Fay Slimm.

Full Spate.



Full Spate


As maturity ages and
the nearer I come to my final
breath the brighter
looks ripening understanding
and fiercer tumbles
wonder full spate on water
bleached to more silver
than I can remember seeing.

Louder each feathered song,

intenser the silence 

before gale lashes sea-scape, 

bluer the sky and longer

the sun takes to capitulate

before moon rises,

more vivid each floral bloom,

sooner seems seasonal

change, hues extra beautiful,

keener my fascination

with variety Nature achieves.

Just being alive is enough if zest
lights my day for when
closer draws endings so greater
the need to peer again
and hear how earth's ready music   
excitingly vibrates 


  • L. B. Mek

    the first deep breath I take after reading one of your nature poems, is some of the sweetest I shall ever taste:
    'more vivid each floral bloom,

    sooner seems seasonal

    change, hues extra beautiful,'

    • Fay Slimm.

      You are more than kind L.B. in your visits to read my efforts and thank you so much - am really pleased too that you enjoyed Full Spate.

    • Neville

      I could read these words over and over ... and no doubt I shall ..

      poetry personified dear lady Fay ... x

      • Fay Slimm.

        Am over the moon to know you will read my few words more than just once dear Nev. and delighted you enjoyed today's thoughts on Full Spate. Thanking you warmly......... Fay

      • orchidee

        Good write Fay.

        • Fay Slimm.

          Thank you dear Orchi.

        • dusk arising

          Oh Fay, what a beauty you have penned here. All in their later years will feel your words and know.

          As a poet you know what that means, for in the heart of a poet is the desire to pass on our emotion to our reader, to give something. You truly have done that in depth here.

          Fav's of course.

          • Fay Slimm.

            Delighted and grateful you listed Full Spate in your faves D.A. - - it was quite a while being half-finished and was relieved to bring it's main theme to an end. Glad you were able to relate to its message my friend.

          • MendedFences27

            It certainly is true," the nearer" we "come" the more intense each day becomes. Just beautiful words Fay. beautiful. - Phil A.

            • Fay Slimm.

              Too true Phil - our days being numbered offer us much should we look at earth's beauty and keep positive - - so very pleased you noted the word "intense" as meaningful the more we mature................ sending you bundles of thanks for your comment.

            • siranswerer

              Fay, others say what I feel when you write, so I won't say anything else, except, I love it.

              • Fay Slimm.

                Really pleased you enjoy my writing and how kind of your to say so my friend - - thanking you most sincerely for your read and comment.

              • ANGELA & BRIAN

                ANGELA HERE - Good Evening Fay - Brian & I love Mountan Streams - But they are at their most exciting in *Full Spate* ! So it is with LIFE & LOVE - The fuller the spate the more intense the Experience !

                Thanks for sharing
                Blessings & Joy & Peace
                Love Angela & Brian & Smokie ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’™๐ŸคŽ

                • Fay Slimm.

                  Yes a fine comparison is a stream to our outlook on life when maturity moves at full spate - - - when time becomes seen as limited days are numbered and if we are wise we feel more intensely earth's gifts of beauty. Sending you thank yous for your continued support of my work.

                • Goldfinch60

                  What a wonderful write Fay. In my maturing years I look upon each day with wonder and always look forward to the next one.


                  • Fay Slimm.

                    Yes that is the right way to be Andy - - anticipation of what tomorrow brings and wonder at nature is such a potent tonic. Thank you for your lovely comment on Full Spate.

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