Throwback Friday, Icy Ponds and Cold Champagne, by Ivor Steven

My new book “Tullawalla”, is due to be released on 30th March, and for preorder, here are the links >>Barnes and Noble..  Tullawalla by Ivor Steven, Kerri Costello, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble® ( >> Amazon.. Tullawalla eBook: Steven, Ivor, Costello, Kerri, Harris, patricia: Books 

Today here is another poem, that didn’t make the final list, and was ‘cut’ from my new Book “Tullawalla”… Probably because my ‘Chapter 1’ on ‘Nature, Trees and the Air We Breathe’ had and an over abundance of poems to chose from…

Icy Ponds and Cold Champagne

I stand here, in a rain filled pond

Leaning against the icy wind

Glazed eyes and I shiver

My boots are stuck in the muddy river

Ankle deep, in a chilly slush

Sheet ice numbing my toes

When will they finish my lane

Tired of walking through cold drains

The tadpoles are thriving again

Multiplying with the continual rain

My clothes are wet and stained

Walking beyond the puddles is a strain

These house-bound reins feel like chains

It’s time to defrost my frozen brain

Allow my pen to write within this frigid membrane

And tell the world life is a bubbling champagne

Ivor Steven (c) Feb 2021

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. View all posts by ivor20 

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