Fay Slimm.

A Given Day.



A Given Day.


A well-loved Cornish lady would often say
when looking at winter's mackerel  sky
and pointing to sunrise - "A given day
this be an' oh what a gift for we to try
workin' out why this morn appears not
a usual winter-clad day an' be we glad
me dear young lassie that Heaven forgot
to settle our minds today on anything sad ?"

Gentle old Rosie spoke quietly, muttering
long-held truths with eyes bred to smile 
           with belief that Heaven sent gifts of love          
                     in mild winter weather hidden for finding.                    
          She would bend to touch first shy blooms            
and stroking slowly state that God's sun
"be blessin' the faces o' these early jewels 
this given today so look before they be gone."

Wisdom's words dear Rosie left me still stay   
as reminders to appreciate each" given day"  


  • orchidee

    Good write Fay.

    • Fay Slimm.

      Pleased you enjoyed the read about Rosie who lived nearby and doused me with such sound advice.

    • Neville

      Perfectly poemed our Fay...

      Yes good old Daphne DM....and her Kernow mackerel sky... Oh and happy birthday too x

      • Fay Slimm.

        Yes the skies of our Kernow are really striated like mackerel at times - - the write was poemed with tongue in cheek though as couldn't get rhymes in right places..... thanking you too Nev for the buffdy wishes. x

        • Neville

          You are indeed truly welcome Fay...

        • dusk arising

          Your old friend sounds a real treasure. Your words today brought some of her character to me and I warmed to her straight away.

          • Fay Slimm.

            Yes she was a proper Cornish lady and what she said often made sense - glad you enjoyed the read my friend.

          • Nemo

            A Fine write 🌹
            Enjoyed reading it

            • Fay Slimm.

              Much appreciated your visit and comment dear Nemo.

            • Maxine Smith

              What a stunning piece Fay.

              • Fay Slimm.

                Thanks Maxine - those wise old folk seem to have left loads of wisdom behind to those who listened.

              • Alan .S. Jeeves

                Thank you for giving us the day...Fay.
                An endearing write, the cream of Cornwall.

                Ex animo, Alan

                • Fay Slimm.

                  Yes Rosie was cream of the Cornish crop for me. They were so right the folk who had lived long and happy in folklore and passed it on to those who asked........... thanks for the comment dear Alan -

                • Goldfinch60

                  May those 'given days' be forever with you (and us) Fay.


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