Fay Slimm.







Beneath the dark earth
and out of sight
the pod breathes and stirs
at feel of life.
A blind cocoon yearns
for tight inside
to swell, birth and burst

upward to light.


Secured in moist soil
nature unfolds,
impregnates root-coil
for germ to grow.
     A pregnant seed's oil       
aids it at slow  
pace so not to spoil

blossoming show.


Flora's ultimate glow
starts by mute joy
of ripened seed sown
with ready loins.

Let us keep the flow

of fertile soil. 

  • Author: Fay Slimm. (Offline Offline)
  • Published: June 25th, 2019 03:16
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  • dusk arising

    Oh that you were my Biology teacher all those years ago! Maybe i would have become a great composer "the symphony of the seedling" being my masterpiece and upon interview i would tell "I owe it all to the inspiration of Ms Fay whose poetic love of the natural world shone the light of creation into our young souls".
    Sadly it wasn't to be. But your poetic love of the natural world shines regularly upon us.

    • Fay Slimm.

      Ha ha D.A. - - - - I would have made a poor teacher of facts - - with imagination like mine I think nature deserves better explanation to classes of youngsters - but oh I do thank you for your treasured encouragement and tender compliment - so pleased you enjoyed the peek into seed-world ................. Fay

    • Neville

      the soil holds many secrets and sow she must to coin a phrase

      the miracle of fertility being but one of them.. and where would we be without it...... A joy to read Fay.... Neville

      • Fay Slimm.

        Yes mon ami - - without fertile soil no seed would yield - thank you very muchly Nev. for your input to the tribute I hoped would be seen in my lines on germination and glad you felt joy in the read...................... x Fay

        • Neville

          I did indeed Fay x

        • orchidee

          A fine write Fay. In some woods they clear branches, grass, etc, but we can still trip over roots. Can't dig them up. Trees will fall down! Though some of them look as if they may fall anyway.

          • Fay Slimm.

            Yes nature is bounteous with its trees which have seed to spread on forest floors etc. - am pleased you enjoyed the read about germination dear Orchi.

          • Suresh

            Like seasons in nature are seasons in life.
            Your poetic words show how slow and steady achieves strong growth

            • Fay Slimm.

              Glad you saw the comparison in the verse dear Suresh - thanks so much for your comment on life's need to slow growth.

            • moordykspot2

              Good Eveniny Young Fay Your poetry as strong as ever full of description which stirs the emotions. It it such a treat to be allowed to share such wonderful verse. Thank you

              • Fay Slimm.

                Good evening to you my friend - - your support of my work is much appreciated and thank you so much for your visit to read about seed fertility and its need for protection in our changing world.

              • Goldfinch60

                Like all things life must grow and seek the light, the light will show us the way into our future.

                • Fay Slimm.

                  How true dear Andy that all things in life need light and freedom to grow in order to enjoy a future. Good points and thank you for making them.

                • Andrew Charles Forrest

                  Oh that flush of discovery Fay, Beautifully captured

                  • Fay Slimm.

                    Yes the thrill of seeing what comes from small seeds Andrew - - I am so pleased you enjoyed the read.

                  • ANGELA & BRIAN

                    GOOD MORNING FAY : ANGELA here again ! Its 8:15 pm (WED) I had an evening CLINIC so I now have time for MPS ! BRIAN thinks Im getting BROODY so he*s started calling me HEN ! He claims its a Scots term for endearment ! BRIAN runs an Allotment & A Horticultur class so he*s always on about Sun : Seeds & Sustenance ! In Verse 3. there is an allusion to Human Fertility which is what excited me ! Brian thought (again !) I should comment ! Neither Brian (35) nor I (31) have had a BABY (yet !) but we do want one asap like Harry & Meghan who are in our age group ! We are Ready ~ Willing & Medically Able after we are married ! Even in the 21st C we have to set an example because of our Jobs and because we work with Teens in the Church ~ AMEN BRIAN will supply the SEED : I will supply the EGG and my WOMB (lovely word !) will be the fertile source for
                    procreation ! Your POEM perfectly describes seed germination & growth ! It is a perfect metaphor for the MIRACLE of Human Fertilisation & Embryonic Dvelopment. We anticipate that for US 2021 will be a Year of Great Expectations : AMEN !

                    Thanks for sharing & caring
                    Blessings & Peace & Joy & Love
                    Yours as always : ANGELA XOXOX

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