Fay Slimm.






Like a painting the still lake
with its quiet surface reigns
over disillusion, it redefines
reality by an unruffled smile 
at my troubles with a depth
of compassion as it reflects
many clues to restore mood
for quiesence a pool renews.


A tranquil pool stirs no scum
from storm's fiercer currents
so maintains subterrane calm
by placidly sinking that harm
      which crudely aims to negate      
      liquid beauty of stable nature.     


I find guidance by absorbing 

silence from a body of water.




  • peto

    Soaked this up like a sponge
    Super writing

    • Fay Slimm.

      My gratitude for your visit and comment dear peto .

    • Accidental Poet

      Beautiful write Fay. A calm water's surface can be very magnetic to the attention span. Observing the reflections is hypnotic sometimes.

      • Fay Slimm.

        You got it nailed A.P. - there is nothing like the allure of a lake or pool.

      • dusk arising

        eeeh bah gum lass, if thee 'avvent 'it nail smack on't 'ed wi thissun.

        Still waters run deep innit as our aunt Mabel insisted when she drowned uncle Jack's parrot. E were a reet noisey beggar see and babble away like a ragin torrent.

        Nah lass, gimmie the quiet of a glazed lake and a pork pie any day.

        • Fay Slimm.

          Ha ha ha - - you ol' northern rascal wid all that accent to boot....... am still chucklin' at sitting by a lake nice an' quiet while eatin' a gurt big pork pie....... bless ya for making my smile while a gale here is blowin' wild ' ........

        • orchidee

          I saw a small horse drinking on the opposite side of a river. Not a steep bank, and it soon safely galloped back to the others in the Riding Stables field. But unusual to see.

          • Fay Slimm.

            Thanks dear Orchi for sharing your view of a horse enjoying water - - animals must know when its fresh there is nothing quite like a drink from a stream,

          • ANGELA & BRIAN

            GOOD AFTERNOON FAY - Angela here ! Brian is letting me make the comments today. Love the visual I didn't know you*d seen my new Pale Blue Ball Gown for *When the lights go on again !* Love the shape and message of the Poem. I love LAKES (little & large !) - they always have hidden depths & awesome reflections. lakes do *refine reality* and enable us to absorb calm ! Thanks for *Leading us beside still waters & restoring our Souls - AMEN !*

            Blessings & Love & Peace & Joy
            Angela & Brian & Smokey XXX

            • Fay Slimm.

              Your comment shows that you too have felt the power of water to affect our senses..... thanks for your visit and read of Absorbing dear Angela.

            • Michael Edwards

              And I'm absorbed - the kind of work which resonates with me.

              • Fay Slimm.

                Many thanks Michael - - - glad you could relate to the thoughts on water's great value.

              • Neville

                Yesterday was a long day for me.. and although I visited this page several times, I struggled to find the words I wanted to express...

                today, having not had the most refreshing of sleeps and waking with a bass drum pounding somewhere in my head.. I just wanna say that despite all that, these words are indeed absorbing and have helped take my mind off of the banging... am back off to bed now... cheers x

                • Fay Slimm.

                  Your effort makes this comment even more special mon ami...... do hope by the time you read my few words of reply that the drum has played itself out and that your weekend is quietly under way Nev. Sending you wishes on wings of warm comfort for a better today........... x

                • Goldfinch60

                  The silence of water can be so mesmerising and can take you to another place of peace, as do your words Fay.


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