Ivan Donn Carswell


Ivan Donn Carswell Poems

121. Having Each Of You As Friends 12/10/2014
122. Pocketful Of Dreams 12/30/2009
123. Conscience 11/3/2009
124. Mementos 11/7/2009
125. Too Late 10/24/2009
126. Rules Misread 11/12/2009
127. Laughing Apace 1/3/2010
128. My Enemy My Friend 12/10/2014
129. June Thirteenth 6/12/2009
130. On Your Birthday, Today, 12/3/2014
131. After The Rain 12/10/2014
132. Achieving Holiness 2/23/2012
133. Sense Of Worth 3/25/2010
134. Cabbages And Beans 2/24/2010
135. Changes 1/22/2010
136. Iraison De /I 1/7/2010
137. Blame It On Pollen 1/19/2010
138. Aliana Grace 2/20/2010
139. Catch-Me-Now Cachet 2/7/2010
140. Backbench Democracy 10/21/2009
141. A Smile At No Expense 7/27/2009
142. Ivestment/I 10/25/2009
143. Birthdays 11/1/2009
144. Isuperwhirly/I 11/8/2009
145. Accomplice 12/5/2009
146. To Win A Game 11/29/2014
147. Belonging 10/7/2009
148. Candour 10/3/2009
149. After The Recession 11/25/2009
150. Blonde 11/13/2009
151. ' Ruddy Shame 2/22/2012
152. Being Frank 11/23/2009
153. Angela’s Poem 12/16/2009
154. Australia Day 1/27/2010
155. Bed Of Roses 10/5/2009
156. Bilove Ran Out/I/B 7/30/2009
157. Market In The Rain 3/26/2010
158. Sacred Space 8/29/2011
159. Wither Away 3/30/2010
160. Bigrit/I/B 9/30/2009

Comments about Ivan Donn Carswell

  • Nafisa Rafi (3/2/2016 2:42:00 PM)

    Ummmm, are you the one who commented on each n every poem of mine on
    www.ham-zay.blogspot.ca
    ?
    If yes, then a huge thank you! It's an honour to have my poems read by you! Ur amazing!

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  • David Desantis (7/16/2008 7:32:00 AM)

    Easily one of the finest poets on this site, Ivan has taught me many things about structure, design and flow. I'm always extremely impressed when I read his work, and recommend his poetry as ESENTIAL reading to anyone who appreciates true talent.

  • Emancipation Planz (4/2/2008 2:00:00 PM)

    I have found a new teacher... sure I might wag some days... but be it pet or trouble... when I turn up to class 'I put my hand up....... [careful too many law suits appearing around school discipline] and rediscover....

  • Paul Buttigieg Paul Buttigieg (9/28/2007 12:27:00 AM)

    I have only just discovered Ivan's poetry and I love it.

  • Not a member No 4 (2/3/2007 6:10:00 AM)

    Tara got here first and I have to agree with everything she has to say. This guy is a Poem Hunter stalwart of the first order. Clear thinking and highly intelligent, teasing, funny, provocative, honest, compassionate and passionate where it counts, and a damned fine poet to boot! ! The only problem is that the stuff just pours out of him and it's murder trying to keep up! jim

  • Tara very irritated with PH injustice (2/1/2007 4:28:00 AM)

    An absolute rarity among poets - a gem. Expressive, erudite, emotive (often with a quasi-objective slant) . Ivan should be compulsory reading. Well... he is, for some of us! t x

Best Poem of Ivan Donn Carswell

Breathe Again

keeping a day ahead when
space occupied by those
preceding still reeks of
waste is deemed vagrancy

and planning non-events
because your life depends on
it does not explain why no
demand exists in any case

living in expectancy of a
life-changing phone-call
doesn’t bring order to the
chaos surrounding you, so

unleash suspense, be an
angel freed of tyranny
leave the mess, hide the
phone, breathe again
© 25 January 2010, I. D. Carswell

Read the full of Breathe Again

A Smile At No Expense

dwelling in uncertainty
that vacillates between
despair and hopelessness
swamped in depths of
darkened introspection
edged with silver chalices
dispensing only misery
– oh, is this figure me

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