May the Whales Find Their Tails

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Tullawalla is Available at Amazon (Paperback), https://www.amazon.com/Tullawalla-Ivor-Steven/dp/B099H47PWQ/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Tullawalla&qid=1629428327&sr=8-1

Tullawalla : Steven, Ivor, Harris, patricia, Costello, Kerri: Amazon.com.au: Books … ..especially for those living in Australia, with an Amazon.au account, postage is at local rates rates ..




May the Whales Find Their Tails




After climbing high into the clouds 

Upon descending with rain and sunshine on your shroud 

Life will fall on your shoulders, leaving you wise and proud


Then that full sail will always be your holy grail

And you can delete those old tell-tale snail trails 


May the whales find their tails 

And hopefully the quails will always wail


 




Ivor Steven (c) August 2021

Outlaws Without Claws

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Please Note.. do not purchase the Hardcover book from Barnes & Noble .. they have meesed it up again

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Tullawalla : Steven, Ivor, Harris, patricia, Costello, Kerri: Amazon.com.au: Books … ..especially for those living in Australia, with an Amazon.au account, postage is at local rates rates ..


Outlaws Without Claws





Here I am without resistance

Waiting for existance

To give me due cause

As to when my heart is allowed a pause

Away from lethal claws

And government outlaws





Ivor Steven (c) August 2021

Waiting In Line For My Time

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Today’s prompt: What do you see in this photo? What do you feel? Express it in fifteen words or less
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Below is my ‘Fifteen Word’ poem



Waiting In Line For My Time

Am I the only one?
Am I early?
Or am I late?
For my wake





Ivor Steven (c) August 2021

Throwback Friday, Burnt By the Cross, by Ivor Steven

This poem “Burnt By the Cross” is in my book “Tullawalla”

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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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Burnt at ThCross


Oh, Children

I’m deeply saddened

Your innocence lost

Burnt by the cross

You’re not to blame

For this baptism of shame

By the priest’s dirty games

Filthy rapists by any other name

Piously veiled by higher Cloth

The Lord’s words, written off

Hidden up darkened sleeves

I cannot see, I no longer believe

On a prayer and a song

The church is doing wrong





Ivor Steven (c) August 2021

Burnt Toast And A Cold Shower

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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 ..

Tullawalla : Steven, Ivor, Harris, patricia, Costello, Kerri: Amazon.com.au: Books





Burnt Toast And A Cold Shower


When it’s so hard to get out of my warm bed

I force myself to throw the sheets off

And I face another day again


When the light doesn’t go on above my head

I replace the globe and flick the switch

And I see Again


When my shower hot water turns cold

I patiently wait for the boiler to reheat

And I shall be ready again


When the toaster burns my bread

I turn the grey dial down to three

And I restart again


When the kettle runs bone dry

I dutifully refill the jug

And enjoy a cuppa’ again


When breakfast is done and it’s time to run

I feel the advantage of being alive

And I smile at my world again


Ivor Steven (c) July 2018

Toothless Broom

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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 ..
Tullawalla : Steven, Ivor, Harris, patricia, Costello, Kerri: Amazon.com.au: Books





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

Tullawalla, “another Excellent Reveiw”

“Tullawalla”
Top reviews from other countries

Ingrid5.0 out of 5 stars  Ingrid: Reviewed in Spain on May 26, 2021
The acid test for poetry as far as I’m concerned is ‘does it touch the heart?’ and Ivor’s book does more than this: it breaks the heart then puts it back together again, then lifts it up above the clouds into a landscape of rainbows and dreams…

My verdict? I cannot recommend this title highly enough. Ivor’s distinctive poetic voice and narrative skill combine to transport the reader to a better place beyond the spectrum of our everyday worries, doubts and fears.

A sincere thank you to Ingrid for placing this fabulous review on Amazon Kindle books

Apologies to my 2,000 website followers, because at Barnes & Noble, “Tullawalla” hardcovers & paperback copies are still temporarily unavailable… !!






Ivor Steven (c) May 2021

Sogginess Sets In

Featured Image Above: Again, a big thank you to Derrick Knight for allowing me to use his fascinating photo of ‘soggy soft toys hanging on a gate’ . Visit his article via this link >> An Arboreal Charnel House – derrickjknight



Sogginess Sets In



Old soggy soft toys

Once cuddled with joy

Outside hanging around

Tears caress vacant sounds

Searching for the tenderness

Of yesterday’s missing fondness





Ivor Steven (c) May 2021

“Tullawalla”, Amazon eBook Update

I happy to report that “Tullawalla” on Amazon eBook sales, still seems to be doing well on the Australian & Oceania ratings today … at #6 on ‘Hot New Release’ … and at #31 on the ‘Best Sellers in Australian & Oceania Poetry’ …
Still waiting patiently (or impatiently) for Tullawalla to get back into print at Barnes & Noble …


I know our time will come soon

I know Tullawalla is ready to play her tune

Ready to fly back from her orbiting moon





Ivor Steven (c) May 2021

Tullawalla Reviews, on Amazon eBook.

A big thank you from Ivor, and Kerri, to Colleen, Eugenia, and Heather for their fabulous reviews of ‘our’ book “Tullawalla” … our hearts are overwhelmed with joy …

Top reviews from the United States

C F Brown 5.0 out of 5 stars  Beautiful Emotion. Reviewed in the United States on April 22nd, 2021

Mr. Steven fills these pages with his passions and his love. Travel with him through his dream inspired and love inspired poetry and prose.

amanda1 (Eugenia) 5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely and Heartfelt. Reviewed in the United States on May 20, 2021

A beautifully illustrated book of poetry and prose. Heartfelt words of love, inspiration, and melancholia reflected in each and every poem by the author, Ivor Steven.


Top reviews from other countries

Heather Hancock 4.0 out of 5 stars  A Mosaic of Poetry. Reviewed in Canada on May 20, 2021

This collection brings the reader into Australia and a life lived fully. This is a mosaic collection of a lifetime of experiences and emotions.





Ivor Steven (c) May 2021