Smoke, And Happy Tears Today

Below, as per usual with my posts, I have an attached video/music for your enjoyment, however today this video is very special , and I would sincerely like to thank, Stephanie Stickel, for allowing me use this wonderful video, of her drawing, with the music of  Thomas Peter-Horas(Sarah), and played by Chen on piano .

Feature Image above: The photo I received today; my niece Kerri, and my grand-niece Kylie(My Philadelphia faeries), there smiles make me smile xx

Below Images: The smokey haze outside my front door today, 500 yards away at the end of my lane.

Smoke, And Happy Tears Today

 

Again, I’ve smokey tears in my eyes

But today they’re not, from those terrible fires

I’ve just received a photo, via magical digital wires

From the girl of my promised forever bond

And who lives on my soul’s golden pond

She’s knowingly smiling, at my heart’s open streams

Graciously enjoying all of life’s hard regimes

And handling her body’s constant extremes

Never does she falter, from her declared theme

“Don’t Let the World Bring You Down”

She’ll always be my jewel of renown

A ray of inspiring hope, in that distant sky

My dearest really real faery, flying so high

 

 

Ivor Steven (c)  Jan 2020

A Poet’s Postcard

A Poet’s Postcard

 

Dragonfly wings are open wide

Guarding greenery under her sky

Shading this wilderness courtyard

The old poet’s postcard

Full of eternal daydreams

Nurtured upon a flowerbed’s requiem

Now an empty ballroom’s finale dance

Melpomene’s* everlasting romance

 

*Melpomene, is the daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne, initially the Muse of Chorus, she then became the Muse of Tragedy, for which she is best known now.

 

 

Ivor Steven (c)  Dec 2019

A Friend Calls

Ring, ring, and I answer

A familiar voice, “G’day old mate”

“What ya up to”

I answer, “I’ve nothin’ on this arvo”

The ‘best-man’ from my wedding, says

“Good, I’ll come and pick ya up”

“And the missus will make us lunch”

And he joyfully adds

“Then I’ll take you out to see the crew”

“Have a Christmas drink or two”

 

I’m thinking to myself

An unplanned surprise day

Are fun times and always turn-out the best

An afternoon with old pals

Cheery wishes before the Christmas break

Warm handshakes and hugs all round

A group of friendly smiles from years ago

Tall tales of the past, our highs and lows

“So this is Christmas”

 

Ivor Steven (c)  Dec 2019

 

Thanks For Giving

Thanks for being there

Receiving my poems through the air

Thanks for reading my humble words

Understanding my journey with ‘our’ bluebird

 

Sometimes I am an introvert

But inwardly I am a flirt

 

Thanks for your comments, all so kind

Soothing my self-conscious mind

Thanks for appreciating the songs

Tunes from my soul, I’ll be playing lifelong

Thanks for the hugs and kisses

Caressing my heart with rivers of bliss

 

Ivor Steven (c)  Nov 2019

 

Before You Leave The Table

Today

Before you leave the table

Lean forward, reach out

Tenderly hold her hand

Feel her warmth

And the pulse of her heart

Soak up that sensation

Treat every close moment

Like it was last your last

Do not wait for tomorrow

 

Today

Before you leave the table

Gently say, how much you love her

Listen to her sweet response

Place your ear, on her chest

And hear the beat of her heart

Drumming a crescendo of love

Treat her song of togetherness

Like an angel’s last tune

Do not wait for tomorrow

 

Tonight

Before you leave the table

Stand close to her

Fondly look into her eyes

Those mirrors of passion for you

And see the depths of her heart

Swimming in her joyous tears

Treat these emotional nights

Like the embrace was your last

Do not wait for tomorrow

 

One day, there will be a time

When her today’s heart

Will not be beating tomorrow

 

Ivor Steven (c)  Nov 2019

Knowing You

Hello dear readers, here I am again with another one of these personal love poems, that I’ve been posting recently,… . from a time, when I had a new lady in my life. I thought maybe it’s about time I presented these pieces from my archives. The relationship finished four years ago, so I thought that enough time has lapsed, for me to now show you, another side/story of my life….

Knowing You

 

I know our time, has only been a few weeks

But our future, seems so much longer

I know our journey, has just begun

But our path, seems so easy to follow

I know our nature, is to be cautious

But our fears, seem to be vague

I know our past pains, are real

But our honesty, seems so pure

I know exchanged words, are free

But our souls, seem to know the truth

 

 

Ivor Steven (c)  October 2019

A Voice, A First Date

Hello dear readers, I found another folder of my older poems today. I had called the poem booklet, “Honour And Wisdom”.  And here’s another one of these personal love poems, that I’ve been posting recently,… ., from a time, when I had new lady in my life. I thought maybe it’s about time I presented these pieces from my archives. The relationship finished four years ago, so I thought that enough time has lapsed, for me to now show you, another side/story of my life….……I am also presenting this article, on “Go Dog Go Cafe’s” fabulous initiative, Promote Yourself Monday’s….. To visit their wonderful site, please Click >>HERE

A Voice, A First Date

 

The moons glowing, silvery stark

My dream’s a shadow in the dark

She’s a cloud of mystique

I’ve only heard words, on my wrist

 

The sun’s rising, I’m forlorn

My heart’s been pounding ’til dawn

She’s a pillow, a quiet wish

Only a voice, from an abyss

 

A new lady, a stranger

The meeting, it’s all arranged

Butterflies flutter, our first date

I shall not be late

 

An anxious rendezvous

Soon an open book to view

Writing these lines, as I wait

Serendipity, destines our fate

 

Ivor Steven (c)  October 2019