Perceptions, meet the Photographer and the Poet




Derrick Knight, The Photographer

Ivor Steven, The Poet







AND
Perceptions is Now Available via:

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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







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Ivor Steven: email, ivorrs20@gmail.com

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Perceptions is Now Available via:

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

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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

Cloudless and Clueless, a Haiku

The clear blue skys of summer seem to be inspiring my writings lately ...



Cloudless and Clueless, a Haiku




Beyond vacant sky

Infinity outlives time

Why does greed survive?








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/

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




Ivor Steven (c) December 2022

Crisscross (a Tanka)




Crisscross (a Tanka)


The deep blue sky-ways

Magnify intrusive wires

Artificial lines

Crisscross every horizon

But nature holds the power





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Ivor Steven: email, ivorrs20@gmail.com

Amazon: search via, ‘Tullawalla by Ivor Steven’

AND
Perceeptions is Now Available via:

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




Ivor Steven (c) December 2022

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









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Ivor Steven: email, ivorrs20@gmail.com

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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”







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Ivor Steven (c) December 2022

Faerie Runnels, is in AnoMaly Street, Issue II, Published by Geelong Writers Inc.

List night Geelong Writers Inc. launched the 2nd Issue of this year’s AnoMaly Street, Chapbook Publication (Poetry with a difference), and I am honoured to have my piece “Faerie Runnels” selected in this superbly produced journal. It’s always a great thrill for me to have my poems represented in a locally produced and published book. The Below Photo/Scan shows how my poem appears in the book.

“Faeries Runnels”
also appears in new book “Perceptions”(page 41)











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