Ivor Steven: Broken Plates and Rabbit Stew


Have you ever had that weird fantasia sort of dream.

Where you can’t see beyond the silver screen.

Greyness is black and red is green.

Straight lines are wavering slivery beams.

Stitched inside your brain’s sewn-up seams.

Bagged and tagged a pale corpse unseen.

Blueness in blood and plasma in streams.

Like chunky bittersweet rhubarb pie and cream.

Being injected directly into your open arteries.

Hallucinating a mad, mindless vortex of fun and games.

Spiralling outside in moonshine, as bleak bedroom coldness reigns.

Over mountains made of bland home-style rabbit stew.

Slowly eaten with a wooden teaspoon, hundreds of times.

Digested, your tummy gurgles and ejects buckets of spew.

While a hairless dog chases the postie’s bike, a whistle screams.

Dawn awakened to ice-covered broken plates and frozen lakes.

Shattered upon creek-bed rocks and your floor’s underlay.

This nightmare dream begun in April and ended dismayed.



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(Rabbit stew illustration by Poet Rummager)


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23 Comments on Ivor Steven: Broken Plates and Rabbit Stew

  1. Thank you to the SMM team, for publishing my poem in your awesome magazine, and I love the artwork, quite a sickly messed up stew !!

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  2. Reblogged this on Ivor.Plumber/Poet and commented:
    Thank you to the Slasher Monster Magazine team, for publishing my poem in their truly awesome Magazine, and thanks “Team” for the gruesome artwork, quite a sickly looking, messed up stew !!

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  3. One of my favourite Ivor poems, with a fittingly nightmarish illustration to match.

    Liked by 3 people

  4. Buckets of spew! Excellent!! Great job Ivor!!

    Liked by 3 people

  5. This is awesome Ivor😍😀

    Liked by 3 people

  6. More helpings of this crazy stew, please! I absolutely loved your poem, Ivor. My kind of recipe — a dash of fun and a ton of lunacy. ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

  7. “Stitched inside your brain’s sewn-up seams.”

    Great description of my brain. An interesting, fun write. A pleasure to read.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. How could you do that Ivor? ..poetry with a monstrous effect..lol

    And the illustration by Rose is again stunning..

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  9. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    Not really my cup of tea,
    That doesn’t matter to me…
    I’ve a friend
    From the opposite end,
    Of creativity! Live Long and Prosper, Ivor. I’ll be BACK!

    Liked by 2 people

  10. You sure are an open-minded bloke–and I thank you for that! Lots of “-eamer” and “-eemer” here! YOU are a joy to get to know! –Jonathan Caswell

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