Time's Needle.

Fay Slimm.




Time's Needle.


Stretching and shouldering night away a sun crouches
to birth black's ousting
by one more empty circle of dark's hollowed pouches
then outs in sparkling showers.


Spangled with myriad star-labour unfolding membranes,
like numberless leaves
dreamers listen to soft serenades as the universe favours
lullaby-sighs of deep breathing.


Silvered surface shivers with night-eyes as glittery dust
follows with dart-swift
flight each soul's winged journey while murmuring deep
mysteries to those sleeping still.


Glimmers on sightless horizon reveal light's celebration
while untrodden dew
newly writhing in close-capped life waits inertia's frame
stirring to shake before rising.


Piercing the brain time's needle regathers worn threads
and remembers that more
sown seed means now-grown grain needs re-collection
in daylight's mind-aware storage.


Open-eyed, naught is over as hinging on less or more,
sun, with slumber done,
now hurries to open the thin partition between yawns
of torpidity and more hours won.


  • Author: Fay Slimm. (Offline Offline)
  • Published: October 4th, 2019 00:41
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  • Goldfinch60

    One again a wondrous write Fay.

    • Fay Slimm.

      Thank you Andy - - - time certainly governs much in nature - - am so pleased you enjoyed the read

    • dusk arising

      Ah, Fay and the dawning, harmony.

      Yes indeed the dawning for the ageing mind is a reminder that the more seed sewn today, the richer the harvest be for those years ahead.....

      Alll i need now is the vigour to go out there a sewing!

      Do the young sparrows crowd to tap your windows in the morning begging "tell us more stories of days dawnings please Oh Fay of the Rising Day"

      • Alan .S. Jeeves

        Nicely put Fay ~ an endearing first read of the day for me.

        Ex animo, Alan

        • dusk arising

          Oi! Alan, please (nice please) comment in the right box or these comments etc get muddled up and can become confusing.

          • Alan .S. Jeeves

            Sorry dusk, got my wires crossed.

            Kind regards, Alan

            • Fay Slimm.

              Birds certainly do awake me early dear dusk - not sparrows so much but cheeky robins - - your comments always give me a smile my friend.

              • Fay Slimm.

                Alan am so grateful for your kind comment and am sure you will look for right boxes the next time now dusk made his note...... thank you both though for dropping by to read Time's Needle .................... Fay

              • FredPeyer

                You are the "dawn master" Fay!

                • Fay Slimm.

                  Well that is an honour to be deemed a master Fred.......... thank you most kindly................... Fay

                • Michael Edwards

                  Another beauty Fay.

                  • Fay Slimm.

                    Delighted you think so dear Michael and thank you .

                  • orchidee

                    A fine write Fay. I never knew some much happened with time - well, I do now, reading this!

                    • Fay Slimm.

                      Yes time has much to teach us all Orchi - thank you for this kind comment my friend.

                    • Neville

                      Outstanding is perhaps the most apt word I can currently find to apply meaningfully to your page dear Fay....

                      • Fay Slimm.

                        Am feeling doubly honoured by that grand word dear Nev - and outstandingly so........ thanking you masses. my friend.

                      • Andrew Charles Forrest

                        This comment box needs an applause button I had to read this several time ,s Fay it almost re-invents itself every time... A bit like the Dawn
                        Very loud clapping going on here THANK YOU

                        • Fay Slimm.

                          Ah - - am smiling lots here Andrew as my ears catch that loud clapping coming from your quarters - you honour me with this lovely comment and thank you so much....................... Fay

                        • Alta H Mabin

                          An absolute delightful gem of a write. Thank you, Fay.

                          • Fay Slimm.

                            Thank you too for stopping by Alta and reading Time's Needle -- am delighted you enjoyed its poetic expression of time.

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