In The Blink Of An Eye (a Tanka) is up at Coffee House Writers Magazine

Hello dear readers and followers, as you may know, I now write for “Coffee House Writers” magazine on a fortnightly basis, and my Tanka “In The Blink Of An Eye”, is in this weeks edition of Coffee House Writers Magazine.  … please click on the link below and visit my poem/Tanka, at Coffee House Writers …
>> https://coffeehousewriters.com/the-blink-of-an-eye/

A special thank you to Ingril of > https://experimentsinfiction.com/ , for recommending I watch the movie “The Diving Bell And The Butterfly”, and my Tanka below is a brief summary of my thoughts about the movie …

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In The Blink Of An Eye (a Tanka)
Once again, Ivor brings alive inspiration of the heart and mind.
Written byIvor Steven
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In The Blink Of An Eye



Tears on my pillow

Butterflies on the ceiling

I see silent bells

Where memories never drown

And imagination thrives






Ivor Steven (c) November 2021

Loose Pebbles, is up at Coffee House Writers Magazine

Hello dear readers and followers, as you may know, I now write for “Coffee House Writers” magazine on a fortnightly basis, and my poem “Loose Pebbles”, is in this weeks edition of Coffee House Writers Magazine.  … please click on the link below and visit my poem at Coffee House Writers …
>>https://coffeehousewriters.com/loose-pebbles/



Loose Pebbles

I am daydreaming
and adrift in my surroundings
of misty humid clouds
wearing humanity’s torn shroud
and a blue mask that still looks loud

I imagine myself shuffling
along old limestone pavings
winding towards a deserted seaside
encountering loose pebbles on the incoming tide
washed ashore from worldwide
that are not yet sanitised nor classified

when will I be able to stop daydreaming?
when will our world stop screaming?





Ivor Steven (c) November 2021

A Day At The Race, (is up at Coffee House Writers Magazine)


Hello dear readers and followers, as you may know, I now write for “Coffee House Writers” magazine on a fortnightly basis, and my poem “A Day At The Races”, is in this weeks edition of Coffee House Writers Magazine.  … please click on the link below and visit my poem at Coffee House Writers …
https://coffeehousewriters.com/a-day-at-the-races/

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A Day At The Races
“Another lovely poem of reminiscence by Ivor that lands close to our hearts”

I wrote this poem for the Magazine last week, however coincidently “A Day At The Races” was published today, in time for the running of Australia’s most famous and iconic horse race, the “Melbourne Cup” … and I can tell the winner was, “Verry Ellegant”


A Day At The Races


I awoke with moonbeams dancing

in my heart

and happy stardust sparkling

in my eyes

knowing my first gathering

out of lockdown

was going to be a fun barbecue day

and a renewal of absentee friendships


our last time together seems

many moons ago

so, there were plenty of handshakes

and welcoming hugs

lively laughter, and lovely memories

of bygone times

there was the same old quirky banter

with those familiar. cheeky, smiling eyes

and face to face connection

was no longer a surprise





Ivor Steven (c) November 2nd 2021

I Feel The Sky, (is up at Coffee House Writers Magazine)

Hello dear readers and followers, as you may know, I now write for “Coffee House Writers” magazine on a fortnightly basis, and my poem “I Feel The Sky”, is in this weeks edition of Coffee House Writers Magazine.  … please click on the link below and visit my poem at Coffee House Writers … and let me know what you think of my poem, and I would appreciate your support over at my new venture as a writer on CHW…
>> https://coffeehousewriters.com/i-feel-the-sky/


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I Feel The Sky
“Ivor takes us beyond quarantine and refreshes our eyes to the world around us.”


I Feel the Sky


I am creating a verse from beyond my cage

Here, surrounded by the essence of a new age

Spring blossom floating on a sea of loose pages

Soaring on the wings of yesterday’s paper darts




I was finding words in unusual places

On dirty microwave plates

Under shaggy-pile carpets

Between last night’s lonely sheets

And walking down empty streets


Inside the Box Office Cafe, I sit

Observing the world below my feet

An old wooden floor of weathered planks

And table bases made from engine cranks


On the open verandah I can feel the sky

And I write on the blank skyline

About today’s invisible freedom, before my ink runs dry





Ivor Steven (c) October 2021

Cast In Marble (is up at Coffee House Writers Magazine)

