The Highway to Old Gundagai

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The Highway to Old Gundagai


The golden towers of Babylon

Have long been overgrown

The deserts sacred oases

Are dried up wells, poisoned by the sky

The yellow brick road

Has melted into tacky bitumen


The bridge over troubled waters

Rests upon crumbling arcades

The long and winding journeys

Twist beyond modern barricades

The highway to old Gundagai

Has turned into a forbidden causeway

And the stairway to heaven

Is becoming a slippery cascade







Ivor Steven (c) August 2021

Words of Mine

Over the last couple of months, since my book ‘Tullawalla” has been published, many readers have asked me, “What are your poems about Ivor?” … and I suppose my ‘Epilogue’ poem ‘Words of Mine’, from my book basically summarizes what my answer would be ….

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And also Available at Amazon (Paperback), especially for those living in Australia, with an Amazon.au account, postage is at local rates rates ..

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Words of Mine


I’ve given you all, my humble words

I’ve given you, my hidden soul

Words trickling, through cool mountain streams

Words dripping off the frozen ashen trees

Words gliding across the icy lakes

Words of love, drowning in the memory rains


I’ve given you all, my inner self

I’ve given you, my outer grief

Words Tumbling over the embedded rocks

Words twisting along the winding rivers

Words cascading down the forest waterways

Words sifting through my empty hands


I’ve given you all, my lonely heart

I’ve given you, my secret loves

Words of life, living under the vast oceans

Words of time, travelling to the stars beyond

Words flowing through happiness, and sorrow

Words of mine, falling dreams of tomorrow






Ivor Steven (c) August 2021

My Comments

Coincidently this morning, Tullawalla, ‘Kindle’, and ‘Paperback’ versions, were up together (side by side) on Amazon’s Poetry Best Sellers list for the Australian & Oceania region …

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And also Available at Amazon (Paperback), especially for those living in Australia, with an Amazon.au account, postage is at local rates rates ..

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My Comments


“People come together from everywhere 

and they can chose to live anywhere 

People do relax and play all over the place 

and they’ll use any ground where there is space 

People mostly aim to enjoy their time here on earth 

and that’s the same everywhere, from Perth to Fort Worth” … to Beth 


Time whispers to me defiantly 

“Finality is your destiny 

and my life belongs to eternity”  … to Eugi 






Ivor Steven (c) August 2021

Spiralling Upwards

A poem for, Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Petals –
>>Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Petals – July 29, 2021 – Eugi’s Causerie (amanpan.com)

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Spiralling Upwards


I look

upwards

there

upon spiraling

warm air

a pure white petal

hovering

like a dove

between

heaven and earth

floating

on a sea of love

there

waving

my eternal angel

forever

faithful

“oh, love,

aren’t you tired yet?”





Ivor Steven (c) July 2021

A big Shout Out, from Coffee House Writers

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A lovely Saturday morning surprise, a wonderful start to my weekend, and a big G’day thank you to all my new friends at ‘Coffee House Writers’ …





Ivor Steven (c) July 2021

Decades of Storms

The storms have been unfolding in the sky this week, so I thought this poem from book “Tullawala, was quite appropriate for today ..

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Decades of Storms


Over the decades

I’ve lived through many storms

Yesterday

I read about an Atlantic island storm

After midnight

I had a dream about my life’s storms

At dawn

I shall open my door to the storms

I will then wait for my storms

To vacate the dark

And ask the morning sunlight

“Am I still the pilot”






Ivor Steven (c) July 2021

Toothless Broom

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Toothless Broom


I am singing the same old tune  

About life’s empty room 

 
I will fly you to the moon 

To recover your silver spoon  

I will swim to Xanadu 

To save you from gloom  


I will wear a new costume  

And throw away my toothless broom  






Ivor Steven (c) July 2021

Icy Rain Again (a Tanka)

I have not been paying much attention to how Tullawalla was going in eBook rankings on ‘Amazon Kindle’, and to my surprise Tullawalla was at #10 on Amazon Kindle, Best Sellers in Australian & Oceanian Poetry List Amazing

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And also Available at Amazon (Paperback), especially for those living in Australia, with an Amazon.au account, postage is at local rates rates ..
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Icy Rain Again (a Tanka)




Cold winds follow me

Over flooded icy plains

Crackling through bare trees

Freezing hailstones chasing rain

Sheets of heavy sleet again





Ivor Steven (c) July 2021

Going For a Stroll

Hello dear readers and followers, “Going For a Stroll” is my second poem up at Coffee House Writers  … please click on the link below and visit my poem at Coffee House Writers … and let me know what you think of my poem, and I would appreciate your support over at my new venture as a writer on CHW… I’ve attached a first stanza teaser below …

Going For A Stroll – Coffee House Writers


Going For a Stroll



When will I be too old?

To be left alone, out in the cold

With my naked words still unsold






Ivor Steven (c) July 2021

Petrified Ground

Tullawalla rolls in at #4 on Amazon’s Ausralia & Oceania Poetry Best Sellers List

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And also Available at Amazon (Paperback), especially for those living in Australia, with an Amazon.au account, postage is at local rates rates ..
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Petrified Ground


A raucous howling awakens me

Holding my blankets tightly, I see frightened birds flee

And I hear the fallacious wind wailing

Cutting holes through the hollow night air


I sense a ferocious storm unfolding

From beyond the dark curtained clouds

A foreboding haunting loudly erupts

Cracking and snapping at the starless sky

Clattering with the volume of a coal train

Then perniciously heavy splashes of rain

Start to pound the petrified ground





Ivor Steven (c) July 2021