Fay Slimm.






With tide at its highest the estuary
each filling inlet a labyrinth of

The union of beauty and abstracted
lures incoming bevies of feathered


Scanty fresh cloud, blue morning
now broken
forks lightening east with patches
of motion.

Sea-wind unfurls and with a first
wingbeats fast up-flee in palpable

Exciting as shore-line glitters with
an early start visit has proved truly

Diamanté memories could lift each
dull day
if in my awed eye sun-rising glory
would stay.



  • AwHec8

    Wow I could picture in my mind the scene from your words. Love the picture that is shown of your inspiration, too.

    • Fay Slimm.

      Thanks for your visit and so pleased you enjoyed the read.

    • The Uneducated O.A.P

      Lovely Fay, I close my eyes and I'm there, but where? Bill

      • Fay Slimm.

        Ah - - the place is Hayle estuary in west Cornwall near where I live Bill and a wonderful place to be at any time of the day - - - thanks for being there with my words of tribute.

        • The Uneducated O.A.P

          I looked at the photo and something told me we've been there, and we have, a couple of times many years ago for long weekends in our motorcaravan, you're very lucky to live near such a beautiful area,, keep safe, Bill

        • MendedFences27

          So beautiful Fay. Your words are more powerful than the photo. Reading it I was there, seeing it not so much. It's rare to outdo a photo Nature and wildlife always an inspiration. Loved this one. - Phil A.

          • Fay Slimm.

            Yes Phil - the Hayle estuary in west Cornwall is my favourite walk and it teems with bird life - - great that you were there with your mind's eye as slow tide seeps in. Birds in their score find rich pickings in the sea-washed shallows.

          • ANGELA & BRIAN

            Hi FAY - We love the PICTURE & the POEM ! We love the Cornish Coast which is much more rough & rocky and therefore more interesting & exciting than the Essex Coast which is smoother. When the tide comes in the scene changes every minute - especially at DAWN ! Each of your verses paInts a beautIful Cornishscape - We can see it - smell it - taste it - hear it all our senses are stirred this morning - EACH Morning - This is CORNWALL !

            Blessings & Peace & Joy
            Love ANGELA & BRIAN 💛💛💛
            Please check *THE PATH NOT TAKEN* Thanks A & B !

            • Fay Slimm.

              You describe the draw that Cornwall has on most visitors dear Duo - returning again to its rocky coastline and finding more coves to explore is the attraction in our peninsular and for poets like me its wildness gives unending inspiration. The estuary at Hayle is shown in the picture and is one of my favourite walks - - so pleased you enjoyed the read.

            • Goldfinch60

              Wonderful words Fay, you took me there.


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