Ivor Steven


Wearing your best vest 
Is not necessarily a truthful test 
A facade for a restless chest


Summer’s golden plains 
And stormy rains 
Erase winter stains

After Twilight

Starry, starry nights 
Shine on, shine on bright 
Please stay, please stay within sight 


I feel the earth quake
Fracturing tears off my soul
Tremors from my heart


Hailstones, hard as nails
Falling frozen razor blades
Storm’s icy sharp balls


Ivor Steven was an Industrial Chemist, then a Plumber, now retired, and has been writing poetry for 19 years. He has had numerous poems published in anthologies and online magazines. He is an active member of the Geelong Writers Inc. (Australia), he is a team member/barista with the online magazine Go Dog Go Cafe (America), and a writer with the Coffee House Writers magazine (America). You can read more of his work on his blog – Ivor.Plumber/Poet. This is Ivor’s first feature on The Short of It.


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