Hello dear readers and followers, as you may know, I now write for “Coffee House Writers” magazine on a fortnightly basis, and my poem “Cast In Marble”, is in this weeks edition of Coffee House Writers Magazine.  … please click on the link below and visit my poem at Coffee House Writers … and let me know what you think of my poem, and I would appreciate your support over at my new venture as a writer on CHW…
https://coffeehousewriters.com/cast-in-marble/



Cast In Marble


A new spring’s about to start 

Ten lost winters have weathered my heart 

And mud-larks still sing until dark


 

Bridges of dreams were crossed 

The ocean and river spanned 

Waters of love found 

  

Our true love ran deep 

Cascading over hidden rocks 

And sharp stones were softened by sand 


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Ivor Steven (c) October 2021

Existence and Renewal (is up at Coffee House Writers magazine)

Hello dear readers and followers, as you may know, I now write for “Coffee House Writers” magazine on a fortnightly basis, and my poem “Existence and Renewal”, is in this weeks edition of Coffee House Writers Magazine.  … please click on the link below and visit my poem at Coffee House Writers … and let me know what you think of my poem, and I would appreciate your support over at my new venture as a writer on CHW…

https://coffeehousewriters.com/existence-and-renewal/



Existence and Renewal



Keep your cup full

Turn the power on

Follow the moonlight

Fall across the lawn

Heed her call at dawn

“Life is a marathon”


The renewal of nature

Leaves footprints upon desert sands

And with His hand in Her hand

Existence grows from our lands





Ivor Steven (c) September 2021

Pebbles Fade into Dust (is up Coffee House Writers)

Hello dear readers and followers, as you may know, I now write for “Coffee House Writers” magazine on a fortnightly basis, and my poem “Pebbles Fade into Dust”, is in this weeks edition of Coffee House Writers Magazine.  … please click on the link below and visit my poem at Coffee House Writers … and let me know what you think of my poem, and I would appreciate your support over at my new venture as a writer on CHW…


Pebbles Fade into Dust 


Long ago I lay bruised on a pebble beach

The jagged rocks had cut me deep

I remained bleeding and afraid

Beached, my heart remained in pieces


The old shards are now blunt

Crusty edges softened by time

And light ascends from their sandy chasms

As a shining, sifting through scarred fears


I now see clearly beyond the gravelly shore

My distant dreams, changing into realities

I am finished hurdling fences and walls

My lifelong barriers have been ground into dust

And love awaiting, serenades my soul with trust





Ivor Steven (c) Sept 2021

In This Limbo, (at Coffee House Writers)

Hello dear readers and followers, as you may know, I now write for “Coffee House Writers” on a fortnightly basis, and my poem “In This Limbo”, is this weeks edition of Coffee House Writers Magazine.  … please click on the link below and visit my poem at Coffee House Writers … and let me know what you think of my poem, and I would appreciate your support over at my new venture as a writer on CHW…





Ivor Steven (c) August 2021

Comfort Zone, by Ivor Steven, up at ‘Coffee House Writers’

Hello dear readers and followers, “Comfort Zone” is my third poem up at Coffee House Writers  … please click on the link below and visit my poem at Coffee House Writers … and let me know what you think of my poem, and I would appreciate your support over at my new venture as a writer on CHW…
https://coffeehousewriters.com/comfort-zone/

I’ve attached a first stanza teaser below … and as is Ivor’s way the 2nd stanza has a contrasting twist …




Comfort Zone



We have disappointments in our own little world of self-belief

They come as unexpected reality shocks, like an ocean’s hidden reef

And we suddenly find ourselves in rough waters out of our depth

Beyond the imaginary comfort zone of our own homely wealth

Veiw the 2nd stanza here >> https://coffeehousewriters.com/comfort-zone/





Ivor Steven (c) August 2021

A big Shout Out, from Coffee House Writers

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 · Congratulations to our writers Lucy Caliero and Ivor Steven on their new releases!Lucy Cafiero co-authored the book “The Purple Lily: A Psychological Crime Thriller.”Amazon: amazon.com/Purple-Lily-Ps

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A lovely Saturday morning surprise, a wonderful start to my weekend, and a big G’day thank you to all my new friends at ‘Coffee House Writers’ …





Ivor Steven (c) July 2021