Throwback Friday, Dreams Of the Heart, by Ivor Steven


On April 24th 2019, I was on a Qantas plane heading to New York, and after spending six days in New York, I caught a train to Philadelphia, were I met up with my three Philadelphia cousins and their families. I had a glorious 4 weeks in Philadelphia, and it was there that I wrote this poem “Dreams Of the Heart”, which was later, published by Spillwords magazine on July 23rd 2019.


Dreams of The Heart


I cannot walk the continents

Like the intrepid Marco Polo

But my feet have felt the sands of time

Pass between my toes


I have not sailed the high seas

Like the courageous Christopher Columbus

But my body has bathed

In an ocean full of kind hearts


I’m yet to fly in space

Like the brave Neil Armstrong

But I have reached for the stars

And touched my soul’s dreams



Ivor Steven (c)  May 2019

G’day, and welcome to my blog site. My name is Ivor Steven, I live in Geelong, Australia. I’m an ex-industrial chemist, and a retired plumber, and a former Carer of my wife(Carole), for 30 years, who suffered from severe MS. I Write poetry about those personal thoughts, throughout and beyond my life as a Carer. I’ve been blogging for over 2 years, and writing poems for 19 years. Of course a lot of my poems are about my favourite subject Carole, but since I’ve been blogging my writings have become quite varied, humourous, mystical, observational, and even a few monster/horror poems. 

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