Birds Under Trees




Birds Under Trees



Below the wavering clouds

Nature’s noble trees

become the birds shrouds

and the world’s true trustees

There, under the sheltering steeples

the earth is their sacred temple






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Ivor Steven (c) January 2023

Throwback Friday, Co-Existing, by Ivor Steven

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A poem I wrote back in April 2019, just before I wss about to fly to the other side of the world, New York and Philadelphia.


Co-Existing

On a starry Autumn night

Lying under the cosmic sky

I see a universe beyond

The galaxy’s milky way

With unnumbered orbiting planets

Astronomer’s clearly hearing their sound

Radars that echo, there’s no shadow of doubt

Out there somewhere

In the vastness of space

Another similar earth, co-exists

Do those purple aliens

Wait and wonder

Look to the cosmos and ponder

When will those humanoids arrive

Invading their picturesque, violet atmosphere

Ravaging innocent foreign lands and lives

Bowing to the human war cry

Assimilate or die





“Melancholy Man” The Moody Blues

I’m a melancholy man, that’s what I am,
All the world surrounds me, and my feet are on the ground.
I’m a very lonely man, doing what I can,
All the world astounds me and I think I understand
That we’re going to keep growing, wait and see.When all the stars are falling down
Into the sea and on the ground,
And angry voices carry on the wind,
A beam of light will fill your head
And you’ll remember what’s been said
By all the good men this world’s ever known.
Another man is what you’ll see,
Who looks like you and looks like me,
And yet somehow he will not feel the same,
His life caught up in misery, he doesn’t think like you and me,
‘Cause he can’t see what you and I can see







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Ivor Steven (c) January 2023

We Lost the “A” Side (a Senryu)

All Featured Images: were taken by Derrick Knight, and I sincerely thank him for allowing me reproduce his marvelous photos here on my poetry site.




We Lost the “A” Side (a Senryu)


There, on the “B”side

Of her undiagnosed moon

Lay my empty spoon








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Ivor Steven (c) January 2023

Cloudless and Clueless, a Haiku

The clear blue skys of summer seem to be inspiring my writings lately ...



Cloudless and Clueless, a Haiku




Beyond vacant sky

Infinity outlives time

Why does greed survive?








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Ivor Steven (c) December 2022

Who’s Left to Row the Boat, (Tullawalla, page 37 )


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Who’s Left to Row the Boat
… This week it is 22 years since I suffered my first stroke …


The storms are too many to count

Emotional lows had weathered me out

Her journey with MS was a struggle

How much lower could our lives sink


After fourteen years of our battles, I suffered a Stroke

An ambulance came, my brain was in a boat

Floating out to sea, overboard and panic-stricken

I wasn’t swimming, barely awake, and drifting

I had fallen, nothing was working, and not talking

She’s crying, I’m sobbing, my heart is dying

And who’s left to row the boat, I’m thinking

I was jabbed with a needle and silently sleeping


I awoke a day later, in hospital, feeling wasted

My face was limp, mouth parched, was that death I tasted

My mind was active, I thought, where is she

I knew I was bad; the room was all blurry to me

Strong anxieties had set in, I needed to know

Nurses came to me, I pleaded, I wanted to go

“Help me to see her, just give my bed a tow

Please let me go, before I’m covered in snow”






Ivor Steven (c) September 2022