Perceptions, meet the Photographer and the Poet




Derrick Knight, The Photographer

Ivor Steven, The Poet







AND
Perceptions is Now Available via:

Jaymah Press: https://www.jaymahpress.com.au/

Lulu Books: https://www.lulu.com/shop/ivor-steven-and-derrick-knight/perceptions/hardcover/product-2pwqe4.html?q=Perceptions+by+Ivor+Steven&page=1&pageSize=4

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




Ivor Steven (c) December 2022

Herculean Moon

The Wednesday challenge on Weekly Prompts is; HERCULEAN. Please go over and visit their fabulous site by clicking on >> Here , and below is my response to the prompt.

Herculean Moon




On a motionless silent night

There.

From beyond the dark evening clouds

The Herculean moon stoically glowed

Upon the forest’s swaying silhouettes

Stealthily shedding enough silvery light

To illuminate the ancient gatehouse

There.

From below the mystical pathway home







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:

Jaymah Press: https://www.jaymahpress.com.au/

Lulu Books: https://www.lulu.com/shop/ivor-steven-and-derrick-knight/perceptions/hardcover/product-2pwqe4.html?q=Perceptions+by+Ivor+Steven&page=1&pageSize=4

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




Ivor Steven (c) December 2022

Perceptions is Here!

This morning my Publisher/Editor, Judy, delivered a large box full of “Perceptions” books to my front door… and the final product has far exceeded my expectations. I had a few tears of joy run down my face, so I thought the poem “Sogginess Sets In” would be appropriate for my post today.






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:

Jaymah Press: https://www.jaymahpress.com.au/

Lulu Books: https://www.lulu.com/shop/ivor-steven-and-derrick-knight/perceptions/hardcover/product-2pwqe4.html?q=Perceptions+by+Ivor+Steven&page=1&pageSize=4

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




Ivor Steven (c) December 2022

Thank You Bob

Today I receiced a “Signed” copy of Robert Okaji’s incredible new Chapbook “Buddha’s Not Talking” >> https://robertokaji.com/2022/11/15/my-chapbook-buddhas-not-talking-is-now-available-via-the-publisher-and-biblio-com/
and “thank you Robert” for your lovely words … tonight I will enjoy a few ‘Reds’ while reading a few of your sensational poems …




By, Robert Okaji …




Ivor Steven (c) December 2022

Promote Yourself Monday: December 5, 2022

Dear readers and followers, here’s a great opportunity for your writings to be read by other writers, and also to find and meet other writers. You are very welcome to participate, come along and visit our writer friendly site…..by clicking on the link at the bottom of this article >> Please Scroll Down to The End Of The Article, and click On …
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Welcome toPromote Yourself Monday. All Go Dog Go Cafe community members are invited to postonelink to one specific piece of their writing (600 words or less please!) they have published on their blog, Facebook page, or Instagram feed into the comments section below.

If you post a link, be sure to read some of the other great writing people have linked to.

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Perceptions

Thank you to Derrick for his fabulous article today …

derrickjknight

Martin’s last task yesterday before he left for the weekend was to

most carefully post out the levels of the patio, ensuring that there was the requisite minimal slope for draining off any excess water. Now we await delivery of the stone.

My blogging friend, Ivor.Plumber/Poet has, for many years, been accumulating a ‘Derrick file’ of photographs which he occasionally uses to illustrate his posted poems. This Christmas he has produced

which arrived a couple of days ago. The artistic covers, by the poet’s American niece, thus linking three continents, are based on my photograph which provides a frontispiece.

Three of the photographs are by Jackie. This double spread gives a flavour of those and of Ivor’s poetry.

My author photograph, taken by Becky five years ago, appropriately also shows my wife.

This evening we dined on lemon chicken and Jackie’s egg savoury rice with which I finished the Gran…

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Standing On the Edge of Time

December is here and the final monthly colour challenge for 2022 at Weekly Prompts is – Pinkish. Please go over and visit their fabulous by clicking >> HERE

Featured Image Above; ‘Weird/Wonderful’, a painting by Geelong Artist Wendy Ratawa, which was this weeks Geelong Writers Inc. Ekphrastic Photo Prompt, that subsequently inspired my colourful poem.

Standing On the Edge of Time


Am I dreaming

Sprawled across Saturn’s rainbow rings

Wishing

I was there

On the edge of Jupiter’s

Multicoloured volcanoes

Observing the chromatic universe

Through my kaleidoscopic eyes


I am here

Standing on the edge of time

Above Tower Hill’s dormant crater

Overlooking a picturesque valley

Of blue lakes and

Multicoloured forests









Tullawalla is Available From;

Jaymah Press:https://www.jaymahpress.com.au/

Ivor Steven: email, ivorrs20@gmail.com

Amazon: search via, ‘Tullawalla by Ivor Steven’



Ivor Steven (c) December 2022

Throwback Friday, Hidden Irritations, by Ivor Steven

A short poem I wrote in October 2019, which I posted this morning on “Go Dog Go Cafe” >> http://godoggocafe.com/2022/12/02/throwback-friday-hidden-irritations-by-ivor-steven/


Hidden Irritations (Revised)



Splinters under the skin

Little wounds so thin

Do inwardly sting

And the crying children sing

From under a comforting wing

“Mom, please remove this thing”







Tullawalla is Available From;

Jaymah Press:https://www.jaymahpress.com.au/

Ivor Steven: email, ivorrs20@gmail.com

Amazon: search via, ‘Tullawalla by Ivor Steven’



Ivor Steven (c) December 2022

No One Stops the Sun From Shining

Again, thank you to Colleen for another one of her thought provoking post’s earlier today. >> https://bikecolleenbrown.wordpress.com/2022/11/30/dependent/ , and my poem here is a instant comment/reply to her wonderful article.

Featured Image Above: a poor attempt at taking a photo of the moon tonight on my iPhone.



No One Stops the Sun From Shining


I do not try to count

The universe’s brightest stars

I do not try to change

The lonely moon’s moody faces


I do not interfere or stop

The trees from growing

And I’ll never try to stop

The sun from shining


I never had cause to question her personality

We accepted our inherent differences

She was delicately soft

And lovingly compassionate

I was resiliently sturdy

And lovingly loyal

And I will not stop

The sun from shining








Tullawalla is Available From;

Jaymah Press:https://www.jaymahpress.com.au/

Ivor Steven: email, ivorrs20@gmail.com

Amazon: search via, ‘Tullawalla by Ivor Steven’



Ivor Steven (c) December 2022

Every Gilded Ounce, 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 “Every Gilded Ounce”, 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/every-gilded-ounce/

This poem from 7 days ago, is one that I wrote in 10 minutes, while attending a “Writing Circle” meeting, hosted by the talented and gracious, Ali Grimshaw … If you are interested in attending one of her fabulous online “Zoom Sessions”, you can visit her site by clicking on this link
>> https://flashlightbatteries.blog/


Every Gilded Ounce  

I have given 

Did I ever give enough? 

Was there any more to give? 


I received  

Every gilded ounce 

Were her frayed fragments 

Ever enough? 


What is enough? 

What is fair? 

What is the difference? 

Between giving 

And caring 






Tullawalla is Available From;

Jaymah Press:https://www.jaymahpress.com.au/

Ivor Steven: email, ivorrs20@gmail.com

Amazon: search via, ‘Tullawalla by Ivor Steven’



Ivor Steven (c) November 2022