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






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:

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



Ivor Steven (c) January 2023

Steve the Snail. His Story

Here my “Steve the Snail Story” is from a comment I left on Colleen’s thoughtful article yesterday >> https://bikecolleenbrown.wordpress.com/2022/11/14/any-of-the-story/


Steve the Snail. His Story



I wonder what the story was

Why was Steve the Snail?

Crossing the wet bitumen road

There, by himself

Bravely and slowly sliding along

Determined to reach the other side


Steve’s path was a dangerous one

But the purpose of his journey

Remains locked away

Within the privacy

Of his ‘one-story’ home









Ivor Steven (c) November 2022

Horse Before the Cart 

At Weekly, the Wednesday Challenge is the word: TREES. Please go over and visit their fabulous by clicking on >> Here. My poem is not directly about trees, but I believe that in one way or another, life here on earth is connected to our “Trees”
Featured Photo: by Derrick Knight, and a sincere thank you to Derrick for permitting me to use his fabulous image here in collaboration with my poem. This is now our “41st” collaborative article, and our joint book “Perceptions” is now in the hands of my editor/publisher (Judy, from Jaymah Press), and hopefully, the book will be in print before Christmas. >> https://derrickjknight.com/

Horse Before the Cart 


Bitumen road 

Horse and cart 

Centuries apart 


Unopened loads 

Dreams of tomorrow 

Library books unborrowed 


 

Ancient ode

Horse before the cart 

Centuries before the Ark 






Ivor Steven (c) September 2022