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Love is... posted by Vivi Steels (Remembering Lovely Mittens)

Posted on February 20, 2021 at 10:40 AM

Love is...


Love is putting your best friend to sleep

to end his suffering,

knowing that your suffering

is only just beginning...


Anonymous


Beautiful Mittens Christmas 2015


Pets come into our lives to teach us about love, they depart to teach us about loss. A new p...

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How Wisdom Comes by Vivi Steels

Posted on January 20, 2021 at 8:15 AM

How Wisdom Comes

Alone ~

drenched in water jewels,

emerging from stream cleansed

to face sun, Giver of Fire, Giver of Life,

offering praise unspoken

to the Great Spirit breathing through

greenness of green,

blueness of blue,

rockness of rocks,

inspired to listen ~

all in abeyanc...

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Soma by Vivi Steels

Posted on January 4, 2021 at 8:05 AM

Soma


I unfurl vast rolls of black velvet

scattered with silvering stars

shooting across midnight skies.

Soft winds blow music from the spheres

into tired eyes and ears

restoring peace and calm.

Perfume of flowers mist

from clouds of dew,

falling onto quiet earth

while spume of dark rivers

press your hands with softness of foam.

Honey-sweet drips onto your lips

as you...

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Harebells by Vivi Steels

Posted on October 2, 2020 at 6:45 AM

Harebells by Vivi Steels


A report from the Royal Botanical Gardens from Kew has said an estimated 140,000, or 39.4%, of plants are under threat of disappearing. This is up 21% from 2016. There are also currently 723 medicinal plants facing extinction. Harebells, along with other Native species such as Chamomile, Juniper, Pennyroyal and wild asparagus are under threat. Harebells are one of my and my mother's favourite flowers and I pai...

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Teddy, Our Lovely Rescue Cat by Vivi Steels

Posted on July 29, 2020 at 8:45 PM

Teddy, Our Lovely Rescue Cat

Teddy was only with us for just over three months. Teddy was slim, more white than black, with amber eyes. He had very large ears, long legs and a long thin black tail. He was quite vocal with a soft, high-pitched squeak. He had a black patch over one eye. Although Teddy loved our gard...

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Crater Life - WW1 by Vivi Steels

Posted on May 7, 2020 at 9:25 AM

Crater Life WW1


Listen.

Silence.

You know what it’s like when your Mother,

soft as rose petals, stops your aching ears

with warm cotton wool, don’t you?

The world stops talking.


Reverie:

I am lying in Green Ridge Meadow,

grass tickling my head,

staring at cotton wool clouds,

soft as sheep, sauntering by,

time dr...

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Alter Echo (for Gary Moore 4.4.52 - 6.2.11) by Vivi Steels

Posted on April 8, 2020 at 8:05 PM



Alter Echo (for Gary Moore)

 

Deep dark stage -

star-lights pinpoint mastery

of fret set with mother of pearl,

silver strings set with genius

reaching decibels of hard rock blues

played at frenetic pace,

soul in harmony with guitar,

voice in harmony with soul.

 

Face wet, shining livid,

sweat p...

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*Bees, Seas, Birds and Trees' by Vivien Steels @ Vivi*Press

Posted on April 4, 2019 at 12:30 PM



REVIEW FOR NEW POETRY BOOK


*Bees, Seas, Birds and Trees* by Vivien Steels


Review by Patricia Beeton


“I have just rea...

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