Fay Slimm




From the first finger of misty light 
fresh rays from
day's entrance shatter black chains


Breeze stirs dark dregs to a finish 
as streaks of
summer beget break of new dawn


An unsullied azure clearly displays 
mystic zeal 
by brushing up bits of stray grey


Sleep flits away to give day space 
and furthers
my aim to unearth fresh challenge


Caught in night's shawl is no place
to be when 
sun's call entices taste for outing 




  • dusk arising

    Gone! those youthful days of stay in bed and grow.
    Nowadays it's up at the first hint of birds yawning in readiness for that resounding dawn chorus.

    Again you capture the dawn for us with a new angle. Beware of too much 'unsullied azure' this bank holiday though.

    • Fay Slimm

      Your comments are most appreciated D.A, and this is no exception - - - a poem in itself if I may say and lovely to read. Thank you.

    • orchidee

      A fine write Fay.

      • Fay Slimm

        Thank you Orchi - - dawns are worth every tribute poets have ever composed.

      • Neville

        beautiful words and more than..

        • Fay Slimm

          Beautiful comment and more than................... thank you sincerely my friend.

        • kevin browne

          Perfectly written. An amazing peice of thought...

          • Fay Slimm

            Bless you Kevin and thanks ever so for this lovely comment. Dawn deserves all our poetic efforts methinks.

          • ANGELA & BRIAN

            Thanks FAY - ANGELA here (9:30am Saturday !) A beautiful Poem - each Dawn is miracle in itself ! I love the adverbs you have chosen. Imperceptibly - Immaculatetly - Imposingly - Impartially - Immediately ! They perfect;y describe the Sunrise - each day - over the Bay in Auckland and Norfolk too I guess - BEAUTIFUL. It has inspired me to post a Poem on Dawn tomorrow !

            Blessings & Peace & Joy
            Love ANGELA 🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡

            • Fay Slimm

              Thank you Angela - and can but agree that Dawn is an ongoing miracle that we as poets can merely try to describe. Shall look for your tribute tomorrow. - Hugs galore ................ from Fay xxxx

            • Goldfinch60

              May your days be forever wonderful as are your words Fay.

              • Fay Slimm

                Ah - -- many thanks yous for this lovely comment dear Andy.............

              • Suresh

                As we, humans, are the creatures of the light, light is thus our security blanket, and that we seek to pierce our fears away, and very few poems have welcomed dawn as yours.

                • Fay Slimm

                  Am lost for words to thank you enough for this wonderful comment Suresh....... feeling honoured and humbled too.

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