Fay Slimm.






season of burgeoning juice, lusty-tongued weeks
fermenting with beauty and ready your fat ripe fountain
of sun-seared tawny crops drop tall harvest
heads of ears encrusted with fruit.

spreader of russet through emerald lushness yet
positioned to walk not run sews knots in dash, dawdles
as dawn, webbed in gilt gossamer, stops swell  
of hedge-berries by viscous dew.

autumnal minnion paints mellow between blaze
of finished heat, sheds quiet on growth's gaudy face and      
laced with change dampens summer's great
need for chasing high-racing rules.

begins to bulge, bellies as eighth-month becomes
nine, nudges toward deflation of plenty, sheds longer
nights over sated abundance and brings
an end to frenetic maturing.

as bounty's rich voice allows autumn's contralto
time to rehearse it waits in reaped wings, stored seed
and dried wealth to pay somnolent dividends
before winter's cold-solo re-tunes.


  • Author: Fay Slimm. (Offline Offline)
  • Published: September 3rd, 2020 02:47
  • Comment from author about the poem: As my favoured month of the year September deserves a poetic tribute from me. - -- Hope you enjoy.
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  • User favorite of this poem: ANGELA & BRIAN.


  • Poetic Dan

    Oooo, I really enjoyed that as I try to reconnect with my birth star... Thank you for helping with the vibration to be felt from Mars...

    • Fay Slimm.

      Thanking you kindly for your visit and comment dear Dan - - good too that you saw in the read a help to reconnect with your own birth star.........

    • jarcher54

      I appreciate how you so often approach a subject or place or event objectively, without a word about yourself, yet every bit of your work is so inherently personal. You seldom use the word "I" but the vision is so you.

      • Fay Slimm.

        A much appreciated comment on Abundance my friend - - - - I have long believed that the "I" ought to retreat when writing about Nature's unsurpassable glory.

      • Neville

        .. such is September my lady and superbly struck ... now captured to savour any time of year ..... and truly...

        • Fay Slimm.

          You grace my writing with your understanding dear Nev and thank you this day for doing just that after reading Abundance..................x Fay

        • orchidee

          Godo write Fay. I never knew there was so much in September, but I know now. How do they fit all that in 30 days?!

          • Fay Slimm.

            I have not a clue dear Orchi but thank you so much for your visit and comment on Abundance.

            • orchidee

              Oohh they should have 31 days for September then. Would give it one extra day!

            • MendedFences27

              Living here, this is the beginning of what most here call the best time of the year. Everything becomes pumpkin-spiced, candied apple, butter and sugar corned. County fairs spring up. The foliage sets the country side ablaze in beauty....but then this year there's Covid 19...blah. Thanks for reminding me of the greatness of September. - Phil A.

              • Fay Slimm.

                Good to hear that September holds a special place for you there my friend. So pleased you liked the read of Abundance.

              • dusk arising

                And so to browse the brambles for fine plump dark berry fruit ignoring the prick and scratch of defence barbs, which will punish for days yet, for the minds eye is set upon the bounty of times afore. Mothers blackberry and apple pies. The glory of summers end served with a hot sweet custard.
                And sun loitering low in the sky as the land is laboured to harvest in fields of gold and cider tickles throat.
                Sweet accompanyment of blackbird seranade as hungry eyes prepare to feast upon the now revealed haunt of insect supper suddenly disturbed by dash of rabit and crazed dog barkings.

                You brought the season to me as once again i fell into your words and found myself planted. Oh for those younger days in september's fields.

                • Fay Slimm.

                  Your comment fills me with pride that the read inspired you to write what was a poem in itself on the memories of Septembers gone by. Loved every line and thank you so much for sharing those happenings with us dear friend.

                • Michael Edwards

                  A super write that does such justice to a great month - thank you Fay.

                  • Fay Slimm.

                    Yes a great month indeed Michael - - autumnal September has much to offer and I wanted to write a tribute to do it justice - - so pleased you enjoyed the piece.

                  • Goldfinch60

                    Your words take me into that wonderful time where Autumn brings such beauty to us all.


                    • Fay Slimm.

                      I am really pleased that my words take you there to that wonderful time dear Andy - thank you too for saying so in this lovely comment.

                    • ANGELA & BRIAN

                      BRIAN HERE ~ Good Friday Fay ~ Thanks for showcasing SEPTEMBER ~ My Fave Month too & my Birthday Month. Thanks a fine tribute - You inspired my Poem today *SEPTEMBER LOVES* !
                      Love the structure of Your Eulogy !
                      V 1. BEAUTY is the word that jumped out
                      V 2. *Russet through emerald lushness* !
                      V 3. *Laced with change*
                      V 4. The period of GESTATION is almost OVER !
                      V 5. Summers SAPRANO is transposed to Autumns CONTRALTO

                      My fave S EPTEMBER POEM ~ EV ER !
                      Blessings & Love & Peace & Joy
                      Brian & Angela & Smokey 💛💛💛💛💛

                      • Fay Slimm.

                        Delighted that my few words on this glorious month inspired you to post another view of its bounty dear Brian - am on my way now to peruse your offering.............. thanks ever so for faving the poem.

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