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





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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

Birds on Wires 




Birds on Wires 


Weary gray clouds 

Lay anchored in the sky 

Moist air hangs breathless 

Not a wisp to disperse the flies 

An anxious sweaty dampness

Clings to everything 


Birds on wires sit motionless 

Waiting for a thermal updraft 

To lift spirits beyond this world of smallness

Where greed and wars seem senseless

And remain the leader’s primary craft 







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Ivor Steven (c) January 2023

Beyond Darkness (a Haiku)

The Weekend Challenge from Weekly Prompts is the word: GLOW , please go over and visit their fabulous site by clicking on >> Here … The Haiku below is my response to the Prompt “Glow”.





Beyond Darkness (a Haiku)



Beyond crescent moon 

Stars illuminate our souls 

Darkness finds the light







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Ivor Steven (c) January 2023

A Dishonoured Land (a Tanka)

The storm at the Box Office Cafe, and Frankie sheltering from the storm …



A Dishonoured Land (a Tanka)




Today, time decreed

Nature’s enslaved angry storm

Be discharged upon

The unsympathetic world

To cleanse the dishonoured land






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Defiantly (a Haiku)



Defiantly (a Haiku)


Sunflowers do bloom

Through the war of destruction

Bravely defiant








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Ivor Steven (c) January 2023

Cool Change



There is a shady gray sky

Sailing above the Cafe

And a sympathetic breeze

Dances across the tabletops


As the liberating cool change diffuses

The morning’s explosive heatwave






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Ivor Steven (c) January 2023

To Blush Alone (a Haiku)


Embarrassingly

Crimson roses stand alone

Under the hot sun






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Ivor Steven (c) January 2023

The Core

Today I wrote a Senryu and a Haiku, and they were both about the ‘nature’ of existence, so I thought I could present them here as the one poem … I think my idea worked ok.
Please Note, All Photos: were taken by Derrick Knight and are copied from his site and reproduced here on my post with his permission. >> https://derrickjknight.com






The Core (a Poem)


The Core (a Senryu)


Existence crawls down

Through my neck into the heart

Of where my soul lies



The Core (a Haiku)


Through the winds of time

Existence descends from trees

Perpetually






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Ivor Steven (c) January 2023

Trees Without Shadows

Over on Weekly Prompts, the Weekend Challenge is the word: Warning. Please go over and visit their fabulous site by clicking on >> Here
My poem below “Trees Without Shadows” is a subtle WARNING from Mother Nature.



Trees Without Shadows


A dry foggy dawn

Eerily gloomy for summer

Gray blurry clouds

Brazenly obscure the sun

And thirsty barren trees

Stand starkly without shadows


The becalmed and breathless world

Waits for the anchored sky

To hear the beckoning breeze

Be aroused by the atmosphere’s

Guardian spirit bird

Who ceremoniously flaps his wings







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Ivor Steven (c) January 2023