting, hosted by the talented and gracious, Ali Grimshaw … If you are interested in attending one of her fabulous online “Zoom Sessions”, you can visit her site by clicking on this link
>> https://flashlightbatteries.blog/


Every Gilded Ounce  

I have given 

Did I ever give enough? 

Was there any more to give? 


I received  

Every gilded ounce 

Were her frayed fragments 

Ever enough? 


What is enough? 

What is fair? 

What is the difference? 

Between giving 

And caring 






Tullawalla is Available From;

Jaymah Press:https://www.jaymahpress.com.au/

Ivor Steven: email, ivorrs20@gmail.com

Amazon: search via, ‘Tullawalla by Ivor Steven’



Ivor Steven (c) November 2022

Beyond the Sky (Prose Poetry), is in this week

Hello dear readers and followers, I now write for “Coffee House Writers” magazine on a fortnightly basis, and my poem “Beyond the Sky (Prose Poetry)”, 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/beyond-the-sky-prose-poetry/

Beyond the Sky (Prose Poetry)

Today I traveled to the stars and touched the outer limits of the universe’s Milky Way. There, I opened a magical storybook that had traversed the mysteries of my bedazzled mind.
My unravelled visions were impelled by a strong solar storm originating in the Atlantic Ocean, from beyond the windswept Isle of Wight. Then within my perceptive mind. those dreams cautiously touched down on the curiously tranquil waters of Geelong’s windswept Corio Bay.






Ivor Steven (c) November 2022

Moonlight Words, is in Coffee House Writers Magazine

Hello dear readers and followers, I now write for “Coffee House Writers” magazine on a fortnightly basis, and my poem “Moonlight Words”, 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/moonlight-words/


Moonlight Words

 
 
Have I reached the summit? 

Of my Mt Kosciusko 

Is it time to retire? 

To the valley below Mt Beauty 

Or will I remain here? 

Within the shadows of our You Yangs 


My mind is tired 

And these old bones 

Are pointing down 

I wake up with a frown 

Like I am wearing King Charles’ heavy crown  


Ironically, the day after my finest hour 

I am writing these words 

For you to read 

For everyone to read 


My quill is yet to run dry 

Nor has my river of tears run dry 

And my dreams continue to fly 

Freely under the moonlight sky 








Ivor Steven (c) November 2022

After Memoria

Hello dear readers and followers, I now write for “Coffee House Writers” magazine on a fortnightly basis, and my poem “After Memoria”, 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/after-memoria/


After Memoria 


Sliding into euphoria 

After falling out of Memoria 


Where to start

When there is no beginning 

The judges guns remain loaded 

But there is no-one on the causeway


Why is the coldest mountain?

In the middle of the desert

How to climb the lowest alps?

Below the deepest ocean 

How to soar and fly? 

Without wings in a vacant sky 

Can the old river be paddled? 

After the bath runs dry 


Where to find happiness

After falling in the marathon 

How to slide into euphoria 

After falling out of Memoria






Ivor Steven (c) October 2022