Throwback Friday, Street Art, The Other Half, by Ivor Steven

Posted this morning on “Go Dog Go Cafe” >>

Today’s “Throwback” article was originally posted in September 2018

The featured Image above, was after I’d walk around the city centre of Geelong taking all of these photos,.. I had to have refreshments, and the best place seemed to be Pistol Pete’s Blues Bar, with loud music, tasty food and a cold beer or two.

For those followers of Australian Rock Music, the above mural is of Chrissy Amphlett,  she was a Geelong girl, and lead singer of the Divinyls, one of our great bands during the 1980’s and 1990’s

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Ivor Steven (c) March 2023

Moonlight Words, is in Coffee House Writers Magazine

Hello dear readers and followers, I now write for “Coffee House Writers” magazine on a fortnightly basis, and my poem “Moonlight Words”, 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.

Moonlight Words

Have I reached the summit? 

Of my Mt Kosciusko 

Is it time to retire? 

To the valley below Mt Beauty 

Or will I remain here? 

Within the shadows of our You Yangs 

My mind is tired 

And these old bones 

Are pointing down 

I wake up with a frown 

Like I am wearing King Charles’ heavy crown  

Ironically, the day after my finest hour 

I am writing these words 

For you to read 

For everyone to read 

My quill is yet to run dry 

Nor has my river of tears run dry 

And my dreams continue to fly 

Freely under the moonlight sky 

Ivor Steven (c) November 2022

A Crescendo For Peace

The weather is wet and windy here in Ballarat, but that does’t matter. I’m resting, relaxing, and enjoying the break. Today’s poem is from June 2019.
Featured Image above; Street art on a building next door to the ‘Analogue Academy’, where my book launch was held on Saturday.

A Crescendo For Peace

Sounds of music, ring in my mind

Our hearts beat, to a slow drum

My soul hears the rhythm of life

I see angels playing a harp’s serenade

In harmony with the royal string quartet

Grand orchestra’s loudly join in

And choirs of the world are singing our song

Together, chiming the peace-bells of our time

Creating a crescendo of music, ringing in my mind

Ivor Steven (c) October 2022