Throwback Friday, A Chalice of Champagne, by Ivor Steven

Here is another poem from my book “Tullawalla”, that I originally wrote in September 2019


A Chalice of Champagne (Tullawalla, page 103)


Once upon a time

In the days of rhyme

When learning to climb

I saw my neon sign

Slowly die by design


An angel’s teardrop fell

Ringing the church bell

And missing my empty well

From the tower of song, I wanted to yell

But life does not let you dwell


Despite annual September rain

I trekked over flooded plains

Avoiding delta swamps of pain

Scaling the same old mountain again

Searching for our chalice of champagne








Ivor Steven (c) September 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. View all posts by ivor20 

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