Fay Slimm






Connecting with sky above and earth 
eyes unfocused, I breathe in to relax
and regard with mindfulness the life 
on at my feet, such smallness neatly
toward some mystical shape-shifting 
directed by inbuilt momentum all its 


Grass blades creak, rustled leaves


Petals sigh as warm winds flutter


Toads click when heat dries their  


Pollen hums as bee-tongue sucks


Worms weep when birds tighten



Butterflies sniff and grasshoppers


Soil heaves with action under my


Busyness rules in every miniscule



I watch as snail-gait slow motion


tiny changes within nature's great


and marvel how littleness feeds my    



  • Poetic Dan

    What a wonderful mindful way to start my day, I will be post one just like this tomorrow and I thank you for starting it today!

    Fay's way
    To happier days

    • Fay Slimm

      I am honoured to be a small part of your inspiration dear Dan - shall look forward to reading your version tomorrow and thanks for the slogan "Fays way to happier days" - may all your days give you good health and happiness........................ x Fay

    • orchidee

      A fine write and pic Fay. Snail-saving time now - damp weather, they come out of hedges, and try to cross the 'motorway' - the pavement! More a bit later in the year though.

      • Fay Slimm

        Thank you sincerely for the read and comment dear Orchi.....

      • dusk arising

        Heady things that we are, it is so easy to ignore the tiny world at our feet.
        Around the patch where i live there are an amazing amount of small black spiders down there. Get down to their level and they are unmissable.
        You took me to a similar place of meditation. So many weeds i should have dealt with.

        • Fay Slimm

          Yes D.A. there is another dimension right under our feet - a tiny world of avid workers. Thanks so much for the lovely comment.

        • Neville

          without the eyes of a poet and all associated skills, such wonders would go unnoticed, or at the very least, unremarked upon and then forgot.......... nice one Fay..... N

          • Michael Edwards

            I would add the eyes of an artist to that - good observation on a super write Neville.

            • Fay Slimm

              Pleased you like the read mon ami - -- the miniature world at our feet is worthy of any poetic tribute......... small means great in Nature's book eh ?

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            • MendedFences27

              It is that "Smallness" that allows the rest of us to exist. Bees are endangered at the moment, and without them we all perish. It's the small things in life that truly matter. In a person's mind it is also mostly the small things that become keepsakes. "Littleness" does indeed "feed" the "soul" as Natures little wonders feed the Earth. A lovely poem, Fay - Phil A.

              • Fay Slimm

                How very true our lives as humans depend on the wonders of bees and the like..........thanks Phil for your thoughtful in-put - - my small tribute to the miniature world at our feet outlines but a few of its wonders.

              • ANGELA & BRIAN

                HI FAY : ANGELA HERE : Its 9am (Wednesday) here annd MAMA & PAPA are flying back today via Los Angeles ! It has been wonderful having them here & everyone has treated them like they were their MAMA & PAPA : We have enjoyed every minute ! Love the picture : Love CABBAGE WHITES : BRIAN uses them to teach His Students about the Life Cycle ! Egg - Caterpillar - Pupa - Butterfly ! Love your Poem it has great Form & Function !
                SIZE :There is a scale of things : from the COSMOS down to the ELECTRON and MAN (H. Sapiens) is in the MIDDLE. God gave us the Capacity to invent Telescopes & Microscopes and see His handiwork in the very large and the very small ! All the living things you focus on Grass - Leaves - petals - Toads - Bees - Worms - Birds - Ants - Snails - Slugs etc and then smaller still to microorganisms ! They all have their PLACE in NATURE in complex Food Chains & Food Webs which keep the BIOSPHERE in equilibrium : AMEN ! The FOOL has said in HIS HEART *There is NO GOD !* Thanks for sharing & caring FAY much food for THOUGHT : AMEN !

                Blessings & Peace & Love
                Your Friend ANGELA 🧡🧡🧡🧡
                Please check TOOTHACHE : Thanks A !

                • Fay Slimm

                  Your comment dear Angela is a fine summary of why we need that small world at our feet - - equilibrium is the right word for a healthy biosphere and lets hope humanity discovers its value. Big hugs for you as your parents must continue their journey having left pleasing memories of their time in New Zealand.,.................. XX Fay

                • Goldfinch60

                  Wonderful write Fay. Those little changes can be so wonderful and so important in life.

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