Fay Slimm.





Contoured, contained and secreted in white,
colour glides imperceptively,
and mutates.
It fluctuates sways and flickers, unseen
until viewed as shades.
Dancing with filtered dyes hue materializes,
clarifies shimmering change,
spices with glamour our monotone sight.

Powered with red, curried in carmine rose
blue rides alongside
beautifully ripening aquamarine, streaks
of gold set yellow's eye
shining with stages of verdigris gleam,
lavender superimposes itself on tangerine,
coppery ginger tinges
indigo blue to plum when azure meets
spectrum of resplendent rainbow.
Translucent stain cuts through pastel's pale
edge to vibrate
light's hidden mystery as shade tints auras
with psychic invasion.
Each lustrous sunset trembles with crystal's
chromatic resonance.
to those who can by perception see change.
Releasing vision to observe alchemy's prime
lightning transformation
dancing in sunrise or changing with bubble's
surprising spectroscope
brings variation to a black-and-white life.




  • orchidee

    A fine write Fay.

    • Fay Slimm.

      Many thanks Orchi.

    • Michael Edwards

      Supreme Fay
      - a rainbowed read.

      • Fay Slimm.

        So pleased the piece lifted you into its healing colours dear Michael - - hope that by reading it you are feeling a bit better again. Warmest of wishes from Fay.

        • Michael Edwards

          Thank you Fay

        • BRIAN & ANGELA

          WOW FAY ! I adore Poems about COLOUR & Rainbows & Sunrises & Sunsets etc ! As you say WHITE LIGHT conceals the whole Spectrum. Shine it through a PRISM (or a raindrop) and it is refracted into Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Indigo Violet and an infinite range of shades. The ones you have shared are very evocative ! Carmine : Aquamarine : Lavender : Ginger & Plum : Awesome ! Ruth is a PHYSICIST (Radiographer) so she explained all the scientific terms you introduced in the second half of your ODE ! Translucent : Vibrations : Chromatic Resonance : Alchemy and Spectroscope etc. Your vocabulary is infinite. Thanks for sharing and being such a prolific WORDSMITH : Love ANGELA & RUTH 🧡🧡🧡🧡

          • Fay Slimm.

            Ah - I am delighted Angela that both yourself and Ruth found the verse so exciting - I admit that the subject of colour with its vibrating changes has always been able to nudge my imagination into poetic highs - - so pleased you enjoyed the read and thank you so much for the encouraging comment.

          • Laura

            My dear Fay,

            Absolutely stunning!
            Your words...
            a kaleidoscope of colors coruscating from the screen! I thoroughly enjoyed your phenomenal poem...including the choice for the background of your “avatar”! It’s perfect for you!

            🌈 Hugs 🤗


            • Fay Slimm.

              Dear Laura ,

              Your comment brought tears to my eyes and is truly appreciated -- - colour brings so much to our lives and I wanted to serve it well with my words. Thank you again for all your support of my work.

              May moments of your today make you blessings of colourful memories.

            • Goldfinch60

              Beautiful colour filled write Fay.

            • onepauly

              very colorful .

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