Fay Slimm.






Diamonds of pure clear.............. dew-misted pearls    

hang in the dank air.

Thick soundless magic............. becalms and unfurls

such hidden peace there.     


Woodland's balm bathes..............with quieting hush 

my anxious mood clean

Fanciful shadows ................ inspire thought enough  

for poets like me.


A child perceives awe............ in growth undisturbed

and so does the scribe

Soothing seeps inward.......  from each leaf and bird 

to teach and re-wire.


Green dapple-light haunts...... transform and renew 

dark minds with healing.  

Amid placid places........................ busyness loses  

to tree-given peace.


It has been good.....................for me to de-stress

in this ancient wood.



  • dusk arising

    I don't know why but reading this i perceived you as a Lark. The bird. And reflecting upon your wonderful descriptions of dawn and early mornings wildlife, a Lark arising.

    Again you bring how at one you are with the wilderness and nature around you. It is always quite refreshing to read your nature poetry for it makes me take time out to place myself within the environs you describe... yes refreshing is absolutely the right word. Big thank you for another few moments of tranquil thought.

    • Fay Slimm.

      Your thoughtful comment makes all the difference and is greatly appreciated D.A. - - as you guessed I revel in the gifts of nature and they truly inspire my poetic attempts to verse tributes as the environs are so full of life. Thank you again for all your support and encouragement dear friend.

    • orchidee

      Yes, a walk in the woods can't be bad for anyone!

      • Fay Slimm.

        Too true Orchi. - - woods have a magic all of their own.

      • Neville

        some things are best left well written and read... this page is a shining example of said tenant ...

        • Fay Slimm.

          How kind of you to say so dear friend. Thank you a million.

        • Goddess of the Mist

          Aaaah, forest bathing! Sounds lovely 😊

          • Fay Slimm.

            Yay - forest bathing - - Now that is a treat I need to try - thank you so much for the visit and comment on my few words about "Undisturbed."

          • Joe Dawson

            There are three forests where I live and each one has a character of its own and yet all are a harbour of peace and tranquillity in their own special way. Blindfolded I can tell in which one I presently walk, there is magic in the trees that you capture with perfection. Inspiring. Joe

          • Goldfinch60

            What a wonderful poem once more Fay, I was there in that ancient wood enjoying the pleasures that abound there.


          • MendedFences27

            A very unique form of expression. A walk in the woods is becomes "magical" itself through your brilliant wording. I loved this one Fay.- Phil A.

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