Rain Again

Sunday morning and the cold rain is still falling from the sky. Looks like our wet winter began way back in May, however despite the freezing weather, I’m dressing-up in my winter woollies and venturing out again today…… and I graciously accept this is our fate for the next few days, as I continue participate in life, in every-way, of everyday….   Below I’ve re-posted some of my wintry  poems and Haiku’s that I’ve recently written……

 

Rain In May

 

The day is one of rain.

Washing streets of thoughts down the drain.

Cleansing the stains.

Flooding the silence again.

The day is dismal and grey.

Drowning the sun, it begun in May.

Many years full of dismay.

Pouring rain’s, here to stay

 

 

Cold Rain

 

Time’s, I played in rain

Today I worked in the cold

Wet and shivering

Autumn’s fat rain drops

Have lost their warmth and softness

Winter’s hard as ice

 

Haiku: Winter Rain

 

Chilling winter rains

Heavy big drops of coldness

Spread by icy winds

 

Haiku: Hail And Sun

 

Hail slaps the pavement

Bitumen puddles shimmer

Winter sun bursts through

 

Ivor Steven (c)  August 2019

Shadows

Haiku: Shadows

 

Her lone silhouette

Forever etched in the stars

Shadows of my heart

 

Lyrics, Oh Undone, By Lisa Hannigan

Oh undone in a thundering spring came out swinging
The bell rightful ringing the tune
Oh ubbiddle that little and my heart comes apart
The sun on the morning moon
Oh untied with a sigh underneath the blue sky
Oh why do I do like I do?
Unmade like a bed
Unpinned like a thread
Oh easily led, oh undone

Oh undone in a lumbering Saturday sun
I’m a castaway thrown overboard
Oh unreasonably free now and seasonably green
I feel I could swim to shore
Oh unused to the truth
Don’t I bruise like a fruit
Oh do like you do to someone
Unmade like a bed
Unpinned like a thread
Oh easily led, oh undone

Oh undone in a thundering spring came out swinging
The song I am singing down low
Oh unsettled I get all I want in the haunting
While I sleep in the snow
Oh unravelled I have all I need and I see
I reap what I water and sow
Unmade like a bed
Unpinned like a thread
Oh easily led

Ivor Steven (c)  August 2019

Life’s Blooms

I’m doing this Haiku in response to the Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge, “Bloom”, Please click >> Here  .. and go visit their fabulous site………….  and if you happen to enjoy Xavier Rudd’s music, then I’m sure you’ll enjoy his 10 minute piece below/attached…..

 

Haiku: Life’s Blooms

 

Summer in full bloom

Beds of petals for our hearts

Life’s fragrant adieu

 

 

Ivor Steven (c)  July 2019

Witty Butterfly

Thank you Yonnie:

Haiku…Witty Butterfly

via Haiku…Witty Butterfly

 

singing butterfly

decrees, have my wings and fly

join me in the sky

-Ivor

Special thanks to Mr. Energizer, himself, for dedicating and honoring me with my First Haiku.

I’m truly excited, humbled and grateful. Your such a wonderful friend, encouraging and supportive.

Ivor posted the Haiku in the comment section, after reading my post Witty Butterfly Post. I was eluded. Ivor’s Creative Poetic Charm flourishes with so much joy.

Witty…Butterfly

Thanks again Ivor,

Yonnie💜

InHisCare

 

 

Veneer Bruises

Haiku: Veneer Bruises

All surfaces bruise

Not all bruises can be seen

Pain permeates all

Ivor Steven (c). June 2019

“Burning Jacob’s Ladder”

Dreams stripped down beyond firelight
I would go over but my only coat’s off white
And seeing things unreal
God knows what that stain
And what comes crawling back again

Tears are harbored
Down to the thorny altar
I’m afraid I might fade away

It’s to the blood we sing and burn
Thousand blackbirds on a string return
There’s a solitary sun too high
Gone without the chosen one, goodbye

The ashes scatter
Burning Jacob’s ladder
I’m afraid I might fade away

It’s to the blood we sing and burn
Thousand blackbirds on a string return
There’s a solitary sun too high
Gone without the chosen one, goodbye

It’s to the blood we sing and burn
Thousand blackbirds on a string return
There’s a solitary sun too high
Gone without the chosen one, goodbye

Rage untethered
The soul a stony desert
I’m afraid I might fade away

Dreams stripped down beyond firelight
I would go over but my only coat’s off white
And seeing things unreal
God knows what that stain
And what comes crawling back again

The ashes scatter
Burning Jacob’s ladder
I’m afraid I might fade away